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Football: By The Numbers for Week One

Lots of impressive statistics peppered the results of the first full weekend of high school football action with some teams and players piling up the points from the first kickoff. They provided plenty of notable numbers for the first By The Numbers list of the regular season.

Old Mill scored more points in its season opener than some teams allowed during the entire regular season a year ago. A couple of quarterbacks appear well on their way to 1,000-yard passing seasons. One team had three different players throw touchdown passes.

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There's also been a turnover in the area's longest active winning streak, with Archbishop Curley claiming the lead after Franklin's 13-game run ended in Friday's loss at McDonogh.

Some other statistics that stood out from Week One:

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2

Road games involving Carroll County teams called at halftime or before due to thunderstorms, but whose results will stand – South Carroll 40-2 over North Hagerstown and Middletown 31-0 over North Carroll

2

Overtimes needed for Douglass to beat Woodlawn, 22-20

3

North Harford players who threw touchdown passes in 41-28 win over Hereford -- Jeff Mergler, Ethan Johnson and JT Kidd.

4

Of Winter's Mill's seven sacks by lineman Carl Igweh in a 21-9 win over Patterson Mill

5

Sacks by Digital Harbor defensive end Julian Jones, who also had nine tackles and six for a loss, in a 17-14 overtime loss at Towson

5

Sacks by Mount St. Joseph – three by BJ Morgan – in a 35-21 win over Bullis

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6

Straight years Franklin has opened its season with a loss, but the Indians have gone on to the state final three times and won the past two Class 3A championships

7

Total touchdowns scored by Dundalk quarterback Darrius Sample, who ran for 230 yards and passed for 180 in a 45-6 win over Kenwood

11

Consecutive wins by Archbishop Curley, the area's longest active streak

15

Straight wins over Howard County opponents for Howard with the 14-6 win over Reservoir

20.4

Yard average per carry by Annapolis' Montes Davis, who ran for 143 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-12 win over Meade

35

Years between McDonogh-Franklin games with the Eagles winning all three known meetings – 1979, 1980 and Friday's 35-21 decision

44

Seconds left when South River's Brooks Watson ran one yard for a touchdown to stun defending Anne Arundel County champion Broadneck, 20-17

63

Points scored by Old Mill in a shutout win over Severna Park, the most of any high school team in Maryland during Week One

70

Point swing for Annapolis against Meade, winning this year's game by 30 points after falling 46-6 last season

91

Yard touchdown run by Edmondson's Bilal Omar in the 42-6 loss to Archbishop Curley

195

Yards rushing by McDonogh's Mylique McGriff on 37 carries with two touchdowns in a 35-21 win over Franklin

243

Yards rushing by St. Mary's Patrick Hines, who scored four touchdowns in a 46-12 win over Dunbar (D.C.)

278

Of Eastern Tech's 317 yards of offense gained on the ground in a 49-6 win over Owings Mills

297

Yards passing by Mount St. Joseph quarterback Bryan Costabile, with three passing touchdowns and one rushing, in the win over Bullis

786

Yards gained by John Carroll quarterback Kurt Rawlings in the past two games – 629 of them passing, including 329 in Friday's 28-21 win over Calvert Hall

2003

The last time Wilde Lake defeated River Hill in a regular-season game before Friday night's 33-13 win. The Wildecats beat River Hill in the 2010 regional final on their way to the state championship.

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