Here’s a roundup of high school varsity action from Friday, Sept. 30.
Century 21, Francis Scott Key 14: Ray Poulton threw two touchdowns to Carter Dinacola, including a 72-yard strike as the Knights picked up their first win of the season. Casey Clarke also scored a 21-yard touchdown for Century. Dinacola intercepted two passes and Clarke also had an interception.
Westminster 21, Manchester Valley 7: The Owls got two touchdowns from Mason Fisher as they improve to 4-1 and pick up their first county win of the season. Kyrece Walker threw one touchdown to Fisher and ran one in as well.
Arundel 38, Elkton 7: A safety kicked off a prosperous day for the Wildcats (4-1, 2-0 county). Ahmad Taylor collected three touchdowns, running 23 times for 124 yards. Quarterback Gavin Kamachi tossed 14-for-31 with 260 yards and two touchdowns.
Green Street Academy 22, Southern 13: The Bulldogs (2-3) claimed an early lead but ultimately couldn’t hold it down in the end. Quarterback Ace Heinrichs ran in the two touchdowns for Southern, for 17 yards and 2 yards, respectively.
Severn 41, St. John’s Catholic Prep 6: Quarterback Jacob Todd hauled in four rushing touchdowns for the Admirals (4-1). Nick Sotiropoulos, the county’s leading rusher heading into Friday night, brought home the other two.
Chesapeake 26, Perry Hall 6: After falling behind to what would be the Gators’ only score, Larry Hurst got the Cougars (4-1) rolling with a 30-yard field goal and would go on to kick extra points for each subsequent touchdown, including his own. Hurst took in a 33-yard score, just after quarterback Aaron Rhodes connected with Rushaun Tongue for a 13-yard touchdown pass. Logan Clark brought in the second-longest touchdown of the night, 48 yards, before Tongue swiped an interception in the end zone and hauled it back for 103 yards and a score.
Broadneck 49, North County 26: Running back Ian Mauldin brought home four touchdowns for the Bruins (4-1), including one for 67 yards, another for 90 and another for 39. Quarterback Cam Catterton rushed in one of his own while also hitting Machi Evans in the end zone for 73 yards and Joe Smargissi in the same spot for 19. Catterton passed 9-for-14 and 174 yards while Mauldin rushed 16 times for 174 yards. For North County, Darius Burley tossed 14-for-32 with 187 yards and a touchdown.
Severna Park 31, Annapolis 7: LJ Cooper spearheaded the running effort, rushing 24 times for 149 yards with two touchdowns for the Falcons (3-2). Ruben DeNeal-Eldrige also picked up two touchdowns, further cementing Severna Park’s lead over the Panthers. Ian Brown recovered a fumble at his own 8-yard line to score the lone touchdown for Annapolis (1-4).
Archbishop Spalding 29, Pallotti 6: Gavin Scruggs was the star for the Cavaliers (5-1) on Friday with two rushing touchdowns. Hakim Simms also ran in a score, while quarterback Malik Washington hit receiver Max Moss for another. The Cavaliers also picked up a safety. Spalding coach Kyle Schmitt picked up his 100th career win and was presented with a surprise banner from his community.
Crofton 24, Northeast 14: The Cardinals (4-1) broke a tie with the Eagles thanks to a 25-yard field goal by Sam Dominguez and was cemented by Javon Gary, who carried in a 14-yard touchdown. Ian Lenkart opened the scoring for Crofton by hitting Sam Ross for a 27-yard score before Abraham Sani rushed 30 yards for his touchdown.
Atholton 35, Hammond 0: Dillan Watkins scored a pair of touchdowns, one on the ground from 9 yards out, the other on a 50-yard reception. Miles Scott also tallied three total touchdowns, one rushing and two passing. Ian Morton scored the game’s first touchdown with a 56-yard reception and Deacon Watkins also had a rushing touchdown.
McDonogh 21, Loyola Blakefield 10: The visiting Eagles (4-2, 2-0 MIAA A Conference) outscored the Dons (1-4, 0-2) 14-7 in the second half.
Mount St. Joseph 35, Gilman 14: The visiting Gaels (4-2, 2-0 MIAA A Conference) took a 28-0 lead at the half and beat the Greyhounds (4-3, 0-2).
John Carroll 1, Maryvale Prep 1: Annie Bennett scored for John Carroll, while Maggie Beach scored for Maryvale. Each goalkeeper, John Carroll’s Josie Bianco and Maryvale’s Hannah Brooks made four saves.
Annapolis Area Christian School 4, Catholic 1: AACS scored twice in the first quarter. Junior Adrianna Alston had two goals. Freshman Sydney Ahmed also tallied a goal and Junior CJ Summa had the final goal on the day.
Liberty 2, North Harford 0: The Lions edged out the Hawks behind goals from Kyra Morinelli and Ava Walczak. Morinelli also had an assist, as did Riley Mattheisen. Gwen Yeager made eight saves in the cage. Abbey Saltzer scored for the Hawks.
Westminster 2, Good Counsel 0: Miranda Moshang handed out assists to Caroline Beakes and Jess Kent in the Owls’ win. Andra Hull made 12 saves to earn the shutout.
Mount de Sales 1, Severna Park 0: Kate Whipp scored off a Bella Reyes assist with less than two minutes left in the second quarter for the game’s only goal.
Hammond 2, Long Reach 1: Dylan Murphy and Charlotte Lamp scored the Golden Bears’ goals as Hannah Haber assisted both. Lily DeBlasio made 10 saves for Hammond.
John Carroll 6, Boys’ Latin 0: The visiting Patriots (9-1-2, 8-1-2 Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference) recorded their third-straight shutout. John Carroll beat Gilman, 3-0, on Sept. 23 and St. Paul’s 4-0 on Wednesday. The Lakers fell to 2-10-1, 1-9-1.
South Carroll 2, Winters Mill 1: The Falcons scored first four minutes into the game, Reed Postlethwait scored on an Andrew Owens assist, but the Cavaliers answered with two second-half goals including the game-winner from Cannon Hunter with 3:30 to play. Matt Davis also scored for South Carroll and Ben Soloman assisted on both goals.
Maryvale Prep 3, Severn 1: Maryvale got two goals from Nora McCann and one from McKenzie Sheeler as they pulled away in the second half after a slim 1-0 lead at halftime. Ryan Kinkead and Reagan Keuhn each had assists.
Western Tech 6, Owings Mills 0: Efua Awioa had a hat trick and Rebekah Harmer scored twice to lead the Wolverines past the Eagles. Efua Awioa also hit the back of the net for the Wolverines. Western Tech outshot Owings Mills, 24-2.
Howard 3, McDonogh 0: The Lions got nine kills each from Kelenna Onukwugha and Natalie Wheeler in a 28-26, 25-17, 25-20 sweep. Wheeler also had four aces and eight assists. Allison Su had 18 assists.
Bel Air 3, Perryville 1: The Bobcats won 25-12, 21-25, 25-19, 25-8. Emily Burchett had 17 digs for Perryville. Riley Jackson had 13 digs to go with five kills and two aces.
C. Milton Wright 3, Patterson Mill 1: The Mustangs won a hard-fought match 23-25, 25-18, 25-21, 27-25. Ana Mioduski led the Mustangs with 11 kills. Olivia Kobb had nine kills to go with five aces. Jenna Ritz tossed up 16 assists.
Fallston 3, Rising Sun 0: The Cougars won 25-16, 25-13, 25-19. Kyra Douglass led with 11 kills. Ellery Thompson backed her with nine kills and eight aces. Grace Pfaff led the defense with 11 digs to go with three aces.
Aberdeen 3, Havre De Grace 0: Aberdeen won 25-14, 25-16, 25-21. Jocelyn Kruger led with eight kills. Savanna Murdock had four kills and six aces. Elyssa Xavier served three aces. Citlali Arzabala and Jasmin Adams each had four kills.
Mt. Hebron 3, Atholton 0: The Vikings earned the 25-19, 25-11, 28-26 victory. Emerson Rose ignited the offense with 16 assists, as Ava Bradley finished 13 kills and a pair of aces. Jillian Shoultz also chipped in five kills and four aces. Caroline Zheng and Juliana Guzman lined nine and eight kills, respectively.
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