Football roundup: Abey and Spalding upset Mt. St. Joe

After losing big to top-ranked Gilman last week, Archbishop Spalding had something to prove. And the Cavaliers did. Zach Abey rushed for one touchdown and threw for another to lead host Spalding (4-3) to a 29-11 upset victory over No. 9 Mount St. Joseph on Friday.

"We needed to prove to ourselves that we belong" in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference, coach Brian Propst said. "The team came together in the second quarter. And in the second half, we controlled the ball and the clock."

Spalding lost to the Greyhounds, 49-2, on Oct. 5.

Abey scored on a 15-yard touchdown run for a 7-0 lead, and after the defense got its first of three picks off Mount St. Joseph quarterback Bryan Jangro to set up a 29-yard touchdown pass from Abey to James Dickie.

The Gaels (3-4) got on the board in the second quarter with a 25-yard field goal by James Nelson.

In the second half, Spalding scored a touchdown per quarter, closing out its scoring with a 75-yard touchdown run by Avery Simmons for a 29-3 lead.

No. 1 Gilman 47, Loyola 7: The host Greyhounds (5-2) won their fourth straight game by 30 points or more and held their opponent to seven or fewer points for the third straight time. The Dons fell to 4-4.

No. 3 River Hill 62, Marriotts Ridge 0: Justin Arn had touchdown runs of 6 and 5 yards, and Evan Griffin scored twice on runs of 10 and 25 yards to lead the undefeated Hawks (7-0) in a rout over the Mustangs in Howard County action.

No. 5 Westminster 41, Winters Mill 7: The visiting Owls (6-0) led 34-0 at the half and beat the Falcons. Deryk Kern went 18-for-32 for 338 yards and six touchdown. Favorite target Darius Clifton had five receptions for 71 yards and two touchdowns. Kern now has 39 touchdowns for the season, breaking the record of 38 set by former Owl Kevin Clancy in 2005. Clancy set his record in 14 games while Kern has surpassed the mark in just seven

No. 6 Old Mill 42, Annapolis 7: The host Panthers (0-7) tied the game at 7 in the second quarter before the Patriots (6-1) scored twice to take a 21-7 lead at the half. Annapolis fumbled 10 times and turned the ball over on downs seven times.

No. 15 South River 63, Glen Burnie 8: Connor Cox went 22-for-25 for 322 yards and threw six touchdown passes to power the host Seahawks (5-2) past the Gophers (2-5).

Eric Young made seven catches for 112 yards and three touchdowns and James Smith had four catches for 102 yards and three touchdowns.

South River's Lavon Chaney had 15 carries for 155 yards and two touchdowns and added a 71-yard punt return for another touchdown.

Patterson Mill 26, Edgewood 20: Luke DePasquale rushed 78 yards with 1:14 left to score the winning touchdown for the host Huskies.

DePasquale went 6-for-14 for 105 yards and two touchdown passes and had rushed 20 times for 144 yards and two touchdowns.

City 42, Digital Harbor 6: Tayshawn Mayo had five touchdowns, four rushing and a fumble strip/recovery, as the Knights (4-3) beat the visiting Rams in Baltimore City Division I action.

Deion Petty had two interceptions for the second game in a row, returning one 55 yards for a score.

Reginald Lewis 46, Maritime Industries 6: Tayvon Queen was 4-for-6 passing for 116 yards and three touchdowns as the Falcons trounced the Anchors in Baltimore City Division II action.

Donnie Neal had 116 yards on eight carries and his streak of consecutive 100-yard rushing games stands at 16.

Aberdeen 38, Bel Air 14: Eric Briggs threw touchdown passes of 30, 15 and 25 yards to Maurice Harris, Nate McKinney and Trashon Turner respectively, as the host Eagles beat the Bobcats in a Harford County league game.

Donte Warfield carried 10 times for 150 yards.

Fallston 56, Lansdowne 0: Marc Badger rushed for 100 yards and two touchdowns to lead the visiting Cougars (6-1) past the Vikings (0-7).

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