High school football season is underway all across the area and despite many weather interruptions, teams and players piled up some big numbers to start things off. Here are the stats that stood out in Week 1.
1-0 — Mother Nature’s average margin of victory in Friday night’s games. Most afternoon games were completed, but rain and/or lightning delayed night games involving local teams from Harford County to College Park, forcing almost all to be called early or postponed.
2 — Interceptions by Calvert Hall’s Tre Jordan in the fourth quarter of the Cardinals’ 37-7 win over St. Vincent Pallotti.
4 — Interceptions returned for touchdowns by Mervo in a 42-0 win over Dulaney — one each by Corey Shell, Kennedy McKissic, Toney Blair and Rayvon Smith.
6 — Hours travel time for Milford Mill, which made the trip to Tuscarora in Frederick County three times before finally completing their game and coming away with a 20-14 win Monday.
8 — Turnovers forced by Annapolis Area Christian in its 21-9 win over Severn on Friday.
8 — National ranking for St. Frances in USA Today’s Super 25, the same spot as last week.
246 — All-purpose yards gained by Edgewood’s Deonte Banks — including 115 yards on two kickoff returns — in a 50-22 win over Parkville.
323 — Yard rushing by C. Milton Wright’s Chris Moreno, who ran for four touchdowns, including one for 88 yards, in a 27-13 win over Rising Sun.
332 — Yards passing by Archbishop Spalding quarterback Austin Tutas who threw for five touchdowns in a 35-35 draw with Good Counsel, called because of lightning.
401 — Rushing yards by Hereford in its 41-7 victory over North Harford on Friday night.
642 — Passing yards by Mount Saint Joseph quarterback Billy Atkins in the first two games. He threw for 217 yards and five touchdowns in Friday’s 35-16 win over Holy Spirit (N.J.) after setting a school record with 425 yards in the season-opening win over St. Mary’s Ryken.
760 — Yards of offense gained by Archbishop Spalding and Good Counsel. The two starting quarterbacks combined for 556 passing yards.