Varsity football: By the Numbers for Week 8

After a week off, By the Numbers returns with a look at the notable numbers from Baltimore high school football over the past two weeks. Among the usual top rushing and passing performances were some rare and unusual happenings, including a team that scored three touchdowns within 25 seconds, a team that secured its first winning season in 11 years and a running back who has gained more than 600 yards in two weeks.

Here are the standout stats for weeks 7 and 8.


Interceptions by Mount Saint Joseph’s Matt McDonald in Saturday’s 37-7 loss to McDonogh


Interceptions by South River’s Joey Dooley, who also caught a touchdown pass, in the Seahawks’ 34-7 win over Southern


Straight weeks that St. Mary’s Ricky Auferheide has recovered a fumble and run it back for a touchdown


Key plays by Broadneck’s Tyrice Watson — two touchdown runs and a tackle on the Meade kickoff in between that downed the ball at Meade's 3-yard line — to rally the Bruins from a seven-point fourth-quarter deficit to a 28-21 win Friday


Field goals — from 28, 37 and 39 yards -- kicked by Marriotts Ridge’s Troy Hettinger in Friday's 16-3 win over Wilde Lake


Touchdowns thrown by Westminster quarterback Christian Etchison, who was 8-for-14 for 171 yards in the Owls’ 51-7 win at Winters Mill on Friday


Seconds left when Northeast’s Matt Wilhelm kicked a 19-yard field goal to seal a 26-21 win over Severna Park on Friday as the Eagles added a safety on the ensuing kickoff


Baltimore area’s longest active winning streak — by St. Frances, Severn, Howard, Broadneck, Havre de Grace, Harford Tech and Reginald Lewis


Baltimore-area teams remaining undefeated — St. Frances, Severn, Howard, Broadneck, Havre de Grace, Harford Tech and Reginald Lewis at 8-0 with River Hill at 7-0


Sacks in three weeks by Perry Hall defensive end Josh Harrison, who has 12 for the season


Years since Francis Scott Key has had a winning season before guaranteeing one this fall by improving to 5-2 with Friday’s 36-24 win over South Carroll


Points allowed by Reginald Lewis this fall, the fewest of any Baltimore-area team


Points scored in the fourth quarter by Milford Mill to rally past Franklin last week for the first time since 2012


Seconds needed for Sparrows Point to score three touchdowns — two by Ron Brown Jr. and one by Eric Halstead — to come from behind Friday to beat Loch Raven 45-17


Straight Baltimore County league games won by Franklin before Milford Mill ended the streak last week


Straight points scored by St. Frances, after falling behind for the first time all season, in the Panthers’ 42-7 win at Archbishop Spalding


Yard field goal by Chesapeake-AA’s Colton Spangler, breaking a 33-year-old school record, in the Cougars’ 49-22 loss to Arundel on Friday


Percent of Westminster’s seven drives that started in Winters Mill territory in the Owls’ win Friday night


Passing yards by Glen Burnie’s Dominick Carroll, who was 10-for-20 with two touchdowns in the loss to Old Mill


Rushing yards by St. Frances, including 108 yards and three touchdowns by running back Joachim Bangda and 120 yards and one touchdown by quarterback Jalon Jones, in the win over Spalding


Points scored this fall by Broadneck, the most of any Baltimore-area team


Rushing yards by Friends’ Kavon Samuels — breaking the school record he set a year ago — on 15 carries with three touchdowns in a 48-0 win Friday over the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Bucks from Delaware


Yards gained by Sparrows Point’s Ron Brown Jr. — 162 rushing, 53 passing, 112 on kick returns, 106 after interceptions — who scored four touchdowns and had two interceptions in the win over Loch Raven


Rushing yards by Old Mill’s Ryheam Tull in the past two weeks — 325 last week and 280 in Friday night’s 24-22 win over Glen Burnie


Yards gained this fall by Perry Hall quarterback Tyler Holley, who has thrown for 2,023 yards and 24 touchdowns and run for 554 yards and 10 touchdowns

Any Baltimore-area high school football coach may submit stats for By the Numbers. Please email them by 2 p.m. Sunday.

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