Varsity football by the numbers for Week 10

Baltimore’s high school football teams had a lot to play for on the final weekend of the regular season. Not only were bragging rights on the line in a handful of rivalry games, but teams were also jockeying for playoff position. That led to a host of big performances for individuals and teams, so as we head into the second season, here are the stats that stood out in Week 10.

1st — Playoff appearance for Harford Tech, which completed its first undefeated season in school history


2 — Interceptions returned for touchdowns in the final minute — by Jason Smith and Trey Thomas — to make the difference in Old Mill’s 42-28 win over South River on Friday

2 — Undefeated teams to share the Howard County championship — Howard (10-0) and River Hill (9-0) — because they did not play each other


3 — Touchdown connections for a total of 138 yards between Liberty quarterback Nolan Karfonta and receiver Noah Rohrer in the Lions’ 49-13 win over Century on Friday

Here’s how the Top 15 Baltimore-area high school football teams fared in Week 10 and who they draw in the first round of playoffs.

3 — Straight touchdowns scored by Poly receiver Tyrese Chambers — 52- and 29-yard catches and a 74-yard punt return — in the Engineers’ 22-18 loss to City on Saturday

4 — Poly turnovers that City defensive end Malik Hamm caused or recovered — an interception, pressure leading to an interception, a fumble recovery and a strip — in the Knights’ win

5 — Interceptions by Mount Saint Joseph — two each by Matt McDonald and Amir Hall and one by Keyshawn Hailey — in Saturday’s 22-7 win over Archbishop Spalding


6 — Straight wins for City in the 129-year old rivalry with Poly

6 — Baltimore-area teams remaining undefeated — St. Frances, Broadneck, Howard, Harford Tech and Reginald Lewis at 10-0 with River Hill at 9-0

6 — Dena Bowl victories in seven years for Chesapeake-AA, which defeated Northeast, 17-0, on Friday night for local bragging rights

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

17 — Straight playoff appearances, a run that came to an end this season for Old Mill

22 — Playoff appearances for Dunbar in 24 years, including 16 in a row

25 — Baltimore-area teams that advanced to the regional playoffs

31 — Wins for Westminster in the 50-year old rivalry with South Carroll after Friday’s 48-16 victory

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

83 — Points scored by Gilman in its three MIAA A Conference losses — which gave them the second-seeded berth in the semifinals on the last tiebreaker in a five-way tie for second place

101 — Yard interception return for a touchdown by Annapolis Area Christian’s Isaiah Williams in a 37-12 win over Friends on Friday

192 — Yards rushing by Atholton’s Melvin Brown on 20 carries in the last three quarters, with two touchdowns, in a 14-13 loss to Long Reach

In case you’re still wondering how the tiebreaker for the MIAA A Conference football playoffs put Gilman in the No. 2 spot behind undefeated St. Frances, here’s the story.

261 — Yards rushing by Annapolis’ Omar’od White, who scored three times in the 40-18 loss to Broadneck on Friday

284 — Yards passing by St. Paul’s quarterback Joe Kelly, who was 20-for-33 with three touchdowns, plus a rushing touchdown, in a 34-14 win over Boys’ Latin on Friday

331 — Yards passing by Perry Hall quarterback Tyler Holley, who was 14-for-15 with five touchdowns — and also ran three times for 70 yards and a touchdown — in a 56-7 victory over Catonsville on Friday

451 — Points scored this fall by Perry Hall, the most in the Baltimore area, with Broadneck a close second with 443

Note: Baltimore-area high school football coaches should email stats for By The Numbers by 2 p.m. Sunday.

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