The playoffs started with a bang — especially for Gilman’s Brandon Willis, who returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown against Calvert Hall — as the teams separated themselves even further with championships on the line next weekend. Regional titles will be up for grabs Friday and Saturday, while the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference holds its title game Sunday.
With postseason now in full swing, here’s a look at the statistics that stood out in Week 11.
0 — Touchdowns allowed by Glenelg in Friday night’s 14-6 win over River Hill, which had averaged more than 32 points per game
2 — Wins by St. Mary’s in back-to-back weeks over archrival Severn to qualify for and win the MIAA B Conference championship
3 — Touchdowns scored in three ways by Milford Mill freshman Rishon Holmes — one rushing, one passing and one receiving — in Saturday’s 46-14 win over C. Milton Wright
3 — Turnovers caused by Westminster’s Tavian Montgomery, who had two interceptions and recovered a fumble in the Owls’ 58-18 win over Watkins Mill on Friday night
4 — Interceptions by Gilman — including two by Piper Bond — in a 42-24 win over Calvert Hall on Sunday
4 — Rushing touchdowns scored by Westminster running back Jaden Louis in the win over Watkins Mill, nearly doubling his season total to 10
5 — Turnovers by Meade — interceptions thrown by Broadneck’s Keonte Coates and Alex Roland and three fumbles — in a 35-6 loss to the Bruins on Friday
5 — Interceptions by St. Frances’ Terrell Smith in two wins over McDonogh — four during the regular-season and one in Sunday’s 49-7 playoff win
11 — Interceptions this fall by Edgewood’s Christian McDowell, an average of one per game
11 — Baltimore area’s longest active winning streak — by undefeated St. Frances, Howard, Broadneck, Harford Tech and Reginald Lewis
13 — Baltimore-area teams that advance to the regional finals
33 — Yard pass on a fake punt by Edgewood’s Mike Johnson to Reyshawn Ivery-Gardner that set up the Rams’ first touchdown in a 20-8 win over Franklin
53 — Playoff wins in Dunbar’s history, more than any other program in Maryland
58 — Points scored by Westminster in its win over Watkins Mill on Friday night — the most scored by the Owls since a 62-28 playoff win in 2012
80 — Yard punt return for a touchdown by Howard’s Devin Dawkins, who also ran for 138 yards and two touchdowns in a 20-18 win over Sherwood
95 — Yard kickoff return by Gilman’s Brandon Willis on the opening play of the Greyhounds’ win over Calvert Hall
189 — Yards rushing by Edgewood quarterback Antwan Banks, who scored all three touchdowns in a 20-8 win over Franklin
215 — Yards rushing by Atholton running back Melvin Brown on 23 carries with two touchdowns in a 43-7 win over James M. Bennett on Friday night
478 — Points scored by this fall by Broadneck, the most in the Baltimore area, with Perry Hall a close second at 472
Note: Baltimore-area high school football coaches should email stats for By The Numbers by 2 p.m. Sunday.