After capturing its third straight Class 1A state title and second straight Baltimore County crown last season, Sparrows Point graduated nine starters and 13 seniors in all. Dynasty over? Not a chance.
Third-year coach Joe Lambert quickly got the new cast on board and leaned on his few returning players to pick up where the team left off — playing a crisp passing game with quality finishing and organized defense.
The Pointers went 17-1 and claimed their fourth state crown with a 2-1 come-from-behind win over No. 7 Patterson Mill in a rematch of last year's final. Just as impressive, Sparrows Point avenged its only loss of the season — a 2-1 overtime loss to Class 4A state runner-up Perry Hall — with a thorough 2-0 win over the No. 5 Gators to win another Baltimore County championship.