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Wiseman throws four touchdown passes in rout

Ravens RISE High School Football Showdown
(Sid Keiser/Baltimore Ravens)

Because of a quirk in the schedule, Perry Hall's game Friday night was the last home matchup it will have for a month.

The Gators were intent not to squander the opportunity.

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Senior quarterback Reece Wiseman completed 13 of 20 passes for 280 yards and four touchdowns, helping Perry Hall score 45 straight points in a 53-12 win over Baltimore County rival Parkville before a huge homecoming crowd in this week's Ravens RISE High School Football Showdown.

"Once we start clicking, offensively we have a lot of weapons," Gators coach Keith Robinson said. "We've got a good trigger man."

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The strong-armed Wiseman, who has drawn significant interest from several colleges at the Football Championship Subdivision level, spent the night throwing the ball all over the field, usually to receivers running free in the secondary.

"There's always an option open, no matter what," Wiseman said. "There shouldn't be a time that I have to run. … My receivers should be the best in the state. I always know there's someone open."

Wiseman said most of his teammates were determined to atone for last season's homecoming loss to Woodlawn.

"We just wanted to come out and blow out whoever came out," Wiseman said.

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Running back Ashawntie Brown added 137 yards and three touchdowns on the ground for Perry Hall, which has won six straight and 12 of the past 13 against Parkville.

The Gators (3-1), who have won 14 of their past 16 at home, now must take to the road for consecutive away games against county foes Catonsville, Lansdowne and Dulaney.

Early, however, it was the Knights (2-2) who took it to Perry Hall.

Taking advantage of three defensive penalties and a tipped pass for a first down, Parkville drove 72 yards on the opening drive, scoring when receiver Jarius Brooks caught a short pass over the middle, then juked past a defender for a 50-yard touchdown.

The lead would be short-lived.

After missing on his first two passes — one a drop — Wiseman caught fire in the pocket, completing eight of his next nine passes for 172 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

The first came when he followed a 42-yard sideline pass to speedy Brennon Dingle with a 16-yard floater to Dingle in the corner of the end zone.

Then, after Brown's 3-yard touchdown run and Nick Starostenko's 32-yard field goal, Wiseman extended Perry Hall's lead to 24-6 with a 40-yard pass to Sebastian Lucas down the sideline.

"We didn't panic," Robinson said. "We knew once we got into a rhythm that we'd be able to move down the field and put some points on the board."

The Gators defense then kept Parkville out of it.

After their opening 72-yard drive, the Knights managed just 9 yards the remainder of the first half, failing to earn another first down.

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