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Catonsville scores early, often in rout of Dulaney

A victory by Catonsville's football team is coming close to being a sure thing when it comes to beating Baltimore County rival Dulaney.

On Friday night, the Comets continued the trend by taking their seventh straight win over the Lions since 2003 with a 44-13 rout in Catonsville.

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The Baltimore Ravens Rise High School Football Showdown was never close after Catonsville grabbed a 12-0 advantage in the first two minutes, thanks to the precision passing of senior quarterback Danny Terzi.

Terzi went 5-for-8 for 50 yards and threw two touchdowns in the first half. He finished with three touchdown passes and has eight in three games.

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"He is on his way to a great season," Catonsville coach Rich Hambor said of Terzi, who threw four touchdowns passes in a season-opening 32-12 victory over Patapsco on Sept. 4. "Passing is something we haven't done a lot at Catonsville. We have been a running team for years. He did a great job of working out in the offseason. He trained all year. We are really proud of the all extra work he put it."

Terzi had a lot of help from running backs Brian Taylor (14 rushes for 85 yards and a touchdown) and Raynard Minter (48 yards).

Catonsville feasted on Dulaney's mistakes in the first half.

The Comets (3-0) recovered an onsides kick to start the game at the Dulaney 45 and sliced through Dulaney's defense on a 25-yard run by Taylor and Terzi's 15-yard pass to Jamal Johnson in the left corner of the end zone for a 6-0 lead.

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Shortly after that score, Zaire Crosby's interception of Dulaney quarterback Marco Vogle set up Catonsville's second touchdown on a drive that needed only two plays to capitalize on the turnover.

Terzi teamed up with Kenyon Webb for a 28-yard gain before hitting Johnson on a slant for a 2-yard touchdown.

Catonsville boosted its lead to 19-0 with 4:06 remaining in the first quarter when Taylor rumbled up the middle for an 8-yard touchdown to cap a five-play, 37-yard drive.

Dulaney (0-3) reduced the Catonsville lead to 19-6 when Naraye Wells-Dotson scored his third touchdown of the season on a 5-yard run.

However, Crosby picked off Vogle for a second time early in the second quarter and returned it 72 yards for a touchdown to make it 25-7 Catonsville. He has five interceptions on the season.

"I have been coaching at Catonsville for 19 years, and I think we have the best man-to-man cover guys we've ever had," Hambor said.

Catonsville pushed its lead to 31-7 with 5:22 remaining in the second quarter on Johnson's 25-yard touchdown run.

A.J Owens recovered a bad snap that sailed over the head of punter Gabe Madro at the Dulaney 27 to set up Catonsville's fifth touchdown.

Three plays later, Terzi toss his third touchdown pass of the game — an 8-yard strike over the middle to a wide-open John Huchrowski.

Catonsville finished its scoring with 6:27 left in the fourth quarter on Minter's 1-yard plunge to force a running clock.

"We were not finishing plays on offense and defense," said Dulaney coach Daron Reid, whose team had three turnovers. "A lot of times at the point of attack on defense, we didn't execute and finish."

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