ANNAPOLIS -- After dropping its first two games to teams from Prince George's and Baltimore counties, No. 16 Annapolis was victorious last night in its Anne Arundel 4A football opener.
The host Panthers (1-2) scored in the fourth quarter for a 7-3 victory over No. 17 Arundel.
"We both made our share of mistakes, but they [Panthers] capitalized on ours," said Arundel coach Buddy Hepfer, whose team led, 3-0, at the half. "That was the difference in the ballgame."
Arundel scored on its first possession -- a 26-yard field goal by Rodney Stevens.
A collision between Annapolis quarterback Darryl Foote and a member of his backfield late in the first quarter resulted in a turnover, but Arundel failed to take advantage of the opportunity.