Glen Burnie is not one of the four Anne Arundel County teams ranked in The Sun's top 20, but the Gophers put the rest of the league on notice when they upset 16th-ranked Arundel, 19-14, on Friday.
Glen Burnie's Andy Baldwin (135 yards rushing) scored the winning touchdown, a 7-yard run, with four minutes remaining in the game.
The victory left Glen Burnie and No. 17 Severna Park in a tie for first place in the Anne Arundel County 4A League with 2-0 records.
"You never know who's better than who until you play the teams," Glen Burnie coach Dave Rigot said. "I really don't care who you rank. We still play football games on the field."
The Gophers showed a spark last season when they finished 5-5 -- including an upset of county champion Annapolis -- after five consecutive losing seasons.
Records, streaks and milestones: Top-ranked Poly's 12-7 win over Salesianum of Delaware on Friday extended the area's longest winning streak to 14 games. The Engineers lead Salesianum, 12-11-7, in the series.
* Catonsville's 27-16 loss to Franklin on Saturday extended the area's longest losing streak to 16 games.
* Archbishop Spalding's winless streak extended to 15 games with Saturday's 33-0 loss to Boys' Latin. The Cavaliers' 12-game losing streak ended when a 6-0 overtime loss to Douglass on Sept. 14 was later ruled a tie because the Maryland Scholastic Association C Conference does not play overtime.
* Brad Read of St. Paul's set a school record with his 102-yard interception return for a touchdown in the Crusaders' 12-0 victory over Severn on Friday. Read has intercepted three passes this season, returning two for touchdowns.
* Dundalk's 38-8 rout of Woodlawn on Saturday was the Owls' first win over the Warriors since 1979, although Dundalk was credited with a victory over Woodlawn in 1984 when a 46-6 loss was overturned because Woodlawn had used an ineligible player.
Oakland Mills coach Ken Hovet said running back Korey Singleton "gets better every week," and considering Singleton's statistics the past three weeks, that's saying a lot.
What could Singleton do for an encore after gaining 270 and 245 yards, respectively, in his past two games, and scoring four touchdowns in each?
Try a 287-yard, five-touchdown performance in the No. 4 Scorpions' 41-0 rout of Centennial on Saturday.
Singleton is on a pace to gain more than 2,000 yards, having amassed 1,062 at midseason. He reached the 1,000-yard mark faster than any running back in school history.
Two area quarterbacks had 300-yard passing games during the weekend.
Patterson's Buddy Edmond completed 10 of 20 passes for 341 yards -- the area's single-game record this season -- and four touchdowns in the Clippers' 40-6 rout of Carver on Friday.
Southwestern's Diara Davis completed 16 of 26 passes for 328 yards and three touchdowns on Saturday, but it wasn't enough. The Sabers lost to St. Mary's, 36-28.
* Dundalk coach Rick Zentz came up with a simple way of stopping Woodlawn's offense on Saturday -- just don't give it the ball.
After taking a 13-0 lead in the second quarter, the Owls successfully recovered an onside kick, which led to another Dundalk touchdown.
And since it worked the first time . . .
Dundalk did it again, covering another onside kick. The Owls did not score again before halftime, but they successfully kept Woodlawn's offense on the sideline for approximately seven minutes.
One of the most surprising scores of the weekend was Patapsco's 39-21 victory over Milford Mill on Saturday. The game pitted the area's winningest team in the 1980s (Milford Mill) against a team that did not have a winning season in the decade.
The 1990s have been unkind to the Millers, who are 1-4. Milford Mill has not lost more than four games in a season since a 5-5 finish in 1982.
Patapsco seems to be going in the other direction. The Patriots raised their record to 2-3 after going 5-35 over the past four seasons.
Dulaney quarterback Todd Retchless completed just four passes on Saturday, but he made them count.
In leading the Lions to a 36-9 win over Kenwood, Retchless completed four of five passes for 145 yards. Three of the four completions were touchdown passes, and the other resulted in a 38-yard gain.