Chesapeake High rushed for 201 yards and two touchdowns, as the Bayhawks defeated host Owings Mills, 14-0, in a Baltimore County Division 1A-2A football game last night.
Fullback Troy Penman scored on a 6-yard run up the middle in the second quarter and quarterback Dave DiSciullo scored on a 2-yard sneak on the first play of the fourth, as the Bayhawks (6-0 overall, 4-0 conference) remained in first place in the division. Owings Mills dropped to 4-2, 2-2.
"We made some mistakes, but we overcame them," said Chesapeake coach Ken Johnson, in his first year at the school. "Our defense did an excellent job."
Despite numerous penalties, Chesapeake overcame its mistakes by dominating the line of scrimmage, especially on defense.
The Bayhawks intercepted two passes, forced and recovered a fumble that led to a touchdown, and held Owings Mills to only 60 yards in total offense. Eagles running back Marlin Matthews, who entered the game with 609 yards rushing on 71 carries, had only 58 yards rushing.
Chesapeake was nearly unstoppable in the first half with two long drives. On the Bayhawks' first possession, they advanced from their 47 to the Owings Mills 17, but had trouble moving the ball after a clipping penalty on second-and-17. Three plays later, the drive stalled at the 17.
On the Bayhawks' next possession, they scored on a 13-play, 53-yard drive that was finished by Penman with 5 minutes, 22 seconds left in the second period for a 6-0 lead.
Chesapeake mixed its plays well, as Penman rushed for 14 yards and halfback Danny Treas ran for 18. DiSciullo completed passes of 8 and 14 yards during the drive.