The Champs!

November 25, 1990

Adam Rafalski scored the game-winning touchdown in overtime to lead the Bel Air 7-9 football team to a 12-6 win over Middle River for the Harford/Baltimore Football League championship on Saturday, Nov. 17.

Middle River already had dealt Bel Air (9-2) its only losses during the regular season. "I just kept telling them that nobody could beat Bel Air three times in a row," said Coach Bryan Leone.

Nearly half of the youngsters on the team had moved up from the 6-8 team that won its league title last year. This marked the third year in a row that Bel Air has been the only Harford County team to win a league championship.

Bel Air trailed 6-0 at halftime of the game played at County Home Park in Timonium. In the third quarter, Bryan Leone Jr., the game's most valuable player, recovered a fumble to set up the tying touchdown. On the next drive, Leone handed off to Rafalski inside the 1-yard line. Rafalski scored on an off-tackle wishbone play.

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