It took the Perry Hall Gators nearly three quarters to score their first touchdown against host Calvert Hall yesterday. But just when it looked like the Gators had climbed back into the game, the Cardinals pulled away.
Yesterday's first meeting between the two schools was an example of how quickly momentum can change in a game. After the Gators' Wes Wedmore caught a 44-yard pass to the 1-yard line, setting up a Mike Stefanoni plunge into the end zone and bringing Perry to within a point of the lead, Calvert Hall's Tony Conrad returned the ensuing kickoff 90 yards for the game-breaking touchdown in Calvert Hall's 23-14 win.
"[Perry Hall] just about broke our backs with that long pass play," said coach Bill Mackley of Calvert Hall (1-0), "so to come right back with a long kickoff return really gave us a lift."