Dan Brown hit Wes Wedmore with two first-half touchdown passes to lead unranked Perry Hall to a 20-12 win over No. 20 Woodlawn in a Baltimore County 3A/4A League game last night at Catonsville Community College.
Wedmore's touchdowns came on completions of 27 and 44 yards and staked the Gators to a 14-6 lead early in the second quarter.
"Both times I just beat [Perry Hall] to the corner," said Wedmore, who was wide open on both completions. "Dan put it right in my arms."
Perry Hall coach Joe Stoy, whose Gators improved to 4-2 (4-1 in the league), wasn't surprised by Wedmore's success. "He's been open all year long," Stoy said. "Tonight, though, was his best game of the season."
Wedmore's first touchdown came with 5 minutes, 23 seconds left in the first quarter, and capped off a six-play, 55-yard Perry Hall drive. On a second-and-10 from the Woodlawn 27, Brown found Wedmore in the left corner of the end zone and kicked the extra point to make it 7-0.
After the Warriors answered on a Rodney Pettit 1-yard run, Brown again found a wide-open Wedmore, standing at the 10, who ran it in to make it 14-6 with 11:18 left in the half.
"Their two big passes killed us," said coach George Goudy, whose Warriors fell to 5-1, 4-1. "They burned us on two bombs, then they ate up the clock and made us play catch-up."
Woodlawn got as close as 14-12, after a Pettit 9-yard touchdown run with 31 seconds in the half, but could get no closer.
Perry Hall finished the scoring on a John Garst 1-yard run with 8:28 left to make it 20-12.
The Warriors' best chance came late in the fourth quarter when they got as close as the 15, but lost the ball on downs after failing to convert a fourth-and-one.
When Perry Hall regained possession, it ran the ball 15 straight plays and kept possession until only seconds remained.
Said Wedmore, whose team has won four in a row after losing its first two: "We knew we were better than we showed in our first two games. In our last four, we've proved that."