EDGEWOOD -- Edgewood High School (2-1) took out four years of frustration against Aberdeen High School (1-2) by playing its best game of the season in beating the Eagles, 12-0, at newly renovated Ram Stadium last night.
Edgewood struck for touchdowns in the second and third quarters and a solid defense, keyed by Chris Robinson's two pass interceptions, did the rest, as the Rams defeated Aberdeen for the first time since 1987. The losers were restricted to one first down.
Kenton Worthington, a slender, 6-foot-1 tailback, used his size to drag smaller, would-be tacklers into the secondary after working off good blocks on the line of scrimmage.
This was particularly true in the first half, when the junior ran nine times for 58 yards and a touchdown.
The scoring run was a 5-yard -- that finished off a six-play, 50-yard drive early in the second quarter.
Worthington set up the Rams' other score when he turned a short pass from quarterback Dwayne Whyte into a 16-yard gain when he cut back across the traffic.
On third down from the Aberdeen 37, Drew Pekala, carrying on a reverse, broke one tackle in his own backfield and then outran pursuers to the end zone.
"This was by far our best game, but I couldn't relax until it was 12-0," said first-year coach Steve Salters. "We beat a good team, and their defense will keep them in games until their offense gets going.
"When it was 6-0, I had visions of them pulling off a big play, but we were able to contain them."
Aberdeen did not get its only first down until 4:39 of the third quarter.