No. 8 Hereford (7-0) survived a first-half scare from Western Tech (3-4) before pulling away in the second half last night to win a football game at Catonsville, 35-18.
The Bulls, who had previously allowed just 24 points all season, led at halftime 14-6, their lowest scoring half of the season.
Todd Leitzel led three standout Hereford rushers with 207 yards and one touchdown on 22 carries. Billy Wright carried 19 times for 128 yards and two TDs. And Josh Morris, making his first start at running back, carried 15 times for 101 yards and one touchdown.
Domonique Foxworth led Western with 99 yards rushing, 62 yards passing and a 93-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Stevie Moffatt returned a kickoff 86 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
No. 4 McDonogh 41, John Carroll 15: Quarterback Joe Benson passed for 250 yards and three touchdowns and Eric Hamilton rushed for 90 yards in a MIAA B Conference game at McDonogh. The Eagles (7-0) jumped out to a 35-0 lead.
No. 11 Old Mill 16, Chesapeake-AA 7: Kelvin Collins rushed 41 times for 216 yards and one touchdown, and passed 35 yards to Charles Bardo for the game-winning touchdown in the third quarter, as the Patriots (6-1) clipped Chesapeake (3-4) in an Anne Arundel game.
No. 3 McDonogh 4, John Carroll 0: Senior forward Kaiser Chowdhry scored three goals, leading the Eagles (17-4) over the Patriots (10-6-2) in MIAA A Conference action at McDonogh. Goalies Joe Pietrapolli and Matt Finkelstein combined to give the Eagles their 10th shutout.
No. 5 Calvert Hall 4, Mount St. Joseph 2: The Cardinals (12-2-2, 7-2-2 MIAA A Conference) rallied from a 2-0 halftime deficit to score four goals in a 15-minute stretch of the second half. Sophomore striker Will Bach had the game-winner.
No. 6 Loyola 1, Spalding 0: Kevin Mezzadra snapped a scoreless tie in the 70th minute with his 13th goal, giving the Dons (12-3-2, 8-2-2 league) a tough MIAA A Conference road win that clinched a playoff spot.
No. 10 Curley 5, Pallotti 1: The Friars (12-5-1, 7-5 league) coasted at Pallotti on a pair of goals by strikers George Bakoulas and Ryan Richardson.
No. 7 Notre Dame Prep 4, Spalding 0: Emily Knapp continued on a scoring tear with a hat trick, and Zoe Bouchelle scored a goal for the Pirates (9-4-1, 6-1-1 MIAA A Division) at Notre Dame Prep.
Dulaney 2, Franklin 1 OT: Julia Hughey's 20-yard goal with 1:53 left in the first overtime sent the Lions (10-1-1, 7-0-1) to the Baltimore County championship game against No. 13 and defending champ Hereford.
Bryn Mawr 7, Northeast 0: Forward Molly Gilbert and midfielder Carey Fetting-Smith each scored two goals, leading the Mawrtians (14-0-2) over visiting Northeast of Cecil County.
No. 11 Arundel defeated Chesapeake-AA , 15-6, 15-7, 16-14: Najmah Fauntleroy had 14 kills and four blocks, leading Arundel to an Anne Arundel win.