Havre de Grace routs Elkton, 38-13

Warriors had trailed 7-0

Joppatowne, Bel Air, Eastern Tech also advance

Football regional semifinals

November 15, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Host Havre de Grace overcame injury and a poor start last night, scoring 38 unanswered points to defeat Elkton, 38-13, and advance to the Class 1A North region championship.

Elkton took a 7-0 lead early, but the Warriors quickly responded with an 8-yard touchdown pass from senior Shane West to senior wide receiver Justin Donaldson that tied the game and started the rout.

Donaldson caught six passes for 88 yards and two touchdowns and West completed six of 13 passes for 123 yards and two touchdowns for Havre de Grace (9-1), which will play host to Joppatowne, a 34-11 semifinal winner over Loch Raven, in the regional championship game.

Havre de Grace senior tailback Mike Perez, who was nursing a sprained ankle, carried the ball just two times for 22 yards. Elkton (5-5) had four completions and three interceptions.

Joppatowne 34, Loch Raven 11: The third-seeded and visiting Mariners (5-5) got two touchdowns from senior Brent Cash and defeated the second-seeded Raiders (5-5) in a Class 1A North region semifinal. Senior safety Keith Jones had three interceptions for Loch Raven.

No. 1 Eastern Tech 31, Western Tech 6: Senior fullback Dietrich Wright rushed 20 times for 189 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown run, and added 51 yards receiving for the Mavericks, who dominated the Wolverines at CCBC-Essex and advanced to the Class 2A North region final.

Wayne Martin led the Mavericks' defense with seven tackles and a safety. Junior defensive back Lamont Smith added a third-quarter interception for Eastern Tech (11-0).

No. 7 Randallstown 28, Patapsco 7: Senior running back Marcus Hannon had 13 carries for 125 yards and a touchdown and junior quarterback Marcus McLain threw two touchdown passes for the Rams, who won their sixth straight game and will play Bel Air in the Class 3A North region final.

Senior Derek Richardson added a 23-yard interception return for a touchdown for Randallstown (9-2) in the game at CCBC-Catonsville.

Bel Air 48, Dundalk 0: Junior Adam Berry returned the opening kickoff 72 yards to set up a touchdown and the host Bobcats (7-3) never looked back, building a 27-0 halftime lead and advancing to the Class 3A North region final.

The Owls finished 5-6.

Thomas Stone 21, No. 11 Old Mill 7: Old Mill continued its postseason futility, losing its playoff opener for the sixth-straight year. Second-seeded Thomas Stone took the lead for good in the third quarter on a 15-yard blocked punt return and downed the second-seeded and host Patriots.

Thomas Stone (9-2) will play for the Class 4A East region championship against top-seeded Broadneck, a 17-14 winner over Arundel.

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