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High School Sports Football

September 02, 2005

Numbers game

0.7

Point margin by which Mount Hebron missed qualifying for last year's Class 3A East regional playoffs, despite an 8-2 record. The top four teams in each region qualify. Mount Hebron was fifth in its region behind River Hill (10-0), Gwynn Park (10-0), Long Reach (9-1) and Douglass of Prince George's County (8-2).

4

State titles won by area teams since 2002, when the games moved to M&T Bank Stadium: Hereford in 2002, Aberdeen and Joppatowne in 2003, and Dunbar in 2004.

6

Former members of Dunbar's undefeated 1994 Class 2A state championship team -- the city's first state titlist -- who are now coaching in Baltimore. Edmondson head coach Dante Jones has former teammates Ali Culpepper, Dwayne Green, Gary Hinton and Antar Sims as assistants. Gary Smith assists at Mervo.

50

Career wins seventh-year Poly coach Anthony Knox (49-17) can reach by winning at Southern next Friday. 51

Consecutive road games Mervo (22-29 in that time) has played since 2000, when construction began on its $2.79 million lighted stadium. That streak will end next Friday, when the Mustangs host city rival Northwestern at 7 p.m. -- one of at least five home games this season under 17th-year coach John Blake.

341

Yards rushed in a single game (twice) by Old Mill All-Metro running back Ryan Callahan, who came within a yard of tying Anne Arundel County's single-game record.

Mark your calendars

Sept. 9: Dunbar at Loyola, 3:45

Sept. 9: DeMatha at Gilman, 4

Sept. 30: Broadneck at Old Mill, 7:15

Oct. 7: Linganore at Westminster, 7

Oct. 7: Edmondson at Poly, 3:45 Oct. 28: Boys' Latin at Cardinal Gibbons, 7

Oct. 29: River Hill at Long Reach, 2 Nov. 11: Hereford vs. E. Tech at Towson University, 8

Multiple state titles

Wilde Lake (5)

Havre de Grace (4)

Dunbar (3)

Hereford (3)

Joppatowne (2)

Randallstown (2)

Area's top active coaches

Doug DuVall, Wilde Lake (269 wins, 62 losses, 32nd season)

Roger Wrenn, Patterson (226-97-2, 31st )

George Petrides, City College (183-109-1, 32nd )

Dave Cesky, Fallston (139-129, 29th)

Obie Barnes, Forest Park (134-132-6, 29th )

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