Hawks pull off win on ground

Woolson, run game lead N. Harford, 22-7


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Bryan Woolson ran for two fourth-quarter touchdowns and North Harford's strong rushing game helped the Hawks rally for a 22-7 victory over host Joppatowne in an Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference matchup last night.

Woolson scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 2-yard run with 8:31 left. Dean Thrasher then ran for a two-point conversion to give North Harford (3-1, 1-0) a 14-7 lead. Woolson then scored a 3-yard touchdown on the next series - with Thrasher again adding the two-point conversion - to make it 22-7.

The Hawks ran for 274 of their 317 yards of total offense and held a 69-34 edge in plays - including a 39-11 second-half advantage.

"We kept it simple and it worked in the second half," North Harford coach Ken Brinkman said. "We just ran the football and played defense like you can't imagine."

But they wasted several first-half scoring chances, and David Dudley scored on a 9-yard run with 27 seconds left in the first half to give Joppatowne (3-1, 0-1) a 7-0 halftime lead. Dudley, who has run for 617 yards in the first three games, hurt both shoulders in the first half and never returned. He finished with 56 yards.

"They plain beat us up in the second half," Joppatowne coach Bill Waibel said.

More football

Westminster's Kevin Clancy threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more, and the No. 8 Owls held on against visiting Urbana when Zach Beach's 35-yard field goal attempt fell short with two seconds to play in a 27-25 win.

Trailing 25-19, Westminster (4-0 overall, 4-0 in the Monocacy Valley Athletic League) took the lead for good with 3:30 left in the third quarter when Clancy (15-for-25, 221 yards) scored from 3 yards, then passed to Jimmy Roche for the conversion.

Urbana mounted an eight-minute drive in the fourth quarter, converting four straight third-down conversions, before Richard Astlin broke up quarterback Mike Murray's pass on fourth-and-11 at the 33. Following a three-and-out by Westminster, the Hawks got the ball back with 46 seconds left and drove to the Owls' 16, but failed to cash in.

It marked Westminster's first win over Urbana since 1997, the Hawks' first varsity season. Urbana (3-1, 1-1), ranked No. 10 in the latest state Associated Press poll, had allowed just six points in its first three games.

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No. 6 Patterson 58, Southside 0 -- The host Clippers (4-0) rushed for 505 yards, including 151 from Dorian Bostic, who also had three scores.

C. Milton Wright 33, Havre de Grace 25 -- Quarterback Cory Rippin scored on a 2-yard run to give the host Mustangs (2-2) their second straight overtime win. Rippin went 3-for-8 for 41 yards and one touchdown and rushed for 65 yards and two touchdowns. The Warriors' Travis Brown scored on a 44-yard pass from Josh Appold in the fourth quarter to tie it at 25. Havre de Grace dropped to 0-4.

Carver 36, Samuel L. Banks 12 -- Keith Roundtree and Joseph Christian totaled 305 rushing yards and four touchdowns to lead the visiting Bears (4-0) past the Lions (2-2). Roundtree had 11 carries for 23 yards and three touchdowns, and Christian ran 18 times for 182 yards and a touchdown and had two two-point conversions.

Douglass 46, Lewis 6 -- Antione Smithson ran 80 yards for a touchdown on the opening kickoff to start the visiting Ducks' scoring. Smithson finished with 180 total yards and three touchdowns. Douglass is now 3-1 and the Falcons 0-4.

Hereford 66, Owings Mills 0 -- Adam DeSantis had five returns for 221 yards and three touchdowns for the host Bulls (3-1). Quarterback DeSantis went 4-for-4 for 48 yards and a touchdown. Special teams scored the first three touchdowns for a 19-0 lead before the Bulls' offense got the ball for the first time and scored with five minutes left in the first quarter.

No. 7 Milford Mill 21, Overlea 20 -- Rashod Underwood's extra point in overtime handed the host Falcons (3-1) their first loss of the season. He had missed his two previous attempts in regulation. Rodney Webb scored on a 3-yard run to set up Underwood's kick as Milford Mill improved to 4-0.

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