Boys' Latin prevails, 20-10

Gamble throws two TD passes as Lakers again thwart Spalding


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For the fifth straight time in as many seasons, Archbishop Spalding searched for respect against Boys' Latin, only to come away feeling empty.

Grady Gamble passed for 158 yards and two touchdowns to lead the host Lakers to a 20-10 victory in a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference interdivisional game yesterday.

James Neal and Brian Farrell caught touchdown passes of 16 and 70 yards, respectively, and Farrell's blocked punt led to Rumeal Mosley's 26-yard fumble return for a touchdown for three-time defending league champion Boys' Latin (6-1, 2-0).

"It's a rivalry: They don't like us, we don't like them, but they can't beat us," said Neal, whose Lakers rebounded from an 8-6 loss at St. John's Prospect Hall, which was a 21-6 loser to the Cavaliers (6-1, 1-1). "We could be 0-5 and still play our best against Spalding."

The Cavaliers missed an early 35-yard field-goal attempt with the game scoreless. Later, down 13-0, they drove to the Lakers' 6-yard line but were forced to settle for Matt Cassilly's 33-yard field goal 1:26 before halftime.

With 1:05 left in the first half, Cassilly's interception landed his team on the Lakers' 34-yard line. But Travis Robinson dropped the Cavaliers' Mike Whittles (112 rushing yards) at the 1-yard line after a 24-yard run.

On the next play, the Lakers stopped Casey Amsler for no gain to end the half. The Cavaliers also failed to score in five plays from the Lakers' 3-yard line in the third quarter.

"We played terrible against St. John's, but today, our defense was huge," said Farrell, crediting efforts by Josh Steele, Eugene Jones, David Brown, Pat O'Malley, Travis Reed, Peter Scheve, and Chris Katerianakis.

The Cavaliers' A.J. Wineke recovered a fumble and had an interception, the latter setting up Cassilly's 9-yard touchdown run to pull Spalding to 13-10 with 7:27 left to play. But with 2:38 left, Neal's scoring reception clinched the win.

Mount St. Joseph 56, Chesapeake-Baltimore County 8 -- Bo Spencer scored three touchdowns to lead the host Gaels (2-5) past the Bayhawks. Jake Bohn led Mount St. Joseph's defense with a 25-yard interception return for a touchdown in the second quarter.

Western Tech 34, Sparrows Point 12 -- Kelvin Johnson scored two touchdowns and Carl Hamiel ran for a touchdown and threw for another as the visiting Wolverines (2-4) defeated the Pointers (3-3).

Towson 27, Franklin 14 -- David Brown finished with 170 all-purpose yards, including a 91-yard kickoff return for the Generals (3-3). The Towson defense, led by linebacker Pat Stangle, held Indians running back Scott Noble to under 100 rushing yards for the first time this season. Noble did score both touchdowns for Franklin (3-3) on 1- and 2-yard runs.

Milford Mill 38, Owings Mills 0 -- Robert Jackson threw for three touchdowns, including two to Brandon McDonald, as the Millers (6-0) routed the visiting Eagles (0-6). Milford Mills' Rashad Underwood finished with two rushing touchdowns, including a 95-yard scoring run in the second quarter.

Staff reports contributed to this article.

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