Athens' arm leads St. Mary's past St. Paul's

River Hill rolls behind Campanaro

Football

November 03, 2007|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,Sun reporter

Junior quarterback Peter Athens threw four touchdown passes, two to Mark McNeill, to lead St. Mary's to a 32-6 win over St. Paul's at St. John Neumann Field in Annapolis last night. The victory all but clinched a berth for the Saints (6-3) in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference final Nov. 16 at Towson University.

The Saints are 6-1 in the conference along with two-time defending champion Archbishop Spalding (6-3). St. Paul's (5-5) fell to 5-2. St. Mary's has to defeat Severn (3-5, 1-5) next week to move into the final.

"We've got to win one more game and that's the most important game," said coach Mike Clay, whose Saints led 25-0 at halftime. "Our kids really focused tonight."

Spalding all but clinched the other berth with a 35-0 win over host Boys' Latin (4-5, 4-3) yesterday. The Cavaliers have to beat St. Vincent Pallotti (1-7, 0-6) next week to advance to the final.pat.omalley@baltsun.com

No. 1 River Hill 48, Reservoir 0 -- Michael Campanaro rushed 21 times for 203 yards and two touchdowns as the host Hawks (9-0) recorded their seventh shutout.

Long Reach 20, No. 12 Howard 13 -- Javon Walker had 16 carries for 90 yards and two touchdowns as the host Lightning (4-5) upset the Lions (7-2).

No. 14 Wilde Lake 42, Oakland Mills 6 -- Gerrel Epps had six carries for 105 yards and three touchdowns to lead the host Wildecats (7-2) past the Scorpions (1-8). Justin Sottilar threw for 336 yards in the losing effort. "We took over in the first half," said Wilde Lake coach Harry Hawkins.

Atholton 41, Mount Hebron 7 -- Kelechi Adocha rushed 18 times for 280 yards and four touchdowns to power the visiting Raiders (6-3) over the Vikings (0-9). Atholton's Rick Rappaport went 5-for-6 in extra-point conversions.

Kenwood 21, Towson 7 -- Brian Wilson had a 72-yard touchdown reception and a 57-yard touchdown run for the host Bluebirds. Kevin Fisher finished with 205 passing yards.

Staff reports contributed to this article.

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