No. 3 Old Mill scores 47 straight points to blow out No. 5 Arundel

Rob Chesson rushes for 233 yards and 5 TDs in 47-10 Patriots victory

  • Old Mill running back Rob Chesson gets through Arundel's Dustin Hull (No. 45), Andrew Roach (No. 24) and Josh Albo (No. 33) to get to the 1 yard line. That run set up chesson's first of five touchdowns in Thursday's 47-10 win over the Wildcats.
Old Mill running back Rob Chesson gets through Arundel's… (Gene Sweeney Jr., Baltimore…)
October 06, 2011|By Todd Karpovich, Special to The Baltimore Sun

After Arundel quarterback Cooper Hibbs used a no-huddle offense to put together scoring drives on his team's first two possessions Thursday night, third-ranked Old Mill adjusted by getting out of its zone defense and using multiple blitz packages to lock him down.

The Patriots then put the ball in the hands of their best playmaker, Rob Chesson, and took control, scoring seven consecutive touchdowns en route to a 47-10 victory before an estimated 3,000 at No. 5 Arundel.

Chesson had 233 yards on 34 carries with five touchdowns as Old Mill solidified its top spot in the Class 4A East rankings and made itself the lone undefeated team in Anne Arundel County.

"Hard work sets the tone for these games," Chesson said. "I have to come out here and perform to the best of my abilities, and I thank God for that. We thought it was going to be a shootout, but we came out here with a lot of heart."

The Patriots (6-0) entered the game having given up just 30 points in five games, but it took only 29 seconds for Arundel to take a 7-0 lead when Hibbs found Romeo Harris in the middle of the field for a 57-yard touchdown. After Arundel (5-1) forced a fumble on the next possession, Hunter Cetrone kicked a 30-yard field goal to increase the lead to 10with 8:12 left in the first quarter.

Hibbs completed his first 10 pass attempts before throwing an incomplete pass in the end zone. He finished 21-for-35 for 236 yards but was sacked six times.

"They're a great football team, and they're gonna make plays," Old Mill coach Chad McCormick said. "I'm really so pleased at how our team responded. We have not been in that situation yet this year. After we turned the ball over, our defense held them to three. That's a great victory in a big game like this."

Old Mill answered on a pair of 1-yard touchdown runs by Chesson to take the lead, 13-10, with 1:08 remaining in the first quarter. Chesson scored his third touchdown on a 2-yard run with 8:53 left in the half.

A 60-yard pass from Deonte Shields to Ryan Kauffman set up another 2-yard scoring run by Chesson, and Shields found Torie Wagner for a 23-yard touchdown to make the lead 34-10 at the half. Chesson's 8-yard scoring run on the first possession of the second half and a 16-yard touchdown run by Seth Holbrook put the game further out of reach.

"Early in the half, we played a lot of zone," said Wagner, who also plays defensive back. "After they scored that touchdown, we played man the rest of the game and shut them down. As long as we get pressure on the quarterback, and force him to throw the ball when he doesn't want to, that's our main objective."

No. 3 Old Mill 47, No. 5 Arundel 10

O 13 21 13 0 - 47

A 10 0 0 0 – 10

AR - Hibbs 57 pass to Harris (Cetrone kick)

AR - Cetrone 30 kick

OM - Chesson 1 run (kick failed)

OM - Chesson 1 run (Lampe kick)

OM - Chesson 1 run (Lampe kick)

OM - Chesson 1 run (Lampe kick)

OM - Shields 23 pass to Wagner (Lampe kick)

OM – Chesson 8 run (kick failed)

OM – Hollbrook 16 run (Lampe kick)

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