Westminster football tops Middletown

September 05, 2014|By Matt Owings | Baltimore Sun Media Group

MIDDLETOWN — While it started out "ugly," according to Westminster football coach Brad Wilson, the end result of Friday night's season opener at Frederick County power Middletown couldn't have been more satisfying.

Junior quarterback Chris Lang threw for 137 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions, but it was the Owls' strong defensive performance in the second half that led to a 21-19 victory against the Knights, ending the program's 36-game winning streak.

"You want to talk about poise, and character … that's what describes these kids," said Wilson. "The credit goes to them."

St. Joseph Regional (N.J.) 31, No. 1 McDonogh 18: Justin Hawkins rushed for two touchdowns, but the visiting Eagles (1-1) were held scoreless in the first half and lost to the Green Knights (1-0), a regional powerhouse.

McDonogh trailed 21-0 before Marquis Thornes made a 78-yard reception to put McDonogh on the scoreboard.

No. 6 Arundel 46, Severna Park 0: Larry Barnes rushed 12 times for 204 yards and four touchdowns to lead the host Wildcats (1-0) past the Falcons (0-1).

Arundel defense was lead by Diondre Wallace and Billy Nolan.

No. 9 Perry Hall 21, North Harford 20: The host Gators (1-0) made a goal-line stand to stop a two-point conversion attempt with nine seconds left and held on for the win over the Hawks (0-1).

No. 10 Archbishop Spalding 28, St. Mary's 21: Despite making a change at quarterback against St. Mary's in Annapolis, Archbishop Spalding football coach Kyle Schmitt voiced continued confidence in the game-playing abilities of former starter Chris Powell.

Schmitt proved those statements true in one the biggest plays of his team's victory, putting the game in Powell's hands on fourth and goal from the 4-yard line late in the third quarter and the game knotted at 14-all.

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No. 13 St. Paul's 33, Hereford 19: St. Paul's had too much speed and big-play capability, and it didn't take long for that decisive edge to show as the Crusaders (1-1) posted a victory over visiting Bulls (0-1).

St. Paul's senior quarterback Anthony Pino tossed four touchdown passes and completed 12 of 19 throws for 228 yards to spoil the coaching debut of Hereford's Ric Evans.

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Reginald F. Lewis 12, W.E.B. DuBois 6: Nathan Thomas broke a 6-all tie with a 27-yard touchdown run with 10:07 left in the game as the Falcons (1-0) beat the host Panthers (0-1).

Marcus Morgan had 12 carries for 112 yards for Lewis.

Mervo 27, Patterson 0: Tyreke Rudolph had nine carries for 141 yards and two touchdowns to power the host Mustangs (1-0) past the Clippers (0-1).

Boys soccer

No. 3 Loyola Blakefield 4, No. 14 John Carroll 1: Gavin Barger scored twice and the host Dons (1-0) held the Patriots (0-1) scoreless in the first half.

Girls soccer

No. 5 Catonsville 2, Mount Hebron 1: The host Comets (1-0) scored twice over a minute span in the first half to beat the Vikings (0-1).

No. 11 Severn 3, No. 4 South River 1: Eddy Shoop had a hat trick and the Admirals (2-0) upset the Seahawks (0-1) at the Anne Arundel Community College Tournament.

No. 14 C. Milton Wright 2, Maryvale 1: Jordan Nichols scored twice, including the game-winner 20 minutes into the second half as the Mustangs (1-0) beat the Lions (0-1-1).

Caroline Phillips had Maryvale's lone goal.

Field hockey

No. 3 Severna Park 3, Broadneck 0: Severna Park (1-0) only lost two starters from last year's team that won the 21st state championship in the program's history yet gained something --- speed.

The Falcons outshot the Bruins 22-1 and earned 12 penalty corners to Broadneck's two.

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Severn 4, Maryvale 3: Regan Leavitt scored two of her three goals on penalty corners to lead the host Admirals (1-1) past the Lions (0-2).

Girls volleyball

No. 2 Broadneck d. Centennial, 3-0: Amanda Sanabia had 28 assists and Clara Brechtel and Carley Cleland each had 10 kills to pace the host Bruins (1-0) past the Eagles (0-1).

Broadneck won 25-20, 25-15, 25-22.

Baltimore Sun staff contributed to this article.

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