Football: By The Numbers for Week 1

  • Calvert Hall quarterback Kenji Bahar throws a pass in the first quarter against Franklin.
Calvert Hall quarterback Kenji Bahar throws a pass in the first… (Kenneth K. Lam, Baltimore…)
September 07, 2014|By Katherine Dunn

The high school football season got off to a wild start over the weekend with upsets, broken winning streaks and a few plays that surely will stand among the year's most exciting highlights.

Local rankings, state rankings and most of our preconceived notions about this season turned topsy-turvy and this now looks like one of the most unpredictable seasons in a while.

As always though, a few results and plays stood out from the weekend, so here's a look at some of them.

1: Game postponed by lightning -- Mount St. Joseph will head back to Bullis Monday at 4:30

2: Key defensive plays in the last five minutes of Westminster's 21-19 upset of Middletown -- Chad Patterson's 22-yard interception return for a touchdown and lineman Matt Nichols' fumble recovery

2: Interceptions by Annapolis defensive back Montes Davis in the Panthers' 47-18 loss to Severna Park

2: Punts blocked by Howard's Winston Delattiboudere, who also had two sacks, in a 31-14 Lions win over Wilde Lake

3: Thomas Johnson passes knocked down by Catonsville's Antwan Pearson in the second half of the Comets' 25-18 loss

3: Baltimore area's longest active winning streak by Archbishop Spalding and St. Vincent Pallotti

4: Of The Baltimore Sun's Top 5 teams to lose this week -- No. 1 McDonogh, No. 2 Gilman, No. 3 Franklin and No. 5 Old Mill

5: Lead changes in the fourth quarter of Broadneck's 25-22 win over Old Mill

5: Ways Hammond scored touchdowns in its 41-0 win over Mount Hebron -- passing, rushing, punt return, kick return, interception

6: Seconds left when Towson quarterback Logan Cheek hit Kenny Young with a touchdown pass to nip Sparrows Point, 22-20

6:55: Time in which Calvert Hall scored 15 points to seal its 35-24 victory over Franklin

7: Seconds left before River Hill punter Cooper McGeehan ran out of the end zone for a deliberate safety to seal the Hawks' 15-14 win over Glenelg

10: Players who carried the ball for Eastern Tech in gaining 287 yards on the ground in a 35-12 win over Patterson Mill

11: Seconds left when Broadneck quarterback Canaan Gebele hit Alec Ruden for the game-winning 21-yard touchdown and the upset of Old Mill

12: Straight wins by McDonogh -- The Baltimore area's longest active streak -- ended by St. Joseph's Regional, N.J., 31-18

15: The state's longest active football winning streak -- by Fort Hill

21: Fourth quarter points scored by Boys' Latin a comeback 31-28 win over Landon

36: Game winning streak by Middletown -- the state's longest active run -- ended by Westminster, 21-19

66: Yards gained in 35 seconds on Broadneck's game-winning scoring drive capped by Canaan Gebele's 21-yard touchdown pass to Alec Ruden

93: Yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Franklin's Steven Smothers in the Indians loss to Calvert Hall

93: Yard pass play from Edgewood quarterback Darian Summerville to Ryan Webb in the Rams 28-20 loss to Aberdeen

100: Percent of Oakland Mills' possessions on which the Scorpions scored in their 50-0 win over Long Reach

209: Yards rushing by Reservoir's Craig Jones, who scored three times in a 44-0 win over Centennial

228: Yards passing by St. Paul's quarterback Anthony Pino in the Crusaders' 33-19 win over Hereford

431: Yards of offense generated by C. Milton Wright quarterback Omar Walker, who had a hand in six touchdowns in the Mustangs' 62-26 win over Elkton -- 321 passing, 110 rushing

To submit stats for consideration for By The Numbers, email katherine.dunn@baltsun.com by noon Sunday.

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