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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2014
In August, Lee Hull put all of his eggs in Robert Council's basket when the rookie head coach tabbed the redshirt senior as Morgan State's starting quarterback, and not even a poor showing in Saturday's 15-14 loss to Norfolk State has changed Hull's opinion. Council had his worst performance as a passer on Saturday, failing to complete 15 of his 19 attempts and gaining just 38 yards. He also lost a fumble on the Spartans' 1-yard line after a 12-yard run on the opening drive of the game for the Bears (2-3, 1-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference)
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By Katherine Dunn and The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2014
McDonogh's No. 1 football team put a dent in No. 4 Mount Saint Joseph's best start in 20 years Thursday night, feeding off its stellar defense for a 24-0 victory in the Eagles' first Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference game. The host Eagles, the defending A Conference champions, scored 14 unanswered points in the first quarter, sparked by a couple of big defensive plays, to deal the Gaels their first loss of the season. On the Gaels' first drive, Eagles linebacker Wyatt Cook, last season's All-Metro Defensive Player of the Year, forced a fumble and defensive end Michael Cornwell recovered it. The Eagles needed just four plays to drive 54 yards for their first touchdown less than three minutes into the game.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2014
According to coach Ed Hottle, Stevenson's best start in school history has been a long time coming. It's also a product of inspired play by the defense. Through four games, no opponent has scored more than 19 points in a single game against the Mustangs, who are tied for 12th in Division III in points allowed (9.8), rank 18th in yards surrendered (247.8), are tied for fourth in interceptions (nine) and eighth in takeaways (12). So how does a defense that in 2013 allowed 24.2 points and 370.2 yards per game and collected 11 interceptions among their 17 takeaways improve so dramatically?
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By Nelson Coffin and For The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2014
The Elgard Trophy, given to the winner of the oldest high school football rivalry in Howard County, brought out the best in No. 9 Howard and No. 14 Glenelg on Thursday night - especially in the last quarter. The thrilling conclusion came on a 27-yard touchdown toss from senior quarterback Kevin Sheahin to Dylan Perez with 23 seconds remaining in the game to give the host Lions (5-0) a 20-15 victory. Those heroics were preceded by plenty of other clutch plays, including Glenelg senior Brent Richardson's 5-yard touchdown run running behind Florida State-bound blue chip lineman David Robbins with just over a minute left in regulation.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
After sandwiching a closer-than-expected 27-20 decision over Centennial Conference rival Susquehanna on Sept. 13 with fairly dominant wins against Randolph-Macon and Moravian, Johns Hopkins encountered its first important test of the season Saturday with a road trip to Muhlenberg, which had captured seven league titles in the last 13 years. The Blue Jays left with more than a passing grade as they scored the game's first 21 points en route to a 42-26 victory. They improved to 4-0 overall and 3-0 in the conference and gave coach Jim Margraff a measure of comfort about his team's potential.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
Johns Hopkins isn't the only area Division III program with an untarnished record in 2014. Stevenson is 4-0 overall and 3-0 in the Middle Atlantic Conference and earned votes in the latest American Football Coaches Association poll. It's the first time the program has won its first four games of the season, and the team has already matched single-season records in overall victories and league wins set last year. Considering that the Mustangs were 8-22 overall and 6-20 in the conference, the current run might be shocking to some, but not to coach Ed Hottle.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
The last thing a struggling passing offense needs is a matchup against a defense with a relentless pass rush. That's the scenario awaiting Towson (2-3 overall and 0-1 in the Colonial Athletic Association) when the Tigers play league rival Stony Brook at Johnny Unitas Stadium on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Towson, which ranks 112th out of 121 Football Championship Subdivision teams in passing at 115.6 yards per game, meets a Seawolves defense that ranks sixth in the country in sacks with 17. But as coach Rob Ambrose pointed out, sacks aren't the only department in which Stony Brook fares well.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
For the third time this season, Morgan State lost a game by less than a field goal. But unlike setbacks to Eastern Michigan on Aug. 30 and Holy Cross on Sept. 6, there was something different about Saturday's 15-14 loss to Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference foe Norfolk State. The Bears had entered the contest on a two-game winning streak, and the Spartans wallowed their way through an 0-4 start. But Morgan State (2-3 overall and 1-1 in the league) couldn't prevent Norfolk State from scoring a game-winning touchdown with 29 seconds left in regulation.
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By Katherine Dunn and The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
McDonogh's 31-20 loss to LaSalle (Pa.) on Saturday cost the Eagles the No. 1 spot in the Maryland High School Football Media State Poll and dropped them to No. 4 behind No. 3 Gilman in the latest poll released on Tuesday. Gilman, which defeated St. Frances 42-16 Friday, is now the highest-ranked team from the Baltimore area. The Greyhounds, who moved up from No. 4 last week, are 3-2 with both losses to out-of-state teams. McDonogh is 2-2 with both of its losses also to out-of-state teams.
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Katherine Dunn and The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
The Baltimore Sun will follow Franklin's Steven Smothers, Gilman's Ellison Jordan and McDonogh's Eric Burrell on the recruiting trail as they try to decide over the next year which college will be the best fit. This is part one in an occasional series. Steven Smothers' cell phone started dancing just a few seconds past midnight on Sept. 1. The Franklin junior had switched his phone to vibrate, but he didn't ignore it, knowing college football coaches could begin contacting Class of 2016 prospects via text message, email and social media immediately after midnight.
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