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The Patriots trailed after three quarters in Saturday night's contest that was a makeup from a Thursday weather postponement, but rallied back in the fourth for their first victory of the season.
Trailing 14-10, senior running back Austin Howard scored the go-ahead touchdown on an 18-yard run with 10 minutes 20 seconds left in regulation. Howard finished with 19 carries for 85 yards and the touchdown.
On the next series, Howard intercepted a pass on defense and it resulted in a five-yard touchdown run later by senior quarterback Taylor Wagner with 4:22 remaining to give Northern (1-1 overall) a 10-point lead and it would win by that margin.
Wagner completed 11 of 25 passes for 231 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. Senior wide receiver Adam Swann was Northern's top receiver on the night with five catches for 133 yards.
Sophomore defensive back Perrin Turner intercepted both of Wagner's passes, one of which was returned for a touchdown to give North Point a 14-3 lead with 5:09 to go in the third quarter.
Senior running back Marquel Dickerson led the Eagles (0-2) on the ground with 22 carries for 138 yards and a touchdown.
The Raiders moved to 2-0 overall after defeating the visitors from Prince George's County in a contest that was made up on Friday after a Thursday weather postponement.
Leonardtown scored the first 25 points of the contest and went on to the victory.
Senior running back Cortez Bush had a 24-yard touchdown run for the Raiders, while senior running back Dwight Heron caught a 27-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Zach Sparshott.
Senior kicker Doug Baumann connected on four of five field goals in the win, making from 32, 40, 29 and 32 yards out. His lone miss was a 51-yard attempt.
The Raiders scored 16 points in the third quarter to lead 22-0 and they led 25-0 with seven minutes left in the fourth. The team's defense forced four Potomac turnovers.
The visiting Panthers scored on their first two possessions en route to the victory over the Braves on Saturday night in a contest that was made up from a Thursday weather postponement.
The opening drive of the game saw Patuxent (2-0) score on a 52-yard pass from junior quarterback Tyler Crounse to senior wide receiver Laron Gross to give it a 7-0 lead.
The Panthers scored again on their second possession as Crounse got past a tackle and ran in for a five-yard touchdown with 3:17 left in the first quarter, putting the visitors up 14-0.
Chopticon (0-2) got on the board next with a 13-yard touchdown run from senior running back Braxton Powell with 49 seconds remaining in the quarter.
Patuxent added its final touchdown of the night when senior running back Tahir Tyler scored a nine-yard run in the third quarter. Tyler rushed for 36 yards on the drive.
After trailing 12-0 midway through the second quarter, the Warriors scored 28 unanswered points to earn their first victory of the season over the visiting Cavaliers in the only game that was able to be played Thursday night.
Weather, which canceled most of the games on the Thursday schedule, delayed the Calvert-La Plata contest for about an hour.
La Plata (1-1) avenged a 40-14 road loss to Calvert last season, its first win over the Cavaliers in four seasons.
Senior quarterback Alex Calvert completed 7 of 23 passes for 144 yards, including a 57-yard touchdown to junior wide receiver Jack Pilkerton with 4:17 left in the second quarter for the team's first touchdown of the game.
Pilkerton caught four balls for 106 yards, 80 of those yards came in the first half.
La Plata quarterback Calvert also had two rushing touchdowns, both from five yards out in the third and fourth quarters, respectively, to give the Warriors a 21-12 lead with 11:07 left in the game.
Senior running back Anthony Cable sealed the game for the Warriors with 3:27 remaining with a 14-yard touchdown run.
The Warriors defense recovered three fumbles and forced Calvert to turn it over on downs three times, while putting pressure on junior quarter Dakota Greening, who completed only two passes for 17 yards in the game.
Calvert took a 6-0 lead 54 seconds into the first period when junior running back MJ Wallace broke for a 77-yard touchdown up the middle. Wallace left the game shortly after with a hamstring injury and did not return.
The Cavaliers (1-1) took a 12-0 lead with six minutes left in first half on a nine-yard touchdown run by junior running back Troy Wade.
Hurricanes junior DeShawn Freeland scored three touchdowns on the ground and threw for another one in Saturday night's victory over the visiting Rams. The contest was a makeup from a Thursday weather postponement.
Freeland had 18 carries for 135 yards on the ground with the three touchdowns.
Freeland's first score, a five-yard run, put Huntingtown (2-0) up 7-0 with 9:42 left in the second quarter. McDonough (0-2) answered just before halftime as junior wide receiver Josh Teachey caught a one-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Demonne Cox with 16 seconds left in the half, tying the game at 7.
A Freeland 10-yard rushing touchdown put the Hurricanes ahead 14-7 in the third quarter. Freeland added his third score with 10:11 left in regulation from 17 yards out.
Then, on third down and 12 from the Rams 42-yard line, Freeland – on a halfback option pass – found senior Jayson Wood for a touchdown to cap the scoring with 5:03 remaining.
Huntingtown's defense limited McDonough to eight possessions in the contest. The Rams punted five times and turned the ball over on downs twice in seven of the eight, the eighth being the touchdown scoring drive.
The Knights traveled to Washington, D.C., in a scheduled game Saturday and posted its second straight shutout to improve to 3-0.
Senior running back Chazz Bradner scored two rushing touchdowns in the second quarter to put Ryken up 14-0.Later in the game, junior defensive back Kyle Goddard returned a 70-yard interception for a touchdown and senior fullback Kolby Taylor added a 13-yard rushing touchdown to cap off the scoring.
The visiting Cougars won for the second time in as many weeks against a St. Mary's County opponent in downing the Hornets on Saturday night.
The contest started on Thursday night, but was suspended in the second quarter with Stone (2-0) leading 7-0.
Junior quarterback Keiron Morsell rushed nine times for 153 yards and three touchdowns. Morsell had a one-yard touchdown in addition to scores from 47 and 40 yards out and added a two-point conversion score.
Sophomore Marquis Bundy scored on a 19-yard touchdown run.
Stone's defense limited the Hornets (0-2) to just two yards of total offense, and sophomore cornerback Juwann Briscoe had a 35-yard interception return for a touchdown.
One football game in the Southern Maryland Athletic Conference was not played Thursday night and it had nothing to do with the weather.
Westlake was scheduled to play at Lackey High School in a 6:30 p.m. contest, but the game was canceled, according to a Thursday morning press release from Charles County Public Schools.
The release stated that “the cancellation is a forfeit for Westlake as a result of a one-game suspension for unsportsmanlike conduct that occurred at a game last week.”
There will be no makeup game, the release stated, so Lackey (2-0) receives a forfeit victory by the score of 2-0, its second straight win to start the season after a 47-0 shutout of La Plata on Sept. 7. Westlake now will be 1-1.