Quick recaps on Week 7 in Southern Maryland high school football
St. Charles 27, North Point 21 (OT)
Klayton Batten’s quarterback sneak in the extra period gave the visiting Spartans the win over the Eagles in a Southern Maryland Athletic Conference Potomac Division contest on Friday night.
Tied at 21, North Point failed to score on the opening possession of overtime when quarterback Tedros Gleaton was sacked on third down, then Christopher Hernandez pushed a 29-yard field goal attempt wide left.
St. Charles (5-2, 3-1 SMAC Potomac) needed only two plays to earn the dramatic victory. Batten burrowed for nine yards on first down, then plowed ahead for the final yard on second down to lift the Spartans to the overtime win.
It marked the first time ever that the Spartans had defeated the Eagles.
Both of St. Charles’ losses this season have been by a point and the Spartans appeared on the verge of suffering their third straight narrow setback on several occasions on Friday as North Point led throughout much of the contest but could not find a way to put away the visitors.
St. Charles scored first as the Spartans took the opening kickoff and marched 72 yards in just six plays and Justin Palmer scored on a 4-yard run off the left side for a 7-0 lead.
North Point (5-2, 3-2) capped the first quarter with an 11-play drive that encompassed 68 yards and Gleaton plowed forward from 1 yard out and Hernandez nailed the point-after to tie the game at 7.
The Eagles then forged their first lead of the game when they marched 82 yards in just six plays and Gleaton connected with Lasalle Rose Jr. on a 34-yard scoring strike with 3 minutes 27 seconds left in the half for a 14-7 lead.
St. Charles answered immediately when Konner Blount-Foster returned the ensuing kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown to trim the gap to 14-13, but North Point responded by going 54 yards in nine plays and scored when Gleaton again connected with Rose from 15 yards out for a 21-13 halftime lead.
Neither team scored in the third and through much of the fourth until the Spartans went 65 yards in 13 plays, taking nearly seven minutes off the clock and drew even when Batten connected with Palmer on a 14-yard scoring strike and Blount-Foster plowed forward for the 2-point conversion to bring the visitors even at 21 with 3:30 remaining.
Patuxent 35, Lackey 21
Dajore Brooks rushed for three touchdowns and the visiting Panthers rolled up close to 400 yards of offense to extend their winning streak to five games and spoil the Chargers' homecoming in the SMAC Chesapeake Division matchup on Friday night.
With the win, Patuxent (5-2, 4-0 SMAC Chesapeake) also assumed the top spot in the division standings as the sole remaining unbeaten team within division play.
Lackey (6-1, 3-1) took the early 6-0 lead on Jonathan Thompson's 10-yard touchdown run just over 8 minutes into the game. But Patuxent answered on the ensuing series, with Brooks' 37-yard scoring rush that capped an 85-yard drive and left the Panthers in front 7-6 after Dayton Leslie's extra point.
The lead swelled to 21-6 through the second quarter, as Brooks again reached the end zone on the ground, while Adam Commodore tossed a 22-yard touchdown pass to Justin Grabill in the second quarter's final seconds.
The Chargers pulled to within 21-13 midway through the third quarter on Thompson's 1-yard touchdown plunge, but the Panthers responded with a 9-yard touchdown run by Brooks just over a minute later to extend the advantage back out to 28-13.
Patuxent’s lead grew to 35-13 on Dylan Lovett's 31-yard scoring strike to Trent Rocarek midway through the fourth. Thompson reached the end zone for the third time on Lackey's subsequent possession, cutting the gap to 35-21 after Jaquan Dobey's 2-point run, but the hosts could get no closer.
Calvert 28, McDonough 14
Kameron Hawkins rushed for nearly 200 yards and four touchdowns in leading the Cavaliers to the SMAC Chesapeake Division victory over the visiting Rams on Friday night.
Hawkins, who finished with 199 yards on 26 carries, reached the end zone twice in the second quarter as Calvert (4-3, 3-1 Chesapeake) built a 14-0 halftime lead. Hawkins added two more scores in the second half as the Cavaliers nabbed a homecoming victory. Quarterback Michael Floria also passed for 66 yards for the Cavaliers.
McDonough fell to 0-7, 0-5.
Westlake 52, Thomas Stone 31
In a game that was closer than the final score indicated, the Wolverines used a big second half to upend the visiting Cougars in a SMAC Chesapeake Division clash on Friday night, claiming the 301 Classic trophy.
Westlake (3-4, 1-3 SMAC Chesapeake) led 21-19 at halftime and extended it to 44-31 in the fourth en route to the win.
Wolverines quarterback Jeremiah Maxwell completed 11 of 15 passes for 121 yards and four touchdowns and Nigel Harrison carried eight times for 73 yards and scored on runs of 17 and 21 yards. Maxwell connected with Jalil Singleton twice for scoring tosses, once from 14 yards out and another from 25 yards out and he also hit Erick Hunter for an eight-yard strike.
Westlake converted on seven of 12 third downs, while Stone failed to convert on six third down tries. The Wolverines generated 348 yards of total offense, getting 227 on the ground and the other 121 through the air. Stone had 174 yards of total offense, 106 on the ground and 68 through the air.
Stone fell to 2-5, 1-4.
Northern 44, Great Mills 14
The Patriots got back in the win column with the victory over the visiting Hornets in a SMAC Potomac Division contest on Friday night.
In the opening quarter of its senior night game, Northern (5-2, 3-1 SMAC Potomac) scored the only points of the frame on a 21-yard field goal by sophomore Ty Fleming.
The Patriots added three touchdowns to their total in the second quarter. Senior Rex Fleming scored two rushing touchdowns out of the Wildcat formation from 10 and 6 yards out and sophomore quarterback Zach Crounse found sophomore receiver Tyler Baskett streaking up the field for a 63-yard touchdown pass to put the hosts in front 24-0 at halftime.
Rex Fleming scored his third rushing touchdown out of the Wildcat on a 15-yard run with 1:49 left in the third quarter to put the Patriots in front 31-0.
Great Mills (2-5, 1-4) scored its first points of the contest with 31 seconds left in the third on a 36-yard touchdown pass from sophomore quarterback Nicholas Feldman to Jevontae Fearwell.
Northern was threatening to score again with the ball on the Great Mills 1-yard line with 7:15 left to play, but a bad snap over the head of junior quarterback Nicholas Olson led to a 99-yard fumble return for a touchdown by Daelandre' Barnes of the Hornets.
On the first play from scrimmage following the bad snap, Patriots senior Keith Parks scored a 65-yard rushing touchdown.
Northern senior Brian Wallace scored the final points of the contest on a 35-yard interception return for a touchdown with 6:06 remaining.
La Plata 42, Chopticon 7
After trailing 7-6 at the end of the first quarter, the Warriors scored 36 unanswered points over the next three quarters to cruise to the victory over the visiting Braves in a SMAC nondivision contest on Friday night.
La Plata (5-2 overall) scored first when Stephen Cobb recovered a fumble by teammate Nico Stout in the end zone for a 6-0 lead. Chopticon countered to forge its lone lead of the night at the end of the first quarter, but the remainder of the contest belonged to the Warriors.
In the second quarter, quarterback Donnie Bowman connected with Tim Smith Jr. on a 20-yard scoring strike and Bowman found Deshaun Thomas for the two-point conversion. The Warriors forged a 21-7 halftime advantage when Bowman connected with Stout on a 50-yard scoring strike and Alexis Bryan added the extra point.
Bowman hit Thomas for a 13-yard touchdown toss in the third quarter and the Warriors padded their advantage in the fourth when Stout scored on a 72-yard run and Sidney Butler returned an interception 62 yards for another touchdown.
Bryan also connected on all three extra point attempts in the second half and the last minute was played under a running clock.
Chopticon (2-5) lost its fourth straight game.
Huntingtown 49, Leonardtown 0
The Hurricanes kept their undefeated record intact with a shutout of the visiting Raiders in a SMAC Potomac Division contest on Friday night.
Huntingtown (7-0, 4-0 SMAC Potomac) led 21-0 in the first quarter and 35-0 at halftime. The Hurricanes added a touchdown in the third quarter and another in the fourth to finish up the scoring.
Huntingtown quarterback Trent Connolly threw two touchdown passes with Anthony Smith and Cameron Dalrymple on the receiving end of those scores.
Austin Welch had two touchdowns rushing, while Noah Kuntz and Clay Wargo each had one. Wargo led the Hurricanes on the ground with 72 yards and Kuntz had 63.
Kyree Kirkman returned a punt 60 yards for a touchdown in the game as well.
Defensively in pitching the shutout, Chad Connolly had eight total tackles to lead Huntingtown, while Welch, Jack Rosnage and Victor Powell each had seven. Powell also had two sacks.
Leonardtown quarterback Jordan Riggs completed 5 of 6 passes in the loss. The Raiders fell to 0-7, 0-5.
St. Mary’s Ryken 55, Bishop Ireton (Va.) 0
The Knights shut out their second straight Washington Catholic Athletic Conference opponent with Friday night’s win.
St. Mary’s Ryken (5-3, 2-0 WCAC Metro Division) led in the air by junior quarterback Trev Nored who threw for 301 yards and three touchdowns while completing 15 of 16 passes.
Sophomore Jordan Scarbrough, junior Dez Williams and junior Will Johnson each caught touchdown passes in the game. Johnson led the receiving corps with five catches for 135 yards.
Knights junior Jamaree Bowman rushed for touchdowns of six and nine yards out and finished with four carries for 38 yards.
Leading the St. Mary’s Ryken rushing attack was senior Aiden Weber who finished with a 56-yard touchdown run and a team-high 70 yards on four touches out of the backfield. Sophomore Londyn Thomas scored on a 24-yard rushing touchdown and finished with two carries for 32 yards.
St. Mary's Ryken scored a defensive touchdown on a Williams 69-yard interception return.
The Knights, who led 41-0 at halftime en route to the win, outscored their last two opponents by a combined 104-0.