Quick recaps on Week 5 in Southern Maryland high school football
Huntingtown 21, St. Charles 20
The visiting Hurricanes held off a second-half push by the Spartans to remain unbeaten through five weeks in a Southern Maryland Athletic Conference Potomac Division clash on Friday night.
Having trailed 21-6 with 5 minutes 53 seconds remaining in the third quarter, St. Charles (3-2, 1-1 SMAC Potomac) had the opportunity to pull itself ahead after Klayton Batten's 22-yard touchdown run with 5:40 left in the fourth quarter.
The Spartans, down 21-20 after the score, went for the 2-point conversion, but Batten was stymied short of the goal line. While they did have another possession, the hosts were never able to drive into Huntingtown territory again.
Huntingtown (5-0, 2-0) built its lead on three Trent Connolly touchdown passes, two to Cameron Dalrymple and one to Noah Kuntz. Dalrymple's second touchdown gave the Hurricanes a 15-point advantage midway through the third quarter.
St. Charles cut its deficit to 21-14 when Konner Blount-Foster scored on a 22-yard run on the final play of the third quarter, while Batten converted on a 2-point run.
Shane Wood scored the Spartans' first touchdown, that coming on a 44-yard run in the second quarter.
Connolly passed for 135 yards to lead a balanced Hurricanes attack, while St. Charles featured four players who exceeded 50 yards on the ground.
Good Counsel 17, St. Mary’s Ryken 14
The Knights gave Washington Catholic Athletic Conference foe Good Counsel all it could handle on Friday evening in Montgomery County.
St. Mary's Ryken (3-3 overall) got two touchdowns in the first half from Will Johnson, one on a 9-yard pass from quarterback Trevor Nored and another on a 73-yard fumble return on defense. The Knights led 7-3 at the end of the first quarter and 14-10 at the intermission, but the Falcons scored the game's only touchdown in the second half and held on for the victory.
Nored completed 9 of 28 passes for 151 yards and one touchdown, Johnson had four catches for 62 yards and one touchdown and Dez Williams had a 75-yard reception. Running back Jamaree Bowman carried 13 times for 45 yards.
"It was a defensive battle," St. Mary's Ryken head coach Aaron Brady said. "Our kids battled the number 21 team in the country and had the chance to knock them off. I am so proud of these young men and the effort they gave against a very talented team."
Patuxent 21, La Plata 14
The Panthers rallied to knock off the visiting Warriors in a SMAC Chesapeake Division contest on Friday night.
Patuxent (3-2, 3-0 SMAC Chesapeake) gained the early lead when quarterback Aidan Commodore connected with running back Dajore Brooks on a 75-yard screen pass for a touchdown and kicker Dayton Leslie added the extra point to give the Panthers a 7-0 lead late in the first quarter.
La Plata (3-2, 2-1) scored twice in the second quarter to claim a 14-7 halftime advantage. Taylun Sanders scored on a 39-yard run near the midway point of the second quarter, then Richard Tippett added a 79-yard touchdown run with less than three minutes remaining in the half. Jordan Lopez added a 2-point conversion for the Warriors.
La Plata opened the third quarter with a long drive, but Brooks ended the threat when he intercepted a Donnie Bowman pass and returned it to midfield. Three plays later, the Panthers drew even when Commodore scored on a 16-yard run and Leslie added the extra point.
Patuxent claimed the lead for good midway through the fourth quarter when the Panthers marched 77 yards in 11 plays and Commodore again called his own number and found the end zone from four yards out and another Leslie extra point gave the Panthers a 21-14 lead with 8:37 remaining.
Thomas Stone 14, McDonough 0
The visiting Cougars ended a two-game losing streak by defeating the Rams in a SMAC Chesapeake Division contest on Friday night.
Stone (2-3, 1-2 SMAC Chesapeake) scored its first touchdown in second quarter on a run by Devaun Shepherd, who finished the night with 106 yards on 16 carries.
Quarterback Quinnel Booth connected on 5 of 13 passes for 97 yards, including a 12-yard toss to Kire Hines in the third quarter.
Cougars junior kicker Jared Rivers converted both extra-point attempts and the Cougars defense kept McDonough from finding the end zone.
The Rams (0-5, 0-3) were shut out for the second straight week.
Northern 33, Chopticon 12
The Patriots were able to explode for 19 second-half points and top the visiting Braves in a SMAC Potomac Division contest on Friday night.
After a scoreless opening quarter, Chopticon was able to grab a 6-0 lead on a 37-yard touchdown run from senior Trent Holton with 6:36 left in the opening half.
Northern (4-1, 2-1 SMAC Potomac) was able to take an 8-6 lead less than a minute later on a 75-yard touchdown pass on a third-down play from sophomore quarterback Zach Crounse to senior Rex Fleming.
The Patriots added to their lead before the half on a Crounse 31-yard passing touchdown to senior Julian Colon with 2:19 left in the second quarter.
In the third quarter, Northern continued to add to its advantage on a 1-yard rushing score from Crounse and a 15-yard rushing touchdown from senior Keith Parks to lead 26-6 heading into the final quarter of play.
Chopticon (2-3, 1-2) cut into the deficit on a 5-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Dominic Crampton to senior tight end Ryan Wheeler with 8:04 left to play.
Parks added the final score of the game on a 22-yard rushing touchdown with 5:28 remaining as Northern claimed the victory.
Lackey 35, Calvert 14
The Chargers trailed the visiting Cavaliers midway through the third quarter, but scored 22 unanswered points to remain unbeaten through five weeks to win the SMAC Chesapeake Division contest on Friday night.
Calvert (2-3, 1-1 SMAC Chesapeake) scored with roughly seven minutes left in the third quarter to take a 14-13 lead, but it was all Lackey (5-0, 2-0) from that point on.
Jonathan Thompson rushed for 218 yards and three touchdowns on 25 carries for the Chargers, while Russell Echard completed 8 of 11 passes for 120 yards and a score, while also adding a rushing touchdown.
Westlake 34, Great Mills 6
The Wolverines snapped a three-game losing streak in beating the visiting Hornets in a SMAC crossover contest on Friday night.
Westlake senior Nigel Harrison scored the first points of the game on a 21-yard touchdown run with 10:06 left in the first quarter to put the hosts ahead 6-0.
Great Mills (2-3 overall) responded and tied the game at 6 on a 15-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Terrell London to Jamie Quade Jr.
The Wolverines (2-3) were able to regain the lead for the remainder of the night on a 59-yard touchdown run from Jeremiah Maxwell in the opening quarter.
Maxwell connected on a 17-yard touchdown pass to junior Erick Hunter in the second quarter to put Westlake in front 19-6 by halftime.
In the second half, Westlake junior Kris Caine returned a Great Mills fumble 1 yard for a touchdown.
North Point 70, Leonardtown 6
The Eagles topped the visiting Raiders in a SMAC Potomac Division contest on Friday night.
North Point (4-1, 2-1 SMAC Potomac) won its second straight contest, both to St. Mary’s County schools. Leonardtown fell to 0-5, 0-3.
The Eagles raced out to an early 35-0 advantage after one quarter of play on one passing touchdown and four rushing touchdowns from 2, 5, 7 and 39 yards out.
In the second quarter, North Point added three more touchdowns to its total with one passing and two rushing scores to lead 56-0 at the half.
North Point added a 20-yard touchdown run and a safety in the third quarter to lead 64-0 heading into the final quarter.
Leonardtown recorded its only score of the night in the fourth quarter on a 25-yard touchdown run from Juvawn Broome.
The Eagles final six points came on a fumble return touchdown by the defense.