Strong finish to a tough night
From The Sun's Stefen Lovelace:
In Randallstown’s game against Patapsco Friday night, quarterback Tashaun Stanfill-Perry was having the type of game that probably made him wish he never put on his football pads that day.
He was sacked for a safety, fumbled in the end zone for a Patapsco touchdown and threw an interception on the Rams' 10-yard line to set up another Patriots score.
"Our quarterback just had a horrendous first half," coach Albert Howard said. "He was resilient and fought back, though, and got our offense on track."
The senior sparked a comeback, finding Byron Eaton in the end zone in the third quarter to give Randallstown a 20-19 lead. He added another passing touchdown to his favorite target, Derek Flicking, to give the Rams a 28-19 victory.
It’s a good thing, too, because Randallstown (8-1) couldn’t afford to lose the game. As of Nov. 5, they sit in fourth place in the 2A North football standings with 70.11 points. The top four teams in the standings advance to the playoffs. Patapsco (5-4) is a 3A school and the Rams get bonus points for beating teams in larger divisions, enhancing their strength of schedule.
"We’re 8-1 and have had success this season, but besides Overlea, the teams we’ve been playing aren’t over .500," Howard said. "We were playing better, but not playing top-caliber opponents. The only team we played that was really good was Eastern Tech and we lost to them (23-0).
You get people saying, ‘We aren’t beating anyone, but last year we were 5-5 and playing tough teams. I’ll take an 8-1 every time."