A number of prep football notes
Here is a by-the-numbers look at some of this weekend’s prep football highlights as the season winds toward its final two weeks of regular-season games:
1 Touchdown keeping No. 13 Dunbar in contention with undefeated and No. 8 Poly for the Baltimore City Division I title. The Poets slipped by Edmondson, 6-0, Friday to improve to 7-1 overall and 5-1 in the division.
2 Wins this season for Owings Mills, which ended a 53-game skid earlier this month. Friday’s 14-10 win over Western Tech raised the Eagles’ record to 2-5.
3 Touchdown passes thrown by McDonogh quarterback Rudy Johnson in the final five minutes of Friday’s game at Georgetown Prep for a come-from-way-behind 27-26 MIAA A Conference victory. The No. 2 Eagles are the only team unbeaten in A Conference competition.
7 Wins for Forest Park, which defeated Southwestern, 18-12, Friday to move to 7-0 overall and 6-0 in the city’s Division II where the Foresters are tied with Lake Clifton for first place. The two will meet in the regular-season finale.
8 Local teams still undefeated after eight weeks of play – No. 1 Arundel, No. 3 River Hill, No. 6 Joppatowne, No. 8 Poly, No. 14 Atholton, No. 15 Chesapeake-Baltimore County, Boys’ Latin and Forest Park. Statewide, 20 teams still have perfect records.
36 Straight wins for No. 3 River Hill with Friday’s 48-3 victory over Oakland Mills. The Hawks also have won 41 straight over Howard County opponents as they prepare to host also-unbeaten Atholton on Friday night.
37 Passing touchdowns this season for Arundel quarterback Billy Cosh, who had four in Friday’s 60-0 win over Northeast. The senior’s state record for career passing touchdowns is now 94.
39 Offensive yards gained by No 9 Archbishop Spalding during the second half against Boys' Latin’s stifling defense in a 20-0 Lakers win. Winning the battle of unbeatens, the Lakers now have the top spot in the MIAA B Conference standings all to themselves.