Friday's roundup: Curley clinches 1st place under the lights
Gilman's Melvin Keihn stiff-arms Mount St. Joseph's Drexel Mosby after recovering a fumble during the No. 1 Greyhounds' 56-28 victory Friday. (Brian Krista/Patuxent Publishing)
From Sun Staff Reports
Playing under new temporary lights for the first time, Archbishop Curley defeated visiting St. Paul’s, 35-0, Friday night and clinched the league title and top-seed in the upcoming Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association’s B Conference playoffs.
Kenny Thomas led the way with 84 yards on nine carries as the Friars racked up 339 yards on the ground. In addition to their bruising ground attack, Curley’s defenders picked off four Crusader passes with Thomas returning one 31 yards for a score.
No. 1 Gilman 56, Mount St. Joseph 28 : Senior wideout/running back Cyrus Jones scored four touchdowns in the first half as the host Greyhounds (7-1, 5-0 MIAA A Conference) rolled to a 42-14 halftime advantage over the Gaels (3-5, 2-3). Senior Kenneth Goins added three TDs and junior Micah Kiser one for the Greyhounds. Junior quarterback Luke Casey came off the bench to run 55 yards for a touchdown and threw two passes for scores to Samuel Benjamin and Marcus Alston for the Gaels.
No. 5 Poly 34, Mervo 20: Priestly Shuler had 104 yards on nine carries and racked up 12 tackles and two sacks from his linebacker position on defense as the Engineers (9-0) rolled over the Mustangs in league play. Also, Virgina Tech bound Donovan Riley returned an interception 19 yards for a score. With the win Poly clinched the city league championship.
No. 7 Dunbar 22, Carver 12: Charles brown scored on a three-yard run, Ryan Crowder had a 51-yard interception for a touchdown and Carlos Austin took a kickoff 90 yards for a score as the Poets (7-2) held off the host Bears.
No. 10 Catonsville 48, Kenwood 0: DeAndre Lane had three rushing touchdowns to give the Comets (9-0) a 20-0 lead. Lane had rushes of 26, 78 and 50 yards for touchdowns.
City 46, Southwestern 12: Steffen Wilkens had a hand in four touchdowns as the Knights routed the visiting Sabers in city league action yesterday. He scored on runs of 1 and 14 yards and threw touchdown passes of 39 yards to Dieon Petty and 12 yards to Brandon Jones.
McDonogh lost its number one ranking last Friday to Loyola. The No. 2 Eagles bounced back from the setback, shutting out Calvert Hall, 7-0, and claiming the regular-season Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference title and the number one seed in next week’s playoffs.
After the 4-0 loss to the Dons, McDonogh beat Spalding, 8-0, Wednesday, and finished their season on a 2-0 run.
Against the Cardinals, Wake Forest-bound senior Mike Gamble and Malcolm Harris each had hat tricks and Grant Ringlman added another for the host Eagles in the last game of the regular season.
No. 4 Archbishop Curley 2, John Carroll 0: Rick Greensfelder and PJ Koscher scored to lead the host Friars over the Patriots. With the win, Curley becomes the number three seed in the playoffs.
No. 15 Bel Air 13, Milford Mill 0: Nicole Lentz had a hat trick to power the host Bobcats (10-2-1) past the Millers in the opening round of Class 3A North Regional Playoffs.
Bel Air advances to Tuesday’s quarterfinal round where they will face the winner of Hereford/Patterson.
North Harford 1, Aberdeen 0: The visiting Hawks scored 12 minutes into the second half on a goal by Samantha Verzi following a pass from Meghan Root in Class 3A North.. North Harford keeper Emily Briggs had two saves for the Hawks.Chelsea Thomas had 13 saves for Aberdeen.
No. 12 River Hill 5, Hammond 0: Kat Varga scored twice to power the host Hakws (11-3) past the Bears in a Class 2A East regional quarterfinal.
The No. 3 Winters Mill boys and Liberty girls came away with the team championships in Friday's Carroll County cross country title meet at McDaniel College.
Weston Carvalho of Winters Mill won the race, and the school took five of the first top 10 spots to finish with 25 points and easily beat Century (49). For the girls, Hannah Oneda of Winters Mill won by nearly two minutes, but Liberty finished with 54 points to upset No. 4 Century (59). Casey Sullivan led Liberty with her third-place finish.