Good Coun­sel out­lasts Spald­ing in foot­ball, 20-14

Staines scores in sec­ond OT to lift Perry Hall in soc­cer

Baltimore Sun - - VARSITY - By Bob Hough — Ran­dall L. McRoberts, Bal­ti­more Sun Me­dia Group

Fri­day night’s foot­ball game be­tween Arch­bishop Spald­ing and Good Coun­sel was a matchup be­tween two of the top seven teams in the state, and it cer­tainly didn’t dis­ap­point.

Af­ter the teams traded leads in the first half, Good Coun­sel scored the only points in the sec­ond half and de­feated Arch­bishop Spald­ing, 20-14, at a packed Mike Whit­tles Field.

Spald­ing (1-1) has two more out-of-con­fer­ence games be­fore be­gin­ning Mary­land In­ter­scholas­tic Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion A Con­fer­ence play on Sept. 30 at Loy­ola Blake­field.

Spald­ing fought back from an early deficit to take a 14-12 lead at the half. Af­ter the Fal­cons went ahead in the sec­ond half, the Cava­liers had the ball in the fi­nal min­utes with a chance to drive for the go-ahead score.

“I think in the end, we’ll win a game later in the year be­cause we lost this one,” said Spald­ing coach Kyle Sch­mitt, on the ex­pe­ri­ence of play­ing an­other of the top teams in the state. “To­mor­row morn­ing will be a great learn­ing op­por­tu­nity for us to sit and watch it and re­ally di­ag­nose some of the is­sues.”

Mo­hamed Ibrahim ran for 133 yards on 26 car­ries and scored a pair of first-half touch­downs for the Fal­cons, who play in the Wash­ing­ton Catholic Ath­letic Con­fer­ence and en­tered the game ranked No. 2 in the state, while Spald­ing came in ranked No. 7.

The Fal­cons, who have lost to De­Matha Catholic the past two years in the WCAC cham­pi­onship game, opened the sea­son with a 23-21 vic­tory over Mount Saint Joseph. They will also play Gil­man of the A Con­fer­ence on Sept. 17.

“I think we just left it on the field,” Sch­mitt said. “They had a cou­ple big plays and we had some drops. The muffed punt was a huge play. We lost the field po­si­tion bat­tle in the sec­ond half.”

NO. 3 BROADNECK 50, NORTH­EAST 0: Shane Davis com­pleted 15 of 19 passes for 332 yards and threw four touch­down passes as the host Bru­ins (2-0) shut out the Ea­gles (1-1).

NO. 15 ARUN­DEL 47, NORTH COUNTY 31: Ryan Sedg­wick threw six touch­down passes and Tim Cole scored six touch­downs to power the host Wild­cats (2-0) past the Knights (0-2).

Sedg­wick com­pleted 19 of 32 passes for 256 yards.

Cole caught five touch­down passes for a to­tal of 90 yards and had one rush­ing touch­down of 24 yards.

North County’s Deon­tez Parker rushed for two touch­downs and threw his sec­ond touch­down pass of the game in a sec­ond­half rally that fell short.

MARET 20, ST. PAUL’S 14: Gar­ri­son Bur­nett scored two touch­downs, in­clud­ing the game-win­ner from 3 yards out with a minute left, to lift the Frogs (1-0) over the host Cru­saders (1-1).

Wake For­est-bound Coby Davis com­pleted a 35-yard touch­down pass to Keon Eady for a 7-0 Maret lead.

HAVRE DE GRACE 38, JOPPATOWNE 6: The War­riors im­proved to 2-0 with an easy vic­tory over the vis­it­ing Mariners (0-2). Havre de Grace quar­ter­back Mike Flosser ran 11 yards for the game’s first score and com­pleted a 12-yard pass to Knowl­edge John­son for an­other touch­down.

Will Ash­man re­turned a kick­off 65 yards for a touch­down to open the sec­ond half, and line­man Con­nor Gorham fell on a fum­ble by team­mate Ja­sia Stans­bury for an­other score.

Clay Har­ris kicked a 31-yard field goal and was good on all five point-af­ter at­tempts.

Tyler Mal­loy closed the scor­ing with a 4-yard run.

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