Lions top Oakland Mills in football
26-0 run lifts Long Reach over Centennial; Maggio powers Bulls in girls soccer
Howard running back Devin Dawkins said after the No. 4 Lions’ 40-6 home win over visiting Oakland Mills that he’s starting to surprise himself with how much success he’s had in the Lions’ 5-0 start.
“Yeah, I am because I only played one year of JV,” Dawkins said after rushing for three touchdowns and 267 yards, including 190 in the first half, on 28 carries. “Coming up here on varsity my first year I’m a little surprised at what I’m doing.”
Howard coach Bruce Strunk was less surprised by the success of his running back. After all, the last four Lions’ tailbacks — Mike Anderson, Terrell Charles, Najee Savage and Malik Anderson — all ran for at least 1,273 yards in their respective senior seasons. Dawkins has an edge on his predecessors, though, because he is only a sophomore.
“Devin does a great job. He’s a very talented kid — he’s young,” Strunk said. “We’re fortunate to have him, but we have other guys behind him, too. I think the other guys are pushing him every day and making him better. Competition is good. It makes everyone better.”
ABERDEEN 30, HAVRE DE GRACE 10: Eagles senior quarterback Stephen Blackwell threw for two touchdowns and ran for another to lead Aberdeen (3-2, 2-0) past the visiting Warriors (4-2, 1-1), in UCBAC Chesapeake Division play.
Blackwell finished with154 yards passing and 88 more rushing, while running back Joshua Maxwell added 143 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries.
Blackwell also threw a pair of 2-point conversion passes and ran for another two points.
Havre de Grace, falling for the first time this year, got a 1-yard sneak from quarterback Mike Flosser and an 35-yard field goal from Clay Harris.
LONG REACH 26, CENTENNIAL 8: The host Lighting (5-0) went on a 26-0 run in the second half to beat the Eagles (1-4).
PERRY HALL 20, CATONSVILLE 14: Gators junior quarterback Tyler Holley ran for a touchdown and passed for one to lead host Perry Hall (3-1) to a 20-14 win over the Comets (1-3).
Jake Getzendanner scored both Catonsville touchdowns on sneaks.