Thomas Stone 38, McDonough 28
The Cougars raced to a 28-0 lead at the end of the first quarter and led 31-6 at halftime and 38-12 at the end of the third quarter of Friday night’s Southern Maryland Athletic Conference Chesapeake Division contest.
Stone third-year head coach Danny Ripple sent all his reserves into the game and McDonough rallied for two scores in the fourth to trim the final margin to 38-28.
Stone quarterback Cole Lucia completed 1 of 2 passes for 36 yards and one score and he also ran five times for 63 yards and another score. Trent Gaskins carried nine times for 78 yards and two scores to lead the Cougars’ ground game that accumulated 233 yards and four touchdowns rushing on 34 attempts. Josh Robertston also rushed five times for 48 yards and a score.
Jaden Ferreira caught one pass for 36 yards and a touchdown and kicker Nicco Vargas connected on all five extra point attempts and a 34-yard field goal.
“I thought we did a good job taking control of the game right from the start,” Ripple said. “For the most part I thought we dominated up front. We got up 38-6 late in the third quarter and I decided to empty the bench at that point. The best part is the reserves got plenty of playing time.”
Stone (3-1 overall, 1-0 SMAC Chesapeake) will be at Calvert at 7 p.m. Friday. The Cavaliers (2-2, 1-0) defeated Lackey in Week 4, 27-6.
McDonough (1-3, 0-1) scored the last 22 points of the game and finished the night with more first downs (14-8) and held the ball for seven minutes more than the Cougars. The Rams will face Patuxent at 7 p.m. Friday. The Panthers (0-4) were edged by St. Charles, 14-8. TED BLACK
Calvert 27, Lackey 6
The visiting Cavaliers scored two touchdowns early and never relinquished the advantage en route to Friday night’s win over the Chargers in a SMAC Chesapeake Division contest.
Calvert running back Dre Mackall carried 21 times for 151 yards and three touchdowns and caught two passes for 30 yards and quarterback Michael Floria completed 6 of 12 passes for 126 yards and another score to lead the Cavaliers past the Chargers. David Allwine had two receptions for 45 yards and one touchdown.
Lackey quarterback Robert Middleton rushed 14 times for 92 yards and the Chargers’ lone score and he completed 4 of 12 passes for 77 yards, connecting with Linn Jordan for 49 yards on Lackey’s longest play of the night. Running back Jayson Wilmer carried seven times for 52 yards in a losing cause.
“One thing that stood out is Calvert did a better job up front,” Lackey head coach John Lush said. “We really couldn’t get our running game going and they did a good job moving the ball against our bigs up front. Calvert is very well-coached and they did a good job controlling the line of scrimmage.”
Calvert (2-2, 1-0 SMAC Chesapeake) will host Thomas Stone (3-1, 1-0) at 7 p.m. Friday. The Cougars knocked off McDonough in Week 4, 38-28.
Lackey (2-2, 0-1) will travel to La Plata (1-3, 0-1) for a 7 p.m. kickoff Friday. The Warriors were shut out by Westlake in Week 4, 29-0.