North Point 34, North­ern 24

Maryland Independent - - Sports - TED BLACK

In a clash of two teams poised to reach the post­sea­son in their re­spec­tive brack­ets, the Ea­gles with­stood a late rally from the vis­it­ing Pa­tri­ots to pre­vail, 34-24, in a South­ern Mary­land Ath­letic Con­fer­ence Po­tomac Di­vi­sion con­test on Fri­day night in Wal­dorf.

North Point (6-0, 3-0 SMAC Po­tomac) kept its per­fect record in­tact head­ing into this week­end’s clash with fel­low un­beaten St. Charles by break­ing a 10-10 dead­lock by scor­ing twice in the sec­ond quar­ter and added an­other 10 points in the third quar­ter for a 34-10 lead.

North­ern (4-2, 1-2) ral­lied with two touch­downs in the fourth quar­ter to get close, cour­tesy of a suc­cess­ful on­sides kick.

“I thought we came out and did a lot of good things in the sec­ond quar­ter and the sec­ond half,” North Point coach Tom Pe­tre said. “We put a few drives to­gether and hit on some big plays and I felt pretty good go­ing into the fourth quar­ter. But coach [Steve] Crounse over at North­ern al­ways has his guys ready and they got a touch­down in the fourth quar­ter and pulled off an on­sides kick and got an­other touch­down late. His teams never quit and they got back in it, but I thought we played well.”

North Point quar­ter­back Asa Wil­liams com­pleted 5 of 17 passes for 129 yards and two scores, con­nect­ing with De­an­dre Bev­erly on an 80-yard strike and then he hit Ma­lik Lawrence for 44 yards and an­other score. Wil­liams also rushed nine times for 29 yards and Corey John­son car­ried 11 times for 82 yards and two scores.

North Point will travel to St. Charles for a 7 p.m. con­test Fri­day against a Spar­tans team (6-0, 2-0) which trounced Leonard­town, 53-0, in Week 6.

North­ern quar­ter­back fresh­man Zach Crounse com­pleted 8 of 20 passes for 155 yards and one touch­down while throw­ing two in­ter­cep­tions. Nick Ol­son was 4 of 7 for 69 yards and two touch­downs and one in­ter­cep­tion.

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