North Harford escaped from Fallston with a 14-13 victory Friday night, having stopped the host Cougars when they attempted a game-winning 2-point conversion with 20 seconds left in regulation.
Trailing 14-7 with just over two minutes remaining, Fallston got the ball back on its 32 after a North Harford punt and drove 68 yards on seven plays, with quarterback Brendan Weinhold capping the drive by scoring on a 3-yard scramble.
Needing to convert an extra point to tie, the Cougars instead opted to go for the win with a 2-point conversion. Weinhold rolled right and sprinted toward the end zone, but stopped and tossed a short pass when met by a pack of Hawks defenders. The pass was swatted down by the North Harford secondary, securing the win.
North Harford moved to 7-2 overall, 5-0 in the Chesapeake Division. Fallston fell to 7-2 for the season, 3-2 against Chesapeake opponents.
No. 3 River Hill 37, Wilde Lake 0: Stephan Osong had touchdown runs of 1 and 20 yards and recovered a blocked punt in the end zone for another score as the Hawks (9-0) defeated the visiting Wildecats in Howard County.
No. 5 Westminster 56, Leonardtown 7: Deryk Kern completed 19 of 25 passes for 353 yards and seven touchdowns to power the host Owls (9-0) past the Raiders. Seven touchdown passes in a game ties a state record shared by, among others, Melvin Harris (Kennedy) in 2006, Billy Cosh (Arundel) in 2009 and Ryan Throndset (Century) in 2010. Kern also threw seven touchdown passes in a 49-14 win over Linganore on Sept. 14.
No. 9 St. Paul's 38, St. Mary's 14: Dale Harris had 128 yards on 20 carries and scored two touchdowns as the Crusaders (8-0) beat the visiting Saints in the MIAA BConference. Anthony Pino completed seven of 11 passes for 136 yards and a touchdown, and Kaylon Johnson ran for 50yards on four carries as St. Paul's had 230yards on the ground. The Crusaders clinched the No. 1 seed in the playoffs.
Mount Hebron 20, Howard 14: Zach Nicholas caught a 53-yard touchdown pass from Malik Gilmore and returned an interception 20 yards for a touchdown — all in the fourth quarter — to give the Vikings a win over the visiting Lions (5-4). The win ended a three-game losing streak and ensured Mount Hebron (6-3) its first winning season since 2004.
Reginald F. Lewis 36, Southside 0: Tayvon Queen completed 10 of 17 passes for 159 yards and five touchdowns to power the Falcons (8-1) past the host Jaguars (3-5). Donnie Neal extended his 100-yard rushing streak to 19 games.
Archbishop Curley 12, Boys' Latin 7: The visiting Friars (7-2) scored on the first possession of the first and second quarters and held the Lakers (5-4) to a late score. Nick D'Avanzo had a 4-yard touchdown run and a blocked kick. Kenny Thomas added a 12-yard run in the second quarter.
Severn 41, Mount Carmel 0: Ben Priddy completed three touchdown passes, rushed for one and went 5-for-5 on extra-point attempts for the visiting Admirals (7-2). The Cougars fell to 4-5.
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