The first full weekend of the 2022-23 high school sports is underway, with action across the region in most fall sports. Here is a rundown of the latest recaps and scores. Check back with this page throughout the weekend for updates:
NO. 1 ST. FRANCES 47, DESOTO (TX) 7
Top-ranked St. Frances fell behind 7-0 three plays into their contest with one of the top teams in Texas and then scored 47 unanswered points to make another major statement on the national stage, Saturday night. Senior running back Durell Robinson rushed for a touchdown and senior wide receiver Ryan Manning had two TD receptions as the Panthers stormed back for a 22-7 halftime lead.
Manning had a third touchdown catch, all from junior quarterback Michael Van Buren, in the third quarter and finished the contest with 87-yards receiving. Robinson also rushed for a second score in the second half and finished with a game-high 199 yards rushing. Dejuan Williams added 114 yards on the ground and two more touchdown runs. Van Buren finished with 198 yards passing and St. Frances amassed more than 500 yards of total offense.
The Panthers were just as dominant on defense, forcing three turnovers, including an interception and fumble recovery by senior Ify Obidegwu.
LIFE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (VA) 37, NO. 2 CALVERT HALL 30
After a promising start, the Cardinals played catch-up against Life Christian Academy (VA), especially Dorian Fleming. The 6-foot-4, 230-pound Georgia State University commit scored four touchdowns (three rushing, one receiving).
The Cardinals led 7-0 in the opening quarter as Noah Brannock connected with junior Kai Wasielewski for a 10-yard touchdown pass. Life Christian (2-1 overall), located outside of Richmond, scored the next 22 points for a 22-7 advantage in the third quarter.
Calvert Hall (1-1) pulled to within a score, 30-23, with 3 minutes, 51 seconds left in regulation, after a four-yard touchdown run by Brannock, who ran in for the two-point conversion. Life Christian answered on the ensuing drive as Fleming scored from a yard out for his third rushing score.
Brannock, who’s committed to William & Mary, accounted for all four Cardinal scores with runs of 14, four and 13 yards and the scoring throw to Wasielewski. Calvert Hall heads to Nashville next weekend for a match-up with Lipscomb Academy, coached by former Ravens quarterback Trent Dilfer.
ST. IGNATIUS (OH) 21, NO. 3 MOUNT ST. JOSEPH 14
After its victory over Mount St. Joseph Saturday afternoon, visiting St. Ignatius sang its alma-mater with its supporters near the stands.
For the Gaels, however, the end was a familiar tune. No. 3 Mount St. Joseph dropped a 21-14 non-league decision to the Cleveland school in its home opener in Southwest Baltimore.
Leading at halftime, the Gaels were shutout over the final 24 minutes. Brady Haddad’s 23-yard touchdown pass to Jonathan Merimee late in the third quarter was the difference for St. Ignatius (2-0 overall), ranked No. 5 in the Cleveland area by the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
St. Joe’s 2022 season ended with a home loss to Calvert Hall in the MIAA A semifinals. The Gaels led at halftime after building a couple of two score advantages in the opening half.
During the regular season, Mount St. Joseph enjoyed a 21-point lead against perennial Washington Catholic Athletic Conference power Good Counsel. Good Counsel won, 29-21.
Gaels coach Dom Damico said it’s a matter of depth.
“It’s kinda like horse racing where we go to the lead and sometimes closers can get us and sometimes they can’t, depending on how good the closer is,” said Damico, who has six linemen consistently playing both ways. “Because we have limited O-line/D-line guys, we have to get out as much as we can.”
The Gaels established a 14-0 first quarter lead behind a one-yard scoring run by junior Zion Williams and Winston Watkins’ nine-yard scoring throw to senior wide-out Tre Goodridge. Both drives were set up by St. Ignatius’ fumbles (recovered by the Gaels’ Angelo Ross and Nick Paxton).
After a promising drive stalled to start the second quarter, Mount St. Joseph’s offense wasn’t able to generate a threat until the fourth.
“We fought hard,” said Watkins, a sophomore who completed 12-of-24 passes for 125 yards. “We got to close it out.”
The Gaels, trailing 21-14, got to St. Ignatius’ 31, but the drive stalled with 3 minutes, 15 seconds remaining in regulation. Goodridge’s 33-yard punt return set Mount St. Joseph up at the Wildcats’ 42 with 2:03 to play.
Watkins was sacked for a five-yard loss on second down, leaving the Gaels in long yardage (13 yards). Watkins passes on third and fourth down fell incomplete, and St. Ignatius took a couple of knees to run out the final 1:16.
St. Ignatius answered the Gaels’ second score with a nine-play, 63-yard drive, capped by Steven Favazzo’s four-yard touchdown run. Mount St. Joseph contributed four penalties to the series, including a pass interference and personal foul infraction.
The Wildcats needed one play to tie the game. Favazzo (89 yards), with two tight ends providing pull blocks, broke out the right side and sped down the sidelines for a 50-yard touchdown.
St. Ignatius’ next drive was kept alive by a roughing the punter penalty on Mount St. Joseph. On fourth down, Haddad got a reverse handoff from Sean Martin, and lofted a pass to Merimee in the end zone for the lead score.
Despite the loss, Mount St. Joseph felt it was a better showing than last year’s 20-6 defeat to St. Ignatius in Cleveland.
“We’re definitely a better team than last year,” said Damico. “We’re a couple of plays away from beating them…Our kids battled, but they’re a little better than us.”
“We were able to compete and that’s growth,” said Watkins, whose team plays at No. 12 Franklin Friday evening. “We have to move on to the rest of the season.”
St. Ignatius (OH) 21, No. 3 Mount St. Joseph 14
St. Ignatius 0 7 14 0 - 21
Mount St. Joseph 14 0 0 0 - 14
Mount St. Joseph - Zion Williams 1 run (Chris DeGroote kick)
Mount St. Joseph - Tre Goodridge 9 pass from Winston Watkins (DeGroote kick)
St. Ignatius - Steven Favazzo 4 run (James Collins kick)
St. Ignatius - Favazzo 50 run (Collins kick)
St. Ignatius - Cody Haddad 23 pass to Jonathan Merimee (Collins kick)
NO. 4 ARCHBISHOP SPALDING 38, NO. 11 BROADNECK 3
GONZAGA (DC) 24, NO. 5 MCDONOGH 6
The Eagles fell to the Gonzaga, ranked No. 6 in the Washington metro area by the Washington Post, for the second straight year. Gonzaga (2-0 overall) never trailed on its home turf, scoring 17 points in the second quarter.
Freshman quarterback Braeden Palazzo’s five-yard touchdown pass to Jefferson Exinor in the second was the only score for McDonogh (1-1).
NO. 6 DUNBAR 54, DIGITAL HARBOR 0
The defending Class 1A state champion Poets extended their winning streak to 14 as Devin Roche picked up where he left off last season. The reigning VSN Offensive Player of the Year, who’s committed to Old Dominion, scored three touchdowns Friday.
Tristen Kenan, Devin Paive, Kendrick Williams, DeShawn Parks and Anthony Campbell also scored for the Poets (1-0 overall), winner of 19 straight versus Baltimore City competition.
NO. 7 MILFORD MILL 42, NO. 12 FRANKLIN 7
NO. 8 LOYOLA BLAKEFIELD 48, NEW TOWN 7
Loyola, which will be returning to MIAA A Conference play in a couple of weeks, got its season off to a rousing start against visiting New Town.
Ezra Carter returned the opening kickoff 86 yards for a touchdown, and added a nifty 16-yard catch and run to the end zone for another score. Sophomore quarterback Bradley Seiss threw for three scores.
Zeke Jackson had a 52-yard fumble return for a touchdown, and set up for another Dons’ score with an interception. Marcus Hines (58 yards) and University of Maryland commit A.J. Syzmanski (13) each had receiving touchdowns and Kyle Powell had a two-yard rushing score for Loyola (1-0).
Lamar Heath had a one-yard touchdown run for New Town (0-1).
NO. 10 DUNDALK 35, CENTURY 7
Dundalk quarterback Miguel Obregon threw a pair of first quarter touchdown passes in the opening quarter and 10th-ranked Owls rolled to a 35-7 victory over Century. The Owls added rushing touchdowns from Jordan Fiorenza and Qaiyon Prioleau and 40-yard pick six return by Eric Coates.
Century’s lone score came on a 48-yard rushing touchdown by Christopher MacDonald in the fourth quarter.
NO. 14 GILMAN 21, ARCHBISHOP CURLEY 3
After being blanked in the opening half, Gilman’s Matt Parker threw a pair of second half touchdown passes, one each to James Wilkerson and Ke’Yon Torain, as the Greyhounds (2-0) rallied for a 21-3 victory over host Archbishop Curley.
The Greyhounds also got a big game from their special teams. Marcus Walker scored on an 18-yard return of a muffed punt early in the fourth quarter and Gilman blocked field goal and a punt in the second half. Curley’s lone score came on a 38-yard field goal by Chris Pond with five seconds remaining in the first half. The Friars were playing their season opener.
NO. 15 CONCORDIA PREP 48, PIKESVILLE 0
Jordan Brooks threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, and Keshawn Mister scored twice as 15th-ranked Concordia Prep (1-1) rebounded from last week’s overtime loss at Gilman with an easy victory over Pikesville (0-1).
Brooks connected with a wide open Josh Derry (41 yards) and Mister (25) in the opening quarter. On the final play, Mister got the snap from behind center and sprinted untouched down the sidelines for an 80-yard score.
Cam Laury had a 57-yard free kick return touchdown and Brooks added a 13-yard scamper as the Saints extended the lead to 35-0 at halftime. Myles Nolan-Anderson broke off scoring runs of 27 and 77 yards in the second half which was played with a running clock.
ANNAPOLIS 20, HIGH POINT 6
ARUNDEL 21, DOVER (DE) 19
BEL AIR 48, HAVRE DE GRACE 7
BOHEMIA MANOR 48, KENT COUNTY 0
CATONSVILLE 34, RANDALLSTOWN 16
EDGEWOOD 15, MOUNT CARMEL 0
ELKTON 40, RISING SUN 38
FALLSTON 44, OVERLEA 22
FOREST PARK 36, LAKE CLIFTON 6
FREDERICK 42, ABERDEEN 0
GEORGETOWN PREP 16, ST. VINCENT PALLOTTI 14
GLEN BURNIE 20, CITY COLLEGE 16
GLENELG 35, HAMMOND 8
HARFORD TECH 35, SPARROWS POINT 0
HEREFORD 36, EASTERN TECH 0
HOWARD 35, MARRIOTTS RIDGE 27
JOHN CARROLL 21, LANDON 16
Visiting John Carroll fell behind 14-0 at the end of one quarter, but rallied for 21 consecutive points to claim a 21-16 victory in its season opener.
JOPPATOWNE 38, LOCH RAVEN 0
OLD MILL 35, NORTH COUNTY 0
OWINGS MILLS 14, DULANEY 12
LIBERTY 34, WALKERSVILLE 14
LINGANORE 50, KENWOOD 20
Linganore had too much offense for Kenwood, on Friday, but quarterback Malik Washington had a nice night for the Blue Birds with three touchdown passes.
PATAPSCO 18, TOWSON 12
PATTERSON 16, REGINALD LEWIS 8
PATTERSON MILL 27, SOUTHERN 19
PERRY HALL 42, LANSDOWNE 0
PERRYVILLE 36, NORTH HARFORD 29
Senior Zach Ayers threw a pair of touchdown passes in the second quarter and broke a 22-22 tie with a 35-yard pick six in the fourth quarter to lead Perryville to a 36-29 win over North Harford.
RESERVOIR 9, MOUNT HEBRON 7
RIVER HILL 16, LONG REACH 6
SEVERNA PARK 27, MEADE 20
SMITHSBURG 21, FRANCIS SCOTT KEY 0
SOUTH CARROLL 35, BRUNSWICK 0
AJ Rodrigues and Carter Mazalewski combined for 124 yards rushing and five touchdowns to lead the Cavaliers to a big opening night victory.
ST. MARY’S 32, BULLIS PREP 6
Patrick Cary rushed for 127 yards on 18 carries and scored four touchdowns to spark host St. Mary’s to a 32-6 season-opening win over Bullis Prep, Friday in Annapolis. Quarterback Carson Petitbone passed for 219 yards and a touchdown, while Wyatt Cotton, Bruce Dent III and Israeli Crockett combined to rush for 97 yards. Crockett also added three receptions for 75 yards and a touchdown.
SEVERN 35, MARYLAND SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF 32
Quarterback Jacob Todd rushed 12 times for 154 yards and two touchdowns, while running back Nick Sotiropoulos rushed 14 times for 172 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Severn’s 35-32 season-opening win over the Maryland School for the Deaf. Daniel Growney also scored on a TD pass from Todd.
WESTMINSTER 23, SOUTH RIVER 0
WILLIAMSPORT 27, MANCHESTER VALLEY 7
NO. 1 CALVERT HALL 3, NO. 3 JOHN CARROLL 3, 2OT
NO. 2 LOYOLA BLAKEFIELD 6, ST. PAUL’S 0
Cal Lackner and Gavin Carmichael scored first half goals, and No. 2 Loyola added four more in the second half to claim a 6-0 MIAA A Conference soccer win over visiting St. Paul’s. Sammie Walker scored two times in the second half, while Danny Klink and Stef Garefalakis had one each.
PENN CHARTER (PA) 4, NO. 5 ARCHBISHOP CURLEY 3
Despite goals from Matt Lynard, Trey Magnaye and Andrew Throneburgh, No. 5 Archibhsop Curley suffered its first loss of the season in this regional non-conference contest.
NO. 6 BROADNECK 3, CALVERT 0
NO. 6 BROADNECK 9, NORTH CAROLINE 0
The sixth-ranked Bruins opened their season with two wins at their own Bruin Holiday Invitational, shutting out both Calvert School and North Caroline, while scoring 12 goals of their own.
Will Epley, Rile Erbe and Ethan Colon scored the goals in the win over Calvert and all three scored again in the second game. Dylan Thompson scored twice against North Caroline. Also scoring in the second contest were Jed Meehan, Sam Petz, Imber Sanchez and Tanner Boone.
Zach Madairy and Matt Sawyer each had two assists against North Caroline and Jaden Smith had one in each game. Also collecting helpers for the Bruins during the event were Harlan Welsh, Ben Durkin and Sanchez.
NO. 7 MCDONOGH 3, CONCORDIA PREP 2
Tyler Tucker scored two goals and Zach Johnson added a third as No. 7 McDonogh (1-3) finally broke onto the score sheet and into the win column with a 3-2 victory Concordia Prep.
NO. 11 BEL AIR 2, PERRY HALL 0
No. 11 Bel Air opened its season on a strong note with a shutout of Perry Hall. The Bobcats were led by one goal and one assist from Matt Weidman. Isaiah Traynham also netted a goal, while Conor Banton added an assist.
NO. 13 FALLSTON 4, EASTERN TECH 3
Fallston got a strong challenge from Eastern Tech in its boys soccer opener, but the Cougars outlasted the Mavericks, 4-3, with Ethan Salsa and Jayden Dillard pacing the offense with two goals each. Dylan Shepherd also had a big night with a pair of assists, while Ben Kripas and Jack Friskey also added helpers.
The victory was also a milestone for Fallston coach Chris Hoover, the 200th of his career.
NO. 15 GILMAN 1, BOYS’ LATIN 0
No. 15 Gilman got a goal from Josh Melancon with an assist by Elijah Brijbasi, in a 1-0 MIAA A Conference win over Boys’ Latin. Gilman goalkeeper George Guyton had 4 saves in shutout.
C. MILTON WRIGHT 3, HARFORD TECH 1
LANSDOWNE 2, LOCH RAVEN 1
MANCHESTER VALLEY 5, FREDERICK 1
MOUNT ST. JOSEPH 2, ARCHBISHOP SPALDING 1, OT
Jack Geist scored a Golden Goal, with an assist from Brandon Smith to lift Mount St. Joseph (2-2) to a 2-1 overtime win over Archbishop Spalding (1-2) on Friday. Shan Chung also scored for the Gaels.
NORTH EAST-CC 4, TRI STATE CHRISTIAN 1
NO. 12 SEVERNA PARK 2, DULANEY 1
WHITMAN 1, NO. 13 RIVER HILL 0
NO. 14 HEREFORD 0, OAKDALE 0, 2 OT
BEL AIR 2, JOHN CARROLL 1
Senior forward Payton Todd had a goal and an assist, and junior Cristique Duvall tallied as Bel Air topped John Carroll in the Bobcats’ season debut. Maria Cimino added an assist for Bel Air (1-0 overall).
Madison Filiaggi scored in the second half for John Carroll (0-1).
HAMMOND 5, ANNAPOLIS AREA CHRISTIAN 2
HARFORD TECH 3, RISING SUN 1
Danielle Korczak had a goal and an assist and Abi Marcello had 14 saves in goal as Harford Tech defeated Rising Sun in the season opener for both teams. Lea Ayers and Caroline Korczak also scored a goal for the Cobras, while Morgan O’Connor added an assist.
Cami Mink scored Rising Sun’s lone goal.
KENWOOD 11, PARKVILLE 0
LOCH RAVEN 11, JOPPATOWNE 1
NORTH EAST-CC 8, EDGEWOOD 2
NO. 2 BROADNECK 6, NO. 11 MCDONOGH 2
No. 2 Broadneck made the long journey to Owings Mills to face No. 11 McDonogh in its opener and the Bruins came away with an impressive opening victory. Faith Everett’s hat-tricked paced a 6-2 victory, while Katelyn Kearns had a big game with a goal and two assists. Additional Broadneck goals were scored by Lexi Dupcak and Arden Hunteman.
NO. 3 GARRISON FOREST 4, NO. 9 HEREFORD 1
NO. 5 GLENELG 5, NO. 15 ST. PAUL’S SCHOOL FOR GIRLS 1
In match of Top 15 teams, No. 5 Glenelg had too much offense for No. 15 St. Paul’s School for Girls, as Theresa Stiller scored twice to pace the Gladiators to a 5-1 season-opening victory. Glenelg also received one goal and one assist from Ashley Kim and Skylar Rill, and a single goal from AJ Eyre.
NO. 12 NOTRE DAME PREP 3, C. MILTON WRIGHT 2
Junior Abby Blair and senior Riley Cushman each scored a goal for C. Milton Wright, but the Mustangs fell to No. 12 Notre Dame Prep, 3-2.
CENTURY 1, CATONSVILLE 0
NORTH HARFORD 2, JOHN CARROLL 0
NO. 6 CROFTON 3, BOWIE 0
NO. 15 HEREFORD 3, NOTRE DAME PREP 0
EDGEWOOD 3, KENWOOD 0
Sylvia Marin, with 8 digs, 5 aces and 6 assists, led Edgewood to a 25-19, 25-17, 25-10 sweep of Kenwood on Friday. Blessing Mangue added 4 digs and Chiara Mignini-Baez added 3 kills.
FALLSTON 3, BOHEMIA MANOR 0
Fallston opened its season with a three set win over Bo Manor, 25-17, 27-25, 28-26. Kyra Douglass paced the Cougars with 13 kills, 1 block, 1 ace, and 5 digs.
Other contributors included Ellery Thompson (8 kills, 1 dig), Renae Gent (6 kills, 2 blocks), Musser (4 kills, 1 block), Carly Filbert (4 kills), Kayleigh Cress (2 kills), Sam Ruth (1 ace, 11 assists), Sam Conrad (12 assists), Grace Pfaff (3 aces, 4 digs), and Addie Fares (2 aces, 2 digs).
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