2A/1A STATE SEMIFINAL
NO. 4 DUNBAR 46, CALVERT 7
4A STATE SEMIFINAL
QUINCE ORCHARD 42, NO. 8 BROADNECK 9
4A/3A STATE SEMIFINAL
NO. 11 ARUNDEL 6, NO. 10 DUNDALK 0
3A STATE SEMIFINAL
DAMASCUS 42, NO. 14 RIVER HILL 7
River Hill knew stopping Damascus’ power running game was critical for success Friday evening. It didn’t happen and the Hawks’ season came to a quiet conclusion in Howard County.
Dillon Dunathan rushed for 249 yards and four touchdowns for Damascus (11-1), ranked No. 14 in the state media poll. The Montgomery County school will play Frederick County’s Oakdale for the 3A state title, Saturday evening at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis.
Dunathan, who went for 273 yards and four touchdowns against River Hill’s Howard County league foe Long Reach in a state quarterfinal match last weekend, did most of his damage Friday in the opening half. The senior back had three scores as the Hornets led, 28-7, at halftime.
The Hawks (10-2), playing their first state semifinal since winning the 3A state title in 2012, got their lone score before halftime as quarterback Omar Hassan connected with Matthew Behrmann for a 49-yard touchdown.
2A STATE SEMIFINAL
NO. 3 MILFORD MILL 40, STEPHEN DECATUR 33
2A/1A STATE SEMIFINAL
PATUXENT 43, HARFORD TECH 21
1A STATE SEMIFINAL
FORT HILL 43, JOPPATOWNE 6
After a glimpse of promise, things quickly deteriorated for Joppatowne as Fort Hill clinched another appearance in the Class 1A state football title game.
Mikey Allen, Jabriel Daniels and Tavin Willis each scored two touchdowns for Sentinels (11-1) , who will play Western Maryland rival Mountain Ridge for the state title, Saturday afternoon at 3:30 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis.
Joppatowne (11-2), playing in its first state semifinal since 2009, fell behind 14-0 in the first quarter after Fort Hill scored on its first two drives. After little leeway in their first two drives, the Mariners broke through in their third series.
Shawn Cain ran 81 yards for a touchdown, bringing Joppatowne within, 14-6, with 7 minutes, 26 seconds left in the opening quarter. The Mariners’ defense could not stop Fort Hill as Anthony Burns threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Willis to make it 21-6.
The Sentinels, ranked 19th in the state media poll, led 29-6 at halftime. Fort Hill finished with 342 yards on the ground.
Cain was the lone bright for Joppatowne, which didn’t have top rusher Steven Robinson who was suspended after being ejected from last week’s state quarterfinal victory over Lake Clifton for targeting. Cain finished with 137 total yards Friday (80 rushing, 57 receiving).
102nd TURKEY BOWL AT UNITAS STADIUM
NO. 7 CALVERT HALL 17, LOYOLA BLAKEFIELD 14
JOHN CARROLL 73, ROSEDALE CHRISTIAN 66 (OT)
ST. MARIA GORETTI 79, MCDONOGH 42
MCDONOGH 72, GEORGETOWN PREP 60