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Douglass Uses Running Game to Beat North Point in Maryland 2A South Region Semifinal

Photos from Douglass' 32-10 win against North Point on November 14, 2008

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By Carl Little and Dave Yanovitz
Special to The Washington Post
Saturday, November 15, 2008

Trey Massey keyed Douglass's overwhelming running attack as the visiting Eagles stopped North Point, 32-10, in a Maryland 2A South region semifinal.

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The senior running back had 82 yards on 12 carries and set up three second-half scores for the Eagles (9-2), who rushed for 211 yards.

Douglass held an 8-3 advantage at intermission and used a six-play drive early in the third quarter to increase its lead to 13. "Running is what we do," said junior Emmanuel Paul, who had 47 yards and scored his seventh rushing touchdown.

Douglass nearly earned its seventh shutout of the season. A first-quarter field goal by senior Taylor Griffin and a 65-yard interception return for a touchdown by senior Quentin Walker in the third quarter accounted for North Point's scoring. Douglass will play No. 5 River Hill next Friday in the region final.

ARUNDEL 49, NORTH COUNTY 15: Arundel quarterback Billy Cosh set a Maryland record, public and private, for passing touchdowns in a season as the host Wildcats beat North County in a 4A East semifinal.

Cosh was 26 of 38 for 402 yards and threw touchdown passes of 5, 22, 41, 42 and 42 yards. The five-touchdown performance gave him 48 for the season, shattering the previous mark of 45 set by Keith Ricca of St. John's-Prospect Hall earlier this decade.

Syracuse-bound wide receiver Alec Lemon scored four touchdowns for the Wildcats (10-1), one on an 85-yard kickoff return, another on a 38-yard interception return and two more on pass receptions of 42 and 22 yards. Lemon caught nine passes for 181 yards, and also had a second interception.

North County running back Dino Stevens, Anne Arundel County's leading rusher, left the game in the second quarter with a knee injury. He had gained 65 yards to that point.

Arundel, which lost in the 4A championship game last season, will host Severna Park in the region title game next week. The Falcons beat Old Mill, 28-21.

WESTLAKE 37, FRIENDLY 0: Penn State recruit Devon Smith carried eight times for 181 yards, caught one pass for 43 yards and scored three touchdowns as the visiting Wolverines dominated Friendly in a 3A South semifinal.

Junior running back Antoine Reese added 115 yards on 11 carries as Westlake (9-2) advanced to the region final Friday against Lackey, 19-14 winners over Huntingtown.

DEMATHA 20, ST. JOHN'S (D.C.) 0: Senior quarterback Tom Chroniger ran for two touchdowns and No. 13 DeMatha as a team gained 233 yards on the ground to win handily at Prince George's Sports & Learning in Landover.


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