YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN
Matt Winger, Atholton
The senior running back rushed for a school-record 340 yards and became the first Raider to score four touchdowns in a game as he powered his team to a 40-22 victory over visiting Rockville on Friday.
Winger scored on a 77-yard run on the game's first play and on his next carry dashed 80 yards for another touchdown. He scored on a 65-yard run in the second quarter and a 45-yard dash in the third quarter, surpassing the school record of 210 yards set by Ricky Trott in 1996.
The state record for most rushing yards in a game is 446, set by Hancock's Sam Hess against St. James in 1998.
"What impresses me is that he did it in three quarters," Coach Chuck Fales said. "If I would have left him in, he probably would have rushed for 400 yards. What Matt did for us was just huge, just a great performance. I've never seen any running back do what he did."
Trey Crayton, Glenelg
The senior running back rushed for 229 yards and four touchdowns on 13 carries in a 48-20 victory over Howard on Friday. Clayton had played for Howard's junior varsity team as a freshman before moving to Weston, Fla., as a sophomore. Back then Crayton also ran for Howard's indoor and outdoor track teams, which were led by current football coach David Glenn. He moved back to Maryland in his junior year, to a home in the Glenelg District.
"I wish Trey came back to us because we really could have used him," Glenn said. "I knew when he ran for me he was going to be fast, but now he's strong, too, and when he turns the corner, he's tough to catch."
PLAY OF THE WEEK
Glenelg defensive end Evan Kay and defensive tackle Jay Komsa
Glenelg was holding a 27-12 lead late in the second quarter, and Howard had the ball on its own 6-yard line.
As quarterback Will O'Donnell dropped back to pass, the 6-foot-4, 240-pound Kay grabbed him by the jersey and spun him around, causing a fumble. Komsa fought through his blocker and fell on the loose ball in the end zone for his first touchdown.
"It was a bang-bang play," Glenelg Coach John Davis said. "When it happened, it fired everyone up because it really gave us control of the game."
Komsa's recovery extended the lead to 34-12 at intermission, and Glenelg never relinquished control.