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Spalding's first win over John Carroll
Spalding quarterback Casey Amsler threw three touchdown passes, and Sean Hatley rushed for 133 yards and a touchdown to lead the Cavaliers to their first win over John Carroll, 39-14. The Cavaliers compiled 452 yards on the ground.
Spalding fell to Carroll last year on a fourth-and-goal run from the six-yard line with three seconds to play. The year before that, the Cavaliers lost on a 95-yard Patriot scoring drive.
Said Coach Mike Whittles, "What I stressed to them was that every single play counts because last year all we had to do was keep them from getting a first down or get a first down, and that would have been the difference."
Spalding added two special teams touchdowns, a 98-yard kick return by Brice Reem and a 51-yard onside kick return by Mike Whittles, the coach's son.
Amsler went 5 of 11 on the day for 109 yards. Two touchdown strikes were to receiver Pat Mangum, the other to receiver Dan Gawne.
Annapolis's potent first quarter
Annapolis ran for four touchdowns in the first quarter on the way to a 48-8 win over Glen Burnie.
Quarterback Matt Vollono started the quarter with a 14-yard touchdown run, and running back Damien Kinchen finished it with three touchdowns on runs of 6, 24 and 23 yards. Kinchen later added a 52-yard touchdown run, compiling 126 yards and four touchdowns on 10 carries, part of the Panthers' 293 yards on the ground. This was the second game in a row Kinchen was able to rush for more than 100 yards. He rushed for 108 yards against Northeast in Annapolis's 22-8 win in the second week of the season. In the past two games, Kinchen has averaged 7.8 yards per carry.
"He's right where I thought he should be," Coach Brian Brown said of Kinchen. "I think he's one of the top backs in the county. . . . Giving him that much room to run is a dangerous thing."
Old Mill running back and returner Ryan Callahan
Scoring from the running back position wasn't enough for Callahan this week, so he took a kickoff all the way against Meade.
Callahan scored on a 10-yard run and a 22-yard run before returning a kickoff 80 yards in the second quarter. Callahan later added a four-yard touchdown run and finished the evening with 91 yards rushing, his lowest in the three games Old Mill has played this season. He has totaled 458 yards in those games.
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Old Mill (3-0) at Broadneck (2-1)
With a win, the Patriots can snap a string of losses to Broadneck, the team that gave them their only two losses last year, including one that bounced them from the playoffs. Old Mill can at the same time stay in first place in the league. Old Mill running back Ryan Callahan rushed 34 times for 218 yards in the playoff loss last season and compiled 198 yards in the regular season loss. Broadneck running back Brandon Johnson rushed for 251 yards and 94 yards against Old Mill last season. Broadneck is coming off a 34-13 loss to Arundel, a team that lost to Old Mill, 41-14, in the season opener. Old Mill beat Meade, 45-6, Friday. Both teams have first-year starting quarterbacks.