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River Hill senior running back

Nick Campanaro

He rushed for a career-high 203 yards and three touchdowns on 27 carries in a 28-14 victory over Wilde Lake.

Campanaro, 5-foot-10, 205-pounds, spearheaded a rushing attack that gained 369 yards on 51 carries in a driving rain on a mud-soaked field.

"I knew I was going to get the ball because of the conditions, and I had to come up big," Campanaro said. "My offensive line was great and gave me the room I needed to get upfield."

River Hill linebacker Daniel Hostetler gave his team a 7-0 lead by returning a fumble 25 yards for a touchdown.

On the Hawks' next possession, Campanaro finished the team's 52-yard drive with a two-yard touchdown run.

On the next River Hill possession, Campanaro compiled 50 yards, ending with a two-yard scoring plunge that gave his team a 21-7 lead at intermission. Campanaro, who rushed for 154 yards in the first half, also scored on a one-yard run with less than two minutes left in the game.

Glenelg's Offensive Line

Left tackle Jay Komsa, left guard Brad Long, center Colin Behe, right guard Matt Abbott and right tackle Eric Hutchison completely dominated the line of scrimmage, enabling the Gladiators to rush for 375 yards and six touchdowns in a 47-0 victory over Centennial.

"Our offensive line doesn't get a lot of credit, but we praise them all the time," Coach John Davis said. "Everything we do starts with them. They are the key to our whole offense."

The line created plenty of room for running backs Trey Crayton (6 carries, 136 yards, touchdown) and Blake Mullinix (9 carries, 108 yards, 3 touchdowns) and quarterback Billy West (3 carries, 64 yards, touchdown).

Glenelg has rushed for more than 350 yards in every game and is on pace to rush for more than 4,000 yards this season. The Gladiators average 52.4 points per game, second in the area behind Centreville's 52.8.

"We think rushing yards and points are the two biggest indications of how good a line is, and we feel we are the best offensive line in the state," Behe said. "The running backs thank us because they wouldn't do what they do without us."

PLAY OF THE WEEK

Reservoir's stand against Atholton

After Atholton running back Matt Winger scored on a three-yard run with less than a minute to play to pull to 7-6, the Raiders tried to take the lead with a two-point conversion.

"We knew they were going to go for it," Reservoir Coach Joe Lewis said. "The game was going to come down to one play."

Atholton quarterback Brett McQuilkin handed the ball to Winger, but defensive end Will Miller and linebacker Cody Barnett stormed through the line to stop the county's leading rusher a yard short of the goal line.

"I thought we were going to win the game right there," Atholton Coach Chuck Fales said. "I gave it to our best player, and he came up just a little bit short."

Reservoir defeated Atholton the same way last season, stopping a two-point conversion with less than a minute remaining.

"We weren't sure if we were going to stop them because he was having a big game," Lewis said of Winger, who finished with 178 yards on 30 carries. "But when we stopped them everyone on our team went crazy. Will and Cody made a great play, and I think this team believes that it can make the playoffs."

-- JON GALLO