You Should Have Seen
Broadneck defensive end Nick Peterson
It was unclear whether South River did not know how to pick Peterson up or whether they just didn't want to, because the junior was in the backfield often -- and when he got there, the quarterback ended up on his back. Peterson had 41/2 sacks on the night and forced the first-quarter fumble that gave the Bruins a short field to work with for their first touchdown.
Peterson, who said he had White Castle hamburgers and some fruit for breakfast, tallied 91/2 tackles on the night.
Arundel's true spread offense
Seven different players scored for the Wildcats in their 43-6 win over Meade. Chris Medina had a five-yard touchdown run, Kyle Sumpter ran for a 42-yard touchdown and threw a three-yard score to Brandon Lemon, Zach Bluth booted two field goals of 31 and 33 yards, and Anthony Gunn added a three-yard touchdown run.
And that was just the offense. The defense also got in on the scoring for Arundel, with Jamal Green returning an interception 16 yards for a touchdown and Dominique Moore earning two points for the Wildcats when he sacked the Meade quarterback for a safety.
"I don't know how I would defend us," said Arundel Coach Chuck Markiewicz. "There's so many different things. We have a true spread offense, and we're pretty excited about that."
Arundel has 11 different players who have caught passes this season; five of them have double-digit receptions.
Old Mill's defense
After surrendering 332 yards of offense in three quarters to Annapolis, Old Mill's defense bounced back with a strengthened performance against Northeast, which had won three straight games going in. The Patriots held the Eagles to 92 yards and will once again see postseason action.
Play of the Week
South River was down 21-13 with 2 minutes 26 seconds to play when the team went deep into the playbook and pulled out a 75-yard touchdown pass. Sophomore quarterback Bobby Cooper took the snap and threw to the right, where two receivers, Alex Estill and Danny Von Ahn, had lined up. Von Ahn caught the pass while Estill flew down the right sideline. By the time the defense realized Von Ahn would pass, the ball was halfway to Estill and no defender was within 20 yards. Estill zipped down the sideline for the score. The sad part for the Seahawks: They couldn't convert on the two-point conversion and fell short, 21-19.
You Should See
Arundel at South River
Saturday, 1 p.m.
Arundel will be playing in the postseason for the third consecutive season, but that doesn't mean it will take the last week off. The Wildcats want more than a seat in the playoffs: They want a home playoff game in the first round, something they've lacked the last two seasons in first-round losses to Broadneck and Old Mill. Arundel is still holding on to hope that Broadneck can defeat Severna Park this week so the Wildcats can get a share of the county crown.