Matt Harrison returned a kickoff 60 yards for a touchdown with 3 minutes 11 seconds remaining to lift Magruder to a dramatic 23-21 victory over No. 17 Sherwood last night in Rockville.
Allan Mayberry also returned a kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown as Magruder, which improved to 2-2, handed Sherwood its first loss of the season.
Entering the game, Sherwood (3-1) had lost only two of its last 15 contests--both of those losses at the hands of two-time defending Maryland 4A champion Seneca Valley.
After falling behind 7-0 on Wes Sconce's 34-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, Magruder scored 17 consecutive points. Mayberry had his kickoff return and a five-yard touchdown run, and David Lyons made a 22-yard field goal.
Sherwood running back Eddie Becceles--who finished with 111 yards on 16 carries--led a fourth-quarter charge for the Sandy Spring school. Becceles scored on runs of 29 and one-yard to give the Warriors a short-lived lead before Harrison's touchdown return sealed the victory for Magruder.
* DUNBAR 38, EASTERN 6: Junior quarterback Josh Cribbs passed for a career-high 338 yards and four touchdowns to lead defending D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association champion Dunbar past Eastern in the league opener.
Cribbs completed 14 of 18 attempts, including two touchdown passes apiece to junior receivers Darrell Dowery and Ronald Mitchell. Cribbs has not thrown an interception in five games this season.
Dowery finished with five catches for 146 yards--both game highs--for Dunbar. Mitchell had four receptions and a career-high 136 yards in his first start.
Lawrence Wade rushed for 133 yards on 15 carries for Eastern (2-3) and accounted for the Ramblers' only points on a 59-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.
* EINSTEIN 34, POOLESVILLE 10: Umar Ferguson rushed for 255 yards and two touchdowns and Einstein scored the last 26 points to beat host Poolesville.
Ferguson scored on a 62-yard run in the second quarter and finished the first half with 176 yards on the ground. He started the Titans' second-half scoring surge with a 39-yard touchdown run. Musahid Ferguson, Al Glay and Tony Patterson each rushed for touchdowns in the fourth quarter to help Einstein (2-2) pull away.
* BULLIS 35, PHELPS 6: Surge Tikam rushed for four touchdowns on 218 yards for host Bullis.
Tikam scored on runs of five, 35, 36 and one yard to follow up last Friday's 263-yard, two-touchdown performance in a 25-10 victory over Poolesville.
Tikum also contributed on defense, making seven tackles. Tanner Cerand, who rushed for a two-yard touchdown in the third quarter, added 13 tackles and one sack for the Bulldogs, who improved to 2-0.