Old Mill took a big step in dethroning two-time defending 3A/2A state champion Broadneck last night, as Kelvin Collins's four rushing touchdowns paved the way for the Patriots' 36-20 win over visiting Broadneck in Anne Arundel County.

With Old Mill ahead 10-0 after the first quarter, Collins scored on runs of four and nine yards to give the Patriots (4-2, 4-0) a 23-0 lead at the half.

The Bruins (3-3, 3-1) tried to mount a comeback when Ryan Eslin hit Laron Colbert for a 50-yard touchdown pass, Collins countered with a 66-yard touchdown run and Jason Galloway caught a 55-yard touchdown pass from Brian Williams to extend Old Mill's lead to 36-7 after three quarters of play.

Collins finished with 196 yards on 32 carries. Williams completed 9 of 16 passes for 178 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

Broadneck was led by Aaron Foote's 81 yards rushing and Colbert's 76 yards receiving.

* DAMASCUS 53, EINSTEIN 26: Damascus made sure it did its part to head into next week's game against top-ranked Seneca Valley, as the unbeaten Hornets cruised to the Montgomery County victory.

The Hornets (6-0) were led by running back Joe Tippet, who rushed for three touchdowns, and receiver Joe Scritchfield, who caught two touchdowns and scored on a 94-yard interception return.

Einstein (3-3) was led by running back Umar Ferguson, who ran for a game-high 273 yards on 29 and three touchdowns.

Seneca Valley (6-0) has won 32 games in a row.

* SHERWOOD 27, SPRINGBROOK 19: Eddie Beccles did it all in the Warriors' win over visiting Springbrook.

Beccles, Montgomery County's third-leading running back, carried 15 times for 253 yards and three touchdowns. He also made two interceptions.

But Beccles's biggest play came as time expired, when he broke up a potential game-tying touchdown pass in the end zone as Sherwood (4-2) earned a crucial win over Springbrook (3-3) in county action.

With Sherwood up 21-19 and facing fourth and 13 from Springbrook's 30, quarterback Shai Warsaw hit C.B. Brown on a slant for a touchdown with 1:56 to play.