Quarterback Kevin Hill threw two touchdown passes and Alex Myton made his second interception to seal Laurel's 14-7 victory over Largo in a Prince George's 4A game Friday night, ending the Spartans' 13-game losing streak.
"It feels good for these guys to win," first-year coach Jamar Hicks said. "Their hard work paid off, for the school, for the community and our players. We got a monkey off our back. The only thing we can do now is move forward."
It was Laurel's first victory since Nov. 1, 2003.
Sumpter Leads Arundel
Quarterback Kyle Sumpter rushed 16 times for 98 yards and two touchdowns to lead Arundel to a 34-13 win over Broadneck, the Wildcats' first win over their Anne Arundel County foe in Coach Chuck Markiewicz's five years.
Broadneck fumbled on its 18-yard line in the second quarter and Arundel capitalized three plays later, seizing the lead at 20-13. Sumpter added a 30-yard touchdown run in the beginning of the fourth quarter. . . . Gaithersburg senior middle linebacker Darius Smith, who fled with his family from Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, had 11 tackles and a quarterback sack in the Trojans' 37-3 victory over visiting Magruder.
The 6-foot-2, 227-pound Smith has 39 tackles and six sacks in three games for Gaithersburg (3-0), where his uncle, former NFL player Otis Smith, is a volunteer assistant coach. Darius Smith and five family members moved in with Otis Smith after they left their home in Metairie, La.
Avalon Wins in OT
Sophomore Joe Rankin scored on a six-yard run in overtime and ran in the two-point conversion as Avalon ended Maryland School for the Deaf's area-best 27-game winning streak with a 30-28 victory. It was the first victory for the first-year varsity program at the Bethesda private school.
Avalon (1-2) secured the win when Nate Berry knocked down a pass in the end zone on Maryland SFD's two-point conversion attempt on the possession after Rankin's score.
-- Josh Barr, Charles Cummins, Daniel Lyght and Andrew Levine