A teenager was shot and wounded near a concession stand at last night's game between Old Mill and host Annapolis, prompting officials to suspend the game early in the fourth quarter.
The victim, a 17-year-old girl, was struck in the thigh, authorities said. She was taken to a hospital with a wound that was described as not life threatening.
Annapolis Principal Donald Lilley huddled with referees and the head coaches of both teams with 11 minutes 51 seconds left in the fourth quarter and told head referee Glen Hayes that the game would be postponed until a later date.
Annapolis led, 30-21, when the game was called.
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Wallace Wows 'Em
A.J. Wallace entered last night's game against Patuxent having scored 15 of McDonough's 28 touchdowns. But midway through the third quarter, the Rams trailed, 27-20, and Wallace hadn't scored.
Wallace changed that in a hurry -- he scored four touchdowns form there on to lead the Rams to a 51-33 victory. The 31-carry, 347-yard performance gave him 19 touchdowns this season. The rest of the Rams have scored 15.
Liberty used an efficient offense and an impressive defensive effort against the Washington area's leading rusher to notch a 47-7 victory over visiting Warren County.
The Eagles (6-2, 3-2 Virginia AA Northwestern District) became the first team in eight games this season to limit Wildcats running back H.B. Banjoman to less than 100 yards rushing. He came into the game with 1,960 yards for the Wildcats (5-3, 3-2), but only had 88 on 31 carries last night.
Liberty's offense had the ball for only 1 minute 35 seconds in the second half but still scored 28 points to put away Warren County. The Eagles ran only six plays from scrimmage in the half and had three one-play touchdown drives.
"It wasn't like we were trying to run big plays," Liberty Coach Tom Buzzo said. "We were trying to run our base offense."
-- Daniel Lyght and Rich Campbell