Host B.J. Koubaroulis reveals the top plays from the week of football in the DMV area. (Video by Nick Plum for Synthesis/Koubaroulis LLC./The Washington Post)

Pallotti played the definition of smash-mouth football Saturday in the Maryland Independent Athletic Association B conference championship, refusing to shift away from its rushing attack even when the Boys’ Latin defense began recognizing its plays before the snap.

“They did their homework,” Pallotti Coach Ian Thomas said. “They knew the plays that we wanted to run but still had difficulty stopping it.”

The tandem of senior Jaret Patterson (24 carries, 188 yards, four touchdowns) and freshman Blake Corum (11 carries, 99 yards, two touchdowns) spearheaded a ground game that amassed 311 rushing yards for the Panthers, while the defense had five takeaways as Pallotti trounced Boys’ Latin 53-10 at Spalding in Severn.

After beginning the season 0-2, the Panthers closed it out with 10 straight wins, capped by their first conference championship since moving up from conference C after the 2014 season.

“It was big, to go out with a bang our senior year,” said Patterson, who also added a fumble return touchdown on defense. “[Boys’ Latin] has been giving us some trouble. . . . They’ve been beating us for like the last two years, and to go out like this, it feels great.”

Thomas, in his second year as head coach, joined the team as an assistant when the current crop of seniors were freshmen and has been impressed by their development, not only as players but also as leaders.

“I’ve allowed my seniors to take this thing and make it their own, tried not to interrupt them too much,” Thomas said. “I make sure they have the guidance they need, but for the most part, they police their own guys.”

“They built this program,” he added. “They put this program on their back.”

Jaret and twin brother James Patterson, who will both play at Buffalo next year, highlight a talented group of seniors that the team will miss, but don’t expect a big drop off in the Panthers’ rushing production with three more years of Corum to look forward to.

“Just watching him play at a successful level as a freshman,” Jaret Patterson said, “it wows everybody. He is going to be great in years to come.”

The Big number: 8

Wins for Annapolis Area Christian this season after it starting quarterback Dion Golatt and wide receiver Jahre Fish to transfer in the offseason. The Eagles fell just short of repeating as MIAA Conference C champions, losing 12-6 to St. John’s Catholic Prep in the league title game.

MIAA player of the week

QB Evan Fochtman, Spalding, Sr.

Fochtman led the Cavaliers to a 55-20 win over Mount St. Joseph’s Friday with 221 yards and three touchdowns through the air and 90 yards and two touchdowns on the ground in his final game under center in Severn.