This week, it was Monday Night Football, a rarity in Harford County, and Aberdeen, Fallston, Joppatowne, North Harford and Patterson Mill were winners in games delayed from Friday night by bad field conditions made possible what was left ofTropical Storm Lee.
Patterson Mill went to 2-0 on the season with a 9-3 win over C. Milton Wright in a game relocated from Patterson Mill to the new turf at Bel Air High School.
The game's winning score didn't come until the opening seconds of the fourth quarter after Patterson Mill had finished the third quarter by picking off CMW quarterback Brian Davis' pass to the Husky end zone for a touchback. Sitting on their 20 yard line and trailing, 3-0, the Huskies needed just one play to go the distance as running back Deonte Alston took a handoff and dashed off an 80-yard touchdown run, sprinting down the right sideline after breaking free in the secondary. Kyle Reddish's kick for the extra point went wide, leaving the score, 6-3, and giving the Mustangs an opportunity to tie the game with a field goal.
Following a punt after a three and out by the Mustangs, Patterson Mill got the ball on its 40. An unnecessary roughness penalty against CMW pushed the Huskies to the Mustang 45. The Huskies advanced to the CMW 17 on 11 plays, with Alston putting up 37 yards on seven carries during the drive. Facing fourth-and-goal on the Mustang 17, Reddish was called to try a field goal, and he sent the 31-yard kick directly through the uprights with plenty of length to spare, giving the winning side its final 9-3 advantage.
The Mustangs only score came on their first possession which began on the CMW 15 after a change of possession on downs. On the first play, Davis took off on a wild scramble for 62 yards to the Huskies' 23. After an illegal shift penalty, a play that netted negative yardage, and a three-yard gain, the Mustangs were facing fourth down and 15. Brendan Magisgro, CMW's kicker, boomed a 45-yard field goal to give the Mustangs a 3-0 lead.
With the loss, CMW dropped to 1-1 on the season.
NORTH HARFORD thumps Rising Sun
Host North Harford had no trouble moving to 2-0 with a 44-7 win over Rising Sun Monday night.
Josh Welsh ran for 187 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Hawks. Welsh scored on runs of one yard and 66 yards in the first quarter and scoring jaunts of 23 and 34 yards in the third quarter.
Quarterback Ryan Stinar added a 70-yard touchdown run in the second quarter and finished with 75 yards on eight carries.
The Hawks added their final points in the fourth quarter on a Chris King 23-yard field goal and a 29-yard run by Nick Hammer.
Rising Sun's only score came in the first quarter on a 50-yard run and successful extra point.
FALLSTON drops EDGEWOOD
The Fallston Cougars won going away Monday, beating winless Edgewood, 15-6.
Ryan Umpleby, who rushed for more than 100 yards and scored one touchdown, led the Cougars. Marc Badger was accounted for Fallston's other score with a rushing touchdown.
John Eichelberger nailed a 27-yard field goal, rounding out Fallston's scoring.
Harrison Stone was Fallston's top defender with 12 tackles in the game.
Fallston is 2-0 and Edgewood is 0-2.
JOHN CARROLL beats Dulaney
The John Carroll Patriots won the road for the second straight week, beating Dulaney, 29-22, to go 2-0 on the season. The Patriots scored all of their points in the first half and made them stand up.