ESSEX — Week of Sept 26 to Oct. 2
Chesapeake High School
Last week’s results: Chesapeake 14, Patapsco 13
Top players of the week: Junior Pat Byers — Over 150 yards from scrimmage and one touchdown. Junior Marcel Battle — 15 tackles, one force fumble and one rushing touchdown. Senior Shawn Barnes — Seven tackles, one interception and force fumble.
Coach Chris Acab’s comments: I thought we played very hard and overcame adversity throughout the game. I was very pleased by our team’s effort on both sides of the ball, especially because we were shorthanded with injuries.
Our defense set the tone, and attack ‘point after touchdown,’ or PAT, offense. Junior Marcel Battle (No. 7) was a man on a mission on every tackle and blew up nearly every play. Alongside him, our middle linebacker, senior Shawn Barnes (No. 11), forced two turnovers, which made the difference in the game.
I was very pleased with our offensive improvement in a week. We made mistakes but didn’t turn the ball over. Our offense was lead by junior Pat Byers (No. 1) with over 150 yards and one touchdown. He put our offense on his back and came through when we needed him most.
Our upcoming game will be against Eastern tech this upcoming Saturday. We look forward to the match-up; we will have our hands full because they’re talented and well-coached.
Schedule: Chesapeake hosts Eastern Tech at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9.
Eastern Technical High School
Last week’s results:
Pikesville 13, Eastern Tech 8
Coach Bill Brinegar’s comments: We played our best game defensively this season but continued to be plagued by turnovers and drive-killing penalties on offense. Juniors Drew Raynor and Nick Smith contributed interceptions on defense. Senior quarterback Danny McCarthy scored the lone touchdown on a 3-yard run in the second quarter.
Schedule: Eastern Tech at Chesapeake at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9.
Kenwood High School
Last week’s results: Owings Mills 28, Kenwood 24
Top players of the week:
Senior Troy Dukes — 139 yards rushing, three touchdowns.
Senior Shawn Miler — 138 yards rushing, one touchdown.
Coach Derrick Krumholtz’s comments: Costly mistakes and penalties led to a 28-12 Owings Mills lead at halftime. The defense played very well in the second half, and we ran the ball at will for most of the game. We did recover a fumble deep in our territory with about one minute left in the game, but unfortunately we were not able to put a drive together. Hats off to a tough and disciplined Owings Mills team.
Schedule: Kenwood hosts Randallstown at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8.