|Perry Hall Gets
Revenge on Thomas Johnson 34-0
Article & photo by Ben Boehl -
| The Perry Hall
team's season came to a quick end last year as Governor Thomas Johnson
High School of Frederick shocked the Gators 35-3.
This year, the Gators
made it back to the 4A North Playoffs and opened up with a home game
against Thomas Johnson in a rematch.The Gators were ready this time as
University of Maryland-bound star David Stinebaugh led the team with
two touchdown catches and had three turnovers in a 34-0 victory.
threw three touchdowns.
"It was about finally putting together a full game. Our
hadn't put a full game together all year until tonight,"
said after the win.
The weather was bad with a light drizzle and heavy fog, but that
couldn't stop the Gator offense. Receiver Matt Wood also caught a
touchdown pass and quarterback Davonta Farrell threw three
touchdowns and had a six-yard rushing touchdown.
After a scoreless first quarter, The Gators got on the board when
Farrell threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Stinebaugh for a 7-0 lead.
Thomas Johnson marched right back down field and took the ball to the
Perry Hall 15, but the drive ended when Perry Hall's Wood intercepted a
pass in the end zone. Then Wood came back and he scored on a 54-yard
reception to give the Gators a 14-0 lead before halftime.
The offense continued to wear down the Thomas Johnson defense in the
second half with the trio running backs of Brandon Sofia, Michael
Thompson and Justin Brisueno.
The Thomas Johnson offense put together another quality drive in the
third quarter only to have a pass intercepted at the goal line by
Stinebaugh. The Gator defense forced five turnovers on the day and was
also led by Defensive End Ben Fowler's two sacks.
"Our defense played huge tonight knowing that they got a couple
(college bound) players on the other side of the ball,"
added. "Our main focus was to shut down the run. Once we got
we could shut down the pass."
The Gators will play at Linganore High School in Frederick on
Friday night at 7 p.m.