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Perry Hall Gets Revenge on Thomas Johnson 34-0
- Article & photo by Ben Boehl -
 The Perry Hall football team's season came to a quick end last year as Governor Thomas Johnson High School of Frederick shocked the Gators 35-3.

Quarterback Davonta Farrell threw three touchdowns.
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. 
"It was about finally putting together a full game.  Our team hadn't put a full game together all year until tonight," Stinebaugh 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 of (college bound) players on the other side of the ball," Stinebaugh added. "Our main focus was to shut down the run. Once we got that done, we could shut down the pass."
 The Gators will play at Linganore High School in Frederick on Friday night at 7 p.m.