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Chesapeake Shocks Eastern Tech
- Article & photos by Ben Boehl -

 Chesapeake sent shockwaves throughout the county as they upset Eastern Tech 15-13 last Saturday. Both teams came into the game with perfect 3-0 records, but Eastern Tech was heavily favored since they haven't lost a regular season game since 2006 and made it to the 2A state championship the past two seasons.
“We have so much respect for Eastern Tech. They have been to the state finals and we knew we had a daunting task ahead of us,” said Bayhawk coach Mark Junker. “I told them not to worry about who they are playing, but focus on the same fundamentals that we focus on each and every week.”
Chesapeake's defense has shut down opponents all year long, but they haven't played an offense like Eastern Tech's. On the opening drive, the Mavericks appeared they would dominate the Bayhawks as they moved the ball down to the Bayhawk 6-yard line, but the drive was stopped after Chesapeake's TeAndre Gamble caused and recovered a fumble. The Maverick's offense was shut down in the first half, but Emmanuel Gbor's 30-yard punt return gave Tech a 6-0 halftime lead. Gbor had a great game as he recovered a fumble on defense and had over 100 yards rushing in a losing effort.
But Chesapeake's offense also had trouble scoring on the Tech defense. The Bayhawks got down to the 1-yard line before they turned over the ball on a fumble. Chesapeake running back Corey Polston only had 4 yards rushing in the first half, but came out strong in the second half. Polston had a big second half with 75 yards rushing including two touchdowns.
Chesapeake faced a 3rd and 25 and Quarterback Delvonta Cole completed an improbable 24-yard pass to Robert Morgan.
On the next play, Polston scored from the two-yard line. On the next possession, The Bayhawks faced another 4th and 1, this time at the Tech 45. Junker decided to go for it and Polston broke free 45 yards for a touchdown.
“The line was blocking for me all day long. I just followed behind my blockers,” Polston said humbly. “They did most of the work.”
Chesapeake grabbed 15-6 lead after Cole converted on the two-point conversion with a pass to Pascal Tshiams.
Eastern Tech did not go away. After the Bayhawks extended the lead to 9, Gbor, quarterback Zach Burkhardt and the Tech offense marched down field 55 yards and cut the deficit 15-13 after a Chucky Iweh 4-yard touchdown run. Then the Mavericks got the ball back with 4:30 left in the game after a Josh Cannella interception. Tech drove the ball down the Bayhawk 35, but Aaron Beason tackled a Maverick running back in the backfield for a loss and the win.
“The game went back and forth. I told them that the team that would win the second half would win the game,” Junker said.
The Bayhawks will play at Randallstown on Saturday and the Mavericks will look to rebound as they face Overlea at home.

Maverick running back  Criszon Brown is tackled by Chesapeake defender Nick Karwacki after a 5-yard gain.
Bayhawk quarterback Delvonta Cole is being chased by Maverick defender Emmanuel Gbor.
Tech running back Chucky Iweh scored on a 4-yard
touchdown run to cut the deficit 15-13.
Chesapeake running back Corey Polston ran for 75 yards and two touchdowns to help pull off the upset.