|Perry Hall Holds on for 28-17
Win Over Kenwood
Article & photos by Ben Boehl -
Perry Hall came into their home game with Kenwood with a record of 2-2
and was on the verge of dropping to 2-3 as they were trailing Kenwood
17-14 in the third quarter. That was until Davonta Farrell broke off a
48 yard-touchdown run that gave Perry Hall a 21-17 lead. Later, Farrell
his third touchdown run as the Gators held off Kenwood 28-17. The Gator
victory avenges a 21-17 loss to Kenwood in ’08.
game had the makings of a blowout as Perry Hall marched downfield 77
yards on its first possession and scored on a Robin Paguia
1-yard-touchdown run. Then Gators got the ball back after a Rodney
Spears interception, his first of two on the night, and went all the
way to the Bluebird 3-yard line. But Kenwood’s defense stepped-up and
Bluebird linebacker Mike Quirk forced an intentional grounding call on
Farrell. Quirk forced two intentional grounding calls and had one sack
throughout the game. The Gators were forced back to the Kenwood 29 yard
line and were stopped on fourth down.
Kenwood came back with a touchdown after quarterback James Brittingham
connected with Sean Matthews on a 50-yard pass and added a Kyle Jaski
22-yard field goal before the half and trailed Perry Hall 14-10. Jaski,
who is one of the top punters in the county, had a 65-yard punt in the
The Bluebirds captured the lead 17-10 in the early third quarter after
Quirk intercepted a pass and took it down to the Gator 2-yard line.
That set up a Chuka Udeze 1-yard touchdown run.
The Kenwood defense was able to slow down the Perry Hall offense and
gave the ball back to their offense on the 50. Just when Kenwood tried
to put the game away, Gator linemen Andy Huber recovered a fumble. That
changed the momentum and a set-up the go-head Farrell touchdown.
The Gators improved to 3-2 and the Bluebirds fell 3-2.