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Chesapeake Holds on for a 26-22 Win Over Towson
- by Ben Boehl -
The Chesapeake Bayhawks were one of the surprise football teams in the county as they went from a 2-8

Coach Mark Junker tells his defense to step-up. They responded with two turnovers.
record in 2006 to a playoff appearance in 2007 under first-year head coach Mark Junker.

The Bayhawks and Junker began their second season together with a dramatic 26-22 win over Towson High School. The game was played on Monday after it was postponed from Saturday due to the threat of Tropical Storm Hanna.
The Bayhawks racked up over 200 rushing yards and grabbed a 26-8 halftime lead. Chesapeake looked to be on their way to an easy victory, but Towson scored two touchdowns in the third quarter and cut the lead to four. Junker needed his defense to bail his team out as the offense scored no second half points.
The defense didn't let him down. After the two Towson touchdowns, the Bayhawks fumbled the ball and Towson marched down field before Bayhawk Senior Devrin Savage intercepted a pass. Towson also had a chance to win the game as they got the ball deep into Bayhawk territory under two minutes. But the game ended when Chesapeake's Tyron Washington stripped the ball away from a Towson running back.
Running back Jerry Okocha led the Bayhawks with over 100 yards rushing and scored on a six-yard touchdown run. Quarterback Dominique Sanders had 47 yards rushing and only completed a few passes, but one of those passes was to receiver Sterling Teel for a 31-yard touchdown reception. Teel caught another touchdown pass from Delvonta Cole.