Using ball fakes, cuts, field vision and even a spin move, Oakdale's dual-threat quarterback Evan Austin had done everything in his power on Friday to avoid getting tackled.
URBANA — This wasn't the end for Keegan Johnson, Riley Smith and the 18 other seniors on the Urbana High football team. They still have the rest of this school year together, and many of them can still chase a state championship during the spring baseball season.
URBANA — In the six years that have transpired since they first met, Riley Smith can probably count on one hand the number of times he and Keegan Johnson have hung out together outside of school or in a non-athletic setting.
URBANA – When cornerback Karron Watties scooped a loose football and ran into the end zone untouched, he made sure to take a look up at the scoreboard in front of him.
MIDDLETOWN — For as long as he has been a quarterback, dating to early in his youth football days, Cam Baker has never really been asked to regularly perform one of the basic functions of the job, which is to pass.
Oakdale would simply not be denied.
MIDDLETOWN — Playing perhaps their last home game, the Middletown High football trio of Nick Coleman, Liam Wilson and Carson Smith wanted to leave their mark with one final performance on their home field.
STEVENSVILLE — As Kent Island’s Kasey Heath chunked off 4-yard run after 4-yard run, what came next felt inevitable. Middletown had not been able to hold up the bruising running back in the second half, and this fourth-quarter drive felt like a game-definer.
PARKTON — With one defender between him and the goal line, Middletown running back Carson Smith lowered his shoulder.
BRUNSWICK — Clinging to a one-score lead in the first half of Friday's Class 1A state quarterfinal against Forest Park, the common chatter amongst the Brunswick sidelines was "we need to score."
WESTMINSTER — Whatever the Oakdale football team has asked of him this season, senior Rory Blanchard has obliged.
Following their 3-0 victory over Centennial in last week's Class 3A championship game to cap a dominant season, Tuscarora boys senior captain Tony Lombardi and coach Todd Knepper are this week's guests on The Final Score podcast.
After Urbana's volleyball team and Tuscarora's boys soccer team each won state titles this week, FNP sports writer Alexander Dacy joined host Greg Swatek to discuss that and more on this week's episode of The Final Score podcast.
With Hood men's basketball set to tip off another season as the reigning Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth champions, the team's coach, Chad Dickman, is this week's guest on The Final Score podcast.
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