Here are the scores as compiled by Patch staff from the coaches:
Final» North Harford 28, HERFORD 23: Ryan Stinar threw for more than 200 yards and a touchdown while also running for a score as the Hawks won what may be their toughest regular season game.
"It feels pretty good with a short week and everything that happened this week to come together and play well offensively and defensively," North Harford head coach Ken Brinkman said. "I’m very proud of the guys."
The game was tied at 14 at the half. Josh Welsh had two rushing touchdowns and a receiving score.
"Our defense came up for three big turnovers when [Hereford was] driving and they were able to give us the ball back to let our offense drive in and score," Brinkman said.
Final» 45, National Academy Foundation 0: The Bobcats got off to a solid start at home as Juwan Singletary rushed for three scores. It was 16–0 at the half.
Final» 8, Elkton 7: Justin Gosnell scored with 2:19 remaining in the fourth, and Lavell McCullers' keeper on the two-point conversion gave the Warriors the lead. Elkton's lone score came in the waning moments of the first half. Greg Long wins in his first game as head coach of the Warriors.
Final» 35, North East 0: After a scoreless first quarter, the Cougars romped in their home opener.
"We were kind of sluggish at the beginning but we started playing a lot better in the second quarter," head coach Dave Cesky said. "We’ve had a lot of breakup of practice so it’s been a rough week."
John Hetterman threw for three touchdowns in the win. Chris Rose scored twice while Ryan Umpleby, Marc Badger and Connor Davis also scored for the home team.
"North East is really improved," Cesky said. "[But] we played really good defense tonight. That’s where we’ve improved a lot."
Final» 51, Edgewood 20: Aberdeen got out to an early lead of 24-6 and with the Eagles. Aberdeen quarterback Kenny Faulcon threw for 190 yards and four touchdowns.
Final» 21, Chesapeake-BC 14: The Huskies overcame the loss of their starting quarterback to injury and scored the game-winning touchdown with about eight seconds remaining.
"We feel great. We’ve never won our opener before," head coach Josh Mason said. "We went through a lot of adversity tonight."
With the game tied at 14, backup quarterback Ryan Jacobs connected with Mike Reed on a 24-yard touchdown for the winning score. Starter Luke DePasquale went down with a hip injury on the second drive of the night after throwing for a touchdown to open the game. Mason said he does not know how long DePasquale will be out.
"Ryan Jacobs was our emergency quarterback," Mason said. "He never played until this year and he did a great job."
Deonte Alston ran 16 times for 100 yards and Tyler Oppel recorded 16 tackles for the home team.
Final» Joppatowne 14, 10: The Mariners edged the Cobras in John Watson's debut in his second stint as Harford Tech head coach. The Mariners scored on a 66-yard pass from John Pace to Deon Holloman. Jamil Lee had 170 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries for Joppatowne.
Final» 40, RISING SUN 19: Jake Burnett ran for a pair of touchdowns and Brian Davis ran for an 11-yard score as the Mustangs equaled their win total from all last season in their first game Friday.
"The thing that we talked about all week that at this school, this is my fourth year at the school, in four years we’ve never won the opening game," Mustangs head coach David Yohn said. "It was big for us to win the first one. It's big for us to go on the road and be able to bring our focus in."
Osiah Walker and Ryan Christ also ran for C. Milton Wright touchdowns. Yohn said Ty Rochester was a key on defense, registering three fumble recoveries.
"I’m excited for them. It’s been a long time," said Yohn, whose only win last year was against Aberdeen. "It was just nice to win a game."
Final» 35, BO MANOR 0: The Patriots led 20–0 at the half, ruining the Eagles' season opener at home. Montrel Martin had a 36-yard receiving touchdown and a 47-yard rushing touchdown.
Brandon Lewis threw for one touchdown and run for another. Gus Lane added a 12-yard touchdown run. Alex Gambrell kicked a pair of field goals from 41 and 25 yards.
Gambrell also registered touchbacks on four of his eight kickoffs.
Final» PERRYVILLE 53 Kent County 8: Longtime Edgewood assistant Chris Johnson won his coaching debut with the Panthers.
Final» 3, Perry Hall 2
25-22, 21-25, 25-14, 24-26, 15-13
"A very exciting match to open the 2011 season. Both teams played their hearts out with five good games," head coach Timothy Markland wrote in an email. "Perry Hall was down 11 points in the fourth game and came back to win the set at 26-24. In the fifth [and] deciding game, Bel Air was down 9–3 as a result of a seven-point run. Bel Air fought back and won the game 15-13 to win the match."
Bel Air Stats:
Celeste Roland: 6 kills, 4 aces, 7 digs
Amanda Rodriguez: 3 kills, 7 aces, 19 assists
Kendall Daley: 5 kills, 1 ace
Taylor Cole: 4 kills
Jen Schofield: 7 assists, 2 aces
Tia Williams: 10 kills, 1 block
Jackie Deluise: 7 kills, 5 aces, 1 block
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