Future Terps in Action: Week Eight

Maryland quarterback commit Champ Long exploded for a big day after leading St. Peter’s Prep (NJ) to a 70-41 win over Paramus Catholic (NJ). The offense finished with over 560 yards of total offense as Long finished 13-of-18 for 217 yards, four passing touchdowns and a trio of rushing touchdowns.

Friday night was the matchup between Loyola Blakefield and Pallotti in a game that featured AJ Szymanski, Alex Moore and Daniel Wingate, but it was Blakefield who would squeeze out a 28-27 win. Szymanski opened the scoring for the Dons, who quickly found themselves in a 19-7 deficit midway through the third quarter. But Loyola Blakefield would storm back and took its first lead with just 2:30 left in the game after the made extra point gave them a 28-27 lead.

Elsewhere on Friday night, one week after topping Whitman 37-3, Churchill moved back over .500 after topping Poolesville 19-0 on the road. Wide receiver Zeke Avit registered both touchdowns, including a 27-yard touchdown reception. Bergen Catholic, meanwhile, were able to hold on against St. Joes for a 31-21 win in a game that DE/OLB DJ Samuels was briefly banged up. The explosive athlete returned to the game and recorded a pass breakup at the line of scrimmage, preserving the win.

  • After falling to Valdosta for the first time in six years following a 13-7 last week, Lowndes and cornerback verbal Kevis Thomas bounced back with a 43-12 win over Dunbar.
  • After a 62-0 win last week, Jones (FL) pulled out a low-scoring win over Boone, 13-9, as tight end Dylan Wade punched in the game-winning touchdown with 3:27 left in the game.
  • Southern Columbia and athlete Braeden Wisloski fell 35-21 to Mt. Carmel. One week after posting 133 yards and three touchdowns on just five carries, Wisloski finished with 78 yards on 13 carries.
  • East Orange dipped back below .500 after a 19-13 loss against Passaic County Tech. One week after hauling in five passes for 86 yards, receiver Josh Richards reeled in a six-yard touchdown to get the scoring started.
  • Madison County and cornerback commit Jonathan Akins fell 42-14 to Strasburg on Friday night.
  • McDonogh and offensive line commit Tamarus Walker fell 23-7 at Mount St. Joseph on Saturday.
  • Wise moved to 6-1 with a 42-8 win over Suitland as Morman registered a pass breakup and several tackles.

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