No. 3 Broadneck amasses 535 yards in a 55-28 romp over No. 9 Old Mill; Patriots 32 game regular season County win streak comes to an end
by Pat O’Malley
VSN’S No. 3 ranked Broadneck dominated No. 9 Old Mill, at the Patriots’ Bob Golliday Memorial Field in Millersville Friday night, in near every facet of the contest, as the visiting Bruins humbled their hosts, 55-28.
Broadneck amassed 535 total yards – 280 passing and 255 rushing. It was Broadneck’s third consecutive game with over 500 yards of total offense as the Bruins ran their perfect record to 6-0 in dealing the Patriots (4-2) their first Anne Arundel County League regular season loss since the second game in 2014, a string of 32 county league wins in a row.
Broadneck is 4-3 in its last 7 games with the Patriots in regular season and he playoffs. What is the county’s top rivalry currently has seen the Patriots defeat the Bruins in the regular season the last two years until this season, but the Bruins have taken the last two playoff meetings with another post-season matchup looming.
“Our kids worked hard to get ready for this game, watched a lot of film,” said Broadneck coach Rob Harris, whose players also watched some film during the game on their unique digital TV screen (only county team with such) that is perched on their sideline. Players and coaches frequently gathered around the TV to look at things they did or did not do.
Senior quarterback Shane Davis, who steps up into the pocket like a pro, directed the Bruins arsenal by completing 23-of-36 passes for 280 yards, two TD’s and two picks, and he ran for 3 scores. On his first play from scrimmage, Davis handed off to junior running back Jason Carcamo who broke it on a 65-yard TD scamper to stun the huge crowd of Old Mill fans.
“We were not expecting this, but we were well-prepared coming in,” said Davis, who learned how to step up in the pocket from his coach Rob Harris and said he also got some help from his older brother Emmett Davis who is at the Naval Academy.”
The Carcamo score gave the Bruins instant momentum and it soon became obvious that Old Mill was not going to stop the Bruins as they raced out to a commanding 34-14 lead at the half, that could have been worse had it not been for a scintillating 90-yard interception return by the Pats’ Aaron Dawson at the start of the second period.
A one-yard TD plunge by Davis with 5:06 left in the first period gave the Bruins a 14-0 lead. The Bruins had a first-and-goal at the Old Mill 9 to start the second period, but after a Davis pass fell incomplete, the next one was picked off by Dawson to give the Patriots some momentum. It was short lived as the Bruins drove 57 yards in 9 plays for another score after a 28-yard kickoff return by Andre Woods, Jr. that gave the Bruins a first down at their own 43.
Davis hit senior Tyler Vermillion on a 26-yard TD pass for a 21-7 Broadneck lead and after stopping Old Mill on downs a third straight time, the Bruins streaked 55 yards in 7 plays and capped the short drive on another Davis to Vermillion scoring aerial, this one from the 13 for a 27-7 lead (missed the extra point) with 5:03 left in the half.
“We got that momentum on Jason’s TD and shocked the county,” said Vermillion, who caught 8 passes for 97 yards and two TDs.
Old Mill finally got on the board offensively as QB Markus Thompson connected with Avion Robinson on a 34-yard TD pass and Joe Mason booted the extra-point to make it 27-14 with 2:30 until intermission. The Thompson TD strike followed a sack by Bruins’ senior lineman Noah Genovese.
Broadneck answered again with a 5-play, 65-yard drive culminated by another Davis-to-Vermillion six-point pass from the 12 and after Nicky Orofino’s point-after kick it was Broadneck 34-14 with just 22 seconds left in the half. Junior bluechip wideout, Ethan Williams, who led all receivers in the game with 9 receptions for 115 yards with no TD’s (dropped a six-pointer) had six of his catches in the productive first half.
The Bruins didn’t waste any time after the break after forcing Old Mill to again punt on fourth down, giving Broadneck a first down at the Old Mill 49. Junior linebacker Matt McAllister led the charge on the Old Mill offense and would finish with 10 tackles and a sack.
It took the Bruins just 7 plays to cover 51 yards with Davis crashing over from the one to make it a 41-14 advantage. Old Mill gave it up on fourth down at the Broadneck 10 on its next possession, but got it right back on a fumble recovery at the Bruins’ 22 and went in on 4 plays as QB Thompson scored from the 3 to make it 41-21.
The scoring continued as Broadneck added another sixer with 33 seconds remaining in the third period on a crisp 33-yard burst by Davis. Old Mill turned an interception by Tra Thomas into an 8-play, 51-yard drive with Markus Thompson tossing to Dajour Thompson from the 14 to make it 48-28.
Broadneck closed it out with a 27-yard TD run by Tyrice Watson with about 2 minutes left.
“Yes, I’m very pleased with the way our kids are playing,” understated the enthusiastic Coach Harris, who is now 4-6 against Old Mill coach Chad McCormick, the only county coach he doesn’t have a winning record against.
Pictured above: Jason Carcamo breaks loose for some of his 127 yards rushing as No. 3 Broadneck humbled No. 9 Old Mill, 58-28 on the latter’s home turf in Millersville Friday night. (Photo courtesy of Karen McCassie)
NO. 3 BROADNECK 55, NO. 9 OLD MILL 28
Broadneck (6-0) 14 20 14 7 – 55
Old Mill (4-2) 0 14 7 7 – 28
B – Jason Carcamo 65-yard TD run (Nick Orofino kick)
B – Shane Davis 1-yard TD run (Orofino kick)
OM – Aaron Dawson 90-yard interception return (Joe Mason kick)
B – Davis to Tyler Vermillion 26-yard TD pass (Orofino kick)
B – Davis to Vermillion 13-yard TD pass (kick failed)
OM – Markus Thompson to Avion Robinson 34-yard TD pass (Mason kick)
B – Carcamo 2-yard run (Orofino kick)
B – Davis 1-yard run (Orofino kick)
OM – M. Thompson 3-yard TD run (Mason kick)
B – Davis 33-yard TD run (Orofino kick)
OM – M. Thompson to Dajour Thompson 14-yard TD pass (Mason kick)
B – Tyrice Watson 27-yard TD run (Orofino kick)