Good Counsel scores 37 unanswered points to stun the Cavaliers


Things could have not gone better for second-ranked Archbishop Spalding in the early going of its game with Good Counsel, Friday night in Severna Park, as the Cavaliers jumped out to a 21-0 first half lead. Visiting Good Counsel scored 37 unanswered points the rest of the way and won going away, 37-21.

Julius Chestnut got Spalding on the board with an 11-yard touchdown run, just 2 minutes and 3 seconds into the contest. Later in the first quarter, quarterback Jayden Umbarger scored on a 1-yard sneak, and Spalding led, 14-0 at the end of one quarter.

Early in the second quarter, Umbarger connected with Brevin Easton for for a 54-yard TD pass and it appeared the rout was on. The final minute of the first half, however, changed everything.

With 52-seconds remaining in the second quarter Kamerun Snell put Good Counsel on the board with a 34-yard touchdown pass to Cameron Hart. GC then got the ball back and Leo Fangmeyer kicked a 41-yard field goal to cut the Spalding lead to 11.

The Falcons continued that momentum in the third quarter with a 2-yard run from Tremayn Stott and took the lead, 24-21, when Snell scored on a 1-yard run, on the first play of the fourth quarter.

Later in the quarter, Snell found Hart for another touchdown connection, this one for 50 yards, and Snell capped the scoring with another 1-yard touchdown run.

Spalding actually out-gained Good Counsel 397-338 and Umbarger complete 22-of-37 passes for 300 yards, with one touchdown and two interceptions. Receiver Jamari Jones had a huge game for the Cavaliers (2-1), making 14 receptions for 185 years.

For Good Counsel, Snell passed for 150 yards and rushed for 112. Hart caught four balls for 103 yards and two scores.

GOOD COUNSEL 37, NO. 2 ARCHBISHOP SPALDING 21
GC 0 10 6 21 — 37
AS 14 7 0 0 — 21

1STQ
AS – Chestnut 11 run (Price kick)
AS – Umbarger 1 run (Price kick)

2NDQ
AS – Easton 54 pass from Umbarger (Price kick)
GC – Hart 34 pass from Snell (Fangmeyer kick)
GC – Fangmeyer 41 FG

3RDQ
GC – Stott 2 run (Hart pass from Snell)

4THQ
GC – Snell 1 run (Fangmeyer kick)
GC – Hart 50 pass from Snell (Fangmeyer kick)
GC – Snell 1 run (Fangmeyer kick)