Catonsville High football knew it had no margin for error when it took to the field Saturday afternoon for its regular season finale. Win and take a major step towards qualifying for the state tournament. Lose and go home.
With destiny in its hands, the Comets didn’t let the opportunity pass, routing Towson, 39-6, in a Baltimore County 2A/3A contest.
While Poly, the team waiting to pounce on the fourth and final spot in the Class 3A North Region playoffs, was in a battle with rival City College at M&T Bank around kickoff time for Catonsville, the Comets went out and built a 20-0 halftime advantage. Tyler Weedon scored two touchdowns and junior quarterback Aaron Jones threw a pair of touchdown passes.
The win was enough for the Comets to edge out Poly, which defeated City, 14-6, for the No. 4 seed. Friday evening, the Comets (7-2, 5-1 2A/3A) will take on top-seed and unbeaten North Harford, ranked No. 6 in the latest VSN Top 20.
Weedon, a senior running back scored on runs of one and 29 yards to go with an 85-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Jones to Julian Jones for the 20-0 halftime cushion. Aaron Jones found Deniko Carter for a 23-yard scoring play, and DeAndre Lane’s 39-yard run extended it to 32-0 through three quarters.
Michael Obineme got Towson (6-4, 3-3 2A/3A) on the board with an one-yard run in the fourth, but Lane returned the ensuing kickoff 87 yards to close the scoring. The Comets have won five of their last six decisions, with the only loss to No. 8 and 2A/3A champ Eastern Tech.
Friday’s North Harford game will be the first postseason match for Catonsville since 2007 when they lost to Hereford, 49-3, in the 3A North finals.