Class 2A state semifinal

No. 5 Eastern Tech (11-1) vs. Middletown (11-1)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.



Eastern Tech

Passing:  Brad Hager, Sr., 45-for-93, 695 yards, 16 TD, 6 INT

Rushing:  Josh Cannella, Sr., 129 carries, 693 yards, 10 TD; Kenyon Crawford, Jr., 96, 682, 6; Sayvon Norman, Jr., 87, 573, 7

Receiving:  Devonn White, Sr., 12 receptions, 251 yards, 5 TD; Chris Pomory, Sr., 13, 249, 7; Norman, 11, 92, 1


Passing:  Michael Pritts, Jr., 79-for-122, 1,301 yards, 17 TD, 4 INT

Rushing:  Sam Michels, Sr., 218 carries, 1,438 yards, 18 TD

Receiving: Ben Lewis, Jr., 45 receptions, 865 yards, 13 TD



Eastern Tech

Tackles: Dan McManus, Sr., 80 tackles; Brandon Jones, Jr., 67; Cannella 54

Quarterback sacks: McManus 11; Jones 7

Interceptions: Nick McElfish, Sr., 4; Cannella 3


Tackles: Ian Tolino, Sr., 94 tackles

Quarterback sacks: Ben Lewis, Jr., 8

Interceptions: Hunter Lumley, Sr., 3; Zach Welch, Soph., 3



Eastern Tech will be on the road for the first time in the playoffs this season.  The Mavericks defeated Dundalk, 42-0, and City College, 7-6, to claim their fourth straight Class 2A North Regional title.  They’ve won five of the last eight regiona crowns.

It wasn’t easy last week but Eastern Tech pulled out the come-from-behind win over the Knights.  Trailing 6-0 late in the fourth, quarterback Brad Hager hit Sayvon Norman for a 12-yard gain and Kenyon Crrawford had a big run during the Mavericks’ final drive.

With about two minutes left, running back Marquiese Bannister carried the ball from the eight-yard line to the one, setting up his game-winning touchdown.

Middletown had an easy time with South Carroll, defeating the Cavaliers, 30-6, in last week’s 2A West Regional championship.

Running back Sam Michels carried the ball 25 carries for 107 yards and a touchdown. Quarterback Michael Pritts was 8-for-10 passing for 136 yards and a touchdown.

The defending state champion Mavericks must make an hour and a half bus ride to Frederick to face Middletown, which will be arguably their toughest test of the season.