The Mavericks (6-1, 4-0 2A/3A) scored on every offensive possession except their final one as the running clock expired.
“We’ve been looking for a game where our line plays like that,” said Eastern Tech coach Marc Mesaros. “Towson is a [Class] 3A team with five wins and they’re a good football team. We wanted our guys to stay with their blocks, through the second level of the defense, and give our running backs a chance to make things happen.”
The Mavericks opened the floodgates less than three minutes into the first quarter with Kenyon Crawford’s 30-yard scoring burst up the middle. On their ensuing offensive possession, which lasted a little more than one minute, Sayvon Norman dashed through the heart of Towson’s defense for a 32-yard score.
By halftime, Eastern Tech was comfortably ahead 33-0.
“I thought we looked real polished,” said Mesaros. “We had a great week of some hard, mean practices and it’s starting to show. At the beginning of the year, we were having some problems with letting teams back into games after establishing comfortable leads. But we’re not doing that anymore and we’re depending on lots of different people to make that happen.”
Milan Barry-Pollock gained 101 yards on 20 carries and scored one touchdown while Crawford rushed eight times for 102 yards and a score. Norman gained 58 yards on five carries, rushed for two touchdowns and also snagged a one-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Brad Hager. Daryn Davis ran for 52 yards and a touchdown on three carries and Brian Okereke added another score on one of his six rushes that totaled 27 yards.
“We can always improve and we’ve got a tough game against a very good Catonsville team, who plays a lot like us, next week,” said Mesaros. “They play good defense and they kill people when they run the ball, so we’ve got our work cut out for us.”
The Mavericks’ defense surrendered only one first down up until Towson’s final possession. The Generals (5-2, 2-1 2A/3A) put together a nine-play, 67-yard drive that culminated with Damen Jones’ 10-yard touchdown run.
“[Towson’s] tricky and they’ve got a good running game that they hang their hat on,” said Mesaros. “We gave a very good effort defensively in terms of staying with the fundamentals of our tackling.”
Dan McManus led Eastern Tech with six tackles and Devonn White collected five stops and a sack. Michael Wright, Brandon Jones and Hunter Olesczuck also chipped in with four tackles apiece.
|No. 8 Eastern Tech 48, Towson 7|
|ET-Crawford 40 run (Bosserman kick)|
|ET-Norman 32 run (Bosserman kick)|
|ET-Norman 13 run (kick failed)|
|ET-Norman 1 pass from Hager (Bosserman kick)|
|ET-Barry-Pollock 7 run (kick failed)|
ET-Davis 33 run (Bosserman kick)
|ET-Okereke 1 run (McElfish run)|
|T-Jones 10 run (Armstrong kick)|