Falcons upset No. 11 Old Mill; first regular season victory over rival since 2006
After back-to-back losses at its new field, Severna Park High was a prohibitive underdog at Old Mill Friday evening.
The Falcons last defeated the perennial Anne Arundel County stronghold in the 2008 4A East Region playoffs – the last time Severna Park made postseason play. Old Mill had not loss a regular season decision to the Falcons since 2006.
Severna Park ended a decade-worth of frustration, posting a 28-21 victory over the 11th-ranked Patriots at Bob Golladay Field in Millersville. Jordan Hallet threw four touchdown scoring passes, three to Garrett Edwards for Severna Park (2-2 overall, 2-2 Anne Arundel).
Edwards and Hallet connected on scoring plays of 80- and 30-yards in the final frame, wiping out a 21-14 deficit for the Falcons, whose last victory over Old Mill was a 28-21 decision in the 4A East semifinal. Severna Park lost to Arundel in the East final the following week.
The Falcons’ last regular season victory over Old Mill was a 21-14 decision in 2016. The Patriots won next 11 regular season victories by an average margin of 25 points.
Severna Park ended the streak Friday as Hallet threw for 214 yards and Edwards totaled 137 yards on his three scoring catches. Joey Graves had two rushing scores for Old Mill (2-2, 2-1 Anne Arundel).