On their first two series of the day, the top-ranked Gilman Greyhounds set the tone for the day as they smashed visiting Georgetown Prep, 42-6, in a MIAA A Conference football game, Saturday afternoon in Roland Park.

The Hoyas got the ball first and drove to the Gilman 15 yard line, but the drive stalled, and a field goal attempt was short.  

Gilman (4-1, 1-0) took over at their own 20, and on his first run from scrimmage Darius Jennngs raced 50 yards to the Prep 35. Six plays later he ran in from the five to give coach Biff Poggi’s squad a 7-0 lead.  

Gilman defenseThe Hoyas (2-2, 0-1) moved the ball to the Greyhound 28 on their next possession, but a costly turnover changed the game quickly.  Immediately after Glman’s Nick Fertita recovered a Georgetown fumble at the Gilman 29 yard line,  Jennings bolted 71 yards to paydirt, and the Greyhounds were off to the races.

The half ended with Gilman holding a 28-0 lead.  T.J. Trusty scored on a 6-yard run, and Keneth Goines scooted into the end zone on a 3-yard burst before the second quarter ended.

The offensive display from Gilman in the first half was eye popping.

The Greyhounds only ran 11 plays in the first 24 minutes, and they scored four touchdowns. On the day, the first team amassed 305 yards and six touchdowns in three quarters of action.

Jennings had 141 yards on five carries, and Cyrus Jones had 82 yards on six carries. Jones scored Gilman’s sixth TD late in the third quarter.

“Our coaches had them scouted well and we had the right play calls at the right time,” said Jennings.

“We just wanted to come out and be physical,” said Jones.  “If you can’t run he ball, and if you can’t stop the run, you can’t do anything.”

With 3:10 to go in the half Jennings hit Linn Worthington on a 50 yard aerial to move the ball from the Gilman 48 all the way down the Prep three. Goines scored his first of two TD’s on the day from there.

“We practiced hard all week, and it showed on the field today,” said Worthington, who picked off a Hoyas pass in the third quarter at the Prep 30.  Jones dashed 30 yards to the end zone on the very next play.

Prep got their only score of the day on the last play of the game when Liam Giblin recovered a fumble in the Gilman end zone.

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No. 1 Gilman 42, Georgetown Prep 6
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1st Q
GIL-Jennings 5 run (Wey kick)
2nd Q
GIL-Jennings 71 run (Wey kick)
GIL-Trusty 6 run (Wey kick)
GIL-Goines 3 run (Wey kick)
3rd Q
GIL-Goines 11 run (Wey kick)
GIL-Jones 30 run (Wey kick)
4th Q
GP-Giblin fumble recovery in end zone (End of game)