Reservoir paid a visit to league rival River Hill, Howard’s most dominant football program over the last decade, and the Gators made plays as they challenged the No. 4 Hawks on Friday night.
In the end, however, River Hill made this game their own, as they usually do, in a 41-19 Howard County victory.
Brent Kluge scored three touchdowns, two rushing and one on a nine-yard pass from Raamah Vaughn, who may have played his last game at quarterback.
Vaughn, who rushhed for two scores including a 45-yarder, is expected to return to his split end position next week when starting quarterback Harry McLaughlin returns to the team. McLaughlin, who passed for 600 yards and 11 TD’s last year, will be making his 2010 debut next week after recovering from an abdominal injury.
Of course, all Vaughn did was lead the Hawks to four victories and more than 30 points per game.
After Kluge staked River Hill to a 7-0 lead with a six-yard first quarter run, Demitri Deniis got Reservoir on the board with a five-yard touchdown run. The other scores for the Gators came on a 92 yard kickoff return by Jimmy Thomas, in the third quarter, and an 80-yard touchdown pass from Ed Montgomery to Kyle Mitchell, in the fourth quarter.
|No. 4 River Hill 41, Reservoir 19|
|RH-Kluge 6 run (Grove kick)|
|RES-Dennis 5 run (Castleman run)|
|RH-Vaughn 45 run (kick failed)|
|RH-Kluge 9 pass from Vaughn (Vaughn run)|
|RH-Wells 84 run (kick failed)|
|RES-Thomas 92 kick return (kick failed)|
|RH-Vaughn 1 run (Grove kick)|
|RES-Mitchell 80 pass from Montgomery (pass failed)|
|RH-Kluge 5 run (Grove kick)|