Class 1A state semifinals
Brunswick (11-1) vs. No. 18 Havre de Grace (10-2)
Brunswick-Ian Fisher: 202 of 310, 2,814 yards, 26 TDs, 9 INTs); Havre de Grace-Darin Washington: 127 of 212, 2,018 yards, 24 TDs, 10 INTs
Brunswick-Fisher: 127 carries, 626 yards, 8 TDs; Havre de Grace-Michael Kelly: 151 carries, 1,316 yards, 13 TDs
Brunswick-Tyrus Lawson: 56 catches, 693 yards, 7 TDs; Havre de Grace-Monty Werts: 52 catches, 827 yards, 9 TDs
Brunswick-Fisher: 8 TDs; Havre de Grace-Kelly: 13 TDs
Brunswick-Cody Warhurst: 165; Havre de Grace-Jordan Stallings: 108
Brunswick-Stephen McCallum: 13; Havre de Grace-not available
Brunswick-Dylan Brown: 8; Havre de Grace-Travonn Bond: 10
Arguably the state’s top two quarterback prospects in the Class of 2011 meet. At 6-foot-6 and 250 pounds, Brunswick’s Fisher is the high school football equivalent to Pittsburgh Steeler quarterback Ben Rothlisberger.
Fisher, who being recruited by Wisconsin and Oregon, overcame two interceptions in the opening quarter to spearhead the Railroaders to a 36-22 decision over Western Tech in the North Region finals last Friday. He completed 16 of 25 for 269 yards and four touchdowns, and ran in for a score as the Frederick County outscored the previously unbeaten Wolverines, 28-2.
After a slow start against Bohemia Manor, Darin Washington came through in the second half of the Warriors’ 40-34 decision in the East Region finale. He completed his final four passes for 84 yards and connected with Dayshawn Bolling for the game-tying score in the final quarter. Washington finished with 134 yards passing and added 34 on the ground.
Mike Kelly’s 30-yard run with under two minutes remaining was the difference for Havre de Grace. Kelly, a recent transfer from Aberdeen, rushed for 209 yards.
Expect offensive fireworks Friday evening at Harris Stadium. Havre de Grace is seeking its first title game berth since 1988.