After a breakout 2016, Long Reach High’s football team’s 2017 aspirations got a boost Sunday. The Lightning won their bracket at the Ravens 7-on-7 Passing Jamboree at St. Paul’s School.

The Howard County school defeated Frederick County’s Linganore in the Black bracket final on Tullai Field. Long Reach, which went 8-3 and reached the Class 3A East Region semifinals (first playoff appearance since 2005) last fall, also defeated Kent Island from Queen Anne’s County, John Carroll School and Frederick County’s Oakdale Sunday.

Delaware’s Smryna defeated Broadneck in the Purple final. River Hill defeated Howard County rival Marriotts Ridge for first in the Black consolation bracket. Prince George’s County’s Oxon Hill claimed the Purple consolation bracket, defeating St. Paul’s School in the final.

Last year, no local teams won a winners’ bracket at St. Paul’s or Frederick’s Tuscarora, which will host the second 64-team session this coming Sunday.

Because of renovations at M&T Bank Stadium, there won’t be a championship final this year. Long Reach and Smyrna players and coaches received medals Sunday, as will the two bracket winners at Tuscarora this weekend.


at St. Paul’s School


First round 

Game 1 – Oakdale def. Silver Oak Academy

Game 2 – Perry Hall def. River Hill

Game 3 – Long Reach def. Kent Island

Game 4 – John Carroll School def. Brunswick

Game 5 – Linganore def. Marriotts Ridge

Game 6 – Northwestern-Prince George’s def. South River

Game 7 – Lake Clifton def. Old Mill

Game 8 – Reginald Lewis def. Liberty


Game 17 – Oakdale def. Perry Hall

Game 18 –  Long Reach def. John Carroll

Game 19 – Linganore def. Northwestern-Prince George’s

Game 20 – Reginald Lewis def. Lake Clifton

Consolation quarterfinals

Game 21 – River Hill def. Silver Oak

Game 22 –  Kent Island def. Brunswick

Game 23 – Marriotts Ridge def. South River

Game 24 – Old Mill def. Liberty


Game 33 –  Long Reach def. Oakdale

Game 34 – Linganore def. Reginald Lewis

Consolation semifinals 

Game 35 – John Carroll def. Perry Hall

Game 36 – Lake Clifton def. Northwestern-Prince George’s

Game 37 – River Hill def. Kent Isalnd

Game 38 – Marriotts Ridge def. Old Mill

Game 39 – Brunswick def. Silver Oak

Game 40 – South River def. Liberty

Consolation finals 

7th place – Silver Oak def. Liberty

5th place – South River vs. Brunswick

3rd place – Old Mill def. Kent Island

1st place – River Hill def. Marriotts Ridge

Championship finals

7th place – Northwestern-Prince George’s def. Perry Hall

5th place – Lake Clifton def. John Carroll

3rd place – Oakdale def. Reginald Lewis

1st place – Long Reach def. Linganore



First round 

Game 9 – Gonzaga (DC) def. Pikesville

Game 10 – Friendly def. St. Paul’s

Game 11 – Broadneck def. Hammond

Game 12 – Tuscarora def. Wheaton

Game 13 – Smyrna (DE) def. Manchester Valley

Game 14 – Annapolis def. Mount Hebron

Game 15 – Howard def. Urbana

Game 16 – Patterson vs. Oxon Hill


Game 25 – Friendly def. Gonzaga

Game 26 – Broadneck def. Tuscarora

Game 27 – Smyrna def. Annapolis

Game 28 – Howard def. Patterson

Consolation quarterfinals 

Game 29 – St. Paul’s def. Pikesville

Game 30 – Hammond def. Wheaton

Game 31 – Manchester Valley def. Mount Hebron

Game 32 – Oxon Hill def. Urbana


Game 41 – Broadneck def. Friendly

Game 42 – Smyrna def. Howard

Consolation semifinals

Game 43 – Gonzaga def. Tuscarora

Game 44 – Patterson def. Annapolis

Game 45 – St. Paul’s def. Hammond

Game 46 – Oxon Hill def. Manchester Valley

Game 47 – Wheaton def. Pikesville

Game 48 – Urbana def. Mount Hebron

Consolation finals 

7th place – Mount Hebron def. Pikesville

5th place – Wheaton def. Urbana

3rd place – Manchester Valley def. Hammond

1st place – Oxon Hill def. St. Paul’s

Championship finals 

7th place – Annapolis def. Tuscarora

5th place – Gonzaga def. Patterson

3rd place – Friendly def. Howard

1st place – Smyrna def. Broadneck