Foust and Foy lead the Seahawks to 28-21 upset
In the end, an undefeated record, a No. 2 ranking in the VSN Football Top 20 and record setting offense did not account for much post post-season success in 2018 for the Broadneck football team.
The Bruins (10-1) were taken out in the opening round of the 4A East Regional playoffs, Friday night, as Anne Arundel County league rival South River (7-4) went on the road defeated Broadneck, 28-21.
Things started well for the host Bruins as they marched down field on their opening possession and scored on a two-yard run by Jason Carcamo to go up 7-0.
The South River offense, however, responded in kind, completing its own long drive, largely on the right arm of quarterback David Foust, who completed four passes on the drive including a seven-yard TD toss to Sean Leonard.
Leonard followed up his TD with an interception of Broadneck freshman quarterback sensation Josh Ehrlich. The Seahawks were not able to score on that possession, but a tone was set. On Broadneck’s next drive Ryan Powell got to Ehrlich for a strip sack, which he recovered at the Broadneck two-yard line. That led to a one-yard QB sneak by Foust and suddenly South River was on top, 14-7.
Broadneck press to pick up its pace and drove down field, but Ehrlich suffered his second interception of the night, as Aaron Stecklow got him in the end zone.
The Bruins, however, continued to rally, led by their defense.
Romeo Simonds came up with a Foust fumble to give the Bruins a short field. That led to a 12-yard touchdown run by Jason Carcamo, which tied the game at 14-14. Then Josh Cain delivered a 64-yard pick six to push Broadneck back on top, 21-14.
Surprisingly, it would be the final points of the night for the Bruins.
South River pulled even again on a spectacular 43-yard touchdown run by Joe Foy, who frustrated Broadneck with a workmanlike 203 rushing yards on 30 carries, send the teams to the half deadlocked at 21-21.
The only score of the second half came in the third quarter when Foust connected with a Shaun Hemphill for a 51-yard scoring strike and 28-21 lead.
From there the Seahawk defense and its ball control running game held Broadneck at bay.
Ehrlich, in the biggest game of his young career, finally looked like a freshman for the first time this season. He went just 3-of-16 with his passes and he was intercepted twice.
South River now advances to next week’s regional final where they hope to knock off another undefeated power when they travel to North Point (11-0).
Pictured above: South River quarterback David Foust threw for two scores and rushed for another to lift South Rive over Broadneck. (Photo courtesy of South River Athletics)