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State Scoreboard: State Semifinals

Updated: December 1, 2009, 10:52 AM ET
By Sheldon Shealer | ESPN RISE

By Sheldon Shealer and Mike Loveday

This week's high school football schedule features only nine games -- eight public school state semifinal contests and the 90th annual Calvert Hall vs. Loyola Thanksgiving Day game.

Saturday, Nov. 28

Maryland High School Football Scoreboard

Every week, MDVarsity.com will update scores from games throughout the state. Here are each week's results.


Class 4A
* No. 1 Wise 24, No. 4 Thomas Johnson 8: Wise advances to the state final for the first time in the prorgram's brief history.

* No. 3 Old Mill 20, No. 2 Sherwood 13: Old Mill scored with 18 seconds left to pull out a 20-13 victory. The Millers trailed 13-12 until a long pass set up the game-winning touchdown.

Friday, Nov. 27

Class 3A
* No. 1 Linganore 41, No. 4 Hereford 9:
Alex Eckard's two first-half field goals allowed the senior to tie the career state record and Zach Zwinak turned in another big performance as the Lancers (13-0) rolled past Hereford.

* No. 2 Huntingtown 10, No. 3 River Hill 7: Mark Smith converted a 35-yard field goal with 1:04 left as Huntingtown (13-0) stunned River Hill, ending the Hawks' 40-game win streak.

Class 2A
* No. 1 Queen Anne's 48, No. 4 Middletown 33
* No. 2 Eastern Tech 27, No. 3 Douglass-PG 12: Eastern Tech (12-1) used a 21-point second quarter to pull away from Douglass. The Mavericks are headed back to the state final for the third straight season. Emmanuel Gbor rushed for 105 yards and a touchdown and quarterback Zach Burkhardt completed three of four passes for 67 yards and two scores.

Class 1A
* No. 1 Joppatowne 20, No. 4 Allegany 13:
Epe Henriques and Dominick Harper each topped 100 rushing yards as Joppatowne advanced to the state final with a victory over Allegany. Joppatowne (13-0) saw its 14-0 lead trimmed to 14-13 and Allegany actually converted the potential game-tying extra point. However, a penalty on Joppatowne moved the ball inside the 2 and Alco went for two, and failed, leaving the score 14-13. Henriques added his second touchdown run in the fourth quarter to cap the scoring.

* No. 2 Catoctin 13, No. 3 Dunbar 12: Dylan May had a touchdown run, kicked the game-winning extra point and sealed the contest with a game-ending interception as Catoctin (13-0) advances to the state final for the first time in school history. Dunbar, meanwhile, had its streak of state titles halted at three in a row. The Poets were attempting to become only the second school in Maryland history to win four in a row.

Thursday, Nov. 26


MIAA
* Calvert Hall 47, Loyola 28