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State Scoreboard: Region Finals

Updated: December 1, 2009, 11:01 AM ET
By Sheldon Shealer | ESPN RISE

By Sheldon Shealer and Mike Loveday

This week's high school football schedule will lead to region titles for 16 public schools and league titles for two private schools.

Maryland High School Football Scoreboard

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

Saturday, Nov. 21

Class 4A

South Final
* No. 1 Wise 26, No. 2 Flowers 0:
Deandre Smith rushed for a touchdown and passed for two more scores as Wise defeated Flowers, avenging a Week 10 loss and sending Wise to the state semifinals for the second straight year. Flowers ends as the region runner-up for the sixth time in seven seasons.

STATE SEMIFINAL PAIRINGS: No. 4 Thomas Johnson at No. 1 Wise; No. 3 Old Mill at No. 2 Sherwood.

Class 3A

STATE SEMIFINAL PAIRINGS: No. 4 Hereford at No. 1 Linganore; No. 3 River Hill at No. 2 Huntingtown.

Class 2A

South Final
* No. 3 Douglass-PG 8, No. 1 Gwynn Park 0:
One score was enough to carry Douglass to a 2A South region title.

STATE SEMIFINAL PAIRINGS: No. 4 Middletown at No. 1 Queen Anne's; 3. Douglass-PG at No. 2 Eastern Tech

Class 1A

South Final
* No. 2 Dunbar 20, No. 1 Forest Park 0:
Dunbar's victory allows the Poets a shot at a fourth straight state title.

STATE SEMIFINAL PAIRINGS: No. 4 Allegany at No. 1 Joppatowne; No. 3 Dunbar at No. 2 Catoctin.

WCAC Final
* No. 2 Good Counsel 14, No. 1 DeMatha 7:
Louis Young hauled in a 20-yard scoring pass to break a 7-7 tie in the fourth quarter, then intercepted a pass inside the Good Counsel 10 to help the Falcons upset DeMatha and end years of WCAC championship game frustrations. Good Counsel (11-1) wins the WCAC title for the first time in school history following five straight WCAC final losses to DeMatha (11-1).

Mid-Atlantic Christian Conference Final
* No. 2 Central Virginia 21, No. 1 Maryland Christian 18:
Maryland Christian rallied from a 14-0 deficit for an 18-14 lead before Chris Bullock's 18-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter gave Central Virginia an upset victory. Jed Yousefi had touchdown receptions of 70 and 12 yards to lead Maryland Christian's offense. Maryland Christian was undefeated in the Mid-Atlantic Christian Conference entering Saturday's final.

Friday, Nov. 20

Class 4A

West Final

* No. 1 Sherwood 11, No. 3 Paint Branch 7.

North Final
* No. 4 Thomas Johnson 44, No. 3 Patterson 26: Nick Forbes rushed for 283 yards and five touchdowns as Thomas Johnson handled Patterson for its second region title in three years.

East Final
* No. 3 Old Mill 58, No. 1 Arundel 55: Old Mill converted a 30-yard field goal in the second overtime as Old Mill stunned previously undefeated Arundel.

Class 3A

West Final

* No. 2 Linganore 19, No. 1 Quince Orchard 0: Zach Zwinak rushed for 265 yards and two touchdowns as the Lancers defeated Quince Orchard in a battle of undefeated teams.

North Final
* No. 1 Hereford 31, No. 2 Franklin 15.
Willie Willams rushed for 110 yards, Nick DiPaola added 100 yards and a touchdown, and Zach Witkowski had two scores.

South Final
* No. 1 Huntingtown 46, No. 2 Westlake 0.


East Final
* No. 1 River Hill 30, No. 2 Atholton 3.

Class 2A

West Final

* No. 4 Middletown 21, No. 2 South Carroll 7. Sam Michels had 22 rushes for 115 yards and a touchdown and he threw a touchdown pass for the Knights..

North Final
* No. 2 Eastern Tech 20, No. 1 Chesapeake-BC 6. Eastern Tech scored a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns to pull away from Chesapeake-BC and avenge its only loss of the season. After Chesapeake went ahead 6-0 in the first quarter, Chuky Iweh gave Eastern Tech a 7-6 lead in the second quarter. Marquiese Bannister and Zach Burckhardt scored fourth-quarter touchdowns.

East Final
* No. 1 Queen Anne's 41, No. 2 Kent Island 17: Queen Anne's rallied from a 17-14 halftime deficit to win a second straight region title. Tyler German passed for two touchdowns in the third quarter and Jake Haley added a long TD score for keep Queen Anne's undefeated.

Class 1A

West Final

* No. 2 Allegany 35, No. 1 Fort Hill 14: Allegany ran off 35 straight points to stun undefeated and top-seeded Fort Hill. Allegany senior J.D. Hook clinched the result with a 24-yard touchdown run in the final minute for a 28-14 lead. Fort Hill fumbled at its 1 with less than 30 seconds left and Allegany punched in another score with 18 seconds remaining. The outcome marks the first time these teams have split during the season.

North Final

* No. 1 Catoctin 49, No. 2 Pikesville 7: Catoctin cashed in on five Pikesville turnovers for 35 points and scored on every first-half drive en route to 42 first-half points in a comfortable victory. Landon Routzahn scored a pair of first-half touchdowns, one on an interception return and the other on an 11-yard run. Paul Barbour added the first-half highlight with a dazzling 41-yard run where he spun out of four tackles. Barbour was brought down at the 1, but scored on the very next play.

East Final
* No. 1 Joppatowne 22, No. 3 Havre de Grace 14: Dominic Harper scooped up a fumbled snap and threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Ernest Harper to snap a 14-14 tie in the third quarter and lead Joppatowne to a victory. Harper's score made it 20-14. The Mariners added a safety later in the game.