It was the one that got away.
To be more fair, North East took it.
The Rising Sun boys basketball team was unable to complete a regular season sweep of North East as the Indians staged a fourth-quarter rally and went on to top the Tigers 53-51 in overtime Friday night.
Perryville coach Mike Blizzard was almost at a loss for words immediately following his team's 36-19 loss to visiting Joppatowne Thursday night.
"I'm hard-pressed to find something good to say," he said.
The Perryville wrestling team topped host Havre de Grace and lost to Aberdeen at a double dual meet Wednesday.
The Panthers edged the Warriors 36-30 in the final match of the evening.
The Rising Sun girls basketball team is on a roll.
The Tigers (9-2) walloped visiting Bohemia Manor 53-22 Tuesday night.
Leading 11-6 early in the third quarter, Rising Sun busted the game wide open with an 17-3 spurt. The Tigers led 15-6 when Paige Bradford scored and was fouled. Bradford was injured on the play and did not return. Lexi Osborne came on to hit the free throw then Brooke Bower made a free throw when the Eagles were assessed a technical for using a player who was not entered into the scorebook.
The Rising Sun girls basketball team saved their best performance of the season so far for their most significant game.
The Tigers took over sole possession of first place in the Susquehanna Division with a wire-to-wire 49-38 win over visiting Harford Tech Thursday night.
All five starters scored at least seven points. Brooke Bower led the way with 16 points and also added eight rebounds. Lexi Osborne collected 10 points, seven rebounds and three assists. Abby Mack contributed eight points and 10 boards. Courtney Spangler supplied eight points and Paige Bradford chipped in seven points and three steals.
Noah Juergens wasn't sure his shot had really gone in the basket.
His coach Don Passenant never saw what happened.
They were both delighted by what they eventually discovered.
As the late ESPN broadcaster Stuart Scott used to say, "You better recognize".
Rising Sun boys basketball coach Don Passenant said his team failed to do that against Elkton's pressure defense Friday night.
Defense ruled the night as the Perryville girls basketball team downed host North East 28-20 Thursday night.
The Panthers jumped out to a 12-4 lead at the end of the first quarter and the Indians never got closer than six the rest of the way.
Perryville led 17-10 at halftime and held at least a seven-point cushion throughout the second half.
Charles Reese won by fall in the final bout to lift the Elkton wrestling team to a 36-35 triumph over host Perryville Wednesday.
The Perryville boys basketball team stormed out to a big first quarter lead and never looked back in a 72-52 victory over visiting Havre de Grace Tuesday night.
The Panthers jumped out to a 22-7 lead and the Warriors never got closer than nine the rest of the way.
"They come out with zest and zeal to get and play, play, play, play," Perryville coach Charles Givens Sr. said. That's out style, to get out and run, and they certainly did that to a certain degree."