Fallston 3, Rising Sun 0 (photo gallery coming Saturday)
Havre de Grace 2, Perryville 1
The result was what one would expect when an undefeated team faces a winless squad.
Friends (Wilmington, Del.) sent the Rising Sun football team to a ninth straight defeat by topping the Tigers 32-6 Thursday night.
Friends led 14-0 before the Tigers got a first down. Rising Sun responded with a drive featuring good runs by Ricky Orr and Alex Billings and a pass from Noah Juergens to Jack Stewart. Billings capped the drive with a two-run TD run. The PAT was blocked leaving Friends with a 14-6 edge.
The Rising Sun girls and boys teams both qualified for the state meet
Rising Sun's girls (83) placed second behind Kent Island (63). Alanah Bell finished fourth to pace the Tigers followed by Emma Wheeler (sixth), Kiona Brady (21st), Josie Brown (24th), Autumn Russell (28th), Arianna Wheeler (34th), and Brinley Farrall (43rd).
Perryville field hockey coach Janet Candy says playing Fallston is like a 12-round fight.
In last Wednesday's 1A north region final, the Panthers narrowly avoided an early round knockout, fought back furiously in the latter stages, but ultimately were unable to land enough blows.
The 14-time state champion Cougars ended Perryville's season with a 2-0 triumph.
The Rising Sun boys soccer team was ousted from the region tournament with a 3-1 second round loss to visiting Fallston Tuesday, October 28.
The Cougars took a 2-1 lead on a penalty kick goal two minutes into the second half and then added an insurance tally in the waning minutes.
Fallston 3, Rising Sun 1 (photo gallery will be posted Wednesday)
Perryville 3, Bohemia Manor 0
Havre de Grace 3, Joppatowne 1 (Warriors travel to Perryville Friday.)
Fallston 3, Harford Tech 0 (Rising Sun will host Fallston Friday.)
Bohemia Manor 3, Perryville 1
Trailing 1-0 midway through the first half of Monday's playoff game against Patterson Mill, Rising Sun girls soccer coach Dylan Aiman shouted a reminder to his squad.
"This is for all the marbles!," he hollered.
The Tigers responded by picking up their play on the way to a 2-1 triumph over the visiting Huskies.
It was an exasperating night for Rising Sun football coach Rich Opp and his team.
The frustrations of a winless season boiled over to certain extent as the Tigers uncharacteristically committed four personal foul penalties in a 35-0 loss to host Elkton Friday.
Elkton 35, Rising Sun 0 (photo gallery coming this weekend)
Fallston 36, Perryville 26
The Perryville field hockey walloped Havre de Grace 10-0 in a playoff game last Thursday.
Claire Hudson, Krissy McDuff, Merve Akbay, and Kyleigh Knell scored to give the Panthers a 4-0 halftime lead.