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The Dundalk Owls magical season came
to an end on Thursday, Dec. 3 with a
55 to 14 lose to Damascus in the 3A
Football State Title game.
The Owls fell behind 14 to 0 early
after a few turnovers, but were able
to start the second quarter on a
positive note when Owl Quarterback
Darrius Sample ran in a touchdown on
fourth down from the Damascus'
two-yard line. A two-point conversion
cut it 14 to 8 and then Damascus' Jake
Funk took over.
The running back scored a record seven
touchdowns and had 270 yards as
Damascus went on a 41 to 0 run before
Dundalk added a late touchdown. The
Owls were trailing at halftime 41 to
Dundalk finishes with a 12-2 record
after a trip to their first state
Owls to Play for Football State
The Dundalk Owls are headed to M&T
Bank Stadium in Baltimore to play for
the 3A State Title. The Owls came back
in the final seconds to defeat Potomac
41 to 34. The Owls will be playing for
their first state title on Thursday
against Damascus at 7 p.m.
Dundalk Upsets Franklin,
Advances to Football State
The Dundalk Owls season
is alive and well. The Owls got off to
a 9-0 start and finished they last
game of the year at home against
two-defending state champion Franklin.
The Owls were smoked in a 37 to 18
beat down. Dundalk finished second in
the 3A North Region and still
qualified for the playoffs.
The Owls took care of business by
defeating their first round opponent
Aberdeen 34 to 6. It appeared that the
Owls would not advance much further as
they had to play Franklin in a
rematch, but this time at Franklin.
Dundalk was able to hang around and
pulled of the upset 20 to 14.
Dundalk will now host Potomac in their
first trip to the state semifinals on
Eastern Tech was the other school on
the eastside to qualify for the
playoffs. The Mavericks went
undefeated and had blown out most of
their opponents in the 2A region.
Hereford and New Town had impressive
seasons but Tech destroyed both. Tech
did not get a good first-round
drawl as Baltimore City powerhouse
Dunbar went to Essex and defeated the
Mavericks 28 to 14 to end their
Coming up Short
Perry Hall finished with an impressive
8-2 record, but that was not enough
wins in the stacked 4A North Region.
Patapsco had a similar problem last
year when they finished 9-1, but
finished sixth in the 3A region. This
year, the 3A region was not as deep
but the Patriots only mustered a 5-5
Overlea also made the 2A playoffs in
2014 but ended with a 5-5 record in
Maybe Next Year
Kenwood (4A) and Chesapeake (2A) both
finished with records of 2-8. Sparrows
Point (2A) went 4-6 and Parkville (4A)
bounced back from a winless season in
2014 to win three games this season.