SPRING HILL — Visiting Fort Meade dominated Bishop McLaughlin on Friday.
The Miners offense got the ball five times in the first quarter and reached the end zone each time, jumping out to a 35-0 lead.
In the second quarter, the Hurricanes (1-6) had their best offensive series of the game. QB R.J. Perciavalle connected with Noah Clanahan on a 15-yard pass play. Perciavalle followed with a 10-yard run along the right sideline for another first down. A 19-yard pass to Wil Potosky gave the Hurricanes midfield position. On the next play, however, a tipped pass was intercepted by CB Arvyn Whitehurst, who eluded four tacklers and scored.
Miners (6-1) coach Jemalle Cornelius pulled most of his starters for the remainder of the game.
Despite the loss, Hurricanes coach Derrick Alexander was optimistic about his school’s program.
“We knew coming into this district that most of our opponents have high-caliber programs,” Alexander said. “Hopefully, in a year or so, we’ll be able to make some adjustments to be in a similar position as (the Miners).”
Fort Meade 35 14 7 7 — 63
Bishop McL. 0 0 0 0 — 0
FM — Fulse 49 run (Maldonado kick)
FM — King 3 run (Smith run)
FM — Culpepper 69 punt return (kick failed)
FM — Mills 18 pass from Smith (Maldonado kick)
FM — King 8 run (Maldonado kick)
FM — Henson 4 run (Maldonado kick)
FM — Whitehurst 48 interception return (Whitted kick)
FM — Holley 32 pass from Henson (Whitted kick)
FM — Henson 21 run (Whitted kick)