FROM STAFF REPORTS
PRINCE FREDERICK — The Calvert Cavaliers turned three Allegany turnovers into touchdowns and kept the Campers offense in check all night in a 20-7 victory in high school football Friday evening.
Calvert (2-4) beat Allegany (3-3) for the third straight year. This time it came in a driving rainstorm, with quarterback Mikey Bowen scoring two touchdowns. James Mathesius pounced on a fumble in the end zone to put the Cardinals on top to stay late in the first half.
Allegany, after a 42-0 blowout at Ridgway (Pa.) last week, managed just 131 yards of offense, and in the poor weather conditions completed 2 of 15 passes.
Calvert picked off two passes in addition to the fumble recovery by Mathesius. The turnovers proved to be the big difference in the defensive struggle. The Cardinals fumbled twice but recovered both, and had no turnovers.
Bowen led all rushers with 24 carries and 93 yards for Calvert. Darion Lopez ran 13 times for 62 yards for Allegany.
After an exchange of possessions to start the game, Michael Harley, on third-and-20, picked off an Allegany pass at the Campers 31 and six plays later Calvert led, 6-0, after a nine-yard TD run by Bowen. The short scoring drive consisted of six running plays, and the Cards covered the 31 yards in 2:48.
Allegany answered right away as Darion Lopez returned the ensuing kickoff 95 yards to the Calvert five-yard line. Kirk Robinette, after two short gains, scored on a two-yard plunge and the Campers took a 7-6 lead when Nate Condor booted the extra point with 11:20 left in the half.
After forcing a punt, Allegany took over at its six-yard line and gained a first down, but was stopped and forced to punt at the 20. With Condor punting on fourth-and-11, the wet ball slipped through his hands and ended up in the end zone, and Mathesius fell on it there, giving Calvert a 12-7 lead with just over two minutes left in the half. Bowen ran for the conversion and the Cardinals led 14-7 at the half.
Calvert again took advantage of field position midway through the third quarter when a punt by Bowen pinned Allegany inside its 20-yard line. This time, Remy Walker picked off a pass at the 35 and, on third-and-10, Bowen scrambled out of the pocket and raced 35 yards for a touchdown that made it 20-7 with 5:15 left in the period.
The Campers drove to the Calvert 19- and 18-yard lines later in the half, but both times turned the ball over on downs, failing on fourth-and-long pass plays.
Calvert ended up with a 169-131 edge in total offense, with 160 of the yards coming on the ground.
Allegany will host Chestnut Ridge Friday night at Greenway Avenue Stadium.
FROM STAFF REPORTS
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