BALTIMORE, Md. – Johns Hopkins built a 41-7 halftime en route to a 48-28 victory over McDaniel in Centennial Conference (CC) football action on Saturday.
Ben Kahn (Selinsgrove, Pa./Selinsgrove Area) led the Green Terror (3-7, 3-6 CC) with 12 tackles. Matt Cathey (Brick, N.J./Brick Memorial) had a pair of touchdown, scoring on a 10-yard run and returning one of two blocked punts six yards for a score.
Jon Germano threw for 326 yards on 27 of 31 passing for the ninth-ranked Blue Jays (10-0, 9-0 CC), who wrapped up their fourth straight undefeated regular season and will find out on Sunday who its first-round NCAA tournament opponent will be.
Johns Hopkins scored on its first three possessions of the game. Bradley Munday opened the scoring, catching a 12-yard pass for Germano's first TD toss to cap a five-play drive with 12:53 to play in the opening quarter.
Ryan Cary ran the final nine yards of an eight-play, 66-yard march but a missed PAT kept it a 13-0 game with 7:44 showing.
Boone Lewis made it a 20-0 game with 5:18 on the clock, catching a 10-yard score.
After an interception and three-and-out, Germano then engineered a 90-yard drive that took just six plays before finding Tyler Messinger in the first minute of the second quarter for a 17-yard touchdown and 27-0 lead.
After the first blocked punt of the game set up McDaniel at the Hopkins 15, Will Koester (Purcellville, Va./Woodgrove) found Bamasa Bailor (Carlisle, Pa./Carlisle Area) three plays later to get the visitors on the board. The 12-yard scoring strike came with 8:40 to play in the opening half.
Two more Blue Jays touchdowns stretched the lead to 41-7 at the break before Koester took the Green Terror 76 yards down the field on the first possession of the second half. Marquise Findley-Smith (Baltimore, Md./Atholton) caught a 13-yard touchdown with 11:48 showing for the only third-quarter points.
A Cathey 10-yard run and the second Anthony Crawley (Baltimore, Md./Baltimore City College) blocked punt ran the scoring streak to 21 straight points and made it a two-score game with 7:52 to play.
A Germano one-yard run at the end of an 11-play, 72-yard drive set the final margin with 2:45 on the clock.
An Argiriou 35-yard field goal and an Aaron Speight nine-yard run pushed the lead to 37-13 with 1:54 to
McDaniel opens the 2017 season at home against Catholic on Sept. 2.