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  • Senior quarterback Deryk Kern accounted for nine touchdowns as Westminster (Md.) demolished Sherwood (Md.) 62-28 on Friday to win the Class 4A north region championship.

    Kern completed 13 of 19 passes for 308 yards and six touchdowns. That gave him a state-record 60 touchdown passes this year, surpassing the previous record of 56 by Billy Cosh in 2008. He also ran for three touchdowns.

    Kern told the Baltimore Sun, "It was an amazing feeling, just the atmosphere with all my friends coming up and congratulating me and we just know that we're not even close to finishing this and I'm just going to use this as motivation for the rest of the season."

    See Maryland 4A playoff bracket.

    The top receiver was Bradley Metcalf, who had five catches for 148 yards and three touchdowns.

    Dan Johnson led the ground attack with 19 carries for 226 yards. Johnson, also a linebacker, and CJ Nichols each had two of the unbeaten Owls' five interceptions.
  • Photo courtesy Tom Lemming

    Max Browne, Skyline

    The nation's No. 2 recruit, Max Browne, had a big night in Idaho on Saturday night while leading Skyline (Sammamish, Wash.) to a convincing 71-20 victory over host Coeur d'Alene (Idaho).

    The 6-foot-5, 215-pound senior who has committed to the University of Southern California, completed 27 of 34 passes for 445 yards and six touchdowns. Senior wide receiver Matt Sinatro (5-11, 160) snared nine passes for 177 yards and three touchdowns. Their efforts helped the Spartans amass a school-record total offense of 696 yards, coach Matt Taylor told MaxPreps.

    Taylor said Browne is a very special player.

    "He's very efficient and does a great job moving in the pocket and finding receivers," said Taylor. "He's pretty elusive in the pocket for his size. Our defense was unbelievable and created a lot of opportunities to get the ball back. We scored 50 points in the first half."

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    *According to the Baltimore Sun, Westminster (Md.) players tied two public school state records during a 49-14 victory over Linganore (Frederick, Md.). Senior quarterback Deryk Kern tied the record with seven touchdown passes while totaling 404 yards. Garrett Bean caught five of those scoring passes to tie another record.

    *Though it took place more than a week ago, it's still worth mentioning a game in which Immanuel Center for Christian Education (Steens, Miss.) outlasted New Site (Booneville, Miss.) 82-80 in seven overtimes, according to the Jackson Clarion-Ledger. It was tied at 34 following the regulation four quarters.

    Even though a couple touchdowns were nullified by penalties, it is believed to be a state record for combined
    points in a single game.

    Sophomore quarterback K.C. Cunningham led the winners by passing for 191 yards and four touchdowns, while running for 118 yards and four more touchdowns. Junior running back Justin Tate also accounted for four touchdowns - two running, one on a 85-yard punt return and one on a 65-yard interception return. New Site sophomore running back Quintin Grzesiak scored five touchdowns.

    When the smoke had cleared the final hero was sophomore defensive tackle Zach Johnwick, who stopped New Site's bid for a tying two-point conversion to end the marathon mercifully.

    Coach Greg Watkins, whose team entered the game with a 0-3 record, told writer Rod Walker, "My pregame speech was all about making memories. I told them about when you get older, some of the memories you make on Friday night you will  carry with you for the rest of your life. I told them to let's go out there and make some good memories."

    *Mike Snyder of Seminole (Okla.) and Ricky Black of Jackson Prep (Jackson, Miss.) both notched their 300th coaching victories last week.

    *Doug Verbofsky of Midpark (Middleburg Heights, Ohio) completed 23 of 43 passes for 485 yards and six touchdowns during a 43-22 victory against Olmsted Falls (Ohio).

    *Wide receiver Ishmel Morrow of Ocean Springs (Miss.) caught 18 passes for 263 yards and three touchdowns during a 35-21 loss to Picayune (Miss.). He just missed the state record, which is 19 receptions in a single game.