-The Maverick defense was over Noah Cornish and the Patapsco offense-
Eastern Tech defense was dominant with three turnovers and had three touchdowns passes to shutout Patapsco 20 to 0.
Eastern Tech has won five straight after starting the year 1-2. Patapsco is heading into the opposite direction with a three game losing streak after a 5-0 start.
The Mavericks were able to take advantage of Patriot penalties and special team mistakes.
Eastern Tech jumped out to a 13 to 0 lead as Maverick quarterback Gavin Weinholder hit reciever Drew Raynor on a 12-yard touchdown pass.
Running back Brandon Moore came back with a 40-yard touchdown pass of his own on a running back option pass.
“I couldn’t be prouder of the effort on Senior night tonight from the team and the coaching staff. All the credit goes to my defensive staff, Coaches Jason Wells and Brian Longdo, and the players,” Eastern Tech head coach Bill Brinegar said after the game.
That touchdown was setup after a bad snap forced an off balance punt and a short field for Eastern Tech.
Patapsco forced a Maverick punt before the half but Patapsco was called with a “roughing the punter” call.
Eastern Tech had recovered a surprise onside kick in the first play in the third quarter. That later led to Weinholder’s second touchdown pass to Brian Shuba.
After not crossing midfield in the first half, Patapsco was able to move the ball as quarterback Shyheid Strickland was able to hit Malachi Moyd on five passes.
There were also big run gains from Strickland and running back Noah Cornish but those drives stalled with penalties and turnovers.
Patriot coach Tyler Clough explained it was a tough night for the whole team, especially the offense.
“When we were on offense we were just inconsistent. We’d get a first down or two than we would get a flag, or we’d move the ball and there’d be a bad snap or a fumbled handoff exchange,” Clough said.
“We didn’t make enough plays to give our guys a chance to win.”
Raynor and Jadyn Vergara each had a second half interceptions and Jonathan Carter, Blaine Holt and Harold Brooks had big sacks for Eastern Tech.
The Mavericks will finish the regular seaon at New Town.
“Players have been able to grasp a lot of variations in our defense, and it has let our coaches be creative in lining our guys up. Our defensive line has come a long way since August and the rest of the team is following suit.”
Patapsco defense was able to stop Eastern Tech for the rest of second half after the opening third quarter touchdown.
Patriot Brian Morales had an interception in a losing effort.
Patapsco will finish the season at home against Dundalk next Saturday. Clough said he and his assistant coaches will try to come up with a gameplan to complete.
“When playing a team as talented as Dundalk the goal has to be to slow the game down and get stops early,” he said.
“The longer we can hang around in the game the better our chances,” Clough said.