Digital Harbor recorded a 12-0 shutout over Douglass last Friday to improve its playoff chances. Running back Marquis Walker scored one of Digital Harborís touchdowns with a 12-yard run. Junior receiver Keon Charles scored the other on a 20-yard reception.
Coach Keith Rudolph said heís pleased with where the running game has been the last couple of weeks. He’s hoping the Rams can implement a few runs unfamiliar to Edmondson-Westside in the season finale next week.
On defense, the Rams will hope to carry the momentum last Fridayís shutout into this week’s game.
“We have to tackle and maintain our responsibilities this week, and weíll be fine,” Rudolph said.
The Rams will still be without quarterback Dominic Barnes, who is still recovering from a broken tibia. The Rams were hoping to get Barnes back for this contest.
Poets win, Patterson up next
Dunbar fullback Charles Brown scored a touchdown in Dunbar ís 22-12 win over Carver last Friday.
The win kept the Poets in sole possession of second place of the Baltimore City League standings. Defense led the way for the Poets once again as defensive back Ryan Crowder ran back a 51-yard interception for a touchdown.
Up next for the Poets is a showdown with rival Patterson.
What each team needs to do to reach the playoffs:
Dunbar (Class 1A South): The Poets are in as their 7-2 record is good enough to be the best in their division. A win over Patterson would help Dunbar earn a better seed.
Patterson (Class 3A North): If the Clippers beat Dunbar, thereís a good chance theyíre in the playoffs. A loss and theyíre out. Needless to say, Patterson’s in a must-win situation this week.
Digital Harbor (Class 3A North): Digital Harbor needs a win over Edmondson-Westside and some help from Dunbar. If the Rams win and Patterson loses, they’re in. If both Digital Harbor and Patterson win, there’s an outside shot the Rams can still get in, but only if Aberdeen loses to undefeated Fallston.
by Jason Butt