PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. — In a much-anticipated mid-season showdown between undefeated SMAC teams, the North Point Eagles (5-0) overcame a first half deficit to power past the Calvert Cavaliers (4-1), 20-10.
North Point was led on the ground by senior running back Kaleb Hart, who paced the Eagles on the ground and found the end zone two separate times on the night.
The game started with Calvert taking early control. After both teams exchanged punts, Cavaliers kicker Keith Baker knocked a field goal through the uprights to give his team a 3-0 lead after one quarter. Those three points were the first points conceded by the North Point defense for the entire season.
Calvert then found themselves in the red zone, thanks to a long hauled in by receiver Keegan Thorne. Running back Domaine Wallace took the ball across the goal line to give the Cavaliers a 10-0 lead.
As the first half neared its end, North Point faced a 4th down & 6 from the middle of the field, and Hart took the ball right through the Calvert defense and sprinted into the end zone to get the Eagles on the board, and reduce their halftime deficit to 10-7.
The Eagles received the opening kickoff of the second half, and marched right down the field. Hart took a direct snap and ran around the left edge for a 4-yard score, his second of the night. North Point took a 14-10 lead and would not look back.
Both defenses flexed their muscles through much of the third and fourth quarters, but North Point would find themselves near the end zone once more at the end of the fourth quarter. A Calvert punt deflected off of the back of the upback, and the Eagles immediately found themselves in the red zone. Running back Damien Brown ran the ball across the goal line to seal the 20-10 victory for North Point.