By Connor Haynie and Jordan Johnson
Photos by Maddie Mclean
The Arundel Football team beat the Old Mill Patriots 12-7 in a hard fought win, and will be advancing to the playoffs for the first time in 2 years.
Darius Hunter carried the team on his back as he scored both of Arundels touchdowns. Hunter rushed for a 5 yard touchdown in the first quarter, and then rushed a 4 yard touchdown right before half time to put the Wildcats ahead 12-7.
Through a scoreless second half, Arundels defense came up big to hold off the Patriots. Ephraim Moore and Devaun Nevils each had an interception that helped change the momentum of the game.
After completing their goal of making playoffs, the Wildcats now set their vision on the state championship title. Arundel looks to take each game one by one as they have a tough matchup against North Point in the first round.
Senior Reginald Best said,“The biggest key for a run to states is to make sure that everybody is on the same page and locked in. We all had the goal to make playoffs,so now our attention has shifted to the state championship. I feel like the biggest thing we need to worry about is not beating ourselves, and eliminating our mistakes while capitalizing on the theirs.”
Arundel will face Severna Park next Friday, November 3rd. With a win Arundel will guarantee themselves the 3 seed.