ELKTON – Cambridge-South Dorchester High School’s 2022 football season came to an end Nov. 4, with a 7-6 loss at Elkton in the first round of the playoffs. The Vikings, who were the fifth seed in the Bayside Athletic Conference’s Division 1A East, finished the year with a record of 4-6.
Played before a sparse crowd in the Golden Elks’ stadium, the game was marked by stout defense and miscues committed by both teams’ offenses, as penalties and dropped passes helped keep the score low.
The first quarter ended with no score. In the first minute of the second period, a 4th-down pass to D.J. Piner led to a 30-yard catch and run to put the Elks on the board. The half ended with the tally at 7-0, with the Vikings have achieved just two first downs.
The second half opened with the home team recovering an on-side kick, then seeing a drive end after having a touchdown called back on a penalty for the second time in the game. Then with two minutes left in the third quarter, the Vikings’ Anthony Hughes grabbed a shovel pass from quarterback Talan Middleton, and ran for a 46-yard score. The extra point went wide left, though, leaving the score 7-6.
In the fourth quarter, Tay’Mar Alexander gave C-SD a chance to take the lead, after he intercepted a pass at the Elks’ 48-yard line, but the Vikings were not able to produce points.
The Golden Elks will next play Rising Sun on Friday.
“Thank you players for your dedication to the team,” a statement from the team said. “Thank you fans for supporting us through the season!”
Other results on Nov. 4 were: Stephen Decatur 45, C. Milton Wright 13; Col. Richardson 2, Washinton 0 (forfeit); Kent Island 47, North Harford 7; and Queen Anne’s County 13, Wicomico 20.
The winter sports season – featuring basketball, swimming, indoor track and field, wrestling, cheerleading and unified strength and conditioning – will begin practices on Nov. 15.