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JHU complete 4th-straight perfect season

Johns Hopkins' senior class completed a fourth-straight perfect regular season.

Johns Hopkins’ senior class completed a fourth-straight perfect regular season.

There was no denying the Johns Hopkins football team from their fourth-consecutive perfect regular season as they beat in-state rival McDaniel 48-28 on Saturday afternoon. Senior quarterback Jon Germano led the dominant effort with 326 yards passing and three touchdowns. JHU led 27-0 after 16 minutes and 41-7 at halftime.

JHU’s first three drives all ended in the endzone and they scored another before time ran out in the quarter.

It took the Blue Jays only five plays before Germano hit Bradley Munday for a 12-yard touchdown pass. The Blue Jays then forced the Green Terror into a three-and-out and responded with an eight-play, 66-yard drive for another quick score. Germano completed all five of his passes, including a dump off to Ryan Cary that went 21 yards to get on the opposite side of the field. Cary capped off the drive with a nine yard run into the endzone. The extra point was missed, but it did not matter JHU continued their assault on McDaniel.

JHU’s defense had McDaniel facing a third-and-10. A bad snap led to a Green Terror Fumble and the Blue Jays defense swarmed to the ball. Dan Johnson got the ball and set JHU up at the 20 yard line. Two 10-yard plays later and the Blue Jays were back in the endzone as Germano tossed it to Boone Lewis Jr.

The first time the Blue Jays had something not go their way was when Germano was picked off by Chris Inge on their next drive, but another three-and-out later and that mistake didn’t matter.

The Blue Jays mounted another touchdown drive, going 90 yards on just six plays. Tyler Messinger got the ball into the endzone this time, running the ball in from 17 yards out.

Midway through the second quarter the Green Terror finally had some fortune go their way when Anthony Crawley blocked a punt. McDaniel set up inside the redzone and it took them only three plays before Bamasa Bailor took a 12-yard pass in the endzone to get the Green Terror on the board.

But it wouldn’t be easy like that again for McDaniel as the Blue Jays continued to over-match them on both sides of the ball. JHU scored another touchdown on their next ensuing drive as Germano completed all five of his passes, including a nine-yard touchdown to Luke McFadden. Another three-and-out forced by the Blue Jays defense and they had the ball back. Again, they went on another touchdown drive with Dane Rogerson running into the endzone from a yard out to make it 41-7 before halftime.

Against many of the Blue Jay’s backups, McDaniel had a much greater deal of success in the second half, but the hole was way too deep to dig out of.

McDaniel scored a touchdown on their first drive out of halftime. Their defense also held the Blue Jays out of the endzone in the third quarter before scoring again on their first possession of the fourth quarter. Another blocked kick then resulted in a special teams touchdown for McCaniel, but 41-28 was as close as they would make it.

The Blue Jays finally scored again after a near 20-minute scoring drought to open the second half. Germano was back in the game and led the Blue Jays on an 11-play, 72-yard touchdown drive, ending with himself in the endzone on a one-yard run.

That was the cap on the game as the Blue Jays senior class remained unbeaten in the regular season. They improved to 42-3 overall since arriving. The 42 victories at tied for the most by a class in JHU and Centennial Conference history. The Blue Jays already clinched a berth in the upcoming NCAA playoffs and will no await the bracket that is announced on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 6 pm.

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