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Calvert Hall puts undefeated record on the line against Mount St. Joseph

Posted: 8:30 AM, Sep 28, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-28 18:20:47-04

So far so good for Calvert Hall.

“This year’s been pretty good,” said Calvert Hall defensive tackle Billy Wooden. “We’ve got a lot of chemistry with the guys.”

“It’s been a solid season so far. Our guys have done what they’re supposed to do,” added Calvert Hall Head Coach Donald Davis.

The Cardinals are an undefeated 5-0 on the season. It’s the first time they’ve owned a perfect record this late in the season since 2010.

“Everyone knows the 2010 team. That’s our last championship. It says a lot and I think it’s something we’re really proud of,” said Cardinals guard Luke Whitty.

Their biggest victory this year came three weeks ago when they beat Wise 19-14 and ended the three-time defending Class 4A state champions’ 43-game winning streak.

“Our kids were in the moment,” said Davis. “They played in the moment. Our guys fought through any mistakes we made, any of the great things they did, and we were able to persevere.”

“Great team effort,” said Wooden. “That’s all. Everybody knew their job, did their job, executed.”

Next up for the Cardinals is Saturday’s Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association ‘A’ Conference opener. It’s a good one as they visit 4-1 Mount St. Joseph.

“It’s pretty big. There’s a lot of talking going on. But, I think we can back ours up,” said Wooden.

“It’s going to be a tough one on Saturday afternoon added with the fact that it’s their homecoming. They play extremely well at home to begin with,” said Davis.

They’ll face the Gaels with Amir Jenkins under center. He’s taken over as the starting quarterback after Mike Campbell suffered an ACL injury against Riverdale Baptist a couple weeks ago.  Things get underway at Mount St. Joe on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.

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