Spalding Football Wins 2nd-Straight State Championship Despite Tougher Path


The Capital reported that Archbishop Spalding High School football on Sunday won the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship. The Cavaliers beat McDonogh 40-7. Spalding is shown here on another day in Severn. (Google Maps)

SEVERN, MD - Archbishop Spalding High School football on Sunday won its second-straight Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship. The Cavaliers beat McDonogh 40-7 at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium, The Capital reported.

The Capital said Spalding, a private Catholic school in Severn, crafted a tougher schedule this year after finishing undefeated last season. The Cavaliers suffered losses to national contenders Imhotep Charter and St. Joseph's Prep, both of which are from Pennsylvania. Quarterback Malik Washington thinks those defeats were transformative for his squad, which recovered from an early 7-0 deficit this weekend.

"It was a journey we needed to go through," the highly recruited junior told The Capital. "Being down, having to come back and win. Being down and losing. We don't win the game if we don't finish, and all of that builds to this game right here, where we get down and we don't bat an eye. We just keep rolling."

For a complete game recap with more reactions, read The Capital's full story. That article is only available to subscribers, however.

Anybody with an Anne Arundel County Public Library card can read the story by searching "Spalding football" at this link.

The Cavaliers posted photos from the game on their Facebook page.

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