No. 7 Calvert Hall played an overmatched New Era squad in a Thursday night non-conference football contest, in Towson, and made quick work of their guests, scoring 41 first half points on the way to a 44-6 victory.
The Cardinals broke the ice with a 35-yard first quarter field goal from Jeffrey Kordenbrock and made it 10-0 less than 90 seconds later on a 28-yard TD pass from Emmett Avery to Mike Sawyer.
The touchdowns and points came quickly from there. An interception by Cole Herbert set the stage for a 34-yard touchdown run by Avery, with 2 minute, 28 seconds to play in the opening quarter as the Cardinals took a 17-0 lead at the end of one quarter.
The Cardinals then scored a pair of touchdowns in the first minute of the second quarter. Avery tossed a 20-yard scoring strike to Chris Cooper and, after Duran Kelly returned an interception to the New Era one, Timothy Kroneberger plowed in on the next play for a 31-0 Cardinal lead.
Later in the quarter, Avery threw his third touchdown pass of the night, this time from 18-yards out to Pierce Robinson. Kordenbrock then capped the first half scoring with a 30-yard field goal.
In the third quarter Brandon Reynolds got a shot at a field goal and converted from 21-yards. The score was setup by an Owen Reese interception.