On November 30, 2023, two Maryland high school football powerhouses, the Huntingtown Hurricanes and the Stephen Decatur Seahawks, will face off in an epic showdown for the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) Class 2A state championship title. This Huntingtown vs Decatur anticipated clash promises to be a battle of grit, skill, and unwavering determination, leaving fans on the edge of their seats until the final whistle.
Game: Huntingtown vs Decatur
Date: November 30, 2023
Time: In Progress
Streaming: Watch Live Here
The Huntingtown Hurricanes entered the 2023 season with high hopes, coming off a state semifinal appearance in 2022. The Hurricanes were led by senior quarterback Evan Kuntz, a dynamic playmaker who could both run and pass. Kuntz threw for 1,845 yards and 27 touchdowns, while also rushing for 821 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Huntingtown’s offense was balanced and explosive, averaging 371.1 yards per game. The Hurricanes’ rushing attack was led by senior running back Luke Cawley, who rushed for 821 yards and 7 touchdowns. Senior wide receiver Ethan Powell was Kuntz’s favorite target, catching 48 passes for 712 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Huntingtown’s defense was also solid, allowing just 270.7 yards per game. The Hurricanes were led by senior linebacker Aidan O’Callaghan, who had 96 tackles and 2 sacks.
Stephen Decatur Seahawks
The Stephen Decatur Seahawks were another one of the top teams in Maryland high school football in 2023. The Seahawks were led by senior quarterback Brandon Coleman, a seasoned signal-caller known for his accuracy and decision-making. Coleman threw for 1,713 yards and 26 touchdowns.
Stephen Decatur’s offense was a passing machine, averaging 270.8 yards per game. The Seahawks’ passing attack was complemented by a solid running game led by senior running back Brian Eastlack, who rushed for 532 yards and 6 touchdowns. Senior wide receiver Gavin Solito was Coleman’s primary target, catching 38 passes for 527 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Stephen Decatur’s defense was also formidable, allowing just 169.2 yards per game. The Seahawks were led by senior linebacker Carson Bolden, who had 65 tackles and 4 sacks.
Huntingtown and Stephen Decatur faced off twice in the 2023 season, with each team splitting the victories. In their first matchup, Huntingtown defeated Stephen Decatur 34-29, thanks to a strong defensive performance and a key touchdown run by Kuntz in the fourth quarter. In the rematch, Stephen Decatur took revenge, defeating Huntingtown 39.8-34.3 in a high-scoring affair. Coleman threw for four touchdowns and rushed for one touchdown, while Eastlack also rushed for two touchdowns.
Both Huntingtown and Stephen Decatur were two of the best teams in Maryland high school football in 2023. The Hurricanes had a more balanced offense, while the Seahawks were a passing team with a strong running game. Both teams had strong defenses. The head-to-head matchups between the two teams were close and exciting, showcasing the parity and talent in Class 2A Maryland high school football.
The 2023 football season for Huntingtown and Stephen Decatur was a memorable one, showcasing two teams with exceptional talent, strategic prowess, and unwavering determination. Both teams demonstrated the true spirit of high school football, leaving a lasting impact on the Maryland high school football landscape.