Special teams made all the difference in the first-annual "Battle for the Mason-Dixon Line" between York County Tech and Maryland's Harford Tech.
A trophy will go to the winner every year, and it'll spend the first year south of the border after the Cobras won 36-14.
The Spartans struggled on special teams, making snap errors on two punt attempts and fumbling another. Those turnovers led to points as Harford Tech built a 22-8 halftime lead and ran to a victory.
"Harford was better than we thought, and we're a little bit behind where we want to be right now," York County Tech coach Charlie Troxell said. "We have a very young team, especially on the offensive line, but I'm happy with our progress so far. I'm proud of our kids for never giving up."
Harford Tech 36, York County Tech 14
York County Tech_8_0_0_6_—_14
Rushing — YCT, Terence Romey 6-28, Josiah Smallwood 14-24, Benjamin Jackson 2-5, Dominick Schaffer 1-(-25), Julio Pascual 1-2. HT, David Cromwell 11-44, Charles Brown Jr. 10-80, Jaylen Kelley 7-18, Angelo Mackell 1-0, Jalen Dangerfield 3-18, Kyle Cicone 5-30.
Passing — YCT, Smallwood 7-28-94-2. HT, Kelley 5-11-91-1
Receiving — YCT, Jordan Ray 2-78, Romey 2-0, Manuel Spells 1-10, Christopher Sams 1-8, Pascual 1-(-2). HT, Dangerfield 1-3, Amarr Chambers 2-38, Mackell 2-50.