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In boys lacrosse, no program has been as dominant in the last decade as Severna Park.

The Falcons took 29 seconds to remind everyone why.

Severna Park scored early and often last Friday against Arundel, scoring five times in the first period and another six in the second, rolling to a 17-1 victory to kickstart the Falcons’ quest for an eighth straight state title.

It was a commanding performance from beginning to end for the Falcons, who had 12 players hit the goal column.

“We didn’t skip a beat in the offseason, and we played right up to our potential from the first whistle,” said senior midfielder John Burkhardt, who led the team with three goals. “We always want to win — focused on winning, and nothing else.”

Junior Jack Fish, who scored for fun last season, didn’t find the back of the net until the Falcons were up 6-0 on Friday. He acrobatically snared a lofted Arundel pass out of the air and went the other way in transition, biding his time and making the defense commit to him or to his teammates.

They chose the former, and Fish’s fizzing shot rippled the back of the net from about 15 yards out for the first of his two goals.

Joining Fish with two goals were Sam Salas and Ben Rupert. Tucker Moran, Nolan Grizzle, Brayden Arnold, Mason Pugh, Merric Warren, Tyler Lawhorne, Hunter Reed and Porter Hill also scored for the Falcons.

“That’s (how they want) the offense. Some of the young guys, they’re already really good facilitators, and we’re working with them to finish and create offense for us,” Fish said. “Just trying to build their confidence where it needs to be to win big games.”


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