Football: 3 Cecil Teams, Hawks Alive In Playoffs

North Harford was the lone Harford County team to advance to the MPSSAA postseason.

The Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference landed four football teams in the MPSSAA region playoffs, but just one from Harford County.

North Harford will be the lone representative from the county, while in Cecil County, UCBAC schools Perryville, Bo Manor and Elkton have advanced to the postseason. 

It marks the first time since the UCBAC was created in 2003 that Harford County has just one representative in the football playoffs.

Click here for the playoff schedule.

North Harford is postseason-bound for the fourth straight year and the seventh time in the past eight years.

Five Harford County schools advanced last year.

Have photos of your team in action? Post them on the 'Pics & Clips' tab at the top of the page, or submit by tagging #UCBAC on Instagram.

Here is a breakdown of UCBAC programs to qualify for the playoffs by season since 2003:

YEAR PLAYOFF TEAMS FROM UCBAC 2003 Aberdeen, Bel Air, Edgewood, Elkton, Havre de Grace, Joppatowne  
2004 Aberdeen, Bel Air, Joppatowne, Perryville, Rising Sun 2005 Elkton, Joppatowne, North Harford, Rising Sun 2006 Bo Manor, Edgewood, Elkton, Havre de Grace,  Joppatowne, North Harford, Rising Sun 2007 Elkton, Havre de Grace, Joppatowne (later forfeited), North Harford 2008 Bo Manor, Elkton, Fallston, Havre de Grace, Joppatowne 2009 Bo Manor, Havre de Grace, Joppatowne, North Harford 2010 Bo Manor, Fallston, Havre de Grace, North Harford, Patterson Mill 2011

Aberdeen, Fallston, Havre de Grace, North Harford, Patterson Mill, Perryville

2012 Bo Manor, Elkton, North Harford, Perryville

               BOLD — State Champion

Aberdeen (2A) and Joppatowne (1A) won state titles in 2003. No Harford County team has done so since.

Havre de Grace advanced to the Class 1A title game in 2010, losing to Dunbar. Perryville experienced identical fate in 2011.

Only C. Milton Wright, North East and Harford Tech have failed to make the MPSSAA Regional playoffs since the UCBAC opened in 2003-2004.

Other Harford County teams active in the state playoffs:


  • Class 3A Semifinal » North Harford vs. Urbana, 7:30 p.m. Saturday at CCBC-Essex
  • Class 1A Semifinal » Havre de Grace vs. Brunswick, noon Saturday at North County High School


  • Class 3A Semifinal » C. Milton Wright vs. Urbana, 5 p.m. Saturday at CCBC-Essex
  • Class 2A Semifinal » Fallston vs. Calvert, 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Bel Air High School


  • Class 1A Final » Fallston vs. Crisfield, 11 a.m. Saturday at Washington College

Girls volleyball is still in the regional portion of the postseason.

For more on the statewide playoffs, visit MPSSAA.org.

Have photos of your team in action? Post them on the 'Pics & Clips' tab at the top of the page, or submit them with the tag #UCBAC on Instagram.

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Keith Watson November 08, 2012 at 12:05 PM
FYI---John Carroll's football team plays St Mary's friday night at JC in the quarterfinals of their tournament
Melissa November 08, 2012 at 06:50 PM
Yay Hawks
sef November 08, 2012 at 06:56 PM
go Perryville!
Sandy Wooten November 08, 2012 at 08:41 PM
GO HAWKS!!! ;)


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