Walker scored all of the points and rushed for 166 yards in leading Meade to a colossal upset Saturday in Montgomery County as the 'Stangs jolted perennial state power Springbrook, 20-14.
Just 1-9 a year ago, Meade was facing the school with the most state 4A titles (six) in Maryland Public Secondary Athletic Association history -- but that didn't scare Walker. The Mustangs' sophomore back carried 15 times for the 166 yards, including touchdown jaunts of 25, one and 62 yards.
In addition, the speedy and shifty Walker caught a two-point conversion pass after his second touchdown.
"Kenny played a marvelous game for us," Mustang coach Hayse Henderson said.
In what was a bona fide defensive struggle Friday night at Broadneck, this senior defensive back picked off three enemy passes in the Seahawks' season-opening 6-3 victory in overtime over the Bruins.
Bruins' quarterback Brian Tate completed six of 11 passes for 97 yards but was intercepted three times by Messenese.
In leading Coach Dave Summey's spirited defense, Messenese made two interceptions in the last period to thwartBruin scoring opportunities and to help send the two teams into overtime scoreless.
After Steve Brusso booted a 20-yard field goal in the extra period, South River quarterback Jake Cameron plunged over from the 1 on third down to win it.
With Messenese anchoring the secondary, the Class 3A Hawks took their eighth consecutive game over the 4A Bruins.
A senior place-kicker and sec
ond-team All-County last year as a junior by the Anne Arundel County Sun, Oliver boomed a 32-yard field goaland hit all three extra-point kicks in the Patriots' season-opening win, 24-13, over LaPlata in Charles County.
Oliver's field goal broke the ice after a scoreless first period and propelled the Patriotsto a 17-point explosion in the second period.