They answer to neither Larry nor Washington, but Randallstown junior running backs Haryn Singleton and Donte Boyd have begun to make names for themselves.
While neither may have the physical assets of last year's 2,000-yard back, together they're proving just as effective.
In yesterday's 28-0 Baltimore County 3A/4A League win over host Franklin, the pair combined for 258 yards rushing and four touchdowns. Alternating running duties, they carried the ball on 43 of the 49 offensive plays directed by the Rams' first string.
"When you've got two guys who can run, it throws off the defense," said Randallstown coach John Buchheister, whose team (2-0, 1-0) extended its area-high winning streak to 15. "If they load up on the right side, we go left. If they line up on the left, we go right. Pretty soon you get into a good flow."
And against an undermanned Franklin team (1-1, 0-1), with only 19 players in uniform, the Rams offense indeed flowed. Singleton (23 carries for 125 yards, three touchdowns) and Boyd (22-for-133, one touchdown) helped their team score on four of its first five possessions, including one at the end of a 19-play, 73-yard drive that consumed the first 11 minutes, 2 seconds of the second half.
For the game, Randallstown outgained Franklin, 298-42.
Said Indians coach Claude Darr: "[The Rams] were so superior in size and strength that the outcome was inevitable."
Randallstown's game plan was simple -- hand the ball off and beat back the defensive line.
"Just as long as they run behind us on every play they can gain good yardage," said center Eric Gertner. "If they do that, they can be as effective together as Larry was last year."
Parkville 28, Perry Hall 21
Gary McGraw's 21-yard touchdown pass to Terrance Edmond with 1:30 remaining lifted visiting Parkville (1-1, 1-0) to an upset of No. 14 Perry Hall (0-2, 0-1) in a Baltimore County 3A/4A League game.
Perry Hall had taken a 21-20 lead with 3:00 left on Danny Brown's 51-yard touchdown pass to Wes Wedmore and Brown's run for the two-point conversion.
Old Mill 28, Chesapeake-AA 0
Harold Peters rushed for 132 yards and three touchdowns as No. 6 Old Mill (2-0) shut out visiting Chesapeake-AA (1-1). Eric Sheppard had two interceptions for Old Mill.
Edgewood 25, Fallston 12
Lawrence Worthington rushed 20 times for 240 yards and two touchdowns, as No. 13 Edgewood (2-0, 1-0) defeated visiting Fallston (0-2, 0-1) in a Harford County League game.
Chesapeake 43, Patapsco 0
Six different players crossed the goal line, as No. 19 Chesapeake of Baltimore County (2-0) routed visiting Patapsco (0-2).
Milford Mill 16, Mervo 14
Jerome Dennis threw a 45-yard touchdown pass to Dennis Badham with 1:00 left, and Jeff Carroll ran in the two-point conversion to lift host Milford Mill (1-1) over Mervo (0-1).
Hammond 14, Owings Mills 0
Matt Cyran and Andre Boon each had rushing touchdowns, as Hammond (1-1) defeated host Owings Mills (1-1).
Loch Raven 31, Catonsville 8
Kenny Simmons ran for two touchdowns and scored another on an 85-yard kickoff return, as Loch Raven (2-0, 1-0) defeated Catonsville (0-2, 0-1) in a Baltimore County 1A/2A League game at Catonsville Community College.
Pikesville 35, Kenwood 20
Lonnie Bishop scored on a 56-yard run and a 73-yard punt return as Pikesville (2-0) beat Kenwood (1-1).
South River 6, St. Mary's 0
Chris Messineo's 10-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter lifted South River (2-0) over visiting St. Mary's (2-1). Messineo led the Sea-hawks with 15 carries for 90 yards.
Woodlawn 32, Lansdowne 6
Rodney Pettit threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, as visiting Woodlawn (2-0, 1-0) defeated Lansdowne (0-2, 0-1) in a Baltimore County 3A/4A League game.