Playing both ways, Selby led the Panthers to a 15-8 win over Meade at Annapolis Friday night. The win left both teams at 1-1 in Class 4A Region IV.
Selby, a senior running back/linebacker,rushed for 100 yards on 17 carries, including a couple of determinedruns in the final minutes to set up Jerry Thompson's game-winning score from the 16 with 3:51 to go.
On defense, Selby was all over the field, making 10 unassisted tackles and assisting on three others as the Meade ground attack was limited to 83 yards. The Mustangs had amassed more than 300 yards the week before in a 20-14 win at Springbrook, with sophomore Kenny Walker running for 166 of those yards.
With Selby leading the way Friday, Walker was held to 54 yards on 13 attempts.
"Ty literally doesn't come off the field, playing both ways," said Panther coach Roy Brown. "He had a great game for us."
TOP FEMALE ATHLETE
Salmon, a sophomore striker, recorded hat tricks in the Patriots' two season-opening victories last week. Salmon tallied three goals in a 7-1 rout of Queen Anne's last Tuesday and came back with three more Thursday for Coach Bruce Sponsler in a 4-1 win over South River.
With Salmon's scoring ability and a strong returning nucleus, the Patriots hope to challenge perennial county and state 4A/3A champion Severna Park this season.
In the Gophers' second straight 20-16 win, Generette ran wild Friday night over Broadneck, gaining 174 yards on 19 attempts, including an 18-yard touchdown -- in the first period.
The 6-foot-1, 170-pound senior fullback has rushed for 307 yards and three touchdowns in the Gophers' first two games. Generette was the county outdoor track champion in the 100- and 200-yard --es last spring.
A sophomore punter, Wright's coffin-corner kick that went out of bounds about a yard from the cone set up the first Annapolis touchdown Friday in the Panthers' 15-8 triumph over Meade.
Wright boomed the ball into the corner and put Meade's back against the wall. The poor field position for the Mustangs ultimately led to a Juan Johnson 24-yard touchdown pass to Matt Criscimagna for the Panthers.
Later, Wright, who averaged nearly 35 yards per kick on three attempts, put one out at the 15-yard line in thesecond half.
"He's a heck of a punter for just being a sophomore," said Brown. "Chris had a 53-yard punt in our first game of the season (an 18-17 loss to Randallstown)."
It was a week of pairs for Ryan, a Severn junior who is a converted winger. Ryan played a major role in the Admirals' last two victories, which ran the team's record to 3-0.
On Wednesday, in a 4-0 shutout of Baltimore's Seton Keough, Ryan scored two goals. She came back Friday and assisted Anne Schorreck on both of her goals in a 2-0 triumph over Sts. Peter and Paul.
"Brenna has really come through for us in our first three games after moving from a defensive position to an offensive position this year," said first-year head coach Cathy Schorreck.
Peterson's two goals in the second half iced a season-opening 3-0 victory for the Falcons over Arundel (0-2) Friday at Severna Park.
KevinSchultz tallied the first goal for the Falcons in the first half, and Peterson, a returning All-County senior striker for the defending county 4A champions, put the Wildcats away in the second half, with his final goal coming on a penalty shot.
CROSS COUNTRY, BOYS
In what Coach Gary Bater called "a very competitive early season meet" just over a week ago, Boetig was the top finisher among county participants in the Jack Griffin Invitational at Fort Dietrick in Frederick.
Boetig finished fourth -- in a talented field of 11 boys teams -- with a time of 16:55, enabling the Patriots to finish fifth with 135 points. St. Alban's of Washington won the 5Kevent with 68 team points.
CROSS COUNTRY, GIRLS
Mackney covered the unique course at Brooklyn's Baybrook Park in a time of 19:07 to win Friday's second annual North CountyInvitational Meet and lead the Falcons to the team championship.
Part of the Baybrook course is in the Brooklyn-Curtis Bay section of Baltimore City and part is in Brooklyn Park.