Think of Patterson's 3-0 start, and the names of quarterback Buddy Edmond and running back William Rosenberger immediately come to mind. Right?
Not to coach Roger Wrenn. Wrenn says that the heart of the Clippers actually is a pair of diminutive senior cornerbacks -- Avon Paul (5 feet 6, 145 pounds) and Ronny Green (5-8, 140).
"I call them the microchips, but they'll knock your teeth out," Wrenn said of Paul and Green, his team's leading tacklers. "They're as tough little guys as there are in the world. They keep hitting big guys and knocking them flat. It's great fun to watch."
In addition to their defense, Paul and Green bring versatility to Patterson's offense.
At backup tailback, Paul has rushed 14 times for 95 yards and two touchdowns. He has caught six passes for 191 yards and four extra points, and also returns kicks. Green, a split end, leads the Clippers with 10 receptions for 215 yards and three touchdowns.
Paul was outstanding in Friday's 29-14 win over Dunbar. He rushed for a touchdown, caught a pass for a conversion and led the Clippers with nine tackles, including one for a safety that tied the game at 14.
The college basketball recruiting battle for Dunbar's dynamic duo of Michael Lloyd and Donta Bright has begun.
Both players spent last weekend visiting Clemson.
Bright, a 6-5 forward, who has been an All-Metro selection the past two seasons, also has visited the University of Massachusetts and has a visit planned to Ohio State. Bright also might visit Seton Hall and Florida State, said Dunbar coach Pete Pompey.
Lloyd, a 6-2 guard who was an All-Metro pick last season, also might visit Providence, Connecticut, Minnesota and Florida State, Pompey said.
Both players increased their stock last summer. Eastern
Basketball named Bright the best player at the Nike All-American Camp. Lloyd stood out at the Five Star Pitt II Camp averaging 26.6 points during the week, including 36.7 points in three playoff games.
Don't expect either to sign during the early period, which runs Nov. 13-20. "Neither one plans on it at this time," said Pompey.
Southern's 6-6 guard, Kwame Evans, hasn't taken any visits, said his coach, Meredith Smith.
Evans, who has gotten the minimum 700 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (for freshman eligibility), has been visited by Loyola, Towson State, St. Joseph's (Pa.) and Penn State. Smith says Providence and Maryland also have expressed interest in
visiting Evans, an All-Metro pick last season.
Notable performances last week: Archbishop Curley cross country runner Doug Dorney captured first place with a course record (14 minutes, 41 seconds) and led his team to a first-place finish in the Bergen Bulldog Invitational in New Jersey. . . . Loyola's Gavin McCarthy placed first among 350 runners in the University of Virginia Invitational. . . . Hereford's David Diangelo had two goals in a 3-2 overtime win over Overlea, and he scored the lone goal in a 1-0 double-overtime win over Bel Air. . . . Centennial's Corina Rissmandel had a goal and three assists in soccer wins over Oakland Mills, South River and Howard. . . . IND's Carrie Lorenz had three goals and an assist in soccer wins over Mount de Sales and Towson Catholic. . . . Broadneck's Ave Tasker had three goals and an assist in soccer wins over South River and Meade. . . . Alison Olkowski scored both goals, as Mercy's soccer team registered the first major upset of the season by knocking off host and then-fourth-ranked St. Mary's, 2-1. Mercy entered the game 4-1-1 but unranked. . . . Severna Park's Catherine Kirk led the Falcons volleyball team to wins over Broadneck, Old Mill and Meade with 13 kills, 12 blocks and was 32-for-36 on serves with six aces. . . . Centennial's Shannon Faltzman helped the Eagles volleyball team remain unbeaten after four matches with 18 kills, three blocks and a 95.5 serve percentage in wins over Atholton and Glenelg.
Overtime: I.A.A.B.O. Board No. 290 will hold its first meeting for the 1991-92 season tomorrow at Poly at 7 p.m. Anyone interested in officiating boys basketball in the Baltimore area should attend. For more information, call 965-1573. . . . Hammond needs boys and girls basketball opponents for the DTC coming season. Call Bob Maxey at 313-7125. . . . Curley needs varsity and junior-varsity baseball opponents for the spring season. Call 485-5000. . . . Boys varsity basketball teams are needed for the 16th annual Baltimore County Invitational Tournament Dec. 26-28 at Essex Community College. Call Kevin Klee at 887-7083 (day) or 256-4429 (evening).