After Severna Park kicker Brian Ensor suffered a hip injury in the preseason, junior John Milisitz approached Falcons coach Andy Borland.
"Coach, I can kick," Milisitz told Borland.
He proved it in the 16th-ranked Falcons' 26-8 win over Glen Burnie on Friday by kicking a school-record 47-yard field goal in the third quarter.
It was the second-longest field goal in Anne Arundel County history, 1-yard short of the mark set in 1985 by Arundel's Bryan Beauchemin. It was also the area's longest field goal since Mount Hebron's Nathan Kealy kicked a 55-yarder last season.
Milisitz's record field goal was only his second attempt. His first attempt, earlier in the Glen Burnie game, was successful from 26 yards.
"I knew John could do it," Borland said. "He's been making them from 50 yards in practice."
Milisitz, a transfer from Florida, said he is confident that he will hit from at least 50 yards before his high school career is over.
L "I have plenty of time to get stronger and bigger," he said.
Records, streaks, milestones
* Top-ranked Wilde Lake extended the area's longest winning streak to 18 with its 10-0 victory over Howard on Saturday.
* Sparrows Point's 26-14 loss to Owings Mills on Friday extended the area's longest losing streak to 17.
* Archbishop Spalding's 41-0 loss to St. Paul's on Friday increased the Cavaliers' winless streak to 25.
* Third-ranked Calvert Hall's 10-6 victory over No. 13 Gilman on Saturday was its first over the Greyhounds since 1984.
No more zeros
Hereford and Dulaney each ended its season-long scoring drought on Friday after four consecutive shutouts (Hereford was also shut out in its final game last season).
Hereford ended its string of zeros by scoring 14 points against a Chesapeake of Baltimore County defense that had allowed just 19 points in its four previous games. The Bulls played 14th-ranked Chesapeake to a 14-14 tie after three quarters before the Bayhawks scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns for a 28-14 victory.
Dulaney did more than score. The Lions won, 20-14, over Dundalk.
The Lions began the scoring on a 99-yard touchdown pass from Todd Retchless to Dave Martin, and won the game on Jeff Clary's 95-yard kickoff return in the fourth quarter.
Mack out for the season
Severn junior flanker/cornerback Jake Mack broke his left femur in Saturday's 47-11 victory over Archbishop Curley and is out for the season.
Mack, who is projecting eight to 12 weeks of recovery and rehabilitation, was injured on a first-quarter punt return.
In five games this season, Mack had caught 15 passes for 271 yards and a touchdown, and rushed 22 times for 261 yards and two touchdowns. Mack was also an All-Anne Arundel County defensive back as a sophomore.
"The [Saturday] operation went very well," Mack said yesterday from Union Memorial Hospital. "The doctors thought I'd have to have two pins and two screws inserted, but they only needed two screws."
* Most TDs: Sean Robinson, Edmondson, 4.
L * Longest TD rushing: Grant Johnson, Owings Mills, 89 yards.
* Longest TD passing: Todd Retchless, Dulaney, 99 yards to Dave Martin.
* Longest kickoff return for a TD: Jeff Clary, Dulaney, 95 yards.
* Longest punt return for a TD: Demont Blackmon, Aberdeen, 72 yards.
* Longest interception return for a TD: Damon Davies, Joppatowne, 85 yards.
* Longest fumble recovery and return for a TD: Anthony Miller, Carver, 85 yards.
L * Longest field goal: John Milisitz, Severna Park, 47 yards.
* Keith Gerhard, Eastern Vo-Tech, 19 carries, 237 yards, 3 TDs.
* Rentate Sterrette, Forest Park, 16 carries, 208 yards, 3 TDs.
* Grant Johnson, Owings Mills, 9 carries, 194 yards, 3 TDs.
* Todd Retchless, Dulaney, 9-for-19, 185 yards, 1 TD.
* Buddy Edmond, Patterson, 10-for-22, 138 yards, 1 TD.
* George Epps, Arundel, 8-for-17, 136 yards, 2 TDs.
* Sean Robinson, Edmondson, 7 catches, 160 yards, 4 TDs.
* Dave Martin, Dulaney, 4 catches, 132 yards, 1 TD.
* Keith Brown, Chesapeake-BC, 4 catches, 85 yards, 1 TD.
Note: Top performances are based on statistics reported to The Sun.