No. 7 City College dominated possession while gaining 332 yards of total offense en route to a 20-6 victory over No. 12 Gilman yesterday in a Maryland Scholastic Association A Conference contest at Gilman.
The victory, coupled with wins yesterday by Calvert Hall (40-6 over Lake Clifton) and Loyola (26-14 over McDonogh), leaves the A Conference with three first-place teams for the second straight week.
City (4-0, 3-0) ran 66 offensive plays, compared with 46 for Gilman, which managed just 137 yards of total offense. In the first half, City ran 40 plays and Gilman (3-2, 3-2) ran 16.
Still, City led by just 6-0 at the half after taking the opening kickoff 83 yards on 13 plays for a score. Gilman's defense, led by linebacker Victor Carter-Bey and lineman Samy Mir, gave up some yardage, but contained City for the rest of the half.
But the Knights took their first possession of the second half and put together a 10-play, 81-yard scoring drive to make it 12-0. The Knights used a short, four-play, 21-yard drive midway through the fourth quarter to make it 20-0.
City tailback Hari Lymon led the ground game with 22 carries for 91 yards, a touchdown and a conversion. Fullback Antonio Travers ran for 75 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries.
City quarterback Terrence Suber completed seven of 10 passes for 124 yards and also ran for 36 yards on 10 carries.
Gilman's inexperienced offense struggled against a quick, hard-hitting City defense led by linebacker Kenyunia Williams.
The Greyhounds got on the scoreboard with 23 seconds left, when backup quarterback Matt Wise connected with Ronnie Crockett for a 5-yard touchdown pass. Crockett had five catches for 56 yards, all in the second half.
Gilman's lone score was set up when Travers fumbled and Gilman's Mark Shavers recovered and returned it 14 yards to the City 6.