Spalding edges Southwestern to end 27-game winless streak


October 20, 1991

The number of games in Archbishop Spalding's losing streak was reported incorrectly in yesterday's editions of The Sun. Spalding's streak was ended at 13 Saturday. Also, the Cavaliers' last victory was 38-0 over Friends in 1988.

The Sun regrets the errors.

Archbishop Spalding, which had been 0-26-1 since 1989, rallied from an early 12-0 deficit to defeat Southwestern, 13-12, on two touchdown passes by quarterback Brian Edwards yesterday in a Maryland Scholastic Association C Conference game at Brooklyn Park Junior High.

Edwards launched the comeback when he capped an 11-play, 83-yard drive by hitting Pat Kiley from 9 yards out as time expired in the first half.


The Cavaliers (1-6, 1-4) came right back with an eight-play, 70-yard march from the second-half kickoff. Dan Wolf's 29-yard run helped Spalding to the Sabers' 7, and Edwards connected with Jeff Paxson for a touchdown from there. Tim Alber added the winning PAT.

Spalding had not won since defeating Friends, 6-0, in 1989. The Cavaliers had lost 12 straight since a scoreless tie with Douglass last season.

"The guys were jumping and hugging a bit right after the game," said Spalding coach Greg Fuhrman. "But actually, it was such a long dry spell that I don't think we really knew how to celebrate."

Linebacker Scott Mattison preserved the victory for the Cavaliers by intercepting a pass inside Spalding's 15 with 12 seconds to play. Matt DeMarco, Osric Prioleau and Mattison combined for four sacks in the second half to shutdown the Sabers' offense.

1% Southwestern dropped to 3-3, 2-3.

Calvert Hall 7, Mount St. Joe 3

Luther Alexander's 1-yard touchdown run with 2:19 remaining helped top-ranked Calvert Hall (6-0, 4-0) avert host Mount St. Joseph's upset bid in an MSA A Conference game.

The Gaels (1-6, 1-5) broke a scoreless tie on Brett Campbell's 38-yard field goal with 3:12 left in the fourth quarter, set up by a Calvert Hall fumble.

Alexander then rallied Calvert Hall, completing a 51-yard pass to Ed Grant and running 22 yards on the following play to give the Cardinals the ball at the Gaels' 1. Alexander scored two plays later.

Poly 23, McDonogh 19

No. 9 Poly (3-2, 2-2) built a 23-6 lead after three quarters, then held on to down host McDonogh (1-6, 1-5) in an MSA A Conference contest.

Ian Smith caught a 12-yard touchdown pass from Andrew Pecora, William Boyd scored on a 15-yard run and Erik Gay

returned a punt 86 yards to account for Poly's three touchdowns. Boyd finished with 178 yards rushing on 31 carries.

Wilde Lake 28, Hammond 0

Damon Hamlin ran for 171 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries and quarterback Phil White completed two touchdown passes, as No. 2 Wilde Lake (7-0, 4-0) defeated host Hammond (3-4, 2-2) in a Howard County league contest.

Glenelg 20, Mount Hebron 19

Jason Beall's touchdown run and two-point conversion rush with 19 seconds left lifted visiting Glenelg (1-6, 1-3) over Mount Hebron (0-4, 1-6) for its first victory of the season. Paul Brosenne led Glenelg with 20 carries for 156 yards, and Matt Gardner recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown.

Severn 28, Boys' Latin 6

Randy Morse ran for 136 yards and two touchdowns and Jason Wade ran for 123 yards and two touchdowns, as host Severn (6-2, 5-0) remained in first place in the MSA C Conference by defeating Boys' Latin (4-3, 3-2).

Oakland Mills 34, Centennial 0

Matt Silver rushed for 120 yards and two touchdowns and Akil Benjamin rushed for two touchdowns to lead Oakland Mills (4-3, 3-1) over visiting Centennial (3-4, 1-3).

Dundalk 26, Parkville 6

John Johnson ran for two touchdowns and a conversion to lead host Dundalk (4-3, 3-2) over Parkville (3-4, 3-3) in a Baltimore County 4A-3A Division contest.

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