WMC hopes that its defense can handle determined Gettysburg team Johnson explosive in opening victory

SPORTS THIS WEEK County sports events through Tuesday

September 16, 1992|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,Staff Writer

Francis Scott Key (1-1) will try to rebound from its first loss of the season, a 48-0 setback to Walkersville, at home against Smithsburg -- yet another Monocacy Valley Athletic League powerhouse.

Western Maryland College football coach Dale Sprague got a lot of questions answered in the Green Terrors' first quiz of the season last Saturday -- a 28-0 road win against Albright College.

This week is definitely test time for the Green Terrors as they open their Centennial Conference schedule at home against rival Gettysburg Saturday afternoon.

Some answers from last Saturday: Junior Rob Johnson, a North Carroll grad who sat out last season, appears to be as explosive as ever after running for 167 yards behind an experienced offensive line that dominated a bigger Albright defensive front.

The "0" on the Albright side of the scoreboard tells the story defensively. The WMC defense totally shut down the Albright attack -- allowing only 143 total yards.

Gettysburg is coming off a 40-6 trouncing of Widener University on Saturday.

WMC's defense may have its hands full with Gettysburg sophomore running back Dwayne Marcus, who had first-quarter touchdown runs of 65 and 61 yards.

The Gettysburg defense also was up to the task, yielding only 76 total yards and one late fourth-quarter Widener touchdown.

Gettysburg will be without the services of quarterback Jamie Steier. The junior pulled a hamstring in the fourth quarter and will be out at least two weeks. Sophomore Chris Adams, who played some as a freshman a year ago, will get the start.

Last season, the Green Terrors ended an 11-game skid against Gettysburg with a 12-7 win.

In other sports this week:

* Three Carroll football teams still are looking for their first wins of the season as week three gets started Friday.

Liberty will have its home-opener against Howard; Westminster is at home against Springbrook; while North Carroll travels to Centennial on Saturday. All three teams enter this week 0-2.

Liberty put 28 points on the board last week against Atholton but the defense couldn't keep the Raiders' offense from putting up 36 points of its own.

South Carroll will be looking to make it two in a row under first-year coach Gene Brown, playing host to Glenelg on Friday.

Brown got his first win in a big way last Friday as the Cavaliers (1-1) pounded Centennial, 32-6.

Running back Mike Dodd led the way with 176 yards on the ground and two touchdowns.

Francis Scott Key (1-1) will try to rebound from its first loss of the season, a 48-0 setback to Walkersville, at home against Smithsburg -- yet another Monocacy Valley Athletic League powerhouse.

* A pair of Thursday intra-county matches headline this week's boys soccer action.

The Westminster Owls will head up to North Carroll to take on the Panthers, while the Liberty Lions will visit the Cavaliers at South Carroll.

The marquee match in girls soccer has North Carroll traveling to Westminster tomorrow.

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