Barmer, Brown lead Overlea, 49-28

September 19, 1992|By Jeff Seidel | Jeff Seidel,Contributing Writer

In a game filled with big plays, Overlea's Tyrese Barmer and Dan Brown made the biggest.

Barmer rushed for 127 yards and scored three touchdowns, and Brown added three long touchdowns -- including two on interception returns -- as 10th-ranked Overlea defeated Kenwood, 49-28, last night at Overlea-Fullerton Park.

Barmer sparked Overlea (2-1) from the opening kickoff. He ran for 64 yards on eight carries during the Falcons' nine-play, 79-yard opening drive. Barmer capped the march with a 1-yard leap, and Bernard Fitchette hit Igwe Blount with the two-point conversion.

"We wanted to come out early and jump on top," Barmer said. "We wanted to set the tone."

Barmer gave the Falcons a 14-0 lead with 9 minutes, 56 seconds left in the first half when he scored from 4 yards on the next drive.

"The big plays [were the difference], exactly," Overlea coach Terry Ward said.

Twice Kenwood (2-1) cut the lead to six in the first half, and Brown helped Overlea respond in style.

The first time came on a 50-yard touchdown pass from Fitchette. The pass bounced off Brown's helmet, but he recovered and caught it for a 20-8 lead. After Joe Gray scored on an 84-yard kickoff return on the next play, Brown picked off a Shula Ferguson pass and raced 74 yards, to give Overlea a 28-14 halftime lead.

After Barmer scored on a 1-yard run on the first drive of the second half, Brown added his third touchdown. He intercepted Ferguson and ran 55 yards for a 42-14 margin.

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