Patterson's Wrenn likes this view better

September 21, 1992|By Kevin Eck | Kevin Eck,Staff Writer

Patterson coach Roger Wrenn knows about lopsided football games.

As a player for Frostburg State in the mid-1960s, Wrenn was on the wrong end of an 81-0 loss to Waynesburg, so he could empathize with Milford Mill on Friday.

Wrenn's Clippers set a national record with 12 offensive touchdowns en route to a 79-6 rout of the Millers.

"I've been on the other end," Wrenn said. "I don't run up scores, because I know how it feels. We all try to win. No one tries to demoralize another team."

Wrenn said it was just one of those games when "everything was clicking." Especially in the first half.

Patterson fullback John Sauer ran for 161 yards and four touchdowns, and sophomore quarterback Willie McGirt completed four passes -- all touchdowns -- for 177 yards, as the eighth-ranked Clippers took a 52-6 halftime lead.

Sauer and McGirt took the rest of the day off on offense, but it didn't seem to matter.

Wrenn put in Ramsey Ferguson, his second-string fullback, who scored, then took a spot along with Sauer and McGirt on the bench. Third-string fullback Kevin Pillman went in, and he scored.

Wrenn said he actually was relieved when a Patterson touchdown in the fourth quarter was called back because of a clipping penalty.

"We're not in the business of embarrassing anyone," Wrenn said. "We didn't throw a pass in the second half. But when you're a second- or third-stringer and you get a chance to play, you can't tell them not to score or do their best."

Records, streaks, milestones

* Southern of Anne Arundel County's 28-27, overtime victory over No. 3 Wilde Lake Saturday ended the area's longest winning streak at 28.

* Top-ranked City edged Mount St. Joseph, 15-14, Friday to extend its winning streak to 12, now the area's longest.

* No. 9 C. Milton Wright defeated North Harford, 34-14, Friday for its 26th consecutive regular-season win.

* Sparrows Point's 34-0 loss to Franklin Friday extended the area's longest losing streak to 25.

* No. 6 North County's 20-19 loss to No. 13 Annapolis Friday ended the Knights' 12-game home winning streak.

D8 * Joppatowne recorded its third consecutive shutout,

20-0, over John Carroll Saturday. The Mariners have outscored their opponents, 51-0.

The Cal Ripken Syndrome

After his team had beaten Dundalk last weekend to extend the area's longest winning streak to 28 games, Wilde Lake coach Doug DuVall was again asked about The Streak.

"It wouldn't be the worst thing in the world if we lost," he said. "I think teams miss something in their experience if they don't lose. If you never lose, you don't know the feeling, and you don't know how to come back after a loss."

The Wildecats learned about loss Saturday when Southern of Anne Arundel County ended The Streak.

"It's the first time these kids have lost together as a group," DuVall said after the game. "They'll learn."

One small step for St. Mary's . . .

. . . and one giant leap for the Maryland Scholastic Association C Conference.

In a rare meeting between A Conference and C Conference schools, C Conference member St. Mary's upset Calvert Hall of the A Conference, 14-13, Friday.

In the MSA, teams are divided into the A, B and C conferences based on ability level. The only other matchup of A and C conference teams since the reformation of the C Conference in 1988 was between Calvert Hall and Archbishop Curley last season, which Calvert Hall won, 43-6.

St. Mary's win has become a source of pride for some of the other members of the C Conference.

"I think there is certainly a prestige factor that emerges," said Mitch Tullai, coach of C Conference member St. Paul's. "St. Mary's played a good game. It was no fluke."

Mack is back

A broken leg ended Severn senior Jake Mack's junior season after five games. But Mack is back, and he has helped the Admirals get a leg up on the opposition.

Mack, who switched from flanker to tailback this season, ran for 141 yards and three touchdowns in the Admirals' 49-6 rout of Cecil County's Perryville Saturday.

Top performances

Numbers

* Most TDs: Mike Green, Wilde Lake and John Sauer, Patterson, 4.

* Longest TD rushing: William Collins, Franklin, 96 yards.

* Longest TD passing: Don Senkus, Catonsville, 80 yards to Matt Caulk.

* Longest kickoff return for a TD: Ronny Green, Patterson, 86 yards.

* Longest punt return for a TD: Russell Tongue, South River, 75 yards.

* Longest interception return for a TD: Dan Brown, Overlea, 74 yards.

* Longest fumble recovery and return for a TD: Eric Priddy, Liberty, 35 yards.

* Longest field goal: Michael Allan, Gilman, 36 yards.

ading rushers

* Sean Brannun, Northern, 16 carries, 245 yards, 2 TDs.

* Tex DeLeon, Towson, 19 carries, 207 yards, 2 TDs.

* Chris Kelly, Northeast, 28 carries, 180 yards, 2 TDs.

ading passers

* Brad Fowler, Severn, 7-for-8, 222 yards, 4 TDs.

* Eric Howard, North County, 18-for-35, 182 yards, 1 TD.

* Willie McGirt, Patterson, 4-for-7, 177 yards, 4 TDs.

Leading receivers

* Ronald Owens, Mervo, 4 catches, 131 yards, 3 TDs.

* Carlton Fox, Howard, 6 catches, 116 yards, 3 TDs.

* Mike Quarles, North County, 8 catches, 89 yards, 1 TD.

Note: Top performances are based on statistics reported to The Sun.

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