Severn routs Southwestern, 40-6

October 03, 1992|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,Staff Writer

Experience at the skill positions told the story, as host Severn School (5-0, 2-0) routed Southwestern, 40-6, yesterday.

The senior backfield of quarterback Brad Fowler and tailback Jamand Mack kept the Admirals unbeaten in MSA C Conference play, leaving the young Sabres (only five seniors) 1-1 in league play and 2-2 overall.

Fowler completed four of nine passes for 117 yards and two touchdowns, one in each half. The 6-foot-2, 175-pound quarterback guided an offense that rolled up 435 yards, 318 rushing.

Severn scored first with 51 seconds left in the first period on a 5-yard dive by sophomore John Vereen (11 carries, 82 yards, two touchdowns).

Senior Dave Lachapelle made his first of four extra-point attempts for a 7-0 lead.

Mack, who led all rushers with 131 yards on 16 carries, scored from the 14 about four minutes into the second period to make it 13-0.

Fowler's conversion pass fell incomplete.

Senior end Chris Pitkin caught Fowler's first scoring pass, on a 47-yard play with 6:15 left in the first half to give Severn a 20-0 lead. Fowler bootlegged left and threw a perfect spiral into the arms of Pitkin, who tightroped the sideline the last 10 yards.

The Admirals moved 70 yards in five plays early in the second half to build a 27-0 lead.

Fowler hit Lachapelle with a 23-yard pass, and Lachapelle made the kick.

Vereen scored his second touchdown from the 6 with 4:39 left, and junior Gene Macaraeg raced 44 yards on the game's final play to cap the scoring.

Severn did not attempt the extra point.

With sophomore quarterbacks Terrance Wheeler and Marcus Nickens, who combined for six completions in 24 attempts for 153 yards (73 on one play), the Sabres never got going offensively. Southwestern had total offense of 245 yards, 92 rushing.

"We were concerned about their speed matching ours going in, but our defensive line did a great job, and we blitzed more," said Severn coach Jim Doyle.

While the Severn defensive line kept the pressure on the Sabres all afternoon, senior linebacker Brian Cha (six tackles), Pitkin (six tackles) at cornerback and linebackers Lachapelle and Vereen (10 tackles between them) finished things off.

Southwestern threatened once in the final seconds of the first half, but Cha's interception at the 5 ended it. Lachapelle picked off a pass to start the second period.

The visitors scored with 1:51 left on a Wheeler-to-Ditania Kane 10-yard pass after a long pass play.

In the most bizarre play of the game, Nichols, who led the Sabres with five receptions for 143 yards, was on his way to an apparent 75-yard touchdown on a pass from Nickens before he slowed up to taunt safety James Carpenter.

Carpenter pushed Nichols out of bounds at the 2, and Nichols was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct.

"I pulled a rib cage and couldn't go any further," said Nichols, who had nine tackles at his defensive end position.

Severn .. .. 7 13 7 13 -- 40

Southwestern 0 0 0 6 -- 6

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