Glenelg downs Howard, 22-14

October 03, 1992|By Steven Kivinski | Steven Kivinski,Contributing Writer

Having lost by a total of four points in their first two home football games, the Howard Lions wanted nothing more than to send visiting Glenelg home in defeat.

But the Gladiators wouldn't cooperate. They took a 14-6 halftime lead last night and turned away their Howard County rival, 22-14.

Senior running back Paul Brosenne, who entered the game with 563 yards and four touchdowns, led the way for Glenelg (4-1, 2-0) with 212 yards and three touchdowns on 38 carries.

"We knew we had Paul and we just kept giving him the ball until they showed they could stop him," said Glenelg coach Eddie Ashwell, whose team nearly gave the game away with two fumbles deep in its own territory. "We nearly killed ourselves with fumbles, but when you can do that, and still win, that says something."

The Gladiators scored in the first quarter with a 10-play drive that covered 62 yards. Brosenne was the workhorse, carrying the ball nine times for 61 yards, including his 4-yard surge into the end zone.

Four plays later, Glenelg's offense was back on the field and Brosenne was again given the bulk of the ball-carrying duties. A 31-yard pass from sophomore quarterback Sean Lookingbill to senior wide receiver Aaron Gross put the Gladiators back in Lions territory, where Brosenne went back to work.

Brosenne capped a 63-yard drive with a 1-yard run up the middle to give the visitors a 13-0 lead with 9:58 remaining in the first half.

Howard's offense, which couldn't find the end zone in last week's 3-0 overtime loss to No. 9 Wilde Lake, was stopped in the first quarter by a swarming Glenelg defense.

The Lions (2-3, 0-2) got a big break, however, when Glenelg's Jason Caulder mishandled a Greg Kerr punt, allowing the Lions to take possession at the 11-yard line. Two Guy Smith runs later, Howard scored to make it 14-6.

Glenelg gave Howard another gift at the start of the second half when it fumbled the opening kickoff. Howard recovered and then tied the game at 14 on a 15-yard run by Smith and a two-point conversion pass from Brad Stubbs to Carlton Fox.

Brosenne added an insurance score in the waning seconds of the game when he broke loose up the middle for a 30-yard touchdown.

"We knew that all we had to do was hold the ball," said Brosenne. "We knew were were going to have to grind it out to win."

Glenelg 7 7 0 8 -- 22

Howard .0 6 8 0 -- 14

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