Brown scores 7 TDs in 52-20 North County romp

October 10, 1992|By Steven Kivinski | Steven Kivinski,Contributing Writer

If there was any uncertainty as to who Anne Arundel County's most productive running back was, that doubt was removed last night at North County High School's Leroy G. Carter Field.

Senior running back Frank Brown, who scored five times in the Knights' win over Old Mill last week, scored a school-record seven touchdowns as No. 12 North County defeated visiting and unranked Chesapeake, 52-20.

Brown found the end zone on his first carries on runs of 38, 91 and 69 yards. His 69-yard run gave the Knights a 26-0 lead with 9:36 remaining in the first half.

He finished the game with 342 yards rushing on 24 carries and two receptions -- both touchdowns -- for 79 yards.

"I'm just now starting to see this in him," said North County coach Chuck Markiewicz about Brown's recent scoring binges. "He's just starting to get into the offense and understand it. Heck, we only have two running plays."

North County junior quarterback Justin Rice, filling in for injured starter Eric Howard, supplied the rest of the first-half scoring for the Knights as he connected with senior Damon Martin on a 33-yard shufflepass and a 22-yard pass to Brown, for his fourth touchdown and a 33-7 halftime lead.

Rice, who had completed seven of 11 passes for 63 yards and one touchdown in limited action this season, improved those numbers by completing 10 of 19 passes for 190 yards and three touchdowns.

North County (5-1, 4-1) got generous in the second half and turned the ball over on its first two possessions. The Cougars (2-4, 1-4) capitalized on the first miscue and drove the ball 62 yards before Brandan Steinheim ran in from 5 yards away to narrow the margin to 33-14.

Brown, 5 feet 10, 170 pounds, finished the third quarter with a 57-yard touchdown on a screen pass and started the fourth quarter with a 24-yard dive play for a score.

"We just give [Brown] the ball and tell him to get three yards each play.

That's all we ask of him," said Markiewicz. "We know, once he gets into the open field he's going to make people miss."

Steinheim, who scored the game's final points on a 72-yard run, finished with 223 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries.

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