Joppatowne routs N. Harford, 32-0

October 17, 1992|By John W. Stewart | John W. Stewart,Staff Writer

Unbeaten Joppatowne (7-0) turned its speed loose on visiting North Harford (2-5) last night, and the result was a 32-0 thrashing.

The Mariners, featuring a 1-2 punch in Chad Gary and Rodney Briscoe, scored the first two times it had the ball and a solid defense shut down North Harford.

Gary and Briscoe, the Mariners' junior touchdown twins, accounted for their side's three first-half touchdowns. For the season, Gary, the county's leading rusher, has 12 touchdowns and Briscoe, seven, including two on defense.

In the second half, Alonzo McDowell plunged 1 yard for a touchdown, and Lamar Williams returned an interception 45 yards for another Joppatowne score.

Miller, Harris (linebacker), and Chris Weber (linebacker) were equally outstanding defensively.

The home team went 39 yards in three plays for its opening score, Gary going the last 19, as he took a pitch from Darnell Everett and swept right and into the end zone.

On their next possession, with Gary and Briscoe alternating carries, the Mariners sailed 67 yards in six plays. There were three big gainers as Briscoe got 22 out to his 39; Gary got 19 on a sweep to the Hawks' 20, and Briscoe took care of the rest, breaking through a hole off the right side and charging into the end zone.

Early in the second quarter, Briscoe scooped up a North Harford fumble by quarterback Tim Mullin, and ran 25 yards for a touchdown. Two other first-half Joppatowne touchdowns were called back because of penalties -- passes from Everett to McDowell and Chris Shape. Both were situations where the receivers got behind defenders.

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