In 95-pound youth football action, the Maryland City Mustangs defeated Brooklyn Park, 33-0, on homecoming Saturday.
Kenny Rhames won the Most Valuable Player award on offense, rushing for 85 yards and a touchdown, and John Goverman scored two touchdowns, one on an interception return. Malik Newman (63 yards rushing, one extra point), Dennis Gore (45 yards, two extra points) and DeAnte Saab each scored a touchdown. Quarterback Keith Cromer completed two passes to Wesley Campbell for 40 yards.
Goverman was defensive MVP, making five tackles in addition to his interception return. Vince Upshaw added a sack and a fumble recovery, and Mike Little recovered a fumble.
* 75 pounds -- The Maryland City Mustangs dropped a 7-6 decision to the visiting Brooklyn Park Broncos during Saturday's homecoming.
Quarterback Justin Diviaio won Most Valuable Player honors in a losing cause, rushing for 50 yards and a touchdown and throwing for 40. Kyle Jenson added 25 yards rushing.
Ivan Ross was the defensive MVP with nine solo tackles and a fumble recovery. Bill McDevitt and Thomas Kreuter also had fumble recoveries and Colin Hobbs added a sack.
Jamal Upshaw contributed a number of key tackles for Maryland City.
* 19-and-under girls -- The Severna Park Alliance fell to defending 17-and-under Virginia Cup champion Reston (Va.) United, 3-1, last Sunday in a Washington Area Girls Soccer Premier League matchup.
All three Reston (6-0 in the league) goals were scored during the first 20 minutes of the game. Nickie Matters scored the Alliance's lone goal on an assist from Kathleen Fort. Goalie Erin Hon recorded 12 saves.
The Alliance (5-7-1, 1-5) will play host to the Columbia Crusaders at 10:15 a.m. Sunday at Kinder Park.
* 1980 boys -- Rolling Knolls defeated Severn, 3-1, last week to remain undefeated.
Wilbur Bartz, Oscar Alfaro and Matt Myers had goals for Rolling Knolls. Goalie Will Dammeyer recorded six saves with the help of defensive halfbacks Andy Rogers, Matt Myers, Steven Bogdon and fullbacks Frank Wooten, Tim Shanley, Judd Carstens, Jeff Spencer and Aaron Lowe.
Accurate crossing passes by wings Kyle Hyland and Stephen Gioffre helped keep the Severn defense off balance.
* 10-year-old girls -- The Cape St. Claire Cougars defeated Davidsonville, 2-0, last weekend.
Suzie Shuttleworth and Rian Almon each scored for the Cougars and goalie Kristen Gough recorded her first shutout with nine saves. Gough received solid defensive support from Trish Mawn, Amanda Miles, Jessica Rinker and Kristen Brousseau.
Jenn Pariseau, Kim Barr, Steph Steimle, Katie Taylor, Farrah Hall and Maggie Kosicki all helped the victors control the ball at the offensive end.
The Cape added another victory on Saturday when it upset the first-place Crofton Cardinals, 3-2.
* Under-12 boys -- The Severna Park Sting upended the Ninjas, 2-1, last week in a Dundalk Friday Night League matchup.
Jay Cline scored first for the Sting on a feed from Adam Young. They also combined for what proved to be the winning goal in the second half. Young scored with an assist from Cline.
Severna Park goalkeeper Reb Beatty and the Sting defense of John Parisi, Greg Wojtech, Tim Smith and Bernie Edwards shut down the Ninjas.
Severna Park coach Mike Mooney praised the offensive play of Sean McGarry, John Logan, Travis Wells, Gonzola Paraja, Mark Stickler, Brett Johnson, Jon Shedlosky, Billy Mooney and Joe Weiman.
On Sunday, the Sting lost its National Capital Soccer League Division I game to Columbia, 2-1. Billy Mooney scored for Severna Park when he followed up a long shot by Stickler that bounced off the crossbar.
Severna Park received solid defensive performances from Timmy Smith and Reid Shaklee.
* Under-9 boys -- The Severna Park Raiders (5-0-1) came on strong in the second half and scored four goals to beat Pasadena, 5-0, in Baltimore Beltway League play Saturday.
Chad Holmes led the Raiders with three goals, with Danny Polm and Hunter Barkes each adding one. Kevin Camponeschi and Jake Dashiell contributed with solid performances at halfback.
* 9-year-old girls -- The Jessup-Province Youth Organization Wild Things dropped a 3-1 decision last weekend to GARCI.
Kate Grant scored the lone goal for the Wild Things and JPYO goalie Amanda Roberts recorded five saves. Also playing well were Lindsay Harris, Josie Owens and Jessica Campo.
* 8-year-old boys -- The JPYO Hurricanes lost to Mago Vista, 3-1. Gerard Jones scored for the Hurricanes on a penalty kick, and JPYO goalie Josh Ducey registered four saves.
* 9-year-old boys -- The JPYO Hot Shots tied Mayo, 1-1 last weekend in an AAYSL Division 2B contest. Mike Pittman provided the Hot Shots with their only goal. Clifton Kror and Robert Myers shared time in the net for JPYO and combined for six saves.
* 12-year-old co-eds -- Ben Bell's four goals helped JPYO No. 5 ease past the Severn Athletic Club last Saturday, 6-0.