Overlea blanks Wicomico, 20-0

November 14, 1992|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,Staff Writer

Overlea's 20-0 victory over Wicomico in the Class 2A state quarterfinals last night at Dundalk Community College puts the eighth-ranked Falcons where their season ended a year ago -- in the semifinals.

If Overlea running back Tyrese Barmer and quarterback Bernar nTC Fitchette have their way -- as they did against seventh seed Wicomico (7-3) -- the season won't end with next week's game against the winner of last night's matchup between third seed Damascus (9-1) and sixth seed Glenelg (8-2).

Last night, Barmer rushed 26 times for 216 yards and three touchdowns to lead the second seed Falcons (10-1).

He scored the final touchdown from 12 yards out with 7:13 left, capping a six-play, 86-yard drive that included Phil Brown's 35-yard run and began with Barmer's interception of Indians quarterback J.R. Hobbs at the 14.

Wicomico was held to just 40 yards in the first half, but Hobbs (11-of-19, 88 yards) had more success in the second. However, each potential drive ended in turnovers inside the Falcons' 20: Pili Blunt and Mike Forney each recovered fumbles, and Dan Brown had an interception.

"I'm a team player, and everything I did tonight was for the team," said Barmer, a senior who earned All-Metro honors and entered the game as the area's eighth-leading rusher with 1,196 yards and 17 touchdowns. "I think you'll be checking us out in College Park [for the finals]."

In the first half, Barmer rushed 17 times for 121 yards and tw touchdowns, giving the Falcons a 12-0 lead.

Barmer's first score -- a 2-yard leap with 1:42 left in the firs period -- ended a 12-play, 73-yard march. His second came from 3 yards out with 1:42 left in the half and ended a drive that covered 61 yards.

Wicomico 0 0 0 0 -- 0

Overlea .6 6 0 8 -- 20

O -- Barmer 2 run (run failed)

O -- Barmer 3 run (run failed)

O -- Barmer 12 run (Brown pass from Fitchette)

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