Records are meant to be broken, others meant to be remembered


November 29, 1992|By PAT O'MALLEY

Keeping in the swing of things with the All-Anne Arundel County football team published today, I thought I would feed the fascination for records we have in this county.

Totally accurate individual football records never have been kept countywide, but over 20 years, I've done some research and come up with what I think is about as accurate list as you will find. And like Santa, I've checked my list twice.

That's not to say the records from Pat O'Malley's Sports Archives are error-free, but they're pretty close to being accurate.

If you know of something better than what I list here today, please give me a call on my 24-Hour Sportsline, 647-2499 and let's check it out.

* Starting with most points in a game: (42) Frank Brown, in North County's 52-20 win over Chesapeake (1992), and Louis Carter, in Arundel's 72-6 defeat of Southern (1970).

* Most career points: (348), Bob Stach, Southern (1964-66). Arundel's Troy Turner is runner-up with 316 points from 1983-1985.

* Most touchdowns, season: (24) Brown, North County, 1992; most TDs, game (7), Brown (1992) and Carter (1970); most career TDs (51), Stach (1964-1966) and Turner (1983-1985). And former Arundel coach Buddy Hepfer said Turner had 15 touchdowns called back during his career.

* Points scored in a season: Stach, 161 (1966); Stach, 157 (1965); Brown, 144 (1992); Dawnie Dorsey, Northeast, 138 (1981); Turner, 126 (1985); and William Beverly, Old Mill, 122 (1990).

* Although threatened by Brown this fall, the most rushing yards in a season still belongs to Severna Park's Gary Thall, who had a 10-game total of 1,835 in 1964. Brown finished this year with 1,652 yards in 12 games.

Rodney Spencer, a 1983 Glen Burnie grad, is third with 1,630 yards followed by Southern's Stach who rambled for 1,519 in 1966. Marvin Hall, another Glen Burnie grad (1981), rushed for 1,495 in 1981. Spencer, Stach and Hall all did it in just 10 games.

* The most yards rushing in a game belongs to Brown, who had 336 the night he scored seven TDs against Chesapeake. In his seven-TD performance, Carter, who went on to star at the University of Maryland and later with Tampa Bay in the NFL, had 335 yards rushing, but beat out Brown in total offense.

Carter completed five passes for a touchdown and 103 yards in his most prolific game for a total offense of 438 yards to Brown's 415. Brown had 79 yards in pass receptions.

* Brown also snapped the county record of multi-purpose yards set by former Maryland great Azizzudin Abdur Ra'oof in 1982 at Northeast. Ziz had 2,032 that season, and Brown finished with 2,157 this year.

* For career yardage rushing, the county record belongs to Arundel's Turner, who from 1983 to 1985 ran for 3,224 yards.

* The longest run from scrimmage is believed to be the 97-yarder by North County's Vernon Dawson in 1990. Brown, who had seven TDs of 35 yards or more this season, came close with --es of 91 and 94 yards. Southern's Marvin Sesker had an 87-yard run in 1977.

* North County quarterback Eric Howard rewrote the record book this season with county records in TD passes (28, also tied state record) and yards passing (2,356).

Howard's former North County teammate, Johnny Ray, held the previous records of TD passes (16) and yardage (2,020). Ray tied Bob Holman of Southern (1971) for the TD-pass record in 1990 while Howard tied Pallotti's Jason Boseck for the state record this season.

The most completions in a season also belong to Howard who had 163 in 286 attempts, besting Ray (161-for-337) by two. The 163 completions is believed to be a state record.

We first thought that Severna Park's Tim Bowerman had tied the county record of most TD passes in a game (5), first set by Southern's Holman back in 1971, this year, but Annapolis coach Roy Brown discovered one better. Tom Terry fired six TD passes in a game for the Panthers in 1970.

Howard is believed to hold the county career records for TD passes (37) and yardage (3,610) and the records for most interceptions in a season (26, 1991) and career (39).

* As for the guys who catch the ball, North County's Mike Quarles set the county and metro-area standards in pass receptions with 67 this year. It topped teammate Damon Martin's 54 in 1991.

However, Martin goes down as the man who caught the most in his career (131). Martin started this season with 95 career grabs, but blew out his knee and missed the last 4 1/2 games. He had 36 catches before the injury in the eighth game of the Knights' 12-game campaign.

* In the kicking department, the longest field goal in county history was Bryan Beauchemin's 48-yarder for Arundel against Severna Park in 1985. Former University of Maryland All-American kicker Dale Castro boomed a 46-yarder at Severna Park in 1976.

The second-longest field goal was a 47-yarder by John Milisitz for Severna Park last year.

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