Baltimore County teams at a glance

September 02, 1993|By Kent Baker and Lem Satterfield

Calvert Hall Cardinals 1992 record: 2-9. Coach: Bill Mackley.

Top players: Kevin Tyler, Sr., RB-S; Mike Callahan, Sr., LB-FB; Brad Sonczewski, Sr., C; Jason Conroy, Sr., G-LB; Chris Hayes, Sr., DE-TE.

Outlook: There are 23 returning players, including 17 starters, who are itching to get back to the 9-2 record of 1991. "We feel that we can be competitive with anybody in the league. We're not going to sneak up on anybody, but we have some great

hopes and expectations," said Mackley.

Catonsville Comets 1992 record: 4-6. Coach: Warren Como.

Top players: Don Senkus, Sr., QB; Mark Stone, Sr., TE-LB; John Rehmert, Sr., OG-LB; Jason Brooks, Sr., RB-LB; Dino Davis, Sr., OG-NG.

Outlook: Catonsville will have to present a more versatile offense to compensate for the loss of James Lewis, who amassed 170 points and more than 2,000 yards. The team is relatively inexperienced, but has good size and returns seven starters on defense. There is potential at the county 2A level.

' Chesapeake Bayhawks 1992 record: 8-3. Coach: Rick Zentz.

Top players: Lamar King, Sr., TE-LB; Jermaine Johnson, Sr., QB-S; George Seaboldt, Sr., OG-DT; Young Pak, Sr., T; Jason Johnson, Sr., SE-DE.

Outlook: New coach Zentz has shifted the 240-pound King, the county's top collegiate prospect, to tight end in hopes of isolating him more often in the open field and keeping him fresher. He has a lot of veterans to play with, though depth could be a problem. In the regular ranks, the Bayhawks boast size and speed and will pass much more often than five times a game. A return to the 2A playoffs is a solid possibility.

Dulaney Lions 1992 record: 2-8. Coach: Chuck Klimek.

Top players: Chris Karptalla, Sr., RB-DB; Ron Parrott, Sr., T; Marlon Gittens, Sr., WR-DB.

Outlook: Dulaney still has a long way to go to revisit its glory days of the '70s. Only nine players return, and only two were starters. The lines are particularly inexperienced, but there are sufficient numbers. The season's outcome depends on how quickly newcomers progress.

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Dundalk Owls 1992 record: 6-4. Coach: Ron Shultz.

Top players: Rick Venker, Sr., QB; Damon Everett, Sr., LB; Jason Bondy, Sr., TE; Larry Watts, Sr., T; Michael Zemberski, Sr., FB.

Outlook: Without its mammoth size of a year ago, Dundalk will play more diverse football. John Satterfield and company, who plowed the ball through the opposition behind a huge line, are gone. There is talent at the skill positions and the team is quicker. If the front wall jells for new coach Shultz, the Owls will be dangerous.

Eastern Technical Mavericks 1992 record: 6-4. Coach: Jim Salters.

Top players: Ira McCullough, Sr., RB-LB; Jason Kerner, Sr., G; Dwan Jones, Jr., RB-DB; Brian Nagle, Sr., LB; Tom Hoffer, Jr., T.

Outlook: The Mavericks figure to be competitive again thanks to decent size and four starters back on offense and defense. This team beat Randallstown and took the other 3A-4A powers into the final quarter before losing. But depth could be a factor again and a key injury might be devastating.

$ Franklin Indians 1992 record: 3-7. Coach: Claude Darr.

Top players: Jerry Streicher, Sr., T; Brian Foltz, Sr., WB-LB; James Mitchell, Sr., FB-DT; Kenny Goins, Sr., SE-DB; Danny Johns, Jr., OG-LB.

Outlook: Franklin has dropped to the Baltimore County 2A-1A league, where it won't encounter as many bulky teams and should fare better. The Indians had three straight poor seasons and last year's JV team was 0-9. Veteran coach Darr has a small squad, but some depth and a surprise or two among the underclassmen.

Hereford Bulls 1992 record: 4-6. Coach: Frank Ewing.

Top players: Don Pope, Sr., T; Andy Minton, Sr. TB; Roy Collins, Jr., QB; Glen Warner, Jr., C-DT.

Outlook: Football is not an easy sell at Hereford, but Ewing has growing program and a team that has reached respectability. Depth is no longer a severe problem. With just four senior starters, the Bulls will be young and probably will improve as the season progresses.

Kenwood Bluebirds 1992 record: 9-2. Coach: Fred Myers.

Top players: Eric Hiltz, Sr., T; Earl Henson, Sr., G; Dave Orndorff, Sr., G; Tony Guido, Sr., TE; Harry Horney, Sr., T; Chad Burns, Sr., FB.

Outlook: The county's surprise team last year, Kenwood must get along without its major weapons on offense, Joel Gray and Joe Cofield. But transfer Tony Maddox should shoulder the running load. Kenwood is still small as it moves up to the 3A-4A league, but there is a strong senior nucleus.

Lansdowne Vikings 1992 record: 0-10. Coach: Terry Brooks.

Top players: Bob Wheelton, Sr., QB-DB; Mike Mullin, Jr., RB-LB; Tom Birmingham, Sr., FB-LB; James Screiber, Sr., DT-OG; Dave Kreatschman, Sr., T.

Outlook: Nowhere to go except up for this program, which forfeited its first three games last year because it had only eight players. The team has had successive 0-10 seasons, but the turnout doubled for new coach Brooks and included some bulk. Lansdowne doesn't loom as a contender, but its future looks a lot brighter.

Loch Raven Raiders 1992 record: 6-4. Coach: Bob Helms.

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