FootballThe Mount Airy Bulldogs won two of three games...


September 09, 1993|By Mike Nortrup


The Mount Airy Bulldogs won two of three games against a strong Thomas Johnson program in the opening week of the Mountain Valley Youth Football League.

The Bulldogs' pony squad won, 6-0, on Alex Herbert's 45-yard touchdown run with 17 seconds left.

Mount Airy's varsity topped Thomas Johnson, 12-6. Running back Mike Cleveland capped a 65-yard drive on Mount Airy's first possession with a 5-yard scoring run.

Later in the first quarter, he bolted 60 yards for the second Mount Airy score. Mount Airy defensive end Mike Borkovitch played an excellent game.

Thomas Johnson though, won the junior varsity game, 13-12. It recovered a Bulldog fumble with 48 seconds left and later scored the winning touchdown on a fourth-down, 38-yard pass play.

Clint Furr's 9-yard scoring run put the Bulldogs ahead 6-0 in the first quarter. But later in the quarter Thomas Johnson got a big break. Bulldogs nose guard Josh Blair forced a fumble, but Thomas Johnson recovered the loose ball and scored to lead 7-6.

With 1:28 left in the first half, running back Jason Tourangeo passed 42 yards to Walter Powell to put the Bulldogs back ahead, 12-7. Johnson though, recovered to deal Mount Airy a tough loss.

Gamber-Smallwood's Mustangs suffered three losses to Brunswick.

Brunswick won the pony game, 9-6.

Running back Todd Edmondson scored Gamber's touchdown on a 45-yard run in the fourth quarter. Gamber's Ryan Baer stopped a Railroader drive in that quarter when he intercepted a pass and returned it 20 yards to midfield.

Starrett Esworthy and Kyle Leonard also turned in strong defensive games for Gamber. Ryan Fisher's 45-yard first-quarter run put Gamber ahead 6-0 in the junior-varsity fray.

Another Fisher scoring run later in the first half was called back by a penalty. Fumbles killed two Mustangs drives in the second half, while Brunswick scored twice after intermission to win, 13-6.

Linebacker Cody Leppo and defensive end Mike Landow played well defensively for Gamber. Brunswick won the varsity game, 6-0.

The Railroaders scored the only touchdown in the fourth quarter after recovering a fumble inside the Mustangs' 5-yard line.

Gamber threatened on its next possession when quarterback Sean Davis hit Mike Wyatt on a 45-yard pass play that carried to the Brunswick 11-yard line. However, the drive stalled.

Wyatt played well at linebacker as did Davis at cornerback. Tackles Jeff Landow and Randy Stull were also strong defensively for Gamber.

Key lost three games to Middletown. Jason Strine scored both touchdowns in the Eagles' 20-14 loss in the pony game.

Strine caught two passes for 100 yards and quarterback Kody Jenkins passed for 150 yards. Jenkins also excelled at linebacker, making 10 tackles.

Luke Amoss and Brian Moore also played well defensively for Key. Key jumped ahead 6-0 in the first quarter of the junior-varsity contest when Chris Lagunas hit Matt Grandinetti on a 15-yard halfback-option pass.

Middletown, though, went ahead for good on a touchdown and conversion later in the first half. Tackle Shawn Smith had five tackles and cornerback Kory Jenkins also played well defensively for Key.

Aaron Howard had an outstanding game in Key's 28-12 varsity loss to Middletown.

He ran a kickoff back 70 yards for a touchdown and scored on an 80-yard --.

Howard, playing at safety, led the team in tackles and linebacker Larry Naill also played well defensively.

Youth soccer

Bronco league -- Two Carroll County teams won championships in the Bronco tourney.

The Freedom Thunder and South Carroll Greyhounds each swept six games to win the under-14 girls and under-10 boys titles, respectively.

The Thunder blanked Northeast, a Baltimore County squad, 5-0, in Sunday's title game.

Joanna Remmel scored twice for the winners, and Brigit Becker, Jen Miller and Jess Shadoff each had a goal.

The Thunder also beat the Freedom Lady Strikers, 5-0, in the semifinal game, as Remmel, Miller, Shadoff, Heather Stoetzer and Tracy Schaefer provided the scoring.

Fullbacks Erica Gordon, Jen Nee and Meghan Bittick played well defensively for the winners.

Freedom beat four teams by a combined score of 18-3 in winning its bracket.

Goalkeepers Brooke Maynard and Christina Voight yielded only three scores in six games.

The Greyhounds topped Lutherville-Timonium Rec Council, 5-1, in their semifinal game after sweeping four games in their bracket.

In the game, Ryan Cummings and Mike Dougherty each scored twice for the winners and Joe DiChiara once.

The Greyhounds beat the Parkville Green Pythons, 1-0, in the championship game. Cummings scored a first-half goal. Greyhounds keeper Andy Slater made a key save in the second half to protect the lead.

Mike Gooding, Matt Fogle, Dave Centinneo, Andrew Bokman and Matt McQuire also played well defensively for the winners.

Immaculate Heart of Mary beat the Freedom Blazers, 3-0, in the under-12 boys semifinals after the Blazers had won their bracket.

Robert Koch scored the only goal in the Blazers' 1-0 win over Deer Park 1982 in its opening game.

Goals by Chris Lurz, Greg Hymiller, Kevin Schreiner and Michael Bowers powered the 4-0 victory over Carroll Manor.

Freedom then beat Deer Park 1983, 1-0, on a Lurz goal before losing to EDRECO, 1-0, in its final bracket game.


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