Football* 8-10 boys -- In a contest that looked almost as...

RECREATION ROUNDUP

September 21, 1993|By Rich Scherr

Football

* 8-10 boys -- In a contest that looked almost as sloppy as the rain-drenched field, the Columbia Bulldogs beat the Howard County Trojans, 13-0, to take over first place in the Maryland Pop Warner League.

After fumbles and interceptions ended the first several drives of the game, the Bulldogs (2-0) finally began to click on offense.

Fullback Travis Poling reeled off two effective runs to put his team on the Trojans' 5, setting up quarterback J. T. Rembert's touchdown scant around the right end to give his team a 6-0 lead.

Rembert then helped extend the lead to 13-0 later in the half, as he connected with halfback Travis Poling for a 15-yard touchdown pass. That would be the game's final score.

* 9-11 boys -- Halfback Chris Yetter scored two touchdowns and ran for an extra point, leading the Columbia Bulldogs to a 21-6 victory over the Howard County Trojans on Sunday.

Quarterback Jeff Carlin began the scoring with a 1-yard run in the second quarter to put the Bulldogs (2-0) ahead 6-0. Yetter then ran in the extra point to make it 7-0.

But in the waning seconds of the first half, Trojans quarterback Lamarr Parrish broke away for a 60-yard touchdown run, narrowing the margin to 7-6.

But in the second half, Yetter took over. He scored on runs of 3 and 15 yards, with Carlin scoring the extra points, to put his team ahead 21-6.

Outstanding on offense were ends Wes Lakenan and Joe Tortella, tackles Jon Duerr and Dorian Long, guards Jeremy Kirsch and Jamar Smith, center D. J. Holston, quarterback Carlin, halfbacks Matt Shourds, Yetter and Aaron Dennis and fullback J. C. Porter.

* 11-13 boys -- In a battle for intra-county bragging rights, the Columbia Bulldogs defeated the Howard County Trojans, 8-0.

The Bulldogs (2-0) found themselves in good position early, after Logan Kasemeyer's brilliant punt return made a score seem imminent. But the Trojans defense, led by Craig Nicholson, Tim Dempsey and Chad Watts, clamped down and stopped Columbia's offense.

After the first half ended in a scoreless tie, however, the Bulldogs then took control.

Their offensive line of Matt Kolb, Matt Teel, Vinnie Rubbo, Paul Duffy and blocking back Gregg Kellett dominated play, laying the groundwork for big gains by J. R. Haas and Rodney Rembert, and eventually a tie-breaking touchdown run by Nick Johnson.

The Columbia kicking game was also effective, as center Greg Matusewitch, holder T. J. Welsh and kicker Haas combined for the two-point kick conversion.

The Bulldogs' defense, which now has recorded two straight shutouts, was led by Marcus Davis, the pass pressure of Kellett and Randy Curtain, who had an interception.

Soccer

5 * Under-14 boys -- FC Columbia dropped a 2-0 decision to the Potomac Silver Bullets in a high-intensity National Capital Soccer League Division I game Sunday in Montgomery County.

Both teams had scoring chances in the up-and-down game, but the match was scoreless until the middle of the second half. A flurry by FC Columbia, led by Matt Shapiro, stopper Ryan Pflugrad, midfielder Tim Kaufman and striker Dave Kellogg, failed to produce the equalizer. Potomac added a late insurance goal.

* Under-13 boys -- Despite 13 shots on goal and six corner kicks, the Columbia Blaze settled for a scoreless tie against the Mid-County Missiles in National Capital Soccer League play on Sunday.

Outstanding efforts from defenders Jeff Ebaugh, Andy Hekimian, Terrill Gary and Matt Wallace and midfielders Conor Rector, Kenny Roberts, Patrick Thomas and Robby Falk limited the Missiles to just one shot on goal.

The Blaze's offensive attack was led by Aaron McKinley, T. . Clay, Danny Dworkin, Chris Hemerlein and Daniel Liparini.

* 10-11 girls -- The Centennial Blasters improved to 2-0 over the weekend with a 4-1 win over the Pumas in Soccer Association of Columbia, A League action.

Hope Zelinger and Maggie Via each had two goals and an assist, and Shelley Sinclair chipped in with a pair of assists.

Also playing well for the Blasters on offense were Jenny Zonarich, Caitlin Curran and Tricia Guarneri, and Kathleen Ryan and Megan Houck anchored the defense.

For the Pumas, Kelsey Cronin scored the lone goal; Ashley Hudak and Heather Romich also played well.

* Under-13 girls -- The Columbia Connection opened its fall season in the Washington Area Girls Soccer League with a 2-1 win over D.C. Stoddard and a 3-1 loss to the Gunston Soccer Club.

Striker Kristen Dinisio scored twice in the win, with an assist from Jevne Reid. Shauna Gleason scored unassisted in the second game.

All three are new to travel ball this season.

On defense, the hard play of Syrita Simpkins and goalie Liz Fisher helped preserve the win.

* 12-14 girls -- In a hard-fought game, the Bays and Sting played to a 2-2 tie Saturday in the Western Howard County Youth Soccer League.

Julie Everett played well in goal for the Bays, and teammates Meghann Francis and Heather Sutherland scored to lead the offense.

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