Football* 75-pounders -- The Pasadena Chargers picked up...


September 21, 1993|By John Harris III and Steven Kivinski


* 75-pounders -- The Pasadena Chargers picked up their first win of the season with a 32-0 victory over the Anne Arundel Gridiron Rebels last Saturday at Lake Waterford Field.

The Chargers kicked off to the Rebels, who later lost the ball on downs at the Rebels' 48-yard line. Pasadena's offense moved the ball to the 3, and Montae Lawson ran for the touchdown. The extra point attempt failed.

An onside-kick by the Chargers was recovered by Pasadena's Theo Brown. The offense moved in and took the ball to the Rebels' 22-yard line to set up a touchdown run by Lawson. Once again, the extra point attempt failed, and the Chargers led 12-0.

After receiving the kickoff, the Rebels were stopped on downs at their 40-yard line. Pasadena took over and scored on a 35-yard quarterback keeper by Tyler Young. Brandon Napier took the ball over for the extra point.

The second-half kickoff to Pasadena set up an 18-yard touchdown run by Jason Werner. Napier went in for the extra point.

The Chargers once again recovered their onside-kick, but were stopped on downs by the Rebels' defense.

A series of fumbles in the fourth quarter ended with Lawson's recovering for Pasadena and taking the ball to the Rebels' 3-yard line. Brandon Pastorek made the touchdown run as the clock ran out.

Chargers coach Tim Fogle praised the efforts of his defense, which included Matt Harley (five tackles), L.P. Henson (three tackles) and Danny Michaelowicz (three tackles). The Chargers' defense held the Rebels to only one first down.

* 105-pounders -- The Pasadena Chargers revved their ground game against the Anne Arundel Gridiron Rebels in a 27-0 victory Saturday night.

Nick Irving ran for two first-half touchdowns of 23 and 67 yards, respectively. Wade Hall increased the score to 20-0 late in the first half with a short run up the middle.

In the third quarter, Mel Gutherie's 29-yard burst ended the scoring for the Chargers. On defense, Gutherie, Clark Adams and Attavin Carter intercepted a pass each.

Other key defensive players included Ryan Lucas, Wade Hall, Maurice Dorsey, Greg Formwalt, Steve Fountain, Matt Rzeplowski and Irving.

The Chargers will visit Cape St. Claire on Saturday for a 4 p.m. contest.

* 120-pounders -- Cory Atkins crashed into the end zone from 11 yards out in overtime as the Brooklyn Park Broncos (2-0) won their second straight game of the season, 6-0, over Gambrills-Odenton Recreation Council (1-1).

After the Broncos stopped the Wildcats on the first possession of overtime (each team gets a four-down turn from the 10-yard line, and after the equal exchange, the team with the most points wins), the victors lost a yard on two downs before Atkins --ed in on third down.

Robert Langley led the Broncos with 60 yards rushing on 15 carries as the winners totaled 112 yards, but the story was their defense, which held GORC to 28 yards.

"For the second week in a row, our defense was outstanding," Broncos coach Warren Rice said.

Timmy Lathe and Andrew Walengo had six tackles each for the Broncos, and Charles Hedrickson and Langley each had five solo stops.

* 90-pounders -- The Pasadena Chargers brought their record to 2-0 with a 34-0 win over the Anne Arundel Gridiron Rebels (0-2) last weekend at Rebel Field in Glen Burnie.

T. C. Henson returned the opening kick 10 yards for the Chargers, which set up a 50-yard touchdown run by Henson. Henson went in for extra point to make it 7-0.

The Rebels fumbled on the ensuing possession, and the Chargers took advantage.

Quarterback Josh Banks threw to Travis Formwalt, who went 20 yards and was stopped at the Rebels' 8-yard line. Marcus Jones tacked on five yards on a run up the middle to set up a three-yard touchdown sprint by Scott Duncan. Henson went in for extra point to make the score 14-0.

The Rebels were unable to move against the Chargers' defense, and Pasadena took possession on the Rebels' 40-yard line. The Chargers moved steadily, setting up a 2-yard touchdown run by Danny Fitzgerald. The extra point attempt failed, and the first half ended with the Chargers ahead, 20-0.

The Rebels' offense kicked in in the second half when Jason Galloway ran 51 yards for an apparent touchdown, but it was called back for holding penalties. A fumble gave the Chargers the ball again.

Josh Banks went 25 yards on a quarterback sneak to help set up a 3-yard touchdown run by Duncan. The quarterback sneak worked again, as Banks went in for the extra point to make it 27-0.

The fumbles worked against the Rebels, who again lost the ball. Runs by Henson and Matt Way set up a 56-yard touchdown run by Brian Sanders. Way ran for the extra point and the final margin.

Outstanding defensive efforts by the Chargers included six tackles each by David "Spike" Stinchcomb and Mike Way, and five tackles each by James Ratcliff and Scott Duncan. Ted Giunta, Brandon Ripple and Adam Bednar also contributed to the Rebels' defense.

The Chargers will travel to Brooklyn Park to meet the Broncos at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

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