Warriors too much for Patriots Football

September 24, 1993|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,Staff Writer

Patapsco came to Woodlawn on the heels of a 28-26 come-from-behind victory over Northeast. It was its second win against one loss, surpassing last year's win total in a 1-9 season.

But the confidence gained from the two wins couldn't prepare the Patriots (2-2, 0-2) for the Warriors and their 5-foot-10, 160-pound junior quarterback Keion Carpenter.

Carpenter passed for 161 yards and three touchdowns and rushed five times for 64 yards as Woodlawn (4-0, 3-0) racked up 333 yards of offense in yesterday's 38-0 Baltimore County 4A-3A league victory.

"We just couldn't compete with his speed," said Patapsco coach Al Bennetta. "My cornerback is a 10th-grader, and I backed him up five yards a couple of times, but he said he never even saw No. 7 [Carpenter] go by."

Carpenter (8 of 16) threw for touchdowns of 55, 24 and 23 yards, going 4-for-4 in the second half.

The Warriors led 16-0 at halftime. But in a six-play, 68-yard drive -- capped by Kevin Charles' 3-yard scoring run that made it 22-0 -- Carpenter completed passes of 24 and 22 yards to Alphonzo Darby and Carlton Wheeler, respectively.

A 13-yard Carpenter run to the Patapsco 3 set up Charles' score, and Carpenter's conversion run made it 24-0. It was 32-0 with five minutes left in the third period after a 55-yard strike to Darby and Chris Lyles' conversion run.

"I'm a threat with the pass and also the run," said Carpenter, who accounted for 110 of the Warriors' 144 yards in the first half. "We opened them up by going short, short and short, then we'd come back with the big bomb."

Reserve quarterback Mike Workman scored the Warriors' final touchdown on a 3-yard run with 10 minutes left in the game.

"This was a good game for us. A lot of people got to play and it picks up the confidence a little," said first-year coach Brian Scriven, whose Warriors face Parkville, Perry Hall and Randallstown over the next three weeks.

"Parkville's got a good squad. They beat Randallstown [6-0]. We're just trying to earn respect and continue to win," Scriven said. "It's nice to have a passing attack. Now we need to open our running game."

Carpenter found Wheeler (three receptions, 69 yards) for touchdown strikes of 23 and 24 yards in the first and second quarters.

"We saw that their cornerback kept coming up, so we went long," said Carpenter.

The Patriots' running game enjoyed early success before the Warriors closed the gaps, led by defensive end Trevor Walker and linebacker Darryl Mance.

Patapsco running back Eric Shinsky entered the game with 357 yards and three touchdowns, and running mate Dave Willeford entered with 228 yards and a touchdown.

But the Warriors stopped Shinsky for only 52 yards on 14 carries and Willeford for 35 on nine.

"We just stepped the defense up after starting out kind of slow," said Walker. "We've just really started to pick it up in practice."

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