No. 3 Gilman grinds out 21-0 victory over Forest Park D. Biddison's 3 TDs spark ground game

September 25, 1993|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,Staff Writer

At Forest Park yesterday, No. 3 Gilman was without its defensive star, All-Metro senior linebacker Jamie Biddison.

But the Greyhounds' other Biddison, David, sparkled on offense.

David, a 6-foot-1, 200-pound junior who is unrelated to Jamie, rushed 10 times for 163 yards and touchdowns of 7, 44 and 76 yards as the Greyhounds (2-0) blanked the Foresters, 21-0, in a non-league game.

"I had all the blocks and the holes were huge, so it was tough not to get good yardage," said David Biddison, crediting linemen Bill Wilson, Tommy Coleman, David Payne, Than'l Badder and Alex Mueller.

Gilman racked up 271 yards, all but 13 on the ground and mostly up the middle. The Foresters (2-2) were limited to 102 yards.

"[Starters] Mike Allan and Jimmy Zimmerman both pulled up lame early, so we had some third-team tailbacks and fullbacks in there," said Gilman coach Sherm Bristow. "But guys like R. C. Kauffman, in his first year as a back, really stepped up." Kauffman, a junior, had 11 carries for 72 yards.

The Foresters, hoping for a spot in the 2A state playoffs, also was shut out last week, 12-0, by last year's 1A state runner-up Cambridge. Forest Park has No. 1 City, Walbrook, No. 13 Dunbar and No. 11 Patterson on its schedule.

"Last week we slipped and fell down, but we came into this game healthy," said Foresters coach Obie Barnes, whose team is in the 2A East Region with Cambridge, Dunbar and No. 12 Southern-Anne Arundel.

"This team [Greyhounds] just ran all over us, controlling the line of scrimmage and pushing us back all day. Defensively, we arm-tackled and just didn't hit well."

Jamie Biddison, The Baltimore Sun's 1992 All-City Defensive Player of the Year, played briefly yesterday but wasn't needed. He expects to be at full strength in two weeks.

His teammates had five interceptions of Newman Thompson (4-for-12, 69 yards), with pickoffs by Jason Goeller, Matt Wise and Mike Kim setting up David Biddison's scores. Zimmerman and Luke Suchy had the other interceptions.

Thompson (26 yards rushing), who entered the game with 202 passing yards and two touchdowns, running back Robert Arthur (310 rushing, three touchdowns) and receiver James Heath run the 40 in 4.5 seconds. Yet the Greyhounds contained the trio, limiting Arthur to 19 yards on 10 carries.

Goeller returned his first-quarter interception 10 yards to the Forest Park 30. Nine plays later, Biddison went over from 7 yards. Mike Allan's kick made it 7-0 with 4:16 left in the first period.

In the second quarter, Matt Wise returned his interception 15 yards to the Foresters' 49. Two plays later, Biddison sprinted 44 yards, breaking four tackles. It was 15-0 with 8:14 left in the half after Mark Cornes' conversion pass to Zimmerman.

Two plays after Kim's interception, Biddison broke down the Gilman sideline, nearly being tackled at the 10 before crossing the end zone with 1:02 left in the third quarter.

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