Football* 75-pounders -- The Buccaneers improved their...


October 05, 1993|By John Harris III and Steven Kivinski


* 75-pounders -- The Buccaneers improved their record to 4-0 with a nail-biting 8-6 victory Saturday over the Gambrills-Odenton Recreation Council Wildcats.

Britt Mitchell scored the touchdown for the Buccaneers in the first quarter on a pitch from quarterback Corey Reina and then Mitchell kicked what proved to be the game-winner, a two-point conversion.

The Wildcats narrowed the margin in the second quarter on a 4-yard touchdown run but their one-point conversion pass failed.

With their offense struggling, the Buccaneers' defense took over and helped protect the lead. Leading the way defensively for the Buccaneers were Billy Scollian, who caused a fumble and recorded nine tackles, and Patrick Rice (five tackles). Other defensive standouts for the undefeated Buccaneers were Steve Yaruta, Todd Nelson, Eddie Dolch, Andere Sears and Mike Mahon.

Dolch paced the Buccaneers on offense with 16 carries for 97 yards, and Mitchell added 89 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries.

Clearing the way for Dolch and Reina -- and providing protection for Reina -- were offensive linemen Steve Hayes, Silas Arce, Jason McDonald, Drew Ward, Cori Steward, Ryne Curry and Kevin Crowder.

The Buccaneers will celebrate their homecoming this Saturday with a 10:30 a.m. matchup with the Brooklyn Park Broncos.

The Andover Apaches stayed unbeaten on Saturday with a 36-6 win over the Brooklyn Park Broncos.

Cory Murphy ran for touchdowns of 25 and 12 yards and caught a 9-yard touchdown from T. J. Himmel. Bradley Holbrook and Jason Volker had 43- and 41-yard touchdown runs, respectively, and Darius Johnson scored on a 16-yard run for the 4-0 Apaches.

Opening the holes for the running backs were Ryan Dogget, George Lebou, Red Anuszcwski, David Maurath, Bill Denford and Jimmy Rupert. Speedy Gayles and Cory Taylor led the defensive unit.

* 90-pounders -- The Pasadena Chargers fell to 3-1 Saturday with 6-0 loss to the Severn Savages at Severn's Danza Field.

"The defense on both teams was the key to the game," said Chargers coach Tim Edwards.

Severn's receiving team took the opening kickoff to its own 40-yard line, where the offense took over. Tackles by Pasadena's Spike Stinchcomb and Marcus Jones worked to hold the Savages when a fumble by the Savages was recovered by Pasadena.

The Chargers' offense took the field but was unsuccessful against Severn and lost the ball on downs.

A 2-yard quarterback keeper by Damien Eldridge gave the Savages the only score of the game. A tackle by the Chargers' Brian "Sandman" Sanders stopped the extra-point attempt.

Once again the Chargers took possession of the ball but were unable to make a first down.

Tackles by Chargers Keith Ford, Mike Way and Danny Fitzgerald worked to slow down the Savages' advance. Penalties worked against Severn when a 20-yard touchdown run by Kelvin Collins was called back for clipping.

The Chargers' defense kicked in and held the Savages, who then lost the ball on downs seconds before the end of the first NTC half.

Pasadena's Scott Duncan returned the second-half kickoff for 20 yards, but the Chargers, unable to get through the Savages' defensive line, couldn't make the first down. Severn regained possession but back-to-back tackles by Marcus Jones pushed the Savages back 13 yards and Pasadena took control of the ball.

Early in the fourth quarter, Pasadena made its only first down of the game but still failed to score and the ball went to Severn.

A fumble by Severn was recovered by Pasadena. Runs by Fitzgerald and Duncan moved the ball down the field, but an incomplete pass attempt to Sanders was the last chance for the Chargers' offense.

Severn's Eldridge and Collins began a final move to the goal, but tackles by Chargers Allen Nolan and A. J. Perrin slowed their advance.

Pasadena will welcome the Andover Apaches at the Chargers' homecoming, 1 p.m. Saturday at Lake Waterford.

Severn will visit Maryland City for an 8 p.m. game Friday.

Jimmy Richardson's three touchdowns led the Andover Apaches a 32-6 defeat of the Brooklyn Broncos this past weekend.

Eric Pinckney scored a touchdown to go with two extra points, and quarterback Bryan Hall hooked up with Mike Haynie on a 15-yard scoring pass.

Justin Rose provided the Apaches with a strong kicking game, and the defense was led by Don Jacobs, who intercepted a pass tipped by teammate Matt Norwood, and Kevin Mitchell, who recovered a fumble.

Keontae Ballard rushed for 100 yards on five carries for three touchdowns in the Gambrills Odenton Recreation Council's 42-6 win over the Riviera Beach Bucs.

Ballard's touchdowns covered 42, 27 and 26 yards. Jerome Coats finished the game as his team's second leading rusher with 72 yards on two touchdown runs (48 and 29 yards).

Colin Morse hit Floyd Henson with a 33-yard scoring pass, as Morse finished the game with 52 yards passing, completing all three attempts. Henson also rushed for 21 yards on three attempts.

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