FootballThe Sykesville Raiders prepped for Sunday's...


November 16, 1993|By Mike Nortrup


The Sykesville Raiders prepped for Sunday's Carroll County Football League Super Bowl by sweeping four games in the final weekend of the regular season.

The Raiders' 9-and-under, 10-and-under and 11-and-under teams all finished in first place in their respective divisions and will appear in the Super Bowl.

But perhaps their most important win was the 13-14 team's 33-0 shutout of North Carroll. The victory kept it tied with Arbutus for the Division I lead at regular season's end.

The two squads, both 7-2, meet in a playoff tonight at Westminster to determine which will face Reisterstown in the post-season classic.

Trey Johnson, John O'Donnell, Tim Stevens, Matt Deuchler and Ken Clark scored the Raiders' touchdowns in the 13-14 contest.

In the 10-and-under division, the Raiders took the title on the final day of the regular season by blanking Westminster, 13-0.

The two had been tied for the lead in the four-team loop with 7-1 records entering Saturday's showdown.

Both had already clinched spots in the Bowl.

The Raiders hit the Westminster end zone on their first two possessions of the game. Quarterback Jeremiah Poehlman scored on a 5-yard keeper play, and Greg Garry ran in the extra point, to give the Raiders a 7-0 early lead.

Poehlman had kept the 55-yard scoring drive going with a 13-yard completion to B. J. Law. That third-and-8 play carried to the Wildcats 12-yard line.

On Westminster's next possession, Steve McKenzie blocked a punt and the Raiders recovered on the Wildcats' 30. Garry later ran 5 yards for Sykesville's second touchdown and the game became a defensive struggle thereafter.

Westminster was never able to penetrate the Raiders' 20-yard-line.

Tackles Steve McKenzie and Andrew Masarose keyed the Sykesville defense. Offensive linemen Sean Baker, Billy Starr and C. G Gamber did an excellent blocking job for Sykesville.

Sykesville's 9-and-under squad completed an unbeaten and unscored-upon regular season by blanking North Carroll, 13-0.

Quarterback Mike Law, on a key block by right tackle Tom Maholchic, ran 15 yards around right end to put Sykesville (9-0) ahead just before halftime. Law also ran in the extra point to

make it 7-0.

Matt Eder's 8-yard third-quarter run culminated a 40-yard drive for the Raiders' second touchdown. Dustin Lippert and Nick Sargent each recovered two fumbles for the winners.

The strong Sykesville defense, which has allowed only six first downs this year, recovered six fumbles in the game.

Sykesville beat North Carroll, 24-14, in the 11-and-under game.

Mark Bastress' 40-yard touchdown pass to Carl Lowery gave the 7-1 Raiders the early lead. Donnell Rheubottom's first of three two-point conversion kicks made it 8-0.

Calvin Stacey's 75-yard scoring -- and the two-point conversion

upped the lead to 16-0 at halftime.

Justin Raynor's 2-yard quarterback sneak, and C. J. Snider's extra-point run cut the margin to 16-7 early in the third quarter.

But Stacey ran 50 yards for another Sykesville score, with the conversion making it 24-7. Kenny Sears' 5-yard off-tackle run, and Snider's extra-point plunge closed the scoring for North Carroll.

North Carroll Soccer In a pair of hair-raising championship games, Sunshine Child Development and Towne Pride captured post-season titles in the local rec league.

After playing to a 1-1 regulation-time tie with Funtimes Partyland, Sunshine Child Development won the shootout, 6-5, to take the under-12 title.

Shawn Frank scored Sunshine's goal in regulation.

Sunshine had beaten Pizza Garden, 3-1, in the semifinals. Mark Campbell scored twice for the winners and Frank scored once. Jason Werner had Pizza Garden's goal.

Funtimes qualified for the under-12 finals by winning a shootout of its own.

It took that overtime event, 3-0 over Westminster Bank and Trust after the two squads had battled to a scoreless tie during regulation.

In another championship game shootout, Towne Pride edged Long-Foster, 5-4, to win the under-14 crown. The two had tied, 2-2 after regulation.

Regis D'Angelo had the winners' goals while Zach Maloff and Sean Dukehart scored for Long-Foster.

Towne Pride prepped for the finals by blasting Dean's Restaurant, 8-2.

Matt Bohager, Matt Alban and Pat Winemiller each scored twice for Towne Pride. Andy Miller and Greg Horner each added a goal for the winners.

Asa Smith and Derek Fish scored for Dean's.

the under-10 championship Uniform Graphix topped North Carroll Physical Therapy, 2-0. Ryan Koch and J. T. Potter scored the winners' goals.

The champs had qualified by winning a shootout over Masimore Contractors. After Jason Thayer's goal gave Uniform Graphix a 1-1 tie in regulation, it won the shootout, 4-2, to take the title.

North Carroll Physical Therapy blanked Main Street Photographics, 3-0, in its semifinal. Kyle Reese scored twice and Sean Hare once for North Carroll.

Mason-Dixon Men's Soccer The Westminster Wolves improved their record to 6-4 with a 4-1 verdict over Frederick.

Chuck Breidenbach, who had two scores, hit a second-half goal to break a 1-1 tie. Carlos Bedoya and Ed DeVincent also scored for the Wolves.

Ed DeVincent had two assists and Mike DeVincent and Joe Petrocino each added one.

In a recent game, Westminster fell to first-place Mercersburg, Pa., 4-2.

Keith Russell and Ed Devincent scored for the Wolves.

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