Football* The Sykesville Raiders won three of four games...


November 23, 1993|By Mike Nortrup


* The Sykesville Raiders won three of four games in Saturday's Carroll County Football League Super Bowl in Westminster.

The Raiders beat Reisterstown, 20-0, in 9-and-under; Westminster, 6-0, in 10-and-under; and North Carroll, 31-0, in 11-and-under.

But Reisterstown stopped Sykesville's bid for a sweep, with a 26-6 victory in the 13-14 contest.

In the opener, Sykesville's 9-and-unders closed out their season unbeaten and unscored on.

Nick Sargent put Sykesville ahead on a first-quarter 2-yard touchdown plunge. Jon Bruce had kept this 40-yard scoring drive alive on the previous play, when he raced 17 yards to the

Mustangs' 2.

Tackle Dustin Lippert helped preserve the 6-0 lead by throwing Mustangs runners for losses on three occasions in the first half.

In the second half, Matt Eder and Bruce, on 5- and 10-yard runs, respectively, scored Sykesville's other touchdowns.

Nick Sargent ran in the two points-after touchdown.

Raiders offensive center and defensive tackle David Reynolds received the game's most valuable player award from the Reisterstown coach because of his excellent line play. Reynold's strong up-the-middle blocking set up Sykesville's running game. defense, he made numerous tackles and recovered a fumble.

The Raiders' 9-and-unders allowed only one first down in the game, and seven for the year.

The Sykesville-Westminster Wildcats' 10-and-under game was easily the day's most exciting, although its lowest-scoring. And, like many defensive struggles, it was decided on a single break.

In this case it was a bad snap to the punter that Sykesville recovered and converted into the game's only score.

The Wildcats penetrated to the Sykesville 32 in the first quarter, but the Raiders' Brandan Eckes stopped a fourth-down running play for a 5-yard loss to end the drive.

Greg Garey recovered a fumble at the

Westminster 32 in the second quarter, but Sykesville was unable to move the ball.

Westminster's Rafe Bridges and Steve Howard were excellent defensively in the half, throwing Sykesville ball carriers for big losses.

Sykesville's Jeremiah Poehlman fell on a bad snap from center to Wildcats punter Justin Janowitz in the third quarter. Given the ball on the Westminster 27, Sykesville quickly mounted its only effective offensive spurt of the day.

Quarterback Poehlman hit B. J. Law with a 16-yard pass and later ran the last 7 yards himself. Poehlman was named the game's most valuable player.

Down 6-0, Westminster began to move late in the game, after getting the ball on downs at Sykesville's 42. Two runs by Dwayne Magruder and quarterback Collin Angell's 7-yarder to Corey Chaney moved the ball to Sykesville's 25. But Law sacked Angell on the game's final play to preserve the win.

The Raiders had an easy time in the 11-and-under game, as Carl Lowery, named its most valuable player, scored on three long touchdown runs to key Sykesville's attack.

He broke off a 45-yard touchdown scamper to put Sykesville up 6-0 in the opening quarter.

Calvin Stacey zipped 60 yards down the right sideline on a punt return to make it 12-0 in the second.

Corey Newton bulled 9 yards up the middle to make it 18-0 at halftime. Lowery ran 45 and 75 yards for second-half touchdowns.

Backs Greg McNelly and Steve Suter gained solid yardage on the ground for North Carroll.

The Panthers, though, were unable to move consistently in their efforts to control the ball and keep it away from an explosive Sykesville attack.

The Raiders also jumped ahead against Reisterstown in the final game on the cold, blustery afternoon.

Sykesville's Jason Wilder raced 65 yards to score on the team's first play from scrimmage. But the speedier Mustangs exploded for 21 second-quarter points and stayed in control thereafter.


The Winfield Cavaliers cheerleaders placed first in both the and-under dance phase and the 11-and-under cheering phase in this year's Carroll County Football League Cheerleading competitions.

Heidi Grigsby coached the 9-and-unders and was assisted by Sue Armstrong.

The 9-and-under cheerleaders were Loren Ackmin, Trisha Armstrong, Lauren Boone, Meaghan Dimond, Becky Frey, Megan Gorsuch, Amanda Groft, Katie Harmon, Rebecca Hymiller, Carly Lederer, Laura Nace, Kate Peterson, Megan Ringley, Jessica Ridgeway, Sabrina Rohrer, Ashley Smith and Brittany Woodfield.

Mandy Ackman was the team mascot.

JoAnn Woodfield headed Winfield's champion 11-and-under team and Missy Bennett assisted.

The 11-and-under cheerleaders were Jessica Bahorich, Brandy Barrett, Angela Browning, Kristan Cummins, Jenny Davis, SueEllen Deniker, Kari Griffith, Lisa Guiffre, Katie Johnson, Kelsey Karlosky, Chelsie and Shannel Katz, Rebecca Keegan, Shannon Manger, Amanda Morgan, Tiffany Sersen, Stephanie Shaw, Alyson Rineer, Kristin Underwood, Sara Woodfield and Jessica Zasadzinski.

Winfield's 13-14 team, coached by Laura Logue, placed second in the dance segment.

The Sykesville 9-and-under cheerleaders, coached by Sarah Mandella, placed second in both the cheerleading and dance phases.

The members of that team were Jessica Brown, Hayley Cain, Michelle Corlquist (co-captain), Rachel Carney, Sarah Dougherty, Lis Anne Forsberg, Angela Gamber, Jennifer Honsberger, Amanda Larkin, Kristin Mandella (co-captain), Courtney Martz, Erin Patrick, Angela Richards, Breanna Tivvis and Kelli Walker.

Jamie Newton, a sophomore varsity cheerleader at Liberty High, is trainer for the Sykesville squad.

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