Football* 8-10 boys -- There was only one touchdown scored...

RECREATION ROUNDUP

November 25, 1993|By Rich Scherr

Football

* 8-10 boys -- There was only one touchdown scored in Saturday's Maryland Football Association Pop Warner championship game at Centennial Park.

But for the Columbia Bulldogs, it was enough. Fullback Travis Poling took a handoff and scored from 15 yards out early in the second half to give the Bulldogs a 7-0 win over the Randallstown Panthers for the title.

For head coach Anthony Moore, the team's resurgence in the postseason, after a sometimes shaky regular season, was something to watch.

Said Moore: "To beat Stembridge and Randallstown [in the playoffs] after the trouble they gave us during the season is a real accomplishment."

After a scoreless first half, the Bulldogs (6-2-1) started at their own 30 after a clipping call. But thanks to running backs Ian Green and Travis Irving and a tough offensive line, Columbia moved the ball quickly.

Green's runs of 20 and 15 yards and Irving's burst for 20 put the ball on Randallstown's 15, where Poling then finished the job.

Quarterback J. T. Rembert added the extra point with a run around the right end for the final 7-0 margin.

Columbia's offensive and defensive lines were a big factor throughout the game. Standouts on offense included guards Danny Brown and Bryan Radik, tackles Shawn O'Hara and Wesley Konick and ends Zachary Weir, Marvell Ghoston and Collin Snovell.

Defensively, the team was led by Christopher Via, Andrew Deming, Travis Moore, Brian Hogue, Joseph Riefler, Christopher Doyle, Gregory Smith, Joey Benedetti, Andrew Moffett and William Shepherd.

The championship was the second for Moore, who coached the Bulldogs' 6-8 team to the title in 1990.

Ice hockey

Beginning tomorrow, the Howard County Youth Hockey Club will be the host team for the 1993 Silver Stick Eastern Regional Tournament, featuring 30 A-level youth clubs from Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Virginia.

The three-day tournament will crown Eastern U.S. Regional champions in the Mite (8-and-under), Squirt (9-10), Pee Wee (11-12), Bantam (13-14) and Midget (15-17) divisions. Winners advance to the national finals.

Seven teams from the HCYHC will participate in the tournament, which will take place at the Columbia, Piney Orchard (Odenton) and Benfield Pines (Millersville) ice rinks.

The championship games will be Sunday in Columbia starting at 7 a.m.

In addition to the games, a skills competition will be held at the Columbia Ice Rink at 11:45 a.m. Saturday.

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Note: To submit information for the Howard County Recreation Roundup, call (410) 521-0505.

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