Howard's Smith expected to attend Delaware State

February 02, 1994|By Rick Belz | Rick Belz,Sun Staff Writer

Guy Smith of Howard High is scheduled to sign a letter of intent today to attend Delaware State University next fall on a full athletic scholarship.

Smith, a Baltimore Sun first-team All-Metro selection at running back, rushed for 1,000 or more yards two straight seasons for the Lions, who this season won their first county championship since 1975.

The tailback rushed for 1,119 yards and scored 15 touchdowns in leading the Lions to a 9-2 record.

His best game was against three-time defending state Class 1A champion and defending county champion Wilde Lake, when he rushed for 210 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries.

He holds a school record with 36 career touchdowns and has 2,835 career rushing yards.

Smith, 5 feet 11 and 195 pounds, also played middle linebacker, where he was the defensive captain. He made 38 tackles and recovered two fumbles.

He runs the 40-yard -- in 4.5 seconds and bench-presses 360 pounds.

"They told us he was their No. 1 recruit at running back," Howard coach John Quinn said. "They have a running offense so he fits their needs."

Indoor track rescheduled

Howard County's indoor track championships were rescheduled from last Friday to this afternoon at Baltimore's Fifth Regiment Armory.

The Oakland Mills boys are favored to repeat as county champs with strong competition expected from Centennial. Glenelg and Hammond are expected to battle for the girls title.

Stunning comebacks

The Glenelg boys basketball team staged one of the best rallies of the season last Saturday against Howard.

The Gladiators trailed by seven points with 49 seconds left to play before winning in overtime, 77-75.

"We kept fouling them and they kept missing," Glenelg coach Klaude Krannebitter said about Howard in the final 49 seconds.

Glenelg trailed by five points with 32 seconds left and Howard missed a one-and-one. Glenelg missed a couple of three-point attempts before finally sinking a two-pointer, and with seven seconds left the Gladiators trailed by three points.

"We went to man-to-man pressure defense and Howard called a timeout with five seconds left," Krannebitter said. "Then they took too long throwing it in, and we got the ball back and Kevin Curtin hit a three to tie it."

In overtime Glenelg's James McKenney scored six points on two baskets and two free throws. The free throws sealed it with six seconds left.

Glenelg (8-5, 2-3) returned to action Monday and lost by four points to Hammond, but again staged a late, great comeback. The Gladiators trailed by nine points with two minutes left but cut it down to two.

"We missed a one-and-one, then got a jump ball but traveled and when we fouled, Hammond hit their free throws so we lost by four," Krannebitter said.

Eagles come to life

Just when they looked finished with an 0-3 league record, the Centennial boys basketball team has come to life.

bTC First, the Eagles convincingly defeated Wilde Lake Saturday on the road, 66-54.

Dave Hudson (21 points) and Kurt Weitzel (14 points) were most impressive in that one. Then they came back with an equally surprising 68-51 win at Howard.

"Howard was beating us 7-0 and we weren't playing well," Centennial coach Jim Hill said. "I didn't know it but Weitzel and Hudson had both been sick in between games. We were down 29-26 at halftime and Weitzel wasn't sharp like he was against Wilde Lake.'"

But the Eagles eventually got control in pulling away for the win.

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