Baltimore County Team-by-team Capsules

September 09, 1994|By Lem Satterfield and Derek Toney

Boys' Latin Lakers

1993 record: 3-6. Coach: Drew Haugh

Top players: Tim Berger, Sr., OLB-WR; J. D. Radebaugh, Sr., OLB-WR; John Fuller, Sr., FB-ILB; T. W. Winston, Jr., OT-DT; Ryan Mollett, Soph., RB-WR; Aaron Vercollone, Soph., QB.

Outlook: The Lakers of the MIAA B Conference return seven starters from a team that had a big victory over A Conference foe Calvert Hall last year. In addition, several sophomores are up from a 6-2 junior varsity that beat St. Paul's, Loyola, Calvert Hall and Gilman.

Calvert Hall Cardinals

1993 record: 5-5. Coach: Lou Eckerl

Top players: Nick Murow, Sr., QB; Mike Zito, Sr., OL-DT; Otis Warren, Sr., OT; Mike MacMillan, Sr., G; Peter Baumeister, Sr., NG; Brian Coyle, Sr., CB; Ryan Hartley, Jr., S; Dave Salla, Jr., CB.

Outlook: A talented Calvert Hall squad last year suffered several disappointments, including a loss to Boys' Latin of the MIAA B Conference. But athletic director Eckerl -- in his first season as coach -- promises "we'll have a better year," in the MIAA A Conference. Said Eckerl: "We had a good off-season of weight training and the kids really dedicated themselves."

Catonsville Comets

1993 record: 6-4. Coach: Warren Como

Top players: Nick Wilkens, Jr., RB; Kris Kazmerski, Sr., OT-DT; J. P. McKnais, Sr., C-LB; Akil Harry, Sr., RB-LB; Steve Phipps, Sr., RB-LB; Shawn Horseman, Sr., QB.

Outlook: With a turnout of 75 players and 17 returning starters, the Comets are the early favorite to dethrone Overlea in the 1A-2A league. Wilkens rushed for more than 1,200 yards in his sophomore season and will have a solid line in front of him. The Comets have size and experience and use a ball-control attack

to negate an overall lack of speed.

Chesapeake Bayhawks

1993 record: 8-2. Coach: Rich Zentz

Top players: Ray Jenkins, Sr., LB-FB; Craig Mosier, Sr., OL-DL; Mike Knox, Sr., LB-RB; James Kelley, Sr., RB-DB.

Outlook: The Bayhawks lost eight starters on offense and seven on defense, but Zentz views 1994 as a readjusting, not rebuilding, season. Chesapeake has a solid running back in Kelley and a good crop of athletes. The offensive line has size, but lacks experience. Defensively, Chesapeake will upgrade its 4-3 set.

Dulaney Lions

1993 record: 1-9. Coach: Jeff Mann

Top players: Andy Carroll, Sr., QB; Justin Landman, Sr., WR; John Asquo, FB-LB, Sr.; Ben Cirka, Sr., FB-LB; George Bell, Sr., C-OLB; Matt Pesci, Jr. OG-LB; Chris Vocke, Sr., OT-NG; Mike Rapport, Sr., RB.

Outlook: Mann, a former assistant at Maryland under Joe Krivak, takes over a program that has won only six games over the past three seasons. Sixteen seniors are on the roster and Mann is excited about his team's enthusiasm and work in practice.

Dundalk Owls

1993 record: 4-5. Coach: Ron Shultz

Top players: Jermaine Jenkins, Sr., RB; Damon McCullough, Sr., RB; David Parker, Jr., OL-DL; Russell Robinson, Sr., RB; Anthony Stampollis, Sr, QB-DB; Rob Hartman, Sr., LB; Jared Terry, Sr., RB.

Outlook: The Owls expect to have 32 roster players, up from last year's 23. They have a good group of running backs, but lack overall experience. Dundalk returns only five players from last year, four to start on defense and one on offense.

Eastern Tech Mavericks

1993 record: 5-5. Coach: Bob Ray

Top players: T. J. Stichel, Sr., OL-DL; Rodney Huddler, Sr., OL-DL; Gene Lenzio, Sr., RB-LB; Greg Cruz, Sr., TE-DE; Greg Biggers, Jr., RB.

Outlook: Ray, a longtime assistant, replaces Jim Salters, who retired last season after 25 years. Seven players return, but Eastern Tech was hurt by the transfers of two quarterbacks. Ray said his offensive and defensive lines are the strengths, and he's looking for a big season from Biggers and Lenzio. The Mavericks have only 19 players, and their final three regular-season games are against Perry Hall, Woodlawn and Randallstown.

Franklin Indians

1993 record: 5-5. Coach: Claude Darr

Top players: Chris Demetrakis, Sr., QB; Tyrone McCray, Sr., RB-LB; Kenny Vialva, Soph., RB-LB; Edward Aponte, Sr., SE-LB; Danny Johns, Sr., OL-DL; Mike Hartman, Sr., C-DL; Marc Sommerville, Sr., OT-DL.

Outlook: Ten returnees, including eight starters, compete for the Indians. Franklin appears strong at the skill positions, but it has no depth. The defense is inexperienced but should improve. Darr will have only 22 players, so avoiding injuries is key.

Hereford Bulls

1993 record: 3-7. Coach: Frank Ewing

Top players: Jack Behen, Sr., RB; Roy Collins, Sr., RB; Geoff DeGarmo, Sr., WR; David Glenn, Sr., QB; Darrell Mudd, Sr., WR; Paul Torretta, Sr., TE; Jay Whye, Sr., NG; Glenn Warner, Sr., OG-DT.

Outlook: Thirteen seniors return for Ewing and he thinks his team is prepared to compete in the upper echelon in the 1A-2A league. An opening non-league schedule of St. Paul's, Kent and Mount Hebron will be an indication. A big question for Hereford will be its defensive secondary, which is inexperienced.

Kenwood Bluebirds

1993 record: 6-4. Coach: Greg Fuhrman

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