Harford County Team-by-team Capsules

September 09, 1994|By John W. Stewart

Aberdeen Eagles

1993 record: 6-4. Coach: Kevin Reilly

Top players: Terrance Washington, Sr., QB/DB; Nate Stewart, Sr., T; Paul Gasdia, Sr., C/DL; Eric Morgan, Sr., T; Pete Ford, Sr., FB/LB; Gene Norton, Sr., TE/LB; Keith Marshall, Jr., RB/DB; Doug Gordon, Jr., WR/DB; Earl Tuttle, Jr., G; Dondre Gilliam, Jr., RB.

Outlook: This is a young team, with only six seniors projected as starters, five of them linemen/linebackers. The other is three-year quarterback starter Washington. A major improvement is in the numbers, as nearly 90 players are in the program. Team strengths are a big and experienced offensive line, good team speed and good athletes at the skill positions. There is a lack of depth, so the better players will have to play both ways. There is, however, potential among the underclassmen, but they lack game experience.

Bel Air Bobcats

1993 record: 6-4. Coach: Bruce Riley

Top players: Tony Belcastro, Sr., QB; Mike Deal, Sr., WR; Matt Christ, Sr., OT; Chris Siplin, Sr., SB; Pat Barrett, Sr., SB; Steve Selvage, Sr., NG; Mike Ballard, Sr., DT; Jeremy Chavers, Sr., DT; Brad Abel, Sr, LB; Jason Smith, Sr., LB; Matt Birth, Sr., DB; Frank Carico, Sr., LB.

Outlook: A mostly new offensive line holds the key for the season. The players will have to learn to work together and develop a cohesiveness, enabling veteran Belcastro to run the offense effectively. Gone are RBs Terry Vail and Dick Barwick, who together accounted for more than 1,800 yards, so the team's success will depend more on an ability to sustain drives. The defense is expected to be a strength. The Bob

cats won six of their last seven games last season, and the spirit and attitude this generated are back, even if some of the players are not.

C. Milton Wright Mustangs

1993 record: 10-2. Coach: Steve Harward

Top players: Zeke Johnson, Sr., T; Todd Strasavich, Sr., T; Noah Toly, Sr., OC/DE; Jim Greene, Sr., OG/DT; John Terrill, Sr., OT/DE; Will Hanks, Sr., OG/DT; David Levengood, Sr., OC/DE; lTC Corey Robinson, Sr., FB/CB; Rich Juergenson, Sr., FB/LB; Todd Behler, Jr., RB/DB; Duane Fisher, Jr., QB; Ted May, Jr., TE/LB; Nick Jacovitte, Jr., RB; Pete Fountain, Jr., RB; Jon Judy, Jr., SE/DB.

Outlook: The lines should be a strength, with three experienced two-way players in the 280-300-pound range. However, with only four starters on offense and three on defense back from last year's playoff team, many of the positions are undecided. With this situation, the coaches are looking for depth at all positions.

Edgewood Rams

1993 record: 5-5. Coach: Fred Myers

Top players: Duane Whyte, Sr., QB; Kyle Rose, Sr., T; Mike Brown, Jr., T; Akia Jones, Sr., G; Greg Cherry, Jr., G/LB; James Frye, Sr., C; Kevin Ballentine, Jr., TE; Chris Finlay, Sr., RB; Mike Moore, Jr., RB; Reggie Jarvis, Jr., RB; Willie Pass, Jr., WR; John Cephalis, Sr., LB; Steve Minton, Sr., DB; E. J. Anderson, Sr., LB; Alex Garcia, Jr., DB; Carlos Putney, Soph., FB/LB.

Outlook: First-year coach Myers has an offense that is expected to be stronger than the one that was shut out four times last year. It should be the strength of this team, with newcomers expected to supply much of the talent. At the same time, a lot of work has gone into trying to turn around a defense that yielded an average of more than three touchdowns a game last year.

Fallston Cougars

1993 record: 8-2. Coach: Dave Cesky

Top players: Derek Crume, Sr., RB/DB; Mike Levy, Soph., G/LB, Matt Mawhinney, Sr., C; Jim Pappas, Sr., T; Marshall Pinnell, Sr., TE; Mark Rhoten, Jr., FB/LB; Chuck Shaw, Sr., QB; Rick Shearer, Sr., WR; Matt Sutphin, Soph., RB.

Outlook: The offensive line appears to be the strength of this squad, as sophomore Sutphin is the only holdover starter in the backfield, and there are just two senior starters on defense. The team was able to move the ball in its scrimmages, but too much talent was lost off last year's 8-2 county runner-up to expect much more than a break-even year.

Havre de Grace Warriors

1993 record: 2-8. Coach: Tom Marron

Top players: Ardia White, Sr., RB; John Clark, Sr., G; Jeff Brochu, Sr., E; Matt Caine, Sr., T; Jack Donaldson, Sr., WR; Billy Jackson, Jr., QB; Mike Wood, Jr., RB; Ben Neades, Jr., T.

Outlook: With only 19 players on the squad, there will be many pulling two-way duty. There is, however, some size among the linemen, and Jackson is a returning starter.

John Carroll Patriots

1993 record: 2-8. Coach: Gerry Gray

Top players: Shawn McNulty, Sr., C/DE; Luke Seegar, Sr., RB/LB; Shane Gray, Sr., RB/DB; Bill Lort, Jr., RB; Chris Furst, Sr., QB/DB; Lenny Parrish, Jr., G/T; Chad Boutin, Jr., G/T; Steve Stewart, Jr., T; Chris Trumpeter, Jr., T; Ryan Stangle, Jr., WR/DB.

Outlook: There are great offensive expectations, with some talented runners behind a veteran line. New quarterback Furst has blended in well. Solid off-season work has players confident they can improve on last year's record.

Joppatowne Mariners

1993 record: 8-4. Coach: John Kling

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