This Weekend In County Football

September 16, 1994|By Rick Belz, Glenn P. Graham, Lem Satterfield


Centennial (1-0) at South Carroll (1-0)

Time: 7:30

Outlook: Centennial was impressive in its season debut, handling Catonsville, 40-12, last Friday. Centennial RB Robbie Hauff rushed for 172 yards on 32 carries and scored two touchdowns against Catonsville. Centennial gained 373 yards on offense. South Carroll surprised Wilde Lake, 35-7, Saturday. A 29-point first half made things easy for the Cavaliers. Tom Lapato caught a 43-yard touchdown pass from Tom Luster on the Cavaliers' first drive and later returned one of his two interceptions 45 yards for another score.

Glenelg (0-1) at North Carroll (0-1)

Time: 7:30

Outlook: RB Mike Deming rushed for 139 yards on 32 carries and scored twice in Glenelg's 22-14 loss to Liberty last week. He and quarterback Sean Lookingbill are two of just three starters back from last season's 8-2 team. North Carroll stayed close with Francis Scott Key for a half last week -- trailing 3-0 at intermission -- before falling 17-0. The Panthers held the Key running game to 55 yards in the first half, but gave up 217 in the second half.

Milford Mill (1-0) at No. 10 Howard (1-0)

Time: 7:45 p.m.

Outlook: Howard cruised past Parkville, 41-8, in its opener last week, led by QB DaLawn Parrish. Parrish, a preseason All-America honorable mention, rushed for two touchdowns in the Lions' season-opening 41-8 victory over Parkville. Under coach Robert Mehno, the Millers have done a complete turnaround, having gone from 0-10 in 1992 to 7-4 and a playoff berth last year. Carlos Pearson (254 yards, two touchdowns) shone in Milford Mill's season-opening, 16-0 shutout of Mount Hebron.

Tomorrow Linganore (0-1) at No. 15 Oakland Mills (1-0)

Time: 1

Outlook: Oakland Mills beat Edgewood, 28-0, last week. Jake Daft (733 yards rushing last season) and Lang Wethington (565 yards rushing) key the backfield. Daft ran for 109 yards and two touchdowns last week. Junior QB Irving Conwell completed eight of 12 passes for 143 yards and a touchdown against Edgewood, and Sam Smith caught a touchdown pass and had two interceptions. Fardan Carter, a sophomore running back, might be the fastest player in the county with a 4.4-second clocking in the 40-yard --. Linganore lost its opener, 34-10, to Allegany. The Lancers are rebuilding from an 8-2 team last season. After years of fielding teams that featured a powerful running game, the Lancers now have turned to the run-and-shoot offense.

Liberty (1-0) at Atholton (1-0)

Time: 1:30

Outlook: Atholton beat Northeast, 27-5, last week as QB Jamie Burford passed for 207 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another. Split end Mike Radford caught two touchdown passes. Liberty returns to Howard County where it opened the season with a 22-14 win against Glenelg Saturday. The win matches the Lions' total output of a year ago. Last week the running game piled up 230 yards on 32 carries. RBs Brandon Scarborough and Terry Rheubottom are the key backs. Scarborough led Carroll County in rushing last year with 796 yards, and Rheubottom wasn't far behind with 651 yards.

Wilde Lake (0-1) at Riverdale Baptist (1-0)

Time: 2

Outlook: Wilde Lake lost last week to South Carroll, 35-7, thanks in part to five Wildecat turnovers. Last season Wilde Lake beat Riverdale Baptist, 28-20. RB Allan Anderson, who ran for nearly 200 yards last season, is expected to be a key for the Wildecats. He had a 67-yard touchdown run last week. The Wildecats are struggling at quarterback. Last week Tony DeSantis started but Dante Benning finished for coach Doug DuVall. Riverdale Baptist beat McDonough, 18-13. The Crusaders have a new coach -- Carl Shoffler. Three transfers -- QB Rick Austin (Bladensburg), FB Carlos Bailey (Parkdale) and RB Sean Howard (Parkdale) -- make up the backfield for the Crusaders. Howard and Austin combined for a 32-yard scoring play in the fourth quarter to beat McDonough.

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