Patterson beats Lake Clifton, 40-8


October 21, 1994

Ryan Lewis rushed for a season-high 245 yards and scored four touchdowns as top-ranked Patterson rolled to a 40-8 victory yesterday at Lake Clifton.

The outcome clinched a second straight city 4A League title for the Clippers (7-0, 5-0), who face a major test to their hopes of an unbeaten regular season next week at home against No. 5 City (7-0).

Lake Clifton (4-3, 4-2) had only one productive drive against a Clipper defense sparked by linebackers Joe Mechlinski (15 tackles) and Duane Simmons (14 tackles, one interception).

Lewis had three runs of 48 or more yards, two for touchdowns. "My line protected my way all day," Lewis said. "If it wasn't for them, I wouldn't have gotten what I did. After I got clear, I got some yards on my own, but the line was the big factor."

The performance pushed Lewis over 1,000 yards rushing (1,031) and gave him 21 touchdowns for the season, 17 by running.

"The city title was our first goal," Lewis said. "Now we want to stay No. 1 and win the state. So, we're going to be ready for City, too."

"The plan was to emphasize the running game and play hard-nosed football," said Clipper coach Roger Wrenn, who took a water dousing afterward.

The Clippers amassed 398 yards on the ground and attempted only two passes, completing one.

"They were tough and took it to us, so they didn't have to throw," Laker coach Dave White said. "We're better than we showed. We just didn't stop them."

Poly 31, Northern 0

Martin Prosper had two touchdowns and 153 yards receiving to lead No. 3 Poly (6-1) over visiting Northern

(4-3). Randall Beaman paced the Engineers with 73 yards rushing.

City 26, Northwestern 20

Michael Johnson threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Warren Smith with 20 seconds left to lead No. 5 City (7-0) past visiting Northwestern (0-6).

Havre de Grace 14, J. Carroll 10

Billy Jackson threw a 9-yard pass to Jack Donaldson with 6:40 remaining as visiting Havre de Grace (6-1) defeated John Carroll (2-5).

Edmondson 28, Mervo 0

Michael Gamble threw two touchdown passes leading Edmondson (5-2) past visiting Mervo (1-6).

David Merritte, Charles Wilson and Delanti Gaines scored for the Redskins.

Southern-B 39, Southwestern 0

Andre Scott rushed for 318 yards and three touchdowns, leading visiting Southern-B (2-5) past Southwestern (0-7).

E9 Brian Kennedy scored two touchdowns for the Bulldogs.

Walbrook 6, Carver 0

Norris Johnson scored on a 45-yard touchdown run with 2:35 left to lead Walbrook (2-5) past visiting Carver (2-5). Jovan Stanley had 12 tackles to lead the Warriors defense.

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