Severna Pk. still in hunt for playoffs

October 29, 1994|By Rich Scherr | Rich Scherr,Special to The Sun

For 15th-ranked Severna Park, every game is a playoff game.

Said coach Andy Borland: "If we lose one game, it's over for us."

Last night, the host Falcons held on for one more week, racking up 419 yards of offense en route to a 42-25 win over Glen Burnie in an Anne Arundel County 4A League game.

"The kids knew it was a must game," said Borland, "and they played like it."

With the win, Severna Park (6-2) remained in the hunt for a playoff spot in the Class 4A, East Region.

Entering the game, the Falcons sat in fifth place in the region.

Running back Mark Frye led the offense with a career-high 192 yards rushing, with one touchdown rushing and one receiving.

The senior said the incentive of fighting for a playoff spot made the team work harder.

"We came out knowing that if the playoffs were held today we weren't in it," said Frye. "We knew we just had to come out and win."

Frye credited his offensive line for his production.

"They came out really fired up," he said.

"There were some really big holes. When your line is playing that well and your backfield is that good, it's hard to stop."

Glen Burnie, for one, had its problems doing the job.

After taking a 13-12 lead early in the second quarter, the Gophers (4-4) were outscored, 30-12, the rest of the way.

The first half was a series of one big play after another.

The Falcons' Ryan Moore opened the scoring with a 38-yard touchdown run down the left sideline to make it 6-0 with 8:03 left in the first quarter.

The hosts needed just four plays to drive 75 yards. Every run went for at least 8 yards.

After the Gophers tied the game on a 1-yard plunge by Mike Smith, Moore took the ensuing kickoff and raced up the middle through a wall of blockers for an 88-yard touchdown to give his team a 12-6 lead with 4:33 left in the quarter.

But Glen Burnie again came back, this time with a methodical 11-play, 67-yard drive capped by Joe Queen's 3-yard touchdown to take a 13-12 lead -- its only one of the game -- 28 seconds into the second quarter.

For the rest of the half, however, it was all Falcons.

On their next drive, Frye scored on a 52-yard touchdown run, and the Falcons later added a 2-yard score by Jermond Davenport and a two-point conversion pass to make the score 27-13 at the half.

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