State, county records fall in Knights' romp


September 25, 1996|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF

No. 2 North County's pass-crazy offense set several state and county single-game records in Friday's 40-8 romp over Chesapeake (1-2).

The Knights amassed a state-record 631 yards of total offense (482 passing and 149 yards rushing), eclipsing their own mark of 611 total yards against Severna Park in 1992.

Quarterback Mike Evans had 404 of the 482 passing yards for new county and state individual records. The old mark was 389 by Lake Clifton's Dewayne Washington in 1988. Evans was 24 of 34, with Corey Wright grabbing 13 for 238 yards, both state records.

The 13 receptions (a review of the game films revealed Wright did not have 12 as first reported) tied the state record Arundel's Joe Parker (177 yards) set in the first game this season at Caesar Rodney in Delaware. The old record was 11 by North County's Mike Quarles in 1992 and Brian Maclean of Pallotti, twice in 1984.

City's Dwight Banks had 219 yards in receptions in 1993 for the old record.

Evans had 25 completions (25-for-36, 323 yards) in the season opener at Eleanor Roosevelt, tying him for second in state records with Jason Boseck of Pallotti (1992). North County's Johnny Ray (1990) and Pallotti's Sean Rivers (1986) share the state record (27).

In just three games thus far, Evans is 68-for-105 (65 percent) for an incredible 1,028 yards and 13 touchdown passes. He has cracked the 1,000-yard plateau faster than any other county quarterback in history.


With its 27-12 victory over Severn School (1-1-1) Friday, No. 3 St. Mary's (3-0) claimed its fourth triumph over the rival Admirals in the past five years under coach Brad Best. The two private schools have won five each over the last decade. St. Mary's is holding 50th anniversary and alumni mens and womens lacrosse games on Oct. 5 at AACC.

Legendary Arundel coach and athletic director Steve Carroll, 64, who died of congestive heart failure in August 1985, is among those to be inducted into the Wildcat Hall of Fame Saturday at St. Joseph's Church Hall in Odenton.

Carroll, who liked to say "it's what you contribute, not what you collect," was the major player in attaining salaries for coaches in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Prince Georges, Howard and Frederick counties in 1969. Carroll had coached 21 years without pay, winning 162 baseball games and 112 in soccer. The Anne Arundel County Sports Hall of Fame is adding five on Oct. 24 and, hopefully one year soon, Carroll will be inducted posthumously.

Frank "Jocko" Svoboda, who celebrated birthday No. 70 this summer by organizing his 14th annual county Fall Baseball League, is another who should be in the county Hall of Fame.

Svoboda, a sandlot umpire and Glen Burnie resident for 40 years, coached 15 years in the Baltimore and Anne Arundel area. Hall-of-Famer Al Kaline is among his proteges. More importantly, Svoboda has been a behind-the-scenes ambassador for county high school and summer baseball. Few have done more to promote the county and its kids. Yet he's remained on the Hall's nominated list for a couple years.

To knock down the Hall doors, maybe Jocko will have to bellow, as he still does while umpiring, "A little life, fellas."

Big game

No. 1 St. Mary's (6-0) at No. 3 Severna Park (4-1), 7 p.m. Friday in a field hockey showdown. The host Falcons, whose only loss was to No. 2 Severn ( 4-0-1) by 1-0, need a win to restore their reputation as the county's premier team.

In the ring

Crofton's Alfonzo "2 Good 4 You" Daniels (16-1, five KOs) battles Baltimore's Stanley Braxton (7-1-1, three KOs) in a 10-rounder for the Maryland Super Middleweight Title at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie tomorrow night. The Daniels-Braxton scrap is the main event on Ballroom Boxing's six-bout pro card, which co-features Beethavean Scottland (11-1-1) and Bernice "The Heat" Barber (12-4-1) in a 10-round middleweight bout. "Scottland and Barber could be the best fight we've ever had at Michael's," said promoter Scott Wagner. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Pub Date: 9/25/96

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