Catonsville's Davis rushes for state record 411 yards Senior also scores 6 TDs, tying mark, in 42-28 romp

November 02, 1996|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Catonsville's senior running back Ryan Davis shattered the state single-game rushing record yesterday, gaining 411 yards on 26 carries in the Comets' 42-28 victory over Towson.

Davis broke Archie Wannamaker's (Mount St. Joseph) record of 368 yards set last season.

He also scored six touchdowns, one short of the record held by Wannamaker, Mount St. Joseph's Aaron Thompson and Kenwood's Steve Kelley.

Davis scored on runs of 81, 72, 32, 28, 14 and 12 yards. He entered the game with 957 yards on the season, and his performance pushed Catonsville's record to 7-2. Towson fell to 5-4.

St. Mary's 30, Gilman 12: Rashi Reed ran for 133 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries to lead No. 2 St. Mary's to a 30-12 victory over host Gilman in a Maryland Interscholastic Association A Conference game yesterday.

Reed rushed for 99 yards in the second half, as the Saints (7-2, 2-1) outscored Gilman, 27-6, after trailing 6-3 at halftime.

St. Mary's needed just 43 seconds into the second half to seize the lead for good. After Gilman (4-5, 1-3) failed to cover the half's kickoff, St. Mary's Brian Messineo recovered the ball at the Greyhounds' 39-yard line.

One play later, Reed ran down the right sideline -- eluding a hoard of would-be tacklers at the 30 -- for a 38-yard touchdown to put St. Mary's ahead, 10-6.

The Saints then scored touchdowns on their next three possessions to extend their lead to 30-6 with 2: 58 remaining in the game.

Patterson 15, Southwestern 8: Damon Branch rushed 29 times for a 144 yards and a touchdown as No. 3 Patterson (8-1, 7-0) clinched a tie for the 4A City championship with a win over Southwestern (4-5). Devin Jones scored a touchdown and a two-point conversion.

Aberdeen 21, Fallston 0: Andy Gasdia rushed five times for 78 yards and a touchdown, completed four of six passes for 70 yards and a touchdown, and kicked three extra points to lead the No. 4 Eagles (9-0) over visiting Fallston (5-4).

St. Paul's 41, Archbishop Curley 6: Conor Gill passed for 210 yards and three touchdowns on a 10-for-14 effort as No. 11 St. Paul's stayed perfect at 8-0 with a road win. J. R. Sanchez scored three touchdowns.

Hereford 38, Patapsco 0: Carl Yelton rushed eight times for 79 yards and two touchdowns and Jason Murphy added 103 yards and a score on nine carries as the No. 12 Bulls improved to 9-0.

C.M. Wright 28, Northern 6: Adam Bantner rushed for 120 yards and scored two touchdown as the visiting Mustangs (6-3) defeated the No. 13 Vikings (6-3).

Pub Date: 11/02/96

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