Mount St. Joe hammers Dunbar, 38-26 Michalowicz, Jones lead 367-yard offensive effort

September 07, 1997|By Derek Toney | Derek Toney,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Probably the most anticipated matchup of the first weekend of the season was yesterday's non-league game between Dunbar and Mount St. Joseph, pitting the city's premier public school program vs. the city's top private school.

But whatever excitement there was, it was pretty much gone by halftime as the host and No. 2-ranked Gaels built a 27-6 lead en route to a 38-26 victory over the No. 6 Poets.

Mount St. Joseph junior quarterback Andy Michalowicz ran for two touchdowns and threw for another. Greg Jones rushed for 171 yards on 20 carries.

Michalowicz, who's expected to become the latest in a line of talented quarterbacks developed by Gaels coach Mike Working, only completed three of eight passes for 49 yards, but Jones looked ready to follow in the footsteps of quality Mount St. Joseph running backs such as Archie Wannamaker and Aaron Thompson (Maryland), last year's All-Metro Offensive Player of the Year.

"All the credit goes to the offensive line, they really did the job," said Jones, a 5-foot-5, 165-pound senior. "I just did what the coach told me to do."

Jones, who missed the past two seasons with injuries, had 62 yards in the Gaels' first scoring drive and nine rushes of 10 or more yards as Mount St. Joseph (1-0 ) amassed 367 yards against Dunbar's defense.

Dunbar (0-1), who suffered its first regular-season road loss under Stanley Mitchell, was simply outplayed by Mount St. Joseph and made numerous mental errors.

"The big thing today was we were able to get more kids involved in the offense," said Working. "We want to show that we have more guys that can make plays this year."

Mount Hebron 18, Dundalk 6: Tom Titsworth rushed for 52 yards and scored a fourth-quarter touchdown to lead the host Vikings.

After Dundalk took a 6-0 lead in the first, Jason Morrissey tied the score on a one-yard run three minutes into the game. Tamar Anderson put Mount Hebron ahead for good on a 3-yard touchdown run six minutes into the third quarter.

South Carroll 28, Glenelg 7: Jason Tourangeau rushed 21 times for a 144 yards and two touchdowns as visiting South Carroll won a commanding decision over Glenelg. South Carroll's defense limited Glenelg to five first downs.

Gilman 17, No. 5 City 0: Gilman junior tailback Damien Davis rushed for 132 yards and a touchdown and the host Greyhounds held City All-Met wide receiver Warren Smith to eight yards on two catches

Chisom Opara's 20-yard scoring reception from Ryan Boyle gave the Greyhounds a 10-0 lead in the second quarter, and Davis added a 3-yard touchdown run in the third period.

Gilman (1-0) intercepted three passes and held the ball long enough to run 63 plays and amass 299 total yards.

No. 13 Woodlawn 15, Walbrook 0: Senior fullback Sean Tilley and quarterback Tavon Mason each rushed for 1-yard touchdowns as the host Warriors won their season-opener.

Tilley totaled 75 yards on 15 carries, and senior tailback Antwan Simmons added 75 yards on 13 carries for Woodlawn (1-0).

Pub Date: 9/07/97

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