Calvert Hall powers to win, 43-26 Cards dominate Southern in battle of unbeatens

September 27, 1997|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF

Southern-Anne Arundel coach Russ Meyers has a game film that won't be readily available in video stores, at least not to Bulldog opponents in the weeks to come. It's a tape he may erase.

"They certainly pointed out some glaring weaknesses, more so than the other teams we had played," said the third-year Southern coach. He was referring to last night's game with Calvert Hall, which he said, "gave us an old fashioned butt-whipping."

No. 14-ranked Calvert Hall invaded No. 15 Southern in a match-up of 3-0 teams, and the visitors put on a power-rushing clinic before leaving Harwood with a 43-26 victory. The Cardinals (4-0) took a 43-12 lead into the final nine minutes before Southern scored a pair of late touchdowns to make it respectable.

Calvert Hall's senior quarterback, Jason Bungori, showed his versatility with a touchdown pass, two touchdown runs (3 and 42 yards) and five extra points kicked. Bungori's ball handling was outstanding in guiding an offense that totaled 401 yards, 315 on the ground.

The Cards' Chad Parsons led all rushers with 94 yards and two touchdowns (1 and 2 yards) on 18 carries, and fellow junior Mike Dison ran 77 on 13 tries.

"That's our game -- run a lot and throw a little bit to keep the other team off guard," said Hall coach Lou Eckerl. "Danny [Bungori] has really stepped up -- been very smart on his decisions, throwing the ball out of bounds when he should and not throwing interceptions [5-for-12, no interceptions], and he can run."

Calvert Hall served notice early that it was going to control the ball and the game. The Cards had the football 10 of the first 12 minutes and built a 14-0 lead.

For openers, Bungori marched the Cards 51 yards in nine plays for seven points. Troy Brown's 3-yard smash capped the drive.

Southern answered with a 48-yard kickoff return by Antwon Jones, but Mack recovered Southern quarterback Randy Salisbury's fumble at the Calvert Hall 18. The Cards then marched 82 yards with Parsons scoring the first of his two touchdowns.

A seven-play, 65-yard drive by the Bulldogs with Cervante Washington scoring on a 14-yard run early in the second period pulled the home team back to 14-6.

Another fumble by Southern at midfield led to the Hall's final score of the half. A well-executed screen pass from Bungori to Greg Smoot for 19 yards gave the Cards a first and goal at the 6.

Parsons crashed over from the 2 on third down with 19 seconds left and Bungori's kick made it 21-6 at intermission.

Bungori ran for both his touchdowns in the third period, from 3 and 42 yards, building a 36-12 lead. Smoot made it a 43-12 margin early in the final period, taking a 33-yard pass from Bungori.

Meade 21, Old Mill 20: Tanardo Sharpes carried 27 times for 205 yards to lead the host Mustangs (1-3) past the Patriots (2-2).

Severna Park 34, Glen Burnie 21: Greg Korwek completed 11 of 20 passes for 276 yards and four touchdowns to lift the host Falcons (3-1) over the Gophers (1-3).

Pub Date: 9/27/97

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