Sermarini passes for 4 TDs as W. Maryland romps, 44-9 State

October 05, 1997|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Ron Sermarini threw for 264 yards and four touchdowns to lead Western Maryland to a 44-9 win over winless Muhlenberg yesterday in Allentown, Pa.

The Green Terror is 5-0 (3-0 Centennial Conference) for the first time since 1968.

Sermarini completed 18 of 23 passes, setting a school record for the best completion percentage in a game (78.3 percent). He threw three of his touchdowns in the second quarter as Western Maryland scored 27 points and opened a 30-0 halftime lead.

Sermarini first hooked up with Mike Starke on a 12-yard touchdown pass in the opening minute of the second quarter, then added scoring passes of 46 and 10 yards to Donte Abron and Tim Herb, respectively, that pushed Western Maryland's lead to 23-0.

Johns Hopkins 20, Gettysburg 12: Don Zajick and Adam Gentile combined for 291 yards rushing and two touchdowns to lead the Blue Jays (3-1, 2-0) to a Centennial Conference win over the Bullets (2-2, 1-2).

Gentile rushed for 138 yards and scored on a 7-yard first-quarter run. Zajick had 153 yards to become the Blue Jays' second-best career rusher with 2,150 yards.

Methodist 29, Salisbury State 22: Marcus Reaves scored on an 8-yard run in the first overtime to lift Methodist (4-0) over the host Sea Gulls (1-3). Reaves capped a six-play drive for the Monarchs, who had the first possession in overtime.

Salisbury State had a chance to win in regulation and overtime but missed a field-goal attempt and fumbled on its first overtime play.

Frostburg State 21, Chowan 0: Sophomore quarterback Jason Henry threw for 137 yards and two touchdowns to lead the host Bobcats (3-1) to a nonconference win over Chowan (1-4).

In the third quarter, Henry connected with Dylan Livesay on a 52-yard touchdown pass to make it 15-0, before getting knocked out of the game.

Bowie State 10, Gannon 7: Adam Faust missed field goals wide right at the end of regulation and in overtime, and Victor Impallaria made a 30-yarder to lift the Bulldogs (2-2).

Faust missed a 40-yarder that could have won the game with 14 seconds left and a 36-yarder three plays after Gannon (1-3) started its overtime drive at the 25.

Pub Date: 10/05/97

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