W. Maryland routs Juniata, 40-7 Sermarini leads Terror

Hopkins also rolls, 43-23

September 13, 1998|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Ron Sermarini threw for two touchdowns and ran for another '' in leading Western Maryland to a 40-7 win over Juniata yesterday in Huntingdon, Pa.

Sermarini completed 21 of 30 passes for 236 yards as the Green Terror won at Knox Field for the first time in six meetings since 1971.

Western Maryland turned the ball over on three of its first four possessions, but took control of the game early in the second quarter when Sermarini's 23-yard touchdown run gave it a 21-0 lead.

The Green Terror allowed just 41 yards rushing and had four interceptions and five sacks. It also had a 544-205 advantage in total offense and held a 28-7 edge in first downs.

Joe Kenorski came off the bench to rush for 92 yards on 12 carries for Western Maryland.

Johns Hopkins 43, Washington and Lee 23: The Blue Jays rolled up 454 yards of total offense, including 262 passing yards, on the way to the victory in the season opener for both teams in Lexington, Va.

Hopkins' point total was the greatest for an opening game in its 113-year history.

Junior tailback Donald Davis scored three touchdowns for the Blue Jays, who pulled away with 29 second-quarter points. Davis' 3-yard run culminated the spurt and brought the advantage to 29-10 at halftime.

Davis added touchdowns runs of 9 and 4 yards in the second half as Hopkins had its biggest lead, 43-16, with 5: 45 left.

Hopkins quarterback Wayne Roccia threw for 163 yards and two touchdowns on 9-for-14 passing.

Salisbury State 28, Alfred 21: The Sea Gulls (2-0) converted two turnovers into touchdowns and never trailed on the way to defeating the Saxons at Merrill Field in New York.

Salisbury's Tony Ellis ran for 116 yards on 14 carries and Myron Dent added 76 yards.

Frostburg State 14, Salve Regina 7: Jason Henry threw for two touchdowns to lead the Bobcats over the host Seahawks in the season opener for both teams.

Pub Date: 9/13/98

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