John Carroll rallies to upset Mt. St. Joe, 21-20 B Conference Pats get first win over A Conference foe

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September 20, 1998|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Joe Smyth's third sack of the game -- with 48 seconds left -- helped John Carroll put the finishing touches yesterday on a 21-20 upset of No. 13 Mount St. Joseph.

The victory for the homestanding Patriots (2-0) of the MIAA B Conference was the program's first over an A Conference team.

John Carroll, which also got Jeff Gregg's blocked extra-point kick, trailed 8-0 in the first period, 14-0 with 6: 05 left in the first half, and 20-14 at halftime.

But quarterback Mike Leatherman (13-for-22, 215 yards), who ran in the Patriots' first score from 11 yards, tied the game at 20 with his 30-yard scoring strike to Ian Berkley (four receptions, 80 yards) with 8: 55 left to play. Russ Cremen's third extra point was the game-winner.

John Carroll was within six at 20-14 after Hun "Scooter" Monroe's yard kickoff return. Monroe, a Division I prospect, had 14 carries for 66 yards and an interception..

"There were some nerves. We hurt ourselves by basically giving them their first 14 points," said the 6-foot-2, 185-pound Monroe. "We felt we were capable of winning and worked hard to come from behind."

The Gaels (0-3) got a safety from Don Williams, followed by Sean Jones' 65-yard kickoff return for an 8-0 lead. Jake Blevins' 75-yard interception return made it 14-0, and a 23-yard touchdown run by Isaac Kufour (16 carries, 178 yards) made it 20-7.

Mount St. Joe quarterback Andy Michalowicz was 0-for-3 passing and gained only 27 yards on 20 carries. The Gaels' other quarterback, Dennis Zimmerman, was 8-for-19 for 115 yards.

No. 7 Wilde Lake 28, Long Reach 7: The Wildecats (2-1) won their 23rd straight league game, pounding the defending Class 2A regional champion Lightning (0-2) in a battle of big, physical teams. Jimmie Levins ran for touchdowns of 17, 50 and 49 yards. He rushed 15 times for 163 yards.

Eastern Tech 33, Dundalk 8: Ray Jones ran for 242 yards and five touchdowns on 20 carries to lead the Mavericks (3-0) over the host Owls (1-2). Jones had scoring runs of 8, 71, 29, 6 and 3 yards and has eight TDs this season.

Randallstown 40, Towson 0: Marshell Contee ran for 129 yards, including a 78-yarder, as the Rams (2-1) blanked the Generals (0-3).Randallstown quarterback Archie Trader scored twice.

Woodlawn 50, Dulaney 7: Quarterback Vincent Fuller ran for three touchdowns, one a 95-yarder, and threw for another as the host Warriors (2-1) blitzed the Lions.

Howard 36, Atholton 0: Jon LaRoche threw for a touchdown and converted two two-point conversions as the Lions (2-1) rolled over the Raiders (1-2). Gerald Smith rushed 17 times for 127 yards and two touchdowns.

Milford Mill 36, Parkville 21: Tyrone Gholston rushed 12 times for 147 yards and two touchdowns to lead the host Millers (2-1) over the Knights (2-1).

Oakland Mills 12, Centennial 7: T. J. Welsh completed a 67-yard touchdown pass to Tom Brown with 2: 14 left to lift the Scorpions (2-1) over the host Eagles (2-1).

Pub Date: 9/20/98

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