Russo leads Western Md. over Gettysburg, 28-10 Green Terror now 3-0

Johns Hopkins rolls, 42-0

September 20, 1998|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Tony Russo ran for two touchdowns to lead Western Maryland past Gettysburg, 28-10, yesterday in Westminster.

Ron Sermarini completed 13 of 22 passes for 151 yards and a touchdown. Sermarini also rushed for a touchdown for the Green Terror (3-0, 1-0 Centennial Conference).

Russo scored the Green Terror's final touchdown on a 5-yard run in the fourth quarter.

Dan Evanko kicked a first-quarter field goal to put Gettysburg (0-2, 0-1) on the board. Jeff Closz caught a 14-yard touchdown pass from Dennis Flaherty for the Bullets' other score.

The Green Terror's Edmund Goldsberry blocked his third punt of the season, and linebacker Tommy Selecky had 16 tackles.

Johns Hopkins 42, Swarthmore 0: Wayne Roccia threw for two touchdowns and ran for another to lead the Blue Jays to a Centennial Conference victory over the host Garnet Tide (0-1, 0-1).

Swarthmore's loss was its 21st in a row.

The Blue Jays scored more than 40 points in back-to-back games for the first time since 1984 and just the third time in 30 years.

Roccia completed nine of 12 passes for 122 yards, including touchdown tosses of 31 yards to Sam Skinner in the second quarter and 7 yards to Cecil McPherson in the third.

Roccia, who ran for 21 yards on four carries, began the scoring on a 1-yard plunge that capped Hopkins' opening drive of 76 yards.

Johns Hopkins (2-0, 1-0) had 286 yards rushing -- led by Donald Davis' career-high 81 yards -- the most by the Blue Jays since last October.

In the first quarter, Hopkins ran 22 times for 150 yards and limited Swarthmore to six offensive plays and 2: 55 of possession time.

Methodist 21, Salisbury State 7: Brian Turner threw two touchdown passes to William Ray and Methodist's defense tallied four interceptions and blocked a punt in a win over the visiting Sea Gulls.

The Monarchs (2-1, 2-0 Atlantic Central Football Conference) won despite getting out-gained, 314 yards to 208, and losing two fumbles.

The teams played a scoreless first quarter but the Monarchs struck midway through the second when Turner threw a 48-yard touchdown pass to Ray.

Tony Ellis drew the Sea Gulls (2-1, 0-1) even midway through the third quarter, capping a 10-play, 62-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown run.

Jonty Leak put the Monarchs ahead to stay when he scooped up a blocked punt and returned it 11 yards for a score with a minute left in the third.

Frostburg State 42, West Virginia Tech 6: Brandon Walker rushed for 127 yards and scored two touchdowns as the host Bobcats rolled over the Golden Bears.

The Bobcats (2-0) held West Virginia Tech (0-4) to 167 yards of offense, including minus-25 yards rushing.

Walker scored the first touchdown in the first quarter on a 49-yard run. With four seconds left in the half, Walker's 4-yard run put Frostburg ahead 29-0.

Johnson C. Smith 14, Bowie State 12: Ray Hawkins was stopped on an attempted two-point conversion run in the final seconds and the visiting Golden Bulls held on for victory.

Hawkins' conversion would have allowed Bowie to tie the game after quarterback William Mack threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Glen Newell that pulled the Bulldogs (1-1, 0-1 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) within 14-12 with six seconds left.

Johnson C. Smith (2-0, 1-0) got two touchdown runs from Desmond Brown, including a 5-yard run that pushed the Golden Bears lead to 14-6.

Pub Date: 9/20/98

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