Rushing game powers W. Md. Green Terror wins 15th straight, 43-3

October 04, 1998|By Christian Ewell | Christian Ewell,SUN STAFF

Western Maryland, noted for its passing attack, got a boost on the ground from Ron Sermani and Joe Kendorski in a 43-3 rout of Muhlenberg yesterday in Westminster.

The junior quarterback and sophomore running back combined for 215 rushing yards, as the Green Terror (5-0, 3-0 Centennial Conference) picked up its league-record-tying 15th consecutive regular-season victory. Western Maryland, which had averaged fewer than 200 rushing yards in four games, ran for 286 and six touchdowns.

Muhlenberg (0-4, 0-3) was competitive early, answering the first of Sermarini's two touchdown runs by driving 88 yards. The result was a 19-yard field goal by Jason Hartman that made the score 7-3 with 6: 03 left in the first quarter.

But the Mules couldn't stop the Green Terror. Kendorski, still coming off the bench, ran for 125 yards on 19 carries, including a 10-yard touchdown that gave the Green Terror a 14-3 lead with 12: 49 left in the second quarter.

Sermarini, second in the league in passing efficiency and first in passing yardage, ran 13 times for 90 yards and scored two touchdowns.

Chowan 29, Frostburg State 16: Mark Fowler caught a 1-yard touchdown pass at 13: 29 of the fourth quarter to spark a 17-0 run, as the Braves (2-3, 1-1) handed the Bobcats (3-1, 1-1) their first loss of the season in Atlantic Central action.

Bowie State 23, Virginia Union 20: Place-kicker Danny Lewis' second attempt was good from 24 yards out to lift the Bulldogs (2-2, 1-2) over the Panthers in the second overtime in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

Pub Date: 10/04/98

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