Smaller players fill void for Loch Raven Kim, Sanborn help deliver 30-10 win over Lansdowne

Football roundup

October 11, 1998|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

Loch Raven's strategy entering yesterday's game with visiting Lansdowne was simple: Stop running back Gerald Hurt.

Hurt did gain 114 yards, but for the first time this season, did not reach the end zone.

But two of the Raiders' smaller players, running back John Kim and defensive back Kip Sanborn, keyed a 30-10 homecoming victory for Loch Raven (6-0, 6-0) over Lansdowne (5-1, 4-1) in the Baltimore County 1A-2A league.

The 5-foot-7, 145-pound Kim carried the load after 6-1, 195-pound Jhamar Buckson (five carries, 73 yards) -- who scored the Raiders' first touchdown, 37-yards, up the middle -- left the game with a sprained left ankle.

Kim persevered for 94 yards on 18 carries behind linemen Les Frisby, Chris Kuligowski, Jon Hackey and twins Brian and Kevin Jones. His 1-yard dive ended a seven-play, 33-yard drive that, combined with Cliff Johnson's conversion pass to Noah Friedman, had the Raiders up, 16-0, with 11: 03 left in the half.

"Coach [Chuck] Weitz had faith in our line," said Kim, who also had a conversion run. "We were still able to smash it right up the middle."

Loch Raven also struck from the air, with Johnson (4-for-7, 102 yards) throwing touchdown passes of 24 and 22 yards to Dominic Jackson and Noah Friedman, respectively.

Lansdowne had scored 10 unanswered points to come to within 22-10 entering the fourth period when Johnson engineered a game-clinching, 16-play, 64-yard drive.

It consumed all but 3: 04 of the period, ending with Johnson's off-balance scoring pass -- on fourth-and-21 at Lansdowne's 22 -- to a diving Friedman in the left corner of the end zone.

Hurt entered the game with 1,053 yards and 18 touchdowns, but after gaining 90 yards in the first half, Sanborn -- 5-foot-7 and 155 pounds -- tackled him three times in the backfield in the second half.

Sanborn also recovered a second-quarter fumble that led to Jackson's scoring reception three plays later for a 22-0 lead.

TC "We keyed on No. 20 [Hurt] and we shut him out," said Sanborn. "We practiced our defense against their offense all week, and we played like we practiced."

Defensive back Alfred Smith had a fumble recovery and also recovered a live ball on the game's final kickoff with Hurt five yards away.

Hurt did have an interception in the end zone, which sparked a 15-play, 86-yard drive that ended with John Brunelle's 26-yard field goal.

Vikings quarterback Micah Stanovich keyed a strong third period during which a 15-play, 97-yard drive consumed all but 29 seconds of the period and ended with a 30-yard scoring pass to Josh Sammons.

"We showed a lot of character, but we needed to be perfect in the second half, and we weren't," coach Ted Bell said.

No. 1 Gilman 17, Mount St. Joseph 14: Damien Davis ran for 132 yards, including a 90-yard touchdown as top-ranked Gilman (6-0) held off Mount St. Joseph.

Ryan Boyle had 115 yards on 15 carries, including a 42-yard scoring run, and the Greyhounds' Andrew Faraone had a 32-yard field goal in a game that was scoreless at the half.

Andrew Michalowicz connected twice on scoring passes to Rob Abiamiri for Mount St. Joseph (1-1, 1-5), .

No. 2 Eastern Tech 41, Dulaney 0: Ray Jones scored three first-half touchdowns to help the Mustangs (6-0) shut out the host Lions (0-6).

No. 15 John Carroll 15, Curley 13: Mike Leatherman threw two long touchdown passes in the first half and the Patriots (4-1) made it hold up against the host Friars.

Loyola 38, St. Mary's 0: Brennan Creaney passed for 150 yards and three touchdowns and added 94 yards rushing to lead the host Dons (3-2) to over the Saints (2-3).

Perry Hall 20, Franklin 6: Marquis Dwarte ran for 163 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries and broke the school record for career yards rushing to lead the Gators (5-1) over the Indians (0-5).

Pub Date: 10/11/98

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