Western Maryland tops F&M, stays unbeaten Sermarini passes for 4 TDs in Green Terror's 28-13 win


October 25, 1998|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Ron Sermarini threw four touchdown passes to lead undefeated Western Maryland to a 28-13 Centennial Conference victory yesterday over Franklin & Marshall in Lancaster, Pa.

Sermarini, who completed 12 of 19 passes for 199 yards, tied a Green Terror record for touchdown passes in a game. Sermarini's scoring passes went for 32, 14, 6, and 35 yards.

Sermarini's 44 career touchdown passes rank second all-time in the Centennial Conference.

Tim Herb and Mike Starke each caught two touchdown passes for Western Maryland (7-0, 5-0).

The Diplomats (3-4, 3-1) scored twice in the second half on runs by reserve quarterback Jamie Ottaviano. Ottaviano combined with starter Jim Meehan to complete 23 of 44 passes for 258 yards.

Western Maryland extended its regular-season winning streak to 17 games, including a Centennial Conference record 12 straight. It was also Western Maryland's first back-to-back victories over F&M since 1955.

Johns Hopkins 43, Bridgewater 19: The visiting Blue Jays (6-1) forced five turnovers which led to 23 points on the way to their fourth straight win.

Junior quarterback Wayne Roccia threw for 174 yards and two touchdowns as Hopkins registered 416 yards of total offense, marking the sixth time in seven games the Blue Jays have finished with more than 400 total yards.

Jim Margraff became the second coach in Blue Jays' history to win 50 career games. Margraff has compiled a 50-34-3 record since 1990.

Wesley 31, Salisbury St. 24: Jabbar Truitt rushed for 112 second-half yards and a touchdown as the Wolverines handed the host Sea Gulls (2-5, 0-4 Atlantic Central Football Conference) their fifth straight loss.

Steve Azzanesi also threw a touchdown pass and rushed for another score for the Wolverines (4-2, 1-0). Azzanesi completed eight of 24 passes for 82 yards.

Wesley trailed 24-23 early in the fourth quarter, but clinched the win on Roger Wright's 4-yard run with 11: 59 left to play.

Frostburg State 31, Ferrum 13: Brandon Walker rushed for 141 yards and a pair of scores and Seth Quimby also ran for two touchdowns as the Bobcats (6-1, 2-1 Atlantic Central Football Conference) defeated the host Panthers (6-1, 2-1).

Frostburg led 14-7 at the half, then scored the next 17 points. Walker had scoring runs of 52 and 4 yards, while Quimby, who rushed for 92 yards on 10 carries, scored on runs from the 9 and the 1.

Bowie State 21, North Carolina Central 19: Nazeeh Ahmad's 68-yard touchdown run with 8: 09 left to play clinched the fourth straight win for the visiting Bulldogs (5-2, 3-2 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association).

Bowie led 7-6 at halftime, thanks to a 47-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown by Rod Williams on the last play of the half. Ray Hawkins extended the Bulldogs lead to 14-6 with a 12-yard touchdown run around left end.

Pub Date: 10/25/98

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