Urbana dethrones Fort Hill, wins 2A title, 24-7

November 29, 1998|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

COLLEGE PARK -- Urbana of Frederick County, a program in its fourth year of existence, scored 21 unanswered points to dethrone defending champion Fort Hill, 24-7, in the Class 2A state championship game yesterday at the University of Maryland's Byrd Stadium.

Down 7-3 at halftime, Urbana (13-0) took a 10-7 lead on Greg Hill's momentum-shifting 81-yard punt return with 4: 06 left in the third quarter. Zack Mills' 4-yard touchdown run in the fourth-quarter, followed by Wayne Parrish's 3-yard run for a score finished off the Sentinels (10-3) of Allegany County.

T.J. Powell's 1-yard run, followed by Ben Lapp's kick, had ended Fort Hill's game-opening 10-play, 80-yard drive for a 7-0 lead with 6: 58 left in the first period.

Kevin Burkey booted a 23-yard field goal and three extra points as Urbana coach Dave Carruthers won his third title (including two at Linganore).

Fort Hill 7 .. 0 .. 0 ... 0 -- 7

1% Urbana .. 0 .. 3 .. 7 .. 14 -- 24

F--Powell 1 run (Lapp kick)

U--FG Burkey 23

U--Hill 81 punt return (Burkey kick)

U--Mills 4 run (Burkey kick)

U--Parrish 3 run (Burkey kick)

Pub Date: 11/29/98

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