1999 Fall Sports Preview

Football

September 02, 1999

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Ryan Boyle, QB, Gilman

The 6-foot, 185-pound All-Metro senior has amassed 2,373 yards passing and 1,347 rushing in the last two seasons. In college, the 4.0 student, two an All-Metro attackman, likely will play lacrosse.

C. J. Feldheim, DE-RB, Hereford

The 6-4, 230-pound All-Metro, who had 12 sacks and recovered four fumbles last season, recently did a 4.6-second 40-yard dash. The 3.81 student is being recruited by Virginia Tech, among others.

Rayvon Johnson, RB, Annapolis

He became Anne Arundel County's Offensive Player of the Year and that county's first 2,000-yard rusher last fall. With 4.4 speed, the senior set school records for rushing TDs (20) and 200-yard games (five).

Richard Johnson, QB-DB, Milford Mill

His two-year totals are 2,234 passing yards for 23 TDs and over 1,300 yards rushing for 18 more. The senior All-Metro is a 3.4 student who ran a 4.3-second 40-yard dash at Maryland's combine and has scholarship offers from Maryland, Syracuse and Nebraska among five on the table.

Gerald Smith, RB-DB, Howard

The second-team All-Metro pick has used his 4.4-second speed to rush for 2,336 yards over the past two seasons. Super Prep ranks him the No. 1 Baltimore-area player in its Mid-Atlantic ratings. Still being recruited but committed orally to Penn State.

Steve Suter, RB-DB, North Carroll

The second-team All-Metro rushed for 1,534 yards and 14 TDs, caught 22 passes for four more scores and returned two punts for TDs. Suter, quick and a leaper, has committed to Maryland.

Games to watch

No. 15 City at Edmondson

Sept. 10, 3: 45 p.m.

It's East Division (City) vs. West Division (Edmondson) in a battle of two of Baltimore City's winningest, active coaches. Edmondson's Pete Pompey (170 wins, 25 seasons) ranks No. 4, and City's George Petrides (142 wins, 24 seasons) is sixth. City won the last meeting in 1995 on a controversial call. Edmondson has a six-game winning streak.

No. 8 Annapolis at Severna Park

Oct. 8, 7 p.m. : Rayvon Johnson, the Anne Arundel County Offensive Player of the Year from Annapolis last season, meets county Defensive Player of the Year Dave Wagner of Severna Park. The Falcons lead the series, 19-18-3.

No. 4 Wilde Lake at No. 14 Long Reach

Oct. 9, 2 p.m.

The old guard, perennial power and five-time state champ Wilde Lake, meets the new regime, upstart fourth-year Long Reach.

North Carroll at Westminster

Oct. 29, 7 p.m.

Maryland-bound running back Steve Suter and the county champs visit a Westminster team with a veteran defense.

C. Milton Wright at Bel Air

Nov. 5, 7 p.m.

About 5 miles separate these Bel Air schools. Wright coach Steve Harward and Bel Air coach Bruce Riley are across-the-street neighbors. The players are from the same youth leagues. Harward, who has lost to Bel Air only three times in 13 seasons, earned a share of his eighth county title -- with Riley -- last fall.

No. 13 Loyola vs. Calvert Hall

Nov. 25, 10 a.m.

At PSINet Stadium

Loyola's 33-7 rout of Calvert Hall in last year's Thanksgiving meeting was the Dons' 10th straight over the Cardinals. The 26-point margin was the largest by either team since 1979. New Calvert Hall coach Jay Robinson will try to end Loyola's dominance -- the Dons have won 13 of the last 14 games and lead the series, 41-30-8.

Pub Date: 9/02/99

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