Western Maryland perfect again, 37-7

10-0 Terror rips Hopkins, finishes 3rd straight unbeaten regular season

November 14, 1999|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Sophomore wide receiver Teron Powell caught six passes, one for a touchdown, and ran for another score as host Western Maryland defeated Johns Hopkins yesterday, 37-7, to wrap up its third straight unbeaten regular season and Centennial Conference football title.

Freshman tailback Jemel Johnson rushed for a career-high 109 yards as the Green Terror (10-0, 7-0), ranked No. 6 nationally in Division III, warmed up for a third straight NCAA playoff appearance. The Division III pairings will be announced today at 2: 30 p.m., with first-round games Saturday.

The Green Terror is expected to play host to an NCAA first-round game Saturday at noon, the first postseason game ever played at Western Maryland.

Green Terror senior Ron Sermarini threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third, extending his conference records to 68 career touchdown passes and 95 touchdowns produced by run or pass.

Sermarini tied a league record with a scoring toss in his 23rd straight game.

Johns Hopkins (4-6, 3-4) finished with its first losing season since 1994 despite eight catches by sophomore receiver Zach Baylin and 71 rushing yards on 14 carries by freshman Kevin Johnson, making his second start.

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