Gilman keeps eyes on polls after upset of DeMatha

Greyhounds could earn national ranking with win


High schools

September 06, 2000|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

Top-ranked Gilman could become the Baltimore area's first nationally ranked football team since City in 1993.

The Greyhounds defeated DeMatha, 14-0, at Parkdale High in Riverdale on Saturday. The Stags entered the game ranked 24th in the country by USA Today. The game was recapped yesterday in USA Today as part of the paper's Super 25 upsets.

City had a 29-game victory streak in 1993 and ranked in the lower half of the national rankings before losing its final regular-season game, 7-6, to Poly, the eventual Class 3A state runner-up.

Before Gilman's victory over DeMatha, the following No. 1-ranked Baltimore teams were beaten by Washington-area teams the past decade: Dunbar (twice), Mount St. Joseph, Loyola, St. Mary's, McDonogh and Poly.

The Greyhounds' victory came over a program that has earned 10 or more college scholarships per season in 10 of the past 11 seasons, including 16 in 1990.

Scholarship play

Baltimore County, led by Division I prospect Domonique Foxworth of Western Tech, could challenge its total of six Division I-A or Division I-AA football scholarships of a year ago.

In addition to Foxworth, a defensive back who has 10 full football scholarship offers, Dulaney kicker Trevor MacMeekin, Catonsville punter Jeff Graves, Parkville lineman Evan Kautauskas and Randallstown linebacker Mykle Bouie are getting serious looks from Division I programs.

AD change

Randallstown basketball coach Kim Rivers has stepped down as athletic director in order to devote more time to the basketball program, which he coached to the state title in 1994.

Physical education teacher Sue Lane and track coach Mike Gelman will take over the reigns of the department until next fall, when the position will be formally advertised.

Ravens' connections

Monday's Mount St. Joseph-McNamara football game featured receiver Keion Lattimer of Mount St. Joseph, half brother of the Ravens' Ray Lewis, going against McNamara's Mark Banks, nephew of Ravens quarterback Tony Banks.

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