Hopkins rolls past W&L in coach's milestone win

Margraff No. 1 for Jays

Frostburg stuns Marist

College Football


September 09, 2001|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Johns Hopkins used 21 fourth-quarter points and a dominating defensive effort to defeat visiting Washington & Lee, 34-3, in the season opener for both teams yesterday.

With the victory, Blue Jays head coach Jim Margraff (61-47-3) became the all-time winningest coach in school history, passing Ray Van Orman. The 31-point margin of victory is the largest for Hopkins in a season opener since 1959.

The Blue Jays led 10-0 at halftime and were up 13-3 before turning the game into a rout in the fourth quarter.

Senior running back Scott Martorana capped a six-play, 66-yard drive with an 8-yard scoring run with 11:06 remaining in the fourth quarter to make it 20-3.

Sophomore Kyle Miller then pushed the lead to 27-3 with 7:11 remaining when he caught a 28-yard scoring pass from senior Rob Heleniak. Junior Harrell Lightfoot's 6-yard touchdown run with 2:44 remaining closed the scoring.

The Hopkins' defense forced four turnovers, two of which led to successful scoring drives. Senior defensive back Mike Halas posted the first two interceptions of his career, and senior linebacker Nick Quercetti recovered two fumbles.

Frostburg State 25, Marist 23: In their opener, the visiting Bobcats got a 30-yard field goal from freshman Nick Quisgard with 1:23 left to topple Division I-AA Marist in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

With Frostburg trailing 23-20 with 5:16 left, Quisgard pinned the Red Foxes inside their 1-yard line with a booming punt, and two plays later, Marist quarterback Kevin Bielen fumbled the snap in the end zone and was brought down by several Bobcats defenders for a safety.

Frostburg freshman Adam J. Snyder then returned the ensuing free kick 19 yards to the Marist 47. Frostburg State drove 34 yards in nine plays to the Marist 13 before facing a fourth-and-three, and Quisgard made the game-winner.

Western Maryland 63, Susquehanna 27: Senior quarterback Jamie "Boo" Harris threw for six touchdowns and ran for another, establishing a Centennial Conference record for touchdown efficiency, as the host Green Terror (1-1) handed the Crusaders their first opening-day loss in 12 seasons.

Harris' career-high 355 yards passing is the third-best performance by a Green Terror quarterback.

The Sarasota, Fla., native connected on 17 of 28 passes, including four touchdowns to Teron Powell. Junior quarterback John Luster (South Carroll) also threw a touchdown pass, the first of his career.

Winston-Salem State 17, Bowie State 14: Ashton Oakley's 32-yard field goal with 4:01 remaining in the third quarter proved to be the game-winner, as the visiting Rams, the two-time defending Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association champions, improved to 2-1 overall, 1-0 in the CIAA.

After falling behind 14-0 in the second quarter, the Bulldogs (0-2, 0-2) came back to tie the game on a Kernis Faison 17-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Brooks and a 60-yard interception return for a touchdown by Nate Talley with 22 seconds left in the half.

Freshman Atcheson Conway kept the Bulldogs in the game, making 19 tackles and forcing two fumbles.

William Paterson 26, Salisbury 13: Senior quarterback Rob Warchol threw for 275 yards and three touchdowns and the Pioneers held the visiting Sea Gulls scoreless in the second half en route to a season-opening victory before 1,500 fans at Wightman Field.

Senior linebacker David Eugene paced a defense that produced six sacks for the Pioneers.

Warchol completed 23 of 44 passes, including touchdown throws of 12 yards to sophomore Keyth Hardy, 17 yards to sophomore Bryant Richardson and 1 yard to Kenyatta Jefferson.

Salisbury (1-1) had taken a 13-12 lead into halftime, powered by touchdown runs of 38 and 2 yards by fullback Sean Montpetit, who finished with 81 yards on 14 carries.

Tailback Tony Ellis paced the Sea Gulls with 147 yards on 23 carries, and quarterback Mac Mollet completed 13 of 21 passes for 142 yards.

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