Fallston is hoping to hand Cesky his first playoff berth

Coach's drought: 25 years

Cougars stand at 1-1 after Friday's win over Elkton

Football notebook

High Schools

September 17, 2001|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

Fallston rebounded from a season-opening loss at defending Class 3A state champion Calvert with Friday's 23-20 overtime win over defending Class 1A state champ Elkton.

Kevin Keller's 25-yard field goal, the 12th field goal of his career, and an interception in the end zone by Kaleem Frazier secured the win for the Cougars (1-1), the 129th victory in the career of 25th-year coach Dave Cesky.

Down, 7-0, Fallston came back with Chris Heier's 32-yard scoring reception from John Hizer, and a 26-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown by Ryan Bunce. Fallston's Tom Schruefer had a 2-yard run.

Fallston has had its two best seasons at 9-1 and 8-2 for a share of the past two Harford County titles but failed to reach the playoffs. Cesky is believed to be the state's longest-tenured coach never to have reached the postseason.

Western Tech wins

Western Tech's 34-21 upset of No. 15 Catonsville on Saturday was its first over its area rival, its school-record fifth straight win and the first over a ranked opponent for the 9-year-old school in only its seventh varsity season.

Stevie Moffett rushed for 104 yards and a touchdown, caught a pass for another score and had an interception, Paul Jones passed for 134 yards and two touchdowns - one to Julian Grandon - and Odakwei Mills rushed for a touchdown and had a team-high 11 tackles. Jimmy Greenfield had a sack and blocked a punt into the end zone and recovered it for an ensuing touchdown. Reno West and Bryant Ludlum had one sack each.

The Wolverines (2-0) contained the Comets' nationally recruited running back-linebacker, Chris Wilson, who suffered a concussion two minutes before halftime and was not permitted by medical personnel to return.

Friars flying

Archbishop Curley won the first title in school history in sharing last year's Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference Gold Division crown with Cardinal Gibbons, and is 2-0 heading into next weekend's game at Pallotti. The record includes a 32-18 win over Poly, which, last weekend, defeated No. 13 Forest Park.

Second-team All-Metro lineman Jack Herzog and running back Eric Spence (6 feet, 195 pounds) lead the Friars, coached by Sean Murphy.

Saints victorious

Marc Parreco rushed for scores of 5 and 9 yards, as St. Mary's (2-0) overcame a 7-0 deficit for a 21-7 win over St. Paul's in a game between two teams expected to contend for the MIAA B Conference title. Jason Carter returned a fumble 30 yards for a touchdown.

The Saints, 28-0 losers to the eventual-champion Crusaders (0-2) last fall, beat St. Paul's for the first time since 1996.

Streaks

Edmondson's 14-8 win over Walbrook on Friday was its 29th straight over a Baltimore City team, its 30th win in the past 32 games and the city-leading 194th for 28th-year coach Pete Pompey - one more than Patterson's Roger Wrenn.

Hereford's 63-7 rout of Towson was its 23rd straight regular-season victory. Hereford is 50-1 during the past six regular seasons, and 45-1 against Baltimore County in that span.

Quick pops

Dulaney lineman Konstantinos Kosmakos has six sacks in two games. ... Owings Mills edged Lansdowne, 14-6, to improve to 2-0 in the Baltimore County 2A-1A entering into next week's game against sixth-ranked, league-rival Eastern Tech. ... Howard County teams Mount Hebron, Long Reach and Centennial are 2-0.

Quotable

"I don't want to let terrorists control what I do in my life," said Mount St. Joseph coach Mike Working, who preceded his team's win over McNamara by having the American flag fly at half-staff, with a moment of silence, and ended his post-game huddle with the Lord's Prayer.

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