Hereford routs Catonsville, 61-13

Massive line out in front as Bulls pound Comets

Football

September 22, 2001|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

The challenge for the Hereford Bulls entering last night's Baltimore County 2A-1A League clash in Catonsville seemingly was stopping the Comets' two Christopher W's: Washington, the diminutive but quick back, and Wilson, the highly recruited, bruising back.

But by halftime, the fifth-ranked Bulls (3-0, 2-0 league) had removed all doubt, having scored on seven of their eight first-half possessions in building a 42-point lead in an eventual 61-13 rout of the Comets (1-2, 1-1) for Hereford's 24th straight win over a county rival and 46th victory in its past 47 games against county teams.

Josh Morris rushed for 84 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries - all in the first half - Adam Goloboski had 66 yards and a score on only four carries, and Grant Hemmerly (53 yards), Dillian Sullivan, Patt Butt and Norman Anderson all rushed for touchdowns for the Bulls, who led 48-6 at intermission.

Offensive linemen Brett Wehnert (6 feet 1, 285 pounds), Jarren Matthews (6-0, 280), Joe Akers (6-3, 260), Henry Julio (6-2, 251), Chris Powers and Greg Lehrl made it easy for the Bulls' running game, which scored twice within a two-minute span for a 14-0 lead with 9:05 left in the first quarter. They led 28-6 entering the second.

Their first score, on Hemmerly's 11-yard run, came on his team's first play from scrimmage after Zack Arminger recovered a fumble on the opening kickoff.

Their second, on a 25-yard run by Morris, came after the Bulls had held the Comets on downs at the Catonsville 23. Morris ran right for 10 yards, turned and ran to the opposite side of the field before using his balance to stay in-bounds over the final 8 yards of his run.

"Our line was incredible tonight," said Goloboski, a second-team All-City/County selection last fall. "They're just beasts, and I have to give them all of the credit.

With the exception of Wilson's 81-yard scoring run that made it 20-6 with 1:42 left in the first quarter, the Bulls didn't allow the Comets beyond their 35-yard line in the first half, yielding only one first down.

"Their offensive line just completely dismantled our defensive front seven. There was nothing after that," Catonsville coach Warren Como said. "We knew that they were strong there, and we knew the only we could stay in the game was to negate their power and their counter."

A defense led by Goloboski, Arminger, who also had a sack, and second-team All-Metro Ed Darney, Tim Ruff, Nick Sebastian and Keith Duley limited Washington to only six of his 28 yards in the first half. Wilson had 102 yards in the first half and 162 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries for the game.

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