No. 3 Broadneck tops Old Mill

2-point conversion drops 11th-ranked Old Mill, 14-13

Football

September 29, 2001|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF

In a matchup of Anne Arundel County unbeatens, a two-point conversion pass from quarterback Fred Steinmark to Anthony Hawkins with 6:12 left lifted the No. 3 Broadneck football team over No. 11 Old Mill, 14-13, last night at Bob Golliday Stadium in Millersville.

The game-winning conversion followed an electrifying 76-yard touchdown pass from Steinmark to Eric Saunders. Old Mill coach Mike Marcus said he had no doubt that Broadneck coach Jeff Herrick would go for the win at that point.

"You go for the win on the road and that's what Coach Herrick did; it didn't surprise us," Marcus said.

Broadneck (4-0) got the single coverage it was looking for, and the offensive line gave Steinmark the time he needed to find Saunders deep down the left sideline.

"When we ripped to a trips formation, they would roll the safety to the middle of the field and leave one-on-one on the backside, and we fortunately hit it," Herrick said.

Old Mill (3-1) had a 7-6 lead at the half when its place-kicker, sophomore Brit Lilly, made the point-after try after the Bruins had missed theirs.

The host Patriots took a 13-6 lead with 2:28 left in the third quarter on Brashaad Mayweather's ninth touchdown of the season, a 23-yard sprint.

Lilly missed the extra-point kick, setting the stage for the Bruins to win it.

Broadneck had a punt return to the 1 by Tommy O'Neill called back on off-setting penalties. A second punt went out of bounds at the Broadneck 20. Mike Wallace ran for a yard and Steinmark passed 3 yards to O'Neill before facing a third-and-six at Broadneck's own 24. That's when Steinmark lofted a long pass to Saunders.

Both teams had trouble running the ball, but each was facing a defensive unit that had yielded only 9.0 points a game in the first three. Broadneck could only muster 16 yards in the first quarter and 56 for the half, while Old Mill, averaging 39.3 points a game before last night, had only 66 rushing yards before halftime.

After a scoreless first quarter, each team scored in the second 12 minutes. Steinmark scored from the 4 for the Bruins. Kerry Blake's second try from the 1 gave Old Mill six points.

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