Pikesville enjoys view from top

Coach recalls lean years, as win streak fattens to 5

Mariners keep cruising

Football notebook

High Schools

October 15, 2001|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

Pikesville has a five-game winning streak with three shutouts and a 219-28 scoring advantage. While the Panthers may be rolling now, eighth-year Pikesville coach Joe Bosley recalls a time when he was on the other side of stats like those.

"We went 2-8 my first two years, then 0-10, having to forfeit three of the games due to low numbers," Bosley said. "I had to change the mind-set of the kids. I told them I want to scout games in Pikesville colors and for people to say, `Hey, there's Pikesville's coach. They've got a pretty good program.' "

That time may have arrived.

In Friday night's 40-6 win at Loch Raven, quarterback Damond Malloy rushed for 200 yards and five touchdowns as Pikesville (5-1) moved within a victory of its fourth winning season in the past five years. Bosley's Panthers have twice gone a school-record 7-3, the last time in 1999 to qualify for the state playoffs for the first time in school history.

Pikesville hits the meat of its schedule in the last four weeks with Overlea (4-2), Owings Mills (3-3), No. 3 Hereford (6-0) and Western Tech (3-3).

"We're getting to the harder teams now, so we'll have to be more focused," said Malloy, whose 18 rushing touchdowns and 951 yards rank with the area's best.

The Panthers, who lost a season-opening 17-15 decision to Mount Hebron, have a balanced defense.

Senior Reggie Dean has returned all five of his interceptions for scores, and the team's top two tacklers are linebacker Jon Hilton and defensive end Tamba Gbakima, both juniors. Hilton has an interception for a touchdown and has rushed for two scores, and Gbakima has five sacks and three safeties.

Scott McDowell has two interceptions and a fumble recovery, Sidney Hines has returned one of his two interceptions for a score, and Daniel Leeman has an interception and a fumble recovery.

Mariners marching

Joppatowne's Dalys Talley (199 yards passing) threw for two touchdowns and rushed for another, and the Mariners' defense intercepted five passes en route to a 28-14 win over Bel Air on Friday. The Mariners (6-0 overall, 5-0 league) are all alone atop the Harford County standings.

Running back D'Angelo Goffigan rushed for 123 yards, including a 62-yard touchdown. Doug Green had three interceptions, Jason Mallette and Jeff Bates had one each, and second-team All-Metro selection Phil Tillman (6 feet 3, 305 pounds) had nine tackles for Joppatowne, which leads the East Region in the chase for a Class 2A playoff berth.

Foresters rolling

Forest Park (5-1) got its fourth straight win - all by shutout - with a 45-0 rout of Douglass on Friday.

Sheldon Campbell ran for 157 yards and four touchdowns to increase his season totals to 917 yards and 14 touchdowns. Jamal Brown had his sixth and seventh sacks, and Damond Hall recovered a fumble for a touchdown.

Still going

Grant Hemmerly had two rushing touchdowns in visiting Hereford's 47-6 win over Baltimore County rival Owings Mills.

The Bulls (5-0 league) won their 27th straight regular-season game, moved to 54-1 over the past six-plus seasons and are 49-1 against the county in that span.

Quick pops

Down 28-6 in the third period, Glen Burnie quarterback Keith Williams (173 yards rushing, 169 yards passing) scored four touchdowns and a two-point conversion in a 35-28 win. ... It was four carries, four touchdowns for Chris Allen of Eastern Tech (5-1) in Friday's 53-7 win over Catonsville. ... Francis Scott Key's Brad Stonesifer had five rushing touchdowns and one receiving for a Carroll County single-game record six touchdowns in Friday's 42-34 win over South Hagerstown.

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