Edmondson earns ride in romp past Poly, 30-7

Pompey spurs Redskins

Randallstown dominates

High Schools

Football notebook

High School

October 29, 2001|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

With his team on the verge of falling below .500 for the first time since 1997 entering Friday's game at Poly, Edmondson coach Pete Pompey appealed to his team's sense of pride - as well as its desire not to have to walk home.

"They were already tired of losing, but I also told them before we left school, `If you don't play well today, you'll walk home,' " Pompey said. "There was a lot of great execution on our part."

The Redskins overcame an eight-point deficit with a 30-7 rout of their City A League rival, maintaining their hopes for a fourth straight crown.

Edmondson got rushing touchdowns from Gregory Hawkins, Mark Hicks and David Alcindor, along with an 80-yard scoring pass from Darryl Smith to Joe Morgan.

It also relied on the defense of freshman tackle Lonnie Harvey, who had three tackles for lost yardage, and James Hall, who had an interception and broke up a pass.

The Redskins, winners of three straight titles in the defunct West Division, lost their 29-game winning streak with a setback to Southwestern earlier this year. Edmondson has reached the past two 2A state semifinals and one state final.

The team's chances of making the playoffs for a third straight season are remote, but it can win the city 2A crown with wins in its remaining games, against No. 7 City (1-0 league, 8-0 overall) and Southern (0-1, 3-4).

Show of power

No. 8 Randallstown (7-1) has won seven straight games, out-scoring its last six opponents by a combined 280-6, with five shutouts.

Leading the way are second-team All-Metro linebacker Randy Vince (6-2, 220), defensive end Tarik Henson and linebackers Kermi Alexander and Chaz Breeden.

Defensive back Bryan Carroll has eight interceptions, two of which he has returned for scores, and Dana Dorsey has two.

Home in end zone

Glenelg's Kevin Ganascioli scored six touchdowns in nearly as many different ways in the sixth-ranked Gladiators' 46-36 win over Howard County rival Mount Hebron on Saturday.

Ganascioli rushed for 219 yards and scores of 43, 45 and 65 yards. He had a touchdown reception of 14 yards. He returned a kickoff 99 yards for another touchdown.

Defensively, Ganascioli had two interceptions, one of which he returned 67 yards for a touchdown, and was in on 12 tackles - five of them solo.

Super Bowl baby

Though his father, Terence, was a football player at Towson University, and he was born an hour before the 1984 Super Bowl, the initials of John Carroll's T.D. Callahan have nothing to do with football.

But you would thing otherwise the way he lights up a stadium scoreboard.

Callahan rushed for more than 200 yards and three touchdowns and intercepted his third pass of the season in a 21-0 MIAA C Conference victory for the Patriots (3-0, 5-2) over Friends.

A 6-foot-1, 205 pound player, Callahan raised his season totals to 1,225 yards and 18 touchdowns.

With a 3.4 grade-point average and an 1,140 SAT score, he hopes to play at Maryland, Richmond, Virginia or South Carolina next fall.

Sun staff writer Jeff Zrebiec contributed to this article.

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