Goloboski, Hereford run over East. Tech

Senior's 177 yards, 3 TDs help No. 2 Bulls roll, 29-12, for 17th straight victory


September 29, 2002|By Mike Frainie | Mike Frainie,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Dietrich Wright knew exactly why his Eastern Tech football team lost. He pointed at the cause.

"Him," Wright said of Hereford senior running back Adam Goloboski. "He's why."

Goloboski ran for 177 yards on 17 carries, scored three touchdowns, intercepted a pass and recovered an onside kick yesterday in the No. 2 Bulls' 29-12 victory over the No. 9 Mavericks at CCBC-Essex.

"We knew they'd be our toughest game, and they didn't disappoint us," said Goloboski, a first-team All-Metro linebacker last year. "We had a great week of practice, and everybody brought their `A' game today."

Especially Hereford's offense. The Bulls (4-0 overall, 3-0 Baltimore County 2A-1A League) rolled up 308 yards on 30 carries in earning their 17th straight victory. Ryan Shupert ran for 90 of those yards.

Wright led Eastern (2-2, 2-1) with 128 all-purpose yards.

As good as Hereford's offense was, it was the defense that made an immediate impact.

With Eastern driving, Hereford's Nate Wdowiak intercepted one of Wright's passes and returned it to Eastern's 34-yard line. Five plays later, Pat Butt carried the ball in from the 2 to give Hereford a 7-0 lead.

After stopping Eastern on the next series, the Bulls added to their lead. The Hereford line began to dominate the line of scrimmage, and the Bulls engineered a nine-play, 55-yard drive that was capped by Goloboski's 15-yard run for a 13-0 lead.

Hereford padded the lead just before the half on John Dinkins' 30-yard field goal.

Eastern finally got on the scoreboard midway in the third quarter. Mavericks coach Bruce Strunk moved Wright from quarterback to receiver to generate more offense, and Josh Hager took over at quarterback. On the third play of his second series, Hager found tight end Tom Farmer with a 35-yard pass, and Farmer ran the rest of the way for a 64-yard touchdown to shave the margin to 16-6.

Hereford responded on its next possession. On the second play, Goloboski took a handoff from quarterback Andy DePaola and burst through a hole untouched for a 68-yard touchdown, making the score 23-6.

The Bulls put the game away on Goloboski's third touchdown, a 12-yard run midway through the fourth quarter to make the score 29-6.

Eastern closed out the scoring when Hager found Wright for a 73-yard touchdown pass.

Hereford coach Steve Turnbaugh was pleased by Goloboski's effort.

"I could send a film of this game to a college, and I wouldn't even have to tell them what number he was wearing," Turnbaugh said of his senior. "He blocks as good as he runs, and he showed what a great player he is today."

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