Defense calling card of No. 8 Broadneck

30-6 beating of Meade latest show of toughness

Football notebook

High Schools

October 07, 2002|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

Broadneck continues to have one of the area's stingiest defenses.

The eighth-ranked Bruins (4-1), looking to gain their sixth Class 4A playoff berth in the past five years, have outscored their opponents 105-20.

In Saturday's 30-6 rout of Meade, the defense gave up its first touchdown in a game the Bruins have won. Not once has Broadneck's defense, led by two linebackers - second-team All-Metro Preston Pehrson and Doug Sowells - been scored on in the second half.

"Sowells has stepped in and replaced [graduated second-team All-Metro] Matt Lewis really well," said Broadneck coach Jeff Herrick. "We've been performing more and more consistently."

Who will blink?

Baltimore City's two winningest coaches will be staring across the field at each other when Roger Wrenn's No. 7 Patterson plays host to Pete Pompey's No. 9 Edmondson in a non-league Baltimore City game Friday night at Utz Twardowicz Field in Patterson Park.

Each coach earned his 200th career victory earlier this year and is at 203.

Pompey, 62, is in his 29th coaching season. His Red Storm (5-0) is coming off a 52-18 rout of Lake Clifton (4-1). Wrenn, 57, is in his 28th year. His Clippers (4-1) were averaging 42 points until last week's 14-0 upset loss at unranked City (4-1).

Junior stars

In a showcase of talented junior quarterbacks, visiting Aberdeen's Erin Henderson emerged as the winner, 33-17, over Shane West and Havre de Grace in Harford County League action Friday night.

The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Henderson, the younger brother of Maryland linebacker E.J. Henderson, was 4-for-10 passing for a career-high 205 yards and touchdowns of 32 and 75 yards. He also rushed eight times for 130 yards, including touchdowns of 13, 33 and 63 yards.

Aberdeen's Dejan Brown had his sixth touchdown reception and Phillip Brown had the other as the Eagles (4-0, 2-0) remained in a first-place tie with Edgewood (4-1, 2-0) in the league.

West, playing in only his second game since a knee injury, passed for 185 yards and two touchdowns and kicked a 38-yard field goal. Richard Simpson (10 receptions, 127 yards, one touchdown) was the top receiver for the Warriors (2-3, 1-1).

Putting up a wall

Friday afternoon's 14-7 victory over John Carroll, the defending titlist in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference's Silver Division, offered proof that Boys' Latin's defense is a key reason the Lakers (4-0 overall) are off to their best start since the program's 8-1-1 record in 1975.

Linebackers Quin Revel, Pat Kern, Burke Limbach and Jerome Featherstone, as well as defensive ends Zeno Zennaro and Drew Peace, anchored the No. 14 Lakers' three goal-line stands in the game.

Hawks slow Goffigan

In Friday night's 30-12 upset of fourth-ranked Joppatowne (4-1, 1-1), last year's Class 2A state runner-up, North Harford got gritty efforts from linebackers Chris Kidd and John Wilson in limiting second-team All-Metro D'Angelo Goffigan to one touchdown.

Goffigan was coming off a 184-yard, two-touchdown effort against Fallston. For North Harford (3-2, 1-1), Justin Quinn had two interceptions.

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