Walbrook stops Lake Clifton, 14-8

Warriors rally from 8-0 halftime deficit behind defense, Davis' 2 TDs

Football

High Schools

October 26, 2002|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

Moments after helping Walbrook overcome an eight-point halftime deficit for a 14-8 win at Baltimore City 4A rival Lake Clifton yesterday, Brandon Jackson placed a fist on his chest to indicate what it took to win.

"Heart," said the 5-foot-9, 230-pounder. "We stepped it up."

Walbrook executed as plainly as Jackson spoke in winning its sixth straight game to improve to 6-2 overall and 2-0 in the City League 4A, setting up a showdown at 13th-ranked, defending champ Patterson next week.

Jackson's two sacks sparked a defense that limited Lake Clifton (5-3, 1-1) to 32 second-half yards (101 for the game). He also rushed for 75 yards behind a line of Ronald Stevenson, Sherman Trustee, Javon Spicer, David Gore and Sean Anderson.

Walbrook also received solid defensive efforts from Jabrielle White (two sacks), Eugene Shivers (fumble recovery) and Edward Capel, who had an interception and two pass breakups - one of which prevented a touchdown.

"This team dug deep and knew what it took to win," said first-year coach Johnny Brown.

Walbrook quarterback Marvin Davis scored two 1-yard touchdowns - the first ending an 11-play, 47-yard drive to make it 8-6 with five minutes left in the third period. He led the second drive, completing a 10-play, 78-yard march with 42 seconds to play.

Derrick Harrison (22 carries, 165 yards) gained 71 yards on seven carries on the second drive, which ended with his two-point conversion run. On the first scoring drive, Jackson had a 9-yard run on fourth-and-six at the Lakers' 26-yard line.

Walbrook lost four fumbles in the first half, and had a botched punt roll into the end zone for a safety and a 2-0 deficit.

Walbrook's second-quarter fumbles were recovered by Lake Clifton at the Lakers' 23 and at Walbrook's 37. Lake Clifton's Donyea Bennett forced the latter by hammering Davis, who lost control of a ball that rolled backward, and was recovered by the Lakers' Brandon Brown.

Four plays later, Randy Griffith's 26-yard run gave Lake Clifton an 8-0 lead at the end of the first half.

Lake Clifton's Andre Watson, Terel Richardson and Kyle Battle also recovered fumbles, and Watson, Carlton Dildy and Cole Floyd had sacks.

"We made a lot of defensive stops, but they wanted it more," said Lake Clifton coach James Monroe.

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