Douglass' Thompson must wait for chance to be record player

Senior awaits opportunity to best coach's goal mark


High School

April 08, 2003|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

Douglass attackman Marcus Thompson had nine goals and two assists when his coach, John Robinson, pulled him from a12-2 rout of City with about four minutes to play.

"The truth is that I didn't want him to break the record - not that easily," Robinson said. "He's going to break the record, there's no doubt about that. But if he's going to break it, then I want it to happen in a much tougher situation. I want him to work for it."

The record Robinson spoke of is the Ducks' single-game mark of 10 goals established by the coach when he was a senior midfielder at Douglass in 1997.

Robinson, 23, whose Ducks are 4-0 in the Baltimore City League B Division, also holds the single-season goal-scoring mark of 96, also established during his senior year. Thompson, a senior, came within three of that mark with 93 goals last spring.

A B-average student who has drawn interest from Catholic University, Thompson, 18, owns the Ducks' career goals mark with 169. His 24 goals and nine assists this season rank second among metro area scoring leaders.

A 6-foot-2, 200-pounder who quarterbacked the Ducks' football team to the city's Class 3A championship last fall, Thompson will try to add to his scoring totals in games at Lake Clifton today and at Poly on Thursday.

Friars sign

Second-team All-Metro guard Tom Green and linebacker teammate Mike Hammer have signed to play football at Shepherd College in Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Green, a 6-3, 260-pounder who also wrestled, and Hammer, a 5-11, 205-pounder, were co-captains of Archbishop Curley and both earned All-Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference honors.

They are the sixth and seventh players to sign to play college football under sixth-year coach Sean Murphy.

Former first-team All-Metro Jack Herzog is a starting defensive end at Division I-AA Virginia Military Institute. Former second-team All-Metro William Marcus is a wide receiver at Towson University. Second-team All-Metro running back Eric Spence started last fall at Division III national semifinalist Bridgewater College in Virginia.

Former second-team All-City/County quarterback Mike Armstrong is on scholarship as a reserve at Towson University, and fullback Mark Koenig plays at McDaniel College.

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