Big fourth quarter breaks open game for No. 1 Old Mill

19-point final period puts away Severna Park, 28-6


High Schools

October 04, 2003|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF

Making its debut as the metro area's No. 1-ranked football team, Old Mill excelled all-around in the final quarter to defeat Severna Park, 28-6, last night.

The host Patriots (5-0) broke open a close game by scoring 19 points in the final 12 minutes in front of a large crowd at Bob Golliday Stadium in Millersville.

"The defense set up the offense, and we cashed in," said Old Mill coach Mike Marcus.

Terrell Ingram and Shane Rickmon inspired the Patriots' defense, and two more juniors, quarterback John Brown and running back Derek Goughenour, fueled the offense.

"Everybody, the whole defense, came out," said Ingram, whose team avenged a 12-6 loss to Severna Park at Old Mill last year.

"The line and the linebackers were flying to the ball. The whole defense played great. We wanted this bad. This is the most focused I've ever seen this team. We came out gunning."

Senior running back Devin Bradley had another stellar game for Old Mill with 132 yards rushing on 19 attempts. He also scored the Patriots' first touchdown in the second quarter, and Goughenour's 71-yard dash on a quick trap in the first minute of the last quarter gave Old Mill a 16-0 lead.

Ingram had picked off Ryan Willey's pass at the Old Mill 29 to set up Goughenour's long-distance run. Brit Lilly, who kicked field goals from 23 and 35 yards out, booted the extra point to make it 16-0.

The Falcons (3-2) got on the board on a 25-yard touchdown pass from Willey to Tommy Zichelli to make it 16-6 with 7:41 left, but an 87-yard touchdown pass from Brown to Kevin Barnes on the play after the kickoff broke the spirit of the visitors.

Severna Park's Dan White, who had an interception, had Barnes covered as the two streaked down the right sideline. White got a hand on Brown's pass as he and Barnes went up for the ball, but it tipped forward into Barnes' hands.

The University of Maryland-bound Barnes, who plays receiver and defensive back, gathered it in and was gone, leaving White sprawled in front of the Old Mill bench. Suddenly, it was 23-6 with 7:19 left.

Lilly's second field goal with 3:33 remaining was followed by an Old Mill safety to cap the scoring.

"They're very good, very good," said Severna Park coach J.P. Hines, whose Falcons had been yielding just 8.3 points a game.

"I personally underestimated them as a coach, and that's my fault. I didn't realize they were that good. I thought defensively we played well, but we didn't play well enough. I was really impressed with No. 26 [Goughenour]. He has some wheels."

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