Western Tech stays perfect, 28-0

Wolverines top Pointers, move to 3-0 for first time

Football

High Schools

October 05, 2003|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

Western Tech senior quarterback Dwight Tillman set the tone on the game's second play, duping the Sparrows Point defense with an option fake to running back Jeremy Williams before disappearing off tackle and up the field for a 57-yard touchdown.

"I just faked it, saw the hole, took off," said Tillman, who rushed for 110 yards and three touchdowns and added a 31-yard scoring pass to Marcus Richardson with 11:14 left in the visiting Wolverines' 28-0 Baltimore County 2A-1A League rout yesterday.

The victory raised Western Tech's record to 3-0 overall, 1-0 in the league, and dropped Sparrows Point to 1-3, 1-1.

Tillman credited the 225-pound Williams (60 rushing yards) for wearing down the Pointers' defense. "I'd hand it off to him and he'd suck their defense in, or I'd fake it to him and go outside," Tillman said.

Brandon Pollard and Blake Carroll had interceptions, Eric Wallace recovered a fumble, Joe Melton had a sack and Joe Diesvaldi and Brian Ludlum each made tackles for lost yardage as part of a defense that has allowed fewer than five points per game.

The 3-0 start is the Wolverines' first in school history, said coach Alan Lagon.

But the Wolverines lost defensive back/running back junior Shawn Cephas for the season to a compound fracture in his lower right leg. Cephas, down late in the second period, was taken by ambulance to Bayview Hospital.

"He was one of our bright spots," Lagon said.

A moment of silence was observed prior to the game for former Sparrows Point soccer player Adam Parr, 17, and golfer Zachary Bradley, 17, who were involved in a car accident on Wednesday.

The boys were transported to Maryland Shock Trauma Center where Parr's death later that night as a result of his injuries rocked the tightly knit community. Bradley remains in critical condition.

Both students were enrolled in college algebra and English 101 at CCBC-Dundalk, from which they were returning when the accident occurred, said principal Robert SantaCroce.

Parr's viewing was yesterday, and his funeral is being held tomorrow, athletic director Russ Lingner said.

"Obviously, it's been devastating," SantaCroce said.

"First people lost their homes, vehicles, belongings, businesses, heirlooms due to the hurricane, but that almost pales in comparison to the loss we've experienced this week," SantaCroce said.

"But this is an extraordinarily positive community, and I've never, in my life, seen young people and adults come together and support one another with so much faith and hope."

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