No question, McDonogh has a statement game

Rout of Calvert Hall keeps Eagles on a roll

High Schools

Football notebook

October 06, 2003|By Lem Satterfield and Pat O'Malley | Lem Satterfield and Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF

McDonogh made a statement with Saturday's 41-14 rout at Calvert Hall, a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference rival.

And that statement is: It's back.

Rory Sanborn was 8-for-13 for 90 yards with touchdown passes of 7 and 15 yards to Cory Davis, and another scoring pass of 20 yards to Darrius Hayward-Bey. Nick Marshall rushed for 101 yards and a touchdown, and Bryn Holmes ran for 80 yards and another score as the Eagles (4-1, 1-0) built a 41-0 lead before allowing two late scores by the Cardinals (1-4, 0-1).

The Eagles, coming off a 3-6 season, rushed for 295 yards. They seem primed to resume the status they achieved during 2000 and 2001 when they were outright champions, and, co-champs with Gilman, respectively.

"We got spanked," said Calvert Hall coach Jay Robinson, whose team has lost, 7-6, to Washington power St. John's, and 17-14 to unbeaten Douglass of Prince George's County - teams with a combined 10-0 record.

"They beat us in every phase of the game - offensive line, defensive line," Robinson said.

What makes this year's Eagles scary is their corps of receivers, with Davis, track sprint champ Hayward-Bey (6 feet 4), Wagner University-bound basketball player Justin Drummond (6-5) and Anthony Lott.

The Eagles' league debut also was the opening of Calvert Hall's Sofsport playing surface. Installed at the Cardinals' Paul Angelo Russo Stadium, the surface is the same one used at the Ravens' M&T Bank Stadium.

Record-breaker

Loch Raven's Quinton Burley finished with 374 all-purpose yards and scored a state-record eight touchdowns in Friday night's 63-33 Baltimore County 2A-1A League victory over Chesapeake-BC.

Burley rushed for six scores, including runs of 48, 54 and 55 yards, returned a kickoff 85 yards and caught a 55-yard touchdown pass as the Raiders (1-3, 1-0) vanquished the Bayhawks (1-3, 1-1).

Looking for her chance

While sixth-ranked Edmondson (4-1, 1-1) was being upset by unranked Poly (3-2, 2-0), senior Tykisha Countess was itching to get into the game.

But the 5-2, 117-pounder never got her chance.

Listed as a split end on the Red Storm's roster, Countess is in her first varsity season up from the JV, where she caught two touchdown passes on down-and-outs. She also made an interception for the city champs.

"I've seen her hit a guy, turn him upside down, and he was like, `Who was the guy who hit me,' " assistant coach Willie Taylor said of Countess, who has played only once this season in a rout of Southwestern. "Then somebody told him he had gotten hit by a girl."

Striking back

After having been trounced by a combined 53-9 in its two previous games, St. Mary's of Anne Arundel County took out its frustrations on Pikesville of Baltimore County.

Running back Donte Sylve rushed for 311 yards and five touchdowns as the Saints (3-2) whipped the winless Panthers (0-5). Next up for the Saints is MIAA B Conference-rival Cardinal Gibbons, which is off to a 5-0 start under 25-year-old coach Donald Davis.

Quick hits

Broadneck's Jeff Herrick (97-54) moved closer to becoming Anne Arundel County's eighth coach to reach 100 career victories with last week's 20-0 win over Annapolis, the Bruins' third shutout of the year. ... Mike Rutland rushed for 139 yards and three touchdowns, and his twin brother, Steve, had a 74-yard kickoff return among his two scores in a 44-22 rout of Friends that moved Spalding to a school-record 5-0.

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