No. 5 Woodlawn routs Randallstown

Wilde Lake prevails in OT

Loyola upsets McDonogh

Football

High Schools

October 12, 2003|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

Woodlawn's Damon Garnett pocketed $20 from his older brother, Jeff, after yesterday's 26-6 victory at Baltimore County Class 4A-3A League rival Randallstown.

It was yet another way the senior linebacker cashed in.

Garnett returned two of Woodlawn's five interceptions for touchdowns of 40 and 55 yards, and teammate Keith Mallory did the same with a 24-yard interception as fifth-ranked Woodlawn (3-0 league, 5-1 overall) won its fourth straight game.

The Rams (4-2 overall, 2-1 county) turned the ball over nine times. Woodlawn's Trey Lynch had an interception and a fumble recovery; Kheon Hendricks had a sack and a fumble recovery; Lenard Leslie and Scott Burley caused and recovered fumbles; and Lewan Leslie had an interception.

Andre Fuller and Michael Barnes had sacks, and Jason Goode and Ronnie Brown combined for 15 tackles as Woodlawn held Randallstown to 164 total yards.

"We played our hearts out," said Garnett, who made 16 tackles and sealed the victory with his 55-yard touchdown with 1:40 to play. "The ball came right to me, so I took it to the house both times."

Jordan Brown gave Woodlawn a 6-0 lead in the first quarter, but he left the game with a sprained ankle in the second quarter. He should return next week against Dundalk.

"With us being rival schools, [Randallstown] made it tough on our offense," said Burley, a Maryland-bound lineman. "But our defense made up for what the offense couldn't do."

Woodlawn led 12-0 with 2:16 left in the first quarter when Mallory intercepted Marcus McLain, who faced a first-and-15 from his 11-yard line.

Garnett's 40-yard return, which gave Woodlawn a 19-0 first-quarter lead, came with McLain facing a third-and-20 from his 27-yard line.

Woodlawn had only 155 yards against Randallstown's defense, which got fumble recoveries from Efren Edwards and Timothy Morris and an interception by Jamari McCollough. On separate occasions in the third quarter, Woodlawn drives ended at the Rams' 1- and 2-yard lines.

"Minus turnovers, the score is 6-6," Rams defensive coordinator Evan Murray said. "They simply took advantage of them."

No. 8 Wilde Lake 21, No. 6 River Hill 14: Junior Chris Forrest scored two of his three touchdowns on quarterback sneaks, including the game-winner from inside the 1-yard line on fourth down, lifting the visiting Wildecats (5-1) in overtime over the Hawks (5-1).

The game ended with safety Gabe Ross and lineman Dane Randolph taking down River Hill's Thomas Perkins in the backfield on fourth-and-four.

Wilde Lake pulled into a second-place tie with River Hill in the Howard County League. They trail unranked Glenelg, which rose to 6-0 after yesterday's 42-21 win over Long Reach.

Forrest exploited the Hawks' front to rush for 111 of his season-high 137 yards in the first half. He scored two touchdowns, 64 yards on an option and 5 yards on a sneak.

River Hill rallied behind two touchdown passes by junior Ben Hostetler (13-for-25, 133 yards) in the final period to force overtime, the latter thrown to Ben Nowak with 2:04 left in regulation.

Loyola 21, No. 10 McDonogh 18: Quarterback Brady Smith threw for one touchdown and ran for another, a 1-yard score with 2:49 left that gave the visiting Dons (3-3 overall, 1-0 Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference) a stunning, come-from-behind victory over the Eagles (4-2, 1-1).

After McDonogh took an 18-0 lead in the second quarter, Smith carried Loyola to the victory by compiling 270 yards of total offense. He ran for 115 yards on 20 carries and went 15-for-23 for 155 yards.

Staff reports contributed to this article.

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