Woodlawn to open new stadium Oct. 25 against Milford Mill

Rutter's three touchdowns spark F.S. Key's rebound

High Schools

Football notebook

October 13, 2003|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

Woodlawn's Oct. 25 homecoming game against rival Milford Mill will mark the grand opening of the school's 2,000-seat, $600,000 stadium complex, athletic director Michael Sye said.

Def Jam Records president Kevin Liles, a 1986 Woodlawn graduate, donated $150,000 to the project, which will feature VIP seating, concessions, a multi-functional press box and a digital scoreboard.

"There will be three phone lines, including a line for laptops, along with a computer in the press box," Sye said. "We'll get stadium lights in the future."

Rutter on the run

Second-team All-Metro running back/linebacker Josh Rutter rushed for an 8-yard touchdown, caught a 49-yard pass for another and returned a punt 65 yards for a third score in a 40-6 win over Carroll County rival Century that helped Francis Scott Key (5-1) rebound from a loss to South Carroll.

Zingler zings it

Greg Zingler's first snap of Friday night's game against Anne Arundel County rival Meade was his first as a starting quarterback on Severna Park's varsity squad.

But for the rest of the evening, he didn't play as if that were the case.

The 15-year-old sophomore, subbing for injured starter Ryan Willey, went 16-for-35 for 160 yards, and threw scoring passes of 10 and 15 yards to Dean Samuel and Sean DiBlasi, respectively, in the Falcons' 23-0 win.

"He played great," said coach J.P. Hines of Severna Park (4-2). "He'll probably compete for a starting role."

Home repairs

Poly athletic director Mark Schlenoff, whose Lumsden-Scott Stadium had been deemed unplayable for this season, said the Engineers will play host Thursday to city rival Dunbar in their first home game of the season on a newly sodded field that was paid for with a $20,000 donation from alumni.

Pallotti reaps dividends

Quarterback Kevin Olive has 812 passing yards for 11 touchdowns, receiver Tim Jennings has 707 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns, and running back Alan Rice has 981 rushing yards for 11 scores to lead Pallotti (6-0) of Laurel, which clinched its first winning season since 1993 with Friday night's 14-6 win over Virginia's Bishop Ireton.

No longer able to compete with powers DeMatha, Gonzaga and Good Counsel, Pallotti left the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference in 2000 for the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association, which split into three leagues based on programs' abilities.

Pallotti is 1-0 in the C Conference entering Friday night's showdown with defending champ Boys' Latin (3-3, 2-1), which edged conference rival Spalding (5-1, 1-1), 14-13, last week to prevent the Cavaliers from tying a school record for single-season wins.

Another shutout

Eastern Tech's 56-0 shutout of Owings Mills on Friday night was the third straight for the No. 3 Mavericks (6-0), who have five shutouts overall and eight during a 12-game regular-season winning streak. The Mavericks have outscored this year's opponents, 213-12.

Tillman takes over

Quarterback Dwight Tillman scored on runs of 20 and 40 yards, Brandon Pollard caught a touchdown pass and ran for another score, and Jeremy Williams had a 1-yard touchdown run as Western Tech (4-0) continued the best start in school history with Friday night's 34-6 rout of Cecil County power Elkton.

The Wolverines have allowed 19 points. The loss was the second straight for Elkton (3-2), which had beaten defending 1A state champ Bohemia Manor.

Quick hits

Perry Hall (5-1, 2-1) shut out defending Baltimore County 4A-3A league co-champion Dundalk (3-3, 2-1), 13-0. ... Jesse Murphy rushed for 253 yards and two scores, helping Harford Tech (1-4) toa 27-20 win over North East.

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