Lake Clifton defeats W.E.B. DuBois, 20-16

Foster strips QB, races 77 yards for game-winner

Football

High Schools

October 17, 2003|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

Benched for missing a tackle in a game last week, Lake Clifton linebacker Darren Foster entered yesterday's Baltimore City Division II game with W.E.B. DuBois in the second period and stole the show in the fourth quarter.

Foster stripped the ball from Panthers quarterback Marcus Parham and raced, untouched, 77 yards for the game-winning score in a 20-16 win before a homecoming crowd of about 1,500 at Lake Clifton.

"They were running the option and the quarterback was right in my face, so the ball was there for the taking," said Foster, whose Lakers (5-1, 5-0) have the inside track on a conference crown.

"I'm a senior, and it's homecoming. So as I ran, all I thought was, `Don't drop the ball.' "

Ronald Scott's 4-yard scoring run capped a game-opening, eight play, 80-yard drive, and Lake Clifton led 8-0 after Jacob Hartley's conversion run.

But the Panthers (4-2, 4-1) scored 16 unanswered points in the second quarter. They led 10-8 after Parham's 29-yard scoring pass to Walter Ingram was followed by Davon Carter's conversion pass to Malcolm Smith. And it was 16-8 after Parham's 55-yard interception return set up his 21-yard scoring pass to Marcus Catlett.

But the Lakers were within 16-14 on Scott's 34-yard catch from Ivan Bailey on a Hail Mary 11 seconds before halftime. Bailey had gone 0-for-5, thrown an interception and faced fourth-and-10 when Scott out-leaped two defenders in the end zone.

"I was nervous, but I told Ivan, `Throw it up and I'll get it,' " said Scott, who later stripped the ball from Panthers running back Eric Hammond (75 yards) at Lake Clifton's 30 line after Hammond had covered 20 yards.

Poly 14, Dunbar 0: Second-team All-Baltimore City/County running back Jasmond Walker rushed for 160 yards and a touchdown, and Shanorm Young ran for another score and a two-point conversion as the Engineers moved to 6-1 overall and 6-0 in Division I of Baltimore City.

Aaron Ball and Melvin Rice recovered fumbles, and Darion Stackhouse had an interception against Dunbar (6-1 overall, 5-1), as Poly took over first place in the conference in a game played before 1,500 at newly renovated Lumsden-Scott Stadium.

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