Richards, Overlea race by Patapsco, 34-6

Boys' Latin, Eastern Tech cruise to football wins


High Schools

October 25, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Junior Akeem Richards returned one of two fumble recoveries 25 yards for a touchdown and caught a 40-yard scoring pass from junior quarterback Ariel Morales, as Overlea overcame an early six-point deficit and won its fifth straight, 34-6, over visiting Baltimore County 3A-2A league rival Patapsco yesterday.

Morales rushed for a score and threw a conversion pass to senior Maurice Butler, and junior Joseph Loyal rushed for another touchdown and had an interception as the Falcons (5-2, 5-0 league) prepared for next week's showdown with top-ranked Eastern Tech.

Defensive lineman Cole Floyd had eight tackles and caused two fumbles, and senior linebacker Keon Caesar had five tackles and disrupted two passes as part of a defense that has allowed a total of six points in its past four games.

Senior running back Donovan Bowman scored on a 25-yard run, and sophomore running back Gene Knight added a two-point conversion for Overlea.

Butler and senior defensive back Adam Mondowney also broke up passes for the Falcons, who overcame Patapsco quarterback Rob Sheppard's 1-yard run that put the visiting Patriots (4-4, 2-3) up 6-0 early.

Boys' Latin 68, Lutheran 13: Boys' Latin (5-3, 5-1) clinched at least a share of the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association C Conference title with the lopsided win.

Sophomore tailback Thaddeus Robinson rushed for 139 yards and a score, and junior tailback Shane Walterhoefer carried six times for 118 yards and three touchdowns. The Lakers' two quarterbacks - senior Chris Read and junior Rocco Romero - were 8-for-8 passing.

No. 1 Eastern Tech 38, Franklin 6: The host Mavericks improved to 8-0 behind senior running back Dietrich Wright, who rushed 15 times for 110 yards and two touchdowns.

No. 13 Hereford 54, Towson 0: The Bulls (6-2) gained 540 yards of total offense, including a school-record 217 through the air, and senior kicker John Dinkins set what is believed to be a state record with the 134th extra point of his career.

No. 14 Havre de Grace 37, North Harford 0: Senior quarterback Shane West completed 10 of 16 passes for 144 yards and two touchdowns, and Durrell Grimes recorded four sacks and recovered three fumbles as the host Warriors improved to 7-0.

Boys soccer

No. 4 Loyola 1, Mount St. Joseph 0: Matt Curran scored the game's only goal midway into the second half to lead the visiting Dons (17-0-2).

No. 5 McDonogh 3, Gilman 1: McDonogh trailed 1-0 for nearly 40 minutes before an elbow to the head knocked its sophomore midfielder Wade McHugh unconscious. The Eagles (13-4-2, 10-3-1) then scored three goals in the next five minutes to defeat the host Greyhounds.

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