Mount Hebron stays on a roll

It trips Wilde Lake in OT, 29-22, retains playoff hope

Football

High Schools

November 09, 2003|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

Larry Luthe was a senior defensive back in 1982 on the last Mount Hebron team to reach the state football playoffs.

Yesterday, Luthe coached his alma mater to a 29-22 overtime victory over visiting, sixth-ranked Wilde Lake that could earn Mount Hebron a Class 3A East regional berth.

Andrew Duzor's first career scoring reception, a 5-yarder from Kyle Barnett, lifted the Vikings (7-3, 6-2 Howard County), who trailed throughout before tying it at 22 on Chris Eccelston's 2-yard run.

Last week, the Vikings upset then-fifth-ranked River Hill. A week before that, Mount Hebron lost, 21-18, to No. 4 Glenelg on a touchdown with 35 seconds left.

"We've won six of our last eight games. We might be the most improved team in the metro area," said Luthe, a member of the Vikings' 1A state runners-up to Snow Hill 21 years ago.

Wilde Lake (7-3, 6-2), a five-time state champion ranked No. 1 in The Sun in the preseason, may be eliminated from playoff contention.

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