Broadneck has Arundel's number, 17-14

No. 2 Bruins advance, beat 'Cats by same score for 3rd straight meeting

Class 4A East football

November 15, 2003|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF

The past three times Arundel and Broadneck have met in high school football, Broadneck has won, 17-14.

It happened last night in the Class 4A East region semifinals in Cape St. Claire, as the host Bruins advanced to next week's region final.

No. 2 Broadneck (11-0) will play host to Thomas Stone (9-2) at 7 p.m. Friday for the region title and a berth in the state semifinals. Thomas Stone advanced by defeating No. 11 Old Mill, 21-7.

Superb defense and junior kicker Chris Desautels, who booted his 11th field goal of the season, a 39-yarder, carried the Bruins, who opened their sixth postseason appearance in seven years by scoring all their points in the first half.

Arundel (7-4) was making its first postseason appearance since 1995. The Wildcats had lost to the Bruins by the identical score in the 2002 regular season and this regular season.

In the third week of this season, Arundel's Bryan Jones missed a 27-yard field-goal attempt in the final minute that would have sent the game to overtime.

His miss in that game was to the left. Last night, Jones' 47-yard attempt against the wind as time expired also missed to the left.

"I told the kids it was going to come down to mistakes and we made two mistakes that cost us the football game, plain and simple," said Arundel coach Chuck Markiewicz, whose team was making its ninth playoff appearance but hasn't won a postseason game since 1979, four years after winning the first of Anne Arundel County's three state titles.

"If the wind wasn't blowing like that, it might have had a chance. It was hooking and the wind knocked it down. "

Arundel scored in the first three minutes of the game, with quarterback Bobby Schram passing 10 yards to Kyle Outlaw.

Broadneck scored all 17 of its points in the second quarter, starting with Desautels' field goal and followed by Kyle Bloomfield's interception return for a touchdown.

Bloomfield read a Schram pass well and made his seventh interception of the year, racing 25 yards for the score and a 10-7 Bruin lead.

"I saw a screen coming and their back didn't turn around and I saw an opening and stepped up," Bloomfield said. "Our coaches prepare so us well for plays like that."

A fumble recovery by Matt Cerny at the Arundel 43 set up the Bruins' final score, a Tony Marino-to-Eshawn Jones 25-yard touchdown pass.

Justin Lee scored from the 1 for Arundel to cap the scoring with 1:55 left in the first half.

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