Patterson, Woodlawn move on in routs

River Hill, Mount Hebron lose to P.G. County teams

Football regional semifinals

High Schools

November 16, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Second-seeded and 13th-ranked Patterson scored 30 unanswered points and won its Class 4A North semifinal, 38-15, over third-seeded Perry Hall yesterday at Lake Clifton.

Senior running back Thomas Smith, one of the area's leading scorers, accounted for 22 of the Clippers' 38 points, rushing 17 times for 188 yards, three touchdowns and two two-point conversions.

After falling behind 3-0 in the first quarter, Patterson's stout defense surrendered no points to Perry Hall (7-4) until late in the game when the outcome was no longer in doubt.

Mike Venerable, Orlando Webb and Maurice Cornish had interceptions for Patterson. Terrence Woodard chipped in 114 yards rushing yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries for the Clippers (9-2), who will play Saturday at Woodlawn for the region title and a spot in the state semifinals.

"Woodlawn's awfully good," Patterson coach Roger Wrenn said. "We're awfully experienced. Experienced teams tend to not make a lot of mistakes. We're teeny and that's the problem. ... We're excited to be playing for the region championship."

No. 3 Woodlawn 47, Lake Clifton 0: The host Warriors recorded their fourth shutout of the season to set up Saturday's meeting with Patterson.

Senior Lenard Leslie rushed seven times for 94 yards and two touchdowns and senior Jason Goode rushed eight times for 43 yards and two scores for Woodlawn (10-1), the Baltimore County 4A-3A champion.

Senior Keith Mallory returned an interception 82 yards for a second-quarter touchdown.

Gwynn Park 49, No. 9 River Hill 21: Third-seeded and visiting River Hill went down in its first playoff appearance, finishing the year 8-3.

The Hawks used a trick play on their first drive and a halfback pass on their third to build a 14-0 lead, but Prince George's County's Yellow Jackets (10-1) capitalized on six River Hill turnovers to come back and eventually take control of the Class 3A East region semifinal.

Three of the turnovers came in a pivotal third quarter in which Gwynn Park scored 32 points, including three touchdowns off those turnovers.

Douglass-PG 30, Mount Hebron 0: Mount Hebron knew Douglass of Prince George's County was going to call running play after running play. The Vikings consistently stacked the box to counter the run, lining up all 11 defenders on or within 5 yards of the line of scrimmage, but failed to stop the attack in the Class 3A East region semifinals.

Douglass, the Prince George's County champion, called no pass plays. The Eagles rushed 70 times for 376 yards and wore down the visiting Vikings in the lopsided win.

The Vikings (7-4) held Douglass scoreless for most of the first half, but the Eagles got two scores in the final three minutes of the half to build a 14-0 lead.

Douglass moved to 11-0 and will play Gwynn Park in the region final.

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