Patterson rolls, 30-12

Wade scores four TDs

Sophomore rushes for 124 as Clippers defeat City for their third win in row

Football

October 09, 2004|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

A year ago, Anton Wade spent much of his time as a little league running back for Madison Recreation's Council, being dazzled by Patterson's All-Metro running back Thomas Smith.

"I really looked up to him," said Wade, now a Patterson sophomore. "I thought maybe this year, I could come out and do just as well."

In last night's come-from-behind, 30-12 victory over Baltimore City Division I rival City, the 6-foot-2, 180-pound Wade turned in a pretty good imitation of Smith, rushing for the first four Clippers touchdowns, and gaining 124 yards.

"I had no idea it was going to happen like this," said Wade, who followed the blocking of Ron Williams, Angelo Corporal, Darrick Shears, Doug Clayton and Solomon Jenkins. "I just played my hardest and did what I had to do. This is a great start for me."

An earlier 34-8 loser to No. 8 Dunbar, Patterson (5-1, 3-1) earned its third straight victory and career win No. 216 for coach Roger Wrenn, overcoming a 6-0 deficit as well as a penalty-laden first half.

Tied at 12 at halftime, the Clippers shut down the Knights defensively, behind Williams, DeShawn Barrett (seven tackles) and Steven Barrett (five tackles), Stanley Epps and Kenard Scott, all of whom had sacks.

The Clippers also shined in the secondary, where Timothy Rieh had an interception at the 1-yard line, and broke up a pass in the end zone, and Corporal recovered a fumble.

But City (4-2, 1-2) began the game with intensity, forcing a Clippers' punt on their initial drive before springing Anthony Johnson for a 43-yard touchdown and a 6-0 lead with 8:33 left in the first quarter. Patterson's next drive ended at City's 3, and a penalty nullified Rieh's 65-yard punt return for a score.

"We were messing up our reads, making too many penalties," said DeShawn Barrett, who also recovered a fumble and had three receptions for 62 yards. "But we're a different team since the Dunbar game, and we showed that by getting it together in the second half."

No. 8 Dunbar 52, Edmondson 8: Marcus Taylor was 5-for-8 for 190 yards and threw scoring passes of 38, 40 and 62 yards in the Poets' win over the Red Storm at Morgan State University.

All-Metro Nathan Irby (85 yards) rushed for scores of 4 and 20 yards, a two-point conversion, and returned an interception 60 yards to set up Quinton Garris' 26-yard run.

Athalie Reviera had two sacks and a fumble recovery, and Yusef Dorman-El had a sack in the fifth straight win for the Poets (5-1, 4-1).

Edmondson is 3-3 and 3-2.

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