Boys' Latin downs John Carroll, loses yet another running back

Football

October 10, 2004|By Bill Blewett | Bill Blewett,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Boys' Latin's misfortune with running backs continued, but the Lakers still dominated John Carroll, 28-11, in a football game between the reigning Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association C Conference co-champions yesterday in Bel Air.

Thaddeus Robinson left the game in the third quarter with a dislocated ankle. Robinson, who rushed for 300 yards in a game a week earlier, is expected to be out three to six weeks. The junior had replaced Shane Walterhoefer, the Lakers' outstanding running back who broke his leg two weeks earlier.

Robinson was injured at the end of a 15-yard run that preceded the Lakers' third touchdown. In the second quarter, he ran 31 yards on a fake punt to set up the second touchdown.

Senior quarterback Rocco Romero led the Lakers (3-2, 2-0) to 221 yards of total offense. He passed 44 yards to James Neal then ran 5 yards to take a 7-0 lead in the first quarter. He completed five of eight passes for 81 yards and rushed for 58 yards.

"[Romero] has been awesome," Boys' Latin coach Richie Schell said. "He has never played quarterback before."

Romero passed 2 yards to Jack Kozelski for the Lakers' second score. Chris Boland, Robinson's replacement at running back, scored the Lakers' two other touchdowns on short runs in the second half.

John Carroll quarterback Bryan Wolfe left the game with an arm injury late in the second quarter. Travis Rowe, who stopped a Boys' Latin drive with an end-zone interception, replaced Wolfe at quarterback and directed the Patriots (3-3, 2-1) to a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

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