Boys' Latin rallies to hand Spalding its first loss, 14-7

Romeo, Boland shine in winning 80-yard drive


October 16, 2004|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

Running back Chris Boland's 3-yard scoring run ended a 12-play, 80-yard drive for Boys' Latin, and senior Mark DiPasquale's interception thwarted Archbishop Spalding's last chance with 41 seconds left in a come-from-behind, 14-7 victory for the visiting Lakers yesterday.

The win kept Boys' Latin (4-2 overall, 3-0 league) on pace to win its third straight Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association C Conference crown and dropped the Cavaliers to 5-1, 2-1.

Quarterback Rocco Romeo keyed the game-winning march, which ended with 4:55 left, with runs of 3, 14 and 16 yards - all for first downs. Romeo also came through in the drive with first-down passes of 13 and 19 yards to, respectively, Morgan Brooks and Henry Lubke.

Spalding took a 7-0 lead on the game's first possession, a seven-play, 41-yard drive topped by Sean Hatley's 1-yard touchdown dash.

But the Lakers' Wes Wharton returned the ensuing kickoff 86 yards for a touchdown, which with the first of Lubke's two extra-point kicks, tied the score.

Boys' Latin played the game without five injured starters, including second-team All-Metro running back Shane Walterhoefer, who is out for the season with a broken leg.

The Lakers, one-point winners over the Cavaliers last season, have league games left against Pallotti, Lutheran and Friends.

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