Dulaney lays a hit on Parkville, 37-7

Line eases Scheidt's way to 5 touchdowns for Lions

Football

October 17, 2004|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

John Marquette, Parkville's first-year coach, had one word for Dulaney's offensive line: "Unbelievable."

Marquette spoke after yesterday's 37-7 Baltimore County 4A-3A league loss by his visiting Knights, who were pushed around by the Lions all afternoon.

And when the Lions' line wasn't having its way with Parkville, their 6-foot, 215-pound senior running back, Blake Scheidt, was, often carrying as many as three defenders for extra yardage on his way to rushing for 162 yards and a career-high five touchdowns.

The victory kept alive Dulaney's hopes of surpassing the school's best record (7-3, in 2000 and 2002). The Lions (5-2, 4-0) could qualify for the postseason for the first time in school history, though they still have tough games remaining against Perry Hall, Randallstown and defending league champion Woodlawn.

Dulaney also recorded its highest point total of the season yesterday as it recorded its fifth straight win in improving on its first-place division standing.

"As far as understanding the offense, we've been getting better and better each game," said sixth-year Lions coach Steve Watts, whose team led 22-7 at halftime. "For the offensive line, this is by far their best effort."

Dulaney's line of Clint Feeley, Kevin Brennan, Kyle Sappington, J.B. Hansard, Sean Allison and Joel Tracy blew open the holes for Scheidt, who often was three or four steps beyond the line of scrimmage before facing the first defender.

"It's a blessing to have those guys blocking for me," Scheidt said. "I just tried to display the talent God's given me."

Down 7-0 after Antowon Stephens' 1-yard run capped a seven-play, 39-yard drive for Parkville (5-2, 2-2), the Lions responded quickly.

Scheidt's 1-yard run, followed by the first of Justin Horsman's three extra-point kicks, ended a 10-play, 78-yard drive during which Scheidt rushed seven times for 48 yards.

"That first drive set the tone," said Sappington (6-4, 270), among the largest Lions with Feeley (6-1, 265) and Brennan (5-9, 230).

A fumble recovery by Jimmy Thate inside the Parkville 20-yard line set up Scheidt's 14-yard run, followed by his two-point conversion run for a 15-7 lead with 1:42 left in the first quarter.

Defensively, Tim Turner had a sack, and Thate, Jamie Smith and Adam Stiff all recovered fumbles as the Lions shut down an offense that had averaged more than 25 points.

"Were they 30 points better than us?" Marquette said. "Today they were."

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