City stops No. 6 Patterson

18-12 victory leaves Knights with share of first place in division


High Schools

October 15, 2005|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Sheldon Bell had a game-clinching interception as visiting City earned an 18-12 victory over sixth-ranked Patterson yesterday in a Baltimore City football game.

"When the ball was in my hands and I had the interception, I knew it was over," said Bell, who will play for Duke next year.

"It was a giant burden off my shoulders. I've been trying for three years to beat Patterson and, as a senior, we've finally done it," he added.

The interception followed an 11-yard touchdown run by Ahmad Moulden that pulled the Clippers (5-1) within six.

The Knights (5-1) took an early lead when quarterback Ellis Foster connected with Bell on a 61-yard touchdown pass midway through the first quarter.

City running back Brian Dunston added a 5-yard touchdown run late in the second quarter to give his team a 12-0 lead at halftime.

With the win, City moved into a three-way tie with Patterson and No. 10 Dunbar atop the Division I standings.

Joppatowne 29, Fallston 14 -- Josh Savage ran for a 67-yard touchdown on the game's first play and the Mariners used several other big plays to earn the victory over visiting Fallston. After Savage broke free for the touchdown on the first play from scrimmage, quarterback Antoine Brown threw a two-point conversion pass to Mason Burkes - from the 18-yard line after a penalty - for a quick 8-0 lead that seemed to stun the Cougars. "I know the first play sets the game," said Savage. "I know everyone got of pumped up after [that]." It was the big plays that proved crucial. Joppatowne's Russell Harrell recovered a bungled option pitch and returned the ball 11 yards to the 4-yard line. David Dudley (97 yards) then ran for a 3-yard touchdown on the second play of the second quarter to make it 14-0. Fallston (3-3, 0-3) cut it to 14-6 when Matt Baroch scored on a 72-yard run with 1:29 left in the half. The Mariners (5-1, 2-1) broke it open in the second half. Dudley scored on a 47-yard run on the final play of the third quarter, and Xavier Martin added a touchdown with a 40-yard run early in the fourth period.

No. 10 Dunbar 12, Edmondson 6 -- Middle linebacker Antonio Salter returned an interception 52 yards with 1:03 remaining in the game to give the visiting Poets (4-2) the win over the Red Storm (3-3).

Northeast 8, No. 13 Broadneck 6 -- Running back Jeff Jones rushed for an early touchdown and added a two-point conversion for the host Eagles.

Douglass 26, Northwestern 8 -- Glenn Dezurn led the Ducks' defense with two interceptions, including one that he ran back for 25 yards. Douglass improved to 5-1 and the visiting Wildcats fell to 2-4.

Edgewood 47, Bel Air 20 -- Charlie Brown rushed for 89 yards and two touchdowns and quarterback Jordan Hancock threw for 127 yards and two touchdowns as the Rams routed the visiting Bobcats.

Perry Hall 35, Dulaney 6 -- Jason Mattison threw three touchdown passes, including two to Sean McColligan, as the Gators (6-0) routed the visiting Lions (0-6).

Annapolis 34, No. 9 Arundel 25 -- Damien Kinchen scored three touchdowns for the host Panthers (5-1) as they upset the Wildcats (4-2).

Jeff Seidel contributed to this article.

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