Greyhounds flatten Cards

Price rushes for 195 yards and 2 scores in No. 1 Gilman's 35-7 rout of No. 12 Calvert Hall

Football

High Schools

October 15, 2005|By LEM SATTERFIELD | LEM SATTERFIELD,SUN REPORTER

After watching Calvert Hall dismantle a team his squad required overtime to defeat, coach Biff Poggi told his Gilman Greyhounds he feared the visiting Cardinals.

But if yesterday's 35-7 rout of the 12th-ranked Cardinals means the No. 1 Greyhounds were afraid, then they should always play scared.

Sean Price ran for 195 yards and two scores on 22 carries as Gilman, ranked 22nd nationally, earned its ninth straight Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference win and the inside track to its ninth title.

"We believed Calvert Hall was a great team," said second-team All-Metro linebacker Brian Carroll, one of several seniors playing in his final home game. "It was emotional - the first time we played our best for all four quarters."

Carroll, Ben Eaton, Reggie Fugett, Barney Ehrmann, Ned Lundvall and Will Shikani had one sack each against Syracuse-bound quarterback Andrew Robinson (11-for-22, 172 yards) of Calvert Hall (3-3 overall, 1-2 league).

Meanwhile, Marco Simmons guided his offense behind Carroll, Fugett, Ehrmann, Lundvall, Zach Parkinson, Bobby Davis, Adam Kovars, Jeff Hardy and Chris Burnette, whose average size is 6 feet 2, 210 pounds. Gilman (6-0, 4-0) rushed for 332 of its 370 total offensive yards.

"Our line wears every team down, makes things go our way," said Simmons, whose 6-yard bootleg ended a nine-play, 65-yard drive for a 15-0 lead 5:45 before halftime. "When Sean [Price] broke that long run in the second half and then scored, it took them out of the game."

Simmons referred to a 70-yard run to Calvert Hall's 10-yard line by Price, who, two plays later, scored from 5 yards out. Teddy Ingalls' second extra point kick made it 28-0 with 10:12 left in the third quarter.

"We just keep it between the tackles," said Price, a 6-2, 210-pound player who has drawn interest from Boston College, Notre Dame and Penn State. "By the second half, teams are usually too tired to step up and make tackles."

But the dagger may have come earlier, when Kevin Doyle's second interception - at Calvert Hall's 20-yard line - led to Eaton's second 1-yard scoring run for a 21-0 lead 3:33 before halftime.

Doyle, whose earlier interception set up Ingalls' second-quarter, 31-yard field goal for a 9-0 lead, this time quelled a Cardinals drive while the visitors were still in the game.

"If we score, it's 15-7, so that was big. It's when the blowout started," said Robinson, who made a 27-yard scoring pass to Jeromie Miller with 6:24 to play. "They did everything they were supposed to do, and we did nothing right."

lem.satterfield@baltsun.com

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