Foster lifts City over L. Clifton with 2 TDs

City 20 Lake Clifton 0

Football

September 16, 2006|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,Sun reporter

Aware of questions concerning his maturity as a leader of a talented City team, sophomore Ellis Foster went a long way toward answering them in yesterday's 20-0 Baltimore City League Division I rout of visiting Lake Clifton.

Foster threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Sheldon Waller and a two-point conversion pass to Dominick Roseborough for an 8-0 lead with 15 seconds left in the first half.

Foster also rushed for 1-yard scores late in the third and fourth quarters.

Foster's effort, along with a stingy defense, lifted the sixth-ranked defending champion Knights (2-0 overall, 1-0 league) to their 12th win in the past 13 games, setting up next Saturday night's showdown at Poly with No. 15 Edmondson (2-0, 1-0). Edmondson routed Douglass, 28-0, yesterday.

"The nervousness that was there last year wasn't there today," Foster said. "I have a lot more confidence in the players around me, and we're more confident as a team."

Chris Hale recovered two fumbles, Joshua Rushing had an interception and a fumble recovery, Terence Eubanks had a sack and a blocked punt, and Timothy Reed recovered a fumble as the defense limited Lake Clifton to minus-25 yards overall, and did not allow a first down in the second half.

The offensive line of Hale, James Carmon, Zion Pyatt, Troy Marable and William Mackell was penalized several times for holding before "getting it together and pointing out the right blocks to make" in the second half, Hale said.

The Knights' running game generated 296 yards to soften up the Lakers, mostly with Roseborough (64 yards) and Brian Dunston (114).

"The defense set up the offense by making the hits, giving us good field position. The running backs did their jobs by not fumbling the ball," Dunston said. "[Ellis] did a lot of things well. He's just a sophomore, but he was a leader out there." lem.satterfield@baltsun.com

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