No. 11 Spalding outruns Severn, 23-3


September 17, 2006|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,Sun reporter

Archbishop Spalding football coach Mike Whittles likes to call senior Jake Trantin "a beast."

Yesterday, the 6-foot-2, 215-pound running back-linebacker showed why, leading the No. 11 Cavaliers (3-0) to a 23-3 victory over Severn at Broadneck High's new turf field.

Trantin had 156 yards rushing, including touchdown runs of 48 and 1 yard. In addition, he constantly punished Severn ball carriers with jarring hits as the defending Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference champions earned their first league win.

"Jake is a beast," Whittles said. "I've been telling everybody that. Colleges better start talking to him because he's a prime piece of property. He's powerful."

Trantin ran for 131 yards and two touchdowns in the second half and was one of the main reasons Severn (0-3, 0-1) gained only 28 yards rushing.

"Trantin, oh my; I wish I had 11 of him," Severn coach Tony Werner said.

No. 1 Loyola 14, Landon 7 -- Sophomore quarterback Leon Kinnard threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to senior Devin Gordon for the go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter for the Dons (3-0). Kinnard also ran for Loyola's first score in the win over the Bears.

No. 12 Parkville 35, Woodlawn 7 -- The Knights (2-0) rolled over the Warriors (0-2) as senior Russell Winborn (11 carries, 115 yards) ran for four touchdowns. Linebacker Tai-Jee Glenn-Akles also scored for Parkville when he returned an interception 90 yards in the third quarter.

Staff reports contributed to this article.

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