Broadneck shuts down Arundel

Broadneck 24 Arundel 13

Football

Varsity

September 22, 2006|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,Sun reporter

Big plays by their defense, including a third-quarter goal-line stand, the place-kicking of Chris McDermott and the play of sophomore quarterback Kyle Colleran led the Broadneck Bruins to a 24-13 win over Arundel last night in Cape St. Claire.

The host and No. 5 Bruins made a memorable debut playing on the new turf field at Lawrence E. Knight Stadium.

Other Broadneck teams, in addition to others who rent the field, have been playing on it since last spring.

"It was great to get out here and play football on it [field]," said Bruins senior defensive back Duncan Spence, who returned an interception 30 yards for a touchdown with 7:25 remaining in the game to seal the win against the No. 7 Wildcats (2-1).

"We had to step it up and protect our house. I was in zone coverage and just broke on their stick-route."

Arundel broke a six-game (including a playoff loss in 2003) losing streak against Broadneck with a 35-13 win last season in Gambrills. The Bruins (3-0) avenged that loss last night and have taken nine of the past 10 games with the Wildcats.

"We're not ready for prime time, but I know we're better than this," Arundel coach Chuck Markiewicz said. "But you can't get too high or too low this early in the season."

The Wildcats jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the first half on a 26-yard field goal by Collin Blugis and a 32-yard interception return for a touchdown by John Holland before the Bruins struck for 14 points in the last five minutes of the half.

Colleran drove 3 yards for a touchdown with 5:06 left. Then, after taking over on downs, Colleran connected with junior J.J. Hicks on a 40-yard pass play for a first and goal at the Wildcats' 9 with 2:19 left in the half.

Three plays later, Colleran connected with Hicks on a 6-yard touchdown pass in the right corner with 1:24 left in the half. McDermott, who gave up soccer for football in his senior year, made it 14-10 Bruins with the kick.

Arundel got a 36-yard field goal by Blugis in the third quarter, after being stopped at the goal line in an earlier drive. The Wildcats ran four plays inside the 10 after having first-and-goal at the 8.

A pass from Nick Elko to Brandon Lemon nearly got in, but ended up being fourth-and-goal at the goal line. The Bruins defensive line stuffed Elko inches short of the end zone.

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