Edmondson runs over Mervo, 42-0

September 30, 2006|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Senior running back Tariq Jones ran for 219 yards and a score and senior Sterling Jones scored twice in the first quarter as Edmondson easily defeated Mervo last night, 42-0.

The victory was an impressive rebound performance for Edmondson (3-1), which was coming off a 16-6 loss to City last week. The Red Storm took a 26-0 lead in the first quarter, beginning with a 20-yard touchdown run and an 11-yard touchdown run by Sterling Jones.

"We played all right, but we can play even better," said Sterling Jones, whose 83-yard interception return for a touchdown was called back because of a penalty. "City came out last week and they got into our heads and beat us, so we knew we had to come back this week with fire."

Tariq Jones scored on a 38-yard run in the third quarter to make it 33-0, and Edmondson's defense forced three turnovers and recorded two safeties.

"We executed and played the type of football we're used to playing," Edmondson coach Dante Jones said. "We prepared much better [than last week], and after a setback our kids wanted it more. Sometimes you need to be humbled like that."

Edmondson takes on Dunbar next week.

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No. 9 Archbishop Spalding 41, St. John's-CP 0 -- Brian Rutland rushed four times for 54 yards and two touchdowns to power the visiting Cavaliers (5-0) past the Vikings (1-3). Archbishop Spalding held St. John's-CP to 119 yards in total offense while totaling 357 yards itself. Spalding's Jake Trantin had 170 rushes on 14 carries and a touchdown.

No. 13 Perry Hall 35, Catonsville 14 -- Jason Mattison rushed for one touchdown and threw for another as the host Gators (4-0) beat the Comets (2-2).

No. 14 Hereford 62, Owings Mills 0 -- Senior kick returner Nick Narango ran back a punt (17 yards) and a kickoff (57 yards) for touchdowns as the Bulls (3-1) blanked the Eagles (0-4).

Centennial 34, Mount Hebron 6 -- The visiting Eagles (3-1) rolled past the Vikings (2-2) behind senior running back Alex Bechta, who rushed for 121 yards on 22 carries and three touchdowns in the rout.

Fallston 33, Bel Air 27, OT -- Sophomore Matt Barile caught a 7-yard touchdown pass from senior Sean Kelly in overtime to lift the host Cougars (4-0) past the Bobcats (1-3).

Poly 14, Lake Clifton 12 -- The Engineers (3-1) held off the visiting Lakers (2-2) after Poly stopped Dyron Jackson's two-point conversion run that would have tied the game with less than a minute remaining. Poly took the lead on junior Lee Reynolds' 23-yard touchdown run with four minutes left. Jackson pulled Lake Clifton within two points on a 3-yard run, but the Poly defense smothered the two-point attempt.

No. 6 McDonogh 20, Calvert Hall 6 -- Quarterback Jared Jorgensen threw for almost 200 yards with two touchdown passes to Andrew Feinberg and a third to Robby Ford as the Eagles (3-1) handled the visiting Cardinals (0-3).

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