No. 2 River Hill 5-0 after beating Long Reach, 32-16

Top-ranked Loyola rejects Curley upset bid

Football

October 07, 2006|By Mike Frainie | Mike Frainie,Special to the Sun

On a rainy night in Howard County, the Long Reach Lightning got knocked out by visiting River Hill's thunder and lightning.

Backfield mates Zach Martin and Michael Campanaro - running behind a smaller but determined offensive line - scored all five touchdowns for the second-ranked Hawks (5-0, 5-0) en route to a 32-16 win in a Howard County League game last night.

How well does the pair complement each other? Martin accounted for 218 yards rushing, while Campanaro chipped in 217 all-purpose yards (141 rushing, 76 passing) in the victory.

"We played a great game, and we just kept going back and forth between the two of them," Hawks coach Brian Van Deusen said. "It was just like thunder and lightning. They complement each other so well."

Martin got on the board first, using a 6-yard run to cap an eight-play, 73-yard drive and give River Hill a 7-0 lead 3:18 into the game.

"That gave us the momentum early," Martin said. "We couldn't ask for a better start. Our offensive line came right out and set the tone."

The Hawks used another 10-yard run by Martin 1:42 into the second quarter to take a 13-0 lead, and then it was Campanaro's turn.

On third-and-12 from the Hawks' 24-yard line, the sophomore made an acrobatic, fingertip catch of a Daniel Hostetler pass at the River Hill 45, then raced untouched into the end zone for a 76-yard touchdown to increase the lead to 18-0.

Miller added another touchdown on a 20-yard run with 1:15 left in the first half to give the Hawks a 25-0 lead at the half. The Hawks out-gained Long Reach (3-2, 3-2), 295-53, in the first half.

"We had a great week of practice this week," Van Deusen said. "We put together a great game plan, and we were able to execute it. We finished drives this week, and the guys up front did a great job."

Martin says the win in a game that featured the Howard County co-champions from last year was a big one for the Hawks.

"We knew they'd be ready; we knew they wanted us," Martin said. "We came to play tonight."

No. 1 Loyola 34, Curley 26 -- The visiting Dons (6-0) blocked three punts, including one with four minutes remaining in the game. The final block resulted in the go-ahead touchdown. Loyola senior Kory Kapinos had two touchdowns on runs of 50 and 55 yards against the Friars (4-2).

No. 3 City 14, Carver 0 -- Dominic Roseborough (two touchdowns and a two-point conversion) scored all 14 points for the host Knights (5-0) in a shutout of the Bears.

No. 7 Spalding 48, John Carroll 6 -- The Cavaliers (6-0) rolled up 452 yards rushing, including 165 by senior Jake Trantin, who ran for two scores and returned a kickoff 76 yards for another touchdown against the Patriots (1-5). Boys' Latin 27, Severn 13 -- Senior running back Tyricuz Ishway rushed for 200 yards on 22 carries and two touchdowns for the Lakers (5-1), who cruised past the visiting Admirals (2-3).

Staff reports contributed to this article.

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