New Town silences Milford Mill

Titans answer Millers' boasts with third shutout of season, 21-0

Fall sports

October 10, 2006|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,Sun Reporter

During Saturday's trip to see The Texas Chainsaw Massacre at Owings Mills Mall, New Town defensive end Anthony Parker heard unscripted dialogue from neighborhood rival Milford Mill.

"Some of their guys were talking some smack about how badly they were going to beat us today," Parker recalled after yesterday's 21-0 victory at the home of the defending Baltimore County 2A-1A League champion Millers. "Now, they're the ones who might be hearing about it at the theaters next weekend."

Parker had a sack and returned a fumble 31 yards for the Titans' first touchdown, Tyrone McCaffity rushed for 125 yards and the Titans' second score from 23 yards out, and Justin Nicholson caught a 12-yard scoring pass from Dexter Edwards against the Millers (4-1, 3-1), who entered the afternoon having won 15 of their previous 16 games against county rivals, including nine straight.

Donte Driggs blocked a punt and had a sack resulting in a safety, Jordan Downs had two sacks, Tony Randall and Josh Mann had one sack each, and Terrance Macer and Tony Savage each had one interception, as the Titans (4-1, 3-1) registered their third shutout of the year, and their seventh in nine victories during the past two seasons.

New Town's points in last year's 19-10 loss to Milford Mill came on two safeties and Trent Parham's end zone recovery of a punt that was blocked by Randy Rice. Parham and Rice also were part of yesterday's defensive effort.

"People were saying our [6-3] win over Eastern Tech was a fluke," Parker said. "But the fluke was our loss [38-0] to Hereford."

Kenwood 28, Woodlawn 14 -- Donnell Fleming rushed for 76 yards and a touchdown and Geron Mills rushed for a touchdown and had an interception for the host Bluebirds (5-0, 4-0). Kenwood's Zarqui Edwards made nine tackles, had a sack and returned an interception 30 yards for a score.

Boys soccer

Atholton 1, Hammond, 0 -- Atholton has used a familiar formula to win games this fall: Keep things close late, then let conditioning and intensity take over. At Howard County rival Hammond, the Raiders got a goal from sophomore forward Damani Carter in the 70th minute, enough to hold off the Golden Bears for a 1-0 win. It was the fifth one-goal win for Atholton, which improved to 7-1 this season. The Bears, missing senior All-Metro midfielder Mustafa Ebrahimnejad because of a broken collarbone, fell to 5-3-1. After both teams had chances they were unable to convert, Carter slotted a shot low to the near post from the left side from 8 yards out for his second goal of the season. The chance came after John Beltran's shot deflected off a defender. "At halftime, we talked about being more physical and bringing more intensity and I think we did that. I was pleased with how the guys played," Atholton coach Roch DeFrances said.

Glenn Graham

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