Led by QB Crane, Mavs run past Randallstown

He rushes for two TDs, sets up a third

No. 13 Eastern Tech 23 Randallstown 0


October 13, 2007|By Stefen Lovelace | Stefen Lovelace,Sun Reporter

The Randallstown football team knew exactly what to expect against No. 13 Eastern Tech.

Rams coach Albert Howard described the team as a "physical, run-it-down-your-throat team" and knew that the Mavericks were led by running backs Derryck Davis, Andre Hall and Darian Conners.

It was the running prowess of Eastern Tech quarterback Travis Crane, however, that ended up being the deciding factor in a 23-0 victory for the Mavericks at Essex Community College last night.

"He's just a real mobile kid," Eastern Tech coach Marc Mesaros said. "We can put him in the shotgun, and he's dangerous. He's a difference-maker, and he's always been that way."

In the first quarter, on a third-and-11, Crane faked a handoff out of the shotgun and found a small seam. He scampered 71 yards for the first score of the game. In the second quarter, he sneaked the ball in at the goal line for his second touchdown.

He wasn't done. Later in the quarter, he took another sneak 30 yards to set up a Davis score.

"Basically when my number's called, I have to step up and perform," Crane said. "In the past, the quarterback's not known for a runner, but the blockers just blocked for me and I took off."

Crane finished with 106 yards on four carries and two touchdowns.

The Mavericks' defense took care of the rest. Joey Jones intercepted Rams quarterback Tashaun Stanfill-Perry at the Eastern Tech 1-yard line to end one drive in the second quarter.

With the Rams charging at the Eastern Tech 12 in the third, the Mavericks got back-to-back sacks from Aaron Wilson and Davis to preserve the shutout.

"The defense really stepped up big for us," Crane said. "They played awesome tonight."

Stanfill-Perry completed 20 of 40 passes for 206 yards but had two interceptions.

The win keeps Eastern Tech undefeated in Baltimore County 3A-2A play at 6-0 and drops Randallstown to 5-1.


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