Centennial tops Fallston for 3A East volleyball crown

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November 09, 2008|By Mike Frainie | Mike Frainie,Special to The Baltimore Sun

In a battle of unbeaten teams yesterday, top-ranked Centennial (18-0) used 18 kills by sophomore Samantha Brostrom to defeat No. 4 Fallston (17-1), 25-13, 25-18, 25-21, and win the Class 3A East region volleyball championship.

The host Eagles advanced to Wednesday's Class 3A state semifinals at the University of Maryland's Ritchie Coliseum in College Park, where they will face Northern of Calvert County.

"We didn't really change anything for this game," Centennial coach Larry Schofield said.

"We were really in sync today, so I just told them to keep doing what they were doing."

In Anne Arundel County, visiting and third-ranked Broadneck (16-1) got 13 kills and 10 digs from senior Caroline Jacobs to defeat host and seventh-ranked Severna Park (15-3), 25-17, 25-22, 27-29, 25-18, and win the Class 4A East title.

Broadneck, the defending state Class 4A champion, will face Eleanor Roosevelt of Prince George's County in Thursday's 4A state semifinals at 8 p.m.

"They've been here before," first-year Broadneck coach Scott Graf said of his team.

"This is a very well-traveled road for them.

"We had a really good practice yesterday, and I think we'll be ready to go."


No. 2 LOYOLA 35, GEORGETOWN PREP 7:: Connor Bruns threw for two touchdowns and ran for another touchdown as the Dons (10-0) blanked the host Little Hoyas (7-3). Terence Garvin caught a touchdown pass and also rushed for a touchdown for the Dons.

No. 10 MOUNT ST. JOSEPH 47, CARDINAL GIBBONS 0:: Mike Draper had two interceptions as the Gaels (7-2) shut out the visiting Crusaders (2-8). Renard Robinson led the offense with two touchdowns - one rushing and one receiving. The Gaels finished the season undefeated at home.

MCDONOGH 22, No. 11 GILMAN 14:: Rudy Johnson threw for three touchdowns to lead the Eagles (4-6) over the host Greyhounds (6-4). Johnson connected with Justin Gross twice and found Curtis Holmes for a third score.

PERRY HALL 21, No. 14 MILFORD MILL 14:: Cody Creed recovered a fumble in the end zone to stop a potential game-tying score, and the Gators (8-2) held on to defeat the host Millers (8-2).

FRANKLIN 35, DULANEY 6:: Keith Ford threw for four touchdowns to lead the Indians (7-3) over the host Lions (0-10). The senior connected with wide receiver Clayton Smith for three touchdowns.

Baltimore Sun reporters contributed to this article.

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