Severna Park will need group effort to top Arundel

anne arundel notebook

November 20, 2008

It's no secret what the key will be for the Severna Park football team to knock off powerful Arundel in tomorrow's Class 4A East regional title game.

The No. 13 Falcons must limit a Wildcats offense that appears unstoppable, led by senior quarterback Billy Cosh, who has thrown for a public schools state record 48 touchdowns this season.

When asked who has stepped up on defense, Severna Park coach J.P. Hines started rattling off names before saying: "Really, all of them have. It's not a one-man show, not any one individual."

A group effort is exactly what it will take to upset the fifth-ranked Wildcats, who defeated Severna Park, 47-28, in the teams' regular season meeting Oct. 17.

"Arundel gave us a lesson, and that really woke up us up," Hines said.

Glenn Graham

Nairn abroad

Former Archbishop Spalding girls soccer standout Christine Nairn, a two-time Parade All-American who was The Sun's Metro Player of the Year last season, was the youngest player named to the U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team, which is competing in the 2008 FIFA Women's World Cup in Chile.

The team opened against France yesterday, and the tournament will continue through Dec. 7.

Glenn Graham

New coach, same result

Broadneck's volleyball team entered the season as the defending Class 4A state champion, and even though the Bruins had a new coach, the result was the same.

Scott Graf stepped in for longtime coach Romonzo Beans, who took over Coppin State's program after winning four state championships at Broadneck.

The Bruins (17-1) rolled through the playoffs and then beat Thomas Johnson, 25-18, 25-21, 23-25, 25-12, in the finals Monday night at the University of Maryland's Ritchie Coliseum.

It was Broadneck's fifth championship in the past nine years.

TODD KARPOVICH

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