Douglass runs over Northwestern, 48-6


Five Ducks run for touchdowns in dominant performance

September 12, 2014|By Katherine Dunn | The Baltimore Sun

Douglass' running backs rolled up the yardage Friday afternoon, but they didn't take the credit for the 48-6 win over Northwestern in a Baltimore City Division II football game.

"My offensive line is the key to this," said senior running back Maurice McFadden, who ran for two touchdowns. "We've got a lot of offensive linemen who work hard day in and day out. Hats off to them. They did this."

The host Ducks (2-0, 1-0 division) dominated the line of scrimmage and scored on seven of their nine possessions. Turnovers ended the other two.

The Wildcats (2-0, 0-1) could not handle Antawn Johnson (6-feet-2, 290 pounds), Trevonte Gibbs (6-2, 250), John Tynes (6-feet, 200), Ashton Spinney (603, 255) and Gary McDowell (6-4, 305), who repeatedly sprung the Ducks running backs for long gains.

"The running game is great, but it's the linemen up front," Northwestern coach Caprizio Chisholm said. "The offensive linemen, they're massive. I didn't know they was that big. They're very good up front."

McFadden, a transfer from Franklin, ran for 133 yards and Azariah Bratton-Bey rushed for 110 yards. They scored two touchdowns each as five Ducks ran for scores.

Douglass, which went undefeated through Division II last season and reached the state Class 1A title game, jumped out 14-0 on short scoring runs by Damion Allen Jr. and Bratton-Bey.

The Wildcats answered that with a 60-yard scoring drive, helped by several Ducks penalties, but also by the strong arm of senior quarterback Martez Boone, who was 3-for-4 passing for 55 yards on the drive.

Boone connected with Cortrell Banks on a 15-yard pass that cut the lead to 14-6. Boone was held out of endzone on a two-point conversion try.

After that, however, the Ducks rolled, despite considerable first-half penalty yardage.

McFadden boosted the lead to 20-6 with a 7-yard scoring sprint 5:42 before the half. He officially ran for 34 yards on the 45-yard drive but had 41 yards and a touchdown negated by penalties.

The Wildcats had a couple chances to get back in it when Brandon Thomas recovered a Douglass fumble and Darius Gladden intercepted Ducks quarterback Antonio Casey on the next two drives.

But the ensuing Northwestern drives stalled when Douglass' Dontray Edwards sacked Boone for a 14-yard loss and, on the next drive, Zaywhon Johnson intercepted the ball as it tipped off a Wildcats' receiver's hands.

"This was a statement game for us," Ducks coach Elwood Townsend said. "Last year we played them and it was 12-6 game. We just didn't practice well. There was some things going on with the weather I think and we only had one practice leading up to the game, so we went up there to their field and we didn't have our feet under us, so we worked hard this week and it showed today."

Douglass 48Nortthwestern 6

NW 0 6 0 0 — 6 D 14 6 12 16 — 48

D—Allen 2 run (Casey run)

D—Bratton-Bey 1 run (pass failed)

N—Banks pass from Boone (run failed)

D—McFadden 7 run (run failed)

D—McFadden 26 run (run failed)

D—Bratton-Bey 22 run (kick failed)

D—Williams 1 run (Bratton-Bey run)

D—McCray 13 run (Moore pass from Casey)

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