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By Pat O'Malley and Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF | September 8, 2001
Two touchdowns in the third quarter broke up a 6-6 halftime tie, and No. 4 Annapolis went on to a season-opening 28-6 victory over Meade at Al Laramore Field in Capital City last night. A defense led by Kareem Reed and standout running backs Darren Johnson (two touchdowns) and Darius Johnson were unveiled in the absence of Eric Venerable and a host of graduates from last year's Class 3A state finalist Panthers. Playing without Venerable, who is academically ineligible the first two weeks, the Panthers struggled offensively in the first half, but the Johnsons responded with more than 100 yards rushing apiece.
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By Seth Boster and The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2013
As a 165-pound sophomore cornerback last season, Darius Johnson didn't back down against Archbishop Curley's 280-pound senior running back in a November game. After the Friars' Nik D'Avanzo - an All-Metro first-team selection at defensive tackle last season - took each handoff, a blitzing Johnson hit him in the gap. “He made that kid go backwards,” Crusaders defensive coordinator Keith Rawlings said about Johnson's tackles. St. Paul's won the game, 32-7. Hoping to continue his football career in college, Johnson has approached this summer with a similar tenacity.
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December 8, 1993
LOYOLA (2-1) at AMERICAN U. (0-3)Site: Bender Arena, WashingtonTime: 7:30Radio: noneOutlook: The Greyhounds try to rebound from their first loss, a 90-70 setback to St. Joseph's in which they led most of the game. They can surpass last year's victory total by beating a team that has fallen to George Washington, Villanova and Robert Morris (64-61 Monday). Sparked by senior G Tracy Bergan (20.3 points, 5.3 assists, 3.7 rebounds), the Greyhounds are averaging 86.0 points. F B. J. Pendleton (23 points, 9.3 rebounds)
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By Pat O'Malley and Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF | March 6, 2003
Saying farewell to the Panther Den at Annapolis last night, Laronja "Eke" Owens scored 32 points to lead the No. 4-ranked Panthers to a 72-48 romp over River Hill in the Class 3A East boys basketball semifinals. Owens led a Panthers team that shot 55 percent (29-for-53). It was the final home game for Owens, a 6-foot senior guard who ranks as one of the greatest players in Annapolis history. A three-time All-County player, Owens was All-Metro and County Player of the Year last season, and is the second-leading scorer in school history and fifth on the Anne Arundel county career list.
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By Pat O'Malley and Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF | December 20, 2002
Annapolis held a Christmas party at Southern's expense last night with the trio of Laronja Owens, Josh Johnson and Darius Johnson lighting up the Panthers. Owens tossed in a game-high 23 points and the Johnsons (no relation) combined for 36 as the host and No. 6 Panthers routed No. 12 Southern of Harwood, 85-59. In addition to his points, Owens had a typical game with eight rebounds, a blocked shot, seven steals and five assists. It was the 61st consecutive win by Annapolis (4-1) over an Anne Arundel County team, but was extra sweet because it came over the rival Bulldogs.
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By Pat O'Malley and Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF | March 6, 2003
Saying farewell to the Panther Den at Annapolis last night, Laronja "Eke" Owens scored 32 points to lead the No. 4-ranked Panthers to a 72-48 romp over River Hill in the Class 3A East boys basketball semifinals. Owens led a Panthers team that shot 55 percent (29-for-53). It was the final home game for Owens, a 6-foot senior guard who ranks as one of the greatest players in Annapolis history. A three-time All-County player, Owens was All-Metro and County Player of the Year last season, and is the second-leading scorer in school history and fifth on the Anne Arundel county career list.
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By Pat O'Malley and Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF | January 9, 2002
John Brady says junior Josh Johnson is "one of the best rebounders and finishers inside" in his 25 seasons coaching the Annapolis boys basketball team. Anyone who was at Meade last night would not dispute that statement after watching Johnson score 19 of his game-high 31 points in the fourth quarter and grab a game-high 15 rebounds to pace No. 4 Annapolis to an 89-68 romp over No. 13 Meade. The victory was the 46th in a row for the Panthers over an Anne Arundel County opponent, improving the team's record to 10-0 overall and 4-0 in league.
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By Pat O'Malley | September 8, 2002
Players relish their opponents' making bold comments before they play. Such was the case before the Annapolis-Meade and Severn-McDonogh football games last week. Certain comments gave Annapolis and Severn added incentive, and each went out and posted an impressive season-opening victory, 42-0 by Annapolis and 22-0 by Severn. Before No. 10 Annapolis visited No. 6 Meade on Thursday night, the latter's highly touted senior transfer, Hassan Muhammad II, provided the Panthers ample motivation with a few quotes in a feature story that appeared in the Capital/Gazette newspapers.
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January 23, 1995
COPPIN STATE (7-8)Tonight: Florida A&M, Coppin Center, 7:30 p.m., WOLB (1010 AM). The Eagles are coming off a 55-47 victory over Bethune-Cookman on Thursday. It was Coppin's 24th straight victory at the Coppin Center, equaling its longest home winning streak. Sidney Goodman leads the Eagles with 13.7 points and three assists per game. Coppin's Michael Thomas was MEAC Player of the Week after averaging 14 points, 8.7 rebounds and 3.7 blocks last week. Florida A&M dropped an 84-71 decision to Howard on Saturday.
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By Seth Boster and The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2013
As a 165-pound sophomore cornerback last season, Darius Johnson didn't back down against Archbishop Curley's 280-pound senior running back in a November game. After the Friars' Nik D'Avanzo - an All-Metro first-team selection at defensive tackle last season - took each handoff, a blitzing Johnson hit him in the gap. “He made that kid go backwards,” Crusaders defensive coordinator Keith Rawlings said about Johnson's tackles. St. Paul's won the game, 32-7. Hoping to continue his football career in college, Johnson has approached this summer with a similar tenacity.
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By Pat O'Malley and Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF | December 20, 2002
Annapolis held a Christmas party at Southern's expense last night with the trio of Laronja Owens, Josh Johnson and Darius Johnson lighting up the Panthers. Owens tossed in a game-high 23 points and the Johnsons (no relation) combined for 36 as the host and No. 6 Panthers routed No. 12 Southern of Harwood, 85-59. In addition to his points, Owens had a typical game with eight rebounds, a blocked shot, seven steals and five assists. It was the 61st consecutive win by Annapolis (4-1) over an Anne Arundel County team, but was extra sweet because it came over the rival Bulldogs.
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By Pat O'Malley | September 8, 2002
Players relish their opponents' making bold comments before they play. Such was the case before the Annapolis-Meade and Severn-McDonogh football games last week. Certain comments gave Annapolis and Severn added incentive, and each went out and posted an impressive season-opening victory, 42-0 by Annapolis and 22-0 by Severn. Before No. 10 Annapolis visited No. 6 Meade on Thursday night, the latter's highly touted senior transfer, Hassan Muhammad II, provided the Panthers ample motivation with a few quotes in a feature story that appeared in the Capital/Gazette newspapers.
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By Pat O'Malley and Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF | January 9, 2002
John Brady says junior Josh Johnson is "one of the best rebounders and finishers inside" in his 25 seasons coaching the Annapolis boys basketball team. Anyone who was at Meade last night would not dispute that statement after watching Johnson score 19 of his game-high 31 points in the fourth quarter and grab a game-high 15 rebounds to pace No. 4 Annapolis to an 89-68 romp over No. 13 Meade. The victory was the 46th in a row for the Panthers over an Anne Arundel County opponent, improving the team's record to 10-0 overall and 4-0 in league.
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By Pat O'Malley and Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF | September 8, 2001
Two touchdowns in the third quarter broke up a 6-6 halftime tie, and No. 4 Annapolis went on to a season-opening 28-6 victory over Meade at Al Laramore Field in Capital City last night. A defense led by Kareem Reed and standout running backs Darren Johnson (two touchdowns) and Darius Johnson were unveiled in the absence of Eric Venerable and a host of graduates from last year's Class 3A state finalist Panthers. Playing without Venerable, who is academically ineligible the first two weeks, the Panthers struggled offensively in the first half, but the Johnsons responded with more than 100 yards rushing apiece.
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January 23, 1995
COPPIN STATE (7-8)Tonight: Florida A&M, Coppin Center, 7:30 p.m., WOLB (1010 AM). The Eagles are coming off a 55-47 victory over Bethune-Cookman on Thursday. It was Coppin's 24th straight victory at the Coppin Center, equaling its longest home winning streak. Sidney Goodman leads the Eagles with 13.7 points and three assists per game. Coppin's Michael Thomas was MEAC Player of the Week after averaging 14 points, 8.7 rebounds and 3.7 blocks last week. Florida A&M dropped an 84-71 decision to Howard on Saturday.
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December 8, 1993
LOYOLA (2-1) at AMERICAN U. (0-3)Site: Bender Arena, WashingtonTime: 7:30Radio: noneOutlook: The Greyhounds try to rebound from their first loss, a 90-70 setback to St. Joseph's in which they led most of the game. They can surpass last year's victory total by beating a team that has fallen to George Washington, Villanova and Robert Morris (64-61 Monday). Sparked by senior G Tracy Bergan (20.3 points, 5.3 assists, 3.7 rebounds), the Greyhounds are averaging 86.0 points. F B. J. Pendleton (23 points, 9.3 rebounds)
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