Roundup: Cacoctin tops Middletown

September 23, 2000

Roundup: Cacoctin tops Middletown


MIDDLETOWN, Md. - Catoctin's football team waited 18 years to taste victory against Middletown.

"This is a credit to this year's players who believed they could win,'' said head coach Doug Williams after Catoctin's 15-9 victory over the Knights Friday night in a Monocacy Valley Athletic League contest. "It's a long time coming and victory is sweet."

The game came down to the smallest of margins - an inch.

Middletown moved the ball one inch short of the goal line with 24 seconds left in the game

Middletown (0-3, 0-2) went to its fullback - D.J. Costello - but the Catoctin defense stuffed the play to preserve the victory.

Catoctin, trailing 6-0 at halftime and 9-0 in the third quarter, rallied for touchdowns in the third and fourth quarters. Cougar quarterback Brad Nesbitt came up with the big plays, twice connecting for scores with receiver Kevin Favorite.


Catoctin (1-2, 1-1) closed the gap to 9-7 in the third quarter when Nesbitt and Favorite hooked up on a 63-yard touchdown. Favorite kicked the extra point.

Then, in the fourth quarter, Nesbitt found Favorite again for a 24-yard score and Aaron Venables added the two-point conversion run.

Favorite finished with five catches for 180 yards, Nesbitt completed 8 of 11 for 187 yards and Quinn Williams rushed for 87 yards for the Cougars.



M - D. J. Costello 3 run (kick failed)

M - 36 FG

C - Kevin Favorite 63 pass from Brad Nesbit (Favorite kick)

C - Favorite 24 pass from Nesbit (Aaron Venables run)


First downs615


Passing Yards187168


Total Offense267308




Records: Catoctin 1-2, 1-1; Middletown 0-3, 0-2.

Walkersville 28, Smithsburg 0

WALKERSVILLE, Md. - Pat Calloway rushed for two touchdowns and 200 yards and Cory Hoffman scored one touchdown and rushed for 147 yards as Walkersville blanked Smithsburg in the MVAL.

Calloway scored on runs of 10 and 58 yards and also caught a two-point conversion in the second quarter after Scott Beaver scored on a 10-yard run.

Jason Abbott kicked two extra points.



W-Pat Calloway 10 run

W-Scott Beaver 10 run (Calloway pass from Jeremy Fuller)

W-Calloway 58 run (Jason Abbott kick)

W-Cory Hoffman 9 run (Abbott kick).

Records: Walkersville 1-2, 1-1; Smithsburg 1-2, 0-2.

Greencastle 28, Big Spring 0

NEWVILLE, Pa. - Mike Jemison had 21 carries for 195 yards and the first two Greencastle touchdowns of the night as the No. 2 Blue Devils won their opener in the Mid Penn Colonial.

Daniel Reese added 100 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries for Greencastle (4-0, 1-0), which nearly outgained the Bulldogs by a 2-1 margin.


Big Spring0000-0

GA-Mike Jemison 70 run (Dave Izer kick)

GA-Jemison 3 run (Izer kick)

GA-Daniel Reese 41 run (Izer kick)

GA-Reese 10 run (Izer kick)


First Downs1310


Passing Yards44119


Total Yardage54-40751-206




Record: Greencastle (4-0, 1-0).

Maryland Football Scores

Walkersville 28, Smithsburg 0; FSK 24, North Hagerstown 0; South Hagerstown 14, Boonsboro 7; Williamsport 28, Brunswick 15; Catoctin 15, Middletown 9.

West Virginia Football Scores

Jefferson 31, Stone Bridge 18; Martinsburg 22, Hedgesville 12; Northern Garrett 28, Berkeley Springs 13.

Pennsylvania Football Score

Greencastle 28, Big Spring 0.


Frederick tournament

BRUNSWICK, Md. - Penalty kicks determined three of the four wins in the first round of the Frederick boys soccer tournament.

Middletown over Catoctin, 5-0, Linganore advanced against Urbana (2-2), Frederick edging out Thomas Johnson (2-2) and Brunswick beating Walkersville (1-1) on penalty kicks.

Second round action continues today at Brunswick High School.

Greencastle 3, Biglerville 2

BIGLERVILLE, Pa. - Josh Meketa had two goals and assisted on the third as No. 4 Greencastle-Antrim won its third straight. Micah Laughlin and Shuaiming Peng had assists for the Blue Devils (6-2).

South 4, Grace 3

Sharew Hailu had three goals and one assist for South Hagerstown (2-4). Emmens Rho had one goal. Goalie Scott Barish had 15 saves.

Hans Lehman led Grace Academy (4-2) with two goals. Josh Barnhart had one.

Shalom 3, Heritage 2

MARION, Pa. - Simon Henry, Tony Salvant and Keith Gayman all scored in a winning effort for Shalom. Ian Ellis and Ryan Marquiss each scored a goal, Jessie Latta had an assist and goalie Justin Cline had 10 saves for Heritage (4-2-1, 2-1).


Clear Spring 6, Musselman 1

INWOOD, W.Va. - Allison Gozora pulled off a hat trick to help lead the Blazers over Musselman (3-6). Tawnya Blair had two goals and an assist, Lauren Ebersole had a goal with an assist while Jessica Cunningham and Amber Krenzer each had an assist for Clear Spring (2-3).

St. John's-PH 2, Sidwell Friends 0

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