Area roundup - 'Dogs find their old bark

October 09, 2004


BASSETT, Va. - Nate Sowers threw four touchdowns and caught another as No. 2 Martinsburg bounced back from its first regular-season loss in nearly three years by trouncing Bassett 37-19 on Friday night.

Sowers, who completed 15 of 25 passes for 191 yards, made his third career touchdown reception when Josh Roemer found him for a 39-yard score on a fake-punt attempt in the first quarter.

Ryan Miller had four catches for 93 yards and two touchdowns, while Josh Twyman and Scotti Smith also had touchdown catches for Martinsburg (6-1). Twyman also rushed for 127 yards in the win.

Hancock 27, Westmar 8

LONACONING, Md. - Josh Ruppenthal rushed for 218 yards, including touchdown runs of 17 and 55 yards, to lead Hancock past Westmar.


Jaret Trail added a 50-yard touchdown run and finished with 87 yards on seven carries for the Panthers (5-1). Ryan Joy had a 38-yard touchdown reception from Kenny Clark in the win.

Justin Keller had a 48-yard touchdown run for Westmar.

St. James 14, Bowling Brook 7

KEYMAR, Md. - St. James pounded out 263 rushing yards - including 111 each from Jimmy Sutch and Eddie Dorsey - and the Saints downed Bowling Brook Prep.

Dorsey also caught a touchdown pass from Nik Holtz, while Miles Chan had a 2-yard touchdown run in the fourth-quarter that capped a 94-yard drive for St. James (3-2).

Dorsey and Drew St. Lawrence each had an interception for the Saints defense, which stood tough in the red zone.

"They had favorable field postion for a lot of the game," Saints coach Chick Meehan said. "We stopped them three times inside the 20, and they didn't get in until late after a long kickoff return."

St. John's-PH 46, Baltimore Lutheran 13

TOWSON, Md. - Keith Ricca threw for 291 yards and six touchdowns as St. John's at Prospect Hall rolled past Baltimore Luthern for its first MIAA 'C' Conference win.

Ricca completed 19 of 33 passes and ran twice for 12 yards accounting for all 35 offensive plays for St. John's (3-3, 1-3). Max Morris caught eight passes for 142 yards and Randal Smedley had five for 102. Morris and Smedley had two touchdowns each, while Garrett Miller and Scott Ritter each had one.

Tafarie Griffiths led the Saints (1-5, 0-3) with 212 total yards - 92 passing, 79 rushing and 41 receiving - and two touchdowns.

Keyser 23, Musselman 21

KEYSER, W.Va. - Chris Szafran scored the game-tying touchdown on a kickoff return with just less than two minutes remaining in the third quarter and M.J. Twyman added the deciding two-point conversion as Keyser edged Musselman.

D.J. Stephenson scored on a 66-yard touchdown run and Michael Marsh added the two-point conversion to give the Applemen (2-4) their first lead of the game at 21-15, but Szafran returned the ensuing kickoff 85 yards for the score.

Rusty Riner scored on a 73-yard touchdown run and added a 40-yard scoring pass to Marsh in the loss.

Twyman finished with two touchdowns for the Golden Tornado (5-1).

Liberty 21, Thomas Johnson 14

ELDERSBURG, Md. - Liberty scored the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter on a 1-yard touchdown pass from Matt Anuszewski to Dustin Walters to defeat Thomas Johnson in MVAL Chesapeake action.

Walters also recovered a TJ fumble and returned it 34 yards for a score and Peyton Zeher had a 14-yard TD run for the Lions (3-3, 1-2)

Jerame DuVall led the Patriots (1-5, 0-3) with 175 total yards, including touchdown runs of 51 and 64 yards.

Westminster 62, Tuscarora 27

WESTMINSTER, Md. - Tuscarora rushed for 364 yards but Westminster used a balanced attack that netted 461 yards in nondivision game.

Cruz Mannherz bolted 80 yards for a Tuscarora touchdown that tied the game 7-7 early in the first period but the Owls stormed out to a 28-7 lead after the first 12 minutes on two touchdown passes from Kevin Clancy to Ryan Finch.

The Owls (3-3) led 47-20 at halftime and Clancy finished 20 of 24 passing for 287 yards and six touchdowns.

Mannherz ran 11 times for 170 yards and Eric Means carried the football 16 times for 130 yards for Tuscarora (1-5).


No. 1 Tuscarora 4, No. 9 Walkersville 0

FREDERICK, Md. - Molly Franklin had a goal and an assist to lead Tuscarora (9-1, 3-1) to an MVAL Piedmont shutout of previously unbeaten Walkersville (3-1-3, 2-1).

Natalie Salovich, Chrissy Conrad and Emily Grant each added a goal, while Emmy Simpkins and Corie-Mae Myers combined for the shutout. Courtney Yee had two assists and Jessie Nino had one for the Titans.

Williamsport 5, Brunswick 2

WILLIAMSPORT - Morggan McGill scored two goals and Ashley Kunkleman had two assists to lead Williamsport to an MVAL Antietam victory over Brunswick.

Sarah Green, Kendal Moss and Julie Hancock each added a goal, while Sarah Shrader and Laura Scuffins had assists for the Wildcats (4-6-1, 2-3).

JV: Williamsport, 4-0.


St. James 1, Potomac 0

McCLAIN, Va. - Steve Lee broke a scoreless tie in the 75th minute to lift St. James over Potomac in Mid Atlantic Conference action.

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