Area Roundup - Barry carries Lions past Century

October 30, 2004


SYKESVILLE, Md. - Dave Berry had 280 total yards - 143 rushing and 137 passing - and three touchdowns to lead Walkersville to a 42-14 MVAL Piedmont Conference win over Century on Friday night.

Berry ran for a 5-yard touchdown and had scoring passes of 31 and 28 yards to Mark Ferro and Brandon Geppert. Ferro ran for 48 yards and three touchdowns on only seven carries, while Geppert added 95 yards receiving for the Lions (5-4, 4-1).

Spalding 47, St. John's-PH 38

Keith Ricca added another Maryland passing record to his belt and extended two others, but St. John's at Prospect Hall had a costly late turnover and Archbishop Spalding notched an MIAA 'C' Conference win.

Ricca completed 31 of a record 59 attempts for 389 yards and five touchdowns (one rushing), but the Vikings had the possible go-ahead scoring drive halted by an interception deep in Spalding territory with 3 minutes left in the game.


The Cavaliers (6-2, 3-2) put the game away on a 50-yard touchdown run by Matt Cassilly, who also caught a touchdown. Spalding finished with a staggering 429 rushing yards.

Max Morris caught 11 passes for 181 yards and three touchdowns - leaving him one shy of the career touchdown receptions record. Randal Smedley had 11 receptions for 123 yards and a touchdown and Garrett Miller rushed for 76 yards for the Vikings (5-4, 2-4).

Milton Hersey 51James Buchanan 6

HERSHEY, Pa. - James Buchanan totaled just 104 yards of offense and made it past midfield only once as the Rockets were thumped by Milton Hershey in Mid-Penn Capital action.

Josh Cotton completed 8 of 18 passes for 78 yards and Justin Martin caught four passes for 35 yards for JB (1-8, 0-6).

Joshua Pope rushed for 123 yards and three touchdowns and passed for 58 yards and a touchdown - all in the first half - to lead the Spartans (7-2, 5-1). Thaddeus Davis added two touchdown runs in the win.

Susquehanna Twp. 33 Greencastle 30

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Susquehanna Township scored 26 straight points to erase a 23-7 Greencastle lead and the Indians edged the Blue Devils.

Greencastle built an early lead on a pair of 38-yard touchdown runs by Conrad Myers and Clint Castellar and a 10-yard touchdown pass from Blake Border to Erick Burkholder.

Susquehanna scored twice before halftime to pull to within 23-21 and scored twice more after the half to go up, 33-23.

Greencastle got on the board again on a 55-yard touchdown pass from Border to Myers, but fell short in the end. Border finished 20-for-45 for 278 yards, while Myers rushed for 73 yards. Burkholder pulled down five catches for 52 yards in the loss.

Catoctin 54, Clear Spring 6

CLEAR SPRING - Joe Rakoski rushed for 115 yards on 10 carries, including touchdown runs of 7, 16 and 1 yards, leading Catoctin to an MVAL Antietam win over winless Clear Spring.

Rakoski also returned an interception 35 yards for a score for the Cougars (3-6, 2-4), while Kyle Wyant ran for two touchdowns and Wyatt Baseley and Mike Lovejoy each ran for one TD.

Zach Exline passed to Donnie Lapole for a 46-yard TD completion for the Blazers (0-9, 0-6).

Other area scores

Hampshire 41, Hedgesville 0; Allegany 30, Berkeley Springs 20; Linganore 39, Thomas Johnson 8; Middletown 36, Winters Mill 7; Frederick 37, North Carroll 0; South Carroll 47, Tuscarora 35.


Middletown 2, FSK 0

UNION BRIDGE, Md. - Ali Keeney and Whitney Boyer each scored a goal as Middletown shut out Francis Scott Key in the first round of the Maryland Class 2A West playoffs.

Sabrina Summers had an assist for the Knights (8-7) and keeper Sarah Hess had three saves.

Middletown will play second-seeded North Hagerstown, which received a first-round bye, on Monday at School Stadium. Game time is 5:30 p.m.


Wheaton 1, Frederick 0

WHEATON, Md. - Frederick fell to Wheaton in the first round of the Maryland Class 3A West playoffs.

Moe Aung had nine saves for the Cadets (4-7-2), who outshot Wheaton, 18-16.


HCC in Region XX final

CATONSVILLE, Md. - After dropping its opener, Hagerstown Community College won three straight matches to advance to the championship match of the Region XX Tournament against host Catonsville - the team which beat HCC.

Following a 30-24, 26-30, 30-27, 30-25 loss to Catonsville in its first game, Hagerstown responded with sweeps of Cecil Community College (30-23, 30-20, 30-14), Allegany College (30-23, 30-16, 30-24) and the College of Southern Maryland (30-22, 30-23, 30-24).

Keri Jackson led the Hawks with 66 kills, while Megan Miller had 55 and Katie Spoonire added 43. Savanah Wetzel had 94 digs, Miller had 78, Jackson had 60 and Staci Grabill had 35 to go with 156 assists.

Hagerstown (28-7) will try to avenge its lone loss of the tournament when it takes on Catonsville this morning at 11.

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