Catonsville football celebrates homecoming with win over Woodlawn
Oct 16, 2014 at 11:44 PM
The Catonsville High football team couldn't have picked a better way to treat the homecoming crowd on Thursday night as the Comets played a complete game on defense, offense and special teams and defeated visiting Woodlawn, 20-8.
Defensively, the Comets (4-3) had seven sacks and five interceptions and held the Warriors (4-3) to just 103 total yards from scrimmage, including only nine in the second half.
Tavon Lofties led the sack brigade with five and Nate Merrill and Antwan Pearson each added one.
"I was hungry," said Lofties, a 6-foot-5, 225-pound senior. "Some of the plays I was beating them at first, but then they started getting on me so I had to use some of the swim moves or rips so I could get right past them and that's how I got the sacks."
While he was eating up quarterback James Keaton, defensive back Brian Taylor was gobbling up passes as he hauled in three interceptions in the second half.
"I was looking for him the whole time," Terzi said. "I saw the corner was playing him to the inside and he made one move to the outside and I threw it up to him, he got it and he did the rest."
Johnson had eight catches and a touchdown five days earlier in a 20-12 loss to Milford Mill and has 23 receptions for a team-high 401 yards and four touchdowns.
This one was a momentum changer.
"It feel great," said Terzi, who has thrown for eight TDs and completed 55 of 112 passes for 698 yards. "It just lifts the whole chemistry of the team up and the defense comes out and they play great too."
Against Woodlawn, he connected on 7 of 10 for 134 yards and two touchdowns.
"They (Terzi and Johnson) have started to click as the year has gone on," Catonsville coach Rich Hambor said. "Early in the year Danny didn't really have a feel and he's really got the timing down now for all the routes our wideouts are running."
After Terzi connected with Johnson on the bomb, he found his other favorite receiver, Antwan Pearson, for a two-point conversion, making it 14-0 with 10:09 left in the first half.
Woodlawn responded one play after a Comet fumble when Keaton connected with wide receiver Devin Dixon for a 37-yard scoring strike with 3:56 left in the half.
Another Catonsville fumble, returned 33 yards by Karon Scott, led to a Warrior drive that included 31 yards on a screen pass to Tyree Nesmith that moved the ball to the Comet six-yard line.
That's where Catonsville's defense made the key stand of the night.