The state Big 33 football roster boasts eight area players, including The Evening Sun Player of the Year, Randallstown's Larry Washington. He will attend the University of Maryland next fall, as will Big 33 teammate Raphael Wall of Wilde Lake. Both are running backs.
Also on the state squad that will face the Pennsylvania senior all-stars at HersheyPark stadium on July 27 are Gilman's Jamal Cox and Keith Kormanik, Poly's Lenard Marcus, Wilde Lake's Ricky Rowe, C. Milton Wright's Daryl Smith and Aberdeen's Byron Turner.
Both Smith (6 feet 1, 270 pounds) and Turner (6-1, 285) are two-way linemen. Both have gone unrecruited because they had not taken the Scholastic Aptitude Test. Both only recently received their SAT results and did exceed 700, the minimum score required by the NCAA.
"Daryl is a great drive blocker," said Wilde Lake coach Doug DuVall. "Some college coach with a scholarship left is going to want to grab up Daryl [or Byron]."
* In last night's Maryland Wrestling Classic at Johns Hopkins, Jon Mack (125 pounds) of Mount St. Joseph earned the Most Valuable Lightweight trophy and Troy Charney (145) of Frederick Douglass was named the Most Valuable Heavyweight. The all-senior squad representing the MSA and Independent schools won the team competition, defeating Class 4A/3A seniors, 28-23, and Class 2A/1A seniors, 34-24. The 2A/1A seniors defeated 4A/3A, 35-19.