Green Terrors try not to be farsighted
If there was ever a game a team could overlook, it might be tomorrow's Western Maryland College football game.
Why? Because next Saturday the Green Terrors (4-0, 3-0 in the Centennial Football Conference) take on conference champion Dickinson (4-0, 1-0) in what is likely to be a battle of the unbeatens.
But, first, Western Maryland will be in Ashland, Va., tomorrow to take on Randolph-Macon (2-2).
The Green Terrors are coming off a 39-0 victory over Muhlenberg, and Randolph-Macon has a two-game win streak after it defeated Washington & Lee, 31-9.
Western Maryland junior tailback Rob Johnson, who rushed for 187 yards and two touchdowns against Muhlenberg, will go up against a defense that has allowed opponents an average of 89.3 yards on the ground this season.
The Western Maryland defense was equally impressive last week, allowing Muhlenberg 196 yards -- 106 through the air and 90 via the run. It also forced five turnovers that resulted in 31 Green Terrors points.
Linebacker Trevor Sellers led the way with 10 tackles (increasing
his team lead to 37) and one recovered fumble.
It's safe to say senior Brian Redding (Westminster) has found his scoring touch this month.
Before the team's match against Susquehanna on Saturday, Redding had one goal and one assist, and the Green Terrors were struggling with a 2-5 mark.
Three games later, the Green Terrors are 5-5, and Redding has taken the team lead in scoring with six goals and two assists -- one point in front of senior Ron Chesney (South Carroll).
Last year, Redding led the team in scoring with 11 goals and five assists.
The team will be off to its second consecutive weekend tournament today, when it goes to Washington for the 10-team Gallaudet Tournament.
The Green Terrors improved to 20-3 on Wednesday with a three-game sweep of Elizabethtown.
Last weekend, they went 4-2 in the Juniata Coca-Cola Classic -- won by host Juniata for a second straight year.
Western Maryland and 31 other teams will be competing at the Dickinson (Pa.) College Invitational tomorrow.
The Green Terrors are led by Derek Johnston and Kendra Weible. Last year, Johns Hopkins swept the women's and men's