Zepp stands out for Westminster in defeat

While Linganore's John Seymour was running for 239 yards and three touchdowns in Friday's 33-18 victory over Westminster, the Owls' Gabe Zepp quietly turned in an impressive performance of his own.

Zepp rushed for 143 yards and two touchdowns for Westminster, although most of his yardage came when the game was out of reach.


With Westminster trailing, 26-6, in the fourth quarter, Zepp ran for 42 yards during the Owls' scoring drive, including a 14-yard touchdown run.

In the final moments, he broke an impressive 66-yard touchdown run. Zepp, a 5-foot-10, 165-pound running back, weaved his way through nearly the entire Linganore defense in a driving rain for the score.


Records, streaks, milestones

* City's 26-0 win over Calvert Hall on Saturday extended the area's

longest winning streak to 17.

* Sparrows Point's 20-6 victory over Milford Mill on Friday ended the area's longest losing streak at 30.

* Lansdowne, which lost to Parkville 42-0 on Friday, now owns the area's longest losing streak, 20 games.

* C. Milton Wright won its 32nd consecutive regular-season game, 28-0, over Joppatowne on Friday.

* Overlea's 36-14 victory over Loch Raven on Friday extended the Falcons' winning streak against Baltimore County opponents to 36.

* Dunbar recorded its sixth straight shutout on Friday, 32-0, over Northern.


That is Wilde stuff

After Wilde Lake struggled to a 3-0 overtime victory over Howard on Sept. 25, Wildecats coach Doug DuVall was asked if the rest of Howard County had caught up with his team, the county's perennial power.

DuVall noted that Wilde Lake was hurt because it is the smallest school in the county and that "the league seems to be more balanced."

With one league game remaining, however, it is apparent that the balance of power has not shifted. The Wildecats clinched at least a share of their fourth consecutive county title by defeating Glenelg, 28-0.

Point of no return

When Poly's Khari Tucker returned a punt 78 yards for an apparent touchdown against Delaware's Salesianum on Friday, it appeared to be the key play of the game.


And it was, unfortunately for Poly, which lost, 12-7.

Tucker's return would have given the Engineers at least a 13-6 lead in a game where offense was not at a premium. But Poly's Kendall West was called for clipping and the touchdown was called back.

"The punt being called back was the turning point of the game," Poly coach Augie Waibel said.