Punt, pass, kick
Six local football players, ranging in age from 8 to 14, won their respective age groups at this year's local NFL Gatorade Punt, Pass and Kick competition at Middle River.
Eight-year-old Brian Vierheller of Forest Hill was tops among 24 participants in his age group, scoring 132 points. He had a 39-foot, 6-inch punt, a 46-6 pass and a 46-0 kick.
Jonathan Kauserud of Bel Air won the age-10 division with a 61-3 punt, 88-6 pass, and 69-9 kick (219.6 points). He beat 41 other opponents.
In the age-11 competition, William Hugo of Bel Air was a winner with a 64-6 pass, 73-0 pass and a 59-0 kick.
The 12-year-old winner was Ryan Kiel of Kingsville, a member of the Fallston team. He scored 269.6 total points. A whopping 101-8 punt, a 75-8 pass and a 92-2 kick accounted for his total.
Jeremy Burns of Forest Hill, a finalist from last year's competition, beat 22 other competitors for a win in the age-13 bracket. He recorded a 94-1 punt, a 72-4 pass and a 83-11 kick.
David Phenner of Bel Air, with a strong performance in each of the age-14 categories, recorded a total of 272.1. He had a 106-5 punt, 75-2 pass and 90-6 kick.
Each winner, all members of the Harford County-Baltimore Youth Football League, moves on to sectional competition later this month.
In 11-13 Harford/Baltimore Football league action last weekend, Jarrettsville improved to 2-1 with a 34-6 win over Bel Air.
Jarrettsville quarterback Clifton Berger scored once on a 20-yard run and ran back one of three interceptions 60 yards for another score.
Lee Veader scored on two running plays, while Adam Lucas also had a big day for Jarrettsville, rushing for over 80 yards.
The offensive line, led by Billy and Kerry Harvey, Chris Baughman, Ned Shatzer and Steve Schultz worked together to hold Bel Air to one score.
* 6-8 -- Bel Air 26, Parkville 6; Cockeysville 13, Edgewood/JT 6; Middle River 24, Stembridge 8; Overlea 39, Reisterstown 18.
* 7-9 -- Parkville 21, Edgemere 12; Overlea 24, Aberdeen 0; Fallston 34, Jarrettsville 24; Edgewood J/T 20, Cockeysville 13.
* 8-10 -- Overlea 36, Parkville 6; Fallston 26, Towson 14; Edgewood J/T 24, Jarrettsville 9; Cockeysville 36, Lutherville/Timonium 0; Middle River 32, Reisterstown 12.
* 9-11 -- Middle River 14, Edgemere 0; Cockeysville 26, Edgewood J/T 6; Overlea 28, Jarrettsville 0; Bel Air 8, Aberdeen O.
* 10-12 -- Bel Air 13, Parkville 12; Middle River 40, Jarrettsville 0; Edgewood J/T 20, Cockeysville 14; Towson 12, Fallston 0; Aberdeen 20, Overlea 14.
* 11-13 -- Overlea 8, Aberdeen 0; Middle River 41, Lutherville-Timonium 0; Edgewood J/T 30, Cockeysville 0; Jarrettsville 34, Bel Air 6.
* Under-14 -- The Hickory Rebels (2-0-1) defeated Jarrettsville, 7-0, in Harford County Sunday travel league action.
The Rebels spread out the scoring, with goals coming from Brandon Schmoll, Nick Hayes, Steve Poole, Ryan MacNeil, Travis Canavan, Brent Gebhardt and Chris White.
In under-14 Harford County Saturday travel action, the Havre de Grace Lightning defeated the Forest Hill Strikers, 8-0, to improve to 1-1. Jarrettsville Green handed the Hickory Strikers a 4-2 loss for its first win.
* Under-13 -- Three first-half goals carried the GHSC Scorpions to a 3-2 victory over the Phoenix Arsenal in recent Baltimore Beltway action at Dulaney High School.
Eric Syphard, Derrick Snyder and Aaron Sherwood provided the goals while the lone assist was provided by Syphard off of a corner kick.
Keeper Jim Kopp finished with six saves as the Scorpions improved to 3-3-2.
* Under-12 -- The Greater Harford Lightning jumped to a 2-0 halftime lead against the Bel Air Crunch, then cruised to a 6-0 victory in Baltimore City travel league action.
Johnnie Meise scored in the first half, assisted by Kevin Ruzek, and Eric Yankolonis scored the other goal on a pass from Jonathan Borozzi.
Second-half goals for the Lightning were tallied by Matt Mech unassisted, Patrick Bukovsky from Meise, John Heatwole assisted by Marco Romanell, and Romanell, who was assisted by Mech.
Goalkeeper Brad Bonovich stopped a penalty shot and a one-on-one breakaway to preserve the shutout.
Steve Piotrowski, Jason Hinson, Derek Birkmire, Chad Hildebrandt and Ben Stutzer also played defense.
* Under-16 -- The Joppatowne Soccer Club defeated the Emmorton Blasts, 6-1, in Baltimore Beltway league action.
Scoring for Joppatowne's potent offensive line were Carrie Gorsch (two goals), and Nina Pierorazio, Amanda Laughton, Michael Zilka and Kelly Vandarwarka, each with one goal.
Goalkeeper Nickole Duval recorded six saves.
* Under-12 -- Emmorton remained undefeated (3-0) with a 4-1 win over Joppatowne last Saturday at William S. James Elementary.
April Madden opened the scoring early in the first half on an assist from Jessica Fruhling. Shelly Reft then scored the next three Emmorton goals on assists from Nicole Neubauer, Kate Duffy and Monica Mikhail.
The defense was led by Kim Siegel, Brandy Lucero and Sarah Bande.
Goalkeeper Lindsay Bugda recorded 10 saves in the victory.
To report recreation games, scores and results, send detailed information to: Sports Department, Harford County, Baltimore Sun, 15 Churchville Rd., Suite 112, Bel Air, Md., 21014. Deadline is noon Thursday.