Terrors look to avenge F&M; football loss Western Maryland notebook

The frustration continues for the Western Maryland College football team.

For the third straight game, Rob Johnson ran for over 100 yards and the team racked up more than 400 yards of total offense, but all the Green Terrors have to show for it is two losses and a tie.


One big play last Saturday in the team's 33-19 loss to Centennial Conference leader Dickinson pretty much sums up how things have gone.

Trailing 20-12 early in the fourth quarter and with the ball on the Dickinson 9, sophomore quarterback Brian Van Deusen dropped back to pass, was sacked and fumbled. Dickinson nose guard Todd Brown picked up the loose ball and ran 88 yards to make it 27-12.


The frustration first began last year at this time. The Green Terrors were 5-1, coming off a 17-14 win against Dickinson, and unbeaten (4-0) in the conference.

They traveled to Franklin & Marshall and dropped a 41-27 decision.

Their only win since then was against Juniata in this year's opener. The Green Terrors get a chance to avenge the Franklin & Marshall loss on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Bair Stadium.

Quarterback Bill Meekings had a big day last year against the Green Terrors, completing 23 of 34 passes for 283 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for 68 yards and a touchdown.

The Diplomats (2-4 overall, 1-2 in the conference) are coming off of a 17-3 win over Georgetown. Freshman tailback Andy Surtz set a school record with 231 yards on 29 carries.

The Diplomats more than doubled their entire rushing output on the season last week with 325 yards. They only had 310 yards in the five previous games.

The Green Terrors had another big receiving day from junior Alan Pietkiewicz. He caught nine balls for 59 yards and two scores. He now has 42 catches for 566 yards -- third in the conference.



The Green Terrors (18-10) had another solid showing in their North/South Classic over the weekend.

After dropping their first match in pool play to Gallaudet, the Green Terrors won their next four to win their bracket.

They followed with a win over conference foe Franklin & Marshall in the semifinal round -- avenging a loss earlier in the season -- before losing to York in the title round.

York was a surprise to reach the tournament final. On Sept. 26, the Green Terrors swept York in three straight -- 15-5, 15-6, 15-8. Liberty grad Emily Hall played a significant role in York's win.

It was the Green Terrors' third straight runner-up finish in their own tournament. They have appeared in all 12 of the classic's finals.

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The Green Terrors (2-10) will close their season with home dates against York today and Franklin & Marshall on Saturday.

They ended a seven-game skid Saturday with a 2-1 win over Frostburg State. Maria Duva and Kellie Mitros scored and Westminster High graduate Amy Grocki had an assist.

On Tuesday, the Green Terrors dropped a 1-0 decision to Elizabethtown.