Matt Sutphin, Fallston's outstanding freshman running back, is expected to start in Thursday night's game at Havre de Grace.
Sutphin, the fourth-leading rusher in the county, suffered back spasms against Aberdeen 10 days ago. Subsequent tests showed no damage and doctors cleared him to play. He was, however, held out of last Thursday's night's game against North Harford as a precaution.
The 5-foot-9, 165-pounder has rushed for 541 yards and eight touchdowns.
Other Fallston players among the county leaders are seniors Adam Hewatt and Brad Thomas, tied for second and third, respectively, in tackles with 104 and 103. Another senior, Tom Wirth, has blocked two punts and a field-goal try.
The boys soccer team got untracked with two wins, beating Havre de Grace and Joppatowne. Against the Mariners, Jason Lockerman and Dave Watts scored in a 2-1 decision. The team captains, senior Jeff Herpel and junior Adam Molinaro, were defensive stars in both games.
* With one game remaining, the JV field hockey team is undefeated and unscored upon. Jen Locke (11 goals) and Jen Adams (six assists) are the offensive leaders.
* In a five-way cross country meet at Fallston, junior Michelle Apland (second to C. Milton Wright's Jen Englehart in 19 minutes 20 seconds) and senior Mike Anderson (eighth in 17:42) were the school's top finishers.
Around the colleges
Injuries to players ahead of them on the depth charts have played a role in the freshman seasons of two former All-County football players from C. Milton Wright.
Brad Fordyce is a reserve linebacker for Division II Springfield (Mass.) College (1-5) and has played in the last four games. He has eight tackles, including four in a loss to No. 2-ranked New Haven. Because of a series of injuries at his position, it is expected he will see more playing time in the team's last four games.
At James Madison, Chris Gill is listed as a tailback, but has seen no action to date. Barring further injuries at the position, he will redshirt this season. When the Dukes were down to starting their No. 3 tailback, Gill made the traveling squad for the Massachusetts game three weeks ago. But with the injured ready to return (yesterday was an open date), it is not likely he will get any playing time.
* Jennifer Healey (North Harford/Towson State) of Jarrettsville has been named a Collegiate Scholastic All-American by the United States Achievement Academy for the second straight year. Healey, a senior defensive player for the women's lacrosse team, has a 3.8 average in psychology. At North Harford, she was an All-County selection in lacrosse and basketball.