* 75-pounders -- Three touchdowns by Montae Lawson helped lift the Pasadena Chargers to a 19-7 victory Saturday over the Buccaneers in the first round of the Anne Arundel County Youth Football League playoffs.
The Buccaneers went ahead 7-0 in the first quarter after a 30-yard touchdown run by Eddie Dolch and an extra-point run by Britt Mitchell.
Pasadena evened the score on its ensuing first-quarter possession when Lawson ran for a 43-yard touchdown and the ensuing extra point.
The Chargers (8-1) took the lead for good in the third quarter on a 22-yard touchdown run by Lawson and then added an insurance score with 45 seconds left when Lawson broke loose for a 40-yard score.
"In all my years of coaching I have never seen two teams hit as hard or want a game as bad as these two teams," said Bucs coach Tony Reina, whose team finished the season with a 7-2 record.
Dolch led the Bucs in their losing cause with 10 carries for 87 yards. Mitchell finished the day with 62 yards on seven carries and Drew Ward ran the ball three times for 16 yards.
Blocking well all season for the Bucs were linemen Freddie Sutherland, Steve Hayes, Cori Steward, Ryne Curry, Mike Mahon, Silas Arce, Josh Booth, Kevin Crowder, Andrew Sears, Norman Henthorne and Jeremy Boss.
Patrick Rice led the way defensively for the Buccaneers with four tackles, eight assists and two forced fumbles. Other defensive standouts included Mitchell (seven tackles), Billy Schollian (nine tackles, fumble recovery), Todd Nelson (four tackles), Corey Reina (three tackles), Jason McDonald and Steve Yaruta (three tackles) and Chris Guinoo (two tackles).
* 90-pounders -- Cedric Murphy scored on two long touchdown bursts to help the Andover Apaches advance in the first round of the County playoffs on Saturday with an 18-0 victory over the
Gambrills-Odenton Recreation Council Wildcats.
Murphy's runs covered 54 and 45 yards. Matt Norwood (two catches 40 yards) added a 30-yard touchdown reception. The offensive line was lead by Mike Phisterer, Don Jacobs, Louis Anuszieski and Gil Cavey.
Matt Blick recovered two fumbles to lead the defense. Other defensive standouts included Kevin Mitchell, Jimmy Richardson and Eric Pinckney. Andover will host the Pasadena Chargers at Andover Field for the North County championship.
* 105-pounders -- The GORC Wildcats used a 20-point fourth quarter to upend the Severn Savages, 20-7, in an opening-round playoff game Saturday.
The Savages took the lead early in the first quarter thanks to Dennis Williams Jr. and Darren Johnson. Williams hit Johnson with a 40-yard pass that put the Savages on the Wildcats' 1-yard line. Johnson scored on a 1-yard run four plays later.
Jarrod Ross and Kirk Barrett led the Savages' defense throughout the first half. Ross intercepted a GORC pass in the end zone to thwart a possible game-tying touchdown just before halftime.
Jeff Lloyd's late third-quarter fumble recovery deep in Severn territory help set up an early fourth-quarter touchdown, and Kris Lundborg hooked up with Terrence "Ice-T" Dorsey on an 18-yard pass play. The Savages managed to hold onto a narrow 7-6 lead as Travis Blake missed the two-point conversion kick.
With six minutes left in the game, Dorsey scored the game-winner with a 45-yard scamper behind the blocking of Andre Penny, Mark Tribbett, Matt Tribbett,and Norey Roy. Blake added the conversion kick.
* 120-pounders -- The Andover Apaches (10-0) advanced to this Saturday's Chesapeake Division championship game against Pasadena with a 31-6 triumph over the Brooklyn Park Broncos (6-4).
The Apaches took an early 13-0 lead in the first period, thanks to a 55-yard touchdown burst by Dominic Harris. Dennis Emge passed to Billy Whitecotton for the extra point. Otis James added another score by returning a fumble 18 yards. The
Broncos came within a touchdown later in the quarter, thanks to Tavon Roundtree's 50-yard touchdown pass from Tim Lathe.
Keith Eldridge gave Andover a 13-point cushion in the third stanza by sprinting 60 yards for a touchdown. He then added his second touchdown of the game in the fourth quarter on a 1-yard run.
* 140-pounders -- Defensively, the winners were paced by Matt Stoffel, Mike Parks, Jeff Trevillian, Santo Bowie, T. J. Drury, Henry Hutton, Mark Gillespie, Toney Twitty and Jason Santostefano.
Andover's 14 second-quarter points proved to be enough, as they slipped by the Brooklyn Park Broncos, 14-10, in the opening round of the Chesapeake Division playoffs.
Sean Williams scored the game's first touchdown on a 5-yard run. Tim Wilburn passed to Justin Walters for the extra point. Kiki Ellis rambled 15 yards for the Apaches' final score, with Shawn Gaither providing the extra point.
Jason Steigler's 1-yard plunge, coupled with a two-point kick brought the Broncos to within six at 14-8.
With less than two minutes to play in the game, Brooklyn Park drove to the Andover 10-yard line, but was unable to score the go-ahead touchdown. After taking over on downs, the Apaches decided to take a safety rather than risk a blocked punt. The Apaches then pulled off a successful onside kick to keep the ball and run out the clock.
The Andover coaching staff lauded the play of David Kessler, Jon Poe, Cody Gales, Danny Rosales, Shawn Thomas, Shaun Drocella, Jason Poor, Brian Speakman, John Slemaker and Lamont Jackson.
Youth soccer * 12-and-under girls -- The Arundel Soccer Association Jets (9-0) claimed the county championship Saturday with a 1-0 win over St. Jane.
Erin Hartman scored the game-winning goal. Erin Calloway, Abria Queen, Whitney Gotay and Lindsey Turney contributed to the Jets' success.
* 11-and-under boys -- Chris Osborn's goal wasn't enough to keep the Arundel Soccer Association Strike Force from dropping a 5-1 decision to Linthicum Ferndale.
Franklin McDonald, Evan Lankford, Nick Haramis and Joey Rogers played well in a losing cause for the 3-6-1 Strike Force.
Ice hockey Neil Buchlietner and Tim Moore led the Chesapeake Chiefs Bantam A team to three victories in the first weekend of play in
Buchlietner scored three goals and had five assists and Moore put the puck into the net four times and assisted on two others in victories over Wintersport, Pa., Lehigh Valley, Pa., and the Tri City Eagles of Reston, Va.
The Chiefs shut out Wintersport, 5-0, on Saturday with Moore scoring twice and Buchlietner assisting on three goals.
The Chiefs ran their Delaware Valley Hockey League record to 2-0 on Sunday with a 6-1 win over Lehigh Valley at Piney Orchard Ice Rink.
The third victory for the Chiefs was a 4-3 win over Tri City.
Buchlietner settled the tense game with 58 seconds left when he stole the puck in the offensive end, juked a defender and the goalie and flipped a shot into the upper right corner of the net.
Goalie Steve Sudnick made 14 saves in that win, which gave the Chiefs a 1-0-1 record in the Capitol Beltway Hockey League.
Other Chiefs who scored during the weekend were Diron Insley (three goals, one assist), Scott Arruda (two, one), Zac Jackson (one goal), Brian James (one goal), Adam Lewis (one goal), Brian Rice (two assists), Mike Weyerman (two assists), Garrett Gray (one assist) and Mike Hornfock (one assist).
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