75-pounders -- The Gambrills-Odenton Recreation Council Wildcats held off a second-half rally by the Andover Apaches for a 13-12 win in the opening round of the Anne Arundel Youth Football Association playoffs.
The victory moves GORC into the championship game against the Pasadena Chargers while the Apaches' season ends at 7-2.
Cory Murphy scored for Andover on a 57-yard run and teammate T. J. Himmel later plunged into the end zone from 2 yards out.
The Maryland City Mustangs ended their season on an up note by scoring their first touchdown of the season in a 13-6 loss last Saturday to the Fort Meade Cougars.
Kevin Logan tallied the Mustangs' lone touchdown of the season when he raced 43 yards. Logan finished with 60 yards rushing while teammate Romeje Richards racked up 56 yards on the ground.
Richards proved to be the defensive stalwart for the Mustangs as he had a team-high five solo tackles. Robert Midkiff had four tackles for Maryland City and teammate Billy Asbury recovered a fumble.
* 105-pounders -- The Severna Park Green Hornets (8-2) registered a 14-0 win over the Peninsula Athletic League Hawks in a divisional playoff game Saturday at Kinder Park.
The Hawks, who had beaten the conference champion Hornets, 20-8, in the regular season, ran into an inspired Severna Park team, which has earned the right to advance to the Southern Division champions game at undefeated Davidsonville on Saturday.
Severna Park drove the ball 97 yards on its first possession and capped the 21-play drive with a 3-yard touchdown run by quarterback Mike Cosper. Jerry Cornett kicked the two-point conversion, giving the Hornets an 8-0 lead.
Running back Mehdi Nematollahi rushed for 110 yards and iced the game with a 50-yard scamper in the third quarter for a touchdown and the game's final margin.
Backs Jay Walker and Dennis Cantwell combined for 210 yards rushing behind the blocking of Cornett, Charlie Winkle, Starke Mueller, Scott MacMullen, Jeremy Winkle, Ryan McGarry, Chris Odom, Mark Terry and Matt Lehmann.
The defense, in posting its seventh shutout in 10 games, was led by Jeremy Tate, Brett Steele and Davin Rausch.
The Hornets will travel to Davidsonville Saturday for a matchup of the two Southern Division Conference champions to see who earns the right to play for the AAYFL championship the following Saturday at Anne Arundel Community College.
* 90-pounders -- The Maryland City Mustangs hung on to defeat the Fort Meade Cougars, 27-20.
Robert Rexrode scored two of Maryland City's touchdowns on runs of 11 and 7 yards. He also scored one of the Mustangs' extra points and was the game's leading rusher with 75 yards.
Kyle Jenson rushed for 53 yards and scored another touchdown for Maryland City as well as an extra point. Ricky Rau scored the Mustangs' final touchdown and quarterback Justin Diviaio added the point-after.
Diviaio and Rexrode had four tackles each. Other defensive standouts for Maryland City were Tom Oliver (fumble recovery), Ronnie Tuttle (interception) and Brandon Nelson (quarterback sack).
* 140-pounders -- Jamie Hitaffer and Chris Grayson scored touchdowns as the Maryland City Mustangs defeated Severn, 13-0, Saturday.
Grayson emerged as the Mustangs' leading rusher with 47 yards, followed by Jeremy Grizzle with 30. Grayson also exhibited outstanding defense with nine tackles.
Justin Speigle added seven tackles and two quarterback sacks. Grizzle, Phil Mullinix and Shawn Gilmore all had fumble recoveries. Robert Dutton was credited with a sack.
Under-10 boys -- The St. Jane Wolfpack defeated the Annapolis Booters, 5-0, last week.
Bill Coursey scored midway through the first half on an assist by Matt Death. Charlie Stup gave the Wolfpack a 2-0 edge in the final seconds of the half.
Stup and Zach Mundy completed the scoring with one and two goals, respectively, late in the second half. Marques Henderson and Richard Anuszewski were credited with assists.
In North County Fall Tournament action, the Wolfpack defeated Rosedale, 6-1.
Stup and Adam Frashure led the scoring with two goals each. Lone tallies by Coursey and Kris Jones iced the victory. Death, Henderson, Frashure and Don Mackin were credited with assists.
Playing well defensively in front of goalkeeper Ben Buckey (11 saves) were Mackin, Evan Carter and Nick Hurd.
* Under-13 boys -- The Severna Park Sting select travel team defeated the Baltimore Magic, 2-1, in a Maryland Cup game on Saturday.
The first Sting goal started on a corner kick from Billy Mooney to the front of the goal where Steve Novak settled the ball and then pounded it in for the score.
Novak and Mooney also combined on the second goal when Mooney fired a cross from the left corner and Novak, moving to the goal, knocked in the header. Keeper Reb Beatty made two diving saves to preserve the Sting victory.
The Sting completed the fall portion of the Maryland Cup with a 3-0 record, which ensures them a high seed when Cup competition commences in the spring.
On Sunday, the Sting completed its National Capital Soccer League season with a 3-1 victory over the McLean, Va., Magic.
On their first score, the Sting strung together a series of passes. Sean McGarry started things with a corner to Adam Young, who passed to Greg Wojtech. Wojtech passed to Jon Shedlosky, who then fed Mooney for the score.
The second goal came on a corner kick by McGarry that sliced into the net behind the McLean goalie. Tim Smith assisted Young on the Sting's final goal.
Brett Johnson, Reid Shaklee and Spanky Moore turned in strong defensive efforts for the Sting, which finished the tough NCSL Division I in second place at 7-1-1 -- a half-game behind the Washington Diplomats at 7-0-2.
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