Soccer players draw red cards at South River

South River's Jess Marion, the Baltimore Sun's Girls Soccer Player of the Year and an All-Metro selection last fall, has been dismissed from the defending county champs, along with two other seniors, Tammy Mitchell and Colleen Walsh. It is not known if the trio will return.

Alexander Marion confirmed that his daughter is currently not on the team, but would not comment further.


The players were suspended because of "an administrative decision," said coach Will Pharr.

South River athletic director Jim Haluck would not comment yesterday. "I've been told not to say a word about it by my principal," said Haluck.


South River principal Dr. James Hamilton did not return phone calls.

The three players did not compete in the team's first win (1-2 start) by 3-0 over Glen Burnie Thursday.

Redshirting Smith

Last year's Baltimore Sun Male Athlete of the Year, Jason Smith of Broadneck, is likely to be redshirted by Rutgers.

Smith, a record-setting pass receiver for the Bruins while attaining All-Metro status in track and basketball, is on a football scholarship at Rutgers but has yet to play for the Scarlet Knights (1-1).

"Jason dressed for the Duke game [first game] but not for Navy [a 27-17 victory], and his dad said he expects him to be redshirted," said Broadneck assistant athletic director Tim McMullen.

County players help Bowie

Four former Anne Arundel County standout football players, two of them first-team All-County and two second-teamers, contributed to Bowie State's 35-26 victory over Knoxville College Saturday.


The victory enabled the Bulldogs (1-2) to snap a six-game losing streak dating back to last season.

Annapolis grad Darrell Foote, a second-team All-County punter in 1990, guided the Bulldog offense at quarterback, completing 7 of 13 passes for 111 yards and two touchdowns.

Foote, a three-year starter, is 25-for-63 for 352 yards in three games for Bowie State.

William "Boo" Beverly, who was the County Player of the Year in his senior year at Old Mill (1990), carried eight times for 65 yards, including a 47-yard touchdown run in the final period while Topper Ellis, who led North County to the 4A state title last year, gained 26 yards rushing.

Ellis also runs back kicks for the Bulldogs and is joined on the team by former North County teammate, defensive tackle John Williams.

Williams was a second-team All-County defensive lineman for the state champion Knights.


Green on national TV

If you missed former All-County and All-Metro defensive lineman (1993) Ronnie Green of Severna Park on ESPN two weeks ago, you might catch him Saturday on national TV (ABC) when No. 15 Tennessee (2-1) plays host to unranked Mississippi State (2-1).

Green, a 6-foot-3, 265-pound down lineman, has been getting a lot of time for the Vols and made several big tackles in Tennessee's victory over Georgia two weeks ago.

Brown still playing

Donald "Turkey" Brown, an All-County running back at Annapolis in 1980 before going onto the NFL, is still playing the game.

Brown, who attended Oklahoma for a year under Barry Switzer before transferring to the University of Maryland, just completed a season with the Miami Hooters of the Arena Football League.


After playing defensive back for the Terps, Brown had brief stints in the NFL with the New York Giants and Miami Dolphins.

Borland celebrates birthday

Severna Park High's 200th football victory, a 32-14 decision over Westminster, was No. 129 for coach Andy Borland and tied him for third place on the county all-time list. It came on the coach's birthday.