Despite published reports elsewhere, Old Mill's Jason Galloway did not set a state record for receptions in a football game Friday night at Annapolis.
Instead, Galloway tied the state record with 14 catches and set an Anne Arundel County mark in the Patriots' 41-34 loss to No. 6-ranked Annapolis. Galloway's 14 receptions tied the state mark set by Ronnie Winstead of Westmar in Allegany County in 1997.
Galloway broke the county record of 13 set in 1996 by Arundel's Joe Parker and North County's Corey Wright. Parker's 13 catches came in the season-opener at Caesar Rodney in Delaware, while Wright got his in the third game, a 40-8 rout of Chesapeake in which Knights quarterback Mike Evans set a state record for yards passing (404).
In the wild game with Annapolis Friday, Old Mill scored 27 points in the final period to erase a 34-7 deficit and nearly pull it out behind left-handed senior quarterback Brian Williams.
Williams was making his varsity debut as a starting quarterback and threw for over 250 yards, with Galloway as his main target. Galloway, one of the county's top all-around athletes, who is also a basketball and baseball standout, actually caught 15 passes, but had one called back on a penalty.
Also called back in the wild finish was a 48-yard touchdown run by the Panthers' Rayvon Johnson with 52 seconds left. A holding penalty nullified what would have been Johnson's sixth career 200-yard rushing game.
Instead, Johnson finished with 198 yards on 27 carries, leaving him with 2,258 career rushing yards, just 173 from taking over 10th place on the Anne Arundel County all-time list.
Johnson, the returning county Offensive Player of the Year after becoming the first to run for 2,000 yards (2,060), started what is only his second varsity season ranked 16th on the career list.
Former Severn standout (1994-1997) Dennard Melton, who holds the county record for career touchdowns (65), is 10th on the all-time list.
Every school's athletic program ought to have boosters like Archbishop Spalding does in the Peroutka brothers, Steve and Mike. The two attorneys held their 13th annual Charity Golf Tournament at Walden Country Club last week, raising $13,500 for the Cavaliers' athletic program.
Nearly 150 golfers and Spalding student/athletes selling sponsorships contributed to the cause. The Peroutka brothers have raised more than $30,000 for Spalding athletics over the past three years.
Likes Glick's style
Spalding athletic director Lee Dove is impressed with the enthusiasm and "passion for the game" that new boys basketball coach Mike Glick brings to the Severn Catholic school.
Glick, who resigned at Pallotti last spring, succeeds Tony Martin, who moved to Towson University as an assistant coach. Once, a couple years ago, Glick flew to the West Coast to scout a team his school was playing in the Slam Dunk at the Beach tournament in Henlopen, Del.
"I took a plane to Alameda, Calif., to scout St. Joseph's High school," Glick recalled. "We led by 20 going into the final quarter, but they came back to beat us."
St. Joseph's star was a player by the name of Jason Kidd.
On Tarkanian's staff
Former Annapolis basketball player Chris Iannoli, a 6-foot-4 forward who graduated in 1995 and then from Loyola College this year, has landed a job with one of college basketball's legends.
Iannoli is a marketing administrative assistant to coach Jerry Tarkanian at California's Fresno State.
"Chris is a pretty impressive guy and I wouldn't be surprised to see him go a long way in the coaching business," said Annapolis coach John Brady, who called Xavier coach Skip Prosser, who, in turn, recommended Iannoli to Tarkanian.
"I told Chris that he's young and can afford to start out this way and work his way up."
Brady announced that his Panthers will wear all-black uniforms this season, in a style similar to University of Cincinnati teams.
Ex-Meade All-County forward, Danny Sancomb has been named an assistant coach at his college alma mater, Division II Wheeling (W.Va.) Jesuit University, from which he graduated in 1998 with a degree in criminal justice.
Sancomb, who led Meade to a 21-4 record and the 4A state final in 1993-94, went on to become a two-time West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC) scoring champion and third-team All-American his senior season at Wheeling.
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Most pass receptions in a game
Player School Year Yards Rec.
Jason Galloway Old Mill 1999 236 14
Ronnie Winstead Westmar 1997 245 14
Joe Parker Arundel 1996 177 13
Corey Wright North County 1996 238 13
Mike Quarles North County 1992 *277 12
* state record
Pub Date: 9/08/99