You Should Have Seen
Annapolis linebacker Benny Price
Two players were flying around in Annapolis's win over Northeast on Friday night. One was senior running back Damien Kinchen, who ran for 108 yards, and the other was Price, who soared to the ball throughout the game, tallying 11 tackles on the night.
Price also forced one of three Northeast fumbles, which, with an interception, helped the Panthers win, 22-8. Annapolis didn't hold onto the ball well, either, finishing with three fumbles and three interceptions.
Price started at outside linebacker but was moved inside when Coach Brian Brown didn't like what he saw on defense.
"He accepted the challenge and did what he had to do," Brown said. "He had a good summer. He lifted hard, ran hard. He's playing great."
Arundel defensive tackle Willie Williams
Williams was the difference in Arundel's 33-7 win over Chesapeake.
Chesapeake got on the board first by coming out in a formation the Wildcats had not practiced against, but Arundel made adjustments and scored the next 33 points. Williams scored the go-ahead touchdown, scooping up the Chesapeake quarterback's fumble and rumbling 22 yards.
"That broke it open for us," said Arundel Coach Chuck Markiewicz. "The kids started to have fun. You have to play with a little emotion."
Arundel quarterback Kyle Sumpter scored two touchdowns for the Wildcats, rushing for one and throwing for another.
Southern running backs Justin Chura and Ryan Sullivan
Chura rushed for 155 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries, and Sullivan tallied 145 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries as Southern rolled over Glen Burnie, 40-28.
As a team, Southern had 402 yards rushing on 65 carries.
Sullivan's 14-yard rushing touchdown was probably the best run of the night. He bounced off a couple of tacklers and took the ball off-tackle to the right for the score. He also added a 10-yard receiving touchdown.
The Bulldogs, who are better known for their run than their passing attack, face Severna Park tomorrow night.
"I don't think you ever anticipate you're going to run for 400 yards in a game," said Southern Coach Russ Meyers. "Do I think we're going to do it against Severna Park? No I don't, but it would be nice if we did."
You Should See
No. 18 Broadneck at Arundel, 7:15 p.m. tomorrow
Broadneck shut out Meade, 10-0, last week and allowed Chesapeake just 14 points in its first game of the year, so Arundel will have an offensive challenge. The Wildcats scored 33 points against Chesapeake last week but only 14 against Old Mill a week earlier. Arundel passed 19 times Friday, the first time the team has thrown the ball less than 20 times, Coach Chuck Markiewicz said, in about 20 years. He said the team usually throws 30 to 35 times a game. Markiewicz also thinks the Wildcats will need to limit their mistakes if they're going to win. The Wildcats jumped offside at least twice on first downs in the third quarter and drew a personal foul call for excessive celebration after a long run.
Said Markiewicz, "If we can remember Arundel is not on our schedule, because we keep kicking our own [butts], we'll be all right."