You Should Have Seen
Chesapeake running backs Dwayne Ross, Eric Bolner
and Dominick Reid
The trio rushed for a combined 318 yards, and each scored a touchdown in the Cougars' first win of the season, 29-22 against Glen Burnie. Ross rushed 24 times for 182 yards and a touchdown, including a 59-yard run that put the Cougars' first points on the board. Bolner had a one-yard scoring plunge, and Reid scored the game winner, a 22-yard run off a counter play. Reid finished with 81 yards on three carries.
Glen Burnie running back-linebacker Matt Smith
Smith scored two touchdowns and blocked two punts in the Gophers' loss. Smith rumbled 11 times for 87 yards and one touchdown, a five-yard score. In the first quarter, Smith blocked a punt, then recovered the ball. He then got the ball to finish the series in the end zone. "He's a tough kid, and he's a great runner," said Glen Burnie Coach Tom Newman, who had coached Smith as a freshman at Old Mill in 2003. "He had all that mojo going, all that momentum. I thought let's not do anything fancy."
So Newman gave the ball to Smith after the blocked punt.
Smith also intercepted a pass and took it 34 yards for a touchdown. "He does everything. He's the real deal," Newman said. "Makes life easy when you have players like that."
The Severna Park Defense
The Falcons' 3-4 defense was tough against Northeast on Friday, helping the Falcons to the 34-0 win. Northeast fumbled six times, and the Falcons recovered the ball twice. They also grabbed two interceptions. The Eagles were held to 103 yards of total offense: 99 yards on the ground and four through the air on 1 of 14 passing.
Severna Park quarterback Greg Zingler also had a good day, passing for 133 yards and two touchdowns, to Marques Johnson (36 yards) and Tommy Babington (29 yards). He also rushed 13 times for 52 yards.
You Should See
Meade (0-4) at Glen Burnie (0-4)
7:15 p.m. tomorrow
Both teams have shown bright spots, but neither has been able to seal the deal with a victory. That almost certainly will change tomorrow. Glen Burnie is coming off a 29-22 loss to Chesapeake on Friday that was decided in the fourth quarter. The Gophers were unable to come back after Chesapeake running back Dominick Reid scored with about four minutes to play. Meade gave up three touchdowns to Annapolis quarterback Matt Vollono in a 39-6 loss. Meade had earlier put up a fight against then-ranked Broadneck, losing by 10 points. Turnovers cost the Mustangs in that game as the Bruins picked off three passes. Meade Coach Andrew Smith is hoping for a stronger push from the offensive line in this week's game. "We certainly understand that Glen Burnie's not going to lay down," Smith said. "From the tape I've seen, they play four quarters of football. We're going to have to limit our mistakes and see who executes the best." An extra reason for the Gophers to win: It's their homecoming.
-- DANIEL LYGHT