YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN
Glenelg's Three-Headed Monster
That's the nickname Glenelg Coach John Davis has for senior running backs Trey Crayton, Stephen Bullard and Blake Mullinix, who combined for 341 yards and five touchdowns in a 56-13 victory over Reservoir on Friday.
"Steve weighs 230 pounds and just powers ahead for yards," Davis said. "Trey is so fast that he can turn the corner and get up field, and when defenses start keying on them, Blake is a good runner and picks up yards. I haven't seen a defense stop them yet. "
Against Reservoir, Crayton rushed for 126 yards and two scores on seven carries, Bullard amassed 101 yards and a touchdown on nine attempts, and Mullinix posted 114 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries as Glenelg out-rushed Reservoir, 478-101.
This season, Crayton has rushed for 542 yards and 10 touchdowns on 41 carries, with Mullinix adding 243 yards and 2 touchdowns on 30 carries and Bullard amassing 169 yards and 3 scores on 15 carries.
"We don't care how many carries we get just as long as we win," Bullard said. "If we can all rush for 100 yards in a game, it's a guarantee that we're going to win."
Keith Richardson, Long Reach
Long Reach Coach Pete Hughes was worried how the junior All-County running back would respond after an ankle injury last week, but Richardson's performance calmed his fears.
Richardson rushed for a season-high 135 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries to lead his team to a 28-14 victory over Hammond. A week earlier, the injury limited him to 63 yards on eight carries in a win over Atholton.
"He's looking even better than he was last year," Hughes said of Richardson, who rushed for 883 yards and 11 touchdowns last fall. "He was worried about getting off to a slow start, but obviously that didn't' happen."
PLAY OF THE WEEK
Centennial's defensive line against Howard
With less than three minutes left, Howard pulled to within one point of Centennial on a 40-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Will O'Donnell to junior Tyler Curley. With the score 14-13, Howard then decided to attempt a two-point conversion to take the lead.
"It was a perfect test of who wanted it more," Centennial Coach Jamie Wagner said. "When they lined up to go for it, it was like telling our guys that they think they are bigger, stronger and tougher, and they were going to pound it in."
Centennial's defense -- led by junior defensive tackle Ed Ahn, senior defensive tackle Josh Reyes and junior linebacker Alex Miller -- stopped senior running back Jude Yearwood to secure the team's first win of the season.
"We had run that play three or four times, and we had gotten yards every time, including when Jude scored a touchdown earlier in the game," said Howard Coach David Glenn. "But this time our guys up front didn't get the push off the ball. Jude didn't have a hole, and by the time he got a burst of speed, Centennial was all over him and gang-tackled him."
"It was a huge win for us because last year our guys had to wait until the last game of the season to taste a win," Wagner said. "This is definitely a step in the right direction and really gives us some confidence."
-- JON GALLO