BALTIMORE, SEPT. 18 -- Fifth-ranked Seneca Valley scored 21 points in the first half and easily rolled to a 28-0 rout of Woodlawn of Baltimore County today in the first meeting between the two Maryland Class AA schools.
Seneca Valley (3-0) scored 14 points in the first quarter. First, Ricky Davis returned a short punt to the Warriors 17. On a third and five at the 12, Davis ran around the left side for a first down at the 3. On the next play, halfback John Joppy went up the middle to give the Eagles a 7-0 lead with 4:40 left.
The Eagles later got the ball at their own 44. On the second play, Matt Kastantin threw to Paul Alegi to the Warriors 23. After the Eagles moved to the 11, fullback Ron Smith took the ball in for a 14-0 lead with 24 seconds left in the quarter.
Seneca Valley scored again when Kastantin avoided a heavy rush and found Orlando Toppin for a 39-yard touchdown pass and a 21-0 lead with 3:45 left in the half.
"It was a waggle play and I rolled out to the left and their defensive end came in rushing hard," said Kastantin. "I had to pull up and make a decision on whether to run or throw. I saw Orlando open and I just threw it to him."
Toppin added: "The ball was behind me and I had to adjust to it. It was a good pass by Kastantin."
The Eagles started the third quarter by driving for their final touchdown from their 42. The key play was a 53-yard run by Davis to the Warriors 6. Two plays later, Davis scored the Eagles' final touchdown on a one-yard run.
"When I cut back around the defender he had an angle on me," said Davis about his 53-yard run. "When he got up close to me, I tried to stiff-arm him, but he grabbed my shirt and brought me down." Seneca Valley (3-0) 14 7 7 0 28 Woodlawn (0-3) 0 0 0 0 0
SV -- Joppy 3 run (Duke kick)
SV -- Smith 11 run (Duke kick)
SV -- Toppin 39 pass from Kastantin (Duke kick)
SV -- Davis 1 run (Duke kick)