Westlake junior place kicker Robbie Paskevich's 27-yard field goal in the second overtime capped a dramatic second-half comeback by the No. 10 Wolverines in a 25-22 win over Calvert last night in a meeting between two previously undefeated Southern Maryland Athletic Conference teams in Waldorf.
"There is something about Westlake football," Wolverines Coach Dominic Zaccarelli said. "We find a way to get it done. I don't exactly know where we get the magic from."
One piece of magic came from junior Randy Starks, who blocked a punt late in the fourth quarter and returned it to the Calvert 8-yard line. Three plays later, Gonzie Gray scored the game-tying touchdown with 4 minutes 51 seconds remaining.
Cavaliers junior Sean Mizzer returned the opening kickoff 78 yards for a touchdown as Calvert (2-1, 0-1) jumped out to a 22-8 halftime lead. Westlake improved to 3-0, 2-0.
* BULLIS 25, POOLESVILLE 10: Junior Serge Tikum made quite a debut for the Bulldogs. Tikum, who transferred from Bethesda-Chevy Chase, rushed for 263 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries to lead Bullis in its season opener.
The 6-foot, 203-pound Tikum played fullback last season before being moved to tailback at the Potomac private school. "On a few plays, I hesitated to the outside because I was not used to running around the corner," Tikum said. "I just wanted to go out there and give it my all because I was learning a new position."
Tikum also played strong defensively, with 10 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble as an outside linebacker.
* BOWIE 21, NORTH CARROLL 6: Senior Jarrett Randall rushed for 120 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries to lead the Bulldogs to their first 3-0 start in seven years in a nonleague contest.
Bowie is coming off a 1-9 season last year. North Carroll fell to 2-1.
* EPISCOPAL 12, ST. MARY'S-ANNAPOLIS 0: Senior Ryan Egle rushed for 174 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries and returned the second-half kickoff 90 yards for another score to lead the Maroon (1-0) over the Saints in a nonleague contest.