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First Half Missed Due to Missing Note

Osbourn Park senior defensive end-fullback Sidney Evans was not allowed to play the first half of the Yellow Jackets' game last night at Potomac (Va.) because he had a cast on his broken left arm and forgot a doctor's note that would have allowed him to play.

Evans returned with the note in the second half and scored in the fourth quarter -- a 30-yard run -- as Osbourn Park rolled, 34-0. Despite the injury, a fractured dislocation of his first metacarpal, Evans rushed five times for 102 yards in the second half.

Hello, Old Friend

North County Coach Chuck Markiewicz said J.P. Hines was one of the hardest-working players on Arundel's teams in the early 1980s. Then an assistant at Arundel, Markiewicz remembers watching Hines set the school record for push-ups with 1,002. The mark still stands.

The two met again last night as Hines brought his Severna Park football team to North County. And Severna Park scratched out a 26-21 victory.

Hines's Falcons defeated North County, 21-20, last year when he gambled and went for a two-point conversion in the final seconds. That was the first time Severna Park defeated North County since the Knights began play nine years ago, and his former coach is happy for Hines, whose team started this year 5-0.

"I'm real proud of him," Markiewicz said. "He's going to do some great things. I just hope he doesn't do them against us."

-- Jeff Seidel

Ballou Defense

Spins 2 Records

It was a record-breaking day for the Ballou defense yesterday in Southeast as the Knights recorded six interceptions and nine sacks in a 26-6 win over visiting Anacostia. Both are school records.

Senior safety Norman Morrow picked off two passes, senior linebackers Lamont Howard and Chris Dansby had one each as did junior linebacker Kevin Daniels and junior safety Russell Jackson. The previous mark for team interceptions was four, set in 1987.

The interceptions were a direct result of a strong pass rush. Senior linebacker Soloman Patrick led the sack exchange with four. Morrow and Dansby added two apiece and junior defensive end Kwansi Gatling had one. The previous school record for sacks was six, set in 1990.

-- Jon Gallo

WORTH QUOTING

"They are quick, they are fast and they are strong. Every yard I earned was a struggle."

-- Mike Imoh, Robinson sophomore running back, after rushing for 153 yards in a 37-22 win against Centreville's touted defense last night.

BY THE NUMBERS

114

Points No. 19 H.D. Woodson has scored in its past two games. The Warriors defeated Spingarn 50-18 last night and beat Anacostia 64-6 last week.

8

Consecutive games Eastern's Lawrence Wade has rushed for at least 100 yards. Wade, D.C.'s leading rusher among public schools, ran for 161 yards and four touchdowns on 24 carries in the Ramblers' 40-0 victory over Phelps.

46

Mount Vernon's total yardage the last 31/2 quarters after gaining 56 on its opening drive last night in a 29-6 loss to Stuart.