Rockville forfeited yesterday's football game against Richard Montgomery because of a scheduling problem, Richard Montgomery Athletic Director Leo Campion said.
The two schools, as well as Montgomery County Athletic Director William "Duke" Beattie, agreed to the forfeiture Monday afternoon. It was first reported in Wednesday's editions of the Montgomery Journal.
Rockville plays at Leonardtown on Saturday, a game that couldn't be rescheduled because of contractual commitments, and Rockville officials had concerns about playing twice in four days. Richard Montgomery (6-1) had planned to honor its seniors and dedicate its stadium to former coach Roy Lester in the Rockville game. . . .
The St. John's-Gonzaga football game has been moved to Sunday from Saturday because of soggy field conditions. Kickoff is 2:30 at Blair.
Gladiators Take Title
It took 12 minutes for the second-ranked Glenelg volleyball team to dispatch Mount Hebron in the teams' first game. It took another hour and a half for the Gladiators to claim the final two and their first Howard County title, 15-1, 15-5, 13-15, 15-11.
After easily beating the Vikings in the first game, Glenelg (15-0) struggled to put away its opponent, and its Game 3 loss was its first of the season in non-tournament play, a streak that spanned 44 games. The Gladiators trailed 8-2 in the fourth game before a block by senior outside hitter Sarah Tursell kicked off a nine-point run.
During crucial moments, Gladiators junior setter Tara Stradling often looked to Tursell, who had 20 kills, 4 blocks and 3 aces. Stradling also looked to outside hitter Michelle Morgan (eight kills), and finished with 36 assists, 5 kills and 4 aces.
Kim Braxton had nine kills and three aces as the Douglass volleyball team completed a perfect regular season with a 15-5, 15-5, 15-9 win over visiting Fairmont Heights.
The Eagles (10-0) clinched the Prince George's 3A/2A/1A title. They are the top seed in the Maryland 3A East Region and will play the Wilde Lake-Northeast winner Monday. . . .
Vivian Ebhojiaye had 15 kills as host Parkdale beat Laurel, 9-15, 15-2, 15-9, 15-7, in the Prince George's County 4A regular season finale.
A caption in yesterday's editions incorrectly identified a Largo High School football player. The player is Usama Young. . . .
An article in yesterday's editions incorrectly listed one of the winners in Tuesday's Maryland field hockey regional quarterfinals. Blake defeated Northwest, 3-2, in overtime. . . .
An article in Sunday's editions incorrectly reported the number of state finals appearances for Langley's girls' tennis team. Langley has made eight finals appearances, winning seven.
-- Sean P. Flynn
and Todd Jacobson