East 48, West 31
-- Potomac (Md.) High graduate Harold Dorman did not have as much time on the field as he would have liked Friday night in the second annual Maryland Football Coaches Association senior all-star football game.
But Dorman made the most of his seven pass attempts, completing four for 167 yards and two touchdowns to lead the East team to a 48-31 victory over the West. The margin likely would have been bigger, but because of a rule designed to keep the game close, the West got the ball back after scoring touchdowns twice in the second half.
"I didn't like that rule because that messed up my time to shine for the fans," Dorman said.
He was impressive enough on his four completions. He threw touchdown passes of 29 and 33 yards, respectively, to Courtney Knight (Lackey) and Richard Abney (Forestville). He escaped a collapsing pocket, threw while being hit but still got the ball to Jasmond Walker (Baltimore Polytechnic Institute) on a play that covered 62 yards. And he showed his arm strength on a 43-yard strike to Quinton Brown (Douglass), heaving the ball 55 yards in the air while running right.
"He's a great quarterback," Abney said. "He's elusive. He gives you a chance to get open, and he's got an arm."
For the game, played in front of approximately 2,000 at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium, the East and West teams were divided roughly by Interstate 95. The East team included players from Prince George's, Southern Maryland and Anne Arundel counties; Montgomery, Howard and Frederick players suited up for the West.
The West won last season's inaugural game, 29-16.
Friday night's game took 3 hours 7 minutes to complete, thanks in large part a flurry of flags and a shoving match in the fourth quarter that nearly cleared the benches. The teams combined for 22 penalties that covered 203 yards, and that did not include a slew that were declined.
Dorman was one of three area quarterbacks who played. East teammate Sean Schaefer, an All-Met from Northern, completed 3 of 10 passes for 46 yards, including an 18-yard strike to Abney early in the second quarter. The West's Zach Hayes (Linganore), a late addition to the game, ran five times for 35 yards and completed 5 of 8 passes for 97 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception.