It was a bittersweet end for Old Mill senior running back Ryan Callahan last night at Damascus.
He broke one of the most prestigious records in the state of Maryland, the career touchdown mark. His 87 scores surpassed the previous record of 86 set by Georgetown Prep's Marcus Mason in 2002.
"I'm happy I did break the record, but we still lost," Callahan said. "I would have been even more happy if we would have won. I just thank God for giving me the strength to get that record tonight."
In his final night in an Old Mill red, white and blue uniform, Callahan rushed for 136 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries. He scored on runs of 2 and 35 yards.
Soccer Players Honored
DeMatha forward Drew Yates and former Chancellor forward Michael Brooks were among the 76 players named 2005 high school all-Americans by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America yesterday.
Yates, who will play for Maryland, was one of two players who received the honor for the second time. He was selected as a sophomore at Baltimore's Archbishop Curley in 2003.
Yates helped the Stags (23-0) to their third straight Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship this season with 14 goals and 10 assists.
Brooks scored 23 goals and had 14 assists for Chancellor during the Virginia spring season. He was named first-team All-Met and now plays for Clemson.
Orioles Win National Title
The Maryland School for the Deaf has won its third straight national football championship, edging the California School for the Deaf, based in Riverside, Calif., in a decision by two groups representing hearing-impaired prep schools.
The Orioles ended their season at 9-1 despite losing nine of last year's starters, including national deaf offensive player of the year Martise Colston.
The California School for the Deaf went 10-0 during the regular season.
The Orioles' only loss came Sept. 23 at home against Avalon, which won 30-28 in overtime, snapping MSFD's 27-game winning streak. The championship was decided by FRAT, a publication of the National Fraternal Society of the Deaf, and SigNews, a publication of Communication Service for the Deaf, Andy Bonheyo said.
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