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October 27, 2008

Weekend wrap -- Big games for Porzel, Adams

Terps running back commitment Caleb Porzel helped Good Counsel to a 42-3 rout of St. John’s (D.C.) on Friday, returning a punt 62 yards for a touchdown and leading the Falcons’ rushing attack.

The ensuing punt sailed into the end zone, forcing a touchback. And Good Counsel crushed any momentum the Cadets might have mustered, marching downfield in eight plays to set up a 2-yard touchdown run by Caleb Porzel. The 5-foot-8 Maryland commit tallied a team-high 42 yards on nine carries.

• Maryland’s newest commitment, Theodore Roosevelt (D.C.) linebacker Darin Drakeford, recorded nine solo tackles and two sacks, while rushing for 103 yards and three touchdowns on seven carries in Roosevelt’s 40-12 win over Cardozo.

D.J. Adams paced the Norcross (Ga.) ground game in its 28-0 win over Duluth.

D.J. Adams rushed for 205 yards and two touchdowns and Norcross held Duluth without a first down until late in the fourth quarter.

• Terps quarterback recruit C.J. Brown was dangerous on the ground and through the air in Seneca Valley’s 18-14 win over Butler (Pa.).

Maryland recruit C.J. Brown rushed for 169 yards and passed for 151. Brown scored on a 19-yard run and also threw a 44-yard touchdown pass to Peter Vincente.

• Edmondson defensive end David Mackall terrorized the Poly offense throughout the Red Storm’s 22-16 win over the Engineers.

University of Maryland-bound David Mackall made 12 tackles, recovered two fumbles and caused a fumble, and D'Andre Gordon caused a fumble.

• Tight end Dave Stinebaugh hauled in one touchdown pass in Perry Hall’s 38-16 win over Parkville.

[Davonte] Farrell's 12-yard touchdown run started a 22-point second quarter explosion for Perry Hall. He threw a 44-yard strike to Wood, and connected with Dave Stinebaugh for a 35-yard score.

• St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) kicker Nick Ferrara accounted for seven points in the Friars’ 41-21 loss to Iona Prep.

[Tom] Schreiber moved St. Anthony’s from his own 16 to the Iona Prep 29 with nine seconds left. After a pair of time outs meant to ice the kicker, Ferrara went out and nailed – with plenty of room to spare – a 46-yard field goal to close the gap to 21-13.

• UM linebacker pledge Ryan Donohue found the end zone once in St. Joseph’s (N.J.) 47-7 win over Greenwich (Conn.).

Senior Ryan Donohue, headed to Maryland, plunged in from 1-yard out to cap St. Joe's opening drive of the second half.

• Maryland safety commitment Avery Graham reeled in a touchdown pass in Clarksburg’s 34-6 victory over Einstein.

Senior Avery Graham caught a 27-yard touchdown to start the scoring in the second quarter, and junior Pat Isaacs (81 yards on six carries, two touchdowns) and senior Mark Small (192 yards on 17 carries, one touchdown) had big performances.

• On homecoming at Dinwiddie (Va.), Bradley Johnson picked off a pass, helping the Generals to a 47-10 win over Prince George.

Johnson, the Dinwiddie linebacker who will play next year at the University of Maryland, had an interception on a pass thrown by wide receiver Bryan Yates on the trick play. His returned the ball 30 yards and ran out the second-quarter clock and the Generals started their homecoming parade.

• UM linebacker recruit Avery Murray rushed for a score in West Florence’s 39-13 win over Hartsville (S.C.).

The Knights’ offense took advantage, scoring 25 unanswered points. [Paul] Pizzuti and Avery Murray scored second quarter rushing TDs to hand their team a 12-7 halftime advantage.

• Quarterback Danny O’Brien guided East Forsyth (N.C.) to a hard-fought 9-7 win over Page.

Starting at their own 13, O'Brien got in a rhythm with his receivers, hitting three straight passes, the last one covering 36 yards to running back Josh Kellum. Two plays later, O'Brien found a wide open Spencer Warren for a 2-yard touchdown pass.

• Saturday’s game between L.A. Goree's C.H. Flowers squad and Isaiah Ross' Eleanor Roosevelt team was postponed until today.

The teams will kick off at 3 p.m. at Roosevelt High in Greenbelt.

One recruiting note

Good Counsel junior cornerback Louis Young committed to Stanford on Friday, picking the Cardinal over offers from Maryland, Boston College and Virginia Tech.

Posted by Matt Bracken at 11:03 AM | | Comments (2)


Matt- Still nothing on Soo Kim? What are the options here? Is this normal? Can he play if he gets approved after the first game? I had heard he is a straight A student. What could this be about?

Ryan -- According to the Washington Times, Maryland expects to hear from the NCAA regarding Kim's status on Thursday. If Kim is cleared, he's eligible to play immediately.

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Matt Bracken was a lightly recruited football and tennis prospect out of East Lansing (Mich.) High School in 2001, but spurned all (nonexistent) scholarship offers to attend the University of Michigan. Matt graduated from UM in 2005, earned a master's degree in new media journalism from Northwestern University in 2006, and spent the first 11 months of his career as an online producer / videographer / blogger at the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson. He has worked at The Baltimore Sun since July 2007, where he currently serves as the deputy sports editor for digital.

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