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November 10, 2008

Weekend wrap -- O'Brien leads team to conference title

Terps quarterback recruit Danny O’Brien directed East Forsyth (N.C.) to a 31-6 win over High Point Central on Friday.

The win clinched the conference championship for the Eagles.

East had 264 yards of total offense. O'Brien completed 7 of 10 passes for 97 yards and two touchdowns and he also ran for 65 yards. Smith displayed his versatility with a scoring run and a touchdown catch to go with 63 rushing yards.

• Maryland running back commitment Caleb Porzel helped Good Counsel (10-0) to a 44-0 rout of Archbishop Carroll (D.C.). Porzel caught a nine-yard touchdown pass and rushed for 52 yards and two touchdowns.

After stopping Carroll without a first down, GC got the ball back in Lions territory at the 49. [Tyler] Campbell hit Jelani Jenkins with a screen pass, and Jenkins rumbled down to the 3-yard line with a crowd-pleasing run. On the next play, Caleb Porzel took Campbell’s pitch-out to the right and outran the Carroll defender to the pylon for the first of his three touchdowns for the game.

D.J. Adams powered his Norcross (Ga.) team to a 17-3 win over Collins Hill.

Maryland-bound Adams handled the bulk of the load on offense for Norcross (8-2, 6-2) by carrying the ball 28 times for 149 yards, upping his season total to 1,340 yards.

Dave Stinebaugh’s 65-yard interception return for a touchdown was the difference in Perry Hall’s 21-14 win over Milford Mill.

Stinebaugh gave the Gators the lead for good in the third quarter, catching a tip pass off the hands of Milford Mill wide receiver Tyrek Cheeseboro and returned it the other way.

• UM linebacker commitment Darin Drakeford helped Roosevelt (D.C.) to a 26-14 win over Woodrow Wilson. Drakeford recorded five solo tackles, four assists and one sack, while catching a 43-yard touchdown pass and rushing for 136 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries.

• Maryland linebacker/defensive end commitment Isaiah Ross led the Eleanor Roosevelt defense in the Raiders’ 45-12 win over Laurel.

Isaiah Ross had nine tackles and a sack and Archie Timmons had eight to pace the Roosevelt defense.

Nick Ferrara accounted for five points in St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) 31-14 win over St. Francis Prep.

Down 7-0 going into the second quarter, the Friars were looking for a spark after losing their leader in the first. Nicholas Ferrara got things started with a 38-yard field goal.

Posted by Matt Bracken at 10:18 AM | | Comments (2)


Still no news on whether or not Jelani jenkins wants to be a Terp? Whats the situation with Defensive recruits? Any chance of getting back to the
Merriman,Henderson,JAckson,Foxworth, etc. glory days when MD actually had a top 50 defense?

Ryan -- Jenkins hasn't made any official visits yet, so I expect it'll be awhile. You're talking about a D with four eventual NFL guys, so that's a lot to measure up to. But it's a nice defensive class so far.

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About Matt Bracken

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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