Weekend wrap – Petty powers Raiders again
Shawn Petty's Eleanor Roosevelt squad will enter the Class 4A state playoffs on a high note.
Petty, a Maryland-bound quarterback and linebacker, directed the Raiders (10-0) to a 27-20 win over previously unbeaten Suitland on Saturday.
Shawn Petty was effective in the passing game, completing 7 of 15 passes for 222 yards and three touchdowns. B.J. Antoine made an acrobatic one-handed catch for a 30-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter. In the third quarter, Petty rolled out of the pocket, signaled for receiver James Warren to break his route and go deep and then lofted a ball that Warren snagged and took to the end zone for a 58-yard touchdown.
• Maryland cornerback commitment Sean Davis rushed for 155 yards and one touchdown on 15 carries, caught three passes for 34 yards, and returned an interception 41 yards for a touchdown in Maret's 42-0 win over Sidwell Friends.
The Vikings' Luigi Lista-Brinza returned the opening kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown, and quarterback Perry Hills completed 6 of 10 passes for 157 yards. He twice connected with Anthony Nixon on touchdown passes of 10 and 66 yards, respectively. Nixon finished with four receptions for 102 yards.
• UM quarterback recruit Caleb Rowe's high school career came to an end as Blue Ridge dropped a 44-34 game to York in the first round of the South Carolina Class AAA playoffs.
Rowe completed 18 of 35 passes for 216 yards, but the Cougars made him work, sacking him five times in five plays in one second-quarter sequence.
[Trent] Thompson found Amba Etta-Tawo from 30-yards out for his second scoring pass and a 14-0 Indians’ lead.
Malcolm Culmer went in from 12 yards to put Willingboro up 6-0 in the first quarter.
Maryland-bound senior Stefan Houston chipped in 32 rushing yards.
• ESPNHoopGurlz offered a breakdown of the Maryland women's basketball program's 2012 recruiting class.
Maryland is currently No. 6 in the ESPN HoopGurlz class rankings. The addition of Malina Howard to the Terrapins' recruiting class gave them an elite post scorer who can hold down the middle for years to come. As finalists in the sweepstakes for both Adams and Prince, Maryland will look to add to its 2012 fortunes and potentially break into the top five classes in the country. The additions of both [Alexis] Prince and [Jordan] Adams would even put Maryland in the discussion to move up as high as No. 2 overall in the 2012 class rankings.