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November 7, 2011

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.

• Terps commitments Perry Hills and Anthony Nixon guided Pittsburgh Central Catholic to a 42-14 win over Peters Township.

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.

• Maryland wide receiver commitment Amba Etta-Tawo caught two touchdown passes in McEachern's 63-14 win over Kennesaw Mountain (Ga.).

[Trent] Thompson found Amba Etta-Tawo from 30-yards out for his second scoring pass and a 14-0 Indians’ lead.

• Terps athlete recruit Malcolm Culmer found the end zone once in Willingboro (N.J.) High's 14-12 loss to Northern Burlington.

Malcolm Culmer went in from 12 yards to put Willingboro up 6-0 in the first quarter.

• UM linebacker pledge Stefan Houston's senior season ended with Clarksburg's 20-13 loss to Springbrook.

Maryland-bound senior Stefan Houston chipped in 32 rushing yards.

Basketball recruiting

Torian Graham, a four-star Maryland shooting guard target, did not visit College Park over the weekend, according to's Dave Telep.

• 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.

Posted by Matt Bracken at 11:28 AM | | Comments (1)


Matt, I have seen in other publications that Amile Jefferson has taken Maryland off his list, this coupled with Torian Graham being a no show in College Park. If that's true, then who is left on Maryland's radar? I mean a coach who can offer a ton of playing time, like Turgeon can, ought to be very appealing to these young kids. That, and a chance to play in the ACC.


Jim: The guys who haven't officially eliminated Maryland, as far as I have seen, are Graham, Robert Carter, Charles Mitchell and Sam Cassell Jr. I think the Terps will become involved with a handful of unsigned 2012 prospects during the winter and spring. I'm especially interested to see if any players from the Northeast prep schools emerge. Spinelli has very good ties up there. -- Matt

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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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