by D.W. Howze
Perry owned the largest margin of victory for the weekend with a 46-0 romp over Carrick.
Quarterback Greg McGhee completed 13 of 26 passes for 205 yards and three touchdowns. He threw one interception. Eight of those completions went to his favorite target, Devin Ghafoor, for 102 yards and two scores.
|BOMBS AWAY—Perry’s Eric Frye hauls in a TD pass from QB Greg McGhee in the Commodores 46-0 win over Carrick Sept.11 at Cupples Stadium.
The first touchdown came on Perry’s first drive from 10 yards out. The other came as in the second quarter on a hitch route that landed Ghafoor in the end zone, giving the Commodores a 27-0 lead going into the half.
“We were forced to work on our fundamentals,” Perry coach Bill Gallagher said. “We ran cleaner routes today. We held on to some balls that we would normally drop. I liked, especially, how were able to get big yards after the catch on a couple of little screen plays that we were able to make into big plays.”
The Perry defense came through with some big plays as well. With 2:50 left in the game, Raymond Taylor recovered a fumble in the end zone after disrupting a pitch from Carrick’s quarterback Rasheed McKamey to the backfield. McKamey was held to 2 of 8 passing for 34 yards and an interception.
“This wasn’t a good week for us, preparation-wise,” Carrick coach Jeff McCafferty said. “We’re not where we need to be right now. I’m not pleased or excited about the attitudes of the players.”
Allderdice 24, Oliver 6
Major struggles tore apart an Allderdice team that won only one game all year. They looked to make a statement in their City League opener against Oliver and held them to one score as they sailed to a 24-6 victory Friday at Cupples Stadium.
Senior quarterback Mike Pfleger had six completions on eight attempts, with a 25-yard pass touchdown pass to Dominick Gardner. He also had a one-yard rush for a score, as well.
However, the Dragons can ultimately attribute their success in last Friday’s game to running back Patrick Ferguson, who rushed for 132 yards on 13 carries and two touchdowns. He scored on a 10-yard run in the first half, as well as a big 40-yarder to help solidify things in the third quarter.
Oliver’s score came on a 2-yard run by Shakeem Cox in the second quarter.
Brashear 27, Schenley 12
The defending champion Schenley Spartans fell to Brashear, due to a nice performance by junior quarterback Adam Lynch, who made his conference debut as the Bulls starter Friday night.
He scored the game’s first touchdown on a 68-yard run in the first quarter. Tre Gaines added to that with a 25-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown later in that quarter. Lynch then closed out the first half with a 51-yard touchdown pass to Dom Patterson.
Schenley quarterback Calvin Beck led their offense as he completed 8 of 10 passes for 111 yards and an interception. He also connected with DeAndre Black for a 10-yard score in the fourth quarter.
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