College and High School Report
Robert P. Stephens | 9/27/2010, 5:47 p.m.
The Bears of Morgan State University defeated the Howard Bison 20-3 in the 73rd meeting between their two MEAC schools before a crowd of 34,167 at the new stadium at the Meadowlands.
Despite being held to 64 yards total offense the Bears capitalized on the Bison's mistakes to secure the win in a mistake riddled game.Morgan St. scored first on a 45 yard field goal by Kemar Scarlett with 6:06 remaining in the first quarter.
The Bears defense set up a score forcing a Howard fumble early in the second quarter. Morgan quarterback Donovan Dixon threw a 16 yard pass to Chuka Okakpu with 10:52 to go in the second quarter to enable the Bears to take a 10-0 lead. With 4:03 left before the half Morgan's Reshaude Miller returned an interception 89 yards as Morgan St. took a 17-3 lead in to the lock room at halftime.
The Bison's was able to put points on the board just before the half on a 40 yard field goal by Parker Munoz. Morgan St. kicker Kemar Scarlett hit his second field goal of the game a 46 yarder with 12:44 remaining to complete the day's scoring.
Bison running back Charles Brice rushed for a career high 96 yards on 13 carries as the Bison offense struggled to put points on the board.
The loss dropped Howard to 0-5 on the season. The Bison will host Lincoln University Saturday at Greene Stadium. The kick off is set for one pm. Morgan St. improved to 2-2 on the season.
In other MEAC action, Matt Johnson threw for 225 yards and 3 touchdowns as hosts Bethune-Cookman(3-0) remained undefeated beating (2-2) Norfolk St. 21-7 at Daytona Beach. Tennessee St. stopped Florida A@M (2-2) 29-18 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. In the 82nd meeting between the North Carolina Central Eagles and the Aggies of North Carolina A@T, the Eagles came out on top 27-16. Coastal Carolina pounded Delaware St. 34-14.
In DCIAA high school football the feature game was undefeated Ballou (4-0) hosting Dunbar (3-2) and the Knights did not let their fans down defeating Dunbar 18-7. Darren Holbrook rushed for 190 yards on 23 carries scoring 2 touchdowns to lead the Knights. Ballou features one of the best offensive lines in this area and Holbrook has benefited from his line rushing for 688 yards this season.
Coolidge (0-5) suffered a tough loss to Forestville 22-19 at Manor Park. Forestville who improved to (2-2) scored with 30 seconds remaining. Cardozo (3-0) remained unbeaten with a 30-0 win over Eastern (0-2). McKinley Tech (1-4) captured their first win of the season with a 21-0 win over Roosevelt (2-3). In that win Kevin Thompson rushed for 262 yards on 18 carries while scoring 3 touchdowns. Thompson has rushed for 640 yards this season second to Holbrook (Ballou) in the DCIAA. Spingarn (1-3) picked up their first win of the season beating Options 48-0.
In a hard fought WCAC contest undefeated Archbishop Carroll ( 4-0 ) traveled to St. John's (1-3) and came away with a hard fought 13-6 win between the two D.C. high schools. Carroll a former WCAC high school powerhouse is now coached by Rich Hochens who came over from E. Roosevelt in Prince George's County has the Lions going in the right direction."
" It was a team effort," said Hochens. " It was a really hot day and we had to keep our composure."
" The defense has been a mainstay of the team all year," said the Lions coach. " I give praise to my assistant coaches, they have put in the work," said Hochens.
In other games Friendship Collegiate defeated Wyoming Seminary 32-14. Wise (3-1) edged E.Roosevelt (3-1) 22-14 giving the Raiders their first loss of the year. Friendly(3-1) also suffered their first loss of the season 30-16 at the hands of Potomac (3-1). CH Flowers (4-0) remained unbeaten defeating Duval 26-7. Bowie(3-1) over Oxon Hill 44-6. Bladensburg bested Laurel 24-14.