Buccaneers, Lions will face big tests in Week 7
While some of last week’s heavily-hyped games were almost anticlimactic, a couple were better than the billing.
While everyone figured there’d be a lot of emotion in the Parkside-James M. Bennett football game on Friday, nobody could’ve seen the way it went.
Parkside opened with a 22-0 spurt and had their Salisbury city rivals on their heels. But Bennett came back, and late in the fourth quarter, the game was tied 36-36.
Parkside scored with less than two minutes left to make it 43-36; I was intrigued because I’m picking games on TV this year, head-to-head against WBOC’s Matt Pencek (our choices air about halfway through his station’s 7 p.m. broadcast every Tuesday, so check out WBOC Channel 16, please!) and he had taken the Rams, I the Clippers.
But then Bennett came back in storybook fashion, running back the ensuing kickoff to tie the game. Parkside fumbled a moment later, and then a kick one can only call The Oscar Winner took place.
Steve Oscar, who’s been splitting uprights for several seasons now with Bennett, took the field to try a 51yard field goal.
And he made the daggone thing. Immediately, my cell phone, already bled down to just 11 percent of its charge from a night of football, began ringing like crazy.
“Hey, what’s the Bayside
Kent Island’s Brandon Galloway carries the ball Friday against Wicomico. Galloway racked up a game-high 114 yards on 11 carries, including a 1-yard touchdown in a 48-8 win for the Buccaneers.
Kent Island’s Molly Connelly, left front, battles Northwest’s Helena Lee (350) an Smyrna’s Naomi Bowser at the start of Wednesday’s Tidewater Fall Classic. Connelly was second to Bowser, with Lee placing third.