|High School Football:
Overbrook Greets Timber Creek With Shutout
Saturday, October 27, 2001
By Vincent Lewis
SJSports Staff Writer
This was the return of Coach Harvey Miller back at the school which he had established a winning record for seven years. This time, Miller entered the playing field through the visitor's entrance followed by his new team the Timber Creek Chargers. Overbrook Senior High was his opponent instead of the school which he led to an impressive 12-0 record in 1998. The Rams were the ones creating a new chapter as they shutout Timber Creek 27-0 in an Olympic Conference game.
As with most first year programs, establishing a winning team takes time. Finding enough talented players to fill a team could be difficult for a brand new school, but that's no excuse for a head coach trying to do their job. Both of these team's playoff hopes were pretty much gone, but don't tell that to the home team. The Overbrook Rams were not hospitable as they took advantage of every mistake the Chargers gave them.
On the first play from scrimmage, senior Jesse Mason rushed for a 48-yard touchdown to give the Rams the early 6-0 edge. Still with 7:47 showing on the first quarter clock, senior Weindel Johnson got into the scoring column when he scored from 8-yards out. After the point after attempt was good, Overbrook led by the score of 13-0. The quarter was completed when Jibreel Ameen scored on a quarterback keeper to jump out to the 20-0 advantage.
The young team from Timber Creek can only get better as the years go by with a coach who has proven himself. But today, Overbrook would improve their divisional record to 3-1 (3-4 overall) with the win. Johnson completed the scoring in the fourth quarter with a touchdown run and the Rams cruised easily for the win against their former head coach.
Photos by Art Redd