George Petrides has won, and lost, in every imaginable way during his three decades as head football coach at City College, but the wins have far out-number the setbacks, and he celebrated career win 250, Thursday, as his team came from behind to top host Mervo, 20-14, in overtime in a Baltimore City Division I contest.

City quarterback Troy Robinson scored the only points of overtime, when he crashed in from one-yard out, after Mervo had the first possession and missed a 23-yard field goal attempt.

City (6-1 overall, 3-1 Division I) gained the overtime with a touchdown with less than a minute to play in the fourth quarter, after it had trailed 14-0 at the half.  Tayshawn Mayo scored the tying touchdown on a 2-yard run, one play after Robinson completed a 38-yard pass to Julius Harvey on a desperate, fourth-and-27 toss.

The City defense began the comeback, late in the third quarter, when they forced Mervo quarterback Tyree Dowery into an intentional grounding penalty in the end zone, for a safety.  Corey Davis then capitalized, returning the ensuing free kick 55-yards for the Knights’ first touchdown of the day.  The score pulled them with 14-8 entering the final quarter.

Mervo’s defense also contributed to its point production.  The first score for the Mustangs (1-6, 0-4 Division I) came when Daron Holmes recovered a fumble in the City end zone, late in the first quarter.  The score was followed by a two-point conversion run by Walt Ferguson.  In the second quarter, Tyreke Rudolph scored on an 11-yard run for Mervo.

Petrides, with a career record of 250-136-1, is second in career victories among active coaches in Maryland, behind only the 390 posted by Good Counsel’s Bob Milloy.

C  0  0  8  6  –  6  —  20
M  8  6  0  0  –  0  —  14

1st Q
M—Homes rec. fumble in end zone (Ferugson run)

2nd Q
M – Rudolph 11 run (run failed)

3rd Q
C – Safety – Intentional grounding in end zone
C – Davis 55 kick return (pass failed)

4th Q
C – Robinson 1 run