Boward, Hubs sack stunned Walkersville

September 16, 2000

Boward, Hubs sack stunned Walkersville

By ADELINE STAEBLER / Sports Correspondent

WALKERSVILLE, Md. - North Hagerstown senior Wayne Boward made a comeback to football this year after taking his sophmore and junior years off.

The North High newcomer made his presence known Friday to help lead the Hubs to a surprising 14-6 victory over Walkersville in the Monocacy Valley Athletic League.

Boward had six tackles and a quarterback sack to lead the Hubs on defense.

The sack came in the fourth quarter, when the Lions had three first downs to move inside the Hubs' 10-yard line. With two minutes left in the game and the Lions facing fourth down, Boward sacked quarterback Cory Hoffman to give the Hubs the ball.

"I think the stop on fourth was a big play," North Hagerstown coach Glenn Cross said. "They're down inside the 10 and we're geared up and we did what we should have done and that's a big play."


The win was the Hubs' first over the Lions since 1990.

"There wasn't a whole lot of strategy (to this win)," Cross said. "We just let them play well, we had to stop their defense, which I think we did. We gave away one big play this week instead of four and that allowed us to win."

The Hubs scored with a little over four minutes left in the first half on a 3-yard run by Paul Berry. Travis Yeates' extra point put North up, 7-0.

"We made a nice little drive," Cross said. "We've got to quit with the nice little drives, we need the nice big drives."

Walkersville (0-2, 0-1) scored with 45 seconds left in the third quarter when Pat Calloway ran from 41 yards to cut the lead to 7-6.

But North (1-1, 1-0) got its big drive in the fourth quarter when quarterback Tanner Cross ran the ball in from 24 yards out.

"Obviously Tanner Cross made a world of difference," Walkersville coach Hal Grau said. "He ran the waggle very well and had a lot of speed. I was very impressed with Tanner."

Penalties played a big part in the game, with 14 flags being thrown in the first half. The Lions were penalized for 85 yards in the game.

"At this point we certainly have two very good examples of how mistakes will hurt you," Grau said of the first two games the Lions have played this season. "High school football is who makes the fewest mistakes and we've made a ton of them."

North 14, Walkersville 6

N. Hagerstown0707-14


N-Paul Berry 3 run (Travis Yeates kick)

W-Pat Calloway 41 run (kick failed)

N-Tanner Cross 24 run (Yeates kick)


First downs11


Passing yards475-12


Total Offense46-24347-101

Penalties-Yards6-65 9-85


Records: North Hagerstown 1-1, 1-0; Walkersville 0-2, 0-1.

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