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South edges Brunswick

September 28, 2000

South edges Brunswick



By CURT HORNBECKER / Staff Correspondent


Don't be surprised if Tony Marker leads a campaign to change South Hagerstown's nickname from the Rebels to the Green Wave.

That's how the Rebels senior described what he saw as he powered three yards with 51 seconds left for the only score of the game as South nipped Brunswick 6-0 in Monocacy Valley Athletic League play extending South's winning streak to three while the Railroaders remain winless.

"I just wanted to get it in," said Marker, of his touchdown run. "The blocking was great. All I saw was a big wave of green pushing everybody away. It was the best play I saw us execute all night."

Brunswick (0-4, 0-3 MVAL) faced a fourth down and 1 yard to go at its 49-yard line with just under two minutes to play, but the Rebels' defense rose to the occasion, stuffing Mike Aaron for a 2-yard loss.

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"I'll (second guess myself) all weekend," said Brunswick coach Mark Mitchell. "We've been struggling offensively, and I felt we had to make something happen. We have to get to the point where we can get a yard if we need to, but we're not there yet."

Despite completing just 1 of 14 passes all night, South quarterback Domonique Richmond fired a strike on the first play to Nick Maas for a first down at the Railroaders' 10. David Line exploited the left side of the Brunswick defense for 7 yards before Richmond pitched to Marker for the touchdown.

"I looked at the clock and saw there was less than two minutes and knew we had to get it down there. I have all the confidence in the world in (Richmond) and our receivers," said Rebels coach Greg Kellick.

Neither offense was able to move the ball with any consistency. The Railroaders were limited to just 90 yards of total offense, while South (3-1, 3-0 MVAL) managed just 153 yards against the stingy Brunswick defense. South accounted for 31 percent of its offense in the 60-second, game-winning drive.

Both teams watched scoring opportunities go awry. The Rebels were unable to covert field goal attempts of 24 and 32 yards, while the Railroaders had a first down at the South 15 late in the first half, only to be thrown for a 1-yard loss on fourth and two at the 7.

The Rebels have limited the opposition to just one touchdown in each of their last three games.

"Our defense has played well all year," said Kellick. "It takes a team effort to play good defense, and I think our defense is there. They take pride in playing good defense."

South 6, Brunswick 0

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S-Tony Marker 3 run (kick failed).

BrunsSouth

First downs511

Rushes-yards26-4439-105

Com-Att-int8-22-32-15-1

Passing yards4648

Total offense90153

Punts-avg5-34.26-29.1

Penalties-yds5-359-68

Fumbles-lost0-01-0

Records: Brunswick 0-4, 0-3; South Hagerstown 3-1, 3-0.

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