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Hedgesville trims Allegany

October 13, 2000

Hedgesville trims Allegany



By CURT HORNBECKER / Staff Correspondent


HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Hedgesville may have shot itself in the foot in the first half, but it was Allegany that wound up mortally wounded.

Devon Deeds dealt the fatal blow, thwarting a fourth-quarter Campers drive by picking off a shovel pass at the Eagles 10, preserving a 16-13 victory Friday night.

"We made some adjustments at halftime, but the main adjustment was we didn't shoot ourselves in the foot,'' said Hedgesville coach David Lopez. "We wanted to keep pounding them. We overcame some penalties and still won."

It was the Eagles' running game that made the difference. After gaining 66 yards rushing in the first half, Hedgesville - behind Chris Amenta's 96 yards on 16 carries all in the second half - ran roughshod over the Allegany defense in the final 24 minutes.

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"(The Eagles) are big up front," said Campers coach Tim Kane. "They just outmanned us. We tried to move some people around, but they got it going on the first drive (in the second half), and we weren't able to stop them."

A six-play, 68-yard drive for Hedgesville (3-5) - and a two-point conversion - aided by a pair of Campers penalties, gave the Eagles an 8-7 advantage with Amenta rolling the final 15 yards for the touchdown.

Allegany (3-3) responded with a three-play, 50-yard drive - including a personal foul penalty against the Eagles - as Miller sprinted in from 24 yards out, giving the Campers a 13-8 lead.

Another Allegany penalty (one of 15 penalties in the second half) helped the Eagles drive 69 yards climaxed by John Dunham's 19-yard TD sweep.

Hedgesville missed two scoring chances in the first half but the Eagles defense limited Allegany to 45 yards rushing in the second half.

Allegany0760-13

Hedgesville00160-16

A-Shannon Miller 1 run (Billy Orndorff kick)

H-Chris Amenta 15 run (Amenta pass from Brian Thomas)

A-Miller, 24 run (run failed)

H-John Dunham 19 run (Matt Barrett pass from Thomas)

AlleHedg

First downs821

Rushes-yards25-11654-257

Com-Att-int13-5-113-6-0

Passing yards10848

Total offense224305

Punts-avg3-33.73-38.7

Penalties-yds13-11514-91

Fumbles-lost1-03-1

Records: Hedgesville 3-5, Allegany 3-3.

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