South blanks Williamsport

October 27, 2000

South blanks Williamsport

By JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent

Junior Nick Maas made positive contributions at every position that he played at Friday night in the South Hagerstown Rebels' 6-0 win over Williamsport in a Monocacy Valley Athletic League game at School Stadium.

As a punter, Maas punted the ball five times for an average of 38.2 yards.

As a split end, Maas caught a 34-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Domonique Richmond just 13 seconds before halftime and that turned out to be the only score of the game.

As a cornerback, Maas made a game-saving interception at his own 45-yard line with 16 seconds left in the game.

Maas' interception was his ninth this season in eight games.

"I wanted to make sure that we didn't allow the long pass," Maas said. "I was dropping back and I saw the ball go up. I just ran after the ball and got it. Our defense basically set everything up. Our defense has been looking a lot better this year than in the past. Everybody is playing together as a team and they are stepping up together."


Richmond then ran out the clock to give South (5-3 overall, 5-2 MVAL) the victory over Williamsport (3-5 overall, 3-4 MVAL).

Maas' two longest punts went for 53 and 46 yards.

"What helped me with my punting tonight was the time that my line gave me," Maas added. "That basically helped me to get the kick off."

On his touchdown reception, Maas was able to trick his defender.

"I just wanted to make sure that I got past my defender," Maas said. "I wanted him to think that we were running the same play as before. The first time was a quick pass. The second time was longer and deeper."

South 6, Williamsport 0


S. Hagerstown0600-6

SH - Nick Maas 34 pass from Domonique Richmond (kick blocked)


First downs1113



Passing yards7121

Total offense54-18145-203




Records: Williamsport 3-5, 3-4; South Hagerstown 5-3, 5-2.

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