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November 14, 2000|By MIKE SIRBAUGH

Patriots console Browns



Matt Feiser led the Smithsburg Patriots to a 32-12 victory over the Hagerstown Browns to take third place.

On a first-and-10 from the 30, Feiser took a handoff up the middle, burst through the line and raced 70 yards for the first of his three touchdowns. Bruce Storms kicked the PAT for a 14-0 lead.

In the third quarter, beginning at the 40-yard line, Feiser carried four times, the final one being a 47-yard TD run. Feiser scored once more, on a three-yard run, on his way to a 251 yard evening on 18 carries.

The Smithsburg defense sparkled at the game's outset, giving the offense time to work out the kinks, as Andrew Dinterman and Luke Heinrich recovered fumbles in their own territory to stall Hagerstown drives.

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After Dinterman's fumble recovery, the Patriots took over on their own 34-yard line and put together a six-play drive, capped by a 36-yard touchdown pass from Joshua Daniels to Justin Thompson.

Smithsburg's final score came after the Browns gambled on a fourth down from their own 20-yard line and fell short of a first down. Feiser carried twice for 28 yards and then Thompson covered the final seven yards on a run off right tackle to make the score 32-12.

Down 12-0 after intermission, the Browns took only seven plays to cover 75 yards, ending with Mark Dattilio running wide left for a five-yard TD. After getting the ball at the patriot 25-yard line, Dattilio heaved a pass to the left corner on first down and Stephan McDaniel gathered it in for the score, cutting the deficit to 14-12.

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