Fort Hill beats Boonsboro in season opener

September 09, 2002|by JACK HILL III

BOONSBORO - The Fort Hill Sentinels dominated the Boonsboro Warriors in almost every phase of the game in a 37-6 victory Saturday night.

Fort Hill got on the scoreboard midway through the first quarter when sophomore halfback Andre Pope ran along the right sideline 24 yards for a touchdown. A few minutes later, Dustin Dawson kicked a 22-yard field goal to extenc the Sentinels' lead to 10-0.

Randy Rice scored on a 5-yard run with 2 minutes, 49 seconds remaining in the second quarter for a 17-0 halftime lead.

The Sentinels took the wind out of the Warriors' sails at the start of the second half when Pope returned the kickoff 95 yards for another touchdown and a 24-0 lead.


"We were down 17-0 at halftime and then we gave up a touchdown on the opening kickoff of the second half," Boonsboro coach Clayton Anders said. "It was an uphill climb for us after that.

"We created too many second opportunities for Fort Hill with poor kick coverage and turnovers. None of our coverage was that good. We just made too many mistakes, but for as bad as it looked, I thinked all of those things can be fixed."

Fort Hill added another third-quarter touchdown on Sean Welsh's 5-yard run, and added its final touchdown with eight minutes left in the fourth quarter when Shawn Miller scored on a 7-yard run.

"We have pretty good skill kids," Fort Hill coach Barry Lattimer said. "We have five or six guys that can run with the football."

The Warriors' only score came with 5:05 left when senior Nathan Himes ran for a 26-yard touchdown.

Fort Hill 37, Boonsboro 6

Fort Hill107146-37


FH - Andre Pope 24 run (Dustin Dawson kick).

FH - Dawson 22 FG

FH - Randy Rice 5 run (Dawson kick)

FH - Pope 95 kickoff return (Dawson kick)

FH - Sean Welsh 5 run (Dawson kick)

FH - Shawn Miller 7 run (kick blocked)

B - Nathan Himes 26 run (kick failed)


First Downs187


Passing yards3911


Total Offense48-26832-117




Records: Fort Hill 1-0; Boonsboro 0-1.

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