Sentinels hold off Musselman charge

September 30, 2002


CUMBERLAND, Md. - Musselman scored two touchdowns in the final three minutes, but a failed two-point conversion proved costly Friday night in a 21-19 loss to Fort Hill.

Josh Stroop scored on a 7-yard run with 2:58 left to play, cutting the lead to 21-12. But an attempted pass on the two-point conversion try failed, leaving the Applemen (0-5, 0-1 Cumberland Valley Athletic League) needing two scores to win.

Musselman got one with 1:25 left on Joey Pletcher's 10-yard TD run, but couldn't get the second.

Trey Belmont's 7-yard touchdown run gave the Applemen a 6-0 lead with 1:54 left in the first quarter, but the extra point attempt was blocked. They were the first points scored by the Applemen this season.

Fort Hill (3-1, 1-0) scored three touchdowns in the second quarter, all on big plays. Sean Welsh ran 40 yards for a TD 10 seconds into the quarter, Jeremy Robinson hit John Wertz with a 53-yard touchdown pass with 4:42 left, and Andre Pope ran 35 yards for another TD 16 seconds before halftime.


Musselman outgained Fort Hill 331-209 in total offense, including 253-148 rushing. The Applemen had 19 first downs to the Sentinels' eight and ran 72 plays to Fort Hill's 29.


Fort Hill02100-21

M - Trey Belmont 7 run (kick blocked)

FH - Sean Welsh 40 run (Dustin Dawson kick)

FH - John Wertz 53 pass from Jeremy Robinson (Dawson kick)

FH - Andre Pope 35 run (Dawson kick)

M - Josh Stroop 7 run (pass failed)

M - Joey Pletcher 10 run (Kris Whetzel kick)


First Downs198


Passing yards7861


Total Offense331209




Records: Musselman 0-5, 0-1; Fort Hill 3-1, 1-0.

Sherando 24, Hedgesville 13

STEPHENS CITY, Va. - Sherando took advantage of two special teams touchdowns to send Hedgesville to its fourth straight loss.

Hedgesville (1-4) led 7-0 on a Chad Grant 5-yard run and was about to add a field goal, but Bryce Blair's 26-yard attempt was blocked and returned 80 yards by Edison Gomez for a Sherando touchdown that tied the score.

Brad Whitacre hit a 37-yard field goal to give Sherando a 10-7 lead at the half.

Greg Mathes gave Sherando a 17-7 lead with a 17-yard touchdown run in the fourth, but the Eagles answered right back as Trey Hoffman returned the ensuing kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown.

Larry Kane closed the scoring for the Warriors on a 52-yard punt return.

Grant rushed for 52 yards and Matt Bartgis ran for 40 for Hedgesville, which lost for the first time in three meetings with Sherando.



H - Chad Grant 5 run (Bryce Blair run)

S - Edison Gomez 80 blocked field goal return (Brad Whitacre kick)

S - Whitacre 37 FG

S - Greg Mathes 17 run (Whitacre kick)

H - Trey Hoffman 89 kickoff return (kick failed)

S - Larry Kane 52 punt return (Whitacre kick)


First downs69


Passing yards1319


Total offense43-10445-147




Record: Hedgesville 1-4.


No. 8 Grace 3, New Life 0

Susanna Hill had six kills and seven assists to lead Grace Academy, 15-11, 15-5, 15-12. Lauren Durbin had nine kills and five aces and Ashley Michael had 12 assists and two kills for Grace (9-0, 8-0).

No. 10 Southern Fulton 2

Bishop Walsh 0

WARFORDSBURG, Pa. - Kaylie Mellott had six service points, three kills and two blocks, Cajan Woodall had nine service points and Candace Bard had eight service points, including two aces, as Southern Fulton (6-3) defeated Bishop Walsh, 15-6, 15-4. JV: Southern Fulton, 15-4, 15-8.

Shalom 3, Heritage 0

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Heidi Stamper had seven kills, Heather Stamper had four blocks and Whitney Schlimgen had three blocks for Heritage (4-5, 4-5 MDCC) in a 15-9, 15-6, 15-8 loss to Shalom.


Grace 2, New Life 1

Grace Academy had 42 shots on goal and managed only two goals, but it was enough to defeat New Life Christian by a goal. Ryan Myers scored on an assist from Jodan Hanft and Andy Eyler scored on an assist from A.J. Serafini to lead Grace (8-1-1, 8-0-1). Danny Carver had eight saves in the victory.


HCC 2, Prince George's 0

John Vaverchak and Brian Seifarth scored goals, Jamie Moore and Chris Lantz had assists and Brandon Rethmeyer had nine saves for Hagerstown Community College (5-3).

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