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Leopards' offense declaws Wildcats

October 12, 2003|by JACK HILL III

WILLIAMSPORT - Once Smithsburg's offense came to life Saturday, there was little Williamsport could do.

The Leopards scored all 41 of their points in the middle two quarters and defeated the Wildcats 41-7 in an MVAL Antietam Conference game.

Smithsburg (3-3, 1-1) ended its three-game losing streak.

Matt Feiser, Brandon White and Nathan Steelman had two touchdowns each for Smithsburg. Feiser added 10 tackles from his linebacker spot.

"I think the line blocked extremely well," Feiser said. "The holes were there all day."

White snapped a scoreless tie less than a minute into the second quarter with a 37-yard touchdown run to the right side.

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Feiser broke through the right side for a 20-yard touchdown run with 2:45 left in the first half to extend the lead to 13-0.

"There was a huge hole on my first touchdown and I just ran right through it," Feiser said.

A little more than a minute later, Steelman fired a 55-yard touchdown pass to T.J. Bowser down the left side for a 20-0 halftime lead.

In the third quarter, Feiser recovered a fumble at the Wildcats' 20-yard line and took it into the end zone with 7:51 left.

"I was just in the right place at the right time," Feiser said. "Everybody else was doing their job on defense. I am just a clean-up man. I was just trying to do my job too."

Steelman added a 45-yard touchdown run to the left with 3:44 remaining in the period.

White broke through the right side for a 12-yard touchdown two minutes later to finish Smithsburg's scoring.

"We just made some big plays and that took the wind out of their sails," Leopards coach Buddy Orndorff said. "I thought that we wore them down in the second half. ... Williamsport is a much better team than what their record shows."

Neil Forsythe rushed for 167 yards on 34 carries, including a 2-yard TD, for Williamsport (1-5, 0-3).

"Neil is one of our top backs and he made some good cuts today," Williamsport coach Adrian Custer said. "If I can just get him to keep progressing as a running back, then I think he is going to get much better."

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