Rebels blank Wildcats

October 18, 2003|by JACK HILL III

WILLIAMSPORT - The South Hagerstown Rebels got their offense going early and rode it to 30-0 win over the Williamsport Wildcats Friday night in an MVAL Antietam Conference football game.

Senior tailback Antwan Jones rushed for 112 yards on 14 carries and had a pair of touchdown runs for South Hagerstown (3-4, 2-1).

"It feels good," Jones said. "Our line did a great job of blocking. There were big holes. I didn't have to really worry about being tackled. Our defense played excellent. It feels good to shut out teams. Hopefully, we can keep it up."

South Hagerstown recovered a Williamsport fumble on the Wildcats' first play from scrimmage at the hosts' 34-yard line only 10 seconds into the game.


Thirty-nine seconds later, Jones broke through right tackle for a 6-yard touchdown run.

Jones added a 39-yard touchdown run to the left side with 3:57 remaining in the first quarter and Phillip Powell kicked the first of his three extra points to give South Hagerstown a 13-0 lead.

"Antwan Jones is a good runner," South coach Greg Kellick said. "He has the ability to see that hole, turn on the speed and he's gone."

Josh Bussard, who gained 94 rushing yards on eight carries, had a 47-yard touchdown run along the left side and Powell kicked a 25-yard field goal during the second quarter to give the Rebels a 23-0 halftime lead.

Just a few minutes before the start of the second half, a bench-clearing brawl broke out between both teams at midfield after they returned from the locker rooms. But the fight ended almost as quickly as it started, and order was restored within five minutes.

"I was pleased with our actions after we started the second half," Kellick said. "I was real proud of them for doing that. We played clean and we played hard."

The Rebels had their final touchdown in the fourth quarter on a 1-yard quarterback sneak by David Miner.

Neil Forsythe led the Wildcats (1-6, 0-4) with 60 rushing yards.

"I was pleased with our intensity and our effort in the second half," Williamsport coach Adrian Custer said. "The defense executed well in the second half. We had more than one person in on the tackle."

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