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Rebels revel in rout of Blazers

October 09, 2004|by JACK HILL III/Staff Correspondent

South Hagerstown's running game was clicking on all cylinders Friday night at School Stadium.

The Rebels scored eight of their nine touchdowns on the ground and finished with 595 rushing yards on 50 carries to run past the Clear Spring Blazers 59-6 in an MVAL Antietam football game.

The victory was the third straight for South (4-2, 3-0).

"We have six good running backs," Rebels coach Greg Kellick said. "I think they all played well. We are glad everybody had a chance to play."

South had many weapons to choose from. Terrail Blair, a 5-foot-4, 137-pound senior tailback, gained 150 rushing yards on nine carries, Theo Washington rushed for 92 yards on nine carries, Jimbo Harmon had 78 yards on five carries and A.J. Bandeff got all of his yards on a 67-yard touchdown sprint late in the third quarter.

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"Terrail Blair has run the ball well all year," Kellick added. "We didn't expect anything but that from him. We expected him to have a good game, run hard and be a team player. He did all three of those things."

Free safety Tim Davis had three interceptions for the Rebels.

The Rebels' only pass of the game - a 15-yard TD pass from Mark Bryan to Ronald Jackson down the left side - got South on the scoreboard with 5:23 remaining in the first quarter.

Less than two minutes later, Bryan's 20-yard touchdown run and Tommy Shank's two-point conversion run made it 15-0.

Three minutes later, Washington's 21-yard touchdown run gave South a 21-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.

The Rebels added three touchdowns in the second quarter - a 37-yard run by Allen Daniels, a 23-yard run by Blair and a 6-yard run by Washington - to boost their lead to 39-0.

Clear Spring (0-6, 0-3) got on the scoreboard with 36 seconds left in the first half when Tyler Braithwaite fired a 29-yard touchdown pass to Donnie Lapole. Braithwaite finished with 195 passing yards.

South added two touchdowns in the third quarter on a 12-yard run by Harmon and Bandeff's long score. The Rebels got their final touchdown in the fourth quarter on a 4-yard run by Coty Grove.

"We're a young team and we have things that we have to work on," Clear Spring coach John Wilson said.

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