Leopards make it look easy

October 10, 2004|by RYAN ALLEN/Staff Writer

SMITHSBURG - Smithsburg football coach Buddy Orndorff warned his team not to look past Saturday's game against winless Williamsport.

"I told them that Williamsport had the type of team that could beat us if (we) took them lightly," said Orndorff.

His players must have listened, as the Leopards (6-0, 3-0) scored touchdowns on their first six possessions and rolled to a 53-0 victory in an MVAL Antietam game to remain undefeated.

The Leopards racked up 408 yards of offense and averaged 12 yards per play while limiting the Wildcats (0-6, 0-3) to three first downs and 59 total yards.


Justin Thompson opened the scoring four minutes in when he bounced off defensive back Dustin Echton and dashed into the left corner of the end zone from 12 yards out.

The Leopards struck again on the first play of their next drive when Luke Heinrich hauled in a 38-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Josh Daniels on a fly pattern down the right sideline.

Daniels threw his second touchdown less than three minutes later when he connected with Dustin Mitchell from 45 yards out on another deep throw.

Daniels completed all five of his passes for 120 yards before giving way to Andrew Bohan at the start of the third quarter - the second game this season in which Daniels has completed all his passes, the other being an 8-for-8 performance against Catoctin.

Smithsburg continued to pile up the points in the second quarter, as fullback Matt Feiser sandwiched two touchdown runs around a 24-yard touchdown scamper by Josh Talbert.

Feiser finished with 101 yards on five carries, including scoring runs of 6 and 70 yards.

Thompson added his second touchdown on the first play of the second half, a 41-yard run.

Troy Bradner's 8-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter provided the final margin of victory.

"We had a lot of big runs," said Orndorff. "Our line does a good job and we have four guys that can run the ball."

Williamsport's best chance to score came in the fourth quarter when the Wildcats drove inside the Smithsburg 30-yard line, but sacks by Nate Hayes and Kenny Batson ended the threat.

Hayes had two sacks and 10 tackles to lead the Smithsburg defense. The Leopards held Williamsport to 3 yards rushing on 24 attempts.

Ben Vatavuk completed 5 of 9 passes for 56 yards to lead Williamsport.

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