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Blazers' path to victory blocked

September 10, 2005|By JACK HILL III

CLEAR SPRING

The Clear Spring Blazers started their second varsity football season on Friday night, and they still have a lot of work to do before they earn their first victory.

Clear Spring fell behind Northern Garrett 20-0 after one quarter and lost, 47-6.

"We're still a growing team," Clear Spring coach John Wilson said. "We made a lot of mistakes. We dug ourselves into a hole. Northern Garrett capitalized on our mistakes."

Northern Garrett got on the scoreboard 3:45 into the game when senior halfback Tyler Warn broke through the right side of the line for a 13-yard touchdown run.

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Clear Spring failed to get a first down on its first possession, and a bad snap allowed Northern Garrett senior Corey Yoder to tackle the punter at the 1-yard line.

On the next play, Warn scored his second touchdown for the Huskies.

Clear Spring turned the ball over a minute later when Huskies senior Nick Payne returned an interception 37 yards for a score. Quarterback Casey Kamp ran for the two-point conversion to boost the Huskies' lead to 20.

Warn rushed for 128 yards on 11 carries, an average of 11.6 yards per carry.

"Tyler Warn got a back injury on the third day of practice," Northern Garrett coach Phil Carr said. "He just came back this week. He is one of the top backs in our area. Our defense had the big interception for the touchdown and that gave the offense a boost. I was most impressed with our defense. We only have two starters back on defense from last year. Defensively, I'm real proud of the kids."

The Blazers got their only touchdown 1:35 into the second quarter when senior quarterback Tyler Braithwaite fired a 61-yard TD pass to Donnie Lapole.

Just 48 seconds later, Mitch Fost scored on a 42-yard touchdown run for the Huskies.

Northern Garrett added three rushing touchdowns in the second half, one by Kamp and two by Blair Sirbaugh.

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