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Indians run away from Frankfort

September 23, 2006|by JACK HILL III/Staff Correspondent

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Cody Reed ran for 215 yards on 14 carries, including a pair of touchdown runs, as Berkeley Springs beat Frankfort 48-20 on Friday night.

Cody Hess also ran for two touchdowns and finished with 104 yards on 21 carries.

"We just ran our game plan," Berkeley Springs coach Angelo Luvara said. "Our defense played better than they had all year. On offense, we have a lot of weapons. We think that we can move the ball against anybody, if we don't turn the ball over."

Defensive end Sammy Trump helped Berkeley Springs (3-2) build its lead with two sacks in the second quarter. Trump leads the Tri-State area with 10 quarterback sacks through five games.

Another key performer for the Indians' defense was defensive back Samuel Byrne, who had two interceptions. He returned one of them for a touchdown.

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Nathan Sirbaugh completed eight of his 16 passes for 169 yards and a touchdown for the Indians, while kicker Josh Wise made six of his seven extra-point attempts.

"The other teams haven't stopped us," Luvara said. "We have stopped ourselves. If we don't turn it over, then we are fine. When we turn it over, that is when we get into trouble."

Berkeley Springs got on the scoreboard first with 3:07 remaining in the first quarter on a 23-yard run by Hess.

The Indians added another touchdown with 24 seconds to go in the period on a 48-yard dash by Reed.

Berkeley Springs increased its advantage to 21-0 with 8:08 left in the second quarter when Nathan Sirbaugh fired a 41-yard touchdown pass to Foster Sirbaugh.

After Frankfort (1-3) scored two touchdowns to cut the lead down to 21-14, Brian Ness returned a kickoff 85 yards for a score with 1:54 remaining in the period to give the Indians a 28-14 halftime lead.

Hess had a 5-yard touchdown run for the Indians in the third quarter.

Byrne had a 30-yard interception return for a touchdown and Reed added a 50-yard touchdown run during the fourth quarter as Berkeley Springs built a 48-14 lead with 7:30 left.

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