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Kelso, Hubs dismantle Wildcats

October 14, 2006|by JACK HILL III/Staff Correspondent

WILLIAMSPORT - Senior quarterback Logan Kelso set a school record for North Hagerstown on Friday night, throwing five touchdown passes in the Hubs' 48-0 victory of the Williamsport Wildcats in an MVAL Antietam football game.

North (4-2, 3-0) has rebounded from a two-game losing streak with three straight wins to open conference play. Williamsport (1-5, 0-3) lost its fifth straight.

"I've said it before that it is a team effort with the line blocking and the receivers running their routes properly," Kelso said. "Basically, I am glad that everything is clicking for us."

Kelso completed 10 of 17 passes for 176 yards.

"It was another solid performance from Logan," Hubs coach Dan Cunningham said. "I really thought that his receiving corps found some holes and took advantage of it by making some great plays."

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"Logan Kelso has a good arm," Williamsport coach Adrian Custer said. "We tried to get to him. I give a lot of credit to their wide receivers. They got the ball in the open space and we couldn't make the tackles."

The Hubs got on the scoreboard 3:12 into the first quarter when Kelso unloaded a 33-yard touchdown pass down the middle to Alec Nelson. Chris Reid kicked the extra point as he made six of his seven PAT attempts.

"We came out fired up," Kelso said. "It's not too often that you come out on the first drive and put points on the board. But tonight, we did it and we made a statement. It was another goose egg for our defense. That is two weeks in a row."

About four minutes later, Kelso threw a 32-yard TD pass down the right side to Jarell Hasan - who made the first of his three touchdown receptions - to extend the lead to 14-0.

About three minutes after that, Kelso fired a 38-yard scoring pass up the middle to Richie Baymon to make it 20-0 at the end of the first quarter.

Marcellus Sumlin's 47-yard TD run and Kelso's 17-yard TD pass to Hasan gave the Hubs a 34-0 halftime lead.

Kelso threw a 6-yard TD pass to Hasan in the third quarter. Justin Donaldson broke through for a 59-yard scoring run in the fourth.

"I thought we came out and played solid defense," Cunningham said. "I wanted to pick up the pace on offense tonight and we did that. We were focused and we stayed composed."

"North has a lot of speed," Custer said. "We can't keep up with their speed. They turned a routine play into a big gain. Their defense played very good. We just tried to pound the ball up the middle. They did a good job of stopping us. They are bigger, faster and stronger than us."

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