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Indians rout Panthers

November 04, 2006|by JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - The Berkeley Springs football team evened its record on a record-setting night for its top running back.

The No. 7 Indians dominated Hancock in all areas as they ran away with a 45-0 win on Friday to close the season at 5-5.

"Every victory is a good one," Berkeley Springs coach Angelo Luvara said. "We wished it wasn't the last one that we played this year; that's for sure. We played really well out there tonight. Our team was clicking on all cylinders tonight."

Junior tailback Cody Hess ran for 148 yards for the Indians and set two school records in the process. He set the single-season standard with 1,648 rushing yards and the career mark with 4,028 yards.

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Cody Reed added 151 rushing yards on 11 carries, giving him 1,002 yards for the season.

Senior quarter Nathan Sirbaugh completed six of his nine passes for 89 yards for the Indians.

"Coach Luvara has put together an excellent football program," Hancock coach John Blake said. "Every kid he puts on the field plays very hard."

Kaleb Trail ran for 76 yards on 28 carries for Hancock (0-9).

Hess scored on runs of 12 and 4 yards in the first quarter, Brian Derryberry recorded a sack in the end zone for a safety and Nathan Sirbaugh threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Foster Sirbaugh as the Indians led 22-0 after one quarter.

Reed scored on runs of 2 and 40 yards to give Berkeley Springs a 36-0 halftime lead, then tacked on a third score in the third quarter.

"We are going to work hard this week and come back and try to get a win against Kent County," Blake said.

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