North-South: The first decade

November 06, 2006

1957: North 6, South 6

Ronnie Hawkins rushed for 32 yards and scored a touchdown as North Hagerstown played to a tie with South Hagerstown in the first meeting between the two city schools.

Both teams counteracted each other, as the Rebels shut down the Hubs' powerful ground attack, forcing five fumbles, while the Hubs managed to stop the Rebels' aerial offense, holding them to 77 yards passing for the game.

Terry Myers ran for South's only score of the day in the first quarter, while Hawkins reached the end zone in the second, but strong defense and bad luck for both teams kept the score knotted the rest of the way.


The Hubs' best chance to break the tie came with three minutes left in the game. After driving into South territory, Tom Neely, playing in only his second game at fullback, fumbled the ball on the Rebel 38. The Hubs regained possession after the Rebels turned the ball over on downs, but did not have enough time to mount another drive.

Series: Even, 0-0-1.

1958: North 13, South 6

Tom Neely rushed for 139 yards and a touchdown as North held off South for the first win in the city series.

Dick Spencer also ran for a touchdown for the Hubs, who used their powerful ground attack to pound out 171 yards of offense on the ground.

North scored both of its touchdowns in the first half, relying on its defense to keep the Rebels in check for the rest of the game.

Frank Jeskie rushed for 42 yards and the only touchdown for the Rebels, who were held to 109 yards of total offense.

Series: North, 1-0-1.

1959: North 14, South 2

Tom Martin returned an interception 51 yards for a touchdown as North beat previously unbeaten South to win the city championship for the second straight year.

Even though they were held to only 60 yards of total offense by the Rebels, the Hubs were able to capitalize on South errors to win the game.

After South became confused and ran on a fourth-and-19 situation instead of punting, the Hubs took over deep in Rebels territory and scored on a Kenny Ridenour 3-yard run.

South managed to avoid the shutout in the fourth quarter when Melvin Monroe tackled Tommy Hawkins for a safety.

Virgil Nixon had 55 yards rushing for the Rebels.

Series: North, 2-0-1.

1960: South 28, North 13

Fred Martin ran for 92 yards and two touchdowns as South claimed its first city championship as the game was played as the season finale for the first time.

Up 7-6 at halftime, the Rebels came out strong in the second half, scoring in the third quarter on a 58-yard run by Melvin Monroe, and adding two more touchdowns in the fourth to put the game out of the Hubs' reach.

Monroe finished with 94 yards rushing for the Rebels (2-6-2), while Phil Petry ran for 62 yards and a touchdown. Petry also threw a touchdown pass to Martin.

The Rebels (2-6-2) finished the game with 334 yards of offense, 299 on the ground.

Richie Hawkins and Jim Snyder each scored for the Hubs (0-8-1) while Eric Auxt had 83 receiving yards.

Series: North, 2-1-1.

1961: South 13, North 7

Terry Browning scored the decisive touchdown in the third quarter as South claimed the city championship for the second year in a row.

The Rebels held the offensive advantage throughout, gaining 265 yards to 108 for the Hubs. But the Rebels struggled to punch through the Hubs defense for a touchdown, getting the game-winning score after a North fumble to start the second half.

Jim Bell scored on a touchdown pass from Phil Petry in the opening minutes of the game for the Rebels. Petry finished with 108 yards passing and 36 yards rushing for the Rebels (7-2), while Ronnie Sharpe gained 51 yards on the ground.

Joe Henderson scored the only touchdown on an 18-yard pass from Denny Wachter for the Hubs (4-5).

Series: Even, 2-2-1.

1962: South 20, North 13

Phil Petry ran for two of South's three touchdowns as the undefeated Rebels struggled before finally putting away North for the third straight year.

Petry threw for 132 yards and a touchdown and ran for 54 yards for the Rebels, who were held in check for much of the game by the Hubs defense.

Lee Woodring caught a touchdown pass for the Rebels (9-0), who completed the first perfect season in school history.

Craig Ingram ran for 75 yards, while Mike Miller and Skip Barnhart each scored a touchdown for the Hubs (0-8).

Series: South, 3-2-1.

1963: South 15, North 0

Gary Swartz ran for 43 yards and two touchdowns as South blanked North to run their winning streak in the city series to four games.

The Rebels defense held the Hubs in check all night, allowing the Hubs to cross midfield only three times and holding them to 190 yards while recording the first shutout in the series.

Marty Miller threw for 80 yards for the Rebels (5-3-2), while Dan Tuckerman added 34 rushing yards.

Skip Barnhart passed for 91 yards for the Hubs (2-8).

Series: South, 4-2-1.

1964: South 21, North 6

Bob Bloyer, Denny Domer and Dick Roulette each scored a rushing touchdown as South (6-4) rolled to its fifth straight win over North.

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