North-South: The second decade

November 07, 2006

1967: North 6, South 0

North Hagerstown quarterback John Beck scored on a 4-yard run midway through the fourth quarter for the only score of the game to end South Hagerstown's seven-game winning streak over the Hubs.

North's scoring drive started after the Rebels' Charlie Driggers fumbled a pass from quarterback Jimmy Harne and the Hubs recovered the ball on South's 11. Three plays later and with 7:15 remaining, Beck plowed into the end zone to pull North (7-3) ahead.

The Hubs outgained South on the ground, 164-44, led by Roger Barnes with 72 yards.

Harne was 7-of-15 passing for 64 yards for South (6-4).

Series: South, 7-3-1.

1968: North 20, South 7

Bernie Clutz engineered two second-half touchdowns - one on a pass to Randy Hull - to lead North Hagerstown over South Hagerstown.


Clutz led the Hubs down the field on their first drive of the second half, scoring on a 6-yard pass to Hull to break a scoreless tie.

The Rebels countered less than a minute later when Denny McNamee caught a Mike Tritsch pass and ran 66 yards to tie the game.

Clutz scored on a 2-yard sneak to put the Hubs ahead later in the third quarter. Doug Elgin, who had 104 yards in the second half, set up the score with a 56-yard run. Brad Girard added insurance in the fourth quarter with a 6-yard TD run for North (6-4).

The Rebels (5-5) outgained North in the air 170-7, but were outrushed, 224-126.

Series: South, 7-4-1.

1969: South 20, North 13

Kirk Karn caught his only pass of the game for a 10-yard touchdown with 10 seconds remaining to break a 13-13 tie and give South Hagerstown the win.

Brad Fulk threw the pass to clinch the city championship for the Rebels and drop North out of a share of the Tri-State League title.

The Rebels led 13-0 in the second quarter after Kent Hoover threw touchdown passes to Fulk and Denny McNamee. The Hubs got one score back in the first half as Dave Harris hit Barry Beers with a 24-yard TD pass 50 seconds before halftime.

Beers tied the game in the third quarter by blocking a punt and returning it 25 yards.

Dave Harris rushed for 71 yards for North (6-4) while Beers caught five passes for 56 yards. Hoover gained 115 overall yards for South (6-4).

Series: South, 8-4-1.

1970: North 20, South 2

North Hagerstown took advantage of an interception return for a touchdown and a blocked kick to defeat South Hagerstown for its third city championship in four years.

Mark Yurek recorded the first score by returning an interception of Rebels quarterback Scott Durbin's pass and returning it 20 yards for the touchdown. Dave Kunkel followed by blocking a Terry Brown first-quarter punt to set up a 7-yard run by Rick Bennett.

James Scott put the game out of reach in the third quarter with a 3-yard touchdown run for the Hubs (4-6).

South's only score came in the second quarter when Bennett fumbled and recovered the ball while being tackled in the end zone for a safety. The Rebels (1-9) outgained North, 169-163 but turned the ball over four times, including three fumbles.

Series: South, 8-5-1.

1971: North 21, South 6

Vince Thomas accounted for all three of North Hagerstown's touchdowns to lead the Hubs to their fourth win over crosstown rival South Hagerstown in five years.

Thomas scored in the first quarter on a 35-yard pass from quarterback Rick Bennett to open the scoring for North (6-4). On the next Hubs drive, Thomas ran in from a yard out on fourth down, after Bennett threw a 31-yard pass to Charlie Rideout to set up the scoring play.

Rod Parks attempted to get the Rebels (2-8) back in the game with a 6-yard TD run on the second play of the fourth quarter. However, the Hubs retaliated in the final two minutes with Thomas scoring on a 3-yard run.

Series: South, 8-6-1.

1972: North 18, South 6

Pat Dattilio rushed for 151 yards as North Hagerstown jumped out to a 12-0 halftime lead and cruised to its third consecutive victory - and fifth in six years - over South Hagerstown.

Todd Staley, Dana Williams and Harry Barnett each ran for a touchdown for the Hubs (8-2), who amassed 411 yards of offense against the Rebels (7-3).

South scored late in the fourth quarter - only the Rebels' second TD in their last three meetings with the Hubs - when quarterback Mike Flurie scored on a 12-yard run.

Greg Stewart rushed for 74 yards on 10 carries for North.

Series: South, 8-7-1.

1973: South 19, North 0

South Hagerstown held North Hagerstown to just 88 yards of offense and five first downs, while taking advantage of four turnovers to shutout the Hubs for its first city championship in four years.

The Rebels held a 13-0 lead at halftime, scoring on a 2-yard run by Mike Kridler - his 10th of the season - and a 21-yard touchdown pass from Stan Jones to Mike Brashears. Dane Brewer scored on a fourth-quarter run to put the game firmly out of reach for South (7-3).

North (1-9) drove as far as the Rebels' 20 only once in the game.

Series: South, 9-7-1

1974: North 34, South 14

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