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North-South: The second decade

November 07, 2006
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Jeff Sellers scored twice in the second half and amassed 200 yards of total offense as North Hagerstown broke open a 14-14 halftime tie to defeat South Hagerstown. Chuck Hipp caught a 33-yard scoring pass from Mike Sirbaugh to strike the first blow for the Rebels (2-8). Alan Marriner and Nelson Coles each scored in the next two drives for the Hubs (2-8) before South's Andy Sayles scored on a 1-yard TD run to tie the game at 14-14 at halftime.

North's Rick Suder broke the tie in the third quarter, returning a punt 70 yards for the touchdown. Sellers followed with scores on a 41-yard run in the third quarter and a 32-yard pass from Steve Greathead that put him over 1,000 yards of total offense for the season.

Hipp caught four passes for 66 yards while Dave Mowen added 58 receiving yards for South.

Series: South, 9-8-1.

1975: North 14, South 13

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The battle for the city championship came down to the end as South Hagerstown's Tim Armstrong caught a 50-yard touchdown pass from Mark Sperry with 71 seconds remaining to bring the Rebels to within a point of North Hagerstown.

Ted Myers missed the extra-point kick, however, to allow the Hubs to escape with the victory.

Nelson Coles and Alan Marriner each rushed for a touchdown for the Hubs (4-6). Marriner ran for a game-high 99 yards.

Sperry went 12-of-22 passing for 141 yards and a touchdown and ran for a 1-yard run in the first quarter before hitting Armstrong with the scoring pass in the fourth quarter for the Rebels (3-7).

Series: Even, 9-9-1.

1976: South 25, North 21

Mike Leonard ran for a touchdown with 2 minutes remaining to give South Hagerstown its second lead of the game and icing a victory over the Hubs.

Mark Sperry passed for 145 yards and rushed for 56 to lead the Rebels statistically and scored on runs of 2 and 3 yards. Leonard also scored twice, on a 2-yard run in the first quarter and for 15 yards for the game-winning score for the Rebels (3-7).

Vic Fowlkes rushed for a game-high 134 yards and a touchdown for North (4-6). Scott Galbraith and Matt Smith each added touchdown runs.

The Rebels outgained the Hubs, 307-174.

Series: South, 10-9-1.

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