Linganore lances Rebels often in blowout

September 21, 2007|By LARRY YANOS

IJAMSVILLE, Md. - Even with a running clock in the second half, it was still a long, long evening for South Hagerstown football coach Greg Kellick and his team Thursday.

Undefeated Linganore piled up 51 points in the first half behind quarterback Alex Phelps and running back Pat Balderson and romped to a 58-7 victory.

"They're quite a team," Kellick said. "I was very impressed when I saw them on film, knew they were outstanding, and they did nothing to change my mind tonight. What did they do tonight? Run the ball, pass for touchdowns, score another on a fumble recovery and had three touchdowns called back. They are very good."

Phelps, a senior who watched the second half, completed 8 of 10 passes for 187 yards and two touchdowns. Balderson, a junior, had 164 yards on eight carries. He ran for two touchdowns and added another on an 80-yard punt return. He totaled 257 yards on 10 plays - all in the opening 24 minutes.


On its first drive, Linganore went 62 yards in a little more than a minute and scored on a 14-yard pass from Phelps to Camden Wilson with 8:52 left in the first quarter.

The lead grew to to 23-0 at the end of the first quarter and 51-0 at halftime - prompting the running clock in the second half.

The winless Rebels finally got on the scoreboard with 3:26 remaining when Ian Anderson scooted 85 yards off tackle. Cameron Allen kicked the extra point.

Anderson led South with 103 yards on 11 carries and Patrick Shand added 39 yards on five carries. Cory Shank caught three passes for 22 yards.

"We face a very difficult schedule this year but I'd say the first three opponents (Century, Berkeley Sporings and Linganore) were extremely tough," Kellick said. "I think the next few weeks, we'll be more competitive."

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