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Football Area Roundup

September 22, 2007

PREP FOOTBALL



WESTMINSTER, Md. - Always known for its running attack, No. 4 Smithsburg went to the air on Friday night, riding the arm of senior quarterback Bryan Faulders to a 38-30 victory over Winters Mill.

"We were outmanned across the line by 250-pounders," said Smithsburg coach Buddy Orndorff. "Our offensive line did a great job of protecting the quarterback."

Faulders completed 17 of 28 passes for a school-record 295 yards, including scoring connections of 72 and 21 yards to Kevin Kocsis to open the scoring in the first period when the Leopards (3-0) jumped to a 14-0 lead.

An 11-yard scoring run by Alex Akers made it 21-0 after one period and the Leopards held a 28-8 lead at the break, with Bobby Smith scoring from 5 yards out in the second quarter.

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Winters Mill opened the second half with a touchdown pass, but Smithsburg regained the momentum on a 36-yard field goal by Matt Plumley, who also has kicked 14 straight conversions.

"That was a big field goal by Plumley," said Orndorff. "It got us our momentum back."

The Leopards led 31-24 after three periods when Josh Conway broke the backs of the Falcons with a 73-yard punt return.

Winters Mill made one last-ditch effort to at least tie the game, moving deep into Smithsburg territory before Andrew Mothershed picked off a pass inside the 10-yard line with less than one minute to play.

Kocsis hauled in nine passes for 165 yards and Conway caught seven for 128 yards.

"We went with the flow and ended up passing," said Orndorff.

Ben Love, Winters Mill's 6-foot-7 quarterback and West Virginia recruit, went 18-for-45 for 229 yards and three touchdowns.

Northern York 38, No. 2 Greencastle-Antrim 7

NORTHERN YORK, Pa. - Northern York totalled 468 yards of offense in handing the Blue Devils their first loss.

Michael Davies had two touchdown runs and Ryan Aumiller caught a 26-yard TD pass from Jordan Rutherford for the Polar Bears.

Brett Meyers hit Adam Ritchey for a 28-yard TD reception for Greencastle (3-1).

No. 3 Berkeley Springs 26, Frankfort 23

RIDGELEY, W.Va. - Cody Reed rushed for two touchdowns, including the game-winning score in overtime, to lead Berkeley Springs as the Indians rallied to beat Frankfort.

Sam Byrne returned a punt 85 yards for a touchdown and Cody Hess rushed for a score to help the Indians remain unbeaten at 5-0.

Central Dauphin 38, Chambersburg 3

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Erik Jacobs made a 31-yard field goal in the first quarter, the only points Chambersburg (0-4) scored in the loss to Central Dauphin.

Derek Day, Chris Spriggs, Justin Shirk, Ricky Cirilo and Nate Straining each rushed for a touchdown and Dan Fisher made a 33-yard field goal to lead the Rams (2-2).

University 40, Hedgesville 7

Trinity 35, Waynesboro 0

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