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Indians' Reed, Hess knock out Yellow Jackets

October 06, 2007|By TIM KOELBLE

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Muhammad Ali jabbed from the left and followed with a powerful punch from the right.

Moorefield knows how it feels.

The combination package of Cody Reed and Cody Hess left the Yellow Jackets without any sting Friday night as No. 2 Berkeley Springs rocked its way to a 41-14 victory.

Reed rushed for 234 yards on 16 carries and scored twice and Hess ran for 191 yards on 21 carries with three touchdowns. That's 425 total yards between the two behemoths, 321 coming in the first half when the Indians effectively stomped on Moorefield for a 34-7 lead.

"The offensive line opened big holes all night long," said Reed, who scored on runs of 46 and 62 yards during a 27-point second period. "We run a lot of inside traps, and the line creates the holes. I just have to make some cuts."

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Berkeley Springs (6-0) misfired on its first possession when Dylan Flynn intercepted a Matt Colwell pass at the Indians' 36.

On its opening drive, Moorefield (3-3) moved to the Berkeley 7-yard line, but lost a fumble.

"(After the fist possession) I decided we were going to run the football," said Indians coach Angelo Luvara. "We were gonna run it down their throat."

It was all Hess and Reed as the Indians marched 11 plays and 93 yards on the ground with Hess scoring from the 6-yard line with 2:17 left in the first period to draw first blood.

Jerry Parker intercepted a pass by Moorefield's Tucker Smith that led to Reed's 46-yard score and a 14-0 lead, and the Indians were on their way.

Reed ran 47 yards to set up Hess' 1-yard run on the Indians' next possession with 8:56 left in the half for a 21-0 lead.

Moorefield gave up the ball on the Berkeley Springs 38, after failing to convert on fourth down, and Reed immediately exploded over the right side, made two cuts along the sideline and made it 28-0 at the 5:53 mark.

A short Moorefield punt left Berkeley Springs at the Yellow Jackets' 24 and, two plays later, Hess scored from 9 yards out for a 34-0 lead.

The Yellow Jackets got on the board on a 27-yard pass from Smith to Tucker Markwood just before halftime.

The teams traded scores in the third period with Paul Washington's 1-yard scamper cutting Moorefield's deficit to 34-14, before the Indians answered with a 1-yard run by Hess with 1:04 left in the third period.

Berkeley Springs did not appear rusty after a one-week layoff.

"The kids played well," said Luvara. "I wasn't worried about the layoff."

Addressing his troops, he said, "Some of the little things we didn't do right we can't do against Keyser (next Friday). We focus on Keyser. It's the Big Kahuna."

Overall, the Indians generated 464 yards of total offense, while Moorefield gained 289, including 184 on the ground.

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