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Lancers too much for Rebels

September 20, 2008|By JACK HILL III

Linganore took advantage of the opportunities it got and ran away with a 40-0 victory over South Hagerstown on Friday night at School Stadium.

"South Hagers-town did a nice job," Linganore coach Rick Conner said. "They took away some things and they made us work. We capitalized on a few mistakes. Our kids made some big plays. ... We got bodies on bodies and we let our backs do their thing. All of our defensive players performed their assignments properly. We kept them out of their rhythm."

Nick Marth threw two touchdown passes to Ryan Dixon for Linganore (3-0), ranked 14th in Maryland. Kevin Myers added two TD runs, Wayne Patterson finished with 88 yards on 11 carries and Zach Zwinak added 81 yards on eight carries. Lancers kicker Alex Eckard made all five of his extra-point attempts and a 37-yard field goal.

Linganore got on the scoreboard just 3:46 into the game on Martz's 1-yard TD pass to Dixon.

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Just 1:47 later, South (1-2) was forced to punt, and a high snap sailed into the end zone. The Rebels recovered, but it went as a safety for the Lancers.

Just 2:31 after that, Marth threw a 4-yard TD pass to Dixon as Linganore's lead ballooned to 16-0.

"It should have only been 7-0," South coach Greg Kellick said. "We are playing two teams out there: Our opponent and ourselves. We have to stop playing ourselves. We made a lot of mental mistakes and Linganore cashed in on them. Good teams take advantage of mistakes."

Kellick still had a reason to give some praise to his players.

"I was proud of our kids that they played the whole game and they did not quit," Kellick said. "Every player on the team played tonight."

Linganore added a pair of touchdowns in the second quarter on a 1-yard run by Myers and a 7-yard run by Pat Balderson to take a 30-0 halftime lead.

Myers added a 24-yard touchdown run for the Lancers in the third quarter.

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