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Frankfort puts Berkeley Springs away early

September 20, 2008

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- As potent as the Frankfort offense appeared in the first half, that's how stingy the Berkeley Springs defense became in the second half.

By then it was too late, as the Falcons bolted to a 26-point advantage by halftime and cruised to a 36-14 win over Berkeley Springs Friday night.

"I think we got too hyped," said Indians coach Angelo Luvara. "The kids wanted it so badly, I think they got a little too high. Then we kind of panicked when we got down 14-0 before we even ran a play, and we made a lot of mental mistakes. But if you take the first half away ..."

Berkeley Springs, however, didn't have that luxury. The Falcons reeled off 33 unanswered points to start the game and amassed 329 yards of offense in the first 24 minutes, while Berkeley Springs sputtered offensively, picking up just 2 yards rushing in the first period and 29 yards overall.

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The Indians (0-3) managed a touchdown with 1:50 left in the first half on a 20-yard Matt Colwell-to-Zach Turner pass and entered the intermission trailing 33-7.

In the second half, Berkeley Springs outscored the Falcons 7-3, but the damage had already been done.

Frankfort (2-2) needed just three plays to cover 70 yards, with Shawn Gillespie romping 60 yards for the score.

Derek Bonner recovered a Josh Kelly fumble on the ensuing kickoff and James Jones found Logan Wolford for a 28-yard score and a 14-0 lead.

A Derek Sisk run of 61 yards, and a 5-yard Daniel McCormick score pushed the lead to 27-0 with 23 seconds still left in the first quarter.

Jeremy Miltenberger dived over from the 1 late in the second period to cap a 90-yard drive and the Falcons were knocking on the door again when the half came to an end.

After a Wolford field goal from 27 yards out, Turner grabbed his second scoring pass from Colwell, this time from 15 yards out.

Berkeley Springs managed just 43 yards rushing, but Colwell completed 13 of 22 passes for 196 yards and one interception.

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