CLEAR SPRING -- The No. 5 Smithsburg Leopards posted their second shutout in their first four games, defeating the Clear Spring Blazers 47-0 on Friday night in an MVAL Antietam football game.
Senior linebacker Alex Akers led the way for the Leopards' defense as he made 13 tackles in the first three quarters.
"We have been playing together since we have been in fifth grade," Akers said. "We pretty much know each other. Our defensive line does a great job of keeping the offensive linemen off of our linebackers. That was giving me some room. The coaches explained about all of the plays that were going to happen. We were prepared for tonight. We're ready for everything that comes our way."
Last year, Akers ranked second in the Tri-State area with 151 tackles -- 15.1 per game.
"We have been doing real good," Akers said. "Our line has been coming together. We have been getting better every game. We are growing as a team. We have good team chemistry. We are not letting up or anything."