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Reserve is primary in South loss

October 11, 2008|By LARRY YANOS

FREDERICK, Md. -- Reserve quarterback Deon Walker completed 7-of-9 passes for 106 yards and three touchdowns while an opportunistic defense intercepted three passes and recovered two fumbles as Frederick blanked South Hagerstown 35-0 on Friday.

Frederick coach Vince Ahearn has alternated quarterbacks Andrew Zimnik and Walker all season. Friday was no exception.

Zimnik played the scoreless first quarter, before Walker took command and riddled the South Hagerstown defense.

He threw all three touchdown passes in the second half -- two to Hank Adams -- after running back Andrew Hartman gave the Cadets a 14-0 halftime lead with TD runs of 11 and 2 yards.

In the final 24 minutes, it was all Walker.

The quarterback completed touchdown tosses of 46 and 32 yards to Adams with the third one going to Danzel Ferguson for 27 yards.

South Hagerstown (3-3) played without three starters -- quarterback Nick Gross, linebacker John Moser and and defensive back Jason Chase -- and could never get untracked.

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The Rebels were mired in negative yardage for most of the game and hurt themselves with numerous mistakes, especially in key situations.

"Very disappointing," South Hagerstown coach Greg Kellick said. "I thought we had some momentum coming into the game but we sure played poorly. Give Frederick credit. They put points on the board. But we made just too many mistakes. We're at a point of the schedule now where we need some wins. We definitely need to play better and cut down on mistakes."

Examples?

Sophomore Nick Stubbs scored ripped off a 54-yard run for an apparent first-quarter touchdown, but the play nullified by a block in the back penalty away from the play at the 20.

"We could have been up 7-0 and who knows what would have happened," Kellick said. "Instead we get down, allow a touchdown and another with 18 seconds to go in the first half and we're behind two touchdowns.

Those are big plays. Overall, though, we just made too many silly mistakes -- false starts, blocking in the back, bad exchanges between the center and quarterback and face mask penalties. You just can't do that."

Junior quarterback Mike Moroz was pressured by Frederick's defense the entire game.

"We knew about their blitz package but we didn't do a very good job handling it," Kellick said. "And our offense was very ineffective."

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