HAGERSTOWN — The South Hagerstown Rebels celebrated their Homecoming in fine fashion on Friday night.
The Rebels took control right from the get-go as they proceeded to shoot down the Poolesville Falcons 53-20 in a Maryland high school football game.
South Hagerstown (3-2) just had too many weapons for Poolesville (0-5).
Senior quarterback Brandon Hess completed eight of his 11 passes for 109 yards and had a touchdown pass for the Rebels.
Senior running back Ahmere Ware gained 98 rushing yards on only six carries and had two touchdown runs for the Rebels.
Sophomore running back Isiaha Smith had 128 rushing yards on 10 carries and had one touchdown run for the Rebels.
Junior running back Reggie Anderson finished with 67 rushing yards on just four carries and came through with three touchdown runs for the Rebels.
Senior Carlton Davis performed well on special teams for the Rebels as he collected a total of 143 yards on punt and kickoff returns, which included a touchdown run.
Jordan Dickens made five of his eight extra point kicks for the Rebels.
South Hagerstown got on the scoreboard just 1:05 into the game when Ware broke loose for a 52-yard touchdown run along the left sideline.
A few minutes later, Davis intercepted a pass for the Rebels. Ware eventually added a 23-yard touchdown run with 7:05 remaining in the first quarter.
Hess fired a 27-yard touchdown pass to Jakerian Jones with 4:27 to go in the first quarter to boost South Hagerstown’s lead to 20-0.
Poolesville finally got a touchdown when Kirby Carmack scored on a 1-yard quarterback sneak with five minutes left in the second quarter.
South Hagerstown answered back immediately when Davis returned the kickoff 79 yards through the middle for a touchdown to lift the lead to 27-7.
Smith had a five-yard touchdown run with 9:29 remaining in the third quarter for the Rebels.
Anderson got a 20-yard touchdown run with 5:40 to go in the third quarter to increase South Hagerstown’s advantage to 40-7.
Thomas Gray had a one-yard touchdown run for the Falcons on the final play of the third quarter.
Anderson came through with a 33-yard touchdown run with 9:05 left in the fourth quarter and then added a 14-yard touchdown run less than three minutes later to enlarge the Rebels’ lead to 53-14.
Poolesville scored its last touchdown on the final play of the game on a five-yard run by Deandre Parrott.
The Rebels turned the ball over just once in the entire ball game.