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High School Football: Smith's five TDs carry Rebels past FSK

September 07, 2012|By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com

HAGERSTOWN — It seemed as if Isiaha Smith was never going to go down.

That was a bad sign, especially for anyone wearing a white Francis Scott Key jersey.

The South Hagerstown junior running back got the maximum out of the minimum with 234 yards and five touchdowns on 14 carries in the Rebels’ 47-0 dismantling of the Eagles on Friday night.

Smith exploded out of South’s basic offense and picked up blocks at the line of scrimmage to glide into FSK’s secondary. After that, it was like the field tilted downhill, which made it all downhill for the Eagles.

“My line did what it had to do,” Smith said. “I had a good game, but they were better. When we came out, we thought it was going to be tough, but the line got going.”

It’s easy to be humble when your jersey is clean and you’re not tired.

Smith ran six times for 76 yards and touchdowns of 8 and 1 yards in the first quarter. He added six more carries for 112 yards with scores of 27 and 13 yards in the second quarter as the Rebels owned a 34-0 lead at the half.

That added up to 188 yards on just 12 carries, four of them going for touchdowns.

“We are glad he’s on our team,” South coach Toby Peer said with a wry smile when he heard the statistics. “We’ll take that.”

He got a little more in the second half. Smith added 46 yards on two carries, including a 23-yard score.

“I’ve only had one other game better than this, but I feel like I’ve improved,” Smith said. “This is only the second game. I still have a lot of improving to do.”

Smith’s performance overshadowed a complete domination by the Rebels (2-0).

South owned a 360-50 advantage in yardage. The Rebels averaged 10.9 yards per play while the defense yielded just 1.3 yards per snap and four first downs to FSK (0-2).

“We improved in all three phases of the game today,” Peer said. “The running game did a nice job. We like the way our line is blocking and the way Isiaha is finishing runs. The defense had to settle in, but they did a nice job.”

The defense forced five turnovers and turned four of them into scores.

Smith cashed in an interception and a fumble for his first two scores as the Rebels led 13-0 with 1:43 to go in the first quarter.

South kept rolling as Jakerian Jones picked off FSK quarterback Clayton Vleck’s pass and returned it 48 yards for a TD to start the second quarter.

Smith added his third and fourth scores before the intermission, the last coming after a South fumble recovery.

The Rebels polished off the game in the third quarter, as Smith’s fifth touchdown and a 44-yard touchdown catch by Teon Maeser from backup quarterback Michael Hill capped the scoring.

South Hagerstown 47, FSK 0
FSK    0    0    0    0    —    0
South    13    21    14    0    —    47
First Quarter
SH — Isiaha Smith 8 run (Craig Coffin kick)
SH — Smith 1 run (kick failed)
Second Quarter
SH — Jakerian Jones 48 interception return (Coffin kick)
SH — Smith 27 run (Coffin kick)
SH — Smith 13 run (kick failed)
Third Quarter
SH — Smith 23 run (Coffin kick)
SH — Teon Maeser 44 pass from Michael Hill (Coffin kick)
        FSK    SH
First downs    4    14
Rushes-yards    33-44    33-360
Passing yards    6    69
Att-Comp-Int    5-2-2        5-3-0
Total yardage    38-50    33-360
Fumbles-lost    3-3    0-0
Punts-avg.    3-27.7    1-17.0
Penalties-yards    3-21    3-25
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
Rushing — FSK: Vleck 14-26, Clingan 12-16, Thomas 3-9, Diagle 2-3, Smith 1-(minus 6), Team 1-(minus 11); South Hagerstown: Smith 14-234; Jackson 4-30, Hill 2-10, Lewis 3-9, Vols 2-4, Wells 1-4, Coffin 1-2, Boutillier 1-(minus 2).
Passing — FSK: Vleck 2-5-2 6; South Hagerstown: Hill 2-2-0 60; Jackson 1-3-0 9.
Receiving — FSK: Thomas 1-4, Daigle 1-2; South Hagerstown: Maeser 2-60; Redman 1-9.

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