Cumberland Times-News

October 25, 2013

Fort Hill, Allegany on the road again

Campers visit Northern, Sentinels at Chestnut Ridge; MR hosts Southern

Chris Appel
Cumberland Times-News

— CUMBERLAND — A week after having plenty of options to choose from, the pickings have gotten slim once again for the area faithful as most will have to travel to watch their teams jockey for final playoff positioning going into the home-stretch of the regular season.

The possibility of snow hangs over the only two games within an hour’s drive for most local fans as the Allegany Campers (3-4) visit the Northern Huskies (2-4), and the Southern Rams (2-5) travel to play the Mountain Ridge Miners at 7 p.m. Fort Hill followers have a little further to travel when the 7-0 Sentinels make the trip to New Paris, Pa., to play Chestnut Ridge (6-2), while Frankfort (6-1) fans are on the road just a bit longer to watch their Falcons play the Petersburg Vikings (3-4).

In other action, Hampshire (5-2) heads east to play Hedgesville (4-3) at 7 o’clock, and East Hardy (6-1) goes to Berkeley Springs to play the winless Indians.

Fort Hill at Chestnut Ridge

The Sentinels submitted their lock on the top seed in the Maryland 1A West Region by hammering Southern 42-6 Saturday afternoon.

Hunter squires completed all but one of his seven passes for 124 yards and one touchdown each to Ty Johnson and Devin Shreve. Dekarai Darr ran for 112 yards on only six touches, scoring on a 55-yard run, and Alex Barnes scored two touchdowns even though he had three carries.

The Sentinels have 9.02 points a game atop the 1A West standings. North Carroll is more than two whole points back at 6.86 in second.

Beau Bosch ran for a touchdown, threw for another and came up with the most important defensive play of the game to lift the Lions over Allegany 21-16 on Friday.

Bosch ran for a five-yard score late in the third quarter, led the defensive charge in stopping a fake punt on the Campers’ next possession and then went to the air for a 30-yard touchdown that stretched the lead to 21-10.

Allegany at Northern

Both teams enter the eighth week coming off tough losses as the Campers fell 21-16 to Chestnut Ridge and the Huskies lost 26-14 to Mountain Ridge.

Allegany tried to put together a comeback against the Lions, pulling to within five points with 5:49 left on a sneak by Trenton Eirich. The Campers had the ball again with a chance to go ahead, but lost possession with 1:07 remaining on a halfback pass to run out of chances.

Kirk Robinette led Allegany with 95 yards on 11 carries as the Campers rushed for 200 yards in the first half.

The Campers currently sit at No. 4 in the 1A West with a 3.02 average, while Northern is sixth at 2.12.

The Huskies couldn’t corral Rashawn Johnson and watched its own running game stall during the loss to the Miners on Friday. Johnson was the main weapon as Mountain Ridge tallied 302 yards on the ground, and the Huskies were limited to 76.

Meshach Metz tossed a 32-yard touchdown to Jake Vernon, and Nate Durst threw a 41-yard score to Logan Yommer for the Huskies’ points.

Frankfort at Petersburg

Petersburg gets the unenviable task of facing a Falcons team coming off its first loss of the season, a 26-6 setback to Washington, as the Vikings come out of their bye week.

Frankfort was outgained by a 3-to-1 margin against the Patriots, allowing 397 yards while gaining 122. Noah Bible ran in from four yards out with only seconds left in the first half, but Washington led 20-6 at halftime and tacked on one more touchdown in the third.

The Falcons currently sit as the sixth-rated team in West Virginia Class AA at 9.86. The Vikings can make a move towards a playoff berth with a win as they enter as the No. 20 team in Class AA.

Petersburg beat Southern 15-14 two weeks ago when Ryan Van Meter plowed in for the tying touchdown in the closing minutes and Garrett Willis booted the extra point.

Van Meter ran for 127 yards and Kelson Thorne added 107.

Southern at Mountain Ridge

Rashawn Johnson piled up 261 yards and three touchdowns on the ground, going 85 yards on the final score, to march the Miners to their second win, 26-14, over Northern,

Johnson had two scores in the first quarter as the Miners jumped out to a 14-0 lead, and quarterback Dalton Jeffries added a one-yard sneak for a touchdown and finished with 56 yards on four completions.

Seth Kisner scored on a one-yard run late in the fourth quarter of Southern’s 42-6 loss to Fort Hill on Saturday.

Hampshire at Hedgesville

Volka Terziski led the Trojans to a 49-7 clobbering of Spring Mills by running for 92 yards and a touchdown.

He went 51 yards early in the second quarter to give Hampshire a 28-0 lead that grew to 35-0 by halftime. Dalton Clower added two short touchdowns and Lucas Powers scored from 28 yards out in the first half. Patrick Dawson and Andrew Thomas scored in the second half as the Trojans outgained Spring Mills 500-97.

Hedgesville had nothing go its way during a 76-0 loss to Martinsburg last weekend.

Chris Appel is a sportswriter for the Times-News. Contact him at