Rebels run by Indians, 47-0
by Jamie Harris
The Indian football team pulled into South Hagerstown on Friday night hoping to erase last week’s 40-0 loss at Clarke County from their memories. Instead they found waiting a 220 lb. bruising running back by the name of Isiaha Smith who ran through the Indian defense for 242 yards on nine carries and three touchdowns (29, 81 and 83 yard runs). Behind Smith the Rebels put 47 points on the board while the Indians (0-2) failed to get into the end zone for the second straight game.
South quickly opened the scoring by blocking a Zach Wise punt on the Indians first possession that resulted in a safety and a quick 2-0 lead. From there the Rebels took the free kick and the Smith show took over as he rambled in from 29 yards out for a touchdown.
South continued to put points on the board on an 81 yard run from Smith, a 33 yard touchdown pass to Brandon Jackson from Teon Maesar, a Kevin White 31 yard run, a 83 touchdown jaunt from Smith, a touchdown pass from Michael Hill to Drequan Johnson, and 50 yard touchdown run from Hill.
By halftime the Rebels had put up 47 points and amassed a whopping 485 of its 542 total yards in the game.
In the second half, the Rebels pulled their starting units and went with reserves for the rest of the game. With the running clock rule in Maryland when a team gets up by 35 points, the rest of the second half had a faster pace. The Indian defense was able to keep the Rebels out of the endzone for the final two quarters.
The Indians will try to get back on track this coming Friday night as they host Petersburg at 7:30 p.m.
Last season the Indians squeaked by Petersburg with a 29-27 win behind two defensive touchdowns, and a defensive stop on a two point conversion try by the Vikings late in the game.