Frankfort hammers Indians, 64-14
by Jamie Harris
Coming off last week’s heart breaking loss to Petersburg, the Berkeley Springs Indians welcomed the undefeated Frankfort Falcons to town this past Friday night.
The Falcons came out with a chip on their shoulder after dropping a 7-6 decision to the Indians last season and showed the Indians no mercy at all.
The Tribe took the opening kick and picked up a quick first down on a nine yard completion to Matt Johnson from quarterback Mark Cowles. A Brady Tritapoe one yard gain gave Berkeley Springs a first down. The Falcons defense stiffened up and forced an Indian punt.
With a no huddle offense that struck quickly, Frankfort drove 49 yards for their first score.
On Berkeley Springs’ next possession, Cowles’ pass was picked off and Frankfort struck again with a 25 yard touchdown pass, the two point conversion put the Falcons up 15-0.
The Indians then had another three and out and after a Zach Wise punt, Frankfort’s Brady Watson scored on a 47 yard run, the extra point made the score 22-0.
On the ensuing Falcon kickoff, Berkeley Springs’ return man Caleb Athey took the kickoff at the nine yard line cut back to his left and picked up a great downfield block from a hustling Preston Hovermale to score a 91 yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Zach Wise’s extra point made the score 22-7. The speedy Athey finished with 158 return yards on kickoffs.
From there the Falcons’ offense took off and tacked on 28 more points to make the score 50-7 at the half. In the fourth quarter, Frankfort scored two more times to put the score at 64-7.
Berkeley Springs then drove 76 yards on their final possession which seen freshman running back Brady Tritapoe carry the ball six times for 67 yards and a touchdown, his first as a Varsity Indian. Wise’s extra point finalized the score at 64-14.
The Tribe will host Southern Garrett, Md. this Friday night at 7:30 p.m. at Morgan Field. This will be Homecoming 2012 for Berkeley Springs, who will look to get its first win of the season.
Score by quarter
Frankfort 36 14 0 14
BS 7 0 0 7