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Sherando does little wrong in 42-6 win over Cougars

By Staff | Sep 7, 2018

SHEPHERDSTOWN — It was as if Sherando knew he wouldn’t have much time to show his considerable wares against visiting Jefferson.

With Nick Mazzi scoring touchdowns of 82 and 71 yards on their first two offensive plays, the Warriors slammed the Cougars 42-6 in a game that lasted only two quarters because of lightning that caused the action to be ended at halftime.

Mazzi finished his shortened night with five receptions from Hunter Entsminger that were good for 152 yards.

Entsminger threw 10 times, completing eight for 170 yards and the two scores to Mazzi, as the Warriors amassed a 28-0 lead in the first quarter. He also had a 50-yard touchdown run.

Sherando had 328 yards of total offense, while Jefferson had 155 total yards. All but one of the six Sherando scores were for at least 40 yards.

T.J. Washington gave the unbeaten Warriors a third offensive force, with his 174 all-purpose yards including 79 rushing yards, a 47-yard punt-return score and a 54-yard run for another six points.

After one of Entsminger’s eight completions had moved the Warriors close, they got their only short-yardage points, when JoJo Doleman bulled in from the six on the first play of the second period.

Jefferson avoided a shutout by scoring just before the half closed, in what would eventually become the last football minutes of the night.

Jefferson quarterback Corbin Pierson completed eight of his 19 passes — mostly under duress from the Sherando rush. He was intercepted once and had a touchdown pass.

The Cougars are at home tonight for the first time, after road losses to Millbrook and the Warriors. Musselman, with wins over Spring Mills and Hampshire, will provide the unbeaten opponent in the 7 p.m. game.