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Rebels and Cougars battle it out in scrimmage match

By Staff | Oct 25, 2019

The pass is just out of reach for freshman Spencer Powell in Jefferson's loss to South Hagerstown on Friday night. David Pennock

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION — South Hagerstown took little time in establishing its dominance over Jefferson — scoring on the fourth play from scrimmage — in Friday’s 47-13 win in Shenadoah Junction.

The once-beaten Rebels improved their record to 6-1 and the Cougars were left with a 1-6 to take to Martinsburg tonight.

After Oshane Thorpe outran the Cougars on a 39-yard quarterback keeper, giving the Rebels an early lead, it was mostly South Hagerstown for the rest of the chilly night.

Thorpe would finish being instrumental in three scores, passing for two after his initial points early in the opening period.

South High’s second touchdown came midway in the first quarter when Thorpe found Jamon Jones with a 23-yard pass.

It was 14-0 after one period.

Jefferson scored the next points after completing a nifty 59-yard drive with quarterback Corbin Pierson reaching the end zone from in close.

Jefferson’s score was immediately answered by the Rebels when Jones romped 71 yards with the ensuing kickoff to restore South High’s two-touchdown lead.

Near halftime, Thorpe threw 11 yards to Caleb Everhart for the Rebels’ fourth score. Thorpe ran for two points on the conversion try.

South High led, 28-6, at the half.

Early in the third quarter, Elijah Hill gave the Rebels a 34-6 lead with his 12-yard run.

Lining up as if to punt, South High’s Thorpe instead ran wide for 36 yards to the Jefferson 10. Khalil Booker scored from there. And it was 40-6 late in the quarter.

Reserve quarterback Caysen Lanza threw five yards to Jon Gidney for Jefferson’s other touchdown.

South High wasn’t finished with its scoring Zhlear Brown rolled 44 yards for the Rebels’ seventh touchdown, making the final read, 47-13.

South Hagerstown has only two more games left on its nine-game schedule. With eight schools qualifying for Maryland’s regional playoffs this season, the Rebels have all but locked up one of those berths.

Jefferson sees unbeaten Martinsburg, now 8-0 and the winner of 50 straight games, tonight at Cobourn Field in Martinsburg.