Sentinels were paced by the running of fullback Eric
Beal, who gained 114 yards on 17 carries; tailback C.G.
Wilson, who gained 107 yards on 19 carries; and Jim
Furstenberg, who picked up 71 yards on four tight end
Sentinels pounded the ball in from 59 yards out on 13
plays in the first offensive series of the game to take
a 7-0 lead as Chris Grapes carried it in from 12 on
a beautiful option pitch from quarterback Craig Schisler.
After Frederick tied the score on an Andre Henry nine-yard
run, the Sentinels countered with an eight-play 67-yard
drive to take the lead. Beal busted over from one yard
out in the second quarter to give Fort Hill the lead.
there the track meet turned into a tractor pull as the
defenses adjusted to each other's offenses. Actually,
Fort Hill had the ball several times deep in Frederick
territory, but a costly penalty, a lost fumble and two
halted drives kept the Sentinels off the board the rest
of the way.
the first scoring drive of the game, Wilson ran behind
tackle Mark McConnell on the first two plays of the
game to gain 14 and eight yards to put the ball on the
Cadet 37. The Sentinels then pounded the ball down with
the running of Schisler, Beal and Furstenberg to set
up a first and ten from the 12.
picked up seven on first, but two downs later, a holding
call put the ball back to the 17. After Wilson picked
up five, Schisler ran the option to his left, and at
the last second, pitched it to Grapes, who darted in
for the 12-yard touchdown. Steve Boggs' kick made it
did a nice job on the option and in reading it,"
said Fort Hill coach Mike Calhoun. "We had a lead
option and he read their corner, who was playing soft
on him and ran five yards down the field before pitching
took over a the 29, but on third and seven, Fort Hill's
Beal picked off a Scott Clark pass and rambled down
to the Cadet 24-yard line. Wilson took it to the 20,
but on second down, an offensive pass interference call
on Fort Hill took away a touchdown pass from Schisler
to Billy Colbert. In fact, had Colbert not interfered,
the ball would have been picked off. The Sentinels could
not move the ball after that and Frederick took over
the 21, the Cadets put together a 10-play scoring drive
highlighted by the stylish running of tailback Andre
Henry. After fullback Dwayne Diggs picked up seven yards
on two plays, Henry hit the gut on a draw to pick up
26 yards. Colbert made the touchdown-saving tackle.
Henry picked up one more, quarterback Clark hit John
Mangold across the middle for a 33-yard pick up. With
the ball on the seven-yard line, Henry lost two on first
down on a nice hit by Fort Hill's Jessie York. On third
and nine, from a fullhouse backfield, Clark faked into
the gut to Diggs and gave to Henry, who dashed to his
right for the nine-yard touchdown on the second quarter's
first play. Scott Carpenter's kick tied the game at
Hill took the ball at the 33 following the ensuing kick
off and took the ball to the endzone in just eight plays.
Beal picked up five and 11 on the first two plays before
Wilson picked up five on two more carries. After Schisler
ran for nine and a first down on third and five, Grapes
lost four to put the ball back on the Frederick 42.
second and 14, Furstenberg took the reverse and showed
some halfback-type moves in running the ball down to
the one-yard line for a pick up of 41 yards.
first and goal from the one, Beal busted across for
the touchdown, but Boggs' kick failed, putting the score
then took the ball down to the Fort Hill 15 from its
own 42, but then lost the ball on downs.
there the defenses took over and Fort Hill finally won
the game when it pinned Frederick down deep in its own
territory and then stopped the Cadets on downs.
the second half alone, Frederick ran just 19 offensive
super," said Calhoun. "That's a big part of
the win because that was the game plan. We wanted to
keep the ball out of Andre's hands because he is a hell
of a runner. Our front line just took control."
led the Cadets with 126 yards on seven carries, but
other than that, Frederick could manage only 53 yards
in total offense. The Sentinels racked up 327 yards
in total offense, all coming on the ground on 53 carries.
game marked the last time Fort Hill and Frederick will
meet, as the Cadets have decided not to renew the contract.
Fort Hill wins the series, rather decisively, 22 to
3, with one tie. Frederick won for the first time in
21 years last season with a 14-7 decision at Greenway
Sentinels are now 2-0 and will host Martinsburg next
Friday at Greenway. Frederick, which defeated Fallston
last week, 41-6, was forced to forfeit that win because
an ineligible player was used. Now 0-2, Frederick will
host Ballou of Washington, D.C. Friday night.