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Wednesday, October 3, 2012 Sports PAGE Jordan Hardiman catches a Andrew King pass in front of Musselman's Josh ADAM HOLSTON Ferguson. However, Musselman defeated the Cougars, 55-21. Musselman early scoring punch, crisply barrage of three straight scores, and remained in the thick of FROM PAGE B1 moving 52 yards in nine plays After Ferguson had scored the Class AAA playoff picture. to a nine-yard scoring pass to close Musselman's first two Jefferson went to 1-5 and had from Andrew King to Darrod drives of the second half, it was played the game without head passes that went for 13, 29, 28, Doleman. a 55-14 game. coach Richard Mills. Craig 11, 19, 11, and 14 yards. All of That's when Musselman The last portion of the game Hunter was the, acting head those Musselman starters were scored three straight times, was spiced by Jefferson's reg- coach against the Applemen, retired in the third quarter and A 16-yard King to Tannerulars working against Mussel- but Musselman had'the weap- joined the team's defensive Cantrell pass gave Jefferson its man's reserves, ons and the constantly on-the- starters on the sidelines, second score. That's when Mus- When it was ended, Mussel- move offense to dominate play Jefferson had delivered an selman answered with its second man had a 4-2 overall record for three quarters. BOB MADISON Nothing will change this week for-56 for 341 yards. He had year running backs Allen Spirit Staff when West Virginia Wesleyan is three touchdown passes and Cross and Marcus Smoot a Dervon Wallace. Dalevon at Ram Stadium for its 12-noon one interception. But the number of carries when they Smith. Damian Beane. Tailwind conference game against the team had only 66 yards rush- come in to replace starter Tommy Addison. league-leading Rams, ing on 29 attempts. Mike Haynes. All breakaway runners for past The Bobcats finished both the Every week, Shepherd But there are no Wallaces, Shepherd football teams. All ca- 2010 and 2011 seasons with 9-2 readies for an all:out pass at- Beanes, Smiths, or even Ad- pable of long-distance touch- overall records. So far this sea- tack against its defense. Any disons on this 2012 team. down runs at any time and any son they are 2-3 after winning team that "only" gets 300 A defense that may allow place onthe field, over Seton Hill and Urbana in yards through the air is al- streams of passing yardage, And now the Rams have nonetheir last two games, most assuredly going to lose. but not many points. Secohd- of those type of "home run hit- The season started on a very With four straight winsary players who make inter- ters". No real breakaway types, poor note when Millersville got its coming on the heels of a sea- ceptions and then run them And the Rams haven't been able only win of the 2012 season with son-opening, non-confer- back for touchdowns. Spe- to do much running this season, a 41-17 taming of the Bobcats. ence loss to unbeaten and cial teams that block field Without a 350-yard passingNext in line came a 27-16 loss to nationally ranked Shippens- goal attempts, block extra game each week, Shepherd has Bentley, a MassaChustetts-based burg, the Rams have sur- point attempts, block punts. not scored much in its last two team in the Northeast-10 Confer- faced at the top of the WVI- Special teams that tum games :, but both were wins. ence. The third consecutive loss AC standings with a 3-0games decidedly in Shep- And both were provided by big- to begin the Bobcat season was a league record. The other win herd's favor. play special teams and a defense 33-16 defeat handed them by con- came at home in the season's And this weekend comes that also has made momentum- ference rival West Liberty. second week against Ameri- another opponent whose an- turning contributions. A transfer from the University can Intemational,'a team that chor is its passing offense. The tone has been set. Shep- of Montana is the Bobcat quar- has not lost since dropping a How many passes will herd's opponents have searched terback. And since he is the son 34-7 decision to the Rams. Montana and the Bobcats through game films of the Rams of famous quarterback Joe Men- The other three Shep- launch? How many will and they haven't found any team tana he gets much of West Virgin- herd wins have come against Shepherd steal? And will that has successfully run against, ia Wesleyan's newspaper space. Seton Hill, Charleston, and youngsters Cross and Smoot the WVIAC leaders. Nate Montana is a senior. At Concord. join with Haynes to give the So, when Shepherd takes the 6-foot-4,215 pounds, he is much Shepherd has given first- Rams a useful ground game? field.it sees 45 ... 55~-.. or even 60 larger than his Super Bowl-win- passes tried against'its Corey Wash- ning father. ington-less secondary, Washington Last week against Urbana, being injured in the early-season the Bobcats threw 61 passes and win over American International. completed 31. Montana was 27- We'll beat any " Charles Town or Ranson storage facility by $5/month! 165 Philip Avenue Charles Town, WV Boat / RV / Climate Control (304) 724-7867 www. RockwellMiniStorage. corn Ten el Pellets or $50 Gas Cardwith Any Steve Purchuse. SUNF SOLAR ~ HVAC ~ HEARTH ,~ PATIO Breast cancer is one tough opponentr but together, a good fight with the right tools in our comer. WVU Hospitals~East is offering Digital Mammogram Screening Clinics every Saturday in October in conjunction with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month to women age 35 & older at a discounted "community service" fee. A physician's order is not required, but patients must register by calling 304-264-1297 at City Hospital and 304-724-5647 at Jeffersoh Memorial Hospital. Any patient without a physician will be assigned one to.receive test results, WVUH-EAST EFFERSON C H0spital 301 E. Stephen Street Martinsburg, WV 25401 304.267.3029 w ww. su n re pa ti o, c o m www.wvuh,east.org ANDREW WILT Handley was too balanced for Washington, beating the Patriots, 27-7 lurlgeS total offense, 70 of it coming on tdl %J.~ Gustines' touchdown run in the FROM PAGE el first half. Handley lost two turnovers eight minutes remaining in the and Washington lost three. The last quarter. Judges registered five Sacks. Handley had 432 yards of total Washington will host defend- offense, getting 271 yards along ing two-time Class AAA ,state the ground and 162 through the champion Martinsburg on Friday air. The Patriots had 217 yards of at 7 p.m. at Marcus Stadium. comes to BOB MADISON herd's full-time assistant coach spirit Staff is another former Ram player, Matt McCarty was a let's-do- Anthony Jackson. Jackson has what-it-takes-to-win-this-game been a part-time baseball assis- type of baseball player when tant at Shepherd in both 2011 Shepherd won the 2009 WVIAC and 2012. He was the starting tournament title in Johnstown, catcher on Riser's team that won Pa. and with it the conference the 2009 WVIAC championship. championship. Like McCarty, Jackson has also He was used most often as a start- coached in the Valley Baseball ing pitcher. But he relieved at times. League. And like McCarty he re- Played shortstop at times. And was ceived all-conference mention the designated hi~er at times, from the league's selectors. After the 2009 championship McCarty came to Shepherd to season, McCarty went to Win- play after two seasons at Tennessee chester in the Valley Baseball Wesleyan. He was an all-conference League to be an assistant coach selection while with the Rams. with the Royals. In 2013, the Rams will also He was back at Shepherd as an have the services of part-time as- assistant coach to Wayne Riser sistant Mike Spry, a Shepherd this past spring when the Rams Athletic Hall of Fame member won a second WVIAC title in the who had the school's career home past four years, run record until it was broken this Riser left Shepherd to move past spring by Nathan Minnich. along to Division III and the Uni- The 2013 season will be Shep- versity of Mary Washington to herd's last in the WVIAC as the become the head baseball coach. Rams will be joining the newly- On Friday, McCarty was intro- formed NCAADivision II Moun- duced by Shepherd athletic direc- tain East Conference beginning tor B. J. Pumroy as the interim head in the fall of next year. coach of the 2012-13 Rams. McCa- McCarty will be the youngest rty has been in charge of the con- head coach in the WVIAC. tinuing fall workouts. But he will have been around Joining McCarty as Shep- the league for five years. I i~ ~, I,