Havre de Grace handles Hickey, 20-0 Jackson powers Warriors to eighth straight win

1A football

November 18, 1995|By John Stewart | John Stewart,SUN STAFF

Senior quarterback Billy Jackson threw two touchdown passes to J.R. Clark and ran for a third in leading No. 11 Havre de Grace (8-3) to its eighth straight victory, a 20-0 conquest of visiting Hickey School (7-2) in the opening round of the state Class 1A playoffs last night.

Jackson's two scoring passes boosted his metro-leading total to 25 and helped send the Warriors into the semifinals, where they will meet the Beall-Southern of Garrett winner.

Havre de Grace scored on its second possession of the opening quarter, going 67 yards in eight plays. A 17-yard pass from Jackson to Clark gave the Warriors a first down at the Hickey 8, and on the next play Jackson swept left into the end zone.

The second score came on a 60-yard, five-play drive in the closing four minutes of the half.

Daily ran 18 yards and Wilbur Ballard tacked on 15 more to give the Warriors good field position. After Ballard ran five yards, Jackson threw to a wide-open Clark in the end zone to complete a 32-yard scoring play.

For the half, Havre de Grace had six first downs and capitalized on its only two realistic scoring possessions.

In five first-half possessions, Hickey's deepest penetration was to the Havre de Grace 38, but the Bears promptly lost a first-down fumble.

In the Bears' five possessions, they punted three times and lost two fumbles.

The only touchdown of the second half was a 13-yard pass from Jackson to Clark midway in the third quarter. The score came on fourth down and climaxed a 10-play, 58-yard march.

Jackson completed only four of 17 passes but two went for touchdowns. The offense was basically in the hands of Ballard (nine rushes for 74 yards) and Jameel Daily (eight for 53).

An aggressive Havre de Grace defense kept Hickey off-balance and hampered much of its offensive progress with procedure penalties.

Hickey did not make a first down in the second half.

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