Milford Mill stops Hereford, 35-21

Football

November 05, 2005|By LEM SATTERFIELD | LEM SATTERFIELD,SUN REPORTER

Rashaad Underwood rushed for one touchdown, returned his own blocked punt for another, ran for a two-point conversion and kicked three extra points as 10th-ranked Milford Mill rallied to overcome host Hereford, 35-21, in a Baltimore County 2A-1A League game last night.

The Millers shut out the Bulls in the second half after trailing at the break.

Robert Jackson threw a 68-yard scoring pass to Brandon McDonald, who had two interceptions on defense. One of them set up Rodney Webb's 5-yard score for a 14-7 lead in the second quarter. The Millers (8-1, 7-1) stretched the lead to 20-7 when Tyrone Annikie returned a fumble 35 yards for a touchdown with 3:16 left in the half.

Hereford's Adam DeSantis was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center after being knocked unconcious late in the second quarter while making a tackle. DeSantis, whose 6-yard run had tied the game at 7 with 10:01 left in the first half, was alert, speaking and moving his arms and legs in response to attending trainers and paramedics.

Hereford athletic trainer Steve Kinsey said DeSantis was not allowed to move his neck "as a precaution" before being stabilized and removed on a backboard.

The Bulls (5-3, 5-4) rallied after DeSantis' injury, covering 80 yards before Bobby Fouts scored from 6 yards out 54 seconds before halftime. Matt Keel's interception then set up Lonnie Liggins' 6-yard run, after which Jason Cimino's third extra point gave Hereford a 21-20 halftime lead.

Hereford has lost more than twice in a season for the first time since going 5-5 in 1995, the last time the three-time state champs missed the playoffs.lem.satterfield@baltsun.com

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