Washington, Bell power Edgwood past Fallston

Edgewood 46 Fallston 21


October 10, 2006|By Jeff Seidel | Jeff Seidel,Special To The Sun

Manny Washington and Quentin Bell helped Edgewood run right over Fallston last night in a battle of unbeatens.

Washington ran for four touchdowns and scored one on a pass reception and Bell rushed for 181 yards and a touchdown to help the host Rams extend their winning streak to 12 with a 46-21 victory over the Cougars in an Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference game.

The game had been pushed back three days because of Friday's rainstorm, but Washington and Bell helped Edgewood (5-0, 2-0) take charge early and pull away late. Washington, who had 151 yards rushing and 92 yards on four catches, had touchdown runs of 10 and 4 yards in the first quarter before scoring from 21 yards out on the first play of the second quarter.

He also caught a 52-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter, making a nice grab on a pass from James Scharf when he stopped to let the Fallston defender shoot past him.

Bell ran for a 5-yard score early in the fourth quarter and came up with a number of good runs that set up touchdowns. The Rams took a 21-0 lead, and then after Fallston (4-1, 1-1) pulled to within three, scored 25 of the game's final 28 points.

Edgewood finished with 350 yards rushing and 144 yards passing, coming up with numerous big plays. Scharf scored the other Edgewood touchdown on a 1-yard sneak.

"Everything was working out for us tonight," Washington said. "We want to play hard and take it game by game."

Bell agreed with Washington that the Rams' offensive line opened huge holes for their run-oriented wing-T offense. Fallston couldn't match the Edgewood speed.

"There were big holes," Bell said.

Fallston quarterback Sean Kelly (13-for-30, 135 yards) threw two touchdown passes in the second quarter to help the Cougars eventually slice the lead to 21-18 in the third quarter. But four plays later, Washington scored on the 52-yard catch to turn the momentum around.

Edgewood scored touchdowns on its next three drives to break the game open. The Rams also shut down the Cougars on defense in the final quarter, holding Fallston to just 15 yards offense.

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