State football: Cremens' three TDs lift Johns Hopkins

Blue Jays' regular-season winning streak at 19

September 30, 2012|From Sun staff reports

Johns Hopkins wide receiver Scott Cremens (Westminster) entered Saturday's game against visiting Juniata (1-4, 0-4 Centennial Conference) with nine receptions this season. He matched that total against the Eagles with a career-high 178 receiving yards and three touchdowns to lead the No. 15 Blue Jays (5-0, 4-0) to a 40-20 victory.

The win improves Hopkins' regular-season winning streak to 19 games and its Centennial Conference winning streak to 17 games.

The Blue Jays trailed 3-0 early in the second quarter when Cremens and quarterback Robbie Matey connected on back-to-back drives for a 13-3 lead.

Cremens' first touchdown came on a 40-yard reception that capped a three-play, 60-yard drive that took just over a minute to finish. After forcing a Juniata punt on the Eagles' ensuing possession, the Blue Jays were pinned on their 1-yard line by Jordan Plymire's 62-yard punt.

For the second time in three weeks Hopkins went 99 yards for a touchdown, this time in just seven plays, with Matey hitting Cremens from 29 yards out. The Blue Jays never faced a third down on the drive, and Matey also hit Bob D'Orazio for a 38-yard gain to keep the drive alive.

Hopkins' defense gave the team a 16-point lead on the next possession when Adam Schweyer intercepted a deflected pass by Ward Udinski at the Eagles' 18-yard line and sprinted to the corner of the end zone to make it 19-3.

Johns Hopkins had 502 yards of total offense, with Matey throwing for a career-high 386 yards and a personal-best four touchdowns.

Salisbury 20, Buffalo State 7: Defensive lineman Joey Buckley gave the team its second special-teams score in as many weeks with a blocked punt on host Buffalo State's 3-yard line in the second quarter as the Sea Gulls (3-1, 1-0 Empire 8), ranked No. 11 in Division III, topped the Bengals (2-3, 0-2).

Frostburg State 28, Hartwick 26: The Bobcats (3-2, 1-1 Empire 8) held off Hartwick's 14-point fourth-quarter comeback after the Hawks (3-2, 0-2) pulled within two points with under a minute to play. Frostburg scored 14 points in the first quarter, but was held scoreless until the final quarter.

Stevenson 35, Misericordia 7: K.K. Smith scored the first and last points for the Mustangs (1-4, 1-3 Middle Atlantic Conference) as they went on to rout host Misericordia (0-5, 0-4).

Gettysburg 35, McDaniel 7: After a tightly contested first half, the Bullets (5-0, 4-0 CC) outscored the Green Terror (0-5, 0-4) 21-0 in the second half to secure a 35-7 Centennial Conference victory.

Winston-Salem State 35, Bowie State 3: The defending CIAA and 2011 NCAA semifinalist Winston-Salem State (5-0, 2-0) scored 21 second-half points in a rout of the Bulldogs (3-2, 0-2).

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