Hopkins scores 21 unanswered in 4th to beat Gettysburg, 49-35

Rigaud, Abbott and Matey combine for 372 rushing yards and six TDs on ground

October 20, 2012|From Sun staff reports

Under the Friday night lights at Homewood Field, the Johns Hopkins running attack could not be stopped.

Tied at 28 heading into the fourth quarter, the Blue Jays scored 21 unanswered points in the game's final 14 minutes, including a 63-yard run by Jonathan Rigaud, to seal a 49-35 victory over Gettysburg, and remain undefeated on the season.

Rigaud, JD Abbott and quarterback Robbie Matey combined for 372 rushing yards and six touchdowns on the ground.

With 7:22 remaining, Matey capped a 12-play drive with a 3-yard touchdown run to give the Blue Jays (7-0, 6-0 Centennial Conference) a 42-35 lead. On the ensuing Gettysburg possession, Hopkins' Taylor Maciow returned a fumble 42 yards for the game's final touchdown.

For Gettysburg (5-2, 4-2), Ted Delia rushed for 100 yards on 24 carries and two touchdowns, while quarterback Kody Smith rushed for 83 yards and two scores. Smith added 197 passing yards for the Bullets.

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