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Cousar makes career-high 16 stops

Mike Cousar  2012 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Mike Cousar 2012 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Johns Hopkins raced out to a 28-0 halftime advantage en route to a 49-7 Centennial Conference (CC) football victory over McDaniel on Saturday.

Michael Cousar (Easton, Pa./Easton Area) led the Green Terror (0-10, 0-9 CC) on defense with a career-high 16 tackles – the most by a McDaniel player since Zach Martin's (Clarksville, Md./River Hill) 19 in 2010.

Joe Rollins (Temple Hills, Md./Surrattsville) led the offense with 143 yards rushing to give him 1,243 for the season and 3,267 for his career – 138 yards shy of second place in program history. Rollins finished with 251 all-purpose yards, adding 95 kick-return yards, seven receiving yards and six punt-return yards.

Jonathan Rigaud led the 21st-ranked Blue Jays (9-1, 8-1 CC) to their second straight outright CC crown with 89 yards rushing and two touchdowns as part of a balanced offensive attack that piled up 524 yards of total offense.

After a wild start that included Donny Sherman (White Hall, Md./Havre de Grace) picking off Johns Hopkins first play of the game in the end zone, the Blue Jays took over at their own 36 before marching 64 yards in seven plays. Rigaud found the end zone from two yards out to stake the hosts to a 7-0 lead with 11:00 to play in the first quarter.

Brandon Cherry made it 14-0 on the next Blue Jay possession, capping a 10-play, 54-yard drive from six yards out with 6:04 on the clock.

Rigaud stretched the advantage to 21-0 with a seven-yard touchdown at the 1:24 mark of the first quarter.

A 24-yard touchdown catch by Cherry made it a 28-0 game with 10:43 to play in the first half.

The Blue Jays took the second-half kickoff and moved 62 yards in five plays before Robbie Matay took off for the final 11 yards, stretching the lead to 35-0 with 12:50 on the clock.

Rollins got McDaniel on the board, accounting for 40 yards on a 9-play, 62-yard drive that included the final 13 yards to make it 35-7 with 9:01 to play in the third quarter.

A Scott Barletta run from one yard out pushed the lead back to 35 with 4:30 on the clock.

A Jason Blades one-yard touchdown run after a 31-yard Braden Anderson keeper was fumbled out of bounds, making it a 49-7 game with 8:50 to play.

Ryan Yamada (Brookeville, Md./Good Counsel) threw for 169 yards while Brett Haas (Laurel, Md./Atholton) completed a 28-yard pass to Tim McLister (Leesburg, Va./Loundoun) on a fake punt to start the second quarter.

Keith Woodrow (Taneytown, Md./Francis Scott Key) caught two passes for 42 yards while JT Kotowski (Colonia, N.J./Colonia) had three recptions for 39 yards. Dinambi Butler (Washington, D.C./Archbishop Carroll) had a 34-yard grab.

The Green Terror opens the 2013 season at home against Catholic on Saturday, Sept. 7.

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