NEWPORT NEWS, VA —
Senior DeNelle Hale (Baltimore, Md./Dunbar)
ran 17 times for a career-high 191 yards and scored a school-record five touchdowns as visiting Frostburg State reeled off 44 unanswered points to rout Newport News Apprentice, 44-13, in an Atlantic Central Football Conference matchup Saturday afternoon at Apprentice Field.
Hale eclipsed the previous single-game school mark of four touchdowns held by Wayne Cottman (1979), Rory McTigue (1991) and Craig Hopkins (1999). Hale's 30 points is also a Bobcat single-game record.
The Apprentice School (2-6, 0-3 ACFC) started the scoring first with a one-yard run by Dirul Burrus that capped a 10-play drive with 5:41 left in the first quarter. The Builders failed on a two-point run.
The Bobcats (3-4, 1-1 ACFC) took control after that, driving 80 yards in just nine plays on the ensuing possession.
Hale capped the march with a 20-yard scamper with 2:45 remaining in the opening stanza, and the game was tied at 6-6 after a two-point pass failed.
Hale then gave the Bobcats a 20-6 halftime lead by ripping off scoring runs of 43 and 55 yards on consecutive possessions in the second quarter.
Frostburg State continued to pour it on with a 21-point third quarter.
Junior Tim Wilkins (Baltimore, Md./Mervo) caught a two-yard touchdown pass from sophomore Grant Burrough (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright) to give the Bobcats a 27-6 bulge.
Following an interception by sophomore Derell Quick (Clinton, Md./McNamara), the Bobcats marched 77 yards in 10 plays. Burrough rambled 46 yards to the Apprentice three-yard line, and Hale dove in from a yard out two plays later.
Burrough completed 11-of-17 passes for 85 yards and a touchdown, and he added a career-high 66 rushing yards.
Hale then added his record-setting fifth score with 1:44 left in the third quarter, racing 18 yards one play after a botched Apprentice punt.
Freshman Nick Quisgard (Baltimore, Md./John Carroll) connected on a 19-yard field goal to give FSU a 44-6 lead with 11:01 to play, and the Builders capped the scoring when Terrence Joynes recovered a fumble and returned it 52 yards for a touchdown.
Frostburg State amassed a season-high 347 rushing yards and held Apprentice to only 90 yards of total offense, including just 22 on the ground.
Sophomore James Plummer (Washington, D.C./Archbishop Carroll), junior George O'Brien (Mt. Airy, Md./Linganore) and junior Ronald Luczak (Waldorf, Md./Thomas Stone) each had seven tackles, including three for loss.
The Bobcats will host Waynesburg for Homecoming Weekend on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
For further information on this release, contact:
Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303