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FORT MEADE — Ronald Jones ran for two touchdowns and threw another in Fort Meade’s 35-14 romp of Berkeley Prep on Friday night in a Class A region final.
Jones put the game out of reach in the fourth quarter when he ran untouched on a sweep left for an 85-yard touchdown that gave the Miners a 28-14 lead.
That was Fort Meade’s first play from scrimmage after Buccaneer Christian Hardegree caught a Destin Nichols’ 10-yard pass to climb to within seven.
Jones ran for 144 yards on 11 attempts and completed 13 of 15 pass attempts for 214 yards. Fort Meade finished with 439 total yards of offense to Berkeley Prep’s 266.
“We knew we had to slow them down and somehow control the football and weren’t able to do that tonight,” said Berkeley Prep coach Dominick Ciao, whose Bucs pushed the Miners to overtime in a 27-20 loss on Oct. 22.
“We had a chance but you have to give them all the credit.”
Berkeley Prep’s Nelson Agholor handled the ball almost exclusively in the first half, but was knocked out of the game late in the third quarter with what appeared to be a leg injury. He had 76 yards and caught a 30-yard touchdown pass.
Berkeley Prep finishes the season 9-3. Fort Meade (10-1) will play American Heritage next week in the state semifinals.