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Fort Meade 50, Berkeley Prep 22

TAMPA — Dustin Nichols threw three touchdowns within three minutes to pull Berkeley Prep even with No. 1-ranked Fort Meade at halftime. But from there, the Miners sacked him seven times and scored 28 points to win 50-22.

"We went to four (on the line from three) to get some isolations," said Fort Meade coach Jemalle Cornelius, a former receiver for the University of Florida.

Leading 29-22, Fort Meade (7-0, 3-0 A-6) made the key play. Berkeley had a first down at the Fort Meade 13. But three consecutive sacks, the last on fourth down, led to Nichols' fumble. Jimmy Office scooped up the ball and returned it to the Bucs 5, setting up Lakevin Camp's touchdown run. Berkeley (4-2, 2-1) was done after that.

Nichols was 13-of-24 for 222 yards. Only 55 yards came after halftime.

Don Jensen, Times correspondent

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