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Bears roll over Yellow Jackets

Published Sep. 2, 2005

Central controlled the clock, field position and, more importantly, the line of scrimmage in handling Leesburg.

"It's plain and simple: We got beat at the point of attack all night long," Leesburg coach Charles Nassar said.

The Bears (3-6, 1-3 in Class 4A, District 6) put together an impressive drive on the first possession of the game. Central marched 67 yards on nine plays. Quarterback Shane Collard finished it with a 9-yard score to tight end Anthony Wright.

Central added a field goal in the closing seconds of the half, a 25-yarder from Mike Hibbert, make it 10-0 at halftime.

Central took advantage of the Yellow Jackets lone turnover to add another touchdown early in the third quarter.

The Bears intercepted Leesburg quarterback Mark Smith, giving them ball at the Jackets 20.

From there Central needed just three plays for Anthony Gaynor to punch it in from the 1.

Leesburg (3-6, 0-4) avoided being shut out when Smith threw a perfect faderoute to Tory Harrison for a 10-yard score. The play was set up when Harrison recovered a Bears fumble at the Central 10.