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Panthers rout Oaks 47-7 as Clark wins in coaching debut

By JIM WALKER

Tribune Sports Editor

CHESAPEAKE — As Ricky Bobby would say, “Who wants to go fast?”

The Chesapeake Panthers went fast right from the starting line as they jumped out to a 21-0 first quarter lead and cruised past the Oak Hill Oaks 47-7 on Friday to give coach Andy Clark a win in his coaching debut.

“We got off to a fast start and that helped our confidence,” said Clark. “We played pretty well on both sides of the ball.

“We had a bunch of seniors who were in their third opening game. They weren’t nervous. They were more anxious.”

Clark deflected any attention regarding his coaching debut.

“I guess I was so busy I didn’t have time to be nervous. Having a bunch of seniors makes it easy on game night and having good assistant coaches makes it easy,” said Clark.

Brandon Noble and quarterback Austin McMaster combined for 175 rushing yards as the Panthers racked up 302 as a team. Noble ran for 90 yards on 16 carries and McMaster added 85 on seven attempts and two scores.

McMaster also completed 7 of 12 passes for 141 yards and touchdown.

“They gave us certain things and we took advantage of it,” said Clark.

Patrick Hintz got the first score of the season with a 4-yard run at the 7:42 mark. McMaster then ran 6 yards for a score and broke loose on a 38-yard gallop with 30 seconds on the clock to make it 21-0.

McMaster hit Javon Thompson with a 55-yard scoring strike early in the second quarter and it was 28-0.

Nate Jones went 5 yards for a touchdown midway through the quarter to make it 34-0.

Jones got his second touchdown with 4:10 left in the third quarter and it was 40-0.

Oak Hill got its lone score on an 18-yard scoring strike from Drew Haislop to Chase Burdine.

The Panthers capped the scoring on Dylan Nichols’ 5-yard scoring run with 9:48 to play.

Oak Hill 0 0 7 0 = 7

Manchester 21 13 6 7 = 47

First Quarter

Ch — Patrick Hintz 4 run (Jacob Wells kick) 7:42

Ch — Austin McMaster 6 run (Jacob Wells kick) 4:22

Ch — Austin McMaster 38 run (Jacob Wells kick) 0:30

Second Quarter

Ch — Javon Thompson 55 pass from Austin McMaster (Jacob Wells kick) 10:14

Ch — Nate Jones 5 run (kick failed) 6:47

Third Quarter

Ch — Nate Jones 9 run (kick failed) 4:10

OH — Chase Burdine 18 pass from Drew Haislop (Wes Harden kick)

Fourth Quarter

Ch — Dylan Nichols 5 run (Jacob Wells kick) 9:48

OH Ch

First downs NA NA

Rushes-yards 23-50 54-302

Passing yards 63 141

Total yards 113 443

Cmp-Att-Int 7-22-0 7-12-0

Fumbles-lost 1-1 2-1

Penalties-yards 4-47 10-85

Individual Leaders

RUSHING—Oak Hill: Devon Davis 4-20, Wes Harden 8-47, Colton Cox 2-minus 1, Drew Haislop 9-minus 16; Chesapeake: Brandon Noble 16-90, Austin McMaster 7-85, Nate Jones 11-42, Dylan Nichols 7-36, Patrick Hintz 3-24, Josh Browning 3-6, Jacob Collins 3-12, Dylan Maynard 2-minus 9, Chad Meadows 2-7.

PASSING—Oak Hill: Drew Haislop 7-22-0 113; Chesapeake: Austin McMaster 7-12-0 141.

RECEIVING—Oak Hill: Wes Harden 2-9, John Harrison 1-5, Chase Burdine 4-49; Chesapeake: Javon Thompson 2-79, Tommy Noble 2-25, Dylan Nichols 1-12, Brandon Clagg 1-10, Brandon Noble 1-15.