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Magnolia Hammers Oak Glen

Keller rushes for four TDs

November 3, 2012
By AARON PETCHAL For The Intelligencer , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

NEW MANCHESTER - The Golden Bears couldn't contain the Blue Eagles.

The Magnolia football team scored 20 points in the first quarter en route to a 48-13 victory against Oak Glen Friday night on Senior Night at the Bears Den.

With a victory, the Blue Eagles improve to 9-1. Magnolia is the No. 2 seed in the West Virginia Class A playoffs. The playoffs are scheduled to begin Friday night.

The Golden Bears end the season at 4-6, ending on a three-game losing streak in which they were outscored 131-32.

''We ran into a very-good team,'' Oak Glen coach Ian Whittington said. ''They are a great football team. They are a very disciplined. They are well-coached. Coach (Mark) Batton does all of the right things.''

Drew Keller led the way for the Blue Eagles with 189 yards and four touchdowns on 22 carries. Keller also recorded four catches for 50 yards.

Magnolia opened the scoring when Cage Deem hauled in a 4-yard pass from Tanner Hanna. Clemens Raitmayr recorded the extra point to put the Blue Eagles up 7-0 with 7:10 left to play in the quarter.

The Blue Eagles' second score came on a 12-yard pass from Hannah to Ryan Walton after Stephen Rogalski returned a punt down to the Golden Bears 23-yard line.

Hanna finished 11 of 17 for 149 yards and two touchdowns. Rogalski caught three passes for 43 yards. He also ran three times for 30 yards.

Keller scored three-rushing touchdowns to put the Blue Eagles up 34-0 late in the third quarter.

Keller's first score came on a 1-yard run in the second to push Magnolia ahead 20-0.

His next two touchdowns came in teh third quarter as Keller's second score covered 16 yards before also scoring from 3 yards out.

The Blue Eagles finished with 407 yards of offense on 57 plays. Magnolia ran for 260 yards on 40 carries.

Oak Glen got on the scoreboard on a 1-yard run by backup quarterback Chase Hartley. Josh Weltner converted the extra point to make the score 34-7.

Following a recovered onside kick, Zack Staley scored from 2 yards out.

Magnolia scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to account, one from Rohde and Keller's fourth score.

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