State football: Rigaud scores 4 TDs as Hopkins rolls, 49-0

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Jonathan Rigaud rushed for 130 yards and became the sixth Blue Jay to score four rushing touchdowns in a game as Johns Hopkins beat host Dickinson, 49-0, Saturday.

The Blue Jays (6-0, 5-0 Centennial Conference), set school records in three winning streaks: regular season (20 games), conference (18) and road games (10).

The Blue Jays opened the scoring with two touchdowns in less than four minutes. Rigaud scored on runs of 6 and 10 yards. The touchdowns were set up by Hopkins' defense and special teams, which recovered a fumble and blocked a punt on Dickinson's first two possessions.

After the Red Devils (2-4, 2-3) failed to get a first down on their opening possession, Hopkins' Adam Schweyer came free on the outside and blocked a punt that bounced out of bounds at the Dickinson 6-yard line. It took Rigaud just one play to punch it in as he raced untouched up the middle to open the scoring less than 90 seconds into the game.

On the Red Devils' next possession, quarterback Cole Ahnell was sacked by Michael Longo on second down and fumbled at Dickinson's 2-yard line. Four plays later, Rigaud powered in from 10 yards out to give the Blue Jays a 14-0 lead with 11:40 remaining in the first quarter.

Midway through the second quarter, Rigaud capped an 11-play, 70-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown run to make it 21-0.

On their next drive, a 52-yard pass from Robbie Matey to Dan Wodicka moved the ball from Johns Hopkins' 10 to the Red Devils' 38. Six plays later, Matey found A.J.Safi alone in the middle of the field from 10 yards out.

The Blue Jays added a 5-yard touchdown run by JD Abbott and a 6-yard dash by Rigaud in the third quarter, and a 65-yard touchdown pass from Braden Anderson to Jared Beekman in the fourth to close out the scoring.

Johns Hopkins gained 533 yards on the day, and the Blue Jays defense finished with three sacks, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries while holding Dickinson to 272 yards of total offense. Schweyer finished with eight tackles, as did freshman Keith Corliss.

Matey was 19-for-26 for 261 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Wodicka had six receptions for 111 yards.

Virginia State 26, Bowie State 20, OT: Lamont Britt rushed for a 4-yard touchdown in overtime to lift the Trojans (3-4, 2-2 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) past the host Bulldogs (4-3, 1-3). Keith Brown rushed for a game-high 120 yards and one touchdown in the loss.

Salisbury 37, Hartwick 7: The ninth-ranked Sea Gulls scored on their opening drive and never looked back in their homecoming win over the Hawks. Salisbury (5-1, 3-0 Empire 8) added 17 second-quarter points for a 24-0 lead at halftime and forced five turnovers and held Hartwick (3-3, 0-3) to 142 yards of total offense.

Salisbury gained 390 yards in the game, including 299 on the ground. The Sea Gulls were led by running back Joe Benedetti's 158 yards and a touchdown. Quarterback Dan Griffin rushed for 72 yards and two scores, and he completed seven of 12 passes for 91 yards and a touchdown.

Franklin & Marshall 35, McDaniel 10: Frank Strumolo finished with two touchdowns and a game-high 77 yards on 17 rushes, to give the Diplomats (5-1, 4-1 CC) a nine-game winning streak over the visiting Green Terror (0-6, 0-5).

Utica 41, Frostburg State 0: The Pioneers (4-2, 2-1 Empire 8) celebrated homecoming by holding the visiting Bobcats (3-3, 1-2) to 168 yards of total offense and earned their first shutout victory since 2003.

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