Kenney Williams blocked two punts and caused a fumble, each resulting in touchdowns, as 20th-ranked Springbrook shut out Paint Branch, 28-0, yesterday in the season opener for both Montgomery County schools at Springbrook.

"The first punt was easy to block, because nobody picked me up," said Williams, a junior linebacker. "And if I hadn't slipped when I recovered it, I could have scored easily. On the second, I faked an outside rush and went inside, and the defensive man just kept going outside."

The Blue Devils also received strong performances from two other juniors, Calvin Martin and Terry Wolfram. Martin, a 5-foot-4, 140-pound running back, scored three touchdowns and rushed for 60 yards. Meanwhile, quarterback Wolfram was six for 11 for 72 yards.

The game began as a defensive struggle. But with 15 seconds to play in the first quarter, Williams struck for the first time, recovering a fumble at the Panthers' 8-yard line. A Wolfram bootleg got the Blue Devils to the 2, and on the first play of the second quarter, Martin barrelled in for the score.

After three first downs on the ensuing drive, Paint Branch punted to the Springbrook 23. The Blue Devils then methodically marched downfield as Wolfram completed three passes to three different receivers for 44 yards. The big play came when Wolfram completed a bootleg pass to junior end Jack Murphy in the right flat for 18 yards to the Paint Branch 2. Martin scored his second touchdown on the following play.

Paint Branch was forced to punt on its opening possession of the second half, and Williams struck again, blocking another punt. Punter Jeff Johnson recovered, but could not run for the first down. Four plays later, Martin appeared to be heading through the middle when the hole closed, so he bounced outside the left end and dashed into the end zone for a 21-yard run.Paint Branch (0-1) 0



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S -- Martin 2 run (Cockrell kick)

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S -- Martin 21 run (Cockrell kick)

S -- Sims 1 run (Cockrell kick)