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SOUTH PARK, HUTCH-TECH STAY ATOP HARVARD CUP SERIES

After six weeks of the season, South Park and Hutch-Tech find themselves sharing the top spot in the Harvard Cup standings.

The Sparks beat Grover Cleveland, 42-6, on Saturday while the Engineers upended Burgard, 26-6.

South Park and Hutch-Tech have 5-1 records. Lafayette, which started the season 4-0, lost to McKinley, 8-6, Friday night and falls to 4-2.

Big games from Keith Smoot and Carlos Spencer keyed South Park. Smoot threw three touchdown passes, including a pair to Jerome Johnson, and finished 8 for 13 for 175 yards. Spencer scored on runs of 8 and 40 yards and ended with 182 yards rushing. Gregory Smith added 86 yards on eight carries.

Defensively, LaShawn Smith had two forced fumbles and one recovery. Demario Jones had 10 unassisted tackles and a fumble recovery. The Presidents fall to 1-5.

Meanwhile, Hutch-Tech used a 20-point third quarter to snap a 6-6 halftime tie and win.

Phillip Purdue gave Burgard a 6-0 lead on a 6-yard run in the first quarter. The Engineers answered in the second quarter when Josh Hall scored on a fumble return.

Then Hutch-Tech scored three touchdowns in a row, two by James Woodruff, to put the game out of reach.

Hutch-Tech kicker Mark McGough kept Burgard pinned in its half of the field most of the game.

Kensington 38, Bennett 0: The Knights recorded their second straight shutout with a win over the winless Tigers. Kensington blanked McKinley last week, 8-0.

The Kensington defense forced five Bennett turnovers. Montrell Webster recovered three of them and returned two for touchdowns. Ron Carr scored on runs of 3 and 11 yards. Kensington blew open a 8-0 game at halftime with a 30-point second half.

Riverside 32, Seneca 8: Nathyia Jackson scored on a 43-yard punt return and caught a 37-yard touchdown pass from John Manney as the Frontiers evened their record at 3-3.

Manney rushed for 130 yards on nine carries. He also caught a 90-yard touchdown pass from Gary Augustiniak. Dan Ahearn recovered two fumbles for the winners.

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Turner/Carroll 19, Niagara Catholic 0: Sophomore David Zelasko had a hand in all three Charger scores. Zelasko returned a punt 74 yards for a touchdown, he threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Ross and also scored on a 15-yard run.

Junior Major Cole turned in a 223-yard performance on 16 carries. Senior Harl Smallwood had 12 tackles.

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O'Hara 14, Freedom 4: Junior James Law scored on an 8-yard run and finished with 126 yards on 14 carries to lead the Hawks.

Junior quarterback Jim Yager added a 3-yard run in the third quarter. He finished 7 for 13 for 94 yards. Defensively, junior David Seitz had 11 tackles and junior Nick Gugino added 10.

University School 34, Nichols 0: The University School (6-1) scored a shutout over Nichols. Nichols had trouble containing Josh Staph, who rushed for 229 yards on 23 carries and had three touchdowns.

Nichols' Gregg Barton had 15 tackles. Nick Priselac added 11 and Ben Andrews finished with 10. Nichols falls to 2-4.

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