Snelsire Leads Decatur Rout Of Parkside

Snelsire Leads Decatur Rout Of Parkside
Decatur quarterback Ashten Snelsire delivers a pass during the Seahawks’ 42-21 over Parkside last weekend. Snelsire threw for over 300 yards and five touchdowns in the game. Photo courtesy Vince Risser

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s varsity football team rolled past Bayside South rival Parkside, 42-21, last Saturday to end a two-game skid and improve to 3-2 on the season.

The Seahawks got their season off to a fast start with two wins in their first two games before falling to Kent Island and Wicomico. Last Saturday, Decatur quickly put those two defeats behind them with a 42-21 win over conference rival Parkside in a rare Saturday afternoon game on the road.

Quarterback Ashten Snelsire led the explosive Seahawk offense, going 22-31 in passing for 301 yards and five touchdowns.

Zimere Handy caught eight passes for 173 yards and two touchdowns. Luke Mergott caught five passes for 40 yards and a touchdown, while Marqui Henry and Kresen Muir each caught touchdown passes. On the ground, Decatur was led by Caden Shockley, who carried the ball 10 times for 54 yards. R.J. Brittingham carried five times for 31 yards, while Snelsire rushed six times for 39 yards.

With the win, Decatur improved to 3-2 on the season. Next up is a road game against Bayside North powerhouse North Caroline on Friday.

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About The Author: Shawn Soper

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Shawn Soper has been with The Dispatch since 2000. He began as a staff writer covering various local government beats and general stories. His current positions include managing editor and sports editor. Growing up in Baltimore before moving to Ocean City full time three decades ago, Soper graduated from Loch Raven High School in 1981 and from Towson University in 1985 with degrees in mass communications with a journalism concentration and history.