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Westmont's big plays not enough against Herscher

Published: Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 11:21 p.m. CST

WESTMONT - Quarterback Tim Doll threw two touchdowns, but also had four interceptions as Westmont's football team lost its season opener to Herscher, 51-12 Saturday night.

The Sentinels debuted their new pass-heavy offense under new coach Otto Zeman, working exclusively out of the shotgun. They were able to connect on four passes of 40 yards or more but struggled to sustain or finish drives.

The Sentinels' defense was unable to stop Herscher's big plays on offense, culminating in a 90-yard touchdown run well after the game was out of reach.

The Sentinels got in an early 14-0 hole during the first six minutes. The second Herscher score was set up by an interception on a tipped pass.

The Sentinels scored on the second play of the second quarter when Doll connected with Deshun Williams on a 44-yard touchdown pass.

With the lead cut to 14-6, the Sentinels attempted an onside kick. But Herscher recovered the kick and scored another touchdown in three plays.

Doll hit Daniel LoGiurato for a 66-yard touchdown later in the second quarter to make the score 28-12. But Herscher scored again before the end of the half to make the score 35-12.

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