Vikings open up defense of Junior Football League title

September 08, 1998|By JACK HILL III

HALFWAY - The Williamsport Vikings have won eight titles in the last nine years - including the last seven straight - in the Washington County Junior Football League.

But still, coach Doug Fowler refuses to make any predictions for this season.

"We're not going to think about a championship yet," Fowler said. "We're just going to take it one game at a time."

That philosophy seemed to to work as the Vikings won their season-opener, using 27 second-half points to beat the Hagerstown Browns, 39-0.

It was one of the five opening-day games for the league on Monday at Marty Snook Park.

"I think that the key today was the offensive line," Fowler added. "We were driving off of the football. We began to wear them down and win the line of scrimmage."


The trio of Bud House, Patrick Young and Buck Hilliard combined to rush for 242 yards on 15 carries for the Vikings. Young scored two touchdowns, while House and Hilliard added one each. Vikings quarterback Brian Spickler had a 47-yard touchdown pass and a 1-yard touchdown run.

In other games, Corey Brown ran for three touchdowns and Dustin Slavens added two touchdowns to help the Smithsburg Jets to a 53-6 win over the Williamsport Bears.

Brandon Monroe rushed for 180 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Hagerstown Steelers to a 25-19 win over the Smithsburg Patriots.

Matt Thompson completed three passes to Matthew Feiser for 110 yards for the Patriots, including two touchdown passes.

Quintez McDonald and Derrick Keith ran for three touchdowns each to lead the Hagerstown Dolphins to a 46-12 victory over the Hancock Raiders. McDonald rushed for 177 yards on eight carries.

My Nguyen rushed for 120 yards and three touchdowns, while Will King ran for 158 yards and two touchdowns to help the Hagerstown Giants post a 53-34 win over the Hagerstown Redskins.

Darail Porter scored five touchdowns on 12 carries for 276 yards for the Redskins.

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