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Allegany County wins first junior Super Bowl

December 09, 2002|by JACK HILL III

HALFWAY - The Allegany County Junior Football League all-stars won the first Super Bowl against Washington County's all-stars, taking an early lead and held off a comeback attempt to pull out a 16-8 victory.

Washington County Junior Football League vice-president Don Davis didn't mind the result much. It was the game itself that thrilled him.

"It took me three-and-a-half years to organize this game," Davis said. "We are trying to build up this junior football league. This junior football league can help keep these young kids out of trouble.

"My goal out of this thing is if I can put smiles on kids' faces and give them something that they can remember for the rest of their lives, then my job is done."

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With one minute remaining in the first quarter, Allegany's Justin Keller blocked a punt attempt. Allegany took over at the Washington 10-yard line.

Two plays later, Allegany scored on a 3-yard touchdown run by Dylan Anderson.

Darin Fertig threw the conversion pass to Tyrell Clay for an 8-0 lead.

Allegany got its other score with 37 seconds left until halftime when Fertig threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Pat Winebrenner.

Fertig found Nick Whiteman with the ensuing conversion pass for a 16-0 lead.

"It was great," Allegany coach Todd Bonner said. "That was a lot of fun and that is the main thing. We have been looking forward to this game all year. Everybody played hard on both sides."

Washington County scored on the first play of the second half when Chad Brown dashed down the right sideline for a 65-yard TD run.

Marcus Scott ran in for the conversion.

"Our kids really had a lot of heart coming out and playing hard in cold weather conditions like these," Washington County coach Tom Samples said. "Our kids did a great job. I couldn't be more proud of the kids."




Jr. Football Super Bowl


Allegany County 16 Washington County 8

Allegany 8800-16

Washington 0080-8

A - Dylan Anderson 3 run (Tyrell Clay pass from Darin Fertig)

A - Pat Winebrenner 15 pass from Fertig (Nick Whiteman pass from Fertig)

W - Chad Brown 65 run (Marcus Scott run)

AllWash

First downs44

Rushes-yards25-8735-157

Passes8-15-02-4-0

Passing yards728

Total offense40-15939-165

Fumbles-lost2-12-2

Punts-ave.4-15.55-6.2

Penalties-yards10-639-66

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