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Allegany goes long way to make short work of county juniors

December 01, 2003|by JACK HILL III

CUMBERLAND, Md. - The Allegany County All-Stars took the long way to stay home.

Allegany scored on a pair of long-distance touchdown runs in its first two plays to pave the way to a 46-14 win over the Washington County All-Stars on Sunday in the second annual Junior Football League Super Bowl at Greenway Avenue Stadium.

Brandon Roy dashed down the right sideline for a 65-yard touchdown run on the first play to get Allegany started.

Just 2:09 later, Kevin Dunn zipped to the right side on a 66-yard touchdown for Allegany to up the lead to 14-0.

Scott Smith collected his first two of four extra-point kicks to give Allegany County the 14-0 lead.

Allegany County coach Todd Bonner had the county's best juniors who performed their roles very well.

The Cumberland Area Youth Football League selected four players from each of its eight teams to represent Allegany County. Washington Middle School and the Keyser (W.Va.) Steelers were allowed a fifth representative each becuase they played each other for the league championship.

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Meanwhile, Washington County was represented by the East, the defending champions of the league's graduation team tournament. The county's eighth-grade players were divided into four teams and played for the right to face Allegany County.

Allegany County added three scores in the second quarter on a 12-yard touchdown run by Dunn and two touchdown passes by Jacob Twigg. Twigg fired a 59-yard pass to Tommy Reams and a 65-yard pass to Smith.

Allegany got its final two scores in the third quarter on a 23-yard touchdown run by Jarrick Shockley and a 25-yard touchdown run by Reams.

Washington County got on the scoreboard in the second quarter when Bryan Faulders threw a 65-yard touchdown pass to Josh Edwards and Eric Phillips had a two-point conversion run.

Washington County got its final score in the fourth quarter on a 77-yard touchdown run by Phillips.

"I am really proud of our team," Washington County coach Tom Samples said. "They play a long season and then they come up here and played on this Astroturf. It introduces them to the high school field and it is wonderful for the Washington County Junior Football League to be able to come up here and play in this atmosphere."

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