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QB rocks, rolls Williamsport to league title

QB rocks, rolls Williamsport to league title

November 15, 2004|by JACK HILL III/Staff Correspondent

HALFWAY - Kyle Stone laid the foundation for the Williamsport Vikings.

Stone became the cornerstone of the Vikings' offense, passing for one touchdown and running for two others to lead Williamsport to a 33-14 win Sunday over the Hagerstown Giants in the Washington County Junior Football League championship game.

Stone completed four of his five passes for 97 yards and rushed for 74 yards on nine carries.

"It was good to win the championship," Stone said. "Everyone blocked well and we also played good defense. I ran hard and I felt confident, because I wanted to score. I also had some good receivers to throw to. Everybody hung together as a team."

Stone charged up the middle for a 23-yard touchdown run with 3:19 remaining in the third quarter to give Williamsport a 18-14 lead.

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The Vikings got the ball back immediately when Jacob Long recovered a fumble on the Giants' 37. Stone capitalized on the break with a 14-yard touchdown run. Seth Near ran for the conversion to extend Williamsport's lead to 25-14.

The Vikings got their final score with 2:23 remaining on Near's second touchdown run, a 6-yard carry, before Jonathan Adams added the two-point conversion kick.

"Kyle Stone is a good athlete and I think that he was an excellent leader this year," Williamsport coach Todd Brant said. "He is one of the best quarterbacks that the league has ever had. The championship is a wonderful thing. We have worked hard for it all year long."

Desonte Morel rushed for 104 yards on nine carries, including a 59-yard touchdown run, for the Giants.

In the consolation game, the Hagerstown Browns pulled out a 32-28 win over the Smithsburg Jets after leading 26-8 lead at halftime.

Smithsburg scored the next 20 points to take a 28-26 lead before Alec Nelson ran up the middle for a 60-yard touchdown with 2:54 remaining in the game to seal the win for the Browns.

Nelson also had touchdown runs of 61 and 77 yards to finish with 244 rushing yards on only nine carries.

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