Glorious beginning for juniors

September 06, 2005|By JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent

The Washington County Junior Football League opened up another season on Monday with a five-game slate.

"I thought that it was a big success," league president Don Davis said. "I think that everything went very well without any hitches. I thought there was a nice, wonderful crowd. We try to stress the family atmosphere. Everybody was ready for football to start today. It was a wonderful day for it."

Leading by a slim 12-8 margin, the Hagerstown Packers scored two touchdowns in the final four minutes to defeat the Williamsport Bears, 24-8. Ahmere Ware scored on a 57-yard run to the left side and Xaiver Richardson added a 15-yard score to the right side for the Packers.

Richardson, who had 86 rushing yards, also had a 22-yard touchdown run. Anthony Wells returned an interception 70 yards for the Packers.


Chris Githens had a 5-yard touchdown run for the Bears.

Dulaney Williams snapped a scoreless halftime tie with two second-half touchdown runs of 47 and 22 yards to lead the Hagerstown Steelers to a 20-0 win over the Hancock Raiders. Williams finished with 107 rushing yards on 11 carries and also made an interception

Darius Smith scored the Steelers' final touchdown on a 65-yard run.

Renard Jones tallied three touchdowns and added 157 rushing yards on eight carries to help the Williamsport Vikings beat the Hagerstown Browns, 34-7. Jones had first-half touchdown runs of 85 and 36 yards. In the fourth quarter, Jones returned an interception 45 yards for another score.

C.J. Hambleton added a 2-yard touchdown and Shabba Whiting had a 1-yard touchdown run for the Vikings.

The only touchdown for the Browns was a 39-yard touchdown pass from Kenneth Kitchen to Michael King.

The Hagerstown Giants held off a late comeback effort by the Smithsburg Jets to take a 25-19 victory.

Cory Ballard scored three touchdowns on runs of 60, 53 and 15 yards to help the Giants build a 25-6 lead during the first three quarters. Ballard gained 145 rushing yards on only seven carries.

Adrian Rivas had a 14-yard touchdown run for the Giants.

The Jets scored their three touchdowns on a 6-yard run by Jake Gouff, a 4-yard run by Brock Heiston and a 15-yard pass from Justin Scott to Tyler McKenzie.

In the final game of the day, the Clear Spring Chargers beat the Hagerstown Redskins, 52-0.

Westley Jackson scored four touchdowns on runs of 21, 37, 1 and 45 yards for the Chargers. Jackson gained 116 yards on six carries.

Ryan Aaron added two touchdowns for the Chargers on a 5-yard run and a 70-yard interception return.

With 1:20 left in the game, the Chargers scored their final touchdown on a 26-yard run by Austin Yost.

The Chargers' line was anchored by Dalton Duffey, who is a 297-pound sixth grader.

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