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Chargers, Bears win Washington County Junior Football League championships

November 10, 2008|By JACK HILL III

The Clear Spring Chargers won the "A" Division championship game in the Washington County Junior Football League by defeating the Hagerstown Giants 28-12 on Sunday afternoon at Martin L. Snook County Park.

"It feels real good," Clear Spring coach Joe Aaron said. "I give credit to all of the kids. I put in an entirely different offense this season than what they have learned in the past six years. Our kids stepped up to the challenge."

Aaron said that all of the Chargers performed their assignments well.

"The offensive line did a good job," Aaron added. "They either pulled or trap-blocked on every single play. It just opens everything up. You couldn't just defend one kid on our offense. You had to defend all five kids involved in our offense. Every single person on our team contributed to this win."

Stephen Smith gained 121 rushing yards on 17 carries for Clear Spring (10-1).

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Smith got Clear Spring on the scoreboard with 3:10 remaining in the first quarter on a 1-yard touchdown run.

Collin Schultz returned an interception 30 yards for a touchdown with 2:30 to go in the second quarter to give the Chargers a 12-0 halftime lead.

Isaiah Keyes, who finished with 81 rushing yards, had a 5-yard touchdown run for Hagerstown with 5:28 left in the third quarter to reduce the deficit to 12-6.

Just 4:56 later in the period, Caleb Edwards had a 29-yard touchdown run and Sean Kreps had a two-point conversion kick to boost Clear Spring's lead to 20-6.

Tyler Walling had a 12-yard touchdown run and Kreps added another two-point conversion kick with 2:41 remaining in the fourth quarter to extend the Chargers' lead to 28-6.

Jakerian Jones tossed a 5-yard touchdown pass to Roland Renner for the final score for the Giants.

"It was a tough game between two good teams," Giants coach Phil Johns said. "I congratulate the Chargers for the win. I congratulate my team for making it this far to the championship game. Hopefully, we'll be back."

n Earlier in the afternoon, Jordan Stonebreaker accounted for all six touchdowns with four runs, a pass and an interception return to lead the Williamsport Bears over the Hagerstown Dolphins 38-0 in the "B" Division championship game to finish the season with a perfect 11-0 record.

"It's nice winning it two years in a row," Williamsport coach Roy Palmer said. "Once again, it is the line play and great running backs. We have great discipline on this team. This group of sixth-graders is 22-0 in two years. Jordan Stonebreaker is an outstanding running back."

Stonebreaker, who had 143 rushing yards on just five carries, had touchdown runs of 38, 44, 17 and 44 yards. He also threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Colby Byers and returned an interception 54 yards for a touchdown.

"I'm happy to win the championship today," Stonebreaker said. "I want to thank my line and the fullback for the blocking. They were able to open up the holes and I was able to go through."

Travis Kendle made three fumble recoveries in the first half for the Bears as they held the Dolphins to just one first down and only 1 yard in total offense.

"Travis Kendle is a great defensive lineman," Palmer said. "He was able to penetrate through the offensive line. Colby Byers and Saavon Brown were the two linebackers that made a lot of tackles all day long."

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