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Marathon day caps WCJFL's opening weekend

September 07, 2009

HALFWAY -- The Washington County Junior Football League season officially opened its 2009 season on Labor Day weekend, with eight of its 14 games on Monday.

"We had lots of fun and some intense competition," league president Scott Paddack said. "There were some games that went down to the last few minutes. We are implementing a lot of new ideas to the league to provide a family-type atmosphere and to inspire some fellowship."

The Williamsport Bears got a 6-0 win over the Hagerstown Giants in the B game. Kobe Baker threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Elijah Dozier.

The Giants beat the Bears 26-6 in the A game as Nicholas Karlen fired touchdown passes of 22 and 65 yards to Isaiah Keyes and had a 1-yard touchdown run. Calvin Bembry added a 25-yard touchdown run for the Giants. Saavon Brown had a 4-yard touchdown run for the Bears.

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The Boonsboro Titans defeated the Hancock Raiders 12-0 in the B game as Johnathan Kerins had a 78-yard touchdown run and Chance Thomas added a 10-yard touchdown run.

The Titans squeezed out a come-from-behind 8-6 win over the Raiders in the A game. Trevor Walsh tied the score at 6-6 with 1:50 remaining in the game on a 29-yard touchdown run. Calleb Yurish made the two-point conversion kick to give the Titans the lead for good.

The Raiders had taken a 6-0 lead when Logan Manning tossed a 4-yard touchdown pass to Jesse Wolford.

After a scoreless tie in regulation, the Hagerstown Packers pulled out a 7-6 overtime win over the Clear Spring Chargers in the B game. Mitchell Wilson got a 1-yard touchdown run and Dutrow McCoy added the conversion run for the Packers.

Collin Willhite had a 1-yard run for the Chargers, but the team failed with a run on its conversion attempt. Willhite also made two turnover recoveries in the game.

The Chargers beat the Packers 25-0 in the A game as Damien Poet finished with touchdown runs of 1 and 34 yards. Aaron Livingston had a 7-yard touchdown run and Riley Lazich added a touchdown on a 78-yard interception return.

The Hagerstown Redskins beat the Hagerstown Buccaneers 19-0 in the B game as Darius Bowie came up with two touchdown runs of 1 and 21 yards. Glendale Tinsley chipped in with a 57-yard touchdown run, while Desmar Wilson gained 82 rushing yards.

The final game of the day was scoreless until the final 20 seconds, when Brandon Davis charged through the middle for a 3-yard touchdown run as the Redskins edged the Buccaneers 6-0 in the A game.

"It has been a busy weekend," Paddack added. "The fans had a lot of fun. It's going to be a great season. If you're looking for a fun afternoon, come out and watch some football."

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