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Junior football opens season

September 07, 2010|By JACK HILL III/Staff Correspondent

HALFWAY -- The Washington County Junior Football League started its first week of games over the Labor Day Weekend at Marty Snook Park.

"It's awesome to get football started again," league president Scott Paddack said. "It is awesome to see the smiles on the kids faces and the excitement as they finally get to play. It's a family occasion, too. Families come together to watch their kids play."

The Pee Wee Division for third- and fourth-graders opened the season with four games on Saturday. The Junior Division played six games on Sunday -- three B games for fifth- and sixth-graders and three A games for seventh- and eighth-graders.

Monday's action kicked off with the Hagerstown Buccaneers B team rallying to beat the Hagerstown Steelers, 13-6.

L.J. Water gave the Steelers a 6-0 lead with a 34-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. Just 20 seconds later, the Bucs took the lead for good at 7-6 on Devonte Redman's 60-yard touchdown run and a conversion run.

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Redman later added a 43-yard touchdown run and finished with 170 rushing yards on 11 carries.

The A game was also scoreless at halftime and had a 13-6 final score. But this time, it was the Steelers that got the come-from-behind win.

The Buccaneers scored first with 2:07 left in the third quarter on a 43-yard touchdown pass from Elijah Stubbs to Jacob Boutieller.

Corey Crosby returned the ensuing kickoff 65 yards for a touchdown to tie the game and later threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Wood for the go-ahead score.

The Hagerstown Dolphins B squad blanked the Hagerstown Redskins, 8-0. Elijah Gatewood had a 12-yard touchdown run for the Dolphins, who added a safety on a quarterback sack on the final play of the game.

The Redskins won the A game 13-0 with a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns.

Glen Tinsley had a 20-yard touchdown run and Ramon Breland added the conversion run for a 7-0 lead. Robert Baker added a 9-yard touchdown run.

The opening weekend concluded with matchups between the Vikings and Giants and the Browns and Packers.

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