October 14 - 21, 1998

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HPHS Owls Blast Enfield 38-8
Hartford Public remained undefeated on Saturday after crushing Enfield 38-7 at Dillon Stadium. Darrion Williams once again led the Owls' formidable running attack with a whopping 303 yards rushing and three touchdowns, including one of 70 yards and another of 64. Hartford Public's Luis Rosa also had a good day with 168 yards and one TD as did Jason Wyatt with 94 yards and a TD.

The Owls took a 16-0 lead in to the locker room at halftime and then kept things rolling in the third quarter with two more TD's to make things 30-0 going into the third quarter. Rosa's 68-yard touchdown in the fourth finished out the scoring for the Owls in the fourth quarter. Enfield's Neil Parisi then scored on a six-yard run to avert a shutout.

Weaver Edges Wethersfield 14-7
The Weaver Beavers slogged through the rain and wind Saturday afternoon to a hard fought 14-7 win over Wethersfield. The Beavers got off to a good start with a five-yard touchdown run by Joe Balfour (69 yards on 25 carries) but Wethersfield's Dante Robertson grabbed an interception in the second quarter and ran it in for a touchdown in the second quarter to tie the game at 7-7.

Both teams remained scoreless in the third quarter but John Weaver (108 yards, 15 carries) saved the day - and Weaver's perfect record - with a 41-yard-run in the fourth quarter. Sinclair Kimali put the icing on the cake by kicking the extra point for a 14-7 final score.

Weaver (3-0), now ranked sixth in the state will next take on Glastonbury (3-1) at home this Saturday, October 17, at 2 pm.

Bulkeley Has Tough Night Against Bristol Eastern
The Bulkeley High Bulldogs had a tall order to fill Friday night as they traveled to Bristol to face undefeated Bristol Eastern. Despite a hard effort the team came up shorthanded, losing 28-8. Bulkeley's Jose Ramos (72 yards, nine carries) scored the team's lone touchdown with a 12-yard run in the third quarter. Bulkeley now stands at 0-4 and will travel to Meriden this Friday, October 16 to face Platt (3-1) at 7 pm.

Hartford/SAND Midget Football

A-Teams (12-14-year-olds)

An extra point kicked by Kevaughn Johnson sent the 49ers over the Falcons 13-12. Brandon Campbell had a touchdown for the 49ers while Jeffrey Hernandez notched two TD's for the Falcons. In Saturday's other A-Team game the Giants beat the Redskins 7-2 behind a touchdown by William Santiago and an extra point by John Owens. Anthony Gonzalez accounted for the Falcons' only score, a safety.

B-Teams (10-12-year-olds)
The first place Bears (5-0) rolled over the Jaguars 32-6. Jamie Bryant and Stacy Asberry had a pair of TD's each in the game while touchdowns by Larry Hampton, Rodrecus Watkins and an extra point by Byron White rounded out the scoring for the Bears. Taija Harris scored the lone TD for the Jaguars. In other B-Team action, the Eagles blanked the Steelers 7-0 behind a touchdown and extra point by Jahmell Harding and the Seahawks shut out the Vikings 26-0. Clifton Knight led the Seahawk attack with three touchdowns while QB Leon Rosa ran for one TD and passed for two more. Josaun Munoz and Rashad Williams also scored in the game and Ramon Velez grabbed an interception to lead the team's defense.

C-Teams (8-10-year-olds)
The Eagles took sole possession of first place among the C-Teams with a 12-0 win over the previously unbeaten Steelers. Allan Perry and Ricardo Rivera both scored TD's in the game and Rivera also contributed on defense with an interception. In other C-Team games, the Bears roared over the Jaguars 27-0 behind two touchdowns by Anthony Parker, a touchdown and an extra point by Corey Hightower, a touchdown by Byron Taylor and a safety by James Carter. Also on Saturday, the Vikings edged the Seahawks 12-6 behind a fine defensive effort from Christopher Baskerville, who had two interceptions in the game. Andrew Sullivan scored both TD's for the Vikings and Ismael Santos put the Seahawks on the board with a TD.

A-Teams Won - Lost - Tie

Giants 4 - 0 - 1
Redskins 2 - 2 - 1
Falcons 1 - 2 - 2
49ers 1 - 4 - 0

Bears 5 - 0 - 0
Seahawks 4 - 1 - 0
Eagles 3 - 2 - 0
Vikings 2 - 3 - 0
Steelers 1 - 4 - 0
Jaguars 0 - 5 - 0

Eagles 5 - 0 - 0
Steelers 4 - 1 - 0
Bears 3 - 2 - 0
Vikings 2 - 3 - 0
Seahawks 1 - 4 - 0
Jaguars 0 - 5 - 0

Over 2,500 Compete in Greater Hartford Marathon
Strong winds and occasional cloudbursts didn't stop thousands of runners from competing in the 1998 Aetna-U.S. Healthcare Greater Hartford Marathon last Saturday, October 10. Officials said a total of 2,515 people competed in the marathon, half-marathon and 5-K sections of the event with 944 runners completing the grueling 26.2-mile marathon through Hartford, East Hartford and South Windsor. All three races began and ended in Bushnell Park in downtown Hartford. Juan Salvador Gonzalez of Mexico placed first among the men in the marathon with a time of two hours, 19 minutes and 29 seconds while Lisa Vaill placed first among the women with a time of two hours, 46 minutes and 28 seconds. While runners from as far away as Kenya competed in the event, it was hometown favorite Mohammed Taouzani of Hartford who took first place in the 5-K race with a time of 15 minutes and 37 seconds.

Wolf Pack Wins First Three Games
In hockey, scoring three goals in one game is called a "hat trick." So what do you call it when a hockey team wins its first three games of the season on three consecutive nights? Call it the beginning of the Hartford Wolf Pack's second season in the American Hockey League (AHL)!

The Pack opened the season last Friday, October 9, with a 6-3 win over New Haven. They then came home to the Hartford Civic Center on Saturday, October 10, and blasted Providence 5-1. The team rounded out its weekend with a second win over Providence, this time a 6-4 victory at the Providence Civic Center. The Pack's three wins put them in first place in the AHL's New England Division. The team will face Springfield this Saturday at the Hartford Civic Center at 7:35 pm.

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