City Sports Roundup
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
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
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.
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.
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
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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