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Owls Down Rockville, Stay Undefeated
Hartford Public High School's star running back Darrion Williams rushed for more yards (202) than the entire Rockville team combined (166 yards) in the Owls' 44-16 romp last Friday, October 16, at Rockville.

Williams and the rest of the Owls were relatively quiet in the first quarter but exploded for 22 points in the second stanza. Williams ran for two touchdowns, Owl quarterback Marvin Flores passed 22-yards to Matt Clifford for another HPHS score and - not to be outdone - the team's defensive squad added to the scoring with a safety.

Williams continued his rampage in the third quarter with 36-yard scoring run and Marvin Flores added another TD with one-yard run. Danny Diaz rounded out the Owls' scoring in the fourth quarter with a 20-yard run that put the team up 44-0. Rockville was able to produce two touchdowns late in the game but the Owls' fifth straight victory was never in doubt.

Now 5-0, Hartford Public is scheduled to play South Windsor (0-5) this Saturday, October 24, at 1:30 pm.

G'Bury Hands Beavers First Loss
At first, everything seemed to be going according to plan for the Weaver Beavers in their match-up with the visiting Glastonbury Tomahawks last Saturday. Weaver recovered a fumble on Glastonbury first possession and, a few plays later, running back John Weaver scampered 16-yards into the end zone for the team's first score. Later in the first period, Weaver again burst through the hole and raced 80-yards for another touchdown and what seemed like the beginning of another overwhelming victory for the defending Class L champs.

But Weaver's second touchdown and the team's victory - overwhelming or otherwise - were not to be. The officials called Weaver for clipping on the play and ran the touchdown back. Weaver was not to score again in the game.

Glastonbury, trailing 7-0 at the half, came back in the third quarter with a touchdown to tie the game 7-7. In the final period, both teams struggled to break the deadlock, which Glastonbury finally did with a field goal and a 10-7 lead. With time ticking down, the Beavers went to the air but failed to gain the ground they needed to get within field goal range. Glastonbury added another field goal late in the quarter for the 13-7 final score.

Weaver (3-1) will next take on Conard (4-1) at Conard this Saturday, October 24, at 1 pm.

Midget Football Championships this Saturday
The B and C Teams of the Hartford/SAND Midget Football League will hold their championship games this Saturday at Dillon Stadium. At 8:30 am the Steelers will play the Eagles for the C-Team title while the Seahawks will take on the Bears at 10 am for the B-Team title. At noon, in Colt Park, the A-Teams will have their playoff games with the Falcons taking on the Giants and the 49ers will battle the Redskins.
This past week's results are:

A-Teams (12-14-Year-Olds)
Both games were forfeits with the 49ers being credited with a 6-0 win over the Giants and the Redskins get a 6-0 victory over the Falcons.

In a playoff game leading up to this week's championship, the Seahawks soared over the Eagles, 26-12. Jason Martinez led the team with two touchdown receptions and Clifton King also caught a TD pass. Altogether, Seahawk quarterbacks Leon Rosa and Joel Alamo had three touchdown passes between them. Leon Rosa ran for another Seahawk touchdown. William Ward led the Eagles with two touchdowns, including a kick-off return, while Mario Correa threw a touchdown pass and also had an interception. The Bears were credited with a 6-0 forfeit win over the Vikings.

Brandon Campbell's three touchdowns and two extra points paced the Steelers in their 20-0 win over the Bears. In the other C-Team playoff game on Saturday, the Eagles beat the Vikings 24-0 behind two touchdowns from Ricardo Rivera and one each for Allen Perry and David Colon.

Wolf Pack Remain Atop NE Division
A hard-fought 3-1 win over the Springfield Falcons Saturday night, October 17, raised the Hartford Wolf* Pack's record to a perfect 4-0, tops in the American Hockey League's New England Division. The game was played before 7,049 fans at the Hartford Civic Center.
The Pack's Vladimir Vorobiev put the team on the scoreboard in the first quarter for a 1-0 lead but after that the Wolves had trouble putting anything past Springfield goalie Sylvain Daigle, who wound up with 37 saves in the game. But the Falcons also had trouble finding the net until about midway through the third period when Donald MacLean slipped a shot past Pack goalie Kay Whitmore to tie things up at 1-1.

But, with less than five minutes, Wolf*Pack rookie Johan Whitehall scooped up the puck in the neutral zone, dashed through the Springfield defense and fired in what turned out to be the game-winning goal. Marc Savard put the icing on the cake with a goal at the 2:13 mark.

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