City Sports Round-Up
Semi-Pro Football this Saturday
The Connecticut Mustangs will take on the Brooklyn-King's Bay
Crusaders in a first-round playoff game for the Garden State
League 1998 Championship this Saturday at 7 pm at Dillon Stadium.
Tickets are $5 for adults, $2 for children and youngsters wearing
their midget football team shirt will get in free.
High School Football
Owls Open with Hard-Fought Win
Always be ready for the fake punt - especially if the punter
happens to be an All-State running back. Windham's football team
apparently forgot this simple rule last Saturday afternoon when
Hartford Public's Darrion Williams decided not to kick the ball
away on fourth and long late in the third quarter and instead
ran for 13 yards to give the Owls a first down on the Windham
45-yard-line. The play set up a scoring drive capped by an 18-yard
touchdown run by Jason Wyatt to tie the game up 6-6 with less
then three minutes remaining in the third quarter.
Williams then ran in for the two-point conversion giving the
Owls a 8-6 lead. That turned out to be good enough as Hartford
Public's defense hung tough throughout the fourth quarter to
preserve the win.
The Owls will take on New Britain at home this Friday.
Beavers Roll Over Manchester
Walter Champion's quick hands helped the Weaver Beavers leap
to a 26-0 first half lead over Manchester last Friday night.
The Beavers won the game by a final score of 33-13. Champion
started the scoring in the first quarter by returning an interception
for a 47-yard touchdown. Later, in the second quarter, he caught
a 26-yard pass from quarterback Tim Rush. Also scoring for the
Beavers in the first half were John Weaver and Joe Balfour. Manchester
managed to score a TD in the third quarter and another in the
fourth but couldn't quite catch the Beavers, who put the icing
on the cake with a 35-yard touchdown pass from Rush to Andre
King. Weaver will next face Wethersfield at home this Saturday.
SAND/Hartford Midget Football
An extra point by William Santiago following a John Owens touchdown
was enough to give the Giants a 7-6 win over the Falcons in an
A-Team (12-14-year-olds) match-up on the opening day of the SAND/Hartford
Midget Football Season. Jeffrey Hernandez scored the Falcons
lone TD. In other A-Team action, the Redskins rolled over the
49ers 20-0 behind touchdowns by Anthony Gonzalez, Nathaniel Jones
and Serafin Velez.
Among the B-Teams (10-12-year-olds), Jamie Bryant's two touchdowns
led the Bears in their 35-0 win over the Eagles. Byron White,
Stacy Ashberry, Larry Hampton and Vincent Nelson also scored
for the Bears. The Steelers beat the Vikings 26-0 in Saturday's
other B-Team game.
Two touchdowns by Allan Perry and an extra point by Taurean McCauley
lifted the Eagles over the Bears 13-0 in the C-Team Division
(8-10-year-olds). In other C-Team games, the Seahawks beat the
Jaguars 7-0 and the Steelers bested the Vikings 7-0.
A-Teams: Jeffrey Hernandez scored three touchdowns in the
Falcons 18-6 win over the 49ers. Fernando Ramos scored the 49ers
lone touchdown. William Santiago (one touchdown, one extra point
and one interception) starred in the Giants 15-0 shutout of the
Redskins. John Owens also scored a TD for the Giants and Misael
Rosado grabbed a fumble for the Redskins.
B-Teams: James Weaver scored both touchdowns for the Steelers
in their 13-6 win over the Seahawks. Jamaine Ryals (one extra
point) and Raymond Jurado (one interception) also contributed
to the Steeler victory while Clifton King scored the Seahawks'
only TD. In other B-Game action, the Bears rolled over the Vikings
47-0 behind quarterback Jamie Bryant, who ran for two touchdowns,
passed for another and also grabbed an interception. Larry Hampton,
Bryon White and Vincent Nelson also scored TD's in the game,
Rodrecus Watkins had three extra points and Melvin Perry recovered
a fumble. In the Eagles 13-0 victory over the Jaguars, Abner
Ortiz and Cecil Pieerce scored a touchdown each for the Eagles
and Jahmell Harding booted an extra point. Jorge Marrero recovered
a fumble for the Jaguars.
C-Teams: Donnell Weaver scored the lone touchdown in the
Steelers 6-0 win over the Seahawks. In other C-Team action the
Bears beat the Vikings 13-0. Scoring for the Bears was Karl Brown
and Anthony Parker (one touchdown each) and James Carter scored
an extra point.
A-Teams: The Giants blanked the 49ers 21-0 behind touchdowns
by John Owens, Jermaine Mendez and Dean Haughton. In another
A-Team game, the Redskins and Falcons battled to a 7-7 tie. Jeffrey
Hernandez and Anthony Gonzalez ran for TD's in the game and the
Falcons' Jerome Collier grabbed an interception.
B-Teams: Stacy Asberry scored two touchdowns to lead the
Bears over Steelers 19-6. Jamie Bryant, Satcy Asberry and Bryon
White also scored for the Bears while Trevor Walford notched
the Steelers lone TD. In other B-Team games last Saturday the
Seahawks shutout the Eagles 20-0 with Leon Rosa leading the way
with three touchdowns and Brandon Bailey's TD was enough for
the Vikings to beat the Jaguars 6-0.
C-Teams: Tracy Carter ran for two TD and scored an extra
point in the Steelers 21-0 blanking of the Bears. Chaz McElroy
and Brandon Lewis also scored for the Steelers. Allan Perry
and Tyshawn Bridges had a pair of TD's each in the Eagles' 32-0
win over the Seahawks. Daniel Correa also scored for the Eagles.
And in the final C-Team game last Saturday, Andrew Sullivan's
three touchdowns led the Vikings over 20-6 win over the Jaguars.
Phillip Baskerville and Eric Gooden added an extra point each
for the Vikings while Chad Higly scored the Jaguars' only TD.
1998 WomenSports Celebration to be Held October 22
The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company will
present the 1998 WomenSports Celebration on Thursday, October
22, at the Sheraton Hartford Hotel. Proceeds from the affair
will go to the Connecticut Chapter of the March of Dimes.
This year's honorees include ESPN and ABC Sportscaster Robin
Roberts, Kristine Lilly, a member of the Olympic gold medal winning
soccer team, Elizabeth Janagelo, Connec- ticut's youngest Amateur
Golf Champion, and Senior Olympic athlete Mary Haines. Geno Auriemma,
Head Coach of the UCONN Women's Basketball Team, and New York
Liberty Star Rebecca Lobo are among those scheduled to present
awards at the event.
Tickets are $75 per person. For more information, call 290-5440
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