CHARLESTOWN — The Chariho Junior Varsity Cowboys came from behind twice to pull out a 26-16 win against the Tri-Town Titans in their Rhode Island Preteen Football League opening game on Sunday.
Joe Stanfield got the Cowboys started on a 30-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. But the Titans matched that on a 3-yard run and gained two extra points on a conversion run to take an 8-6 lead.
Stanfield again put Chariho ahead with a 45-yard TD-run in the second quarter. The Titans answered with a 5-yard rushing TD and a conversion run to lead 16-12. Damon Byrnes-Mitchell pounded in from 3 yards out with 40 seconds left to give the Cowboys an 18-16 halftime lead.
The teams were scoreless in the third quarter. The Cowboys mounted a 70-yard drive in the fourth quarter to put the game out of reach. Byrnes-Mitchell scored on 26-yard run with five minutes left and then put icing on the cake with a successful conversion pass to Levi King.
Cornerback Jack Haxton recovered a fumble for Chariho. Defensive end Joe Heath made eight tackles — two for losses. Fellow defensive end Paul Marshall also had two tackles for losses.
Chariho hosts the Burrillville Patriots at noon on Sunday.
Junior Pee Wees............ 42
CHARLESTOWN — Owen Gillis and Konnor Perrin scored three touchdowns each to power the Junior Pee Wees to a rout of the Tri-Town Titans in a season opener on Sunday.
The Titans draw their players from Scituate, Foster and Glocester.
Gillis opened the scoring for the Cowboys on a 52-yard run. Perrin followed with a 40-yard touchdown run, on a huge block from Nathan Winthrop, to give Chariho a 12-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. Gillis ran 75 yards to paydirt in the second quarter to send the Cowboys into intermission ahead by 18.
Perrin ran the Titan opening kickoff 75 yards for a touchdown to start the second half. Collin Fitts scored on a 35-yard pass play from Perrin. Gillis closed out the third-quarter scoring barrage on a 35-yard run aided by key blocks from linemen Owen Apice and Cody Hartman.
Perrin scored the final touchdown on a 42-yard run on a timely block by Grayson Snyder.
Winthrop was a defensive standout. He led the Cowboys with eight tackles (four for losses).
The Juniors host the Burrillville Patriots on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
CHARLESTOWN — Chariho scored with 2 seconds remaining in the first half and took control in the second half to open the season with a victory Sunday.
Kamrin Perreauet caught a 10-yard pass from Rogan Wotherspoon with 2 seconds left in the first half. After the conversion run failed the Cowboys trailed 8-6.
Chariho scored on its first possession of the second half on an 18-yard run by Rotherspoon to make it 12-8.
Chris Bliven scored the final TD from 3 yards out in the fourth quarter to make it 18-8.
All three scores were helped by blocking from fullback Jason Hammond.
Middle linebacker Mason Paine finished with 13 tackles. Defensive tackles Steven Choiniere and Jonathan Lafrague combined for nine tackles for a loss.
Chariho hosts Burrillville on Sunday at 3:30 p.m.