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Chariho holds off Raiders


NARRAGANSETT — Chariho’s Peewees made two big defensive plays in the final 40 seconds to preserve a 6-2 victory against the Washington County Raiders in the Rhode Island PreTeen Youth Football League Sunday.

Washington County had the ball with 40 seconds left inside Chariho’s 25-yard line. Jonathon Lafrague made a diving tackle on a Washington County runner on a sweep play inside the 1-yard line.

With time running out, the Raiders attempted a run up the middle. But middle linebacker Nathan Paine and nose guard Steven Choiniere stuffed the run on the game’s final play.

Rogan Wotherspoon scored Chariho’s only TD late in the first quarter on a 60-yard run. Washington County scored when Rotherspoon took a safety in the fourth quarter. Chariho is 2-2, 2-1 in the league.

VARSITY

Washington County....... 19

Chariho............................ 6

NARRAGANSETT — The Washington County Raiders broke open a 6-6 third-quarter tie with two late touchdowns to post a 1victory over the Chariho Varsity in the Rhode Island PreTeen Youth Football League Sunday.

Chariho (0-3) tied the score at 6-6 early in the third quarter on Brian Wotherspoon’s 1-yard TD run. The score was set up when Will Foley blocked a Raider punt at the 30-yard line.

The Chargers could not get much going offensively, but linebackers Jason Connell and Eddie Fernandez, and defensive linemen Foley and Ryan Pater were standouts defensively. Tom Longolucco also recovered a fumble.

Nick Graichen punted the ball well for Chariho, which plays the Northend 49ers at Smithfield 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

JUNIOR VARSITY

Chariho......................... 24

Washington County........ 8

NARRAGANSETT — Chariho scored once in the second quarter and again in the third to pull away for the win Sunday at Narragansett High.

Levi King broke an 8-8 tie with a 1-yard TD run in the second quarter. Joe Stanfield’s conversion run make it 16-8.

Zach Miller scored from 12 yards out in the third quarter and King passed to Stanfield for the conversion and a 24-8 Chariho lead.

Josh Smithey’s 52-yard TD run on the first play from scrimmage and a Stanfield conversion run gave Chariho an 8-0 lead.

Damon Byrnes-Mitchell finished with six tackles,one for a loss from his safety position. Defensive end Joe Heath made five tackles, including one for a loss. Lawson Laurent had a sack.

Chariho is 2-1-1 and plays the Northend 49ers at Smithfield on Sunday.

JUNIOR PEEWEE

Washington County.... 35

Chariho........................ 0

NARRAGANSETT — Chariho saw its undefeated season come to a close Sunday against Washington County.

Chariho (3-1) plays the Northend 49ers at Smithfield 10:30 a.m. Sunday.



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