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Chariho suffers close defeat


CHARLESTOWN — The Chariho Junior Pee Wees had what would have been the tying touchdown called back on a holding penalty late in the fourth quarter and ran out of downs and time in a hard-fought 12-6 loss to North Providence in a Rhode Island Pre-Teen Youth Football Conference game on Sunday.

Trailing by six, the Cowboys mounted a fourth-quarter drive to the Jets’ 5-yard line with three minutes to play, led by long passes from quarterback Konnor Perrin to Collin Fitts and Corbin Brown.

Perrin then ran on a 3rd-and-5 sweep across the goal line for an apparent tie, but the scoring play was called back to the 15 for holding.

The Cowboys were unable to score on two tries. The Jets took over on downs and ran out the clock.

North Providence dominated the first half. The Jets scored on a 20-yard run in the first quarter and on a 58-yard pass play in the second for a 12-0 halftime lead.

Chariho (3-3) owned the second half. Zaiden Potter returned the opening kickoff 45 yards to the Jet 15-yard line. The Cowboy defense stiffened to shut out the Jets for the rest of the game.

Potter led Chariho with 11 tackles from his safety position, four for losses. Middle linebacker Nathan Winthrop forced and recovered a fumble in the first half.

The Junior Pee Wees travel to Providence to play the North End 49ers on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. They lost 21-8 in a non-league game to the 49ers on Oct. 6.

PEE WEES

North Providence..........28

Chariho.......................... 14

CHARLESTOWN — Each team scored with less than a minute to play, but the Jets had a 20-8 halftime advantage and prevailed.

North Providence scored on a fourth-and-three run with seconds left. Following the kickoff and with a downfield block by Chris Bliven, Chariho’s Rogan Wotherspoon scored on a 38-yard run as time ran out.

Bliven had scored Chariho’s first touchdown in the first quarter on a 46-yard run. Wotherspoon succeeded on a conversion run to tie the game at eight. The Jets broke open the game by scoring two unanswered touchdowns in the second quarter.

Kameron Perrault had three catches for 35 yards for the Cowboys. Linebackers Mason Paine and Jason Hammond made seven and six tackles, respectively.

The Pee Wees play the North End 49ers at 3 p.m. Sunday in Providence. The 49ers beat the Cowboys 16-0 on Oct. 6 in a non-league game.

JUNIOR VARSITY

North Providence......... 46

Chariho.......................... 12

CHARLESTOWN — The Cowboys scored first and last but the the Jets romped in between in Chariho’s first league loss of the season on Sunday.

Damon Byrnes-Mitchell took the opening kickoff and scampered 65 yards to paydirt for the only lead of the day for Chariho (2-3-1). The Jets tied the score at six in the quarter and then blasted off with 20 points in the second to grab an insurmountable 26-6 halftime lead.

After North Providence scored 20 more points in the second half, Chariho concluded the scoring on a 1-yard touchdown run by Ryane Hart.

The Cowboys’ Levi King intercepted a pass in the first quarter.

The Junior Varsity plays the North End 49ers next in Providence at noon on Sunday. The Cowboys lost 46-12 to the 49ers in a non-league game on Oct. 6.



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