PROVIDENCE — Chariho’s Junior Pee Wees scored first, but the North End 49ers came back to win 18-6 on Sunday in a Rhode Island Pre-Teen Youth Football Conference game.
Chariho (3-3) scored on its opening drive that consumed most of the first quarter. Konnor Perrin swept 45 yards to the North End 3-yard line and then scored on a quarterback sneak.
The 49ers returned the ensuing kickoff 75 yards to tie the score and then had a scoring interception return for a 12-6 lead.
Chariho’s Collin Fitts gained 40 yards on a reverse to the 49er 6-yard line, but the Cowboys ran out of time in the half.
Nathan Winthrop and Corbin Brown each had two quarterback sacks. Jacob Smith made eight tackles, with three for losses.
The Junior Pee Wees host North Providence in a non-league game on Sunday. .
North End...................... 18
PROVIDENCE — Chariho scored its only touchdown in the second quarter on a 5-yard run by Brine Wotherspoon.
The score was set up by a 50-yard fumble return by Hunter LaBoeuf, who had stripped the ball from a 49ers’ runner. Chariho trailed 12-6 at the half.
Wotherspoon had a sack and Bryan Apice also recovered a fumble for Chariho (0-6).
Aaron Bliven (defensive end), Wyatt Jeffries (defensive tackle), Kyle Johnson (defensive tackle),Tommy Wrzesien (linebacker) and Michael Pelletier (center, fullback) played well.
North End...................... 38
PROVIDENCE —The Cowboys scored the first 14 points of Sunday’s game. But the 49ers scored 22 in the second quarter on their way to the win.
Levi King scored in the first quarter for Chariho (4-2-1) on a 85-yard pass play from Joe Stanfield. Stanfield scored later in the period on a 2-yard run and King threw a conversion pass to Joe Heath to give the Cowboys their short-lived 14-point lead.
North End (6-1) then got into high gear, scoring three touchdowns on long runs and two on long passes.
Stanfield recovered a fumble for the Cowboys. Damon Byrnes-Mitchell sacked the 49er quarterback.
North End...................... 26
Chariho Pee Wees............ 0
PROVIDENCE — The 49ers (7-1) ran back the opening kickoff 55 yards and never looked back in Sunday’s game. They led 20-0 at halftime.
Syler Conklin forced and recovered a fumble and made six tackles for losses for the Cowboys (4-3). Steven Shoiniere also had six tackles.
The Pee Wees are at home against North Providence on Sunday at 3 p.m.