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Busy weekend in local H.S. football action

After being stopped inside the Slaters five yard line in the third quarter the Yellow Jackets finally managed to put together a scoring drive in the fourth, but it was to little, to late. They went seventy-nine yards in a dozen plays, with running back Patrick Grenier capping it off with a three-yard run. Grenier, who didnt touch the ball in the first half, finished with 127 yards on just 13 carries, including runs of 26 and 25 yards on Miltons lone scoring drive.

Milton fell to 2-4 (1-4 league) with the loss, while the Slaters improved to 2-4 (1-4 league) with the win. The Slaters will be looking for their third win of the year this Saturday in Woodstock.

In Winooski halfback Ricky Ross ran for 166 yards and two touchdowns Friday night to lead his Poultney Blue Devils to a huge 32 - 7 road win over the Winooski Spartans. Running backs David Lewis and Peter Jones combined to rush for an additional 145 yards and added a touchdown each to the rout. Blue Devil quarterback, led an offense that racked up 334 yards. Hewes did his share too, contributing 67 passing yards, and he rushed for another 63 yards, including a 24- yard touchdown run. The win elevates Poultney to 3 - 2 within league play and 4 - 2 overall. The Spartans drop to 2 - 3.

The Rutland Raiders were in action last Friday too but not with the results they had hoped for. After battling the Hartford Hurricanes to a 25 - 25 tie through regulation it looked like they had pulled out the overtime win in their first overtime possession when quarterback Rob Dorion, who led Rutlands rushing attack with 103 yards and a touchdown, ran it in from six yards out. But the play was called back due to an illegal block and Dorion, who also does the kicking for Rutland, missed at field goal attempt. After each team had bungled two attempts to score from their opponents 10-yard line Hartford finally ended the game on their third OT possession when quarterback Eric Newton plunged in from one-yard out.

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