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Bengals, Steelers fall at home

The Prescott Cougars scored on two big plays in the second half to pull away from the Williams Bengals 18-6 in youth football action Saturday.

The game had been tied, 6-6, at halftime but Prescott began to control the ball on offense in the third quarter to take a 12-6 lead. The Cougars added another TD in the fourth.

“It was a defensive battle,” Bengals coach Todd Parenteau said. “All the kids played very well. It was real good, hard playing by everybody.”

The Cougars took a 6-0 lead in the first half but the Bengals stopped the conversion attempt. Williams came back to tie the game on a touchdown run by Robert Aleshire, who went off tackle to the right.

“It was real good blocking on that particular run,” Parenteau said.

Williams held on all three point-after touchdown conversion attempts in the game.

The Bengals (0-2) will play at Prescott against the Badgers Saturday at 2 p.m.

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win vs. Steelers

The Williams Steelers ran into a tough defense Saturday at Viking Stadium when the Prescott Jaguars came to town. The Jaguars came up with a few big pass plays and took a 24-0 win.

“We moved the ball well but we didn’t accomplish what we set out to do,” Steelers coach Travis Grantham said. “We couldn’t get through our holes fast enough. The Jaguars were a really good team.”

The Prescott club, with 12 returning players from a year ago, scored all of its touchdowns through the air. Williams was doing well with its rush defense.

“The kids played hard and tough,” Grantham said. “It’s a long season. We’ll come back and do well.”

Williams had a couple of scoring opportunities, getting inside the 20 on two occasions. But the Jaguars were able to hold.

The coach said Jonah Kurtz (defensive end), Michael Murphy (defensive tackle) and Ethan Durnez (nose guard) were defensive standouts along with that unit’s anchor, middle linebacker Derek Gauna.

The Steelers (0-1-1) will play at Pioneer Park in Prescott Saturday at noon against the Grizzlies.

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