By ERIC RUEB
CRANSTON â€“ All the West Warwick football team needed Friday night was four good quarters; the result on the scoreboard meant less than how the team played in their season-opening, non-league game against Division Iâ€™s Cranston East.
The Wizards got both.
After going 3-7 last season, West Warwick was out to prove it is a much improved team; Friday against Cranston East, the Wizards were clearly the better team as their defense took the Thunderboltsâ€™ running game completely out of the books and the offense played smart football in a 33-14 win.
By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ Mike Pignataro, a Vietnam vet, thought his war efforts were over until Sept. 11, 2001, when he was thrust onto the front lines of what is now called the War on Terror.
The Purple Heart recipient, who lost part of his left leg flying in combat, recalls the shocking events with the introspection of someone who had already experienced hell only to face the same sort of devastation decades later.
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WOOD RIVER JUNCTION â€” The Chariho football team got off to a strong start to the season by earning a 37-21 win over Narragansett in a non-league contest under the lights at Chariho High School on Friday night.
Colton Place led the offensive attack for the Chargers in scoring two touchdowns and rushed for 56 yards on eight carries in the first half. Jordan Cassidy added in 51 yards on the ground of his own and also found pay dirt twice. Jansen Williamson had the biggest rush of the game, scampering 65 yards on the first play in the third quarter for a touchdown.