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WOOD RIVER JCT.â€”Chariho football coach Mike Kelly is not the kind of guy who will brag about how good his team is, even if they are clearly one of the top contenders in Division II this year.
He prefers to let the Chargersâ€™ play on the field do that instead.
And, boy, did it ever Friday night against Warwick Vets.
In a span of 3:57 in the second quarter Friday night, Chariho junior Austin McQuaide busted a 57-yard touchdown run up the middle on a fourth-and-one draw play and senior Colton Place returned not one but two punts for touchdownsâ€”the first for 65 yards, the second 80 yardsâ€”as the Chargers improved to 4-1 on the season with a dominant and destructive 38-14 win over the hapless Hurricanes.
While the final score may not indicate a complete blowout, anyone watching Fridayâ€™s contest saw an exhibition of what happens when two teams whom are in the same division arenâ€™t in each otherâ€™s league.
The Chargers crushed the Hurricanes in every phase of the game, so much so that when Chariho senior Jordan Cassidy opened the third quarter with a 66-yard touchdown on the first play from scrimmage, giving the Chargers a 38-0 lead, Kelly could be seen visibly frustrated that his team couldnâ€™t stop scoring.
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