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Jeannette 'Hawks win opening game at youth regional tournament

Paul Schofield
| Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, 7:03 p.m.

Noah Sanders scored on Jeannette's first offensive play of the game, a 35-yard run, and the Hawks rolled to a 34-6 victory against the Detroit Mounties on Friday in the National Youth Championship North Central Region in Canton, Ohio at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Sanders and Jaydin Canady each scored two touchdowns for the Hawks (11-0). Tyler Horn scored the fifth touchdown, catching a 45-yard pass from Brad Birch.

“I was surprised we played so well,” Hawks coach Joe Cononico said. “We didn't know what to expect, but when we scored on our first play, we stunned them.

“We took control of the game. Everyone played well.”

Jeannette's Taishaun “T.J.” Jamison also blocked a punt that Ryan Kimmel recovered.

Jeannette will play at noon Sunday against a team from Canton.

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