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Washington routs Cougars

| Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003

WASHINGTON -- You could tell how things would go for Charleroi about three minutes into its game against Washington Friday night.

The Little Prexies (3-3, 3-1) scored the first two times they touched the ball, both off Charleroi turnovers, and Washington ran over the Cougars, 50-12, in a Class AA Interstate Conference game at Washington High Stadium.

Charleroi, which has been maligned with severe injuries, fell to 0-4 in the conference and 1-6 overall.

Washington quarterback Zach Zebrasky tossed three touchdown passes and four other Prexies scored on touchdown runs as the hosts took advantage of five Cougar turnovers.

Washington took a 16-0, first-half lead as Charleroi quarterback Keith Carson's pass was intercepted on the fifth play of the game. Zebrasky then hit Ken Evans from 36 yards out.

Charleroi's Chris Price fumbled the ensuing kickoff at the 8-yard line, Washington recovered and Rich Barnes took a handoff in to put the Prexies up, 14-0. The Cougars fumbled seven times and lost four of them.

After the teams exchanged possessions, Carson was tackled in the end zone for a safety.

Trailing 23-0, Charleroi recovered a Washington fumble and capped an eight-play, 60-yard scoring drive with a touchdown pass from Carson to senior Jesse Chips.

Washington ran off three more scores before the Cougars scored for the last time on Collin Medved's 20-yard run. Medved led the Cougars with 131 yards on 21 carries.

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