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Arlington wins 2006 junior football championship

The Arlington Jr. Blue Eagles 11-12-year-old football team celebrates with their championship trophy. -
The Arlington Jr. Blue Eagles 11-12-year-old football team celebrates with their championship trophy.
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The Arlington Jr. Blue Eagles 11-12 year-old football team defeated Mount Vernon 22-14 in overtime to win the North County youth football league championship.
The Eagles overcame a 14-0 first quarter deficit in windy and wet conditions en route to the championship, which concluded an undefeated season.
Both teams entered the game with identical 10-0 records.
Arlingtons rally began with an Adam Roehl touchdown from the right side.
Colton Hordyk kicked the extra point to make it a 14-8 ballgame.
After a long pass from Conner Kruse to Max Bryson, Blake McPherson ran a bootleg for 20 yards to tie the game at 14-all at halftime.
The second half was a defensive battle with no scoring.
In overtime, Roehl ran an end sweep for the go-ahead score and Hordyk kicked the extra point for a 22-14 advantage.
The Blue Eagles defense held on and on a Mt. Vernon fourth and one AJ Passalacqua jarred the ball loose to end the game.

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