Martin Luther King scored more points in the first quarter of its football game with Edison yesterday than it had all season and eased to its first win of the season at Benjamin L. Johnston Memorial Stadium.
Joseph Montouth bolted 2 yards for a touchdown and Mike Wilson added a 35-yard scoring scamper in the opening quarter to spark the Golden Cougars to a 35-12 victory in a Public League Class AAAA Blue Division opener for both teams.
Those touchdowns along with an extra point kick by Darrell Archer and a two-point conversion run by Frank Wilson gave King (1-3, 1-0) a 15-0 lead. The Golden Cougars managed to score 14 points total in their first three games.
Montouth, who rushed for 130 yards on 15 carries, added a 5-yard scoring run in the third quarter and Frank Wilson contributed a 20-yard touchdown run in the second quarter when King took a 29-6 lead against the Owls (0-4, 0-1).
Southern 28, West Philadelphia 26
Donovan Wilson tackled Robrert Andrews on an attempt for a two-point conversion to preserve the win for the Rams (2-3, 2-0) over the Speedboys (2-2, 0-2) at 11th & Bigler.
Shaquille Gaskins sent the game into overtime after returning a kickoff 81 yards for a touchdown, then scoring on a 2-yard blast in the extra session.
Furness 46, Esperanza 0
Sharif Smith scored on runs of 8, 74, 17 and 79 yards to lead the Falcons (3-1, 2-0) past the Toros (0-2) at 11th & Bigler.
Smith rushed for 233 yards on 11 carries.
Olney 8, University City 0
Eric Barrow took a pitch out to the right five yards into the end zone to give the Trojans (3-0, 1-0) the victory over the visiting Jaguars (0-3, 0-1).
Jaron Turner started the play and also hit Julius Broughton with a two-point conversion pass to cap the 65-yard scoring drive in the second quarter.
Turner also picked off a pass on defense.
Ben Franklin 44, FitzSimons 6
Marquis White scored twice in the first quarter to get the Electrons (2-2, 1-1) off to a fast start against the Rams (0-3, 0-2) at 29th Street Stadium.
White scored on runs of 26 and 47 yards to give Ben Franklin a 14-0 lead.
On defense, Damon Hudgins picked off a pass and raced 60 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter and Ronique Felton collected a pair of sacks for the Electrons.