Charlestown’s Leslie sinks Westie with second-half TD runs

After trailing 6-0 at the half against West Roxbury, Charlestown running back Bobby Leslie scored two second-half TD runs to give the Townies the 15-6 win.

Charlestown (2-0) scored its first TD of the game in the third quarter on Leslie’s 21-yard run and Izer Barnes ran in the 2-point conversion to give the Townies the 8-6 lead. In the fourth quarter Leslie sealed the win on a 23-yard TD run before the 2-point conversion pass failed.

“On a good five or six occasions we had their back stopped deep in the backfield, several yards in the backfield,” West Roxbury coach Leo Sybertz said. “We didn’t wrap up well enough. He got some yards on broken plays. Broken plays are our nemesis. Right now we don’t tackle well in space.

“The team that beat us was ourselves more than Charlestown.”

A week after losing to Ashland, 21-14, in its first game of the season, the Raiders missed several opportunities to score in the second half against Charlestown.

“We were really disappointed pretty much in how we played,” Sybertz said. “We had the 6-0 lead after the first half and we had several opportunities to score. We just didn’t get it done. I thought we could have put the game away in the first half and we didn’t.

“We had a good three or four opportunities to score again and seemed to shoot ourselves in the foot.”

West Roxbury senior quarterback Muller Mirville scored on a 4-yard sneak play to take the early lead.

“He didn’t run the play that was sent in, he evidently saw an opening and took the quarterback sneak,” Sybertz said.

Westie will host Madison Park at 3:30 p.m. on Friday while Charlestown faces East Boston at 6 p.m.

“We gotta come to play, Charlestown is 2-0,” East Boston coach John Parziale said. “They got a couple good athletes and play good team defense. We gotta come to play.”


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