The Essex Chargers youth football team defeated the Colchester Catamounts in a tight 14-6 contest on Saturday.
Colchester kicked off the scoring on a Brody Stannard receiving touchdown to take a 6-0 lead.
Essex then recovered a fumble which led to a 40-yard touchdown pass from C.J. Lutijens to Luke Meunier. The connection added a two-point conversion as well, bringing the score to 8-6. Meunier would add another touchdown in the fourth quarter to seal the deal for the Chargers.
Chris Davis paced the Chargers on defense — snagging two interceptions — while Seth Carney and Meunier had one apiece.
The Chargers now face Chittenden South in Hinesburg on Saturday at 9:30 a.m.