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Week #6 2010

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Week 6

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Game #1

Southern MD 44, Prince George's County 6

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It was a brutal day for the PG All Stars and a coming out party for Southern Maryland.  Some people had the perception that Southern Maryland had an entirely different team than before and that is untrue.  Southern Maryland had most of those kids on the roster, but for whatever reason, they hadn't been coming to the games.  In addition, this is a regional All Star league and I told every region that there would be no locking of rosters until the Championship Game.  Every region had the option to add players from their regions if they met the age requirements and got a full week of practice in.

Southern Maryland may have looked like an entirely different team because of the way that they played, but you compared the inspiration that they had, with the fact that a number of Prince George's County All Stars were not present because of the 4th of July, and the stage was set for a blowout.  But, I don't want to make it sound like there were any excuses for PG and take anything away from Southern Maryland because they got it done!  They played lights out against Loudoun County last week, who is 3 - 2 and beat Baltimore and a Montgomery County team loaded with talented Good Counsel prospects.  Southern Maryland was already coming into their own, they had a full array of troops and they were ready to explode.

They marched down the field on the opening possession behind the running of bruising running back Rafiq Douglas who wowed us all at the combine with his 5'11", 203 pound chiseled frame.  He had only played in 1 game this season and I actually pulled him up before the game and told him that people were expecting big things from him and it was time for him to prove that he was the real deal.  I told him if he wanted me to write about him in the update, than he needed to show me something.  Boy did he ever show something.  He had runs of 8 yards, 13 yards, and another 8 yard run on the first drive where he shook, spun, and looked like a halfback instead of a full back.  Tahir Tyler broke off a tough 9 yard run to put the Southern Maryland All Stars in scoring position.  Douglas and Tyler, who is without a doubt one of the best running backs in the league, will both attend Patuxent HS in the fall and they will be exciting for years to come.  The head coach of Patuxent Steve Croun, who has been a true GYFL supporter and warrior, should look forward to some successful seasons if they can put some blocking in front of those kids. 

Dequan Chappelle had the best passing game of this season and capped off the drive with a 4 yard pass to Daniel Caputo.  After an extra point pass to Douglas, Southern Maryland led 8 - 0.  It was their first points of the season and they went nuts with excitement.

On PG's first possession, it looked like they had a spark.  Ronald Bell took the first handoff and rushed 18 yards right up the middle, but after that, Southern Maryland shut down the running game.  Nathaniel Taylor came out on fire making tackles on the first drive forcing PG to punt.  The punt was short and put Southern Maryland in great field position.  Two plays later, Chappelle (Patuxent HS) found Collin Gant on a beautiful 38 yard touchdown score to make the score 16 - 0 after a successful conversion.  That Patuxent squad may be dangerous through the air as well because Grant will be attending, along with Chappelle.

PG's next possession ended in disaster when they couldn't move the ball and elected to punt.  The snap was poor and the punt attempt was not possible to get off.  Nathaniel Taylor made another big play by tackling the punter deep in PG territory.   A 7 yard run by Tyler took the ball down to the 1, when James Hall (Patuxent) took it in from the 1 yard line to make it 24 - 0 after the conversion.  PG failed to move the ball again on the next possesion as Gant, Michael Trybus (Patuxent), and Douglas made defensive stops.  Chappelle had Southern Maryland on the move again and on 3rd down, he threw another perfect spiral to Gant for a 19 yard touchdown and the rout was on before halftime.  The score was 30 - 0.

The PG All Stars got a first down on their first possession after the half but eventually turned it over on downs as a result of incomplete passes.  It was Tyler's turn to take over the game on Southern Maryland's next possession.  On the second down, he sprinted around the left on a sweep, turned on the jets, got around the corner, cut back to the middle, and sprinted 49 yards for a touchdown.  PG fumbled a snap on the next possession that was recovered by Austin Long (Calvert HS), who is having a great season.  Southern Maryland looked like they were about to shut PG at 36 - 0, until Elijah Kee (DeMatha) made a huge play for the PG All Stars. 

In week 4, Kee picked off a Deandre Parker pass and ran it back 60 yards for a touchdown.  This time, he stripped James Hall of the ball while making a tackle, took off and sprinted to the end zone for the score.  As compelling as the play was for Kee, the most unbelievable part of the play for me, was watching Robert Smith from Southern Maryland chase after Kee all the way to the end zone.  I told all of the kids before week 5 games that they always needed to remember that the "eye in the sky" is always watching.  Smith must have heard that speech because even with the score 36 - 0 and virtually no chance to catch Kee, he sprinted as hard as he possibly could to try to catch Kee and I want him to know that the effort did not go unnoticed.

On Southern Maryland's next possession, they went to the ground game to run out the clock.  Hall got the majority of the carries and moved the chains.  Tyler finished off the drive with a 20 yard sprint up the middle for his 2nd touchdown of the day.  There was no more scoring on the day and after a couple of possessions, the game was over.

Nathaniel Taylor and Collin Gant both led Southern Maryland with 4 tackles each.  Gant also forced a fumble.  Zuri Page and Eric Harvel led PG with 6 tackles a piece.  Elijah Kee had 5, a forced fumble and a touchdown. 

The final score was Southern Maryland 44, Prince George's County 6


Game Stats
:

Southern Maryland All Stars

Offense

 

Passing                        Comp   Att       Yards   TD        Int        Sacks   Fum

-Dequan Chappelle       8         10          76       3          0            0           0

Total Passing:             8         10          76       3          0            0           0

 

Rushing                        Att       Yards   Avg.     TD        Fum

-Tahir Tyler                   14         114      8.1       2           0

-Rafiq Douglas               8            45      5.6       0           0

-James Hall                    4            16      4.0       1           0

-Dequan Chappelle       1              4      4.0       0           0

-Andrew Bott                  1             -1     -1.0       0           0

Total Rushing:           28         178       6.4       3           0

 

Receiving                    Rec      Yards     Avg.     TD          Fum

-Collin Gant                   2           57       28.5        2              0

-Rafiq Douglas             3           11         3.6        0              0

-Daniel Caputo              2             6         3.0        1              0

-Andrew Bott                 1             2         2.0        0              0

Total Receiving:         8           76         9.5         3             0

 Offense                       Yards

-Total Rushing             178

-Total Receiving            76

Total Offense:            254

 

Southern Maryland All Stars

Defense

 

Name                           Tackles     Sacks           Int      F Fum   R Fum

-Nathaniel Taylor               4             0                0           0          0

-Collin Gant                       4              0                0          1          0

-Wesley Reed                  1              0                0           0          0

-Dakota Edward                1              0                0           0          0

-Michael Trybus                1              0                0           0          0

-Rafiq Douglas                  1              0                0           0          0

-Vaughn Gray                    1              0                0           0          0

-Michael Harley                 1              0                 0           0          0

-James Hall                       1              0                 0           0          0

-Austin Long                      0              0                 0           0          1

Totals:                             15             0                  0           1         1     

 

Southern Maryland All Stars

Special Teams

 

Punt Returns                      Ret        Yards        Avg.     TD        Fum

-Collin Gant                          1             10          10.0        0           0

Total Punt Returns:          1             10          10.0        0           0

 

KO Returns                  Ret       Yards    Avg.    TD        Fum

-                                        0           0         0.0        0           0

Total KO Returns:        0           0         0.0        0           0

  

Prince George's CountyAll Stars

Offense

 

Passing                        Comp   Att       Yards      TD       Int      Sacks   Fum

-Ernest Edwards            3           8          18          0          0           0         0

-Alvin Brown                   0           5            0          0          0           1         0

Total Passing:             3         13          18          0          0           1         0

 

Rushing                       Att       Yards     Avg.    TD      Fum

-Ronald Bell                  6           34        5.6       0          0

-Ernest Edwards          2             3        1.5       0           0

-Alvin Brown                 1            -3       -3.0       0           0

Total Rushing:           9           34        3.7       0           0

 

Receiving                    Rec      Yards    Avg.      TD      Fum

-Elijah Kee                     1              8        8.0        0           0

-Deandre Kelly               1             5        5.0        0           0

-Booker Napoleon         1             5        5.0         0           0

Total Receiving:          3            18       6.0         0           0

 

Offense                       Yards

-Total Rushing                34

-Total Receiving             18

Total Offense:               52

 

Prince George's CountyAll Stars

Defense

 

Name                           Tackles    Sacks        Int        F Fum   R Fum 

-Zuri Page                       6              0              0            0             0          

-Eric Harvell                    6              0              0            0             0               

-Elijah Kee                      5              0              0            1              1(65TD)                 

-Joshua Burke                2              0               0            0             0                

-Ryan Rowe                    2              0               0            0             0

-Kyle Jackson                 3              0               0            0             0 

-Isiah Jackson                 1              0               0            0             0

-Sherrif Hassan               1              0               0            0             0

-Vance Adams                1              0               0            0             0         

-Isiah Butler                    1              0               0            0             0           

Totals:                         28              0               0            1             1             

 

Prince George's CountyAll Stars

Special Teams

 Punt Returns                Ret       Yards    Avg.     TD        Fum

-                                       0             0        0.0         0           0

Total Punt Returns:     0             0        0.0         0           0

 

KO Returns                  Ret       Yards     Avg.     TD        Fum

-Sherrif Hassan              2           25       12.5       0           0

-Ronald Bell                   1            10       10.0       0           0

-Steven Rivers               1             5       11.0        0           0

Total KO Returns:       4           40       10.0       0           0

 

Game #2

Baltimore Metro 32, FairfaxCounty 8

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It is uncanny how the scheduling all fell into place in year #1.  When I put the schedule together I had no idea which teams would be the stronger ones and which would be the weaker ones.  There was no way to determine the best matchups at the beginning.  In the last two weeks, the games have been so tremendously important.  Last week, we had DC taking on Baltimore Metro in the last game of the day.  DC was undefeated and the only chance Baltimore had to stay in the hunt was if they could knock off the undefeated DC All Stars, which they did in a thrilling 14 – 6 game that came down to the final drive.  Their defense was able to shut down the GYFL’s leading passer in Deandre Parker (Friendship Collegiate).  Parker was averaging over 185 yards passing per game and almost 3 touchdowns.  They held him to 29 yards on 5 completions and 3 INT’s in the victory.

Baltimore knew that in order to continue to stay in the hunt, they would have to knock off another undefeated Fairfax County All Star squad led by the Sensational Ish Seisay (DeMatha).  Was it possible that they could do it 2 weeks in a row?  Anything is possible, but it was certainly not probable.  With Seisay coming off of a week’s rest and Eric Henderson calling the plays, I wouldn’t have bet my mortgage against them. 

We all wanted to compare the 3 teams to come up with a theory.  In last week’s game, Baltimore’s size advantage up front eventually overpowered the smaller DC All Star lineman.  Parker is a classic drop pack passer who, when given time, can pick apart any defense to shreds.  He is not an elusive runner and does not look to get out of the pocket.  Baltimore collapsed the pocket on him and he was unable to perform his throwing magic.  In this classic matchup, it appeared on paper as though Fairfax would have an advantage because Seisay has the running skills of a top notch halfback to match his considerable passing skills.  Therefore, it was not expected that the Baltimore pass rush would be able to get close to him like they did Parker, and if they did, he we expected him to be able to make them pay with his feet.  His scrambling was expected to create openings down the field for Sam Gallahan, his favorite target, and Joshua Perez.

Once again, the Baltimore All Stars shocked the prognosticators of the GYFL.  They held Ish in check for most of the day and by the time he did get hot, the game was too far out of reach.  The Baltimore kids want to get to that Champion ship game so bad they can taste it and they have played like it the last 2 weeks.  Since moving Quante Cornish (CharmCity) to a full time quarterback position they have looked almost unbeatable.  Fairfax would have to play without 2 of their best players on this day with the absence of Alex Shultz (DeMatha) and the dynamic Demornay Pierson (West Potomac).  Fairfax has very good talent and expert coaching.  They have a few dynamic players, but they can’t afford to not be at full strength and make many mistakes if they expect to win.  They made far too many mistakes today to be able to win without Pierson, who is a major weapon that Seisay depends on to stretch defenses and keep people honest.

Baltimore started out on the offensive.  On the second play from scrimmage after a great kickoff return of 31 yards by Liberty’s Dalontae “Da Da” Jennings (who is in the running for Player of the Year), the GYFL’s leading rusher Maurice (Gold Shoes) Williams III (Liberty) took a hand-off and dipped inside to freeze 2 defenders.  He made an unbelievable horizontal cut to bounce back to the outside, and was off to the races for a 35 yard touchdown.  This kid cuts on a dime and his spectacular balance.  He is small in stature, but he will literally embarrass you if you don’t break down before trying to tackle him. 

The one thing I love about the Baltimore All Stars is their unselfishness and willingness to block for one another.  They absolutely love contact.  What I don’t like is their decision making at times regarding when to block and where to block.  If you can see the jersey number on the back of a defender, you CAN NOT Block him!  There were a number of clips that were called on Baltimore, as well as a couple that should have been called that weren’t.  The bad part is that most of them were unnecessary because the play was already past the blocker.  This remarkable run was called back because of a clip by Wilber Young that had no bearing on the run whatsoever.

Instead of the score being 6 – 0, Baltimore was forced to try to strike again from FairfaxCounty territory.  Williams broke off another 21 yard run to get inside the 10, but a poor handoff between Justin Hawkins (Overlea) and Quante Cornish (CharmCity) resulted in a fumble that was recovered by FairfaxCounty.  Seisay was ready for action.  Phillip Tyler (West Potomac) had a nice 5 yard run, which was followed by a 2 yard run by Ish.  On third down, Seisay took off for a first down but was hit hard by Marquis Williams (CharmCity) and fumbled the ball, which was recovered by Baltimore’s Michael Pickett (Liberty).

On Baltimore’s possession, George Williams IV broke through and caught Williams in the backfield for a 9 yard loss.  Baltimore was unable to take advantage of the great field position and turned it over on downs.  Fairfax took over and Seisay went 20 yards on a keeper that he almost broke had it not been for a saving tackle by Keonta Gaines of Baltimore.  After a couple of plays were shut down by the penetration and disruption of Raymond Jackson (Hamilton), Ish decided to go for it all down the left sideline to Gallahan (undecided), but Eddie Nelson Jr. (Charm City) had great coverage on the play, timed his jump perfectly, caught the ball at his highest point and fought Gallahan for the interception.  It was Seisay’s first interception of the season, but it would not be his last of the day.

Jake Pinkston (Robinson), the GYFL’s sack leader, looked like he was ready to take over the game on the next possession, with 2 back to back tackles for losses in the backfield.  On third down, Cornish unleashed a bomb down the sideline to Nelson Jr., who made a spectacular catch of Xavier Wicker (West Potomac) from Fairfax.  Wicker has been covering guys like blankets all season long, but Nelson got the best of him on this play.  Nelson has been playing lights out for Baltimore the last few games and has been a crucial component to the turnaround.   Baltimore went to the ground to move the chains.  On a short run by “Gold Shoes”, there was a perfect example of how much the Baltimore kids love to block.  Tamal Campbell (Charm City), the shut down corner for Baltimore who doubles as a wide out, peeled back on Tre’Juan Wesley (7th grader) for Fairfax and absolutely “lit him up” with a bone crushing block to create some running room for his teammate.  The drive stalled after 2 incompletions and some great coverage by Wicker.

Neither team was able to take advantage of great field position and errors from the other team on the next 2 possessions, so the score was 0 – 0 late in the 2nd quarter.  Cornish did go deep on two consecutive passes on their drive and just barely missed.  He threw a perfect 32 yard spiral to the left corner of the end zone, where Eddie Nelson Jr. was one on one with Karee Boyens.  Nelson made a great catch as he was falling out of bounds at the goal line and the ref ruled him out of bounds. The films showed that he tapped the pylon with his right foot a split second before his left foot came down out of bounds.  It wouldn’t have been an easy call for an NFL replay official so nobody gave the on field ref a hard time.  But, it was such a great pitch and catch, that it deserved to make it into the write up.  Wilbur Young got his hands on the second consecutive bomb thrown by Cornish.  This time it was toward the right side of the end zone.  Wicker had great coverage on the play, but replays showed that Young got his fingertips on the ball and had a chance to make a circus catch.  The ball dropped to the ground and Baltimore turned over on downs.  Cornish’s passing stats could have been phenomenal had either one of those passes been complete.

The next time Seisay got the ball, he looked determined to make something happen.  He hit Perez (7th grader) on a beautiful 15 yard post pattern in the middle of the zone to get the ball to the 46.  On the next play Aubrey Moffet (Liberty), who along with Quay Marshall (Northwest Bulldogs) have been applying relentless pressure on quarterbacks the last few weeks, got into the face of Seisay.   The linebacker DeAngelo Wright (Liberty) appeared to be blitzing as well.  Seisay looked for his safety valve out of the backfield and flicked a ball over to his running back Tyler.  Only Wright did not actually continue with the blitz.  He peeled off to cover Tyler and when he looked up, the ball was right in his face.  He picked it off and took off for the end zone.  46 yards later, the score was 6 – 0.  Whether that was a part of the game plan found through film study, or just a great instinctive play from Wright, we will never know.  But, the play gave all the momentum to Baltimore with a few minutes left in the half and had Seisay reeling for the first time this season.

On Fairfax’s next possession, Wilbur Young had a chip on his shoulder and came out with back to back tackles on Fairfax ball carriers.  On 4th down with less than 2 minutes in the half, instead of Fairfax sitting on it and going into halftime down 6 – 0, Coach Henderson put the ball in the hands of Seisay to make something happen, as he has done all season.

A very strange play occurred next.  Seisay rarely makes bad reads, and almost never makes horrendous reads, so it is hard for me to believe that there wasn’t some type of mix-up in the play, or on the pattern because he appeared to just throw the ball into the flat with no receiver there.  Perez was in the slot, with Gallahan on the outside.  Gallahan ran a skinny post and Perez appeared to run a bubble pattern into the flat, but where Seisay threw the ball, there was no receiver to be found.  Tamal Campbell jumped the pass, picked it off and headed for the end zone.  I don’t want to make excuses for Seisay because it was certainly a bad and costly throw, I would just be curious to know what happened.  What I was disappointed with Seisay about was the fact that he did not chase down the defender.  As well as his defense was playing, there was certainly no guarantee that they would have gotten it in the end zone.

Phillip Tyler on the other hand did his very best to get back there and stop the touchdown and had it not been for that pure Baltimore All Star unselfishness, we may have had a different ballgame.  “Da Da” Jennings jumped out in front of Campbell to escort him to the end zone and dare anyone to try and stop him, including Tyler.  Jennings sprinted ahead of Campbell, who was patient in allowing him to lead, and threw a crushing block on Tyler that allowed Campbell to cut back and trot into the end zone.  I believe that if Seisay would have been in hot pursuit, he may have been able to stop Campbell on the cut back.  Let that be a lesson to all of you young football players.  The “eye in the sky” is always watching.  I am sure Seisay will learn from that and I don’t expect him t have just a good career at Dematha.  I expect him to be a great one in a long line of great ones to wear the red, white, and blue.  He has a skill set that I don’t believe many DeMatha quarterbacks have had and he has a chance to do some special things there, but he must always play to the whistle and I am certain he won’t let it happen again.

The Baltimore All Stars took a 12 – 0 lead into halftime, as Seisay had thrown his first 3 interceptions of the season and not had a chance to get his offense on track.  The defense was playing well for Fairfax, while the defense for Baltimore was stifling and scoring points.

The sensation Seisay does a little bit of everything for Fairfax, including running back kickoffs.  He almost broke the second half kickoff for a touchdown, had it not been for a saving, diving tackle by Wilbur Young of Baltimore.  The next series looked like the Wilbur Young highlight reel for a moment.  He made the first tackle of the series, then on 3rd down, as Seisay looked into the left flat and flicked a ball out to his running back, Young (who was blitzing on the play) dropped out of the blitz, leaped into the air and plucked the ball out of the sky.  He gathered himself and ran back 45 yards for an apparent touchdown taking the sails out of the Fairfax All Stars.  They got a break though on a penalty against Baltimore and were able to maintain possession and take the points off of the board.

Two plays later, Fairfax was attempting a screen pass to TylerBaltimore was sniffing out the screens and the flare passes all day long and this was no exception.  Aubrey Moffett was applying tremendous pressure on Seisay again as the OL let the rush come through to set up the screen.  It appeared to happen too quickly for Seisay and he lost sight of where Tyler was.  Just like in the last interception, it is hard to know whether Tyler was supposed to slide to the right, which is where Seisay threw the ball, or if Seisay was inaccurate with the pass.  Either way, the pass when to Tyler’s right and Justin Hawkins of the Baltimore All Stars stepped in front and picked it off.  He raced 57 yards untouched for the score and Baltimore was ahead 18 – 0 without scoring any offensive touchdowns.  We were all in shock and interested to see how Seisay would handle his first brush with adversity.  At this point, he had more interceptions than had had completed passes with 4.  In addition, 3 of them were for Baltimore touchdowns. 

It was early in the 3rd quarter and there was still time to come back if Coach Henderson, Seisay and the guys could gather their composure and start clicking on offense.  The defense was doing fine.  Seisay came out on the next drive and began to move the chains and get a few first downs.  On second and long he scrambled, created some chaos, which allowed Gallahan to break free and he launched the bomb.  It looked like Gallahan just misjudged the ball, or lost it in the sun because it appeared to be right on target for a potential touchdown, but the pass fell incomplete, causing Fairfax to have to punt.  The Dangerous “Da Da” Jennings dropped pack to catch the punt. 

Jennings can do just about anything on a football field.  He has great speed, he can play wide receiver or running back, he is devastating on defense, and has even returned a punt for a touchdown this season.  So, I don’t know if I would have wanted the ball in his hands if I were Fairfax.  Unfortunately for them, they choose to put it there.  Gallahan got off a great punt.  It was high and long.  “Da Da” collected it at his 19 yard line and came to the right sideline, where he saw 2 Fairfax defenders bearing down on him.  He decided to reverse his field, which he did. He got a couple of nice blocks, and 1 not so nice block.  There was another clip on this play that was actually behind Jennings and was not called, but should have been.  Once Jennings got to the left corner and turned up the sidelines, he found a convoy of Baltimore All Stars who were more than happy to block for him and escort him down the sideline.  He has great speed, put on the burners, and it was a wrap.  81 yards later, the score was 24 – 0.  Orlando “Little Zues” Brown (DeMatha) was so excited for his teammate that he took off from the Baltimore sideline and sprinted 60 yards to the end zone to celebrate with his teammate.  I have never seen 6’6 and 365lbs move that fast before!

By the time Seisay got hot on the next drive it was too little too late.  He completed a series of passes to Perez, Gallahan, and Wicker to get into scoring position.  He had a couple of key drops but kept on firing until he found James Harkless in the end zone for a 23 yard touchdown after one of his patented scrambles.   With the score 24 – 8, Fairfax tried an onside kick that was recovered by Justin Hawkins.  Baltimore went down the field behind “Gold Shoes” and finally got an offensive score.  The big play was a swing pass to Williams that where he was shaking and baking, breaking ankles and cutting back all the way across the field for a 37 yard run after the catch.  There was another questionable block on sidelines that was again, behind the play.  If Baltimore gets to play for the Championship, the refs are really going to be looking for that so they must clean it up.  Marquis Williams capped off the drive with a 2 yard run that ended the scoring.

The last drive by Seisay and the Fairfax All Stars resulted in a dropped touchdown pass by Perez as time ran out.

Although it was not a close game, it was very exciting and set the stage for the Fairfax vs. DC matchup on Saturday July 10th to determine who will play for the Championship.  Whoever wins is in.  The number 2 seed will be determined by a tiebreaking calculation that we will reveal after the game.  As it stands, there is a good chance that we will have 3 teams with 4 – 2 records who will be vying for that #2 seed.  Baltimore is 4 -2 with a bullet.  The loser of the Fairfax vs.  Baltimore game will have 2 losses and a 2 game losing streak.  If Loudoun beats PG, they will be 4 -2 on a 4 game winning streak. 

It is going to be interesting ladies and gentlemen.  Don’t miss the GYFL Game of the Week on Saturday July 10th @ 5:00pm on the campus of St. JohnsCollegeHigh School.  It will be the “Brawl for it All” between FairfaxCounty and the DC All stars.  Winner plays on and the loser may be going home!

The final score was Baltimore Metro 32, Fairfax County 8


Game Stats
:

Baltimore Metro All Stars

Offense

 

Passing                    Comp   Att       Yards  TD        Int      Sacks   Fum

-Quante Cornish          3       10           72       0          0           0         0

Total Passing:           3       10           72       0          0            0         0

 

Rushing                         Att       Yards   Avg.   TD       Fum

-Maurice Williams          9           37       4.1      0           0

-Marquis Williams          3           14       4.6      1           0

-Keonta Gaines             1             3       3.0       0          0

-Dalontae Jennings       2             0       0.0       0           0

-Justin Hawkins              3            -1     -0.3       0           1

-Quante Cornish            3            -1     -0.3       0           0

Total Rushing:            21         52       2.5       1           1

 

Receiving                   Rec      Yards   Avg.     TD        Fum

-Maurice Williams        1            37     37.0       0           0

-Eddie Nelson Jr.        1            33     33.0       0           0

-Wilbur Young              1              2       2.0       0           0

Total Receiving:        3            72      24.0      0           0

 

Offense                       Yards

-Total Rushing              52

-Total Receiving           72

Total Offense:          124

Baltimore Metro All Stars

Defense

 

Name                           Tackles    Sacks       Int           F Fum   R Fum

-Marcellus Pack              7            0                0                0           0

-Wilbur Young                 6            0                0                0           0

-Marquis Williams           5            0                0                1           0

-Eddie Nelson Jr.            3            0                1                0           0

-Dalontae Jennings         3            0                0                0            0

-Keonta Gaines               3            0                0                0            0

-Duane Dowell                 3            0                0                0            0

-Raymond Jackson         2             0               0                0            0

-Quay Marshall                1             1                0                0            0

-Rodney Jones               1             0                0                0            0

-Justin Hawkins               1             0               1(57TD)     0            0

-Quante Cornish              0             1              0                  0            0

-DeAngelo Wright           0             0              1(46TD)      0            0

-Tamal Campbell             0             0              1(47TD)    0            0

-Michael Pickett               0             0              0                0            1

Totals:                          35             2              4                1            1     

 

Baltimore Metro All Stars

Special Teams

 

Kickoff Returns               Ret          Yards   Avg.     TD       Fum

-Delontae Jennings           1             31      31.0       0           0

Total KO Returns:           1             31      31.0       0           0

 

Punt Returns                   Ret       Yards      Avg.       TD        Fum

-Delontae Jennings           1             81       81.0          1           0

Total Punt Returns:        1             81      81.0           1           0

  

 

FairfaxCountyAll Stars

 Offense

Passing                  Comp      Att       Yards     TD        Int        Sacks   Fum

-Ish Seisay               11          27          127      1           4            2          1

Total Passing:       11          27          127      1           4            2           1

 

Rushing                      Att       Yards   Avg.     TD        Fum

-Phillip Tyler               14           56      4.0        0           0

-Ish Seisay                 10           12      1.2        0           1

-Caleb Henderson       1          -10    -10.0       0           0

Total Rushing:        25           58       2.3        0           1

 

Receiving                    Rec      Yards     Avg.      TD           Fum

-Joshua Perez               4            57      14.2         0              0

-James Harkless           2            25      12.5         1              0

-Sam Gallahan               2            18        9.0         0              0

-Xavier Wicker               1            20      20.0         0              0

-Phillip Tyler                   2              1        0.5         0              0

Total Receiving:       11          121      11.0         1              0

 
Offense                       Yards

-Total Rushing               58

-Total Receiving          121

Total Offense:           179

 

FairfaxCountyAll Stars

Defense

Name                           Tackles    Sacks           Int                F Fum   R Fum

-Jake Pinkston                   4           0                 0                      0             1

-Karee Boyens                  4            0                 0                      0             1

-George Williams IV         2            0                 0                      1             0

-Derian Pickett                   2            0                0                       0             0

-Xavier Wicker                   2            0                 0                      0             0

-Ethan Hall                          2            0                 0                     0             0

-Caleb Henderson             1            0                 0                     0             0

-Levi Teschler                    1            0                 0                     0             1

-Tafari Black                       1            0                 0                     0             0

-Oscar Gonzalez                1            0                 0                     0             0

Totals:                             20            0                 0                      1            3     

 

FairfaxCountyAll Stars

Special Teams

 

Punt Returns                      Ret       Yards   Avg.    TD        Fum

-                                            0             0        0.0        0           0

Total Punt Returns:         0             0        0.0        0           0

 

KO Returns                  Ret       Yards   Avg.     TD      Fum

-Levi Teschler                2          59       29.5        0           0

-Ish Seisay                     2          35       17.5        0           0

-Phillip Tyler                   1          14       14.0        0           0

Total KO Returns:      5        108       21.6        0           0

 

Game #3

LoudounCounty 17, MontgomeryCounty 0

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Once again, another totally unpredictable game was played in the GYFL season.  The Montgomery County All Stars running game was beginning to look almost unstoppable with Perry Stefanelli, Leo Ekwange (both of Good Counsel), and Robert Walker (Gonzaga) running behind a big and powerful offensive line.  They had been gobbling up yardage on the ground during their last 3 games and Colar Kuhns (Good Counsel) was beginning to look more comfortable under center for the Montgomery County All Stars.  They were 2-2 with all kinds of momentum going into this game with the Loudoun County All Stars.  LoudounCounty was also on a roll winning 2 games in a row after dropping their first two.  We all expected a good game, but most people thought Montgomery would come away with this win, win the last game of the season against Southern Maryland, and end up with a 4 – 2 record and a chance to play for the Championship if the tie breaker worked in their favor.

Loudoun had totally different plans and have been shocking GYFL fans all season long with their play.  They started out 0 – 2, won a big game over Baltimore, then followed that up with a hard fought win over Southern Maryland.  They also had thoughts of winning this game, beating PG in the final game and ending up 4 -2 in a tie for the second seed.  Somebody would not get what they wanted.  They had their big gun at quarter back Will Hollister (Georgetown Prep or Episcopal) and their superstar Troy Vincent Jr. (Georgetown Prep), so they were at full strength and had not lost with both of those guys in the lineup.

Montgomery started out doing what they do and running behind Stefenelli and that big offensive line.  The Loudoun defensive line has been nothing but stout in the last 3 games and did nothing to hurt their reputation here.  After a couple of tough first downs, Mike Hickey (Stonebridge) and Koosha Kassiri (Heritage) sandwiched quarterback Colar Kuhns for a big loss on what appeared to be a bothched play.  That put them at 3rd and long.  After a pass to Kyle Snyder (Good Counsel) the Loudoun defense stopped Montgomery on 4th and short to turn it over on downs.

After a quick 3 and out by LoudounCounty, Montgomery was back on the move.  Loudoun was stout again on defense and force a punt, which was snapped far over the head of Kyle Snyder.  After a nice attempt to run by Snyder, Loudoun had great field position at the Montgomery County 37 yard line.  After a nice run by Atticus Keane (Valley), Isiah Haynes (Woodgrove) fumbled after a nice run up the middle that was picked up and run back by Shammon Love (Good Counsel).  Two plays after, the biggest play of the day was made.  Perry Stefanelli took a handoff and was stripped by Koosha Kassiri who took off towards the end zone.  Colar Kuhns made an outstanding effort to bring him down.  Kassiri carried Kuhns along the ground for about 5 yards before finally breaking away from his grasp and scoring the 30 yard touchdown to give Loudoun a 8 – 0 lead after a successful extra point.

Aaron Crawford (7th grader) made a great stop in the backfield on Robert Walker on 3rd down during MontgomeryCounty’s next possession and they were forced to punt again.  The Loudoun defense was on fire and not giving up anything to the powerful Montgomery offense.  It was a fake punt and Snyder made a nice throw to Aaron Savage who made some nice moves to get the first down.  Montgomery kept trying to pound the Loudoun defense and could not penetrate it.  They went for it on 4th down and Colar Kuhns had Johnny Prather wide open for a touchdown bomb down the left sideline and he just overthrew him by 2 yards.  They ran a crossing pattern that fooled the defense and left Prather uncovered, but the pass was not on target and they turned it over on downs.

Loudoun took over and Will Hollister was just not on target on this day.  The first time Loudoun played here, Hollister put on a show.  But, he could not get it going early for the War Eagles on this day.  On the next possession he had 2 incomplete passes and the 3rd was intercepted by Shammon Love, giving MontgomeryCounty another shot to get on the scoreboard.  Troy Vincent Jr. put a knockout blow on Leo Ekwange from MontgomeryCounty, who was running a slant pattern.  They were forced to punt again and Loudoun was back in business.  Bryce Wince had a nifty 8 yard run for Loudoun on this drive.  As the 2nd quarter wound down, Hollister finally found Hunter Ford for a 22 yard pitch and catch to move into MontgomeryCounty territory at their 29 yard line.  They lined up for a field goal of 47 yards but called a timeout and tried to get it closer.  They ran one other play and Hollister found Cole Herdman for a 5 yard catch.  He fumbled the ball forward and it went out of bounds at the 20 yard line, which made the field goal attempt 37 yards, instead of 47.  Will Prendergast stepped up and drilled the field goal to give Loudoun and 11 – 0 lead as they went into half time.

On the opening kickoff of the second half, Troy Vincent Jr. fielded the ball at his own 23 yard line.  He came up the left hash, got some great blocks, broke the left sidelines and turned on the jets.  From about the 50 yard line the whole crowd knew that nobody would catch him.  He sprinted untouched for the 77 yard touchdown that pushed the score to 17 – 0.  It was a strange game because of the defensive struggle that existed.  Neither team had done much of anything on offense, but Loudoun was leading by 17 points.  With Vincent attending Georgetown Prep in the fall, I expect that he will see that end zone many more times over the next 4 years.

Montgomery County stayed on the ground and was unable to move the ball.  They were forced to punt again.  The hitting was so hard on the next possessions and both teams exchanged punts.  Kuhns found Jonny Prather with a big reception on the next drive off of a deflection, but they still ended up with a 4th and long.  They ran a slip screen to Ekwange who almost made a great play to get the first down, but he was stopped just short as the game went into the 4th quarter.  The defenses just kept on hammering each other and exchanging punts.  Robert Carter picked off a Kuhns pass deep in MontgomeryCounty territory, but the Montgomery defense just wouldn’t give an inch and Loudoun was forced to turn it over on downs. 

Montgomery tried an option pass with Snyder throwing deep to Leo Ekwange that was picked off by Atticus Keane at the 50 yard line.  He brought it all the way back to the Montgomery County 10 yard line.  With less than 2 minutes left in the game, Montgomery stiffened again.  On 4th down, Hollister had a chance to throw for a touchdown but his pass in the end zone was slightly off target to Brandon McGurk and they turned it over on downs.  Montgomery just had a tough time coming back because they are primarily a running team and it was very difficult for them to come back at any point in the second half without a pass offense that could stretch the field.  With time running out, Kuhns had no choice other than to air it out.  Troy Vincent Jr. made another big play with an interception and a 30 yard return to close it out.

Loudoun took a knee and that was your game ladies and gentlemen.  Loudoun has a chance to end the inaugural season 4 – 2 with a win against Prince George’s County.  MontgomeryCounty can go 3 – 3 with a win against Southern Maryland in the final game next week. 

The final score was 17 – 0 Loudoun County over MontgomeryCounty


Game Stats
:

 
  Loudoun CountyAll Stars

 Offense

 

Passing                        Comp     Att       Yards   TD        Int        Sacks   Fum

-Will Hollister                   2          10          24       0          1             1          0

Total Passing:              2           10          24       0          1             1          0

 

Rushing                       Att       Yards   Avg.     TD       Fum

-Isiah Haynes                3          10         3.3       0           1

-Bryce Wince                3          10         3.3       0           0

-Chris Aust                    3            7         2.3       0           0

-Atticus Keane              5            7         1.4       0           0

-Johnny Howard           2          - 1          -.5       0           0

Total Rushing:          16         33         2.1       0           1

 

Receiving                    Rec      Yards   Avg.      TD      Fum

-Hunter Ford                 1            22     22.0         0          0

-Cole Herdman             1              2       2.0         0          0

Total Receiving:         2            24     12.0        0           0   

Offense                       Yards

-Total Rushing               33

-Total Receiving            24

Total Offense:             54

 

 Loudoun CountyAll Stars

Defense

 

Name                           Tackles   Sacks         Int       F Fum   R Fum

-Atticus Keane                 5            0                1            0           0

-Caleb Trump                  5            0                0            0           0

-Micah Hotz                     4            0                 0            0           0

-Mike Hickey                   4            0                 0            0           0

-Aaron Crawford             4            0                 0            0           0

-Troy Vincent                  3            0                 1            0           0

-Koosha Kassiri              2            0                 0            0           1(30Yd TD)

-Tucker Langmead         2            0                 0            0           0

-Abi Hamal                      1            0                 0            0            0

-Bryce Wince                  1            0                 0            0           0

-Brian Andrade               1             0                 0           0            0

-Robert Carter                0             0                1            0            0

-Richie Ketchum            1             1                0           0             0

Totals:                          33             1               3           0             1     

Loudoun CountyAll Stars

Special Teams

 

Punt Returns                  Ret      Yards      Avg.    TD      Fum

-                                         0           0           0.0       0           0

Total Punt Returns:      0           0           0.0       0           0

 

KO Returns                   Ret       Yards   Avg.      TD        Fum

-Troy Vincent                  1           77        77.0      1           0

Total KO Returns:       1           77        77.0       1           0

 

MontgomeryCountyAll Stars

Offense

 

Passing                        Comp   Att       Yards   TD        Int        Sacks   Fum

-Colar Kuhns                  5        12           74       0           2             2         0

-Kyle Snyder                  1          1           12       0           0             0         0

Total Passing:             6        13           86       0           2             2         0

 

Rushing                       Att       Yards   Avg.     TD        Fum

-Perry Stefanelli           10          28       2.8         0           0

-Robert Walker              9          22       2.4         0           0

-Kyle Snyder                  5          10       2.0          0           0

-Aaron Savage              2            5        2.5          0           0

 -Colar Kuhns                 2           5        2.5          0           0 

Total Rushing:           28          70       2.5          0           0

 

Receiving                    Rec      Yards   Avg.      TD        Fum

-Johnny Prather              2         42       21.0        0           0

-Robert Walker              1          12      12.0         0           0

-Kyle Snyder                  1          15      15.0         0           0

-Aaron Savage               1            5        5.0         0           0

-Leo Ekwange                1          12      12.0         0           0

Total Receiving:          6          86       14.3         0           0

 

Offense                       Yards

-Total Rushing               70

-Total Receiving            86

Total Offense:           156

 

 MontgomeryCountyAll Stars

Defense

 

Name                          Tackles   Sacks          Int       F Fum   R Fum

-Leo Ekwange                 5            0                 0            0           0

-Kyle Snyder                    4            0                 0            1           0

-Jemal Averette               4            0                 0            0           0

-Garvin Brooms               3            1                 0            0           0

-Jelani Williamson           2            0                 0            0           0

-Roger Richardson         2            0                 0            0           0

-Jessie Frazier                2            0                 0            0           0

-Aaron Savage                2            0                 0            0           0

-Shammon Love             2            0                 1            0           1

-Robert Walker               2            0                 0            0           0

-Vincent Gorgone           1            0                 0            0            0

Totals:                           29            1                 1            1            1     

 

MontgomeryCountyAll Stars

Special Teams

 

Punt Returns                  Ret       Yards   Avg.     TD        Fum

-Jelani Williamson           1             5        5.0         0           0

Total Punt Returns:      1             5        5.0         0           0

 

KO Returns                  Ret       Yards   Avg.      TD      Fum

-Jelani Williamson         2            25     12.5         0          0

Total KO Returns:       2            25     12.5         0          0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 6

Game Recaps

 

Game #1

Southern MD 44, Prince George's County 6

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It was a brutal day for the PG All Stars and a coming out party for Southern Maryland.  Some people had the perception that Southern Maryland had an entirely different team than before and that is untrue.  Southern Maryland had most of those kids on the roster, but for whatever reason, they hadn't been coming to the games.  In addition, this is a regional All Star league and I told every region that there would be no locking of rosters until the Championship Game.  Every region had the option to add players from their regions if they met the age requirements and got a full week of practice in.

Southern Maryland may have looked like an entirely different team because of the way that they played, but you compared the inspiration that they had, with the fact that a number of Prince George's County All Stars were not present because of the 4th of July, and the stage was set for a blowout.  But, I don't want to make it sound like there were any excuses for PG and take anything away from Southern Maryland because they got it done!  They played lights out against Loudoun County last week, who is 3 - 2 and beat Baltimore and a Montgomery County team loaded with talented Good Counsel prospects.  Southern Maryland was already coming into their own, they had a full array of troops and they were ready to explode.

They marched down the field on the opening possession behind the running of bruising running back Rafiq Douglas who wowed us all at the combine with his 5'11", 203 pound chiseled frame.  He had only played in 1 game this season and I actually pulled him up before the game and told him that people were expecting big things from him and it was time for him to prove that he was the real deal.  I told him if he wanted me to write about him in the update, than he needed to show me something.  Boy did he ever show something.  He had runs of 8 yards, 13 yards, and another 8 yard run on the first drive where he shook, spun, and looked like a halfback instead of a full back.  Tahir Tyler broke off a tough 9 yard run to put the Southern Maryland All Stars in scoring position.  Douglas and Tyler, who is without a doubt one of the best running backs in the league, will both attend Patuxent HS in the fall and they will be exciting for years to come.  The head coach of Patuxent Steve Croun, who has been a true GYFL supporter and warrior, should look forward to some successful seasons if they can put some blocking in front of those kids. 

Dequan Chappelle had the best passing game of this season and capped off the drive with a 4 yard pass to Daniel Caputo.  After an extra point pass to Douglas, Southern Maryland led 8 - 0.  It was their first points of the season and they went nuts with excitement.

On PG's first possession, it looked like they had a spark.  Ronald Bell took the first handoff and rushed 18 yards right up the middle, but after that, Southern Maryland shut down the running game.  Nathaniel Taylor came out on fire making tackles on the first drive forcing PG to punt.  The punt was short and put Southern Maryland in great field position.  Two plays later, Chappelle (Patuxent HS) found Collin Gant on a beautiful 38 yard touchdown score to make the score 16 - 0 after a successful conversion.  That Patuxent squad may be dangerous through the air as well because Grant will be attending, along with Chappelle.

PG's next possession ended in disaster when they couldn't move the ball and elected to punt.  The snap was poor and the punt attempt was not possible to get off.  Nathaniel Taylor made another big play by tackling the punter deep in PG territory.   A 7 yard run by Tyler took the ball down to the 1, when James Hall (Patuxent) took it in from the 1 yard line to make it 24 - 0 after the conversion.  PG failed to move the ball again on the next possesion as Gant, Michael Trybus (Patuxent), and Douglas made defensive stops.  Chappelle had Southern Maryland on the move again and on 3rd down, he threw another perfect spiral to Gant for a 19 yard touchdown and the rout was on before halftime.  The score was 30 - 0.

The PG All Stars got a first down on their first possession after the half but eventually turned it over on downs as a result of incomplete passes.  It was Tyler's turn to take over the game on Southern Maryland's next possession.  On the second down, he sprinted around the left on a sweep, turned on the jets, got around the corner, cut back to the middle, and sprinted 49 yards for a touchdown.  PG fumbled a snap on the next possession that was recovered by Austin Long (Calvert HS), who is having a great season.  Southern Maryland looked like they were about to shut PG at 36 - 0, until Elijah Kee (DeMatha) made a huge play for the PG All Stars. 

In week 4, Kee picked off a Deandre Parker pass and ran it back 60 yards for a touchdown.  This time, he stripped James Hall of the ball while making a tackle, took off and sprinted to the end zone for the score.  As compelling as the play was for Kee, the most unbelievable part of the play for me, was watching Robert Smith from Southern Maryland chase after Kee all the way to the end zone.  I told all of the kids before week 5 games that they always needed to remember that the "eye in the sky" is always watching.  Smith must have heard that speech because even with the score 36 - 0 and virtually no chance to catch Kee, he sprinted as hard as he possibly could to try to catch Kee and I want him to know that the effort did not go unnoticed.

On Southern Maryland's next possession, they went to the ground game to run out the clock.  Hall got the majority of the carries and moved the chains.  Tyler finished off the drive with a 20 yard sprint up the middle for his 2nd touchdown of the day.  There was no more scoring on the day and after a couple of possessions, the game was over.

Nathaniel Taylor and Collin Gant both led Southern Maryland with 4 tackles each.  Gant also forced a fumble.  Zuri Page and Eric Harvel led PG with 6 tackles a piece.  Elijah Kee had 5, a forced fumble and a touchdown. 

The final score was Southern Maryland 44, Prince George's County 6


Game Stats
:

Southern Maryland All Stars

Offense

 

Passing                        Comp   Att       Yards   TD        Int        Sacks   Fum

-Dequan Chappelle       8         10          76       3          0            0           0

Total Passing:             8         10          76       3          0            0           0

 

Rushing                        Att       Yards   Avg.     TD        Fum

-Tahir Tyler                   14         114      8.1       2           0

-Rafiq Douglas               8            45      5.6       0           0

-James Hall                    4            16      4.0       1           0

-Dequan Chappelle       1              4      4.0       0           0

-Andrew Bott                  1             -1     -1.0       0           0

Total Rushing:           28         178       6.4       3           0

 

Receiving                    Rec      Yards     Avg.     TD          Fum

-Collin Gant                   2           57       28.5        2              0

-Rafiq Douglas             3           11         3.6        0              0

-Daniel Caputo              2             6         3.0        1              0

-Andrew Bott                 1             2         2.0        0              0

Total Receiving:         8           76         9.5         3             0

 Offense                       Yards

-Total Rushing             178

-Total Receiving            76

Total Offense:            254

 

Southern Maryland All Stars

Defense

 

Name                           Tackles     Sacks           Int      F Fum   R Fum

-Nathaniel Taylor               4             0                0           0          0

-Collin Gant                       4              0                0          1          0

-Wesley Reed                  1              0                0           0          0

-Dakota Edward                1              0                0           0          0

-Michael Trybus                1              0                0           0          0

-Rafiq Douglas                  1              0                0           0          0

-Vaughn Gray                    1              0                0           0          0

-Michael Harley                 1              0                 0           0          0

-James Hall                       1              0                 0           0          0

-Austin Long                      0              0                 0           0          1

Totals:                             15             0                  0           1         1     

 

Southern Maryland All Stars

Special Teams

 

Punt Returns                      Ret        Yards        Avg.     TD        Fum

-Collin Gant                          1             10          10.0        0           0

Total Punt Returns:          1             10          10.0        0           0

 

KO Returns                  Ret       Yards    Avg.    TD        Fum

-                                        0           0         0.0        0           0

Total KO Returns:        0           0         0.0        0           0

  

Prince George's CountyAll Stars

Offense

 

Passing                        Comp   Att       Yards      TD       Int      Sacks   Fum

-Ernest Edwards            3           8          18          0          0           0         0

-Alvin Brown                   0           5            0          0          0           1         0

Total Passing:             3         13          18          0          0           1         0

 

Rushing                       Att       Yards     Avg.    TD      Fum

-Ronald Bell                  6           34        5.6       0          0

-Ernest Edwards          2             3        1.5       0           0

-Alvin Brown                 1            -3       -3.0       0           0

Total Rushing:           9           34        3.7       0           0

 

Receiving                    Rec      Yards    Avg.      TD      Fum

-Elijah Kee                     1              8        8.0        0           0

-Deandre Kelly               1             5        5.0        0           0

-Booker Napoleon         1             5        5.0         0           0

Total Receiving:          3            18       6.0         0           0

 

Offense                       Yards

-Total Rushing                34

-Total Receiving             18

Total Offense:               52

 

Prince George's CountyAll Stars

Defense

 

Name                           Tackles    Sacks        Int        F Fum   R Fum 

-Zuri Page                       6              0              0            0             0          

-Eric Harvell                    6              0              0            0             0               

-Elijah Kee                      5              0              0            1              1(65TD)                 

-Joshua Burke                2              0               0            0             0                

-Ryan Rowe                    2              0               0            0             0

-Kyle Jackson                 3              0               0            0             0 

-Isiah Jackson                 1              0               0            0             0

-Sherrif Hassan               1              0               0            0             0

-Vance Adams                1              0               0            0             0         

-Isiah Butler                    1              0               0            0             0           

Totals:                         28              0               0            1             1             

 

Prince George's CountyAll Stars

Special Teams

 Punt Returns                Ret       Yards    Avg.     TD        Fum

-                                       0             0        0.0         0           0

Total Punt Returns:     0             0        0.0         0           0

 

KO Returns                  Ret       Yards     Avg.     TD        Fum

-Sherrif Hassan              2           25       12.5       0           0

-Ronald Bell                   1            10       10.0       0           0

-Steven Rivers               1             5       11.0        0           0

Total KO Returns:       4           40       10.0       0           0

 

Game #2

Baltimore Metro 32, FairfaxCounty 8

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It is uncanny how the scheduling all fell into place in year #1.  When I put the schedule together I had no idea which teams would be the stronger ones and which would be the weaker ones.  There was no way to determine the best matchups at the beginning.  In the last two weeks, the games have been so tremendously important.  Last week, we had DC taking on Baltimore Metro in the last game of the day.  DC was undefeated and the only chance Baltimore had to stay in the hunt was if they could knock off the undefeated DC All Stars, which they did in a thrilling 14 – 6 game that came down to the final drive.  Their defense was able to shut down the GYFL’s leading passer in Deandre Parker (Friendship Collegiate).  Parker was averaging over 185 yards passing per game and almost 3 touchdowns.  They held him to 29 yards on 5 completions and 3 INT’s in the victory.

Baltimore knew that in order to continue to stay in the hunt, they would have to knock off another undefeated Fairfax County All Star squad led by the Sensational Ish Seisay (DeMatha).  Was it possible that they could do it 2 weeks in a row?  Anything is possible, but it was certainly not probable.  With Seisay coming off of a week’s rest and Eric Henderson calling the plays, I wouldn’t have bet my mortgage against them. 

We all wanted to compare the 3 teams to come up with a theory.  In last week’s game, Baltimore’s size advantage up front eventually overpowered the smaller DC All Star lineman.  Parker is a classic drop pack passer who, when given time, can pick apart any defense to shreds.  He is not an elusive runner and does not look to get out of the pocket.  Baltimore collapsed the pocket on him and he was unable to perform his throwing magic.  In this classic matchup, it appeared on paper as though Fairfax would have an advantage because Seisay has the running skills of a top notch halfback to match his considerable passing skills.  Therefore, it was not expected that the Baltimore pass rush would be able to get close to him like they did Parker, and if they did, he we expected him to be able to make them pay with his feet.  His scrambling was expected to create openings down the field for Sam Gallahan, his favorite target, and Joshua Perez.

Once again, the Baltimore All Stars shocked the prognosticators of the GYFL.  They held Ish in check for most of the day and by the time he did get hot, the game was too far out of reach.  The Baltimore kids want to get to that Champion ship game so bad they can taste it and they have played like it the last 2 weeks.  Since moving Quante Cornish (CharmCity) to a full time quarterback position they have looked almost unbeatable.  Fairfax would have to play without 2 of their best players on this day with the absence of Alex Shultz (DeMatha) and the dynamic Demornay Pierson (West Potomac).  Fairfax has very good talent and expert coaching.  They have a few dynamic players, but they can’t afford to not be at full strength and make many mistakes if they expect to win.  They made far too many mistakes today to be able to win without Pierson, who is a major weapon that Seisay depends on to stretch defenses and keep people honest.

Baltimore started out on the offensive.  On the second play from scrimmage after a great kickoff return of 31 yards by Liberty’s Dalontae “Da Da” Jennings (who is in the running for Player of the Year), the GYFL’s leading rusher Maurice (Gold Shoes) Williams III (Liberty) took a hand-off and dipped inside to freeze 2 defenders.  He made an unbelievable horizontal cut to bounce back to the outside, and was off to the races for a 35 yard touchdown.  This kid cuts on a dime and his spectacular balance.  He is small in stature, but he will literally embarrass you if you don’t break down before trying to tackle him. 

The one thing I love about the Baltimore All Stars is their unselfishness and willingness to block for one another.  They absolutely love contact.  What I don’t like is their decision making at times regarding when to block and where to block.  If you can see the jersey number on the back of a defender, you CAN NOT Block him!  There were a number of clips that were called on Baltimore, as well as a couple that should have been called that weren’t.  The bad part is that most of them were unnecessary because the play was already past the blocker.  This remarkable run was called back because of a clip by Wilber Young that had no bearing on the run whatsoever.

Instead of the score being 6 – 0, Baltimore was forced to try to strike again from FairfaxCounty territory.  Williams broke off another 21 yard run to get inside the 10, but a poor handoff between Justin Hawkins (Overlea) and Quante Cornish (CharmCity) resulted in a fumble that was recovered by FairfaxCounty.  Seisay was ready for action.  Phillip Tyler (West Potomac) had a nice 5 yard run, which was followed by a 2 yard run by Ish.  On third down, Seisay took off for a first down but was hit hard by Marquis Williams (CharmCity) and fumbled the ball, which was recovered by Baltimore’s Michael Pickett (Liberty).

On Baltimore’s possession, George Williams IV broke through and caught Williams in the backfield for a 9 yard loss.  Baltimore was unable to take advantage of the great field position and turned it over on downs.  Fairfax took over and Seisay went 20 yards on a keeper that he almost broke had it not been for a saving tackle by Keonta Gaines of Baltimore.  After a couple of plays were shut down by the penetration and disruption of Raymond Jackson (Hamilton), Ish decided to go for it all down the left sideline to Gallahan (undecided), but Eddie Nelson Jr. (Charm City) had great coverage on the play, timed his jump perfectly, caught the ball at his highest point and fought Gallahan for the interception.  It was Seisay’s first interception of the season, but it would not be his last of the day.

Jake Pinkston (Robinson), the GYFL’s sack leader, looked like he was ready to take over the game on the next possession, with 2 back to back tackles for losses in the backfield.  On third down, Cornish unleashed a bomb down the sideline to Nelson Jr., who made a spectacular catch of Xavier Wicker (West Potomac) from Fairfax.  Wicker has been covering guys like blankets all season long, but Nelson got the best of him on this play.  Nelson has been playing lights out for Baltimore the last few games and has been a crucial component to the turnaround.   Baltimore went to the ground to move the chains.  On a short run by “Gold Shoes”, there was a perfect example of how much the Baltimore kids love to block.  Tamal Campbell (Charm City), the shut down corner for Baltimore who doubles as a wide out, peeled back on Tre’Juan Wesley (7th grader) for Fairfax and absolutely “lit him up” with a bone crushing block to create some running room for his teammate.  The drive stalled after 2 incompletions and some great coverage by Wicker.

Neither team was able to take advantage of great field position and errors from the other team on the next 2 possessions, so the score was 0 – 0 late in the 2nd quarter.  Cornish did go deep on two consecutive passes on their drive and just barely missed.  He threw a perfect 32 yard spiral to the left corner of the end zone, where Eddie Nelson Jr. was one on one with Karee Boyens.  Nelson made a great catch as he was falling out of bounds at the goal line and the ref ruled him out of bounds. The films showed that he tapped the pylon with his right foot a split second before his left foot came down out of bounds.  It wouldn’t have been an easy call for an NFL replay official so nobody gave the on field ref a hard time.  But, it was such a great pitch and catch, that it deserved to make it into the write up.  Wilbur Young got his hands on the second consecutive bomb thrown by Cornish.  This time it was toward the right side of the end zone.  Wicker had great coverage on the play, but replays showed that Young got his fingertips on the ball and had a chance to make a circus catch.  The ball dropped to the ground and Baltimore turned over on downs.  Cornish’s passing stats could have been phenomenal had either one of those passes been complete.

The next time Seisay got the ball, he looked determined to make something happen.  He hit Perez (7th grader) on a beautiful 15 yard post pattern in the middle of the zone to get the ball to the 46.  On the next play Aubrey Moffet (Liberty), who along with Quay Marshall (Northwest Bulldogs) have been applying relentless pressure on quarterbacks the last few weeks, got into the face of Seisay.   The linebacker DeAngelo Wright (Liberty) appeared to be blitzing as well.  Seisay looked for his safety valve out of the backfield and flicked a ball over to his running back Tyler.  Only Wright did not actually continue with the blitz.  He peeled off to cover Tyler and when he looked up, the ball was right in his face.  He picked it off and took off for the end zone.  46 yards later, the score was 6 – 0.  Whether that was a part of the game plan found through film study, or just a great instinctive play from Wright, we will never know.  But, the play gave all the momentum to Baltimore with a few minutes left in the half and had Seisay reeling for the first time this season.

On Fairfax’s next possession, Wilbur Young had a chip on his shoulder and came out with back to back tackles on Fairfax ball carriers.  On 4th down with less than 2 minutes in the half, instead of Fairfax sitting on it and going into halftime down 6 – 0, Coach Henderson put the ball in the hands of Seisay to make something happen, as he has done all season.

A very strange play occurred next.  Seisay rarely makes bad reads, and almost never makes horrendous reads, so it is hard for me to believe that there wasn’t some type of mix-up in the play, or on the pattern because he appeared to just throw the ball into the flat with no receiver there.  Perez was in the slot, with Gallahan on the outside.  Gallahan ran a skinny post and Perez appeared to run a bubble pattern into the flat, but where Seisay threw the ball, there was no receiver to be found.  Tamal Campbell jumped the pass, picked it off and headed for the end zone.  I don’t want to make excuses for Seisay because it was certainly a bad and costly throw, I would just be curious to know what happened.  What I was disappointed with Seisay about was the fact that he did not chase down the defender.  As well as his defense was playing, there was certainly no guarantee that they would have gotten it in the end zone.

Phillip Tyler on the other hand did his very best to get back there and stop the touchdown and had it not been for that pure Baltimore All Star unselfishness, we may have had a different ballgame.  “Da Da” Jennings jumped out in front of Campbell to escort him to the end zone and dare anyone to try and stop him, including Tyler.  Jennings sprinted ahead of Campbell, who was patient in allowing him to lead, and threw a crushing block on Tyler that allowed Campbell to cut back and trot into the end zone.  I believe that if Seisay would have been in hot pursuit, he may have been able to stop Campbell on the cut back.  Let that be a lesson to all of you young football players.  The “eye in the sky” is always watching.  I am sure Seisay will learn from that and I don’t expect him t have just a good career at Dematha.  I expect him to be a great one in a long line of great ones to wear the red, white, and blue.  He has a skill set that I don’t believe many DeMatha quarterbacks have had and he has a chance to do some special things there, but he must always play to the whistle and I am certain he won’t let it happen again.

The Baltimore All Stars took a 12 – 0 lead into halftime, as Seisay had thrown his first 3 interceptions of the season and not had a chance to get his offense on track.  The defense was playing well for Fairfax, while the defense for Baltimore was stifling and scoring points.

The sensation Seisay does a little bit of everything for Fairfax, including running back kickoffs.  He almost broke the second half kickoff for a touchdown, had it not been for a saving, diving tackle by Wilbur Young of Baltimore.  The next series looked like the Wilbur Young highlight reel for a moment.  He made the first tackle of the series, then on 3rd down, as Seisay looked into the left flat and flicked a ball out to his running back, Young (who was blitzing on the play) dropped out of the blitz, leaped into the air and plucked the ball out of the sky.  He gathered himself and ran back 45 yards for an apparent touchdown taking the sails out of the Fairfax All Stars.  They got a break though on a penalty against Baltimore and were able to maintain possession and take the points off of the board.

Two plays later, Fairfax was attempting a screen pass to TylerBaltimore was sniffing out the screens and the flare passes all day long and this was no exception.  Aubrey Moffett was applying tremendous pressure on Seisay again as the OL let the rush come through to set up the screen.  It appeared to happen too quickly for Seisay and he lost sight of where Tyler was.  Just like in the last interception, it is hard to know whether Tyler was supposed to slide to the right, which is where Seisay threw the ball, or if Seisay was inaccurate with the pass.  Either way, the pass when to Tyler’s right and Justin Hawkins of the Baltimore All Stars stepped in front and picked it off.  He raced 57 yards untouched for the score and Baltimore was ahead 18 – 0 without scoring any offensive touchdowns.  We were all in shock and interested to see how Seisay would handle his first brush with adversity.  At this point, he had more interceptions than had had completed passes with 4.  In addition, 3 of them were for Baltimore touchdowns. 

It was early in the 3rd quarter and there was still time to come back if Coach Henderson, Seisay and the guys could gather their composure and start clicking on offense.  The defense was doing fine.  Seisay came out on the next drive and began to move the chains and get a few first downs.  On second and long he scrambled, created some chaos, which allowed Gallahan to break free and he launched the bomb.  It looked like Gallahan just misjudged the ball, or lost it in the sun because it appeared to be right on target for a potential touchdown, but the pass fell incomplete, causing Fairfax to have to punt.  The Dangerous “Da Da” Jennings dropped pack to catch the punt. 

Jennings can do just about anything on a football field.  He has great speed, he can play wide receiver or running back, he is devastating on defense, and has even returned a punt for a touchdown this season.  So, I don’t know if I would have wanted the ball in his hands if I were Fairfax.  Unfortunately for them, they choose to put it there.  Gallahan got off a great punt.  It was high and long.  “Da Da” collected it at his 19 yard line and came to the right sideline, where he saw 2 Fairfax defenders bearing down on him.  He decided to reverse his field, which he did. He got a couple of nice blocks, and 1 not so nice block.  There was another clip on this play that was actually behind Jennings and was not called, but should have been.  Once Jennings got to the left corner and turned up the sidelines, he found a convoy of Baltimore All Stars who were more than happy to block for him and escort him down the sideline.  He has great speed, put on the burners, and it was a wrap.  81 yards later, the score was 24 – 0.  Orlando “Little Zues” Brown (DeMatha) was so excited for his teammate that he took off from the Baltimore sideline and sprinted 60 yards to the end zone to celebrate with his teammate.  I have never seen 6’6 and 365lbs move that fast before!

By the time Seisay got hot on the next drive it was too little too late.  He completed a series of passes to Perez, Gallahan, and Wicker to get into scoring position.  He had a couple of key drops but kept on firing until he found James Harkless in the end zone for a 23 yard touchdown after one of his patented scrambles.   With the score 24 – 8, Fairfax tried an onside kick that was recovered by Justin Hawkins.  Baltimore went down the field behind “Gold Shoes” and finally got an offensive score.  The big play was a swing pass to Williams that where he was shaking and baking, breaking ankles and cutting back all the way across the field for a 37 yard run after the catch.  There was another questionable block on sidelines that was again, behind the play.  If Baltimore gets to play for the Championship, the refs are really going to be looking for that so they must clean it up.  Marquis Williams capped off the drive with a 2 yard run that ended the scoring.

The last drive by Seisay and the Fairfax All Stars resulted in a dropped touchdown pass by Perez as time ran out.

Although it was not a close game, it was very exciting and set the stage for the Fairfax vs. DC matchup on Saturday July 10th to determine who will play for the Championship.  Whoever wins is in.  The number 2 seed will be determined by a tiebreaking calculation that we will reveal after the game.  As it stands, there is a good chance that we will have 3 teams with 4 – 2 records who will be vying for that #2 seed.  Baltimore is 4 -2 with a bullet.  The loser of the Fairfax vs.  Baltimore game will have 2 losses and a 2 game losing streak.  If Loudoun beats PG, they will be 4 -2 on a 4 game winning streak. 

It is going to be interesting ladies and gentlemen.  Don’t miss the GYFL Game of the Week on Saturday July 10th @ 5:00pm on the campus of St. JohnsCollegeHigh School.  It will be the “Brawl for it All” between FairfaxCounty and the DC All stars.  Winner plays on and the loser may be going home!

The final score was Baltimore Metro 32, Fairfax County 8


Game Stats
:

Baltimore Metro All Stars

Offense

 

Passing                    Comp   Att       Yards  TD        Int      Sacks   Fum

-Quante Cornish          3       10           72       0          0           0         0

Total Passing:           3       10           72       0          0            0         0

 

Rushing                         Att       Yards   Avg.   TD       Fum

-Maurice Williams          9           37       4.1      0           0

-Marquis Williams          3           14       4.6      1           0

-Keonta Gaines             1             3       3.0       0          0

-Dalontae Jennings       2             0       0.0       0           0

-Justin Hawkins              3            -1     -0.3       0           1

-Quante Cornish            3            -1     -0.3       0           0

Total Rushing:            21         52       2.5       1           1

 

Receiving                   Rec      Yards   Avg.     TD        Fum

-Maurice Williams        1            37     37.0       0           0

-Eddie Nelson Jr.        1            33     33.0       0           0

-Wilbur Young              1              2       2.0       0           0

Total Receiving:        3            72      24.0      0           0

 

Offense                       Yards

-Total Rushing              52

-Total Receiving           72

Total Offense:          124

Baltimore Metro All Stars

Defense

 

Name                           Tackles    Sacks       Int           F Fum   R Fum

-Marcellus Pack              7            0                0                0           0

-Wilbur Young                 6            0                0                0           0

-Marquis Williams           5            0                0                1           0

-Eddie Nelson Jr.            3            0                1                0           0

-Dalontae Jennings         3            0                0                0            0

-Keonta Gaines               3            0                0                0            0

-Duane Dowell                 3            0                0                0            0

-Raymond Jackson         2             0               0                0            0

-Quay Marshall                1             1                0                0            0

-Rodney Jones               1             0                0                0            0

-Justin Hawkins               1             0               1(57TD)     0            0

-Quante Cornish              0             1              0                  0            0

-DeAngelo Wright           0             0              1(46TD)      0            0

-Tamal Campbell             0             0              1(47TD)    0            0

-Michael Pickett               0             0              0                0            1

Totals:                          35             2              4                1            1     

 

Baltimore Metro All Stars

Special Teams

 

Kickoff Returns               Ret          Yards   Avg.     TD       Fum

-Delontae Jennings           1             31      31.0       0           0

Total KO Returns:           1             31      31.0       0           0

 

Punt Returns                   Ret       Yards      Avg.       TD        Fum

-Delontae Jennings           1             81       81.0          1           0

Total Punt Returns:        1             81      81.0           1           0

  

 

FairfaxCountyAll Stars

 Offense

Passing                  Comp      Att       Yards     TD        Int        Sacks   Fum

-Ish Seisay               11          27          127      1           4            2          1

Total Passing:       11          27          127      1           4            2           1

 

Rushing                      Att       Yards   Avg.     TD        Fum

-Phillip Tyler               14           56      4.0        0           0

-Ish Seisay                 10           12      1.2        0           1

-Caleb Henderson       1          -10    -10.0       0           0

Total Rushing:        25           58       2.3        0           1

 

Receiving                    Rec      Yards     Avg.      TD           Fum

-Joshua Perez               4            57      14.2         0              0

-James Harkless           2            25      12.5         1              0

-Sam Gallahan               2            18        9.0         0              0

-Xavier Wicker               1            20      20.0         0              0

-Phillip Tyler                   2              1        0.5         0              0

Total Receiving:       11          121      11.0         1              0

 
Offense                       Yards

-Total Rushing               58

-Total Receiving          121

Total Offense:           179

 

FairfaxCountyAll Stars

Defense

Name                           Tackles    Sacks           Int                F Fum   R Fum

-Jake Pinkston                   4           0                 0                      0             1

-Karee Boyens                  4            0                 0                      0             1

-George Williams IV         2            0                 0                      1             0

-Derian Pickett                   2            0                0                       0             0

-Xavier Wicker                   2            0                 0                      0             0

-Ethan Hall                          2            0                 0                     0             0

-Caleb Henderson             1            0                 0                     0             0

-Levi Teschler                    1            0                 0                     0             1

-Tafari Black                       1            0                 0                     0             0

-Oscar Gonzalez                1            0                 0                     0             0

Totals:                             20            0                 0                      1            3     

 

FairfaxCountyAll Stars

Special Teams

 

Punt Returns                      Ret       Yards   Avg.    TD        Fum

-                                            0             0        0.0        0           0

Total Punt Returns:         0             0        0.0        0           0

 

KO Returns                  Ret       Yards   Avg.     TD      Fum

-Levi Teschler                2          59       29.5        0           0

-Ish Seisay                     2          35       17.5        0           0

-Phillip Tyler                   1          14       14.0        0           0

Total KO Returns:      5        108       21.6        0           0

 

Game #3

LoudounCounty 17, MontgomeryCounty 0

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Once again, another totally unpredictable game was played in the GYFL season.  The Montgomery County All Stars running game was beginning to look almost unstoppable with Perry Stefanelli, Leo Ekwange (both of Good Counsel), and Robert Walker (Gonzaga) running behind a big and powerful offensive line.  They had been gobbling up yardage on the ground during their last 3 games and Colar Kuhns (Good Counsel) was beginning to look more comfortable under center for the Montgomery County All Stars.  They were 2-2 with all kinds of momentum going into this game with the Loudoun County All Stars.  LoudounCounty was also on a roll winning 2 games in a row after dropping their first two.  We all expected a good game, but most people thought Montgomery would come away with this win, win the last game of the season against Southern Maryland, and end up with a 4 – 2 record and a chance to play for the Championship if the tie breaker worked in their favor.

Loudoun had totally different plans and have been shocking GYFL fans all season long with their play.  They started out 0 – 2, won a big game over Baltimore, then followed that up with a hard fought win over Southern Maryland.  They also had thoughts of winning this game, beating PG in the final game and ending up 4 -2 in a tie for the second seed.  Somebody would not get what they wanted.  They had their big gun at quarter back Will Hollister (Georgetown Prep or Episcopal) and their superstar Troy Vincent Jr. (Georgetown Prep), so they were at full strength and had not lost with both of those guys in the lineup.

Montgomery started out doing what they do and running behind Stefenelli and that big offensive line.  The Loudoun defensive line has been nothing but stout in the last 3 games and did nothing to hurt their reputation here.  After a couple of tough first downs, Mike Hickey (Stonebridge) and Koosha Kassiri (Heritage) sandwiched quarterback Colar Kuhns for a big loss on what appeared to be a bothched play.  That put them at 3rd and long.  After a pass to Kyle Snyder (Good Counsel) the Loudoun defense stopped Montgomery on 4th and short to turn it over on downs.

After a quick 3 and out by LoudounCounty, Montgomery was back on the move.  Loudoun was stout again on defense and force a punt, which was snapped far over the head of Kyle Snyder.  After a nice attempt to run by Snyder, Loudoun had great field position at the Montgomery County 37 yard line.  After a nice run by Atticus Keane (Valley), Isiah Haynes (Woodgrove) fumbled after a nice run up the middle that was picked up and run back by Shammon Love (Good Counsel).  Two plays after, the biggest play of the day was made.  Perry Stefanelli took a handoff and was stripped by Koosha Kassiri who took off towards the end zone.  Colar Kuhns made an outstanding effort to bring him down.  Kassiri carried Kuhns along the ground for about 5 yards before finally breaking away from his grasp and scoring the 30 yard touchdown to give Loudoun a 8 – 0 lead after a successful extra point.

Aaron Crawford (7th grader) made a great stop in the backfield on Robert Walker on 3rd down during MontgomeryCounty’s next possession and they were forced to punt again.  The Loudoun defense was on fire and not giving up anything to the powerful Montgomery offense.  It was a fake punt and Snyder made a nice throw to Aaron Savage who made some nice moves to get the first down.  Montgomery kept trying to pound the Loudoun defense and could not penetrate it.  They went for it on 4th down and Colar Kuhns had Johnny Prather wide open for a touchdown bomb down the left sideline and he just overthrew him by 2 yards.  They ran a crossing pattern that fooled the defense and left Prather uncovered, but the pass was not on target and they turned it over on downs.

Loudoun took over and Will Hollister was just not on target on this day.  The first time Loudoun played here, Hollister put on a show.  But, he could not get it going early for the War Eagles on this day.  On the next possession he had 2 incomplete passes and the 3rd was intercepted by Shammon Love, giving MontgomeryCounty another shot to get on the scoreboard.  Troy Vincent Jr. put a knockout blow on Leo Ekwange from MontgomeryCounty, who was running a slant pattern.  They were forced to punt again and Loudoun was back in business.  Bryce Wince had a nifty 8 yard run for Loudoun on this drive.  As the 2nd quarter wound down, Hollister finally found Hunter Ford for a 22 yard pitch and catch to move into MontgomeryCounty territory at their 29 yard line.  They lined up for a field goal of 47 yards but called a timeout and tried to get it closer.  They ran one other play and Hollister found Cole Herdman for a 5 yard catch.  He fumbled the ball forward and it went out of bounds at the 20 yard line, which made the field goal attempt 37 yards, instead of 47.  Will Prendergast stepped up and drilled the field goal to give Loudoun and 11 – 0 lead as they went into half time.

On the opening kickoff of the second half, Troy Vincent Jr. fielded the ball at his own 23 yard line.  He came up the left hash, got some great blocks, broke the left sidelines and turned on the jets.  From about the 50 yard line the whole crowd knew that nobody would catch him.  He sprinted untouched for the 77 yard touchdown that pushed the score to 17 – 0.  It was a strange game because of the defensive struggle that existed.  Neither team had done much of anything on offense, but Loudoun was leading by 17 points.  With Vincent attending Georgetown Prep in the fall, I expect that he will see that end zone many more times over the next 4 years.

Montgomery County stayed on the ground and was unable to move the ball.  They were forced to punt again.  The hitting was so hard on the next possessions and both teams exchanged punts.  Kuhns found Jonny Prather with a big reception on the next drive off of a deflection, but they still ended up with a 4th and long.  They ran a slip screen to Ekwange who almost made a great play to get the first down, but he was stopped just short as the game went into the 4th quarter.  The defenses just kept on hammering each other and exchanging punts.  Robert Carter picked off a Kuhns pass deep in MontgomeryCounty territory, but the Montgomery defense just wouldn’t give an inch and Loudoun was forced to turn it over on downs. 

Montgomery tried an option pass with Snyder throwing deep to Leo Ekwange that was picked off by Atticus Keane at the 50 yard line.  He brought it all the way back to the Montgomery County 10 yard line.  With less than 2 minutes left in the game, Montgomery stiffened again.  On 4th down, Hollister had a chance to throw for a touchdown but his pass in the end zone was slightly off target to Brandon McGurk and they turned it over on downs.  Montgomery just had a tough time coming back because they are primarily a running team and it was very difficult for them to come back at any point in the second half without a pass offense that could stretch the field.  With time running out, Kuhns had no choice other than to air it out.  Troy Vincent Jr. made another big play with an interception and a 30 yard return to close it out.

Loudoun took a knee and that was your game ladies and gentlemen.  Loudoun has a chance to end the inaugural season 4 – 2 with a win against Prince George’s County.  MontgomeryCounty can go 3 – 3 with a win against Southern Maryland in the final game next week. 

The final score was 17 – 0 Loudoun County over MontgomeryCounty


Game Stats
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  Loudoun CountyAll Stars

 Offense

 

Passing                        Comp     Att       Yards   TD        Int        Sacks   Fum

-Will Hollister                   2          10          24       0          1             1          0

Total Passing:              2           10          24       0          1             1          0

 

Rushing                       Att       Yards   Avg.     TD       Fum

-Isiah Haynes                3          10         3.3       0           1

-Bryce Wince                3          10         3.3       0           0

-Chris Aust                    3            7         2.3       0           0

-Atticus Keane              5            7         1.4       0           0

-Johnny Howard           2          - 1          -.5       0           0

Total Rushing:          16         33         2.1       0           1

 

Receiving                    Rec      Yards   Avg.      TD      Fum

-Hunter Ford                 1            22     22.0         0          0

-Cole Herdman             1              2       2.0         0          0

Total Receiving:         2            24     12.0        0           0   

Offense                       Yards

-Total Rushing               33

-Total Receiving            24

Total Offense:             54

 

 Loudoun CountyAll Stars

Defense

 

Name                           Tackles   Sacks         Int       F Fum   R Fum

-Atticus Keane                 5            0                1            0           0

-Caleb Trump                  5            0                0            0           0

-Micah Hotz                     4            0                 0            0           0

-Mike Hickey                   4            0                 0            0           0

-Aaron Crawford             4            0                 0            0           0

-Troy Vincent                  3            0                 1            0           0

-Koosha Kassiri              2            0                 0            0           1(30Yd TD)

-Tucker Langmead         2            0                 0            0           0

-Abi Hamal                      1            0                 0            0            0

-Bryce Wince                  1            0                 0            0           0

-Brian Andrade               1             0                 0           0            0

-Robert Carter                0             0                1            0            0

-Richie Ketchum            1             1                0           0             0

Totals:                          33             1               3           0             1     

Loudoun CountyAll Stars

Special Teams

 

Punt Returns                  Ret      Yards      Avg.    TD      Fum

-                                         0           0           0.0       0           0

Total Punt Returns:      0           0           0.0       0           0

 

KO Returns                   Ret       Yards   Avg.      TD        Fum

-Troy Vincent                  1           77        77.0      1           0

Total KO Returns:       1           77        77.0       1           0

 

MontgomeryCountyAll Stars

Offense

 

Passing                        Comp   Att       Yards   TD        Int        Sacks   Fum

-Colar Kuhns                  5        12           74       0           2             2         0

-Kyle Snyder                  1          1           12       0           0             0         0

Total Passing:             6        13           86       0           2             2         0

 

Rushing                       Att       Yards   Avg.     TD        Fum

-Perry Stefanelli           10          28       2.8         0           0

-Robert Walker              9          22       2.4         0           0

-Kyle Snyder                  5          10       2.0          0           0

-Aaron Savage              2            5        2.5          0           0

 -Colar Kuhns                 2           5        2.5          0           0 

Total Rushing:           28          70       2.5          0           0

 

Receiving                    Rec      Yards   Avg.      TD        Fum

-Johnny Prather              2         42       21.0        0           0

-Robert Walker              1          12      12.0         0           0

-Kyle Snyder                  1          15      15.0         0           0

-Aaron Savage               1            5        5.0         0           0

-Leo Ekwange                1          12      12.0         0           0

Total Receiving:          6          86       14.3         0           0

 

Offense                       Yards

-Total Rushing               70

-Total Receiving            86

Total Offense:           156

 

 MontgomeryCountyAll Stars

Defense

 

Name                          Tackles   Sacks          Int       F Fum   R Fum

-Leo Ekwange                 5            0                 0            0           0

-Kyle Snyder                    4            0                 0            1           0

-Jemal Averette               4            0                 0            0           0

-Garvin Brooms               3            1                 0            0           0

-Jelani Williamson           2            0                 0            0           0

-Roger Richardson         2            0                 0            0           0

-Jessie Frazier                2            0                 0            0           0

-Aaron Savage                2            0                 0            0           0

-Shammon Love             2            0                 1            0           1

-Robert Walker               2            0                 0            0           0

-Vincent Gorgone           1            0                 0            0            0

Totals:                           29            1                 1            1            1     

 

MontgomeryCountyAll Stars

Special Teams

 

Punt Returns                  Ret       Yards   Avg.     TD        Fum

-Jelani Williamson           1             5        5.0         0           0

Total Punt Returns:      1             5        5.0         0           0

 

KO Returns                  Ret       Yards   Avg.      TD      Fum

-Jelani Williamson         2            25     12.5         0          0

Total KO Returns:       2            25     12.5         0          0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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