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2014 6th Grade Opening Day

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Week 1 Friday September 5th @ Sasser Field
14201 School Lane, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

MoHo Co Lions 

26 Marlboro Mustangs 0
I5 Elite 26 Hamilton Tigers

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WEEK ONE GAME ONE:

MoHo Co Lions 26
Marlboro Mustangs 0

The MoHo Co Lions are a big fast and powerful team. The scrappy Marlboro Mustangs are a lot smaller and quicker.

This game started the day off as a defensive struggle with both teams stopping each other on their first possessions.  The larger Moho Co squad did not begin to pull away from the Mustangs until late in the 2nd quarter with two late touchdowns right before the half.

Marlboro's Rayvon Wilkinson showed flashes of great quickness with a number of slick runs when he had room to run.  Andrew Urias did a good job at QB when he had time to throw.  Telly Barnes also made a name for himself in this game.  But, the Mustangs did not have enough size to hold off the larger Lions.  Coach Jason Gregory has a tough nucleus to work with and with the ability to recruit for two more weeks, I expect the Mustangs to be very competitive in this league.

MoHo Co is just loaded with talent.  They have two sets of running backs that are equally impressive.  The opened up with Jermaine Smith and DaMonte Jones in the backfield and each were very effective.  QB Mike Gugliemone did an excellent job running the team, who got good play from Valentino Pryor and Nakyi Clements.  The Lions offensive and defensive lines were impressive, led by Marcus Johnson and Sean Wilson.  

The scary part about the Lions are their second group of running backs. Kobe Stevens scored twice and he is big, fast, and powerful.  He is absolutely and positively the real deal.  When Kobe wasn't breaking off power runs and turning on the speed, it was Austin Smith who was bringing the Heat.  Smith had a series of impressive runs to blow open the game.  He is a kid who has had to play on the line his whole life because he was so big.  He ran like he has no intention of going back to the trenches.

These Lions will be a major problem.  I can't wait to see them go up against I5 Elite to see where they stand.  Stephen Jones is sitting on a monster 6th grade team that has the potential to win it all and load up the Team Maryland FBU National Championship Team with a ton of talent for the post season run.

PrimeTime Players:

Rayvon Wilkinson - Marlboro 
Kobe Stevens - MoHo County
Austin Smith - MoHo County
 

WEEK ONE GAME TWO:

I5 Elite 26
Hamilton Tigers 6

This one started out as a barn burner and I can guarantee that each of these teams will be in the hunt for the Championship.  Although the score looks lopsided, the Tigers have a boatload of talent and Coach Rev Redman will get this team on the right track.  I5 is just truly loaded and ready to rock and roll!

The Tigers feature a number of kids that will be front runners for the 6th Grade Team MD FBU Team.  QB Austin Tutas made the team as a 5th grader and has the experience.  He had a good game for Hamilton.  Calvary Harris was impressive, as well as Semaj Henson.  Henson is cat quick and elusive at RB.  Richard Boyd (younger brother of 8th Grade All Star Nyjay Boyd) was solid at LB.  The two Johnson Brothers from Texas are going to be very good.  They both play up on the 7th grade team as well.  Gabe is a tough hard nosed kid with a big upside, while Michael seems like he may be there already.  Michael had a breakout game that caught the eye of all the fans.

Make no mistake about it, Head Coach Tanardo Sharps has a squad on his hands.  To say they were impressive is an understatement.  The offensive and defensive lines were dominant.  FBU All Star Joe Bearns is a flat out monster.  He made the 6th grade team as a 5th grader and was dominant on Friday Night.  He teamed with Ethan Bell, Greg Bruno, Keade Goings, Isaiah Norwood and Kody Schloer to control the lines of scrimmage.

The QB John Griffith played was a great field general and executed the offense well.  Caron Tull (younger brother of Grassroots All Star and FBU All Star Ryheem "Ounce for Ounce" Tull) was dynamic all night.  He runs very low to the ground and is cat quick with great vision.  Kamryn Ballard had a strong game as well.  The star of the night for I5 was Carl Hawkins.  Hawkins showed an unbelievable burst of speed from his RB position, with great quickness and tremendous vision.  This I5 team is serious and will not only be in the run for the Grassroots Championship, they will certainly represent the state of Maryland well come FBU Tournament time.

PrimeTime Players:

Michael Johnson - Hamilton 
Carl Hawkins - I5 Elite

 

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