2014 Fall Season

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Monday, 29 September 2014 16:16

2014 8th Grade Week #3

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Week 3 Saturday September 20th @ St. Johns HS
2607 Military Road, NW, Washington, DC

Hamilton Tigers

46 Ft. Hunt Federals 6
Westlake Bulldogs 22 MoHo Co Lions

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WEEK THREE GAME FIVE:

Hamilton Tigers 46
Ft. Hunt Federals 6

In WEEK THREE, GAME FIVE of The GYFL Fall League Action..
8th Grade Division

GAME FIVE featured:

The Hamilton Tigers & Fort Hunt Federals

The Tigers come into this game with Ft. Hunt undefeated.. I'll say it again, UNDEFEATED!

Coach Craig Barnes has the control panel to one of THE MOST TALENTED COLLECTION of Student Athletes in GYFL History. And there's been some nice one's! I'll tell ya now. Across the lime lines and bold numbers stand a team of first year players who wont be denied. Many I saw the first time in The Spring League, but every team is different. That would not be the concoction you would want coming into a game against Hamilton right now. The Fed's were gonna take their crack at it though.

As The Tigers opened up the game with #1 Cameron Hart as the signal caller and #25 Nyjil Carr getting some major touches most of the game. With a lot of players getting some much needed bump. Hamilton really dug in deep as Hart showed his mobility and sizzle was still there at QB. On Defense, #2 Daryl "Footloose" Bacon.. No relation to Kevin! Has been a very active player in many of The Tigers games leading up to this one. #7 Kwesi Evans got some time to show off his route running and run blocking skill as well. Before #4 Trace Campbell came in and put Hamilton up with a strike before halftime. #5 Jabriel "G5" Johnson who gave us the power game last week. Showed he will always be The Baddest Jet in The Skies. As G5 took flight for BIG RUNS collecting 2 td's on the day.

After Halftime, though.. Fort Hunt opened up the playbook and play the book they did. Putting together some nice drives that led The Tigers to tweak their approach. As #18 Rodney Lee actually started to settle in and find his favorite target. #4 Hunter Stewart across the middle, down the sideline and Oh My Goodness.. A Beauty in Double Coverage! Megatron and Randy Moss would have been on the sideline bowing exclaiming, "We're Not Worthy!.. We're Not Worthy!" Lol.. aside from that. The confidence, knowledge and experience gained from this one will go a loooong way.  Stewart made 3 remarkable catches in this game that drew the attention of the Eastbay All American Game scout that was on the sidelines.

I'm not sure if it was: #36 Teddy Arvantis, #38 Patrick Devlin or #39 Brian Marshall who was flying all over the place. Likely, it was a combination of the three. The Secondary for The Fed's played with alot of solid technique and consistency. They lose this one, but learn what they need to do to win in the coming weeks.

The Final Score: 46 - 6, Tigers purr their way past The Feds!

Prime Time Players:

#25 Nyjil Carr - Hamilton
#5 Jabriel Johnson - Hamilton
#4 Hunter Stewart - Fort Hunt

For more info go to: www.thegyfl.com

 

WEEK TWO GAME SIX:

Westlake Bullldogs 22
MoHo Co Lions 6

In WEEK THREE, GAME  Six of GYFL Fall League Action..

8th Grade Division

This was an intriguing game to say the least.  Both teams had one loss on the record and both lost to Hamilton.  Westlake was blown out in the season opener before a lightning shortened game made the final score 36 - 12.

The proud Bulldogs took the licking and went back to work, putting 50 on the Federals in week 2 and looking for a chance to redeem themselves in this game against MoHo Co.  MoHo Co had a knock down drag out battle with Hamilton the week before losing late in the 4th quarter 18 - 13.  If you only evaluated scores you would think the Lions had the advantage and were the favorites to win.  They feature and All Star cast of athletes and a great coaching staff.

Westlake has a lot of pride though and came out with a defensive effort that held the Lions in check for the first 3 quarters.  Jalen Bam Bam Hampton and Shane Lee were not able to find any running room against the Myles "Triple Stacks" Harris led Bulldogs.  Sharp shooting QB Hudson Primus did not have time to throw and when he did had no receivers available.  The Westlake defense was too strong for the LIons on this day who were only able to score on a scintillating kickoff return by Zachary "Spanky" Dixon, who has been playing all season on an injured foot.  Even limping, he is better than most his age.

Kennedy McKissic had another strong outing at QB finding Rodney Harrison and Jermaine OC Johnson early and often.  Westlake got the running game going as well in this one, with the game being cut short due to darkness with a little over 7 minutes left in the game.  A final decision has not been made as to whether or not the game will be finished, or counted in the books.

The Final Suspended Score: 22 - 6, Westlake over MoHo Co.

Prime Time Players:

 

 

 

 

#2 Kennedy McKissic - Westlake
#12 Zachary Dixon - MoHo County

Monday, 29 September 2014 16:14

2014 7th Grade Week #3

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Week 3 Saturday September 20th @ St. Johns HS
2607 Military Road, NW, Washington, DC

Hamilton Tigers

0**** Ft. Fatz Bulldogs  40****
I5 Elite 13 Westlake Bulldogs

39

       

WEEK THREE GAME THREE:

Hamilton Tigers 0******
Fatz Bulldogs 40 *******

The Fatz Bulliez Bulldogs going up against The Hamilton Tigers in 7th Grade Division Action!

After the game, I had a chance to speak extensively with Head Coach Daryl Redman, a Great Man, Mentor & Recruiter. Who helped confirm and provide insight deeper into this team taking the field this Fall. Simply put, it's a work in progress to find the right pieces to go in the right places roughly. With many.. I mean MANY of his JV Unit from the Spring moving up to Varsity from the Skill positions. It's about finding the chemistry that will render the best results on Saturday now.


With Young Gunner #4 Kylen Austin still coming into his own under center. #1 Charles Brown-Barmer picking up the 1 & 2nd down duties at halfback. #6 Jordan Redmond cleaning up at 3rd down back and speciality detail. The Strength of this team generates from the interior players on O & Defensive Line. #99 "Sir" Charles Pickett & #92 Antwan "StarBurst" Burston make a very formidable tandem to cope with inside. On Defense, The Linebacking Corp is Very Promising too! With #34 Greg "Crush" Tolliver and #22 JR Harrison on the edges distrupting on either side.


Across the field though is a team that went thru the fire in Bulliez colors. #2 Tayon "Dueces" Lewis has really come on in the past couple of weeks for them. Along with #1 Charles Creek at QB. #4 Deonta King has found a new sense of confidence drawing strength from them both, as The Bulliez kept it very simple in the game plan and yielded great results from it.


In the Battle of Wills, this week it was The Bulliez who would sweep the double header though. Behind Creek and The Read Option.. that usually meant Creek kept it on the carry more times then not. Yet when he did pull up to pass the threat of him running drew so much attention. That he had no problem connecting with Lewis or King in the seams. #18 Davion Janifer had a good game as well. Along with them pulling out "The WarMachine" #75 Geist Toppings at DT and O Line chores.

The Final Results: 40-0, Fatz Bulliez stepped over The Tigers in this one

PrimeTime Players:

#22 JR Harrison - Hamilton
#1 Charles Creek - Fatz Bulliez

********* Important Note *************

This game was technically played under protest because as of game time, the Fatz Bulldogs 7th Grade Certification books were unable to be validated and there was a possibility that there were kids on the roster who may have not met our eligibility requirements for grade and age.  We moved to a Grade division format for the Fall League this year, as opposed the the Frosh, JV, and Varsity format that we used last Fall and that we will continue to use in the Spring.

The Post Season All Star Games that we feed to use grade formats and we want to seamlessly roll right into them (Crab Bowl and FBU Teams). That was the reason for the change.  We modeled our age verification system after prior years FBU rules, which stated the following:

  • 6th Grade eligible players must be in the 6th grade and can not turn 13 before Aug 1st of the current year.
  • 7th Grade eligible players must be in the 7th grade and can not turn 14 before Aug 1st of the current year.
  • 8th Grade eligible players must be in the 8th grade and can not turn 15 before Aug 1st of the current year.

The liberal age allows for 1 year reclassed kids, with late birthdays (After Aug 1st).  For 2014 FBU has moved the age up to October 1st, but we use the August date.

The biggest issue regarding unfair playing advantage is age.  It is not grade.  There can be younger kids in higher grades (i.e. 13 year old 8th graders) and there can be older kids in lower grades (i.e. 14 year old 7th graders).  Grade can be deceptive, but it is still relevant.  It is the age that creates unfair playing advantages though.

In order for our league to maintain our credibility and legitimacy, we must follow rules with regards to certification.  The Bulldogs 7th grade team was not able to provide all of the certification pieces within 1 week of the protest, and therefore they will still be allowed to play, but they will not be awarded victories. 

We still want the Bulldog kids to have an opportunity to showcase their skills, improve, be scouted, etc.  We still want the opponents to have a team to play on their schedule and not have to take byes, which don't allow them to showcase their skills, improve, and be scouted, etc.  The decision has been made by the league to allow them to continue to play for the rest of the season and get all of the benefits that the league has to offer, but they will not be allowed to receive victories and are not eligible for the playoffs.

With that being said, the victory for this game is awarded to the Hamilton Tigers and will be reflected in the standings.


WEEK THREE GAME FOUR:

Westlake Bulldogs 39
I5 Elite 13

In WEEK THREE, GAME FOUR of The GYFL Fall League Action.. 

"THE BATTLE FOR SUPREMACY" as The 2 Undefeated JV Teams faced off for who would be No.#1 in that division early between:

The Westlake Bulldogs & The I5 Elite! These teams both wanted to raise their pointer fingers after this one and the scene setting was GLORIOUS for Youth Football at St. John's College HS.

So let's jump right into this one, as The i5 Elite in My Opinion was The Hotter Team coming into this one. However, somebody forgot to tell Westlake! Cause with it being Westlake's Homecoming Weekend the bleachers were filled with Orange & Blue. Past Westlake Players and Parents filed into the stands beside I5 Elite Fans for a BIG GAME in The Fall League. I5 was focused and coming for that No.#1 SPOT! Along with Westlake who took to the field bursting thru The Westlake Toilet Paper Banner to a Ecstatic Crowd. The Noise Level was only matched by the smoke from The Men of St. John's Concession Stand. The scene was set for Grassroots Action.

Early on in this game, the tempo by both teams were high and never really came down. With the battle over field position swayed back and forth with long drives that ended in long down and distances for each. The line of scrimmage war was ultimately the one that helped decide this one though. As The Elite struggled to give #12 Austin Slye time to settle down and pick this Bulldog Secondary apart like so many others since week one. #28 Ashton Allen was team tackled often and #27 Christopher Randolph had modest carries. With Westlake defenders flying all over the place making plays. None more so, then #7 Antwain Littleton who finished with 3 Td's and 3 Sacks on the day.

As The Bulldogs line continued to rotate in and out, it was very uncharacteristically on the tail end of numerous penalties and having some good plays called back often. While Littleton and The Bulldogs tried to impose their will over The Elite in front of a crowd screaming for life from them. And life they would get, as #1 Joshua Dodd would make a nice catch over a defender. Spin off another. Deliver the stiff arm and break into the end zone for 6! The Elite Fans were all over it YELLING with glee. Then Coach Clark sent his offense out onto the field and Littleton went to work! With what I would call a statement run for the game. Plowing up the middle breaking multiple tackles and high step out of three or four defenders to explode into the open field for a 68 yard gain that appeared to deflate i5.

That would end up being a big misconception as Slye faced blitz packages from deep in The Bulldogs Arsenal all day. #33 Rashad Powell gave them a lift along with a good run from #8 Malcolm Terry down into the redzone. Where #77 Christian Taylor and #62 Treyvon Branch for Westlake made their statement an infadic one. "NOT TODAY!" These 2 teams wont see each other again until after "Burning Sands" but I know The Elite will be ready to flip this outcome as Westlake gets one here. Hey, Ms. Monica.. "Cakes & Pies!" RotfL

The Final Score: 39 - 13, Westlake tops The Elite in a game for the ages

 

PrimeTime Players:

#7 Antwain Littleton - Westlake
#62 Treyvon Branch - Westlake
#77 Christian Taylor - Westlake
#1 Joshua Dodd - I5 Elite

Monday, 29 September 2014 16:13

2014 6th Grade Week #3

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Week 3 Friday September 19th @ Sasser Field
14201 School Lane, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

I5 Elite  

20  Spirit of Faith 13
       

Last Friday night, in front of a packed crowd, the i5 Elite 6th grade team took on a very tough Spirit Of Faith Worriers squad. The game came down to the athletes battling in the trenches (Offensive and Defensive Line). A lot for times these guys are overlooked, when it comes to awards, but it was evident on Friday night who decided the game. i5 Elite, was led up front by a dynamic group that included the likes of Gregory Burno, Joe Bearns, John Avara, Kaede Goings, Ethan Bell, Kody Schloer, Isaiah Norwood and Jaden Allison. This group helped open holes for one of the most dynamic backfield in the GYFL, while also slowing down SOF, tough, signal wing offense.

The speedy, Caron Tull, lead the way with well over 100 yards on the ground, and added 2 touchdown runs, both, over 50 yards apiece. The strong running of Carl "Sixx" Hawkins, helped wear down a tough SOF defense. He broke off numerous runs throughout the course of the game, but none more important then a 65 yard run that put i5 Elite in scoring position to take the lead for good. Jadiel Mendoza, added a nice 25 yard touchdown, on a run where he broke a tackle in the backfield, and out raced the SOF defense to the end zone. Quarterback, John Griffith, commanded the offensive charge, and connected with Caleb Estes, and Jaden Lambert for big gains.

The defense did an excellent job containing SOF big backfield. The linebacking core came up big in the clutch, led by Carl "Sixx" Hawkins, Joe Bearns, Myles Downing, Adarius Atkins and Anthony D'Urso. I would be remiss to leave out hard hitting safety Michael Anthony. That kid brought the wood all night.

i5 Elite came away with an impressive win, in a hard fought game by both teams, 20-13. Great job!

Players of the Game:

Caron Tull
Gregory Burno  

 

Week 3 Saturday September 20th @ St. Johns HS
2607 Military Road, NW Washington, DC

Fatz Bulldogs  

49  Hamilton Tigers 20

 

     

The Fatz Bulliez Bulldogs against The Hamilton Tigers in 6th Grade Competition. Traditionally, The 6th Graders would play on Friday Nights. Yet today, these teams got a taste of The Big Stage at St. John's College High School. Neither team would come into to this one looking to do anything less then shine. With that sentiment expressed lets go straight to the recap.

As The Fatz Bulliez Bulldogs Running Back #1 in your programs and #1 in your hearts, Gary Rosemond Jr. put on a running exhibition for the record books. By matching Jabriel Johnson (better known as G5) with 5 rushing touchdowns on the day. 4 in the 1st half alone. With close to 258 on the ground, his one reception in the flats just was too much to overcome for Hamilton early. By the time #5 Jionni Brooks, a Fullback broke one for 70+ to virtually seal the deal in the 4th quarter. Bulldog Fans were hoarse before 11am!

Across the field from this scoring explosion by The Bulliez Bulldogs. Hamilton had done a more than fair share of adjusting and trying to contain this offense by playing their game to the letter. Head Coach Tyrone Roper, stayed with the game plan and got solid execution out of his offense in the 2nd half. Which stopped the scoreboard from catching fire leaving The Bulldogs Offense on the field. QB #1 Austin Tutas really settled down and started to manage the game well once they stopped looking to match touchdown for touchdown and put drives together that brought them what they desired.

#10 Calvary Harris did an outstanding job at giving his team better down & distance situations averaging close to 4.5 a carry in the 2 half for Hamilton. Along with WR #88 Andrew Coleman making some plays in the passing game. #55 Gabe Johnson led all Tigers in tackles, but The Bulliez had gotten out too early and way to vast of a lead.

The Final Score in this one.. 49-20!

Both teams showed alot of promise for the future as Our Broadcast Day started off EXPLOSIVELY!

Prime Time Players:

#1 Gary Rosemond Jr. - Fatz Bulldogs
#1 Austin Tutas - Hamilton Tigers

 

 

 

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 21:23

2014 8th Grade Week #2

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Week 2 Saturday September 6th @ St. Johns HS
2607 Military Road, NW, Washington, DC

Westlake Bulldogs

50 Ft. Hunt Federals 0
Hamilton Tigers 18 MoHo Co Lions

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WEEK TWO GAME FIVE:

Westlake Bulldogs 50
Ft. Hunt Federals 0

In WEEK TWO, GAME FIVE of The GYFL Fall League Action..
8th Grade Division

The Westlake Bulldogs met The Fort Hunt Federals

Again, the weather played an enormous role in the field conditions making the turf VERY SLICK after hours of rain belted down remorselessly. But these two teams stepped out onto the field looking to rebound from losses in Week One. Of those two teams, Westlake carries more experienced players on their roster while Fort Hunt carries alot of HEART under their shoulder pads into this one. Both Coaches double as teachers of the game and mentors away from it. The expectancy of a close one would take alot to muster but The Federals came in looking to shock the world given the circumstances.

#1 C.J. Lipford started the game off strong with a decent set of kickoff returns caught in stride and ran into The Bulldogs Special Teams coverage as if determined to will his way into the endzone. The shear tenacity of the effort game a boost to the team time and time again in a first half that was not to be. As on the opening play from scrimmage, #18 Rodney Lee looked to get things going with #4 Hunter Stewart at reciever and instead found a anxiously waiting #8 "3J" Jermaine Johnson Jr. who not only made a break on the ball for a pick but took it all the way back to the house. This would be the first of two pick sixes for him in a very thick stat line by the final whistle.

As Lee found the defensive secondary sitting waiting for his throws. The Westlake front 7 went to work on pressuring every snap with heightned desire to make the next big play! That by the time #2 Kennedy McKissic "The Mad Bomber" cut lose for 4 touchdown passes that easily could have been 5 or 6. It was Johnson, who would bring down two on offense along with #10 "Hot Rod" Rodney Patterson. With defensive stops on the heels of great plays from #22 "The CatBurglar" Andre Benson and all kinds of pressure up the middle from #99 Marcel Hemsley and The Big Man on Campus #52 Myles "Triple Stacks" Harris. Both over 300lbs. and move there feet like Monster Trucks driving over Old Buicks. The Westlake Varsity at times appear to click effortlessly to avenge the Week One loss with a Statement Game. The score was of no consequence to what was to be stopped long before regulation.

I applaud Fort Hunt for fighting as hard as they did, but it wasn't hard to see that on this day Westlake was playing for more then pride. Even with the 2nd and 3rd's playing like they were competing for more time at a later date. On Fort Hunts "Bye Week" I invite all those who would come to spend the day with us to watch the games from the sideline as a barometer for what they would like to eventually get too in this tough, tough league. But heart only take you so far.. This team will be a threat by playoff time! Today just wasnt fruitful.

The Final Score: 50 - 0, Westlake came, saw and executed. The Big Plays didnt hurt either!


Prime Time Players:

#8 Jermaine Johnson Jr. - Westlake
#1 C.J. Lipford - Fort Hunt

 

WEEK TWO GAME SIX:

Hamilton Tigers 18
MoHo Co Lions 13

In WEEK TWO, GAME  Six of GYFL Fall League Action..

8th Grade Division

The GAAAAME OF THE WEEEEEEEK, WEEK, WEEK, WEEK!
(..and Yes, I made The World wait for this one!)

The Hamilton Tigers got it on with The MoHo County Lions

Now let me say this.. There have not been words placed together that could describe the intensity that this game embodied as these two teams took the field on Saturday! You just CAN'T! I have the dubious task of attempting to do so here.

So let's start with the obvious.. YOU MISSED ONE HELL OF A MATCH UP!! These two teams have alot of talent, discipline and heart in all three phases of their games. Coach Ashley and Coach Craig have done amazing jobs of improving their teams even after only a week of practice coming off of victories. The Fans in the stands were LOUD! I mean, REDICULUOSLY LOUD!! I could hardly get the opportunity to pump them up because they were there in the moment every play of the way.

As the feeling out process started this game with a series of good drives that yielded no points for either team. It was finally broken by a Beautiful Rainbow Pass from #4 Trace Campbell to #28 Jalen Green to take the lead. After failing the point after attempt, there wasn't a Lions Fan who had a doubt that they couldn't get it back. With the cheers and screams of encouragement building. It seemed to almost catch the attention of The Football Gods who spoke with Mother Nature and told her, "Hey! Chill Out with all the rain. We want to record this!" As the Sun, for the first time in 3 games pierced through the clouds and gave us the most gorgeous scene for a game the whole day.

The Lions Offense led by #12 Hudson Primus had addressed the bleeding from The Tigers pass rush and settled down quickly moving to a 2 TE package that proved effective. So much so that they were able to attack the seams with accuracy and due diligence. Primus then began to rely on the brutal running style of "The Chef" #3 Ronald Cook, last weeks PTP'er (PrimeTime Player). With #25 Zachary Dixon and #8 Shane "The Hulk" Lee at the TE positions imposing their wills in the run and pass blocking schemes. Hamilton had their hands full going into halftime. Did I leave something out?.. Nawww!

That as the 2nd half started, MoHo struck it rich as Primus found Lee to make it a game. Hamilton wasn't done though. With #14 Josh Pugh being contained and team tackled at every opportunity. The Tigers went to a player I could only compare to Adrian Peterson like. As #5 Jabriel "G5" Johnson often known for taking flight showed off the POWER RUN GAME STYLE. If you ask me, his carries showed heart, vision and character that really exemplifies the passion this team has to win. His carries plowed through a defense that had played to slow down the speedy Pugh appeared stunned at him choosing to drop the stiff arm or his shoulder pads as opposed to shaking you out of your shoes. Something he does very well and has his whole GYFL Career.

Hamilton would go up on the strength of that and leave MoHo to respond. Not only did they respond, but they would put together a drive that would give them the lead 13-12 in the 4th quarter. #5 for MoHo County, The 2 Time Spring League Champion Rohann Bell had a stellar day on defense. Getting to Campbell and really making this game one to sit up on the edge of your seat over. But that too was still possibly not enough.

With time still left in regulation of the 4th quarter.. The Lions playing GREAT ALL DAY! It was the poise.. I used the word, POISE! Of the 7th Grader, Trace Campbell who came down the field with this offense like he scripted it to happen that way. You had fans chattering and yelling names like, "Baby Elway.. Lil Favre.. Itsy Bitsy Brady.." instead on today. The name that left a bad taste in your mouth would be simply, Trace! I would tell you more.. but maybe you should come out and see it for yourselves if your around. The GYFL.. What an experience! "LIONS AND TIGERS & FANS.. OH MY!"

The Final Score: 18 - 13, Hamilton goes on to remain undefeated

Prime Time Players:

 

 

 

#4 Trace Campbell - Hamilton
#12 Hudson Primus - MoHo County

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 21:20

2014 7th Grade Week #2

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Week 2 Saturday September 6th @ St. Johns HS
2607 Military Road, NW, Washington, DC

Westlake Bulldogs

31 Ft. Fatz Bulldogs  6
I5 Elite 28 MoHo Co Lions

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WEEK TWO GAME THREE:

Westlake Bulldogs 31
Fatz Bulldogs 6

WEEK TWO, GAME THREE of The GYFL Fall League Action..
Junior Varsity Division

The Westlake Bulldogs and The Fatz Bullies Bulldogs had their "Battle of The Bulldogs" Game start us off from St. John's College High School in Uptown, Uptown.. Washington, DC


This game set the tone for what was to be a day filled with BIG PLAYS and GUTSY COACHING CALLS. As the first play from scrimmage had "The Cannon" 
Antwain Littleton explode for a 73 yard run for a touchdown before you could warm your seat good in the stands. After a 3 and Out by The Bullies & a Punt. Littleton blasted out of the gates a second time for 38 yards on the ground showcasing the power to run inside, vision to pop to the exterior and speed to have the secondary concerned the rest of the game. Literally!.. The Bullies who were making there Fall Debut had their hands full as Westlakes Defense came at them with just as much force.

However as the game moved into the second half, #2 Tayon "Dueces" Lewis began to assert himself as a force to be acknowledged beside #1 Charles Creek who had his hands full just trying to check down who Westlake was sending on the blitz. As the penalties piled against The Bullies who's roster is bolstered with numerous first year players with talent to burn. It was the well experienced Westlake playing an emotion filled game as they welcomed back #2 Micheal "The Panther" Prather who also would score on the ground and pick up the point after attempt. As Westlake walked away bruised but not beaten.

The Final Score: 31 - 6, Westlake over The Bullies in a DOG FIGHT to say the least!

Prime Time Players:

#7 Antwain Littleton - Westlake
#2 Tayon Lewis - Fatz Bullies

 

WEEK TWO GAME FOUR:

MoHo Co Lions 6
I5 Elite 28

In WEEK TWO, GAME FOUR of The GYFL Fall League Action..

7th Grade Division Division

The MoHo County Lions faced off against The I5 Elite

This game took a WICKED TWIST as Mother Nature once again made herself a part of the adversity to be dealt with. As scattered showers variated from sprinkles to full blown buckets of rain showers. This would in turn make running routes and making sharp cuts virtually unthinkable to attempt. Yet for Football Fans you get to see those hits where the players involve collide and then slide another 4 to 5 yards! Wooooooo Baby!!

Both teams come into this contest after very strong showings in Week One. With both coaches, Jason Guglielmone for MoHo and Eric Allen had their team ready to go out and play disciplined football for 4 quarters. Yet, I dont think either one counted on the problems that the elements could bring to this one. As it was alot of bobbled snaps, miscued ball exchanges and the passing games were reduced to what Tony K would call, "Alot of Ham & Cheese" being served up. Translation.. dive left (run), pitch right (run), and sweeps (run)!

So with that being the case, i5 had numerous backs who could get it done behind their offensive line and #12 Austin Slye managing the game. Until #18 Joseph Babrowicz III or "JB3" showed he could do the same for MoHo County. So after some nice exchanges it became a field position battle that led to sound really great strategies being displayed. In between weather variations.. #8 Malcolm Terry for i5 had the greatest impact for The Elite rushing the football and #34 Andre "Master P" Porter led The Lions not only in tackles but HARD KNOCKS. I5 would win this battle but The Lions will live to roar another day.

The Final Score: 28 - 6, The Elite was just too much on the ground to handle

Prime Time Players:

#8 Malcolm Terry - I5 Elite
#34 Andre Porter - MoHo County

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 21:04

2014 6th Grade Week #2

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Week 2 Friday September 5th @ Sasser Field
14201 School Lane, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

MoHo Co Lions 

19 I5 Elite 30
       

 

This was truly an amazing youth football game!!!!!

The game started out with MoHo Co just pounding the ball up the middle with Damonte jones and Jermaine smith which was very effective initially.  MoHo Co reached the I5 25 yard line, but were stopped on 4 down.

#20 Isaiah West was a beast at cornerback on a island with great coverage for the whole game. Austin Smith and Kobe Stevens were doing there usual pound and ground, showing great speed. Kobe scored with a full back dive and bounce it outside for the TD and Austin off tackle TD to keep MoHo Co in the game.

Naseem Pacheco #9 ran straight off the bus right on the field with 1 practice.  He was a game changer with 1 TD off the kickoff and vicious hits from the outside linebacker position stopping the I5 running backs trying who tried to get to the corner. Mario Wallace another 1 practice hitter stepped in and got in the back field with "Big Daddy" Marcus Johnson and helped get some needed stops. For the most part the MoHo Co offense was pretty good having to deal with new team mates from a lot of different organizations trying to gel, but when we do it will be a scary site. This FBU 6th grade team is going to be big, physical and nasty.

From the I5 side, it was a great night.  On i5 Elite's first drive, Caron Tull broke off a 45 yard run, and punched it in 3 plays later on a 9 yard touchdown run.  The i5 Elite defense forced a 4 and out on MoHo's second possession, and John Griffith, connected with Jaden Lambert, 3 plays later, on a 10 yard touchdown pass.

Carl "Sixx" Hawkins jump started the 2nd half with a 70 yard kick return for a touchdown. It was his second kick return of the season, in only 2 games.  Caron Tull scored his second touchdown of the game on a 11 yard run, in the third quarter, but he still wasn't done, after a MoHo score, Caron completed the hat trick with his 3rd touchdown of the night, on a 29 yard run, setup by a crushing block from Jadiel Mendoza.

Joe Bearns, and Kaede Goings led the way on defense with a combine 12 tackles between them. 

Players of the game:

Caron Tull - I5 Elite
Joe Bearns - I5 Elite
Kaede Goings 
- I5 Elite
Austin Smith - MoHo Co 
Marcus Johnson - MoHo Co

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 20:02

2014 7th Grade Opening Day

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Week 1 Saturday September 6th @ Calvert Hall HS
8201 La Salle Road, Baltimore, MD

Westlake Bulldogs 

34 MoHo Co Lions 0
I5 Elite  39 Hamilton Tigers

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WEEK ONE GAME THREE:

Westlake Bulldogs 34
MoHo Co Lions 0

The Westlake Bulldogs faced The MoHo County Lions

This game started the day off with The Bulldogs really putting on a ground game exhibition that will look to difficult to stop as they continue to gel and build on their playcalling options. "The SS Express" #10 Saiquan Stewart led all rushers for Westlake with 2 HUGE touchdown runs. On a roster that has him behind "The Cannon" Antwain Littleton who changed his uniform number to #7 this Fall. D.J. Anthony had a balanced day on defense notching 1 sack, 1 forced fumble and 1 huge tackle for a loss. The former Signal Caller, turned his attentions to getting stops and allowed Ed Core Jr. to run the offense with the WR #8 Luke Hill showing The GYFL that the air assault has alot of promise to come.

Across the field from them was The MoHo County Lions who came in looking very stout as well. Unfortunately, the offensive line had its hands full picking up the various blitz packages thrown their way and it was pretty much down hill from there. Yet, after shaking off the early jitters playing from behind. The Lions were very tenacious on defense all game at getting stops themselves. If not for the Big Plays made in numerous 3rd & long situations the scoreboard would have been a whole lot different. The play of #74 Andre Porter and #8 Christian Ware gave fans plenty to feel happy about as this team goes forward. With #21 D'Angelo Ferguson playing with so much heart and determination on offense. Once #13 Joseph Babrowicz III or "JB3" settles down and get some time in the pocket, look for this team to mess up alot of teams plans to get wins in the future.

The Final Score: 34 to 0, Westlake in a walk away fashion

PrimeTime Players:

Saiquan Stewart - Westlake
D'Angelo Ferguson - MoHo County 

 

WEEK ONE GAME FOUR:

I5 Elite 39
Hamilton Tigers 0

The Anne Arundel i5 Elite played The Hamilton Tigers

The I5 Elite came into this game under Coach Eric Allen and Coach Phil Slye knowing that to be successful in this league you will have to bring YOUR "A" GAME! As I glanced at the roster I immediately noticed how deep they were at the skill positions but never knew that there was MORE IN STORE! Traditionally solid, i5 got out to a moderate start and appeared to be simply testing what they could and couldn't do against a very sizable Tiger Nation squad.

The immediate success of #28 Ashton Allen, who finished with 2 Td's. Along with #27 Christopher Randolph who finished with 2 Td's. #8 Malcolm Terry & #23 "2 Sweet" Reston Sweetney who both picked up 6 individually the ground. Made it hard to watch by the time #86 David "Lightning Bolt" Holt got one through the air on a beautiful reception. While the scoreboard got worked overtime by I5, The Most Memorable Play came before they even took the field actually as the gathered together and PRAYED AS A TEAM!

Across the field was My Man.. Darryl "Coach Rev" Redman "The Hardest Recruiting Coach in The Universe!" BoL!!! This Tigers Unit unlike many I've seen him field is heavy on offensive and defensive lineman this Fall. Normally, overly blessed with skill players in the past. Rev, has the challenge of forming a team after losing THE MOST STARS EEEEVER to Varsity.

Henceforth, the challenge begins for him behind what has to be a disappointing loss to a man who virtually walked into The Spring League Championship Game just 2 months ago. But to every member of TigerNation I will say this.. "If there is anyone.. and I MEAN ANYONE! That can groom this well balanced team into a POWERHOUSE it's REV!"

With #4 Kylen Austin at The Helm and #6 Jordan Redmond-Ridgeway running as haaard as he did. (No need for spellcheck, I did it on purpose) Once #99 "Sir" Charles Pickett, #92 Antwon "Starburst" Burston get it together. The line of scrimmage will never be the same. They fell short in this one and it was hard to watch.

The Final Score: 39 - 0, I5 Elite was just TOO MUCH, TOO SOON!

Prime Time Players:

#27 Christopher Randolph - I5 Elite
#28 Ashton Allen - I5 Elite
#4 Kylen Austin - Hamilton

NOTE:  All summaries are courtesy of the one and only Wayne "The Voyce" Matthews!

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 19:05

2014 Fall 6th Grade Standings

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                              2014 GMSFL 6th Grade Regular Season Standings

Team

Wins

Losses

Pct

PF

PA

Point Diff

I5 Elite

5

0

1.000

127

70

+57

Fatz Bulldogs

3

1

.750

119

64

+55

Hamilton Tigers

1

3

.250

50

82

 -32

MoHo Co Lions

1

3

.250

45

79

-34

 

           

 

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 18:55

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

 

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 18:46

2014 Fall 7th Grade Standings

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                              2014 GMSFL 7th Grade Regular Season Standings

Team

Wins

Losses

Pct

PF

PA

Point Diff

Westlake Bulldogs

4

0

1.000

117

13

+104

I5 Elite

4

1

.800

140

57

+83

Hamilton Tigers

2

1

.666

13

45

-32

MoHo Co Lions

0

4

.000

24

121

-97

Fatz Bulldogs*********

0

0

.000

94

58

+36

 

           

 **i*********Important Note***************

All Fatz Bulldog 7th Grade games will in effect be scrimmages.  The Fatz Bulldogs 7th Grade Certification books were unable to be validated by the cutoff date, and there was a possibility that there were kids on the roster who may have not met our eligibility requirements for grade and age.  We moved to a Grade division format for the Fall League this year, as opposed the the Frosh, JV, and Varsity format that we used last Fall and that we will continue to use in the Spring.

The Post Season All Star Games that we feed to use grade formats and we want to seamlessly roll right into them (Crab Bowl and FBU Teams). That was the reason for the change.  We modeled our age verification system after prior years FBU rules, which stated the following:

  • 6th Grade eligible players must be in the 6th grade and can not turn 13 before Aug 1st of the current year.
  • 7th Grade eligible players must be in the 7th grade and can not turn 14 before Aug 1st of the current year.
  • 8th Grade eligible players must be in the 8th grade and can not turn 15 before Aug 1st of the current year.

The liberal age allows for 1 year reclassed kids, with late birthdays (After Aug 1st).  For 2014 FBU has moved the age up to October 1st, but we use the August date.

The biggest issue regarding unfair playing advantage is age.  It is not grade.  There can be younger kids in higher grades (i.e. 13 year old 8th graders) and there can be older kids in lower grades (i.e. 14 year old 7th graders).  Grade can be deceptive, but it is still relevant.  It is the age that creates unfair playing advantages though.

In order for our league to maintain our credibility and legitimacy, we must follow rules with regards to certification.  The Bulldogs 7th grade team will still be allowed to play, but they will not be awarded victories as we were unable to certify 100% of the roster in the specified time period.

We still want the Bulldog kids to have an opportunity to showcase their skills, improve, be scouted, etc.  We still want the opponents to have a team to play on their schedule and not have to take byes, which don't allow them to showcase their skills, improve, and be scouted, etc.  The decision has been made by the league to allow them to continue to play for the rest of the season and get all of the benefits that the league has to offer, but they will not be allowed to receive victories and are not eligible for the playoffs.

 

With that being said, the victories for the Bulldogs will be recorded as losses and will be reflected in the standings.  We can not penalize the organizations that were able to provide all of the documentation in a timely fashion, but we also don't want the Bulldogs to miss out on all the recruitment opportunities.  The best middle ground option was to allow them to play the season, but have the games be basically scrimmages for them.

We will continue to do the write ups and record the scores, but the standing will reflect the victories for their opponents.

GYFL Staff.

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