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2012 Week #2 Summary

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Two Time GYFL All Star and FBU MD State All Star Trevon "Pick 6" Diggs in action against the Southern MD Wildcats Two Time GYFL All Star and FBU MD State All Star Trevon "Pick 6" Diggs in action against the Southern MD Wildcats

Written By: GYFL Analyst Leo Minus
Story Contributor: Mike Anderson


WHAT A DIFFERENCE A WEEK MAKES

The Good Lord blessed us with another beautiful Grassroots Saturday afternoon for week 2 of arguably the best youth football league in the world!

The Stars came out again and Grassroots went long distance this time. It wasn't just the local HS coaches that stopped by this time. Of course the whole Archbishop Spalding staff was on hand. AD Lee Dove is always a gracious host. Coach Holmes was there and their QB coach was on hand to give tours to all of the kids who were interested and it is hard to see how they couldn't be after seeing the gorgeous facility. It is truly state of the art. Our prayers continue to go out to Head Coach Mike Whittles who is battling and giving cancer a run for it’s money. We believe that coach will beat the dreaded disease.

Of course the Bishop O’Connell staff was deep again, as they have been for all of 2012 GYFL events. Coach Del Smith and his staff are serious about being good and have made a commitment to the GYFL. They don’t want their brand new 5.2 million dollar facility to not be filled with talent. Gilman never misses a GYFL event no matter how far or close. Coach Josh Austin is a mainstay, but even Offensive Coordinator Chris Baucia came out to check out talent. Calvert Hall Head Coach Donny Davis stopped by to see the Baltimore Metro team.

Head Coach Bob Shields from Riverdale Baptist was there bright and early fresh off the heals of the grand opening of their brand new state of the art field turf facility. We saw coach Sule from McDonough. Rick Peacock from Palotti made and appearance, as did a number of other coaches. Not playing favorites here but I would take up the whole page listing coaches and not be able to get to the good stuff. If we forgot you, shoot us a text and we will update the post.

The news of the day though, was that word has reached out to the state of Ohio about Grassroots and the head coach from the Western Reserve Academy, which is one of the top boarding schools in the country, made the trip all the way here just to scout talent. He found some film of Colt Roe, who was the 7th grade QB for our Fairfax team last year and was so impressed that they offered him and his family a financial package that was so absurd and an opportunity to play in a wide open 5 receiver set offense they packed up the truck and sent the kid to OHIO!

Coach Hildebrand came all the way to Maryland to see if he could uncover any other gems and he left very pleased. There were a number of parents that were interested in the opportunity and he was honored to be able to pitch his school. Grassroots is spreading nationwide family.

Not only that, we had appearance from arguably the best college linebacker to ever play the game, the one and only Mr. Lavar Arrington. Lavar had been hearing about the GYFL for a couple of years and wanted to see for himself if this thing was legit. He made it out to our marquee game of the day which was Charles County vs Montgomery County and he did not leave disappointed. There are some potentially hugs opportunities on the horizon for Grassroots and Lavar, but let’s get to the action.

The detailed stats are being compiled and will hopefully be ready by Tuesday or Wednesday at the latest, but in the meantime, we want to give you guys a synopsis of which teams played well and which kids stood out prior to looking at the stats. The post will be updated as new information is provided.

Week two of the GYFL season, played at Archbishop Spalding, was full of heart, determination and surprise. It was like watching a Rocky movie, where a no named, unevenly matched boxer gets a shot at the title and delivers an epic battle that no one can see coming. And just like the movie, everyone, even the champ is surprised, and in the end all have a new found respect and admiration for the challenger.


Game #1 Prince George’s County 44, Southern MD 0

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Round 2 started off with the 0-1 Southern Maryland Wildcats verses the 0-1 Prince George’s County Swarm.   While the Wildcats came to the field missing a few key players and a little uncertainty, the Storm took the field with a sense of purpose and re-commitment to the game. The improved offensive line play of the Swarm allowed 7th grade quarterback , Miles Temoney, to connect with wide receiver Trevon Diggs, who was missing in action during week one. The Miles to Diggs connection allowed the Swarm to stretch the field vertically, and give way to their running game.

Temoney had time to throw on this day, which was not the case in the opener where he was constantly harassed. He showed great poise and accuracy for a 7th grader. Keep your eye on this kid from the outstanding PG Chargers youth organization. The organization is top notch from top to bottom and this kid has a chance to be special.

Diggs comes from the State Champions Montgomery Village Chiefs and is a flat out elite player. He is very young for his age at only 13 years of age. It can’t be easy being the baby brother of one of the best players to ever come out of the state in Stefon Diggs (Good Counsel/U of Maryland). However, the kid has grow at least 3 inches since last year, gotten a lot stronger and will make a name for himself outside of his brothers shadow. He got his second GYFL season off to a bang on Saturday and made plays as a receiver and a shut down corner. He was also a member of our FBU MD All State team last winter where he earned the nickname “Pick 6” as a result of his uncanny ability to jump pass routes, pick the ball off and score.

The Swarm got strong play from their offensive line, particularly center Taheeb Sonekan (South Bowie/Undecided), another FBU All State performer and huge OG Savion Williams (Spirit of Faith/Undecided). They got surprisingly great play for Jordan Jacobs (Silver Hill/Potomac). Jacobs is undersized for a linemen and will play a different position at the next level as he is one of the fastest players on the team, as exhibited during GYFL Conditioning clinics. We actually got him training to play DB because he is so fast. For now though, he is such a valuable asset to both the offensive and defensive lines that he is making a sacrifice for the team and playing the role of unsung hero. Coach Crump will be getting a fantastic athlete at Potomac in this kid.

The Swarm got great play from ATH James Green (Forestville Boys and Girls Club), another FBU All State performer. He can play any position on the field. He starts at linebacker, but can play safety. He can play RB or WR on offense and has blazing speed. He took a jet sweep around the left side for about 60 yards and nobody was going to catch him. He is an exceptional talent, who will be taking his skills to Forestville HS in the fall.

Aaron Speight (Riverdale Baptist) stepped into the tailback slot when starting back Christian Melgar (White Oak/McNamara) re-injured his ankle. Speight wasted no time showing off his speed and vision with a nice burst around left end for about 30 yards and a score. Sir Scott is a big time player for the Swarm, as is Teyon Davis. Both of them are from the PG Storm in the AYF League. Not sure what HS they are going to as of yet.

Joshua Bonner (Accokeek Ravens/Bishop McNamara) has great size for a defensive player that can play multiple positions. He can put his hand in the dirt and be a big DL, or stand up and be an imposing LB. he played well on Saturday. A number of player were solid for PG and when the stats are in, we will update the post.

As for Southern MD, they didn’t have much to cheer about on this day, but they must not hang their heads low. These guys have all of the high school coaches drooling with the size of their offensive line. They have two of the biggest kids we have ever seen in the GYFL in Joseph Meador (Owings Outlaws/Huntingtown) and Dejuan Marble (Beach Buccaneers/Huntingtown). Randy Burke (Prince Frederick Eagles/Calvert HS) is powerfully built. Their OL is very imposing, but they have to get quicker and become more technically sound. When they do, Southern MD will be a problem for some teams in the GYFL.

They have a stud RB in DeMartez “Petey” Thomas who runs hard and low on offense and is a menace on defense. When the OL can consistently create creases for this kid he will wreak havoc. When they get Jhordan Green back from injury, the running game will improve.

They have a QB in Jessiah Rojas (Owings Outlaws/St. Mary’s Ryken) that is tough as nails and has a boatload of talent. We love this kid. He just needs time to throw the ball. When he gets it, Deandra Bush (Prince Frederick Eagles/Calvert HS) will be his go to guy. Bush has good size and speed. Brandon Beavers (Mechanicsville Braves/Chopticon) gave them a decent change of pace running back on Saturday.


Game #2 Howard County Stars 44, Fairfax County Colts 0

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The second game of week two pitted the 1-0 Howard County Stars against the 0-1 Fairfax County Colts. From the opening kickoff, the Stars took control of the game with an 80 yard kick return from Stars running back, Adrian Platt (Elkridge Hurricanes/Undecided).  Platt had another good game on the ground with some hard and tough running. He scored another touchdown on the ground. Down but not out the Colts mounted a defensive attack that slowed the Stars running game to a scamper. With the running game slowed down the Stars took their offense to the air finding receiver Eric Burrell (Gorc/McDonough) and DeAndre House (Columbia Ravens/Hammond HS).  

It was great to see Burrell back after missing the first week game because he had to take a test for McDonough. He was deadly in the passing game and lethal from his linebacker position. It is widely known how we feel about Burrell. Purely special! House was the kid that really wanted to see. He missed the first game with an ankle injury and told us before the game that he was 100%. He looked the part on a deep bomb to close the scoring out for the game. He is another stud that should have a breakout season.

Trey Simpson (Columbia Ravens/Undecided) was at it again with the interceptions. He did it twice last week and did it again this week. He took the one Saturday all the way back to the house for 6. Sonny Csorba (Ellicott City Patriots/Pallotti) is a stud FB/LB who was solid again on both sides of the ball. Lemond Bynoe (Columbia Ravens/Undecided) had another strong game and showed his quickness and tenacity. Armani Ceballos (Laurel Hurricanes/Undecided) was solid from his QB position again. Aaron Hansford (St. Johns) showed off is great speed by running down a speedy Fairfax RB from behind to save a TD.

Craig Williams Junior (W. Laurel Stallions/Bullis) did not look like DL at all when he converted a turnover into a 60 yard sprint for a defensive touchdown.

The Colts then put together a running attack of their own. The Colts running attack was effective in the middle of the field, but fell short of the end zone. It was a game of turnovers for the Colts. The Colts QB’s combined for three interceptions and a fumble. The Colts had a total of 5 turnovers on Saturday with four leading to scores for the Stars.

Offensively, the Colts moved the ball all game until they got into Star’s territory. The Colts QB’s went 3-7 for 42 yards. The Colts Running Back Bill Abusei (Bucknell/Hayfield) ran the ball 28 times for 120 yards. The Colts had a couple of costly penalties during their first offense possession that moved them from the Stars 3 yard line to the 25, which took them out of scoring position. The Colts defense played pretty well. Most of the Stars points came off of turnovers until late in the fourth quarter when the stars connected on two long passes.

The defense had a few standout players. Linebackers Hunter Wilkens (Fr. Belvoir/Undecided) and Max Nail (Ft. Hunt/West Potomac) both had nine tackles for the Colts. Defensive Tackle Asiedu Duah (Ft. Hunt/Mt. Vernon) was a beast coming of the defensive line. He had nine tackles a forced fumble and fumble recovery. Ozzie Opuku (Gum Springs/Undecided) and Jordan Napper (Woodland Tigers/Undecided) made several tackles throughout the game. The Colts will be a team to watch during the season.

Jay McCargo (Bishop O’Connell) turned in another good performance and the entire offensive line began moving the ball consistently when they went to their Wildcat offense in the 4th quarter. Mohamed Kamara (Ft. Hunt/Mt. Vernon) is a multi-talented and versatile player that can play any position on the field.

You could see the improvement from the first game. Once they get the turnovers under control they’ll be a competitive team.

Howard County Stars Statistics:

Howard County Stars Offense

Passing Comp Att Yards TD Int Sacks Fum
#27 Armani Ceballos               
               
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Receiving Rec Yards Avg. TD Fum
           
           
           
           
           
           
Total Receiving          

 

Offense Yards
Total Rushing  
Total Receiving  
Total Offense  


Howard County Stars Defense

Name Tackles Sacks Int F Fum R Fum
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
Total Defense          

 

Punt Returns Ret Yards Avg. TD Fum
           
           
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KO Returns Ret Yards Avg. TD Fum
           
           
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Game #3 District of Columbia Warriors 39, Loudoun County Eagles 18

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The game of the week has to be the DC Warriors verses the Loudoun County Eagles. The Eagles came to Spalding field with a plan and the intent to carry it out.   The first half of this game was a chess match, a battle of wills, size verses speed. The Warriors high powered offense was slowed down by a hungry Eagles’ defense, and kept off the field by an effective Eagles’ running attack.

The undersized speedy warrior line found it hard to penetrate or move the larger Eagles line. Darrin Pullen (Beacon House/Friendship) and Donnell Lowery (White Oak/Undecided) anchored the defense that got better as the game wore on. Antonio Favors (Patuxent Rhinos/Friendship) had another strong performance to follow up his opening game against PG. John Gant VI turned the game in the Warriors favor with a pick 6 in the 3rd quarter that gave them the momentum.

QB DeWayne Shorter III (Watkins/Friendship) looks to be the next great QB to run the DC Warrior High Octane Offense. He followed up a scintillating opening game performance with another big day through the air. The final score does not reflect the battle that took place on the field, but the Warriors explosive passing game took over in the second half. Warrior receivers Delonte Hellems Jr (Watkins/Undecided), Patrick Johnson (Watkins/McKinley Tech), and Navon “Skully” Prince (Beacon House/Wilson) stretched the field vertically all day. Hellams runs the fly pattern as well as anyone and Shorter puts the ball up where the tall receiver with leaping ability and great hands can go up and get it, which he has done for the second week in a row.

Prince, who is a two time GYFL All Star and FBU All State performer kept great concentration and caught a TD on a deflection. We were waiting to get a chance to see the speed of Johnson, who ran a blazing 4.50 forty at the Sports and Learning Combine and we got to see it on display on a short catch that he was able to turn up and take off. He is a sprinter with one of the most beautiful running strides that you will ever see. We thought he scored on about a 65 yard run after the catch but the ref said he stepped out of bounds at the 5. Yard line.

7th Grade left tackle Lawtez Rogers (New Carrollton) was big time on the OL again and will be recruited by EVERYBODY! His mother is about 6ft tall and he is still growing every week it seems like. Long, lean and mean. HS coaches need to check out #72. Big Richard Merritt (Undecided) is a legit 6’3 and 340lbs and can play. Needs to drop a few pounds to get quicker but he is big and can move pretty well. He is a member of the FBU All State team and is still undecided on a High School, which is amazing to us. Big Mike Williams (MD Bison/Wilson) controlled the line from his OG position and opened up nice lanes for RB C.J. Rainey to exploit.

Superstar RB Lo Lo Harrison was not there on Saturday and Rainey took cold advantage of all the extra carries and showing people that his 4.6 forty time at the combines was no fluke. He had a great day on the ground and in the passing game.

Loudoun impressed us with their game plan and were leading 18 – 13 at the half. The crowd was in shock after the whipping that Loudoun took in week 1. There was even an blogger on the Loudoun County website that called out the coaching staff and basically said they were incompetent. Well, I hope he was there to see the adjustments that Rusty and his staff made and marveled at how hard those kids played. If they couldn’t coach, they would have gotten their doors blown off by the Warriors, but that was far from what happened.

When QB Damani Neal (7th Grader) got injured after playing and excellent 1st half, his back up came in and threw the pick 6 to Gant that turned the whole game around. The Eagles never recovered from that and gave up a couple of late TD’s. But, the big offensive line led by Noel Hijazi (Briar Woods) and 7th grader Daniel Renaud created running lanes for tough running Charlie Clewis (Woodgrove) who had a great day on the ground.

The Eagles got great play from Anthony Page (Briar Woods), Billy Mullen (Woodrove), and Mississippi Johnson (Briar Woods). They put Big Malik Crowe (Potomac Falls) in the backfield and he punished the smaller DC Warriors defenders every chance he got. Gunner Hilling (Woodgrove) turned in an impressive performance for the Eagles.


Game #4 Montgomery County Bearcats 18, Charles County Heat 0

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The 1-0 Charles County Heat verses the 1-0 Montgomery County Bearcats was thought to be the game of the week, but soon became a game of attrition. Although it was two counties going against each other, there was a subplot brewing that most of the fans were unaware of. Many of the top Charles County players are members of the Mighty Westlake Bulldogs Youth organization, while many of the top Montgomery County kids come from the Montgomery Village Chiefs Juggernaut.

They both play in the Capital Beltway League and play each other multiple times because they normally make it to the CBL Championship Game. Westlake beat the Village in the regular season and in the CBL championship pretty handily. However, when they met in the state Championship game, it was Montgomery Village that came out victorious, leaving a bad taste in the mouth of the players, but more importantly, the head coach and commissioner of the Bulldogs Mr. Terrance Byrd.

Coach Byrd is one of the top coaches in the youth football game and part of the reason for joining Grassroots was a chance to get back at some of those Chiefs, without having to wait until the next Fall Season. Coach Garrett King “Coach G”, who is the lead dog for MV had other thoughts in mind when he decided to load up the Bearcats with the best of the best talent that MV had to offer. We expected a dogfight and that is what we got. The score was not indicative of how tough this game was played. Great players were kept in check all day long and the hard hits were plentiful.

From the start of the game, the two teams appeared to be pretty evenly matched. Both teams boasted large offensive and defensive lines, and explosive running games, playing iron man football.

The Bearcats defense however, stifled the Heat’s running attack and thwarted its passing game. While, the offense put up points with a methodical machine like precision. The biggest difference between the two teams proved to be their depth at the line of scrimmage. The Heat linemen seemed to wither away in the heat of the day with no bench replacements in site. While the Bearcats could rotate linemen in and out of the game for periods of rest and hydration the heat could not.

The Heat did have a few big plays on the field but did not have the energy to sustain or finish a drive. When they did make big plays, a turnover would give the ball back to the Bearcats. A fatigued Heat team had no answer for the Bearcat’s Travon Stott (Montgomery Village/Good Counsel) who dominated play on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. Stott caught a TD pass to start off the scoring and was a threat on offense throughout the game. He can play RB, WR, and can probably prepare the team meal if they ask them. He has that much talent. He picked off passes from his DB spot and was just all over the field. He was hands down the player of the game.

The Bearcat secondary is even better this year than last years, which included superstar Roger Richardson (Good Counsel) and a 7th Grade version of Trevon Diggs (Montgomery Village). Juron Woodyard (Montgomery Village/Watkins Mill) had a pick and run, Malcolm Littlejohn (Montgomery Village/Paint Branch) is a shutdown corner, Carlton Taylor (Montgomery Cowboys/Gilman) made the defensive play of the day by recovering a fumble and tiptoeing the sideline, and we already told you about Stott. That is a big time secondary that you can’t pass on and allows the defense to constantly load the box up with 7 defenders.

The Bearcats started a 6th grade QB that showed the poise of an 8th grader and displayed no fear. He opened the scoring with a play action pass and beautiful spiral in the left corner of the end zone to Stott. His name is “Doc” Bonner (Maplewood) and he is making a name for himself.

Daqwan Hill (Montgomery Village/Good Counsel) turned in another stellar performance on the ground, with a series of speed and power moves. He showed the entire package against a tough and sturdy Heat defense. Without the services of Jonathan Lee (White Oak/Good Counsel) due to injury, we had an opportunity to get exposed to couple of 7th grade backs that can flat out get it done. We had heard a lot about Marvin Beander (Maplewood) from a variety of sources, none other than the Great MD Point Guard and 12 year NBA veteran Walter “The Wizard” Williams who saw Beander play against his sons Olney team and tear them up. Not that we didn’t believe him, but we wanted to see for ourselves and we are officially sold. High School coaches, if you snooze you will lose on this kid. He is cat quick, with swivel hips and great feet. Has no fear either.

We didn’t get to see a lot of 7th grader Darius Golston, but it doesn’t take much for us to identify talent. We saw his athleticism on display at Landon during the winter at the conditioning clinics, then he followed them up with an impressive combine. We knew he had the athleticism, but we needed to see him in pads. I saw two carries up the middle that showed me all I needed to see. He will play a role this year for the Bearcats in a loaded backfield that Travon Stott played last year. Stott didn’t get a lot of carries but he showed us what he could do every time he touched it. Golston will do the same. Word is, his mother loves Bullis right now, but he is just a 7th grader so who knows.

David Sangwa (Silver Spring Saints/Kennedy) is a flat out animal who will dominate in high school. Jonathan Wanat (Silver Spring Saints/Good Counsel) was solid once again from beginning to end and if he hits the weights he could be the next Drew Stefanelli for the Falcons. The offensive line was stellar once again with Michael Drolet (Rockville Lions/Good Counsel), Charlie Siarkas (Rockville Rams/Sherwood), Kyle Loughner (Rockville Lions/Good Counsel), and 7th Grader Jalen Lea (Montgomery Village controlling the trenches. This is a really good team guys. Watch out. Coach Stefanelli and his staff put together a great game plan that kept the powerful Heat from exploding on offense and kept them on their heels on defense.

The Heat were missing a couple of key cogs, but they have so much talent that they can just reload so it was no excuse that FBU All State RB Devin Montgomery (Pax River Raiders/St. Mary’s Ryken) was not there. Damien Jones (Pax River Raiders/St. Mary’s Ryken) is an elite back with speed and power that was hungry to eat up the carries.   FBU All Star Terrance “Squeal” Davis (Westlake/DeMatha) and Eastbay All American Matthew Hunt (Marlboro/St. Johns) played well as always, but as earlier stated, it was a hot day and they both had to go both ways. They were not able to be as effective with the Bearcats having two platoons. The holes that Jones ran through in week 1 were not there for him in week 2. When they were, they closed pretty quickly.

Jones had one big run up the left sideline, but a great play by the defender caused the fumble that was recovered by Taylor. Lavar Arrington just loved the action. A number of Heat players turned in solid performances. Malik Brown, Joshua Chase, and DeMarco Blount were solid, as was Jesse Stauffer.

The Heat did not have a lot of premiere performances on the day but they will be back. We are certain of that.


Game #5 Baltimore Metro Stallions 21, Prince William County Lions 0

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The most surprising game of the day was 1-0 Baltimore Stallions verses the 0-1 Prince William County Lions. Prince William was beaten handily in the opening game against Charles County and to see the Baltimore Metro Hit Squad on the schedule did not look good for them

We expected a track meet in this game just like we expected in the DC game, but that is not what we got. We earned a tremendous amount of respect for the Lions kids and their staff based on a performance that had the score 13 – 0 late in the 4th quarter with the Lions having a chance to score and make it interesting. We were in shock and in awe of the Lions because we know how good the Stallions are.

With 7th Grade QB Kasim Hill (Red Lion Middle School) calling the shots and pulling the trigger, they can beat anyone. Hill is just a sharpshooting flamethrower who has the total package. The kid can literally make every throw. He has poise in the pocket. He can read defenses. He can thread the needle or throw the lob. We haven’t seen a 7th grade QB, or for that matter and 8th grade QB that can do what this kid can do. At this point in the season, he is the best QB in the league, but it is a long season.

WR/DB Morgan Scroggins (East Side/Calvert Hall) is as fine an 8th grade athlete that you are going to see anywhere in the region. As a receiver he has speed and good hands. As a DB he locks down a side, just as he did on Saturday. The Hollis twins (Travon and Troy Bluford/Calvert Hall) play their positions with tenacity and aggression. They gave up nothing on defense Saturday and played well on offense as well.

Rostin Bromell, a two time GYFL alum (Northwest Bulldogs) turned in another hardcore performance. He is not flashy but he runs around people and through people. He is a bruiser as a back and lowered the boom on more than a few Lion defenders Saturday. We have fallen in love with Azariah Bratton-Bey and when the film goes up on the site you all will why. He is spinning top like the Tasmanian Devil with the ball in his hands. He showed off is blazing speed and quickness against the Lions with a number of long runs, but he had one particular run where he just refused to go down and carried about 5 defenders an extra 10 yards before he finally went down.

When he got up, he was looking all over for Donnie Davis from Calvert Hall, but he had just left. I asked Bey, why he was running so hard and he told me, “Coach, I just want to go somewhere with this football thing.   I have to get noticed. Can you tell coach Davis about my run?” I promised him I would get the film to all the coaches, but make sure that Davis gets it first.

Shemar Shanks (Hamilton/Gilman) is a stud safety who prefers defense, but he showed us he could do it on the offensive side as well, catching a touchdown. He dropped one the play before as he had to turn around and look directly into the sun. Not sure how he caught the second one because it was the same play with the same play but he got it done on both sides of the ball. Damel Delgado (Northwest) was impressive once again from his WR position. The offensive line was solid, but not spectacular on the day. Johnson Lloyd (Woodlawn) held his own on the day, as did Two time GYFL All Star Zionnez Spencer, who played well at QB while alternating with Hill.

The Lions slowed down the Stallions by stretching the field and putting together a somewhat effective running game. Although the Lions did not score, they did create some scoring opportunities. They don’t have a lot of star players yet, but we have never been more proud of a team whose effort was flawless. That defense is going to give teams fits this year and as the offense continues to jell, they are going to be dangerous because they have playmakers.

We like Brandon Pitt (Woodbridge) as a QB. We were looking forward to seeing Donovan Williams at the QB because he was so impressive at the combines, but after his combine performance he was recruited by Carroll and has the opportunity to play varsity as a freshman so he needs to focus on learning the Carroll Offense this summer. Pitt throws a very nice ball and is poised in the pocket. He has a couple of good receivers to throw to in Eric Kumah (Hylton) and Kameron Kyles (Woodbridge). Both are big and fast receivers who we expect to have breakout years once the offense comes together.

CJ Childs (Forest Park) ran effectively on the day when he had some running room. Brandon Hilton (Osborne Park) is small, but has a heart of a Lion (literally). He may be the best player on the defense. Another very impressive player for the Lions was DJ White, who is another small and cat quick athlete with a ton of heart and no fear.

The defense played as a unit with no clear cut star players, which is just the way coaches like it. Prince William has already earned the respect of the GYFL regardless of their 0 – 2 record. They understand that this is an exposure league and if they play hard and well, they win as individuals even if they team loses.

GM and Head Coach reminded his players that the GYFL is like the SEC of youth football. There are no weeks off and there are no easy games!

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