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2010 Will-Cook-Kankakee Superbowl
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In the first game (widget) was between Chicago (8-0)
and Richton Park (6-2). Coming into the game the Cardinals were not only
undefeated but their offense was explosive acquiring the most points in the
- What a wonderful day for a football game!!! Will-Cook-Kankakee football
association picked not only a first-class location, Brother Rich
High School, but also one of the best days to play. In years past,
the league always had to fight the elements. For example, last year,
it was very cold and snow flakes began falling during the games. But
nonetheless, Madea Nature provided all teams with bright sunshine,
slight breeze and wonderful day for football. And not just any
football, today was the game everyone has been waiting on... working
towards since July - the SUPERBOWL - Will-Cook-Kankakee style.
Brother Rice High School field
All four 1st place trophies
|And on their first possession they
got the ball in the endzone on a fourth and ten 33 yard run by
Tyian Miller at the 2:06 mark in the first quarter. The Cards were
not done... they scored three more times on the afternoon on the
ground (Jonathan Bryant), in the air (Bryant to Isante Becton) and
again on the ground with a quarterback keeper (Mr. Bryant).
Mr. Miller in the endzone
Cardinals celebrate their victory
"The kids worked hard and show their true character," coach Francis
shared with us after the game. "I'm so proud of each and everyone of
them and we are going to celebrate our victory."
FINAL SCORE: 25-0 Cardinals
|Up next was the PeeWee contest
between Eastside Bulldogs (8-0) and the Richton Park
Raiders (3-5). This game played out as an old fashion
football game where neither team gave up much ground nor
position once they settled down.
|The Bulldogs got on the board first
real quick with a kickoff return for 72 yards to start the game
(7-0). On the other side of the ball, the Raiders answered with
a power run by Joseph Peters who exploded up the middle for 57
yard touchdown (7-6). The Raiders scored again setup by a 56
yard run by Mr. Peters, who was tackled down at the four yard
line. Two plays later, he was rewarded with his second score in
the game (7-12). Is this five point lead enough to seal the
deal? In the second half, the Bulldogs controlled the ball down
the field until they were able to score on a short run and the
lead (13-12). The Raiders had one more opportunity late in
the fourth quarter and were inching the ball down the field, but
they were stopped on a 4th down play with 1:13 left.
opening kickoff return
Peters celebrates in the endzone
Coach Tucker holds the championship
trophy along side President Darius Smith
So the answer to our above question is no... This five point lead
proved not enough to seal the victory for the Raiders.
FINAL SCORE: 13-12 Bulldogs
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"Captured the Art of Sport in Motion"
The third contest on the day (junior varsity) put the undefeated Country
Club Cougars (8-0) in front of the Chicago Cardinals (4-4). The Cougars
came into the Superbowl with an explosive offense, but on the other side
of the ball, their defense is pretty stingy. In fact, they only gave up
25 points all season (or 3.125 a game).
The Cougars opened the game with a 30 yard bomb but two plays later the
Cardinals intercepted a pass. The Cards were not able to capitalize on
With 44.2 left in the first quarter, the Cougars were able to get the
ball into the endzone on a short run up the middle (6-0).
The Cougars three more times before the Cardinals got on the board. Once
on a quarter keeper sweep by Lavelle Melton (12-0); another on a
beautiful pass to the back of the endzone (18-0); and on an interception
that was return for a score by Trenell Austin (26-0).
The Cardinals got on the board with the famous A-10 offense with a 50
yard pass with 5:18 left in the game (26-7). Chicago scored once more
with 1:!6 left in the game with a hard run up the middle (26-13).
One of the funniest things that occurred at the end of the game was Coach Lee
Cole running from the his coach preparing to dose him with water. Coach Cole saw
what was going on and took off down the field out-running everyone. He was
quoted as saying "he's a Louisiana boy and you Chicago boys are little slower
than us southern boy."
Coach Lee Cole celebrates with his
team and coaches
FINAL SCORE: 26-13 COUGARS
In the final game of the day (season) was a varsity match-up setup to be
a classic. You had the hard-nose, disciplined South Holland Jets (6-2)
facing the undefeated Colts (8-0). The Colts have the second most
offensive points in the league (first among varsity) and a stingy
defense that only gave up 38 points (or 4.75 points per game). The Jets
on the other hand, acquired 160 points offensive and their defense is in
the conversation too as far as being stingy.
But as we all know, all of these statistics are cute but they don't mean
anything... this is not the BCS... it's decided on the field.
|On the field, the Colts got on the board
first with a 21 yard run by Alzantus Riley. The Colts
kicked a successful extra point to take the early lead of 8-0.
Kankakee would not surrender the lead in this contest. Both
teams had a tough time holding on to the ball - the Colts turned
the ball over twice (1 fumble and 1 interception), while the
Jets turned the ball over 5 times. But out of the five
turnovers, the Colts were only able to capitalize twice. The
Colts scored quickly on a muffed punt in which they recovered on
the Jets 9 yard line. They were able to run the ball in making
the score 14-0. Later in the fourth quarter, the Colts
intercepted a pass and a few plays later Dyrrah Christon carried
the ball in on a 36 yard run (20-0).
kickoff return for opening score
Christon's touchdown run
This proved to be enough for the Colts to secure the varsity
championship over the Jets.
On a side note and a veteran move, coach Duane Tucker, knocked over
the cooler holding ice and water so no one could dose him in the
FINAL SCORE: 20-0 COLTS
With the 2010 Will-Cook-Kankakee football season in the rear view
mirror, we would like to thank the
entire organization for all of your support, and we are already
looking forward to next year.
We would also like to thank the fine folks over at Brother Rice for
all of the hospitality.
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