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- What a weekend! First off, Madea Nature
treated ALL football fans with some wonderful weather featuring bright skies
and dare I say it... NO RAIN!
Also, we would like to to thank the folks over at
Chicago (Hales Franciscan) and South Holland for all of there hospitality.
Now, on to the games...
In the first game of the playoffs, the Cardinals
took on the Lions. Not sure where to start, but I must mention Tyian
Miller. Mr. Miller had 105 yards rushing yards on 2 carries and 2
touchdowns in the first quarter. The Cardinals secured the lead early
and never let go including a 60 yard pass plus three long runs. Mr.
Miller finished the game with over 175 yards rushing. Final score:
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In the second game on Saturday, it was Eastside vs. University Park. The
Bulldogs picked up where the Cardinals left off in the first game jumping
out early and scoring often to knock off the Lions. The Bulldogs offense
accumulated over 200 yards of offense and their defense held the Lions, not
only out of the endzone, but to less than 80 yards. Final score:
In the Sunday matchup, between Matteson and South
Holland, it was all Jets. Jaleel Mason got the Jets on the board first with
a 43 yard sprint, followed by a 28 yard run by Greg Boyd Jr. Mr. Boyd also
scored again about 5 minutes later on a quarterback keeper (20-0). The Bears
were able to get on the board in the fourth quarter on two separate
quarterback keepers closing the gap to 26-13, but they were unable to stop
the Jets who scored one more time on a 45 yard run by Jahreal Williams.
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In some cases you would call this an upset, but in others, you would simply
say both team are evenly matched as the Eastside Bulldogs took on the
Chicago Cardinals. Both offenses were explosive during the regular season
and the 4th ranked Cardinals piled on 152 points while the Bulldogs had 133.
On the other side of the ball (defense), both teams played very stingy
only giving up 73 (Bulldogs) and 83 (Cards) points. In a previous matchup,
the Bulldogs won, but in double overtime (week 4). In the end, the number
one Bulldogs lost this playoff game but not without a fight.
The Cards' scored first on a hard run by Khalil Clanton
(7-0). The 'Dogs responded on a busted play by Jonathon Ward who streaked
down the field for the score. Extra point was no good (7-6). Then
right before halftime, the Cards tossed a 55 yard pass for the score and the
lead (14-6). In the second half, the Bulldogs struck first with a short,
powerful run by Daquan Bell. Extra point was no good (14-12). From this
point on both teams battled back and forth - neither able to score,
but with 2:30 left in the game, the Cards' snagged an interception to seal
the game. Final score: 14-12.
|Sunday's JV game between the
Jets and the Lions proved to be all Jets... Darshon McCullough
scored first on a 50 yard sprint in the first quarter (6-0),
followed by Brandon Johnson, who scored right before the half
(13-0), and concluded with another touchdown by Mr.
McCullough, when the Jets were set with a fourth and long with 50.4
left in the game. Final score:
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In the final contest on Saturday, it was a repeat game between
Eastside and Chicago. This game was only a repeat in name alone. These
two teams met in week 4 where the 'Dogs won 9-0
in a very hard fought game.
The first half was similar to the
previous game, in which both teams played tough as nail defense, keeping
each other out of the endzone (0-0 at the half). In the second half, the
'Dogs made some adjustments and got on the board first with a hard run by
Marshon Hayes (7-0). On the next possession the Chicago fumbled.
Eastside recovered and put the ball in the end zone on their next offensive
possession - extra point was no good (13-0). From here, the Cards' turned to
their staple offense, A-10. Unfortunately, they fumbled on the ball back to
the 'Dogs in this formation and Eastside recovered the ball in the end zone
(19-0). The Bulldogs were able to score once more, but unfortunately,
emotions ran high in the fourth quarter and lots of pushing and shoving took
place at center field resulting that the referees call the game at 4:57
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As we all know, there is no room in sports for this
kind of behavior. As I'm writing this, there are several stories developing
and being researched and reported on violence in and around youth sports.
Bay Area football
Violence in Youth Sports
Fighting at Youth Football
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But, I must say, the folks in the Will-Cook league,
along with the officials, handled the situation perfectly.
On Sunday, the varsity game put the Bears in front of
the Jets. Earlier in the season (week 4), it was all Jets 26-0... can
lightning strike twice against the Bears? Yeah sort of... the only score in
this game came on a fumble recovery by the Jets who were able to scoop up
the ball and run it in for a touchdown in the first quarter. The Bears had a
number of opportunities to advance the ball but were not able to capitalize
on field position as well as turnovers. Final score:
SPECIAL NOTE: This is the first time in South Holland
organization history where all four of their teams are in the championship
games. CONGRATULATIONS JET NATION!!!
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