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OYTF Sees Mixed Results in Week 2

Aug 29, 2016 07:50PM ● Published by Steven Jack

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8U BLUE 0 - Yorkville Red 6
On a rain soaked field in Yorkville on Saturday morning, 8U BLUE took on Yorkville Red. A great game was played by both teams as it went back and forth and was tied 0-0 with less than 1 minute left in the 4th quarter. The Panthers offense had 2 great drives inside the yorkville 10 yard line but came up just short on each attempt.  

The Panther defense was up to the task only giving up a hand full of 1st downs the entire game taking a shut out until less than 10 seconds left in the game. Yorkville was able to put together a couple nice plays and got the ball inside the 20 yard line with less than 10 seconds left in the game.

They hit a pitch and Oswego just missed 2 tackles as the time expired that gave Yorkville the win. The Oswego blue coaching staff were very impressed with how the team took huge steps forward and are getting better each week.Great games where had by Ryan Stork, Aiden Larsen, Julian Hernandez, Danny Claycombe, Jayden Pugsley, Brayden Cronin, Isaac Ramirez, Mariano Velasco, Donncha Souza on Offence, Defense and Special Teams.  

8U Blue will be back in Yorkville this Saturday morning at 9 am to take on Yorkville white.  
8U ORANGE 12 - DeKalb 0
8U Orange started out strong on their way to a 12-0 shutout victory over DeKalb. Hunter Amelio had another big day offensively scoring his fourth touchdown of the season. Connor Konken scored the 2ndtouchdown, which was set up by a nice run by Dylan Cathey.

The offensive line had another strong performance lead by Colton Pennington, Tristan Thomas, Teddy Manikas, and Nolan Hutchings, with some help from Abrahem Abdallah, Tysen Marshall, Gage Poquette, and Collin “Diesel” Kostman. The first half ended with a score of 12-0, and the offense did a great job of milking the clock in the 2nd half with 2 extended drives to preserve the shutout.

The defense had another dominant performance, with Hunter Amelio getting the first interception of the season. The Oswego defense made multiple impactful plays as they recovered 2 fumbles, with Noah Deist, Jeff Hernandez, and Cam Loghmani forcing fumbles.

The defense was lead by Noah Deist, Cam Loghmani, Connor Konken, Ethan Emmick, and Jeff Hernandez, with safeties Dylan Cathey and Tristan Thomas doing an excellent job stringing out tackles whenever they were tested.

Colton Pennington earned a game ball for offensive player of the game for his outstanding blocking throughout the game. The defensive game ball went to Noah Deist for his great play, with multiple tackles for loss and a forced fumble.
4TH GRADE ORANGE 33 - DeKalb 12
On Saturday, August 27th, The Oswego Orange 4th grade team continued its season on the road against DeKalb. Oswego opened up the game with a steady drive down the field capped off with Andy Pohlman scoring on a 25 year run.

The Oswego offense continued to shine throughout the game proving too much for DeKalb to handle. Anthony Massoth broke through a pack of defenders for a 35 yard touchdown run later in the first half to extend Oswego's lead. Pohlman and Massoth would punch in another touchdown apiece as they followed the superb blocking of Lucas Srail, Cole Perkins, Dante Layton, Trace Marshall, Ryan Catey, Tyler Sklenicka and Jaidyn Jackson.

While the run game was clicking on all cylinders, it was the passing game that wowed the crowd as Brett Connolly connected with Lucas Andersen on a 35 yard pass. Andersen turned on the jets to blast pass the defense for his first score of the season.

On the defensive side of the ball, the Oswego team continued to shut down DeKalb series after series. Michael Kelly  continues to shine as he puts up another stellar performance on both defense and special teams recovering a fumble and an onside kick! Brett Zajac returned to play after missing the season opener and he did not disappoint, shutting down all plays to his side of the field. It was a true team victory for the Oswego Orange team as they routed DeKalb with a final score of 33-12.

Oswego looks to continue its momentum into this Saturday where they will host Kaneland Black at 11:00 am in Oswego.
5TH GRADE ORANGE 16 - DeKalb 47
Aug 27th was the rematch of last year’s Superbowl match-up, Oswego Orange’s 5th grade team versus the Dekalb Bengals.  Starting on the offensive at midfield, Oswego’s Owen Carlson at QB led a series of short yard gains, including a 1st down conversion pass to Bryce Woods, but Oswego Defense ultimately took the field.  Finn Anderson stomped Dekalb’s first pass attempt, but the Bengal’s soon scored.  

Devin White scooped up a troublesome kickoff and headed toward the sideline, where Grif Brown laid a hard block at the 30yd line to open the field for an Oswego touchdown.  A kicked extra point, also by Grif, put Oswego in the lead.  With the Oswego defense, including Colin O’Grady, Logan Krisch & Grant Zegar in the backfield and Austin Campos on nose guard, in the way, the Bengals struggled for their next touch down.  

Back on offense, Oswego’s line including Dalton Platt, Joey Abdallah, Ben Pavlick, & Ryan Pass started a long slow grind up the field making Dekalb work for every tackle.   Johnny Cannavino carried the ball in for a Panthers lead.  By the end of the 1st half the Bengals were up 25-16, but not before Panthers’ Taiden Thomas foiled an extra point attempt and Tyrell Husband shut down a Dekalb break-away attempt Starting out the second half with Dekalb on the offensive, Oswego defensive backs Luke Montalto, Abe Hansen, Owen Fitzgerald, Julian Rivera, Noah Vera, Mike Mellas & Peyton Hammond slowed the Bengal’s progress with tackles you could hear from the sideline.  

Linesmen Marco Bellanco, Brandon Becker & Carter Hattrem pulled down running backs as they tried to squeeze by.  Andrew Karsten stepped in as QB for the 4th quarter moving Panthers offense steadily up field over two offensive drives, but Dekalb ended up with the win. It was the 1st time a team scored 16 points on Dekalb, we will take that energy into next week’s game against Yorkville.
6TH GRADE BLUE 6 - Yorkville 20
The OYTF 6th Grade blue panthers held their own against a much larger Yorkville team this pastSaturday. Caden Callander returned a fumble 65 yards for a touchdown for the panthers. In a tough defensive battle the Panthers held the lead until late in the 3rd quarter. It was then that the size of Yorkville was able to wear down the panthers. With scores late in the 4th quarter Yorkville pulled ahead and won with a final score of 6-20.
6th GRADE ORANGE 6 - DeKalb 46
The 6th Grade Orange Panthers took on the DeKalb Bengals in week 2.  The Bengals botched the snap twice on the opening possession, but the Panthers could not capitalize.  Once DeKalb straightened out the center exchange it was off to the races  as they put up 46 pts. 

The Panthers played hard for 4 quarters though, and never hung their heads.  They eventually did find the endzone on a quick pass from Miami Graham to Addison Carlson that went for 53 yds.  The Panthers also found something to build on as Achilles Obert filled up the stat sheet with 3 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, and 2 assists. 

Although they struggled, the Panthers did make a promising discovery.  1st year player Jack Daciolas proved he is a gamer, with a tackle and an assist on Defense, and 2 tough catches in traffic for 15 yds.   Final Score Oswego 6- DeKalb 46.  

Oswego looks to right the ship with a home game vs Kaneland Black next week.
7TH GRADE BLUE 6 - Naperville North 46
On Saturday August 27th the Oswego Blue 7th grade took on Naperville North 7th grade in their second contest of the season and they fought hard all day long and had some good moments it was not meant to be as Naperville  North came away with a 46 to 6 victory.

The offense had great blocking from Alan Andrade, Aiden Buczek, and Luis Martinez and the lone touchdown for Oswego came on a run from Cole Henrikson. The defense was lead by Eric Anderson, Tommy Thiltgen, and Connor Auton.
7TH GRADE ORANGE 12 - Nequa Valley 36
Oswego Orange 7th grade falls to Nequa Valley. Oswego fought hard and eventually lost 36-12.  Strong performances were turned in by Mark Hellyer on the defensive line as well as AJ LaFan at linebacker. Ben Chabot at center and defensive line was stout  along with "Tank" Kaden McCaw. Deajeion Lewis had some tough rushing yards behind Carson Cathey.  Zack Selvig had a 60 yard kick return for a touchdown. 7th Grade Orange plays Naperville North on Sunday.
8TH GRADE BLUE 38 - Sandwich 8
On Sunday the 8th Grade Blue Panthers took on the Sandwich Indians. This game was all Oswego from the start, on the opening kickoff Joey DeMarco hit the seam for a 73 yard Touchdown return.

The next possession Oswego marched down the field with great runs by Kyle Morrissey & Isaiah Emanuel. The drive was capped off by a Joey Lumino 20 yd TD run, after the 2pt conversion Oswego was up 16-0. Joey Lumino added a 74 yd TD run on the next possession to put the halftime score to 24-0... The second half was much of the same as Joey DeMarco & Nikolas Hampton added 2 more Touchdowns. Oswego gave up a TD late in the game to win 38-8.
Tremendous blocking by Aidan Tweedy, Nathan Pietras, Jake Polubinski, Jesus Islas, Christian Jensik & Antonio Hughes. The defense was led by Tyler Curtin, Antonio Hughes & Kyle Morrissey who caused chaos all day in the Sandwich backfield.

The 2 & 0 Panthers will take on the 2 & 0 Oswego East Wolves this Sunday in a rematch from last years Super Bowl. 
8TH GRADE ORANGE 0 - Nequa Valley 13
The Orange 8th grade team faced off with a strong Nequa Valley team in Naperville this week.  The first half was a back and forth battle.  An early Oswego fumble gave Nequa Valley the ball in Oswego territory, but the Panthers were able to steal momentum back when Henry Smith’s sack caused a fumble that he recovered.  

Both teams put together drives at the end of the second quarter.  Oswego drove down into the red zone behind solid blocking up front from Dominic Karl, Donovan Layton, Roberto Bonilla, Brenden Watkins, Dylan Mahon, and Otto Hess before a tipped pass and a sack killed the drive. 

Orange defense was able to stop Nequa’s offense from getting any traction behind strong defense from the entire unit, including Jonathan Rivas, Anthony Cikauskas, Luke Childers, and Dominic Karl.   With time running out in the first half, Nequa Valley took to the air, and Oswego’s secondary of Connor Neblock, Thomas Jagoda and Christian McCuaig was tested.  

Oswego bent but did not break, and with just over a minute to go in the half, Evan Brown made an amazing interception and returned it 25 yards out to the Nequa 40.  However, two plays later Nequa intercepted an Oswego pass and was able to convert the short field into a quick touchdown to give them a 6-0 lead.  

The second half was much of the same, both defenses held strong.  Oswego held possession behind strong QB play from Dylan Allen, a consistent running game led by the offensive line, and solid effort from the receiver corps including Richard Taves, Chase Valdez, Schuyler Hobik and Roderick Mushatt.  George Alba, Zach Cook, Carter Anderson and Cyrus Loghmani contributed to the stalwart defense in the second half as well.

Nequa was able to add another score in the second half to run the lead to 13-0, and despite multiple offensive pushes, Oswego was unable to close the gap. Oswego Orange 8th graders will face long-time rival Sandwich next week, and are looking to get back on track after the tough loss to Nequa Valley.
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