OYTF Week 4 Results
Sep 12, 2016 10:10PM ● Published by Steven Jack
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8U BLUE 12 – Burlington 0
8U blue found their way into the win column this week on a wet Saturday morning. After several close games, the team finally got a victory led by a strong effort on both sides of the ball. The offensive efforts were led by strong blocking by Jamison Staniszewski, Ryan King, and the entire offensive line.
Burlington could not stop the speedy Velasco, as his made his way to the end zone on two long runs. The entire team dominated on defense, leaving Burlington scoreless for the game. The Defensive provided an awesome effort on Saturday giving up limited yards for the entire game.
Hunter Novak and Jamison led the defense this week stopping Burlington and getting the team’s first shut out of the year. The Defense did their job and took control of the game early by forcing Burlington to turn over on downs early and often.
The defense consisted of Jayden Pusgley, Dylan Koebele, Donncha Souza, Blayke Lohmann, Jace Hickman, and AJ Smith. The entire team gave their best efforts of the year and are excited to continue their win streak this week.
On the second defensive possession, Colton Pennnington crashed through the line recovering an unforced fumble. The remainder of the first half was filled with hard hitting and defensive stops, ending with a huge defensive stand by Oswego after a major scoring threat by Yorkville to keep the score tied at zero at the half.
The defensive effort was lead by another strong performance by Connor Konken. The second half started out rough for Oswego, turning the ball over on downs on its first possession and losing key player Dylan Cathey to injury in the process. Yorkville scored first on a long touchdown run late in the 3rd quarter.
The Oswego defense regrouped immediately and stopped the extra point attempt to keep the game well in reach. Colton Pennington had the defensive play of the second half, picking off a pass and returning it 20 yards. This was 8U Orange’s third interception in the last 3 games. Then Oswego turned to its unquestioned leader, Hunter Amelio, who scored his 6th touchdown of the season with help from some power lead blocking by Diesel Kostman, Cam Loghmani, Nolan Hutchings, Colton Pennington, Jeff Hernandez, Tristan Thomas, and Teddy Manikas.
With the score tied at 6-6 after Oswego’s failed extra point attempt, Oswego had make one final defensive stop to take the game to overtime. Oswego won the toss and chose to let their dominant defense lead the way. The defense came up with a much needed stop, finishing off the fourth down tackle inside the 1 yard line.
The offense took over gaining 4 yards in 3 plays, setting up a fourth and six play for the win. Hunter Amelio rolled to his right and hit Noah Deist in the end zone for a game winning touchdown. This was Amelio’s first touchdown pass of the season and Deist’s first reception and touchdown of the season.
Noah Deist was awarded the offensive game ball for his dramatic game winning catch. Tristan Thomas was awarded the defensive game ball for his excellent play in this game and throughout the season.
Defensively, Oswego was dialed in as CJ Reyes, Andy Pohlman and Brett Connolly led the Oswego defense shutting down Yorkville for several possessions until some hard running by Yorkville managed to break through for a score making the game 7-6. The Oswego team immediately responded when Lucas Andersen returned the Yorkville Kickoff 65 yards for a touchdown and his second score of the game.
Oswego played shut-down defense the remainder of the game as Yorkville struggled to move the ball while being swarmed by a pack of Orange defenders including Joey Hartmann, Michael Kelly, Anthony Massoth and Nolan Koebele.
That combined with the explosive offensive production by Oswego made for a complete domination in the second half. Oswego's offensive production was largely due to the dominance of its entire offensive line of Kevin O'Grady, Mikey Claycombe, Louie Cikauskas, CY Reyes, Nathan Harker and Bradley Stratton.
Oswego's Andy Pohlman would capitalize on his line's blocking scoring on a 35 yard run while Brett Connolly's hard running was too much to handle for Yorkville and he pounded one in for his first score of the season. It was a total team victory as Oswego appeared to be in mid-season form taking their game to the next level as they enter the toughest part of their schedule in the coming weeks.
With this win, Oswego remains in first place in the division and the only unbeaten team at 4-0. Oswego looks to keep its winning streak alive as they take on a strong 3-1 Oswego Wolves team in a don't-miss cross-town battle which will take place on Saturday, September 17th at 11am at Commissioner's Park.
Oswego Orange’s redesigned defense, including cornerbacks Abe Hansen and Grant Zegar as well as Mike Mellas & Owen Fitzgerald at Safety, limited the gains from Kaneland’s passing offense. Resorting to more runs this time, Kaneland’s offensive yardage was slowed as their running backs were often brought down by multiple Oswego defenders, including linebackers Finn Anderson, Noah Vera, Peyton Hammond & Julian Rivera.
On offense Oswego did meet a tough opponent in Kaneland’s defense, but Oswego QB’s Owen Carlson and Andrew Karsten led their running backs Johnny Cannavino, Tyrell Husband, & Colin O’Grady steadily up the field, as the Oswego offensive line, including Dalton Platt, Brandon Becker, Taiden Thomas, Ryan Pass, Ben Pavlick, & Carter Hattrem, worked hard to give time let plays develop in the back field.
When Kaneland once again had the ball, the Oswego defensive line including Grif Brown, Austin “AJ” Campos & Joey Abdallah stepped up to prevent Kaneland progress, but the 1st half ended with Oswego down 0-6. In the second half Kaneland and Oswego battled hard, with Linesmen Marco Bellanca & Bryce woods & Luke Montalto making key tackles to stall Kaneland progress.
An interception in the 4th quarter by Devin White seemed to set up an Oswego comeback, but a Kaneland touchdown with minutes to go brought the game to its final score of 0-14. Oswego is setting their sights on meeting Kaneland again in the post season.
The Panthers offense was shut out despite some impressive drives. They were able to win the Time of Possession battle by grinding it out on the ground. Oswego had 2 very long impressive drives running behind their big man Domenic Davi, as he was able to pound the huskies all day.
Oswego also had a couple of big plays on Special Teams, as Addison Carlson was able to block the Huskies extra point attempt. First year player Evan Gatewood gave the Panthers one last chance to score as he was able to scoop up a fumbled kick return in the 4th quarter, although they couldn't capitalize, they fought until the final buzzer, and put up a good effort against a very good Naperville North team.
Oswego took the opening kickoff and after a few plays were forced to punt to the Knights. Kaneland was not able to do much on their first drive either, and the next time Kaneland took over their were able to score a touchdown and make the extra point for a 8 to 0 lead.
Then the Panthers took over and with some great blocking from Luis Martinez before he had to leave the game with an injury and Aiden Buczek, Cole Henrikson was able to get outside and score the Panther's first touchdown of the day, and after the extra point was missed the score stood at 8 to 6.
The game went back and forth with Kaneland scoring again for a a 16 to 6 lead before Cole Henrikson was able to throw a touchdown pass to Will Tadych and after the extra point was missed the score was 16 to 12 but that was as close as the Panthers would get as Kaneland scored a few more times for a score of 32 to 12.
The Panthers fought hard all day and but could not get any closer. The defensw played great and was lead by Ethan Potts, Jason Lauck, Tyler Weddington and Chris Cosmas.
The Panthers threatened in the 2nd half but had a pivotal 45 yard TD called back by a penalty. Kaneland tied the game on the next drive to send the game into OT. Kaneland scored first to take a 14-6 lead.
The Panthers failed to score on their possession to take the heart breaking loss. Tremendous defensive performances by Jacob Garlick & Ethan Hoang, Joey DeMarco also notched his 3rd interception of the year.
The Panthers will take on Neaqua Valley this Sunday at Commissioners Park.