OYTF Week 6 Results
Sep 28, 2016 04:23PM ● Published by Steven Jack
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Unfortunately, Blue could not capitalize on the early turn over. Blue took the early lead,6-0 even with struggling to hold on to the ball. The defense stepped up again limiting Sandwich to one TD in the first half. Both teams remained scoreless during the second half, taking Blue into their second straight OT.
Sandwich won the toss and chose to have the ball first. The Blue D, led by Dylan Koebele, Wyatt Harvey, Aiden Larsen, stopped Sandwich from converting on four straight plays. This gave Blue the opportunity to score and win the game. '
Blue offensive line was able to push their way through sandwiches line and score, giving them another thrilling victory OT. The offensive line was led by Trent Epley, Hunter Novak, Brayden Cronin, and Jayden Pugsley. Blue travels to DeKalb next week looking to continue their win streak.
Hunter Amelio had another big day offensively, scoring 3first half touchdowns and running his total to 10 touchdowns for the season. Teddy Manikas closed out the scoring on a reverse for his 2nd touchdown of the season and his 2nd touchdown in as many weeks. The offensive line lead the way for the dominant rushing performance.
Key blocks were made by Nolan Hutchings, Gage Poquette, and Diesel Kostman, with help from Nate LaFan, Abrahem Abdallah, and Tysen Marshall. The defense came back in a big way, limiting the Burlington offense to one first down. Ethan Pilip had his 2nd interception of the season, with some assistance from Dylan Cathey.
The defense had about 10 tackles for loss on the game, lead by Dylan Cathey, Jeff Hernandez, Noah Deist, Tristan Thomas, Ethan Pilip and Connor Konken, with excellent interior line play by Ethan Emmick, Colton Pennington, and Cam Loghmani.
Game balls for offense and defense were awarded to the entire team as a result of the complete performance by all of the kids. 8U Orange has a quick turnaround this week and plays at Sandwich on Thursday.
Oswego's defense came out fired up and immediately shut down Burlington on the opening drive of the game. Oswego's offense then kept the momentum rolling with a long punishing drive down the field which was capped off by Andy Polhman's 15 yard touchdown run.
Oswego made good on the conversion as Brett Connolly connected on a pass to Michael Kelly making the score 7-0. The rest of the game was much of the same. Oswego dominated on Offense with touchdowns from Anthony Massoth and Brett Connolly while the defense completely shut down the No.2 Panthers with the final score of 19-0. With this performance, Oswego's defense recorded an unprecedented 4th shut-out of the season.
This win moves Oswego Orange to 6-0 on the season and solidifies its place at the top of the division. Outstanding offensive players of the game were Lucas Srail, Louie Cikauskas, Andy Pohlman, Brett Connolly, Kevin O'Grady, Anthony Massoth and Bradley Stratton. Outstanding defensive players of the game were Brett Zajac, Lucas Andersen, CJ Reyes, Nathan Harker and Mikey Claycombe.
It was a total team victory this past Saturday and the Oswego Orange team appears to be ramping things up in preparation of the payoffs. Oswego will take on the Sandwich Indians this Thursday night at 5:30 in Oswego as they look to improve their record to 7-0 and continue on their quest for a 4th grade Championship!
Undeterred, Oswego pushed into the end zone 4 plays later with a pass from QB Andrew Karsten to wide open tight end Bryce Woods. A kicked extra point by Grif Brown brought the score to 14-0. Burlington’s powerful offensive line continued to make tough work for Oswego’s defensive line but the line including Brandon Becker, Carter Hattrem and Ryan Pass kept gains short.
Oswego took over at mid field, and a long zig-zagging run by fullback Colin O’Grady put Oswego in the Red Zone. A series of penalties pushed Oswego back, but a hand off to Devin White up the middle ended in a score, bringing Oswego to 22-0. The defensive line held strong on the next series. Marco Bellanca, who even when double teamed was able to break free and tackle the ball carrier, helped quickly bring Oswego Offense back on the field.
A Burlington interception was quickly followed by a fumble when Oswego lineman Taiden Thomas picked up the ball and nearly ran in for a touchdown. Andrew Karsten finished the deal on the next play resulting in Oswego 28-0.
When Burlington switched to a series of sweeps, Mike Mellas, Owen Fitzgerald, and Peyton Hammond adjusted to limit the gains and bring about turnovers. On offense, running back Noah Vera punched up the middle while Finn Anderson & Logan Krisch led off tackle runs & outside sweeps, helped by the disruptive blocks in the backfield from Grif Brown.
And so it was for Oswego as they and Burlington and Oswego traded off possession for several times for the remainder of the game. Burlington, with multiple well executed blocking plays, was able to close the gap, scoring 3 touchdowns, each with kicked extra point.
Oswego held them off until the end, for a final 34-24 with both sides of the ball and both sidelines seeing plenty of exciting action.
Down field blocking was key in the game and helped to turn long runs into touchdowns. Wide receiver Luke Giles made a key down field block to turn a Mike Polubinski reception, from Josh Polubinski, into a touchdown. Earlier in the game Max Niesman made a key block to spring a Mike Polubinski run into another touchdown.
It was a solid team effort by special teams, offense, and defense that lead to another 6th grade blue victory. The Panther have now won 3 out of their last 4 games
Oswego wouldn't go quietly, as they also had success running the ball. Their trio of backs combined for 90 yds on the ground, but were unable to find pay-dirt as they stalled inside the 20. Even with a rash of injuries, and a halftime deficit, Oswego would turn it up in the 2nd half. Their defense would find their rhythm with the help of a couple of first year players.
Steven Ingersoll filled in on both offense and defensive lines, playing the role of utility man, he saw time at no less than 4 different positions throughout the game. Ingersoll used discipline and good technique to solidify the offensive line, and was a solid contributor everywhere that he was needed, even finding his way to 1 tackle and 2 assists.
Nate "spider-monkey" DeJesus got his chance to show that size doesn't matter, as helped on defense and special teams. Nate was eager to get his chance, and he showed no fear against the larger Burlington running backs, when he jumped into the action and helped out with 1 tackle, and 1 assist.
Evan Gatewood also chipped proving that when kickoffs get loose he is always there, as he was able to fall on a bouncing kick yet again. Burlington would add 1 TD in the 3rd quarter to finish with a 29-0 victory. Get em next week Oswego!
The stout run defense was led by Nate Brazen, Ben Chabot, Allen LaFan and the Elabed brothers; Adam and Ayhem. Anthony Perez and Payton Mitchell added sacks and tackles for loss. Emmanuel Seaton, Kaleb Driver and Kyle Montalto sealed the deal with great pass coverage in the 4th quarter.
Blue was not able to move the ball either and punted back to Orange, and the Blue defense was strong again aided by a interception by J.T. Stryszyk. Once again the Blue offense was held on downs by Orange and the first quarter ended at 0 to 0.
The Blue defense continued to be stingy until Orange was able to score a touchdown and with the missed extra point the score stood 6 to 0 at the half. The Blue defense played it's best half of defense of the season behind the likes of Will Dvorak, Austin Weis and Tommy Thiltgen.
Midway through the third quarter Orange was able to score again and after the extra point the game stood at 14 to 0. Blue fought hard in the second half and was lead by Chris Cosmas, Wil Tadych, Ethan Potts, and Jason Lauck but just could not come up with a touchdown, and Orange was able to score late for a final score of 22 to 0.
After missing the extra point led 6-0 at the end of the 1st quarter. Orange took the lead after Dylan Allen hooked up on a long pass to Anthony Cikauskas for a TD. The 2 pt conversion was good and Orange led 8-6 in a defensive battle at the half. The 2nd half was a different story.
The offenses came to life led by the Blue QB Kyle Morrissey who finished with 15 carries for 160 yards and 3 touchdowns. Nikolas Hampton had 2 carries for 75 yards and a TD, Joey Lumino had 2 key receptions for 67 yards. Antonio Hughes added 87 yards on 12 carries with 2TD's. Joey DeMarco had 12 carries for 73 yards. CJ Jensik hauled in 3 receptions for 49 yards.
Orange scored twice in the 2nd half with Touchdown receptions from Anthony Cikauskas and Tommy Jagoda. The final score Blue 40 - Orange 20. The defense was led by Isaiah Emanuel who had an interception, forced fumble and a fumble recovery. The offensive line for Blue was exceptional (Nathan Pietras, Jesus Islas, Jacob Garlick, Jake Polubinski & Aidan Tweedy)