OYTF Week 8 Results
Oct 11, 2016 11:26AM ● Published by Steven Jack
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8U BLUE 12 – Kaneland Black 6 (OT)
8U Blue did it again; they got their fifth straight victory, beating Kaneland in OT 12-6. The entire blue team never quit and was able to get a playoff spot as the third seed by winning their last five games.
They say defense wins Championships, Blue’s defense forced four turnovers against Kaneland, and their defense seems to be ready for the playoffs. Blue started fast by stopping Kaneland on their opening drive with their first of our interceptions of the day.
Their offense was able to capitalize on the turnover and drive down the field for a TD by Jamison Staniszewski. This gave Blue to the lead headed into the half 6-0. Blue felt confident going into the second half with the lead. The second half was a defensive battle until Kaneland was able to score on a long pass, tying the game 6-6.
Blue’s defense held Kaneland’s running game in check all day long. Regulation ended with a tie, 6-6. Blue won the coin toss and decided to defend first. Blue’s D stepped up once again, stopping Kaneland’s possession with another interception.
Kaneland’s D also stepped up, stopping Blue on their OT possession too. Both teams had a second opportunity to get the ball and score. Blue got the ball and relied on the offensive line to pave the way to victory. On the second chance to get in the end zone, Mariano Velasco was able to push through and they took the lead in OT, 12-6.
Kaneland had one last chance to score in OT. Blue D was ready for the challenge and stopped Kaneland with an interception by Jamison, one of his three of the day. Blue was victorious yet again, giving them a spot in the playoffs. The entire team has done an outstanding job and they all deserve recognition for their hard work all year.
Congrats and good luck to all of you: Hunter Novak, Aiden Larsen, Blayke Lohmann, Danny Claycombe, Mariano Velasco, Brayden Cronin, Ryan King, AJ Smith, Trent Epley, Jace Hickman, Jamison Staniszewski, Wyatt Harvey, Jayden Pugsley, Dylan Koebele, Isacc Ramirez, Julian Hernandez, Donncha Souza.
8U Orange made some halftime adjustments and opened up with the highlight of the 2nd half, which was onside kick recovered by Connor Konken. Oswego fought hard until the final whistle blew and held Yorkville to 6 second half points.
Game balls were given to Hunter Amelio for Offense and Connor Konken for defense, as they were outstanding all year. All in all, it was an excellent season for 8U Orange and all of the coaches could not be more proud of what these boys accomplished!
With Joey Abdallah, Dalton Platt, Carter Hattrem, Taiden Thomas, Marco Bellanca, Ryan Pass and Brandon Becker. The offensive line including () ferociously blocked the Sandwich defense to allow the unstoppable running backs Finn Anderson, Grif Brown, Owen Fitzgerald, Noah Vera, Johnny Cannavino, and Devin White to make huge gains up the field. With Oswego in scoring position, Colin O’Grady and Tyrell Husband fought their way into the end zone for a touchdown each.
Tight Ends Bryce Woods and Ben Pavlick sealed the outside for each of Oswego’s QBs Owen Carlson, Andrew Karsten, and Grant Zegar to run a sweep into the end zone.
The Sandwich QB played some great heads up football, but Oswego cornerbacks and safeties including Logan Krisch & Mike Mellas gave tough pass coverage and minimized forward progress on the outside. With CB Abe Hansen’s interception late in the game, Oswego’s energy level went through the roof, carrying them to a 32-12 victory and a three way tie for 3rd.
After a coin flip decision, Oswego’s next match is a pre-playoff game against the Yorkville Foxes onWednesday 12 October to determine who will enter the playoff game this upcoming Saturday vs DeKalb. Go Orange!
Yorkville would strike first, and convert the extra point to go up 7-0. Oswego would follow up with a drive that took almost the entire 2nd quarter. The Panthers would ride their power back, Miami "Bruiser" Graham, who was hobbled by a bad ankle, but found a way to fight through it. A combination of power running behind standout lineman Domenic Davi, and Steven Ingersoll, and some creative offensive formations would lead Oswego down to the 21 yard line, and Graham would break a big one rumbling down the sideline only to be called out of bounds at the 1 yard line.
With Oswego threatening to even the score, they would be hampered by a flurry of yellow flags that would back them up to the 20 before turning it over on downs with 45 seconds in the half. Yorkville started the drive with a busted play that was piled up in the backfield, but would eventually break free down the sideline for 30 yards before being gang tackled in another time consuming pile up.
Mysteriously the clock did not run, and it was determined that the entire play took 8 seconds. With momentum and good clock management, the Foxes would find a way to punch it in just before the clock expired, giving them a 13-0 lead at the half. Oswego was undeterred, as they were playing their best, and most disciplined game of the year.
The 2nd half would start with another time consuming Panther drive, capped by another fancy play call, and the raw speed of Addison Carlson as he would break a 52 yard run down the sideline before he was pushed out inside the 5 yard line.
Alas those pesky yellow flags made another appearance, and Oswego once again would turn over the ball on downs at the 20. The Panther defense would not be outdone, as they too played an outstanding game stifling the Yorkville attack. Addison, and Miami would prove they are not just a threat on offense, and they would lead the team each with 7 tackles and 1 assist.
The Defensive line was led by veterans Ryan "Ryno" Emmick, Luis Ruiz, Achilles Obert, and Gabriel Kiely, with a combined 16 tackles 7 assists. The Linebackers would also make their presence known, as Gabriel Mueller, Caden Johnson, Sebastian Arriaga, Nate "Spider monkey" DeJesus, De'Ovion "DJ" Lewis and Katia Bagley, who has flourished in her new role, would combine for 21 tackles and 11 assists.
The number of tackles was a result of the pass happy Foxes being unable to pass, as Sam Bombrys, and Brandon Kunitzer covered the Yorkville receivers like glue, allowing 0 completions, and chipping in with 6 tackles and 3 assists. Yorkville would add a late 3rd quarter touchdown, after they snuck into the redzone on a Pass Interference call on a pass to nobody.
That wouldn't be the end either; the Foxes would break a long pass over the middle to a running back for their lone completion on the day, and a 25-0 4th quarter lead. With time running out, Oswego was still playing hard, and playing with pride, as they took one last shot to get on the board.
Brandon Kunitzer made a circus catch on the sideline, then turned up field for a total of 30 yards on the play, but time would run out on the Panthers season. Keep your heads held high Panthers! You played your best game of the season, and you have the entire offseason to remember that you didn't lie down, and you played your hearts out.
Your Coaches couldn't be more proud of an outstanding group of kids. Keep trying hard, get better every day, and never stop stacking your chips. We look forward to seeing ALL of you back next year!! Your coaches.
The offense started strong with tough runs by Kyle Morrissey and Antonio Hughes to setup Joey DeMarco for the first Td, after DeMarco punched in the extra point the Panthers led 8-0. East was forced to punt on their next possession and the Panthers went on the move again with a key 20 yard run by Nikolas Hampton and a 15 yard reception by CJ Jensik setting up DeMarco for his 2nd touchdown of the game.
After the 2 pt conversion Oswego held a 16-0 lead. East threatened on their next possession to get to the Oswego 8 yard line but after a 5 yard loss on a great defensive play by Jesus Islas, the drive stalled on a Nikolas Hampton interception at the goal line to secure a 16-0 halftime lead. East kicked an onside to start the 2nd half and found the endzone, after the failed 2 pt conversion, the Panthers led 16-6.
On the ensuing possession, the Panthers struck again. The drive was led by hard runs by DeMarco, Antonio Hughes & Hampton, the end result was a 7 yd Morrissey TD run, after Hampton added the 2 point conversion the score was 24-6. East would add a 4th quarter TD and the Panther offense would hold on to the ball to secure a 24-14 victory.
Exceptional play by the offensive and defensive lines of the Panthers. Jake Polubinski, Peyton Heckman, Nathan Pietras, Jacob Garlick, Jesus Islas, Ryan & Sean Burdo, Ben Cornelius, Jaime Montes, CJ Jensik & Tyler Curtin held strong against the tough East line. The coaches couldn't be prouder of this team’s effort and will be entering the playoffs hitting on all cylinders.