Colts White Remain Undefeated After Overtime Thriller
Our White Team played through our first overtime thriller, coming out the winner of our first play of the OT period for a 12-6 over the scrappy Patriots.
After taking an early 6-0 lead on a long drive, the Patriots came right back to tie up the game on a long drive of their own. The early 6-6 score stood for the remainder of the game, although both teams made deep penetration only to see a turnover on downs or an interception.
We did not look sharp overall, but we did make some big plays on offense and defense, and the key thing is, we continued to fight. On defense, we shut down their potent running game, and created enough traffic in the zones that the QB often could not find a target and took a timed sack. When he did run, Abaum and Alex made multiple tackles that kept them from converting big yardage.
On offense, Amac ran the ball exceptionally well, with multiple long runs, and against their early man-to-man defensive strategy, our crossing routes to Jett, Alex, Ethan and Kade all paid dividends. The missing edge was that we couldn't get our deep game going, and we tossed to costly interceptions... one inside the 3 yard line.
As the game started overtime, the Patriots took the ball first, and led off with a drop of an easy pass that could have been a TD. On the next play, the Patriots QB tossed a floater that was tipped around in the endzone before being intercepted by Eli to end their threat to score.
On our ensuing series, from the 10 yard line, Amac found Kade on a short hook, and with a quick move by Kade he slid into the endzone for the game winning score. The White team remains tied for first place as one of the two undefeated teams, standing at 3-0 record. Next up is the Melissa Cardinals.
BLUE COLTS Win Moves Record To 3-1, Sole Position of 2nd Place.
Colts Blue had to pull out all the stops to defeat the underated but talented Nike Cats by a score of 28 -14.
After a very fast start to a 6-0 lead on a long pass from Kaine to JJ that went the distance, the Colts closed the opening drive with a 2 point conversion to Mason. The Cats roared right back with a TD of their own, and 2 point conversion that tied the game at 8-8 which held till halftime.
The Cats briefly took the lead early in the second half with an opening drive TD giving them a 14-8 lead. Then the Colts drove methodically down the field, including a key long pass on 4th down from Kaine to Rocky allowing another first down. Kaine completed the drive with a TD Pass to Evan, and the extra point was good, giving us a 15-14 lead we would not relinquish. midway through the quarter, JJ pulled in a Pick Six, extending the lead to 21-14. The scoring concluded with a final TD pass from Kaine who found Evan again, which finished the scoring for the night, with a 28-14 score.
2017 Tackle - 3rd Place finish & 4-4 Record
Playing in the newly formed ASA/PSA joint league with 14 teams was a blast! We started off with 2 quick wins, and finished strong with 2 more wins, wrapped around 4 tough games, 2 which we could have easily won. We had a few bizarre injuries and twice the flu bug robbed us of players, so much of the season we were at less than full strength. We did find several fine new players, and we added a great new line coach to the team (Coach Davis), so things continue to look up!