Brookline Knights Football Association
Knights Game Summaries
Week #7 - October 6, 2007

Brookline Knights
	WEEK #7 - October 6, 2007


	North Hills 6 - BROOKLINE 0

	NOTE: The first half was a scoreless tie. The North Hills
	offense had two good drives but were stopped by	the Knights
	defense each time. The Knight's offense failed to move the
	sticks on their three series. North Hills opened the second
	half with a quick first down, then struck with a forty-three
	yard touchdown run to take a 6-0 lead. The Knights countered
	with a forty yard pass from Tyler LaRocca to Tyler Gettings,
	who was chased down at the North Hills sixteen. The offense
	moved four more yards before a penalty ended their only
	promising drive. The game then entered defensive gridlock
	until the clock signalled the end of the game.



	North Hills 28 - BROOKLINE 0

	Fumble Recovery: Taylor Thornton, Nick Manuel, Corey Bogaski
	Interception: Zach Wagner

	NOTE: The North Hills offense moved the ball and the Knights
	did not. The first down tally accurately reflected the final
	score. North Hills moved the sticks ten times. The Knights
	moved them once. North Hills turnovers kept the game from
	becoming a real blowout.



	BROOKLINE 8 - North Hills 0

	Scoring Summary: 

	Connor McGinnis run (David Suwalski pass from Connor McGinnis)

	Fumble Recovery: Martino Stein, Michael Roper
	Interception: Joey Kalsek, Tyler Parees

	NOTE: In a rematch of last season's Super Bowl, Brookline
	again prevailed over a tough North Hills team. The game was
	decided on two possesions. In the second quarter, the Knights
	offense found their backs to the wall. A botched handoff,
	recovered by Michael Roper, and a fifteen yard penalty gave
	the Knights a 4th and 25 from their own twenty-six yard line.

	The Knights went for it on fourth down, and Connor McGinnis
	hooked up with David Suwalski for a thirty-four yard
	reception. With the ball now in North Hills territory, the
	Knights went to the ground. McGinnis, Roper and Zach McGrail
	pounded out three more first downs to the North Hills two
	yard line. McGinnis capped off the successful drive with a
 	plunge up the middle for the game's only touchdown.
	A successful conversion pass to Suwalski gave the Knights an
	8-0 lead at halftime.

	In the second half, North Hills consistently began their
	possessions in Brookline territory, but could not manage to
	move the ball with the same consistency. Stingy defense and
	timely takeaways by Martino Stein and Tyler Parees kept the
	North Hills offense frustrated. One promising third quarter
	drive by was stopped at the Brookline fourteen yard line with
	a critical fourth and one stop. DEE-FENCE!!!

	This game was reminiscent of the classic Packers-Bears games
	of yesteryear. Both teams just pounded away at each other up
	the gut. It was old-fashioned grind-it-out football. The
	Knights prevailed, but this was a fine game by both teams.

	The Knight defense extended its shutout streak to 28 quarters.



	North Hills 18 - BROOKLINE 6

	Scoring Summary:

	Ricardo Burch run (conversion failed)

	Fumble Recovery: Blake Drischler, Dominic Amato
	Interception: Raymond Green
	Blocked Punt: Angello Madison

	NOTE: Brookline's offense was held powerless by a tough North
	Hills defense, and the Knight's defense had trouble containing
	a potent North Hills offense. Blake Drischler's fumble
	recovery on the one yard line in the second quarter kept North
	Hills from putting up a fourth first half touchdown.

	The second half wasn't much better as the North Hills offense
	seemed to move the ball at will. Then, as the clock wound down
	inside the final minute, Brookline's fortunes changed. Raymond
	Green picked off a North Hills pass at the Brookline nineteen
	yard line. With forty-five ticks remaining, Ricardo Burch
	found daylight and ran sixty-seven yards for a Brookline score
	to end the game on a good note.



	North Hills 8 - BROOKLINE 0

	NOTE: The game began with a flurry of offense. Brookline moved
	the sticks twice on their first possession before yielding.
	The Indians countered by moving them five times on their first
	series, capped off by a short touchdown run. The game then
	entered defensive gridlock. The Knight's defense played a good
	game, holding North Hills to only eight points, but the
	offense couldn't move the ball.

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