Brookline Knights Football Association
Knights Game Summaries
Week #1 - August 27, 2011

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	August 27, 2011                              @ McGibbeny Field

	8-UNDER JV GAME (exhibition game)

	BROOKLINE 8 - Thomas-Jefferson 6

	Scoring Summary:

	Branndon Pezzelle 58 run (Zachary Kalsek run)

	Fumble Recovery: Keyshawn Harris
Zachary Kalsek scores the winning two
points midway through the fourth quarter.
	NOTES: Brookline's Littlest Knights kicked off the 2011 season
	with a thrilling win over the Junior Jags of Thomas-Jefferson.
	The little Jaguars scored the only points of the opening half,
	holding a 6-0 lead at the midway point of the game. The second
	half was a stalemate for sixteen minutes. With 4:00 remaining,
	Branndon Pezzelle broke loose and took off down the left side.
	His fifty-eight yard scoring run tied the game. Zachary Kalsek
	powered the ball through the middle of the line for two points
	and an 8-6 Knight lead. The Jaguars began their final drive.
	A Keyshawn Harris fumble recovery with ten seconds to go ended
	the game and gave the Little Knights a hard-earned victory.  
	WEEK #1 - August 27, 2011                    @ McGibbeny Field


	BROOKLINE 8 - Thomas-Jefferson 6

	Scoring Summary:

	Brandon McGough 80 pass from Mekhi Gay (Antwain Carter run)
The Opening Act of the 2011 season begins now,
and these Knights are ready to play football.
	NOTES: The Knights and Jaguars met on the field of battle in a
	war of eight-year olds. For nearly thirty-two minutes the two
	teams battled it out with no clear advantage. Not until the
	final play of the game were the Jaguars tamed, and the Knights
	crowned victorious.

	The first quarter was a scoreless tie. On the first play of
	the second period, Brandon McGough took a screen pass from
 	Mekhi Gay and turned it into an eighty yard touchdown. Antwain
	Carter aced the conversion, giving Brookline an 8-0 lead.

	With thirty seconds to go in the first half, a wide-open TJ
	receiver hauled in a pass and started downfield. The path was
	open for a score. Speedy Nicholas Ault tracked down the Jag
	and dropped him at the Brookline twenty-eight yard line.
	Thomas-Jefferson got on the board in the third quarter, but
	came up short on the conversion attempt. The Knights clung to
	an 8-6 lead until the final minutes of the fourth quarter.
	Then things got a little tense.

	The Jaguars mounted a late-game drive, moving the ball inside
	the Knights ten yard line. Three plays netted them only five
	yards. Only seconds remained in the game. The Jaguars got off
	one final play. Brandon McGough, who played a tough game both
	on offense and on defense, stopped the TJ runner on the three
	yard line to seal the Knight victory.
On the game's final play, Brandon McGough
stops a TJ runner on the three yard line.

	WEEK #1 - August 27, 2011                    @ McGibbeny Field


	BROOKLINE 22 - Thomas-Jefferson 20

	Scoring Summary:

	Marques Watson 34 run (Marques Watson run)
	Marques Watson 2 run (conversion failed)
	Marques Watson 15 run (Marques Watson run)
Pre-game introductions.
	NOTES: The nine-year old Knights opened their season with a
	strong 22-20 win over the Thomas-Jefferson Jaguars. Marques
	Watson's three touchdowns and two conversions paced the Knight
	attack while a stingy defense kept the Jags at arm's length.

	Watson opened the game with a touchdown run on the Knights
	first possession, then banged in the conversion for an 8-0
	lead. TJ got on the board with twenty seconds to go in the
	first half with a long run of their own. Their conversion run
	was stopped at the one yard line by Nick DelMastro to give
	Brookline an 8-6 advantage at halftime.
The Knights coaches have a talented
group of kids to work with this season.
	Midway through the third quarter, Watson struck again, this
	time with a twenty-five yard punt return to the Jaguar six
	yard line, followed by runs of four and two yards for his
	second score. TJ answered with a touchdown run of their own
	to narrow the deficit to 14-12. Again, fine defense stopped
	the conversion attempt at the one yard line.

	At 7:01 of the fourth quarter, Watson found the endzone once
	more with a fifteen yard run. His 21st and 22nd points of the
	day, earned on the conversion run, put Brookline ahead by ten.
	The Jaguars scored one final time near the end of the game.
The Knights defense played a good game.
They held back a strong Jaguar attack.

	WEEK #1 - August 27, 2011                    @ McGibbeny Field


	Thomas-Jefferson 36 - BROOKLINE 0

	NOTES: The ten year old Knights took one on the chin from the
	Jaguars of Thomas-Jefferson. From the opening kickoff to the
	end of the first half, the Jags ran rough-shod over Brookline,
	scoring five times enroute to a 36-0 halftime lead. The second
	half was played to a scoreless tie.
The Knights cheerleaders did their best to
support their team and keep the fans engaged.

	WEEK #1 - August 27, 2011                    @ McGibbeny Field


	BROOKLINE 56 - Thomas-Jefferson 8

	Scoring Summary:

	Quran Powe 70 kickoff return (Darryl Daniels run)
	Quran Powe 52 run (conversion failed)
	Darryl Daniels 10 run (Brent Ivory run)
	Quran Powe 35 run (Khalil Weathers pass from Brent Ivory)
	Quran Powe 52 kickoff return (conversion failed)
	Quran Powe 36 pass from Brent Ivory (conversion failed)
	Quran Powe 53 fumble recovery (conversion failed)
	Khalil Weathers 40 fumble recovery (Lamar Lewis run)

	Fumble Recovery: Quran Powe, Khalil Weathers
These hungry Knights mean business. They are on
a mission to prove one thing. They are the best.
	NOTES: Coach Joe and the eleven-year olds have something to
	prove this year. They want everyone to know that last year was
	no fluke and that they are back, healthy and ready to crush
	anyone who stands in their way. Brookline put the big hurt on
	the Thomas-Jefferson Jaguars in this 56-8 slamfest.
The Knights potent offense ran all over the Jags.
	Offensively and defensively, this team is capable of causing
	severe heartache. On either side of the ball, the power posse
	of Quran Powe, Darryl Daniels, Lamar Lewis, Brent Ivory and
	Will Rupert are playing with a feverish desire. Add to that
	several other talented players and you have the makings of a
	championship calibre team. If these Knights can keep their
	heads together and stay focused, the sky is the limit.
	Powe, who finished last season with twenty touchdowns, began
	the new campaign with an assorted six-pack: two on runs, two
	on kickoffs, one on a pass reception and the other on a fumble
	recovery. The all-time Knights scoring record is held by JoJo
	Lamonde (1998) and Ray Ventrone (1996), with twenty-seven
	touchdowns each. Records are made to be broken. Go Powe!
Lamar Lewis scores the final two
points in the Knights 56-8 victory.

	WEEK #1 - August 27, 2011                    @ McGibbeny Field


	Brentwood 30 - BROOKLINE 8

	Scoring Summary:

	Quinton Hill 70 run (Stephen Schwartz run)

	Fumble Recovery: Anthony McCray, Stephen Schwartz,
	                 Antonio Green
Introducing your 2011 13-year old Brookline Knights.
	NOTES: The Brookline Knights, two-time defending champions and
	owners of a 22-game winning streak, began the post-Coach Don
	era on a sour note. With only a handful of returning veterans
	and a cadre of newcomers, the 30-8 loss to the Brentwood Dukes
	put an end to the myth of invincibility that for two years was
	the cornerstone of the Mighty Knights franchise. These Knights
	have to prove themselves all over again. This meeting with the
	Dukes was a start. Despite the loss, the team showed some
	promise. The second half was much better than the first. If
	they keep improving, who knows what might happen next week.
Stephen Schwartz scores on a two-point conversion.

'Curse You, Red Baron.'
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