Brookline Knights Football Association
Knights Game Summaries
Week #12 - November 12, 2011

The Super Bowl

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	WEEK #12 - November 12, 2011 - SSYFL SUPER BOWL

	9-UNDER                          @ Thomas-Jefferson High School

	Moon 20 - BROOKLINE 14 (TRIPLE OT)

	Scoring Summary:

	BR: Aidan Logan 7 pass from Nick Roell (conversion failed)
	MO: 9 yard run (conversion failed)
	MO: 10 yard run (run good)
	BR: Marques Watson 2 run (Marques Watson run)
	MO: 4 yard run (no conversion attempt)

	Fumble Recovery: Jayneil Latham, Quinn Hunter
	Interception: Quinn Hunter
The undefeated Knights head onto the
field at the start of the Super Bowl.
	NOTES: Coach Mike Orsi and Brookline's high-flying, undefeated
	Knights came to Thomas-Jefferson High School with high hopes
	for a Super Bowl championship. The underdog Moon Tigers arrived
	with lofty aspirations themselves. The two teams collided
	head-on and the concussion brought them quickly down to earth.
	What followed was a knock-down, drag-out brawl that took all of
	forty minutes and three overtimes to decide. When the smoke
	cleared on the field of battle, the Tigers had prevailed over
	the heavily-favored Knights by the score of 20-14.

	For four quarters, Brookline and Moon clashed, slashed and
	smashed each other with a fiercesome resolve. The opposing
	defenses put on an exercise in containment and bitter reality.
	They shut down the ground lanes and closed the airwaves. In the
	face of such determined resistance, neither offense was able to
	mount an effective drive. At the end of regulation play, and
	much to everyone's surprise, the game was a scoreless draw.
Brookline's cheerleaders kept the fans engaged.
	After a brief pause, the game proceeded to overtime. Although
	both teams became familiar with the endzone, the stalemate
	continued. The first overtime resulted in a 6-6 tie, and the
	second ended deadlocked at 14-14. A turnover on Brookline's
	third possession left Moon with an opportunity. For the third
	time, the Tigers punched the ball into the endzone to secure
	their title victory. In stunned disbelief, the Knights stood
	at midfield and accepted the runner-up trophy. The Tigers of
	Moon were the 2011 Super Bowl champions.

	All season long, the Knights game plan centered on a reliable
	ball-control, power-running, attack that wore down opponents.
	On this day, however, that big gun remained silent. Brookline
	never advanced beyond the Moon thirty-three yard line. The
	Tigers faired slightly better, spending most of the game in
	Brookline territory and penetrating the Knight redzone once.
Marques Watson had a difficult day.
The Moon defense held Brookline's big
back to under 100 yards for the game.
	By the numbers:

	The Knights gained ninety-seven yards rushing (Marques Watson
	39/88, Dominic Leonard 3/6, Nick Roell 5/5, Quinn Hunter 1/-2).
	Quarterback Roell was two-of-three passing for fourteen more
	and one touchdown. Brookline made four first downs, returned
	two kicks for twelve yards, was penalized four times for a loss
	of twenty, and had 123 yards in total offense. The Knights also
	lost two of three fumbles. The yellow flags came at critical
	times, snuffing out brief bursts of momentum.

	The Tigers rushed for 112 yards in forty-eight carries and
	completed two-of-six passes, netting another twenty-seven. Moon
	gained four first downs, was penalized once for a loss of five,
	and had 139 in total offense. The Tigers came up nearly ten
	minutes behind in time of possession, 15:06 to 24:54. They
	overcame that disadvantage with a strong defensive effort.

	Coach Mike and his Brookline Nines finished the season with an
	outstanding 10-1 record. Despite this heartbreaking loss, the
	nine-year olds can rest comfortably on the laurels of this
	year's accomplishments. With a strong core of seasoned veterans
	returning in 2012, they can build on the lessons learned in
	this campaign and make Y2K12 the Year of the Knights.

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	Here is a play-by-play chronicle of the Knights-Tigers game:

	Moon wins coin toss - elects to receive.

	Brookline kicks off to start game.
	Ball travels to M43, no return.

	Moon ball - 9:58 1st Quarter

	M43 - 1/10 - Seventeen yard pass reception
	B40 - 1/10 - Five yard run
	B35 - 2/05 - Run for no gain
	B35 - 3/05 - Seven yard run
	B28 - 1/10 - Two yard run
	B26 - 2/08 - One yard run
	B25 - 3/07 - Run for no gain
	B25 - 4/07 - Five yard run

	Moon turns ball over on downs.

	Brookline ball - 5:31 1st Quarter

	B20 - 1/10 - Marques Watson 4 yard run
	B24 - 2/06 - Marques Watson run for one yard loss
	B23 - 3/07 - Marques Watson run for no gain
	B23 - 4/07 - punt

	Brookline punt rolls to M41, no return.

	Moon ball - 3:16 1st Quarter

	M41 - 1/10 - Nineteen yard run
	B40 - 1/10 - Incomplete pass
	B40 - 2/10 - PENALTY - false start - Moon - 5 yards
	B45 - 2/15 - Ten yard pass reception
	B35 - 3/05 - Run for one yard loss
	B36 - 4/06 - Three yard run

	Moon turns ball over on downs.

	Brookline ball - 1:46 1st Quarter

	B33 - 1/10 - Marques Watson run for one yard loss
	B32 - 2/11 - PENALTY - illegal formation - Brookline - 5 yards
	B27 - 2/16 - Marques Watson 5 yard run

	End of 1st Quarter

	B32 - 3/11 - Marques Watson 1 yard run
	B33 - 4/10 - Marques Watson 6 yard run

	Brookline turns ball over on downs
Indians and Knights fans had a lot to cheer
about. This was an exciting game full of ups
and downs. In the end, the red tide prevailed.
	Moon ball - 8:57 2nd Quarter

	B39 - 1/10 - Run for one yard loss
	             Fumble - Moon recovers
	B40 - 2/11 - Incomplete pass
	B40 - 3/11 - Run for one yard loss
	B41 - 4/12 - punt

	Moon punt travels to B3. Marques Watson returns 6 yards to B9.

	Brookline ball - 7:01 2nd Quarter

	B09 - 1/10 - Dominic Leonard 2 yard run
	B11 - 2/08 - Marques Watson 5 yard run
	B16 - 3/03 - Nick Roell 2 yard run
	B18 - 4/01 - Marques Watson 5 yard run
	B23 - 1/10 - Marques Watson run for two yard loss
	B21 - 2/12 - Nick Roell run for no gain
	B21 - 3/12 - Marques Watson 3 yard run
	B24 - 4/09 - punt

	Brookline punt travels only one yard to B25, rolls back to B24.

	Moon ball - 2:29 2nd Quarter

	B24 - 1/10 - Six yard run
	B18 - 2/04 - Run for four yard loss       tackle by Aidan Logan
	B22 - 3/08 - Two yard run
	B20 - 4/06 - Four yard run

	Moon turns ball over on downs.

	Brookline ball - 0:49 2nd Quarter

	B16 - 1/10 - Marques Watson run for two yard loss
	B14 - 2/14 - Marques Watson run for no gain
	B14 - 3/14 - GAME CLOCK EXPIRES - HALFTIME

	HALFTIME SCORE: BROOKLINE 0 - MOON 0
The halftime show.
	Second Half begins ...

	Moon kicks off to start second half.
	Ball fielded at B34. Dominic Leonard returns 6 yards to B40.

	Brookline ball - 9:53 3rd Quarter

	B40 - 1/10 - Marques Watson 2 yard run
	B42 - 2/08 - Dominic Leonard 2 yard run
	B44 - 3/06 - PENALTY - false start - Brookline - 5 yards
	B39 - 3/11 - Marques Watson 6 yard run
	B45 - 4/05 - Marques Watson run for two yard loss
	             Fumble - recovered by Moon at B43.

	Moon ball - 7:38 3rd Quarter

	B43 - 1/10 - Run for four yard loss
	B47 - 2/14 - Run for no gain
	B47 - 3/14 - Six yard run
	B41 - 4/08 - One yard run

	Moon turns ball over on downs.

	Brookline ball - 5:04 3rd Quarter

	B40 - 1/10 - Marques Watson 2 yard run
	B42 - 2/08 - Marques Watson 4 yard run
	B46 - 3/04 - PENALTY - false start - Brookline - 5 yards
	B41 - 3/09 - Marques Watson 13 yard run
	M46 - 1/10 - Dominic Leonard 2 yard run
	M44 - 2/08 - Marques Watson 4 yard run
	M40 - 3/04 - Nick Roell 2 yard run
	M38 - 4/02 - Nick Roell 1 yard run

	Brookline turns ball over on downs.

	Moon ball - 0:46 3rd Quarter

	M37 - 1/10 - Two yard run
	M39 - 2/08 - Two yard run

	End of 3rd Quarter

	M41 - 3/06 - Pass intercepted by Quinn Hunter at B47.

	Brookline ball - 9:56 4th Quarter

	B47 - 1/10 - Marques Watson 1 yard run
	B48 - 2/09 - Marques Watson 3 yard run
	M49 - 3/06 - Marques Watson 2 yard run
	M47 - 4/04 - Marques Watson 4 yard run
	M43 - 1/10 - Marques Watson 7 yard run
	M36 - 2/03 - PENALTY - illegal formation - Brookline - 5 yards
	M41 - 2/08 - Marques Watson 5 yard run
	M36 - 3/03 - Marques Watson 1 yard run
	M35 - 4/02 - Marques Watson 2 yard run
	M33 - 1/10 - Quinn Hunter run for two yard loss
	M35 - 2/12 - Marques Watson run for three yard loss
	M38 - 3/15 - Marques Watson run for two yard loss
	M40 - 4/17 - punt

	Brookline punt rolls to M8, no return.

	Moon ball - 2:13 4th Quarter

	M08 - 1/10 - One yard run
	M09 - 2/09 - Two yard run
	M11 - 3/07 - Seventeen yard run
	M28 - 1/10 - Run for five yard loss
	M23 - 2/15 - Two yard run
	M25 - 3/13 - Two yard run
	M27 - 4/11 - Five yard run

	Moon turns ball over on downs.

	Brookline ball - 0:06 4th Quarter

	M32 - 1/10 - Incomplete pass
	M32 - 2/10 - CLOCK EXPIRES TO END REGULATION PLAY

	SCORE: BROOKLINE 0 - MOON 0

	GAME MOVES TO OVERTIME

	Brookline wins toss and gets first possession.

	Brookline ball - First Overtime

	M10 - 1/10 - Marques Watson 2 yard run
	M08 - 2/08 - Nick Roell run for no gain
	             Fumble - recovered by Quinn Hunter
	M08 - 3/08 - Marques Watson 1 yard run
	M07 - 4/07 - Aidan Logan 7 yard pass from Nick Roell
	             TOUCHDOWN!
	             CONVERSION FAILED
	             Marques Watson 2 yard run

	SCORE: BROOKLINE 6 - MOON 0

	West Allegheny ball - First Overtime

	B10 - 1/10 - One yard run
	B09 - 2/09 - Incomplete pass
	B09 - 3/09 - Nine yard run - TOUCHDOWN!
	             CONVERSION FAILED
	             Run for no gain

	SCORE: BROOKLINE 6 - MOON 6
Brookline's defense stops Moon's conversion
attempt in the first overtime period.
	GAME MOVES TO SECOND OVERTIME

	Moon gets first possession.

	Moon ball - Second Overtime

	B10 - 1/10 - Ten yard run - TOUCHDOWN!
	             CONVERSION GOOD
	             Three yard run

	SCORE: MOON 14 - BROOKLINE 6

	Brookline ball - Second Overtime

	M10 - 1/10 - Marques Watson 2 yard run
	M08 - 2/08 - Marques Watson 6 yard run
	M08 - 3/02 - Marques Watson 2 yard run - TOUCHDOWN
	             CONVERSION GOOD
	             Marques Watson 3 yard run

	SCORE: BROOKLINE 14 - MOON 14

	GAME MOVES TO THIRD OVERTIME

	Brookline gets first possession.

	Brookline ball - Third Overtime

	M10 - 1/10 - Marques Watson run for three yard loss
	M13 - 2/13 - Marques Watson 1 yard run
	M12 - 3/12 - Aidan Logan 7 pass from Nick Roell
	             Fumble - recovered by Moon.

	Moon ball - First Overtime

	B10 - 1/10 - Two yard run
	B08 - 2/08 - Four yard run
	B04 - 3/04 - Four yard run - TOUCHDOWN!
	             CONVERSION NOT ATTEMPTED
	             GAME OVER

	FINAL SCORE: MOON 20 - BROOKLINE 14
Brookline and West Allegheny gather at midfield
after the game for the awards presentation.

	Congratulations to the coaches and players on the 11-year old
	Brookline Knights team:

	The Players: Nicholas Roell, Ryan Elliott, Jayneil Latham,
	Dominic Elliott, Dominic Leonard, Quinn Hunter, Dante Douglas,
	Jahmaine Hatten, Marques Watson, Jordan Bonilla, Ambre Hunter,
	Mason Vollberg, John Slebrich, Joshua Davis, Michael Orsi,
	Nicholas DelMastro, Michael Matthews, Zachary Munn, Shane
	Bryner, James 'J.B.' Nelson, Lathan Hodge and Aidan Logan.

	The Coaches: Head Coach Mike Orsi; Assistant Coaches: Carl
	Roell, John Munn, Eric DelMastro, Eric Bonilla and Maurice
	Watson.
The 2011 Brookline Knights 9-Under Team.

<See more photos from the 9-Under Super Bowl game>
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	A FINAL NOTE: Marques "Mar Mar" Watson finished the 2011 season
	with twenty-two touchdowns and seventeen two-point conversions
	for a total of 166 points. That's a remarkable achievement. Not
	since 1998 have the Knights had such a productive point-scorer.
	With all of the attention focused on eleven-year old Quran Powe
	and his pursuit of the all-time scoring mark, Watson's amazing
	season was somewhat overshadowed. Marques is a talented young
	runner, only beginning to tap into his potential. In a year or
	two, maybe it'll be Marques Watson re-writing the record books.
             

	WEEK #12 - November 12, 2011 - SSYFL SUPER BOWL

	11-UNDER                         @ Thomas-Jefferson High School

	BROOKLINE 60 - West Allegheny 12

	Scoring Summary:

	BR: Quran Powe 41 pass from Brent Ivory (conversion failed)
	WA: 61 yard run (conversion failed)
	BR: Darryl Daniels 49 run (Brent Ivory run)
	BR: Quran Powe 68 run (Quran Powe run)
	BR: Brent Ivory 1 run (Lamar Lewis run)
	BR: Quran Powe 25 pass from Brent Ivory (Quran Powe run)
	BR: Quran Powe 6 run (conversion failed)
	BR: Darryl Daniels 47 run
		(Darryl Daniels pass from Brent Ivory)
	WA: 75 yard run (conversion failed)
	BR: Quran Powe 50 run (Khalil Weathers pass from Brent Ivory)

	Fumble Recovery: Will Rupert
Coach Joe had his Knights all fired up
and ready to take the field of battle.
	NOTES: The Brookline Knights eleven-year olds captured the 2011
	SSYFL Super Bowl championship with a 60-12 victory over the
	West Allegheny Indians. The wrath of the Power Posse descended
	upon T-J Stadium like a maelstrom of fire and pestilence. The
	red-hot Knights consumed the Indians in a display of gridiron
	dominance that ranks among the greatest in the long and storied
	history of Brookline Knights football.

	The Knights lit up the scoreboard with eight touchdowns and
	scorched the turf for over 400 yards in total offense. Aside
	from two plays, Brookline's defense held the Indians to only
	sixty. By the end of the first quarter, the score was 14-6. By
	halftime it had risen to 38-6. Brookline hit the 50-point mark
	in the third period, and set a season-high with sixty midway
	through the fourth. Nothing could stop the scoring blitz.
Quarterback Brent Ivory and the Knights
gained over 400 yards in total offense.
	Offensively, Brookline's rushers totalled 343 yards (Quran Powe
	14/180 3 TD, Darryl Daniels 10/141 2 TD, Lamar Lewis 5/16 and
	Brent Ivory 4/6 1 TD). Ivory completed four-of-seven in the air
	for seventy-nine yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions.
	His main target was Powe, who had three catches for seventy-six
	yards, including a picture perfect twenty-five yard touchdown
	reception that had WebGem stamped on the replay.

	On the opposite side of the line, Brookline's defenders held
	the Indians to 196 yards rushing in twenty-two carries. The
	West Allegheny quarterback completed no passes in six attempts,
	was sacked once for a loss of twelve, and was harried at all
	times by a swarm of Knight defenders. The Indians managed only
	two first downs and lost one fumble.
The Brookline defense had a great day.
	For Coach Joe Nicholas and his Deputies in Green and Black, the
	title triumph is the culmination of several months of hard work
	and dedication. Since the heartache of last season's semi-final
	playoff loss, Nicholas and his Knights have had only one goal
	in mind ... redemption. The team practiced hard, and played
	harder. With the venerable Coach Joe leading the way, a 10-1
	record and a Super Bowl victory are the fruits of their labor.

	The championship is the first for these Knight players, and the
	fifth overall for Coach Joe (1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2011),
	tying him with Don Helman for the most championships flying the
	Brookline banner. For the Knights program, this is the fifth
	Super Bowl championship since entering the SSYFL in 2006.
The Brookline Knights have now won five
SSYFL Super Bowl titles since 2006.
	Speaking of all-time records, running back Quran Powe again lit
	up the scoreboard with thirty-four points. His five touchdowns
	increased his record-setting season total to thirty-five, an
	average of over three per game. Including conversions, Quran
	scored a staggering 228 points in only eleven weekends. Wow!
We are #1
	Now it's time to sit back and savor the sweet taste of victory.
	Oh, How Sweet It Is!!!

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	Here is a play-by-play chronicle of the Knights-Indians game:

	West Allegheny wins toss and elects to receive.
West Allegheny won the coin toss. Things went
downhill rapidly after that minor victory.
	Brookline kicks off to start game.
	Ball fielded at W33, no return.

	West Allegheny ball - 9:57 1st Quarter

	W33 - 1/10 - Run for two yard loss
	W31 - 2/12 - PENALTY - false start - West Allegheny - 5 yards
	W26 - 2/17 - Three yard run
	W29 - 3/14 - One yard run
	W30 - 4/13 - punt

	West Allegheny punt fielded at W46.
	Quran Powe returns 4 yards to W42.

	Brookline ball - 8:24 1st Quarter

	W42 - 1/10 - Darryl Daniels 5 run
	W37 - 2/05 - Lamar Lewis run for no gain
	W37 - 3/05 - Quran Powe 3 yard run
	W34 - 4/02 - Quran Powe 3 yard run
	             PENALTY - holding - Brookline - 10 yards
	W41 - 4/09 - Quran Powe 41 pass from Brent Ivory - TOUCHDOWN!
	             CONVERSION FAILED
	             Brent Ivory pass incomplete

	SCORE: BROOKLINE 6 - WEST ALLEGHENY 0

	Brookline kicks off to W29. Returned four yards to W33.

	West Allegheny ball - 5:53 1st Quarter

	W33 - 1/10 - Six yard run
	W39 - 2/04 - Sixty-one yard run - TOUCHDOWN!
	             CONVERSION FAILED
	             Incomplete pass

	SCORE: BROOKLINE 6 - WEST ALLEGHENY 6

	West Allegheny kicks off to B31, no return.

	Brookline ball - 5:24 1st Quarter

	B31 - 1/10 - Darryl Daniels 7 yard run
	B38 - 2/03 - Darryl Daniels run for no gain
	B38 - 3/03 - Quran Powe 9 yard run
	B47 - 1/10 - Lamar Lewis 4 yard run
	M49 - 2/06 - Darryl Daniels 49 yard run - TOUCHDOWN!
	             CONVERSION GOOD
	             Brent Ivory 3 yard run

	SCORE: BROOKLINE 14 - WEST ALLEGHENY 6
The Brookline Knights fans were out in force.
They were treated to an awesome performance.
	Brookline kicks off to W31, returned ten yards to W41.

	West Allegheny ball - 2:14 1st Quarter

	W41 - 1/10 - Three yard run
	W44 - 2/07 - Run for four yard loss      tackled by Will Rupert
	W48 - 3/11 - Run for one yard loss
	W49 - 4/12 - punt

	West Allegheny punt travels to B24, no return.

	End of 1st Quarter

	Brookline ball - 10:00 2nd Quarter

	B24 - 1/10 - Brent Ivory pass incomplete
	B24 - 2/10 - Darryl Daniels 8 yard run
	B32 - 3/02 - Quran Powe 68 yard run - TOUCHDOWN!
	             CONVERSION GOOD
	             Quran Powe 3 yard run

	SCORE: BROOKLINE 22 - WEST ALLEGHENY 6

	Brookline kicks off to W7, no return.

	West Allegheny ball - 9:02 2nd Quarter

	W07 - 1/10 - One yard run
	W08 - 2/09 - Four yard run
	W12 - 3/05 - Three yard run
	W15 - 4/02 - Eleven yard run
	W26 - 1/10 - PENALTY - holding - West Allegheny - 10 yards
	W16 - 1/20 - Three yard run
	W19 - 2/17 - Incomplete pass
	W19 - 3/17 - Incomplete pass
	W19 - 4/17 - punt

	West Allegheny punt travels to W25, rolls back, downed at W20.
The Brookline defense put the
crunch on the West A Indians.
	Brookline ball - 4:31 2nd Quarter

	W20 - 1/10 - Darryl Daniels 4 yard run
	W16 - 2/06 - Quran Powe run for no gain
	W16 - 3/06 - Quran Powe 9 yard run
	W07 - 1/07 - Quran Powe 6 yard run
	W01 - 2/01 - Brent Ivory 1 yard run - TOUCHDOWN!
	             CONVERSION GOOD
	             Lamar Lewis 3 yard run

	SCORE: BROOKLINE 30 - WEST ALLEGHENY 6

	Brookline kicks off to W28, returned five yards to W33.

	West Allegheny ball - 1:40 2nd Quarter

	W33 - 1/10 - Four yard run
	W37 - 2/06 - Incomplete pass
	W37 - 3/06 - Incomplete pass
	W37 - 4/06 - QB sacked by Will Rupert for twelve yard loss

	West Allegheny turns ball over on downs.

	Brookline ball - 0:36 2nd Quarter

	W25 - 1/10 - Quran Powe 25 yard pass from Brent Ivory
	             TOUCHDOWN!        (this was a beautiful pass play)      
	             CONVERSION GOOD
	             Quran Powe 3 yard run

	SCORE: BROOKLINE 38 - WEST ALLEGHENY 6

	Brookline kicks off to W34, no return.

	West Allegheny ball - 0:26 2nd Quarter

	W34 - 1/10 - Incomplete pass
	W34 - 2/10 - Six yard run
	W40 - 3/04 - Run for five yard loss          tackle Lamar Lewis
	W35 - 4/09 - GAME CLOCK EXPIRES - HALFTIME

	HALFTIME SCORE: BROOKLINE 38 - WEST ALLEGHENY 6
The Brookline Knights cheerleaders are the best!
	Second Half begins ...

	West Allegheny kicks off to start second half.
	Ball touched by Brookline. Live ball goes out-of-bounds at B43.

	Brookline ball - 9:59 3rd Quarter

	B43 - 1/10 - Quran Powe 6 yard run
	B49 - 2/04 - Lamar Lewis 3 yard run
	W48 - 3/01 - Brent Ivory 1 yard run
	W47 - 1/10 - Darryl Daniels 13 yard run
	W34 - 1/10 - PENALTY - false start - Brookline - 5 yards
	W39 - 1/15 - Quran Powe 10 yard pass from Brent Ivory
	W29 - 2/05 - Brent Ivory 1 yard run
	W28 - 3/04 - Quran Powe 11 yard run
	W17 - 1/10 - Lamar Lewis 6 yard run
	W11 - 2/04 - Darryl Daniels 5 yard run
	W06 - 1/06 - Quran Powe 6 yard run - TOUCHDOWN!
	             CONVERSION FAILED
	             Brent Ivory pass incomplete

	SCORE: BROOKLINE 44 - WEST ALLEGHENY 6

	(Running clock is in effect)

	Brookline kicks off to W45, no return.

	West Allegheny ball - 3:36 3rd Quarter

	W45 - 1/10 - Seven yard run
	B48 - 2/03 - Run for five yard loss
	             Fumble - recovered by Will Rupert

	Brookline ball - 1:30 3rd Quarter

	W47 - 1/10 - Darryl Daniels 47 yard run - TOUCHDOWN!
	             CONVERSION GOOD
	             Darryl Daniels 3 yard pass from Brent Ivory

	SCORE: BROOKLINE 52 - WEST ALLEGHENY 6

	End of 3rd Quarter

	Brookline kicks off to W20, returned five yards to W25.

	West Allegheny ball - 9:28 4th Quarter

	W25 - 1/10 - Seventy-five yard run - TOUCHDOWN!
	             CONVERSION FAILED
	             PENALTY - offsides - Brookline - half distance -1
	             Run for no gain

	SCORE: BROOKLINE 52 - WEST ALLEGHENY 12

	West Allegheny kicks off to B43.
	Lamar Lewis returns 7 yards to midfield.

	Brookline ball - 5:30 4th Quarter

	MF50 - 1/10 - Quran Powe 50 yard run - TOUCHDOWN!
	              CONVERSION GOOD
	              Khalil Weathers 3 yard pass from Brent Ivory

	SCORE: BROOKLINE 60 - WEST ALLEGHENY 12

	Brookline kicks off to W34, no return.

	West Allegheny ball - 2:30 4th Quarter

	W34 - 1/10 - Twenty-five yard run
	             PENALTY - sideline infraction - Brookline - 15 yds

	             The Brookline sideline erupted in a spontaneous
	             celebration and Coach Joe got doused with water.
	             While attempting to escape the cold shower, he and
	             several players entered the field of play. For a
	             moment it looked as if Coach Joe was going to make
	             the tackle on the Indian runner. Oh, what a day!

	B25 - 1/10 - Run for no gain
	B25 - 2/10 - CLOCK EXPIRES TO END GAME

	FINAL SCORE: BROOKLINE 60 - WEST ALLEGHENY 12
The Victors and the Vanquished.

	Congratulations to the coaches and players on the 11-year old
	Brookline Knights team:

	The Players: Brent Ivory, Jeremy Jenkins, Jakob Richardson,
	Alexyah Naylor, Darryl Daniels, Khalil Weathers, Lamar Lewis,
	Branden Wysong, Randy Roscoe, Dominic Emma, Quran Powe, Brad
	Jones, Will Rupert, Jacob Graham, Joseph Grimes, Josh Gmys,
	Daejon Brentley, Trevor Hazen, Dylan Hennel, Zackary Liddle,
	Christian Vollberg, Ernest Howard, Dean O'Toole, Hunter Richie,
	Derian King, Taire Daniel, Noa Nickles and Cameron Donnelly.

	The Coaches: Head Coach Joe Nicholas; Assistant Coaches: Will
	Rupert, Randy Roscoe, Scott Hazen, Stephen Maiorano, Russell
	Page, Joey Nicholas and, making a special encore appearance
	after four years in retirement, Brother Brian Nicholas.
The 2011 Brookline Knights 11-Under Champions.

<See more photos from the 11-Under Super Bowl game>
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	And Finally ... Some Things I Think I Think:

	- The addition of Trevor Hazen and Josh Gmys on the offensive
	and defensive line made a big difference this year. Hazen was
	a rock at nose guard and a battering ram at center. Gmys, only
	ten years old, brought size and steadily improved as he gained
	confidence. Along with Daejon Brentley and Dominic Emma they
	formed a reliable and solid front line.

	- Brent Ivory is a natural leader. His calm demeanor and the
	confidence he inspires in his peers is priceless.

	- Lamar Lewis may be pint-sized, but he plays large and makes
	a big splash wherever he is on the field.

	- Others, like Branden Wysong, are quiet. You don't notice him
	until he makes another huge play. A Golden Gloves champion
	boxer, Wysong was invaluable on defense.

	- Will Rupert is another quiet one. Don't let his size fool
	you. He is quick and he can plaster even the biggest opponent.

	- When the reserve defense plays, Jeremy Jenkins is like 911.
	He holds them together and saves many a touchdown when a stray
	runner enters the defensive backfield. As quarterback of the
	reserve offense, he is most accustomed to moving in reverse.
	It was nice to see him finally break a long run in the forward
	direction for a touchdown at Baldwin.

	- Khalil Weathers came on strong and made a big impact. He's
	quick, he hits hard, and he has great hands.

	- Darryl Daniels is the reincarnation of Speedy Gonzalez. I'm
	glad I don't have to chase him. Sometimes he moves like Neo.

	- Quran Powe is a natural. His best play is when he runs back
	twenty yards, spreads out the defense, and then threads his
	way like a magician back through the pack for long touchdowns.
	Quran is the type of thoroughbred player that turns playoff
	calibre teams into Super Bowl champions.

	- It's going to be a Happy Thanksgiving in the Nicholas house.
	This is Coach Joe's first championship in eleven years. No one
	deserved it more. He and Lisa are the heart and soul of the
	Knights program. To see him so happy after the frustrations
	and pressures of the presidency is heartwarming. This may have
	been his sweetest victory of all.

	- If Coach Joe really is coming back next season, I hope he
	brings some of Lisa's "Almost Famous" hot sausage and a few
	buns. It's a Brookline Knight tradition, for me at least.

	- Being a champion is a privilege that is earned, not granted.
	Enjoy the thrill of it all, because everyone knows the many
	hardships you overcame to earn it. Hard work makes winners.

	- I think I think too much ...


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