Brookline Knights Football Association
Knights Game Summaries
Week #2 - August 31, 2013

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	August 31, 2013                               @ Ross Elementary

	8-UNDER JV GAME (exhibition game)

	BROOKLINE 14 - North Hills 8

	Scoring Summary:

	Dominic Monz 60 run (conversion failed)
	Dominic Monz 45 run (Connor Bonilla run)

	NOTES: Coach Maro Monz and Brookline's Littlest Knights opened
	their season with a 14-8 victory over the Tiny Tomahawks of
	North Hills. Dominic Monz scored the game's first points on the
 	Knights first play from scrimmage. His sixty yard dash staked
	Brookline to a quick 6-0 lead. A second Monz touchdown run of
	forty-five yards, and a good conversion by Connor Bonilla,
	increased the Knights advantage to 14-0.

	North Hills closed the gap to 14-8 with a long run before the
	intermission. The second half was a defensive struggle. Neither
	team was able to generate any ball movement. Then, on the final
	play of the game, a North Hills runner broke free and scampered
	forty yards downfield. The breakaway back was brought down by
	Max Marzina, Maurice Trent and Monz to preserve the Brookline
	victory.
 
	WEEK #2 - August 31, 2013                     @ Ross Elementary

	8-UNDER

	BROOKLINE 20 - North Hills 0

	Scoring Summary:

	Keshawn Harris 64 run (conversion failed)
	Keshawn Harris 57 run (Mario Grannison run)
	Keshawn Harris 48 run (conversion failed)

	NOTES: Brookline's eight-year old Knights, led by Coach Jason
	Alexander, opened their season with a convincing 20-0 shutout
	victory over North Hills. The Knights strong team effort was
	led by Keshawn Harris, who played an outstanding game. Harris
	registered eighteen points on offense with three long touchdown
	runs. A fourth scoring dash was called back in the final period
	due to a penalty. On defense, Keshawn made several fine tackles
	as the Knights simply crushed the Tomahawks.
 
	WEEK #2 - August 31, 2013                     @ Ross Elementary

	9-UNDER

	North Hills 12 - BROOKLINE 8

	Scoring Summary:

	Brandon Pezzelle 55 run (Brandon Pezzelle run)

	NOTES: Coach Joe Nicholas and his Brookline Nines opened their
	2013 season with a heart-breaking 12-8 loss to the North Hills
	Braves. In a hard-fought contest, Brookline held the advantage
	until the final minutes of the game, only to see victory slip
	from their grasp.

	North Hills opened the scoring with a touchdown march on their
	first possession. The Knights countered with a fifty-five yard
	touchdown run by Brandon Pezzelle. A good conversion run by
	Pezzelle put the Knights ahead, 8-6. From that point on both
	teams battled it out near midfield.

	Midway through the fourth quarter, North Hills offense came out
	of it's slumber and began a long march downfield. The eleventh
	hour drive culminated with a two-yard scoring run. A failed
	conversion attempt left the Braves holding a four-point edge
	with only 2:30 left to play. Brookline's final possession ended
	with an interception.
 
	WEEK #2 - August 31, 2013                     @ Ross Elementary

	10-UNDER

	North Hills 14 - BROOKLINE 12 (OT)

	Scoring Summary:

	Raeshawn Caldwell 87 run (conversion failed)
	Raeshawn Caldwell 10 run (conversion failed)

	Fumble Recovery: Jamyle Liebro, Michael Jackson, Mekhi Gay

	NOTES: The Brookline Knights suffered their second last-minute
	defeat of the day as Coach Bruce and his ten-year old Knights
	fell in overtime to the North Hills Warriors, 14-12. This time,
	the Knights held the lead until the last seconds of regulation,
	only to see victory vanish under the Warrior's red tide.
Raeshawn Caldwell goes around right
end for a touchdown in overtime.
	The game was a defensive struggle throughout most of the first
	half. North Hills managed a march to the Brookline ten, only to
	be stopped by a nice defensive stand. On the opposite side of
	the line, the Knights also mounted a threat when Jamyle Liebro
	took off on a sixty-yard endzone dash. Liebro's fine run was
	negated by a penalty. The game remained scoreless for the first
	nineteen minutes.
The offense needs to find it's groove or we're
going to be seeing a lot of the punting squad.
	Then, with one minute remaining in the first half, Raeshawn
	Caldwell broke loose and hustled eighty-seven down the right
	sideline, giving Brookline a 6-0 lead. A fumble recovery by
	Michael Jackson gave the ball back to the Knights with only
	seconds remaining. On the final play of the half, Liebro found
	a hole and took off. Jamyle gained thirty yards before being
	brought down from behind.

	The third quarter was another defensive struggle. The Knights
	clung to their six-point advantage as both teams battled it out
	near midfield. The fourth quarter saw the Warriors offense
	begin a long march downfield. The Knights defense failed to
	hold the Warriors on three critical fourth down plays, and soon
	found themselves with their backs to the endzone.
The Knights defense proved it can be tough,
but needs to get tougher during crunch time.
	As the clock entered the final minute, the North Hills line had
	advanced to the Brookline thirteen. Two more plays put them at
	the two, where they spiked the ball to stop the clock. With
	only ten seconds to go, a two-yard Warrior touchdown tied the
	game. A failed conversion attempt sent the game into overtime.
The Knights defense holds back the North Hills
conversion attempt at the end of regulation.
	Brookline won the coin toss and got first possession. Caldwell
	struck on the Knights first play with a ten yard touchdown run.
	A failed conversion left the Knights holding onto a tenous 12-6
	advantage. North Hills took possession and scored on their
	third play to again tie the game. A Warrior conversion run put
	North Hills over the top and sealed the Knights bitter fate.
Halftime.    The cheerleaders look great.

Ready for the halftime show.    A Redskin runner buried by the Knights.

Brookline's defense played well but
faltered near the end of the game.    It's a war out there!

North Hills surges over the goal line to tie
the game in the final seconds of regulation.    Raeshawn Caldwell scored two touchdowns on the day.

 
	WEEK #2 - August 31, 2013                     @ Ross Elementary

	11-UNDER

	BROOKLINE 30 - North Hills 0

	Scoring Summary:

	Marques Watson 3 run (conversion failed)
	Marques Watson 3 run (Mason Ventrone run)
	Mason Ventrone 11 run (Jonathan Morin pass from Nick Roell)
	Jordan Bonilla 1 run
		(DeShaun Alexander pass from Jordan Bonilla)
The Knights defense is a tough nut to crack.
	NOTES: Coach Don Helman and his defending Super Bowl champion
	Knights picked up right where they left off last season with a
	30-0 thrashing of the North Hills Redskins. Brookline scored
	on their first three possessions to build a commanding 22-0
	lead, then cruised to their first victory of the new campaign.

	Bolstered by a strong offensive line, quarterback Nick Roell
	led the offense up and down the field with ease. Running backs
	Marques Watson, Mason Ventrone, and newcomer Jonathan Morin
	averaged nearly ten yards per carry, plowing through huge gaps
	in the Redskin line. By halftime the game was pretty much over.
Quarterback Nick Roell has as many weapons at
his disposal as the warriors in Seal Team Six!
	Despite a hopeless situation, North Hills kept fighting. They
	opened the second half with an onside kick attempt that was
	recovered by Aidan Logan. They stopped a Brookline scoring
	threat with an interception at their two yard line, then moved
	the ball back across midfield with a fifty-five yard pass play.
	The Redskins brief offensive ended at Brookline thirty-nine.

	The Knights reserves entered the game and played well. The
	defense held firm and Jordan Bonilla led the offense on one
	last scoring drive. Bonilla added to the touchdown tally with
	a one-yard quarterback plunge, then applied the coup-de-grace
	with a fine pass to pint-sized DeShaun Alexander for the
	two-point conversion.
The Brookline defense kept the Redskins
on the reservation all afternoon.
	For the game, Brookline's offense ran the ball thirty times for
	a total of 260 yards (Ventrone 10/97 1 TD, Watson 11/79 2 TD,
	Morin 4/68, Aaron King 2/9, Dante Douglas 2/6, and Jordan
	Bonilla 1/1 1 TD). Defensively, with the exception of the one
	long pass play allowed in the third quarter, the Knights held
	the Chiefs completely in check. That one play accounted for the
	majority of the North Hills offensive effort and the Redskins
	only first down of the game.

	This opening game serves as a message to the rest of the SSYFL
	that Coach Donnie and his Wild Stallions are back, and they are
	bigger and better than last year. The road to the 11-year old
	Super Bowl runs through Brookline, and these horses are ready
	to take on all challengers.
These Wild Stallions are primed for
another run at the SSYFL Super Bowl.

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	WEEK #2 - August 31, 2013                     @ Ross Elementary

	13-UNDER

	BROOKLINE 30 - North Hills 6

	Scoring Summary:

	Quran Powe 89 pass from Jeremy Jenkins
		(Khalil Weathers pass from Jeremy Jenkins)
	Raekwon Caldwell 30 run (conversion failed)
	Quran Powe 76 kickoff return
		(Khalil Weathers pass from Jeremy Jenkins)
	Curtis Bradley 11 run (Jeremy Jenkins run)

	Fumble Recovery: Mar Oaks, Curtis Bradley
Quarterback Jeremy Jenkins has three good
runners behind him to spur on the Knight offense.
	NOTES: Coach Brian Nicholas and his 13-year old Knights made it
	two-in-a-row with a 30-6 triumph over the North Hills Chiefs.
	This was another fine outing for Brookline's fleet of speedy
	runners, and a strong showing for the Knight defense.

	The game began with North Hills taking the opening kickoff and
	driving inside the Brookline twenty. The red wave was halted at
	the Brookline eleven yard line. The Knights took possession and
	struck quickly. Quran Powe took a screen pass from quarterback
	Jeremy Jenkins and sped down the sideline for an eighty-nine
	yard touchdown reception. Jenkins passed to Khalil Weathers for
	the two-point conversion and an 8-0 Brookline lead.
Quran Powe is off on one of his two TD runs.
	North Hills then embarked on another long march, this time to
	the Brookline ten, before being stopped short of the endzone.
	A Mar Oaks fumble recovery midway through the second quarter
	gave Brookline possession at midfield. A seventeen yard pass
	from Jenkins to	Powe set up a thirty yard scoring run by
	Raekwon Caldwell, increasing the Knights lead to 14-0.

	The Chiefs offense responded with another drive. A North Hills
	receiver caught a long pass and headed downfield. A touchdown
	saving tackle by Powe kept the ball in play at the Brookline
	sixteen yard line. A sack by Justice Jones pushed the Chiefs
	back six yards. With less than a minute to play in the half, a
	leaping catch in the endzone trimmed the point spread to 14-6.
Raekwon Caldwell (#7) and Curtis Bradley (#12)
are solid additions to the Knight backfield.
	Moments later, with only thirty-nine seconds remaining, Powe
	silenced the home crowd by returning the ensuing kickoff
	seventy-six yards for Brookline's third touchdown. Another
	conversion toss from Jenkins to Weathers sent the Knights into
	the intermission leading the Chiefs by a score of 22-6.

	North Hills opened the second half with an onside kick that was
	recovered by Jones. Brookline drove to the Chief twenty-one
	before fumbling the ball away. The stubborn Chiefs threatened
	again with another long pass deep into Knights territory, only
	to be denied endzone rights once more by the scrappy defenders.
The Knights reserve offense played well.
	The third quarter ended with a twenty-four yard Jenkins pass to
	Caldwell that put Brookline at the North Hills eleven. Curtis
	Bradley opened the final quarter with an eleven-yard touchdown
	run. Jenkins added the deuce with a good conversion run to
	increase the Brookline lead to 30-6.

	With a commanding lead, the Brookline reserves entered the game
	and policed up the area for the final eight minutes. It was a
	great outing for Coach Brian and his Knights, who after two
	games have positioned themselves as an early favorite for one
	of the two post-season playoff spots.
Put on your game face.    After several years as backup QB, Jeremy
Jenkins has stepped into the starter's role.

Quran Powe is the Knights premier runner, and
he can play some bone-crunching defense, too.    Looks like the cheerleaders will have a lot
to cheer about this year. Go Knights!

Brookline Knights Flashback - 1978

1978 Brookline Knights Termite 11-year old team.
This is the 1978 Brookline Knights Termite team. Kneeling in the second row
is Coach Brian Nicholas (#11) as an eleven-year old Brookline Knight.



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