Brookline Knights Football Association
Knights Game Summaries
Week #5 - September 21/22, 2013

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	September 21, 2013               @ Thomas-Jefferson High School

	8-UNDER JV GAME (exhibition game)

	BROOKLINE 14 - Thomas-Jefferson 14

	Scoring Summary:

	Dominic Monz 60 run (Conner Bonilla run)
	Dominic Monz 60 run (conversion failed)

	NOTES: In the game before the rain came, the Brookline Knights
	seven-year olds battled it out on even terms with the Little
	Jaguars of Thomas-Jefferson. When it was all said and done, the
	game ended in a 14-14 tie.

	Dominic Monz gave the Knights an early lead with a sixty yard
	touchdown run. Conner Bonilla's two-pointer made the score 8-0.
	The cats struck back with a long run of their own, but failed
	on their conversion attempt. Brookline led at halftime, 8-6.

	Thomas-Jefferson went ahead 14-8 early in the second half after
	another long scoring run and a successful conversion. Brookline
	came right back to tie the game on Monz's second endzone dash.

	TJ mounted a final offensive flurry late in the game, driving
	to the Brookline twenty-five yard line before being stopped by
	the fine defensive play of Monz, Jonathan Campagna, Stephen
	Mescan and Max Marzina. Monz's two touchdown runs give him a
	total of seven so far this season.
 
	WEEK #5 - September 21, 2013     @ Thomas-Jefferson High School

	8-UNDER

	BROOKLINE 12 - Thomas-Jefferson 0

	Scoring Summary:

	Keshawn Harris 40 run (conversion failed)
	Racari El 33 run (conversion failed)

	NOTES: With the storm clouds on the horizon, Coach Jason and
	his eight-year old Knights got back on the winning track with
	a 12-0 shutout of the Thomas-Jefferson Jaguars. The first half,
	played on a dry field, was a defensive struggle. Neither side
	was able to generate much ball movement. The game was scoreless
	at intermission.

	In the second half the rain came. Playing in a steady drizzle,
	the Brookline offense came alive. Keshawn Harris and Racari El
	both broke loose for touchdown runs, giving the Knights a 12-0
	fourth quarter advantage. Another Harris breakaway run late in
	the game ended at the Jaguar six yard line. The Knights failed
	to punch it in on four plays, but the effort used up what time
	remained on the game clock to cap off the Brookline victory.

	The Brookline defense, led by the fine play of Geno Spadafora,
	was tough the entire game, holding the Jaguar attack firmly in
	place. Spadafora also contributed on offense, catching two
	passes from quarterback Will Coleman.
 
	WEEK #5 - September 21, 2013     @ Thomas-Jefferson High School

	9-UNDER

	Thomas-Jefferson 18 - BROOKLINE 12

	Scoring Summary:

	Zaire Nelson 70 kickoff return (conversion failed)
	Zaire Nelson 65 run (conversion failed)

	NOTES: Due to a schedule change, Coach Joe and his Brookline
	Nines played the final game of the afternoon. After four hours
	of steady rain, the water was puddling on the field. In these
	miserable conditions, the Knights dropped another close game,
	this time an 18-12 decision to Thomas-Jefferson.

	The Jaguars got on the board first after a long drive. On the
	ensuing kickoff, Zaire Nelson brought the Knights right back
	with a seventy yard return to even the score at six-all. In the
	second quarter, Nelson's sixty-five yard touchdown run put
	Brookline ahead 12-6.

	Thomas-Jefferson wasted no time answering that challenge. The
	Jags mounted another sustained ball-control drive to tie the
	game again. Halftime began with the score deadlocked at 12-12.

	The second half opened with an onside kick that was recovered
	by the Jaguars. Once again, the TJ offense was able to push the
	ball steadily towards the goal line. Thomas-Jefferson reached
	the endzone for the third time to retake the lead 18-12. The
	remainder of the contest saw both teams slugging it out and
	sloshing about in the puddles near midfield.
 
	WEEK #5 - September 21, 2013     @ Thomas-Jefferson High School

	10-UNDER

	BROOKLINE 12 - Thomas-Jefferson 6 (OT)

	Scoring Summary:

	Visawn Pennix 70 kickoff return (conversion failed)
	Visawn Pennix 10 run (no conversion)

	NOTES: The Brookline Knights ten-year olds won their third game
	in a row, this time a 12-6 overtime victory over the previously
	undefeated Thomas-Jefferson Jaguars. Playing in a relentless
	downpour, the Knights defense once again rose to the challenge,
	stopping a last minute Jaguar drive. On the other side of the
	ball, the Brookline offense, who played a sluggish game in the
	rain, found a way to put points on the board at crunch time.

	Brookline lit up the scoreboard first when Visawn Pennix ran
	the opening kickoff back seventy yards to stake the Knights to
	a quick edge. A two-point run by quarterback Grant Hamilton was
	negated by a penalty and the Knights had to settle for six. The
	Jaguars responded with a long drive, capped off by a one yard
	plunge that tied the score at 6-6.

	It was cold and wet, and the inclement weather set the tone for
	the remainder of the game. Both teams played sloppy, with the
	slippery ball resulting in several fumbles.

	In the waning moments of the game, the Jaguar offense gained
	some traction and began driving downfield. As the final minute
	ticked down, the Jags advanced all the way to the Brookline
	three yard line, then spiked the ball with just one second
	remaining. On the last play of the game, Mekhi Gay stepped up
	and stopped the runner at the one yard line!

	As the Brookline fans cheered, regulation time expired with
	the score deadlocked at 6-6. The game went into overtime.

	Brookline won the coin toss and elected to play defense first.
	A fine tackle by Pennix pushed the Jaguars back on their first
	play. Two running plays gained short yardage. On fourth down,
	Gay and Antwain Carter bagged and tagged the final Jaguar shy
	of the endzone. The line of scrimmage was moved back to the
	ten yard line and Brookline's offense took control of the ball.

	On the first play of the series, the Brookline offensive line
	surged forward. Hamilton handed off to Pennix, who followed the
	wall, then burst through an opening. Visawn's ten yard scoring
	run, which was his only offensive play-call of the game, gave
	the Knights another well-earned triumph. A standout player on
	both offense and defense, they call Visawn Pennix "The Rock."

	Next week, Coach Bruce and his Brookline Knights (3-1) will be
	at home for the much-anticipated rematch with last year's Super
	Bowl champion Montour Spartans (4-0). It should be a good game.
 
	WEEK #5 - September 21, 2013     @ Thomas-Jefferson High School

	11-UNDER

	BROOKLINE 30 - Thomas-Jefferson 0

	Scoring Summary:

	Mason Ventrone 60 run (conversion failed)
	Jonathan Morin 41 run (Mason Ventrone run)
	Jonathan Morin 24 run (Aaron King run)
	Jonathan Morin 72 run (Aaron King run)

	NOTES: Coach Donnie brought his herd of Wild Stallions south to
	Thomas-Jefferson High School and, once again, the stampede was
	on. Despite less than ideal playing conditions, the Brookline
	horses once again put on a dominant performance, shutting out
	the Jaguars by the score of 30-0.

	The Knights surged to a 22-0 halftime lead, then increased that
	to 30-0 by the end of the third quarter. Both Jonathan Morin
	and Mason Ventrone rushed for over 100 yards. Morin exploded
	for eighteen points on three long touchdown runs. Ventrone
	tallied eight points with a scoring dash and a good conversion.
	Aaron King added the final four with double deuces.

	Brookline's power runner Marques Watson was held out of the
	offensive attack and played only defense, anchoring the Knight
	front four from his linebacker position. Other Knights who
	contributed significantly to the excellent containment effort
	were linemen Jaymere Stackhouse, Terrence Rudolph, Quinn Hunter
	and Jahmaine Hatten.

	The Knight reserves entered the game in the fourth quarter and
	also played strong. Jordan Bonilla and Dante Douglas had nice
	runs on offense and the defenders stuck it to the Jaguars.

	The offensive line, who are becoming adept at controlling the
	line of scrimmage and opening large holes for Brookline's fleet
	of elite ball carriers, also played a great game. Kudos to J.B.
	Nelson, Aidan Logan, Zachary Munn, Rudolph, Shane Woodhall,
	Hunter and Jack Sullivan. So far this season the Knights have
	outscored their opponents 140-14. And the beat goes on ...
 
	WEEK #5 - September 22, 2013         @ West Mifflin High School

	13-UNDER

	BROOKLINE 40 - West Mifflin 14

	Scoring Summary:

	Brent Ivory 22 pass from Jeremy Jenkins (Quran Powe run)
	Quran Powe 31 run (Jeremy Jenkins run)
	Brent Ivory 24 pass from Jeremy Jenkins (Raekwon Caldwell run)
	Quran Powe 75 kickoff return
		(Brent Ivory pass from Jeremy Jenkins)
	Khalil Weathers 2 run (Quran Powe run)

	Fumble Recovery: Jeremy Jenkins
	Interception: Jeremy Jenkins
Quarterback Jeremy Jenkins had a great day,
passing for two touchdowns and a conversion,
rushing for another two-pointer. He also had
an interception and recovered an onside kick.
	NOTES: Coach Brian and his thirteen-year old Knights improved
	their record to 4-0 by walloping the West Mifflin Titans 40-14.
	Brookline's Elder Knights dominated the game on both sides of
	the ball for the first three quarters, then cruised through the
	fourth, to retain their spot at the top of the SSYFL standings.
Khalil Weathers had a fine day rushing.
	Two first half touchdown passes from Jeremy Jenkins to Brent
	Ivory, along with a scoring run by Quran Powe, put the Knights
	ahead 24-0 at halftime. A kickoff return by Powe to start the
	second half increased the lead to 32-0 and put the clock on
	the fast track. Khalil Weathers, who ran for ninety-seven yards
	on the day, added the coup-de-grace on the final play of the
	third quarter with his first touchdown run of the season.

	The Titans scored two token touchdowns in the fourth quarter
	against the Knight reserves, but it was too little, too late.
	Against the Brookline starting eleven, the Titans managed only
	forty-eight yards total offense and two first downs. It was an
	excellent performance by the Brookline defense.
The Brookline defense shut down the Titans.
	The Knights gained 162 yards rushing (Weathers 8/97, Powe 5/47,
	Raekwon Caldwell 3/17, Jenkins 4/9 and Robert Sherene 1/-8).
	Jenkins threw nine times, completing seven for 105 yards. Ivory
	caught four for seventy-three yards and Powe grabbed three for
	thirty-two. West Mifflin finished the game with thirty-five on
	the ground and 116 through the air, mostly in the final frame.
The cheerleaders looked great!
	Next week the Knights are at home versus the Bethel Park Hawks.
	This is an important mid-season matchup featuring the league's
	two undefeated teams. This upcoming game will be the acid test
	to determine how high these Knights can fly.
Quran Powe had another strong performance
on both offense and defense. Powe added two
kick returns for an additional 116 yards.    The Knight offense had another productive day.

The Knight defense stalks their prey.   Jeremy Jenkins scores a two-point conversion.

Quran Powe takes a handoff from Jeremy Jenkins.    The Brookline offense found the endzone
five times and registered forty points.

Brookline cheerleaders do a great job
every game keeping the fans engaged and
cheering on their team.   The fly girls are airborne.

We Bad.    Halftime.

Ouch!    Khalil Weathers scores the Knights
final touchdown to end the third quarter.

The 13-Under Brookline Knights
	            The 2013 Brookline Knights 13-Under Team

	Sitting: Sylvio Cercone, Seth Derrick, Dominick Emma, L.J.
	Orbovich, Branden Wysong, Logen Solomon. Kneeling: Nathan Ault,
	Evan Miller, Robert Sherene, Jeremy Jenkins, Quran Powe,
	Justice Jones, Anthony Carrington, Amir Bey-Davis, Joel Wert,
	Jacob Graham. Standing: Coach Scott Hazen, Head Coach Brian
	Nicholas, Brent Ivory, Khalil Weathers, Raekwon Caldwell,
	Trevor Hazen, Justin Howell, Curtis Bradley, Nathan Kendall,
	Mar Oaks, Coach Kenny Jones.


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