WEEK #11 - November 3, 2013 - SSYFL SUPER BOWL
11-UNDER @ Montour High School
BROOKLINE 26 - Thomas Jefferson 0
BR - Marques Watson 2 run (Jack Sullivan pass from Nick Roell)
BR - Jonathan Morin 51 run (conversion failed)
BR - Jonathan Morin 67 pass from Nick Roell (conversion failed)
BR - Marques Watson 28 run (conversion failed)
Fumble Recovery: Jonathan Morin, Mason Ventrone,
Interception: Demetri Bose
NOTES: Coach Donnie and the defending champion Mighty Knights
of Brookline came to Montour High School for the title matchup
against the Jaguars of Thomas-Jefferson. In a repeat of last
year's championship game, the Knights once again defeated the
Jaguars, this time by the score of 26-0.
Brookline dominated the contest from start to finish. When the
Montour stadium game clock had run its course, Brookline's
proud warriors hoisted the glimmering Super Bowl trophy and
for the second time proclaimed the Knights as Number One!
Using their powerful running game and menacing defensive front,
the Knights overwhelmed the Jaguars. At no point in time was
there the slightest doubt as to who was in charge on this day.
The Brookline Knights put on a football clinic.
Thomas-Jefferson won the coin toss and took first possession.
A twenty-two yard run on their second play from scrimmage moved
them across midfield. The Jaguars reached the Knights forty-one
yard line before being forced to punt. A botched exchange on a
handoff resulted in a Knight turnover at the thirty-nine. The
Jaguars were again pushed back and forced to punt.
Brookline took control on their fourteen yard line and went on
a fifteen-play drive, capped off by Marques Watson's two yard
touchdown plunge. A conversion toss from Nick Roell to Jack
Sullivan gave the Knights an 8-0 second quarter lead.
At the three minute mark, Jonathan Morin added another six-pack
with a fifty-one yard scoring run to increase the point spread
to 14-0. As the first half wound down, Brookline again charged
into Jaguar territory. A twelve-play drive took Brookline all
the way to the Thomas-Jefferson one yard line. Time expired as
the Knights offense tried to quickly line up for a final play.
Brookline took the kickoff to start the second half and picked
up where they left off. A sixty-seven yard pass from Roell to
Morin increased the Knights advantage to 20-0. Mason Ventrone
recovered a Jaguar fumble on their next series, then powered
the Knights downfield with three strong runs. With one minute
to go in the third quarter, Watson rumbled twenty-eight yards
down the sideline for his second touchdown, and a 26-0 lead.
The Brookline reserves entered the game and played the entire
fourth quarter. The defenders did a nice job holding back a
brief Jaguar incursion. The offense, led by backup quarterback
Jordan Bonilla, successfully moved the sticks to help manage
the time clock. Bonilla finished the game by taking two knees.
When the buzzer sounded, the players began the celebration.
The Brookline Knights had successfully defended their crown
and were now the BACK-TO-BACK Super Bowl Champions!
By the numbers:
Brookline's offense gained 338 yards total offense. The Knights
ran for 242 yards on forty carries and added another ninety-six
through the air. Knight rushers include Watson 21/135, Ventrone
9/51, Morin 1/51, Jahmaine Hatten 2/7, Bonilla 4/3, Roell 1/-1,
Dante Douglas 1/-1 and Deshaun Alexander 1/-3. Roell completed
six of nine passes. Morin caught three for eighty-one yards,
Sullivan grabbed two for fifteen and Ventrone hauled in one for
no gain. The Knights were penalized four times for thirty-five
yards, made eleven first downs and committed three turnovers.
Thomas-Jefferson accumulated fifty-three total yards, all on
the ground. They rushed the ball twenty-seven times and threw
two errant passes. The Jaguars were penalized five times for a
loss of thirty yards, committed two turnovers and had three
first downs. The Knights defense did a super job.
Brookline finished with a 9-1 record. Over the course of the
year, the Knights outscored their ten opponents by a combined
score of 318-56, including six shutout wins. The offense was
led by the four horsemen: Watson, Ventrone, Morin and Roell.
Together they combined for forty-one touchdowns. Ventrone had
fourteen, followed by Morin's thirteen and Watson's eleven.
Roell ran for one score and passed for another nine. This was
the first time in forty years that a Knight team has had four
players producing ten touchdowns or more.
Over the past three seasons, this talented group of players has
forged their way to a 30-2 record, including three trips to the
title game and two Super Bowl victories. For Coach Don, this is
his seventh championship with the Knights program (2004, 2006,
2007, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013). An eighth title came as an
assistant coach in 1998. That's how legends are made.
Here is a play-by-play chronicle of the Knights-Jaguars game:
TJ wins coin toss - elects to receive.
Brookline kicks off to TJ30, returned eight yards to TJ38.
TJ ball - 9:55 1st Quarter
T38 - 1/10 - PENALTY - TJ - false start - 5 yards
T33 - 1/15 - Twenty-two yard run
B45 - 1/10 - Two yard run
B43 - 2/08 - Two yard run
B41 - 3/06 - Run for two yard loss
B43 - 4/08 - PENALTY - TJ - false start - 5 yards
B48 - 4/13 - punt
TJ punt travels to B33 - no return
Brookline ball - 6:52 1st Quarter
B33 - 1/10 - Marques Watson 4 run
B37 - 2/06 - Mason Ventrone 3 run
B40 - 3/03 - Nick Roell run for one yard loss
FUMBLE - recovered to TJ
TJ ball - 5:41 1st Quarter
B39 - 1/10 - Run for four yard loss
B43 - 2/14 - Five yard run
B38 - 3/09 - Run for two yard loss
B40 - 4/11 - punt
TJ punt travels to B14 - no return
Brookline ball - 2:59 1st Quarter
B14 - 1/10 - Mason Ventrone 3 run
B17 - 2/07 - Marques Watson 4 run
B21 - 3/03 - Mason Ventrone 14 run
B35 - 1/10 - Marques Watson 22 run
T43 - 1/10 - Marques Watson 6 run
T37 - 2/04 - Marques Watson 3 run
T34 - 3/01 - Marques Watson 3 run
End of Quarter
T31 - 1/10 - PENALTY - Brookline - false start - 5 yards
T36 - 1/15 - Marques Watson 3 run
T33 - 2/12 - Jack Sullivan 12 pass from Nick Roell
T21 - 1/10 - Marques Watson 5 run
T16 - 2/05 - Marques Watson 8 run
T08 - 1/08 - Marques Watson run for no gain
T08 - 2/08 - Marques Watson 6 run
T02 - 3/02 - Marques Watson 2 run
Jack Sullivan 3 pass from Nick Roell
SCORE: BROOKLINE 8 - THOMAS-JEFFERSON 0
Brookline kicks off to TJ38 - no return
TJ ball - 6:42 2nd Quarter
T38 - 1/10 - Run for two yard loss
T36 - 2/12 - Five yard run
T41 - 3/07 - One yard run
T42 - 4/08 - punt
TJ punt travels to B45, fielded by Jonathan Morin.
FUMBLE - recovered by Jonathan Morin.
Brookline ball - 3:56 2nd Quarter
B45 - 1/10 - Marques Watson 4 run
B49 - 2/06 - Jonathan Morin 51 run
Nick Roell pass intended for Aidan Logan
Intercepted by TJ
SCORE: BROOKLINE 14 - THOMAS-JEFFERSON 0
Brookline kicks off to TJ32, returned eight yards to TJ40
TJ Ball - 3:09 2nd Quarter
T40 - 1/10 - Incomplete pass
T40 - 2/10 - Pass INTERCEPTED by Demetri Bose at B40
Bose returns five yards to B45
Brookline ball - 2:54 2nd Quarter
B45 - 1/10 - Marques Watson 9 run
T46 - 2/01 - Marques Watson 2 run
T44 - 1/10 - Mason Ventrone 6 run
T38 - 2/04 - Marques Watson 7 run
T31 - 1/10 - Mason Ventrone 11 run
T20 - 1/10 - Mason Ventrone pass from Nick Roell
Ventrone runs 20 yards to the endzone
PENALTY - Brookline - illegal block - 10 yards
Pass play goes for zero net yardage
T30 - 1/20 - Nick Roell pass incomplete
T30 - 2/20 - Jonathan Morin 10 pass from Nick Roell
T20 - 3/10 - Nick Roell pass incomplete
PENALTY - TJ - pass interference - 10 yards
T10 - 1/10 - Jonathan Morin 4 pass from Nick Roell
T06 - 2/04 - Marques Watson 5 run
T01 - 3/01 - GAME CLOCK EXPIRES - HALFTIME
Second Half Begins ...
TJ kicks off to B43, returned 12 yards by Aaron King to TJ45
Brookline ball - 9:50 3rd Quarter
T45 - 1/10 - Marques Watson run for one yard loss
T46 - 2/11 - Mason Ventrone run for six yard loss
PENALTY - Brookline - clipping - 15 yards
B33 - 3/32 - Jonathan Morin 67 pass from Nick Roell
Marques Watson 1 run
SCORE: BROOKLINE 20 - THOMAS-JEFFERSON 0
Brookline kicks off to TJ 44 - no return
TJ ball - 8:31 3rd Quarter
T44 - 1/10 - Seven yard run
B49 - 2/03 - Run for no gain
B49 - 3/03 - PENALTY - Brookline - offsides - 5 yards
B44 - 1/10 - Run for no gain
B44 - 2/10 - PENALTY - TJ - false start - 5 yards
B49 - 2/15 - PENALTY - TJ - false Start - 5 yards
T46 - 2/20 - One yard run
T47 - 3/19 - Thirteen yard run
(saving tackle by Demetri Bose)
B40 - 4/06 - Run for two yard loss
FUMBLE - recovered by Mason Ventrone at B38
Brookline ball - 3:32 3rd Quarter
B38 - 1/10 - Mason Ventrone 7 run
B45 - 2/03 - Mason Ventrone 7 run
T48 - 1/10 - Marques Watson 14 run
T34 - 1/10 - Mason Ventrone 6 run
T28 - 2/04 - Marques Watson 28 run
Jordan Bonilla 2 run
SCORE: BROOKLINE 26 - THOMAS-JEFFERSON 0
Brookline kicks off to TJ41 - no return
TJ ball - 1:13 3rd Quarter
T41 - 1/10 - Run for three yard loss
T38 - 2/13 - Seven yard run
End of Quarter
T45 - 3/06 - Nine yard run
B46 - 1/10 - Four yard run
B42 - 2/06 - Run for no gain
B42 - 3/06 - Two yard run
B40 - 4/04 - Run for three yard loss
TJ turns ball over on downs.
Brookline ball - 7:11 4th Quarter
B43 - 1/10 - Jordan Bonilla 3 run
B46 - 2/07 - Jahmaine Hatten 7 run
T47 - 1/10 - Dante Douglas run for one yard loss
T48 - 2/11 - Deshaun Alexander run for three yard loss
FUMBLE - recovered by Deshaun Alexander
B49 - 3/14 - Jahmaine Hatten run for no gain
FUMBLE - recovered by TJ at B49
TJ ball - 3:34 4th Quarter
B49 - 1/10 - Run for two yard loss
T49 - 2/12 - Run for three yard loss
T46 - 3/15 - Run for three yard loss
T43 - 4/18 - One yard run
TJ turns ball over on downs
Brookline ball - 1:16 4th Quarter
T44 - 1/10 - Jordan Bonilla takes knee for one yard loss
T45 - 2/11 - Jordan Bonilla takes Knee for one yard loss
T46 - 3/12 - CLOCK EXPIRES TO END GAME
FINAL SCORE: BROOKLINE 26 - THOMAS-JEFFERSON 0
photos from the 11-Under Super Bowl game>
Congratulations to the 2013 Super Bowl Champions, the 11-year
old Brookline Knights:
The Players: Nick Roell, Jonathan Morin, Shane Woodhall,
Jahmaine Hatten, Dominic Elliott, Chad Lubawski, Ryan Elliott,
Dante Douglas, Terrence Rudolph, Hassan Davis, Marques Watson,
Quinn Hunter, Jordan Bonilla, DeShaun Alexander, Zachary Munn,
Demetri Bose, Aaron King, Amicah Saunders, Mason Ventrone,
John Slebrich, Aidan Logan, Jack Sullivan, Michael Matthews,
James "J.B." Nelson and Jaymere Stackhouse.
The Coaches: Don Helman, Jerry Tuite, Carl Roell, Joe Tongel
and Mike Ventrone.
WEEK #11 - November 3, 2013 - SSYFL SUPER BOWL
13-UNDER @ Montour High School
BROOKLINE 20 - Bethel Park 6
BP - One yard run (conversion failed)
BR - Raekwon Caldwell 2 run (Quran Powe run)
BR - Quran Powe 80 run (conversion failed)
BR - Curtis Bradley 5 run (conversion failed)
Fumble Recovery: Quran Powe, Justin Howell
NOTES: Coach Brian Nicholas and his thirteen-year old Brookline
Knights descended upon Montour High School for their 2013 SSYFL
Super Bowl matchup with the Bethel Park Hawks. Two weeks ago,
the Knights won a thrilling overtime victory over the Hawks.
The title game was a highly anticipated battle, with each team
playing for both pride and the coveted season championship.
The Knights and the Hawks put on quite a show. They fought like
warriors, two rival clans dueling for south suburban supremacy.
The game hung in the balance until midway through the final
period. After forty minutes the guns were silenced. Brookline's
Knights had prevailed over Bethel's Hawks by the score of 20-6.
After eleven long weeks of blood, sweat and toil, the Knights
were crowned as the Super Bowl Champions!
The Knights took the opening kickoff and quickly marched to the
Bethel twenty-five. The Hawks resistance stiffened. They pushed
the Knights back fourteen yards. Bethel took over on their own
thirty-nine yard line and launched an eleven-play touchdown
drive. A one yard plunge gave Bethel Park a 6-0 lead.
Both Brookline and Bethel exchanged the ball at midfield after
good defensive efforts. At the five minute mark of the second
quarter, the Knights began a drive from their own thirty-five.
Two long runs by Quran Powe positioned Brookline in the Bethel
redzone. The Knights battered their way forward to the Hawk two
yard line. With 1:26 remaining in the half, Raekwon Caldwell
covered the remaining distance to tie the game. A two-pointer
by Powe put Brookline on top, 8-6, going into halftime.
Brookline kicked off to begin the second half. A penalty on the
return pushed the Hawks back to their twenty-four yard line.
Bethel then began a spirited drive downfield. Some good running
and a forty-two yard pass reception advanced the Hawks all the
way to the Brookline twelve. With their backs to the wall, the
Knight defense rose to the occasion, forcing a fumble that was
recovered by Justin Howell at the ten. It was a turning point.
The Knights seized the momentum. Two hard runs moved the sticks
forward ten yards. Then Powe broke free on an eighty yard dash
to the endzone. Once Quran passed the front line, he hit the
afterburner and it was off to the races. Brookline now led by
the score of 14-6. The Hawks were visibly shaken from the
sudden and dramatic change of fortunes.
The Knight defenders forced another Bethel punt. Brookline used
the opportunity to put the game away. As the third quarter came
to an end, the Knights began another foray into Hawk territory.
Powe ran the ball six times for forty-six yards and three first
downs. From the Hawk five yard line, Curtis Bradley put the
icing on the cake with a scoring run to increase the Brookline
lead to 20-6. With only five minutes remaining, the fat lady
began to sing her siren's song.
After a final failed offensive series, the Hawks ceded the ball
to the Knights. With 1:34 left on the clock, quarterback Jeremy
Jenkins took three successive knees. When the buzzer sounded,
the Knights players, coaches and fans burst into celebration.
The Brookline Knights are the undisputed 2013 SSYFL Champions!
By the numbers:
Brookline gained 227 total yards, all on the ground. The Knight
rushers include Powe 21/204, Caldwell 5/26, Bradley 5/8 and
Jenkins 3/-11. Brookline attempted two incomplete passes, were
penalized only twice for fifteen yards, and had no turnovers.
The offense registered eight first downs.
Bethel Park had 158 yards offense on the day, running the ball
thirty-three times for 116 and passed once for forty-two. The
Hawks moved the sticks seven times, committed three penalties
for twenty yards, and had one critical third quarter turnover.
The victory capped off an impressive 9-0 season in which the
Knights outscored their opponents by the combined score of
270-96. Led by the strong offensive and defensive play of Quran
Powe, who scored 116 points this year, Brookline came together
as a team, put aside their early-season jitters, and emerged
as one of the best football clubs in Southwestern Pennsylvania.
For Coach Brian Nicholas, it was a fitting end to his stellar
career as an instructor and mentor with the Knights program.
After fifteen years on the sidelines, Brian retired after the
2007 season. He made a comeback this year, and proved that the
number sixteen truly can be sweet. The Knights championship is
the fifth in Coach Brian's legendary tenure.
Speaking of career achievements, this game was significant for
another Brookline Knight. Quran Powe's eight points gave him a
grand total of 500 points in his four years with the Knights.
Quran has lit up the scoreboard seventy-eight times and added
sixteen two-point conversions. The prolific speedster is the
only Brookline Knight to reach the five hundred point mark.
Here is a play-by-play chronicle of the Knights-Hawks game:
Brookline wins coin toss - elects to receive.
Bethel kickoff goes out of bounds at the B43.
Brookline ball - 10:00 1st Quarter
B43 - 1/10 - Quran Powe 10 run
H47 - 1/10 - Curtis Bradley 7 run
H40 - 2/03 - Quran Powe 2 run
H38 - 3/01 - Quran Powe 6 run
H32 - 1/10 - Quran Powe 5 run
H27 - 2/05 - Curtis Bradley 2 run
H25 - 3/02 - Curtis Bradley run for six yard loss
H31 - 4/08 - Jeremy Jenkins run for eight yard loss
Brookline turns ball over on downs.
Bethel ball - 6:23 1st Quarter
H39 - 1/10 - PENALTY - Bethel - false start - 5 yards
H34 - 1/15 - Two yard run
H36 - 2/13 - Fifteen yard run
B49 - 1/10 - Eight yard run
B41 - 2/02 - Six yard run
B35 - 1/10 - Six yard run
B29 - 2/04 - Three yard run
B26 - 3/01 - Run for no gain
End of Quarter
B26 - 3/01 - Three yard run
B23 - 1/10 - Twenty-two yard run
B01 - 1/01 - One yard run
Run for no gain
SCORE: BETHEL PARK 6 - BROOKLINE 0
Bethel tries onside kick - recovered by Justice Jones
at B48 and returned four yards to the h48
Brookline ball - 9:07 2nd Quarter
H48 - 1/10 - Quran Powe 4 run
H44 - 2/06 - Quran Powe 2 run
H42 - 3/04 - Jeremy Jenkins pass incomplete
H42 - 4/04 - Quran Powe run for eight yard loss
FUMBLE - recovered by Quran Powe
Brookline turns ball over on downs
Bethel ball - 7:35 2nd Quarter
M50 - 1/10 - One yard run
B49 - 2/09 - Run for no gain
B49 - 3/09 - One yard run
B48 - 4/08 - punt
Bethel punt goes out of bounds at the B35.
Brookline ball - 5:10 2nd Quarter
B35 - 1/10 - Quran Powe 17 run
H48 - 1/10 - Quran Powe 28 run
H20 - 1/10 - Curtis Bradley run for no gain
PENALTY - Bethel - personal foul - 10 yards
H10 - 1/10 - Raeshawn Caldwell 8 run
H02 - 2/02 - PENALTY - Brookline - false start - 5 yards
H07 - 2/07 - Quran Powe 2 run
H05 - 3/05 - Quran Powe 3 run
H02 - 4/02 - Raeshawn Caldwell 2 run
Quran Powe 3 run
SCORE: BROOKLINE 8 - BETHEL PARK 6
Brookline kicks off to H22, returned eight yards to H30
Bethel ball - 1:19 2nd Quarter
H30 - 1/10 - Two yard run
H32 - 2/08 - Run for two yard loss
H30 - 3/10 - One yard run
H31 - 4/09 - GAME CLOCK EXPIRES - HALFTIME
Second Half begins ...
Brookline kicks off to H30, returned four yards to H34
PENALTY - Bethel - illegal block - 10 yards
Bethel ball - 9:55 3rd Quarter
H24 - 1/10 - Three yard run
H27 - 2/07 - Eight yard run
H35 - 1/10 - Run for no gain
H35 - 2/10 - Forty-two yard pass reception
B23 - 1/10 - Six yard run
B17 - 2/04 - Three yard run
B14 - 3/01 - Run for no gain
B14 - 4/01 - Two yard run
B12 - 1/10 - Run for no gain
FUMBLE - recovered by Justin Howell at B10
Brookline ball - 4:18 3rd Quarter
B10 - 1/10 - Raeshawn Caldwell 7 run
B17 - 2/03 - Quran Powe 3 run
B20 - 1/10 - Quran Powe 80 run
Jeremy Jenkins pass incomplete
SCORE: BROOKLINE 14 - BETHEL PARK 6
Brookline kicks off to H25, returned eight yards to H33
Bethel ball - 2:36 3rd Quarter
H33 - 1/10 - One yard run
H34 - 2/09 - One yard run
H35 - 3/08 - Two yard run
H37 - 4/06 - punt
Bethel punt goes out of bounds at the B45
Brookline ball - 0:43 3rd Quarter
B45 - 1/10 - Raeshawn Caldwell 4 run
End of Quarter
B49 - 2/06 - Quran Powe 8 run
H43 - 1/10 - Quran Powe 8 run
H35 - 2/02 - Quran Powe run for no gain
PENALTY - Brookline - holding - 10 yards
H45 - 2/12 - Quran Powe 10 run
H35 - 3/02 - Quran Powe 3 run
H32 - 1/10 - Raeshawn Caldwell 5 run
H27 - 2/05 - Quran Powe 17 run
PENALTY - Bethel - face mask - 5 yards
H05 - 1/10 - Curtis Bradley 5 run
Quran Powe 1 run
SCORE: BROOKLINE 20 - BETHEL PARK 6
Brookline kicks off to H24, returned seven yards to H31
Bethel ball - 3:21 4th Quarter
H31 - 1/10 - Three yard run
H34 - 2/06 - Sixteen yard run
M50 - 1/10 - Run for no gain
M50 - 2/10 - Two yard run
B48 - 3/08 - Run for no gain
B48 - 4/08 - punt
Bethel punt goes out of bounds at the B26
Brookline ball - 1:34 4th Quarter
B26 - 1/10 - Jeremy Jenkins takes knee for one yard loss
B25 - 2/11 - Jeremy Jenkins takes knee for one yard loss
B24 - 3/12 - Jeremy Jenkins takes knee for one yard loss
B23 - 4/13 - CLOCK EXPIRES TO END GAME
FINAL SCORE: BROOKLINE 20 - BETHEL PARK 6
photos from the 13-Under Super Bowl game>
Congratulations to the 2013 Super Bowl Champions, the 13-year
old Brookline Knights:
The Players: Raekwon Caldwell, Justice Jones, Amir Bey-Davis,
Tymugyn "Mar" Oaks, Anthony Carrington, Seth Derrick, Curtis
Bradley, Quran Powe, Joel Wert, Evan Miller, Sylvio Cercone,
Trevor Hazen, Logen Solomon, Dominick Emma, Branden Wysong,
Nathan Ault, Jacob Graham, Nathan Kendall, Khalil Weathers,
Robert Sherene, Justin Howell, Brent Ivory, L.J. Orbovich
and Jeremy Jenkins.
The Coaches: Brian Nicholas, Scott Hazen and Kenny Jones.
Two New Championship
Banners To Raise In
The Brookline Knights Hall Of Champions
Nicholas Doing Double Duty
Brookline Knights President Joe Nicholas
was doing double duty. He was
also acting in his capacity as President of the SSYFL. It was a
great day for Joe and the Knights organization.
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