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Colts Juniors blank Timberwolves 18-0

Members of the Middlesex Colts Juniors include, front from left, Anthony Pullman, Bryan Diggs, Cameron Morgan, Austin Jenkins, Dylan Wells and Kian Cheatham; 2nd row, Thomas Redmon, Jack Ruark, Zach Burch, Josh Ware, Thomas Diggs, Edgar Olmedo-Gonzalez, Mison Williams and Shane Sexton; 3rd row, Tyler Radabaugh, Logan Snyder, Cole Radabaugh, Kaleb Bristow, Tim Wilson, Thomas Hamilton, Jaden Reed, Elijah Darnell, Reggie Carter and Deandre Jessie; back row, coach Justin Mott, coach Horace “Sonny” Washington, coach Wayne Jessie, head coach E.J. Blake, coach Alvin Minor and coach Rufus Ruark. Not pictured are players Justin Kincade and Camden Gaskins and coach Mike Gaskins. (Photo by Larry Chowning) 

Last Saturday at the Middlesex Sports Complex in Locust Hill the Middlesex Colts Juniors humbled the Tidewater (Bethel) Timberwolves 18-0 in youth football action.

The Colts defense stymied the athletic Tidewater squad throughout the contest as a herd of Colts constantly surrounded the Timberwolve ball carriers. Equally outstanding was the Colt pass defense, which extinguished all Tidewater hopes of a comeback. 

Probably the most impressive aspect of the game was how the Colts offensive line dominated the line of scrimmage. The Colts line consisted of Cole Radabaugh, Thomas Hamilton, Tim Wilson, Jaden Reed, Mison Williams, Zach Burch and Elijah Darnell, and it repeatedly opened holes for the Colts running backs. As a result, the Colts easily won the all important time of possession battle.

In the first quarter Thomas Diggs scored the first TD for the Colts on a 7-yard run. The conversion attempt failed. 

After a scoreless second quarter and still clinging to a 6-0 lead after halftime, Colts quarterback Thomas Redmon snuck into the end zone to put the Colts up 12-0. The conversion attempt failed.

In the fourth quarter Redmon scored his second touchdown on a 3-yard bootleg to complete the scoring for the Colts.

After the game, Colts head coach E.J. Blake said, “I challenged the offensive line to rise to the occasion today. I am proud to say that my young men answered the call and led us to victory. I want to also give special mention to Elijah “Mad Man” Darnell who played his best defensive game and led our team in tackles. I want to thank my outstanding coaches—Alvin Minor, Horace “Sonny” Washington, Wayne Jessie, Rufus Ruark, Justin Mott and Mike Gaskins—who are helping me mold our players into fine young men. I also want to thank the parents and fans for their support at the games. Our goal is to make it to the Super Bowl this year and I believe we are on our way!”

In earlier action, the Colt Mites were defeated 26-12. Geion Reed scored the first TD for the Colts on a 42-yard burst up the middle in the first quarter and Xzavion Griffin raced 61 yards in the second quarter for the second Colts touchdown. 

In the Mighty Mites division, the Colts lost 23-13. Scoring for the Colts were Cassidy Ward, who caught a 51-yard bomb from quarterback Phillip Hart, and Isaiah Uriri, who blistered the turf on a 67-yard touchdown run. Hart also added a conversion. 

In the Midget division, the Colts were defeated 25-6. Jo’Mari Gonzalez rumbled 56 yards on a fumble recovery to score the lone touchdown for the Colts.

This Saturday, September 21, the Colts will travel to York Seaford to take on the York Seaford Bulldogs. Game times are: Mites 9:30 a.m., Mighty Mites 11 a.m., Midgets 12:30 p.m., and Juniors 2 p.m.

posted 09.18.2013

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