(September 18, 2011)- In the Miami-Dade Extreme Youth Football league, there are a lot of marquee match
ups on all weight classes that you wouldn’t want to miss as a youth football fan. This past Saturday would feature 75 pound match up that one could only dream. The undefeated West Park Hurricanes would take on the undefeated Miami Springs Hawks. Both teams would enter this “matchup of the un-beatens” with high scoring offenses and shut down defenses.
Before the game, both head coaches expressed to Generation Nexxt winning this game would send a message to the league that they are the top 75 LB. team in the entire Xtreme League. Both teams felt prior to this game, their opponent had not been truly tested.
Nerves were apparent at the beginning of the game as the Hurricanes would turnover over the ball on their opening possession. The Miami Spring Hawks get their opportunity to set the tone offensively, but the West Park Hurricanes’ would leave no doubt why they have one of the best defenses in the league, forcing a turn over on downs, as the Hawks went four and four out.
The Hurricanes would now set their own tone on the very next drive as Hurricanes’running back #3, Keshawn Brown would run for a 30 yard to score for the game’s first touchdown, Hurricanes take the lead 6-0. Not to be outdone, on the very next play Hawks’ return man, #8, Andres Borregoles, returned the ensuing kick off with a 55 yard touchdown, putting the Hawks in the lead 8-6, at the end of the first quarter.
Second quarter begins with Hurricanes’ #2, Shane Carter, exploding through the line of scrimmage for a 70 yard touchdown.Coaches ran out of the coaches’ box in excitement; the referees would call the touchdown back on a penalty. Three plays later, Hurricane’s Keshawn Brown, hit the outside corner for a blazing 72 yard touchdown. Hurricanes regain the lead 12-8.
Hawks start second half with an eight possession play that ends with a pass interception by Hurricanes’ cornerback #3Keshawn Brown. West Park would set up their offense in their own territory, and similar to lighting, the Hurricanes’ running back would strike again Keshawn Browngoes on a 65 yard scamper to score his third touchdown of the game, Canes go up 18-8.
Hawks begin fourth quarter with an eight play possession that controlled most of the quarter but ended with a turnover by Hurricanes’ stifling defense. The Hurricanes’ would set up their quick strike offense yet again. On first and ten, Hurricanes #8,Blake Belus would run for a 62 yard touchdown, putting the West Park Hurricanes up 24-8.
The Hawks, down three touchdowns, would have no quit in them. Late in the fourth quarter Hawks’, #8, Andres Borregoles, would punch in a 45 yard touchdown, scoring his second touchdown of the game.
The Hurricanes’ felt this was their best test yet, and look forward to next weeks’ challenge. For now the Hurricanes will enjoy today’s win, remaining undefeated in the Miami-Dade Xtreme League, leading the 75 LB. standings.
Final score; Hurricanes 28, Hawks 14.
Hurricanes: MVP of the game: #3 – Keshawn Brown: running a total of 159 yards; six carries averaging 26 yards per carry – 3 TDs
Hawks: Leading runner: #8 Andres Borregoles: ran 108 yards; 8 carries averaging 15 yards per carry, 2 TDs