BY ERIC IKPE
This past Saturday, the National Youth Football League hosted their Super Bowl match ups at Curtis Park Stadium in the city of Miami. One of the top match-ups featured two of best teams on the 90 pound division in the NYFL. It was an intense match-up between undefeated Moore Park Generals and Liberty Square Colts.
At kickoff, the Liberty Square offense was unable to execute, being forced to a quick three-and-out. On the Generals first possession, Kris “Showtime” Nealy sprinted down the Colts sideline for a 32 yard touchdown to put the Generals on the scoreboard first. The Generals lead 7-0 with 5:20 remaining in the first. The Colts attempted to respond, but Johnny Celestine and Kishawn Mintz gang tackled De’Marcus Wright set the tone the entire 1st quarter.
At the start of the 2nd quarter, Moore Park made a gutsy call and decided to go for it on 4th down, Kris Nealy coughed up the ball, even though he recovered the ball, the momentum shifted in the Colts favor. On the ensuing drive Deonta Nairn, dashed for a 50 yard touchdown to bring the score 7-6 at halftime.
At the start of the 3rd quarter, the Colts took possession and capitalized big with a strike down the field from William Carswell to Frenel Bertho, which put Liberty City in Moore Park territory, and on the next play William Carswell plunges in for a 1 yd touchdown to take the lead 12-7.The Generals answered right back behind their star running back Kris Nealy, as he scores his second touchdown on a 29 yd blast, as Moore Park retakes the lead 13-12 as we head into the fourth.
It was a pounding defensive game back and forth between both teams, until the Colts came up huge with a safety cause by William Carswell, to take the lead 18-13. The Generals made several attempts to try to regain the lead, but it was the defense of the Colts, led by Mickel Watson who picked off Ruffin Jawanza twice, back to back to put the game out of reach for Moore Park.
The Colts defeat the Generals, 18-13 to win the 2011 NYFL Super Bowl on the 90 pound division.
“I just told them to stick to the game plan,”Liberty Square Head Coach Xavier Ferguson said. #1, Deonta Nairn, for the Colts was selected as the 90’s Super Bowl MVP!