me a part of the East End Warriors Youth Football & Cheerleading Club of Louisville, KY!
– Youth football program for ages 5-14
– Coached by former NFL & college players and veteran championship youth football coaches
– Home games played at Trinity High School’s Marshall Stadium
– Cheerleading program for youth ages 5-14
– Member of the Louisville Youth Football League (LYFL)
WEEK 6 Recap:
Wow!! Probably the best defensive battle we have seen so far this season, and it couldn’t have ended any better! Let’s get to it… The Warriors started the game verse the O.C. Tigers with the ball. #14 Harris was sacked to set up a 4th down situation early for the Warriors. The Warriors failed to convert, handing the ball over to the Tigers. However, the Warriors would then do the same thing to the Tigers. Star player #80 Miles of the Tigers was sacked on 3rd down and then stopped short on 4th and 1. Back and forth the two teams went in this defensive battle. Penalties played a big part too, as neither side could stop holding or creating false starts on the offensive line.
Late in the 2nd quarter we finally thought we were going to see something as the Tigers charged 20 yards in only three plays, but their lack of focus up front on the line would cut that drive short. It wasn’t until the final play of the 1st half that we saw the football cross the goal-line. #14 Harris took the ball down the field and into the end-zone to make it a 6-0 game as the 1st half came to an end, but once again the offensive line was called for holding and the halftime score was 0-0.
The defensive battle would continue in the 2nd half. Still tied 0-0 with 1:33 to play, the Tigers took the field on 4th and long. The snap traveled two feet over the quarterbacks head as he stood in shotgun formation. He quickly jumped on the ball and it was Warriors ball, 1st and 10 at their own 33. What happened next? Penalties. So many that the Warriors found themselves 2nd and 25 with 1:03 to play. On 4th and 23 from their own 20, #14 Harris lined up his offense. He was either going to need a big gain or to get out of bounds in order to stop the clock since he had no timeouts remaining. #14 Harris took the snap, and instantly had two Tigers in his face! Dodging both of them, Harris tucked the ball and headed down the far sidelines. Harris made a man miss as he gained the first down, but Harris was not done yet. Grabbing his right hip as he ran, Harris’ speed slowed down the far sidelines. He only had one man to beat. The Tigers defender dove at the two yard line, knocking Harris to the ground at the goal-line. The ball crossed the line, the referee signaled touchdown, and just like that the victory was sealed! Words can truly not describe this play in its full glory. It was simply an amazing final play!
The Mighty-Mites improve to 6-0 on the season. The MM O.C. Tigers fall to 4-2, but something tells me with #80 Miles and that powerful defense, this team is playoff bound. We may see them again shortly.
The Warriors would start the game with the ball. Quarterback #11 Blakey would waste no time driving his offense down the field. #11 Blakey would connect with #6 Taylor (for the first time of many on the day) on 3rd and 8 and take it all the way down to the Tigers 11. The Tigers defense would come out strong and hold the Warriors to 4th and 10 from the 11, but when #11 Blakey threw on 4th down, the flags came out and the Tigers gave the Warriors 1st and G from the Tigers 4 thanks to pass interference. #11 Blakey then handed it to #27 Gates, and…. well, you know the rest.
The Tigers answered with their own passing game, but would end up fumbling the ball and turning it over after establishing a nice pass and run mixture. The Warriors would get the ball back and penalties would force them to punt. The Tigers were able to drive all the way to the Warriors 11 yard-line, but on 4th and 10 from the 11, #6 Taylor would intercept the pass and make it 1st and 10 Warriors at their own 38 with 5:37 till the half.
Thanks to two sacks by the blitzing Tigers defense, the Warriors would be forced to punt. The Tigers would return the punt for a touchdown, but fail to convert the extra point, making the score 7-6 Warriors. The score would stay there until the final seconds of the first half. The Tigers punted to the Warriors with just seconds to go. The Warriors returned the punt to the Tigers 11 with :01 left on the clock. #11 Blakey would take care of the rest, putting the Warriors up 14-6 at the half.
The second half was a defensive battle, but #27 Gates was able to find the end-zone again to make the score 21-6, and quarterback #11 Blakey found himself calling victory formation in the huddle at the end of the game. The Warriors won 21-6 and remain undefeated at 6-0 on the season.
Let’s be honest. We knew exactly how the game was going to go from the very first play. A 60 yard touchdown run by the Warriors that even consisted of a Tigers penalty, but still the Warriors went the distance in 1 play. 6-0 Warriors just :27 into the game, and it wouldn’t stop there. The Tigers would punt on their next possession, and it was a great punt! All the way down to the Warriors 19. #19 Vrbancic would return the punt to the Warriors 30 where the Tigers defense would start to put some pressure on the Warriors offense, but even on 4th and 20 the Tigers defense was no match for #7 Marshall. #24 Jones would cap the drive with a 26 yard touchdown run to make it 12-0.
It would just get worse for the Tigers from there. Up 24-0 at the half thanks to the running game of #28 Mack, #19 Vrbancic and #24 Jones, the Warriors lined up to kickoff. With a running clock #19 Vrbancic kicked an onside kick to open up the second half and Warrior #28 Mack jumped on the loose ball after it had traveled 11 yards and it was first down Warriors! The Warriors would score two plays later to go up 31-0 and then just simply ran the clock out from that point forward. We saw the Tigers offense start to put a drive together late in the 4th quarter, but the running clock would run out on their dreams of preventing the shutout on their own field.
The 4-2 Warriors will play the 0-6 LSA Lions on Sunday, September 27th at 4:00pm at Trinity High School. Hopefully, we see Sunday just what we saw verse the Tigers.
Improve to 4-2 on the season by beating the Fern Creek Tigers. Will play Highview at 5:30pm at Trinity High School on Sunday, September 27th. Seniors still remain in 4th place overall behind three very powerful teams (Shively Seminoles, Louisville Patriots, and the Derby City Cardinals).