Will-Cook's championship weekend kicked-off
Sunday with both conferences playing at two separate locations:
Catholic high school and Country Club Hills Sports Complex. And as we always like to get
things started by thanking them for all of their hospitality.
Now for the action this weekend... Going into
these contest brings about some good trivia for our Will-Cook fans...
team joined Will-Cook in 2006 and has made three straight Superbowl
appearances?Click here for the answer!
The Markham Patriots continued their winning ways
obtaining three victories on the afternoon
over at the Country Club Hills Sports Complex,. The Patriots' widgets squeaked
pass the Richton Park Raiders 6-0 in a pure, hard-nose battle of field
Up next were the PeeWees - Colts and the
Patriots. The Patriots got on the board first at the 4:35 mark in the second
quarter, 6-0. Right before the half, the Patriots scored again on a run for
11 yards by #43 right before the half.
In the second half, more specifically,
the third quarter, both teams pushed back and forth with no one able to
enter the endzone, but in the fourth quarter, the Patriots scored once
more on a 65 yard run by #7. The extra point was completed successfully.
The Colts were not going to lie down and stop
playing hard. With 58.8 left in the
contest, they were able to get on the board with an 11-yard pass.
In the JV game over at
Country Club Hills Sports Complex, the Patriots
scored in the first quarter at the 4:13 mark against the Cougars (extra
point failed) taking a 6-0 lead and never looking back. They scored again in
the second and went on the win 18-0 to advance to the Superbowl.
In the final game over at
Country Club Hills Sports Complex, the Colts
knocked off the higher seed Hazel Crest Mustangs 34-7 with good play on both
sides of the ball. In fact, the Colts intercepted a pass and on the very
next possession scored a touchdown on the ground by #4. The game was sealed
on a fumble recovery by #54 with a little over 4 minutes left in the
The American league battles took place over
Catholic high school. Things got started with a
performance by the Chicago Cardinals widgets, who were the
first team in
the organizations history to make it to the Superbowl. The Cardinals
defeated the Jets 20-6.
The Cardinals got on the scoreboard first
with a 50 yard touchdown sprint by Myles Jones in the first quarter (extra point
The Cardinals scored again in the second
going into the halftime with a 13-0 lead. South Holland got on the
board in the third quarter with 17.9 left tightening the lead to 13-6.
But, Chicago held off the Jets and sealed the contest with one more
score, ending the game at 20-6.
Again, CONGRATULATIONS CHICAGO
CARDINALS for making it to the Superbowl for the first
time in your organizations' history.
Cardinal fans celebrate
Up next were the undefeated South Holland
Jets PeeWee squad taking on the Matteson Bears. On the opening drive,
the Jets were able to score with a 29 yard touchdown by #10 (extra point
was successful). On their very next possession, #26 scampered 32 yard
touchdown run but the extra point failed making the score 13-0 in the
On the other side of the ball, the Jets defense
played the Bears tough keeping them in the middle of the field, as well as
out of the endzone in the first half. In the second quarter, the Jets scored once more
on a 20 plus yard run making the
score 20-0 at the half.
In the second half, the Matteson Bears were
able to capitalized with two scores in the contest, but the Jets offense
also added two scores making the final score 33-14, as the Jets
move to the Superbowl with their undefeated record intact.
The next American league contest was between
Eastside and South Holland Jets. When
these two teams met early in the year (week 4), the Bulldogs squeaked by
with a win of 14-13. The Bulldogs came
into the game with a specific game plan and they were able to
successfully implement it obtaining a shutout 12-0 for a victory to advance
to the junior varsity Superbowl. The Jets JV team had not been shutout all
Now the final game on the afternoon put the
undefeated Matteson Bears up against the hungry Chicago Cardinals. These two
teams met a few weeks ago over at Jackie Robinson stadium (week 4) where the
Bears snagged a victory of 27-13. This game proved to be a battle of inches.
And it all depended on your point of view... where some would feel that both
teams struggle offensively in the first half, others would say the
defense played BIG and kept the offense at bay. Nonetheless, the Cardinals
defense made a huge stop on the Bears in the third quarter that
included an interception in the endzone that prevented the Bears from
scoring in the red zone.
From this, they (Cardinals) were able to get
on the board first with 1:06 left in the
third quarter on a short two yard run by
Theodore Hopkins. The extra point failed making the game 6-0.
Going into the final 8 minutes of
play in the contest, the Bears offense were able to capitalize and get them on the
board with a short run for a touchdown
by Jeremiah Mitchell
plus a successful extra point that included a fancy scramble by the
quarterback in which he found a wide-open receiver, Elijah Graham. This
made the game 7-6.
A possession later, the Bears found
themselves in the red zone with about 3 minutes left in the game. After
a couple of hard runs up the middle, they decided to run a power
boot-leg, in which the Cardinals defense wasn't ready for and Mr.
the endzone once more to give the Bears the final score of the game, 14-6. This is the first time in the Matteson Bears
history that their varsity team made it to the BIG dance. So
CONGRATULATIONS on your accomplishments Matteson Bears.
So, as you can see, the table is decorated and
all set for next weeks' Superbowl contest. At the time of this writing, the
games will be held at
Brother Rice High School, 10001 S. Pulaski Road,
Chicago, IL, with a TBD time.
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lieu of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM).