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Will-Cook's championship weekend kicked-off Sunday with both conferences playing at two separate locations: Marian 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.

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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 position.

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. 

Final score on the afternoon was 19-6.

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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 contest.


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The American league battles took place over at Marian Catholic high school. Things got started with a history making 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 was successful). 

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.

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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 first.

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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 season.

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. Mitchell found 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.

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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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