Wednesday, September 9, 2009

GAME OF THE YEAR SO FAR: FYF COLTS EDGE FYF FALCONS

To the list of classic football rivalries the likes of Michigan-Ohio State, Army-Navy, Virginia-Virginia Tech and Alabama-Auburn, add the vaunted FYF Colts and the equally as tough and talented FYF Falcons.

When both teams handily won their first two games by relatively gaudy scores, a quality match up was anticipated and the five-, six- and seven-year-old gridiron warriors did not disappoint.

After racking up 41 touchdowns between them in four games, a high scoring game seemed to be inevitable. But the Colts and Falcons had other ideas as their stingy defenses dominated both halves in a game ending with a 4-2 Colts victory.

After a shaky first series where the Falcons didn’t give an inch, the Colts scored four touchdowns in the opening quarter – two on their patented long runs.

In the second quarter, the Falcons attacked the Colts with their two staples – the naked bootleg and the screen pass. While the Falcons scored one TD, the Colts defense ended the half with an impressive goal line stand for a 4-1 halftime lead.

The Falcons stuffed the Colts offense in the third quarter allowing only one penetration inside the 10 yard line. That drive ended with a Colts’ fumble. Not to be out defensed, the Colts shut down the Falcons offense in the final quarter yielding one touchdown as the 12th man on both squads was clearly fatigue.

Both teams are back at it this Saturday.

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