Following are the game reports for the first week of the 2019 Little Guy Football League season. Games are played Thursday and Saturday at Copper Mountain park.
Keith Sayers Redskins 16, Steele’s Falcons 14
Oliver Franklin led a strong effort by the offensive line, which kicked the Redskins offense into gear in the second half. Aiden Abraham recovered a fumble in the win, while the McCarthy twins — Danny and Robert — were all over the ball. Timothy Revenaugh, and Koda Schleeman were also singled out by the Redskins coaches.
Joshua Sutton ran for a TD, while Toston Halvorsen hit Blake Wadas on a bomb for another score to lead the Falcons. Jace Michlig led the offensive line, while “Major” Minor Lee was everywhere, and Jaxon Hiatt made several tackles and recovered a fumble.
Buffalo Wild Wings Steelers 25, McQueen Athletic Club Vikings 20
The Steelers offense, unlike their NFL counterpart, was solid offensively to start the season. Quarterback Brady Walsh led the offense behind an offensive line anchored by Reid Singleton. Burkley Lakkala stood out at middle linebacker for the Steele Curtain, while Mavrik Blaskovich and Wash shined at cornerback and safety.
The Viking offensive line — led by Jaidyn Caldwell and Kohen Rilley — opened holes so Beau “Knows” Henderson, Bladen Horne and “Big Game” James Van Pelt could pick up some long gains. Jayden Stevens and Marcus McMullen led the defense, while Bode “Beast Mode” Hazlett was a force on both sides of the ball.
Newland and Company Bears 16, Lisac’s Tire Raider 0
Lavin Giacomino celebrated his birthday by scoring a touchdown and playing great defense to help Da Bears open the season in style. Taylor Olsen also scored and played great defense, while Colt “The Enforcer” Hassler was an animal in the trenches. He also booted two PATs. Dominic Snyder played great and punted better than Reggie Roby. J.J. Taylor was all over the field on defense.
“Knight” Ryder McEwen and Preston Jensen “ran tough” to lead the Silver and Black. Henry “The Hammer” Harrington played strong defense, joining McEwen with two sacks. Bridger Brancamp played tough on both lines, registering two sacks and two recoveries. Also, Marquis Abad ran the ball well, and Kourt Donaldson played solid on the line.
Casagranda’s Seahawks 12, Pioneer Technical Packers 0
Trapper Stajcar and Kelton “Double” Burger led the Seahawk defense to the shutout. Cayde “The Natural” Stajcar and Jakoby “The Playmaker” Demessemaker led the offensive line, while Ryan Peoples ran hard and scored a touchdown.
Linebacker Mitch Verlanic unleashed the fury and forced two fumbles to lead the Packers. Defensive tackles Howie Pearston and Peyton Johnson made great plays in the backfield, and Keegan Hunt made a terrific interception.