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Sep, 2017

Week 2 Game Summaries

The Stowe Area Flag Football League took the field in Week 2 of its 2017 season.  While the air temperature approached 90 degrees, the players and coaches continued on to battle for victory!

Division 1 (Grades 3-5)

Bengals 33 - Steelers 32

In hot mid summer weather the Bengals and Steelers played one of the most exciting games in recent memory.

Kason Lang scored the go ahead point with 19 seconds left after the Bengals marched down the field.   In the 4th Max Santenello score a TD on a slant route, spinning twice to avoid defenders to tie the game.  Brooke McCormack was flawless at Center all day for the Bengals setting the tone for the Offense.  Quarterback Alex McCabe read the defense well all day and moved the offense well. The Steelers led offensively with a touchdown catch from Luke Hamel, and great running from Ryder Colgan and Nicholas Bothfeld, who set up one of the four touchdown runs scored by Sam Clarkin. The Bengals defense bent but didn’t break. Anchored by their DE’s Maggie Wright & Lucy Gaines,  they contained a strong run attack by the Steelers. OLB’s Caku Brown, Quin Lynch covered their receivers nicely and only allowed 2 completions. Nick Casey was a stalwart at MLB, helping to keep their QB penned in and racking up 5 tackles. Will Andrus, Wyatt Ross & Chase Brown used their speed to drop the Steelers for losses in their backfield to help control the Steelers  momentum. The Steelers defense led by Adler Nedich wreacked havoc in the Bengal backfield leading to several QB sacks, and Evie Lovell and Miller Loati each had stong plays to stop the momentum of the Bengals on critical drives. 

Giants 24 - 49ers 6

The Giants and 49ers survived a scorcher on Sunday.  Our young players continued to work on the basics of offense, defense, special teams and sportsmanship.  We have an exciting season ahead of us!  The Giants we able to pull out the win with contributions across the board.   Camden Strong started off the scoring with a pick-six.  Carter MacDonald, handling most of the QB duties for the day snuck in for another score.  Our MVP for the day, Sam Stutz, scored with a long run from deep in Giants territory.  Capping off the scoring was rising star, Lily Murphy, with a short yardage TD.  The Giants had 24 points on the day with all players getting a chance to move the ball.  Quinn Kalp, Hayden MacDonald, Max King, and Gavin Murphy also contributed to offense.  Giants defense did an admirable job pursuing 49ers with outstanding flag pulling by Zeb Whitlock, Jaden Baird, and Grant Powell.  From the 49ers perspective:  It was a hot Sunday in Vermont for the SAFFL second week of action.  A depleted 49er team did it’s best to hold its own against the powerful Giants, but alas could not keep up and lost 24 –6.  The 49ers had some great runs on offense by Braedon Bellows, who had a long run for their only score.  There was also great runs by Mason Pastor, Jordan and Drew Zimmerman, Sean Geary and Max DeRuzza.  On Defense, Braden Martens had his usual dominating performance pulling the majority of the flags for 49ers with great help from Austin Welch.  Thank you to all the parents, volunteers and referees for making the league possible!

Packers 20  - Steelers 0

Both teams were feeling the heat on Sunday afternoon as temperatures soared and the sun beat down. The Packers prevailed 20-0, fortunate to catch the Steelers on their second game of a double header and with a reduced roster of only eight players. Jake Bartolomei initiated the Pack attack with a TD pass to Jackson McKay. Tucker Buffman ran for his first touchdown of the year in the second quarter, topped off by a smooth extra point catch my Myles Marcoux. In the second half, a great catch by Samson Berlin helped set up a touchdown run by Tanner Hackett, who ran in the extra point as well. A strong team defensive effort was led by Cannon Parsons who created havoc with fierce pressure and many flag pulls. Defensively, the Steelers played well with impressive performances from Nicholas Bothfeld, Adler Nedich, Avery Tomlinson, and Ryder Colgin. However, with only one substitute, the Steelers were forced to play ironman/woman football for the entire game and in the end were unable to muster an offensive score in the stifling heat. Both teams are looking forward to the rematch game this coming week.


Division 2 (Grades 6-8)

Patriots 19 - Jaguars 0

Patriots received the opening kick-off from the Jaguars as temperatures approached 90 degrees on Sunday. Lewis Clapp led the Pats down the field and scored on a pass to Boone Maher who scampered into the end zone. Jaguars came back with a good ground game but TJ Guffey intercepted an Jaguar pass and Tobey Bellows took over as QB for the Pats.  Luke Farley took an end around sweep and went in for the score. Bellows threw to James Rosenbloom for the point after. For the Jags, Isabella Michell lead the offense in the first half and advanced the ball near the red zone.  Defenses on both sides tightened the second quarter with Jags stopping the Pats in the Red Zone.  Isobel Lovell and Elizabeth placed heavy pressure on the Pat's QB with the scrambling throws falling incomplete. The teams headed to the sidelines with the Pats ahead 13 - 0 at the half. The scoring drought continued in the third quarter. However, Keely Fisher, the Jags QB, completed several bubble passes to the wide receiver, Anika Wagner, but ultimately turned the ball over on downs.  As the teams traded possessions, first Wyatt Reid and then Luca DeRuzza took over as QB for the Patriots with Jack Hickey and Aiden DeRuzza showing success as running backs.  But flagging by the Jaguars stopped them short of the end zone. In the final quarter, Boone Maher came in as QB for the Pats and threw to Charlie Davidow who stretched out the play for a critical first down. Eliza Cabot, Cece Wolters and Noelle Lyden were relentless in pressuring the Pat's QB.  However, Maher's next throw to the end zone was batted by the Jaguar safeties but right into the hands of Luke Farley who stepped across for the final score for the Patriots. Although the Jag's suffered their second straight loss, the all-girls team spirit and chemistry is only growing stronger as evidenced by their final cheer after the game, "Go Kardashians!" 

Chiefs 28 - Colts 20

The Chiefs played a solid game against the Colts this past Sunday in what was a pretty close game.   It was a great team effort with every player aiding in both offense and defense.  QB,  Emerson Smith,  ran lots of passing plays with all players getting to be in a receiver position where everyone on the team caught at least one pass.  Alex Chudzik had 3 TDs and Gage Daliere had 1 TD.  Again it was a team effort on D with all players aiding in trying to shut down the Colts runners. Mario Cano was awesome on D and pulled the most flags on the day. Kudos the boys for playing a lot of the game in the heat with no sub at the beginning and then 1 sub for the rest of the game.  For the Colts, QB Eames Eiden and Parker Davey traded off at the QB position and energized the offense. Cooper Olney made some nice catches followed by Hans Huber putting the ball into the end zone. The defense stepped up with Carson Matckie, making several stops while Mack Bowen and Max Hoder pulled down interceptions.

Patriots 39 - Falcons 12

The Falcons started the game with strong flagging and had the Patriots pinned back on fourth down. The Pats responded with QB Wyatt Reid passing back to Luke Farley who threw long to James Rosenbloom in the end zone. Reid found Rosenbloom again for the point. Falcons came back on the attack, but Luke Farley came up with a pick 6 for the Pats. The teams traded possessions with good flagging by TJ Guffey on the Pats and William Burks and Charlie Kimmich for the Falcons. But then Luca DeRuzza came up with another pick 6 for the Pats and stayed in as QB to throw to Lewis Clapp for the point after. The Patriots players designed a deception play to pull off one more score and go in with a 26-0 lead at half-time. The Falcons stopped the Patriots in the red zone in the third quarter but were unable to capitalize. The Pats came back and QB Luca DeRuzza threw to James Rosenbloom who made a one-handed catch and took it into the end zone. They connected again for point after. Good flagging by TJ Guffey and James Rosenbloom got the ball back for Pats, but QB Boone Maher was intercepted by Reed Taylor for the Falcons. Entering the 4th quarter, Falcon QB Gabe Wright passed to Woody Reichelt to get the ball to the red zone and then Wright ran a tightrope along the left sideline for a Falcons touchdown. Rosenbloom responded by running the Falcons kick off all the way back for his own TD. The Falcons capped off their final drive with Wright throwing to Woody Reichelt who weaved his way through the Patriots defense for another Falcon touchdown before the clock ran out. 

The League would like to thank its 2017 sponsors for supporting our organization:  Apple Construction, Bistro At Ten Acres, Brook Field Service, CCS Constructors, Commodities Natural Market, Darn Tough, Edible Arrangements, Inntopia, Lamoille Valley Ford, Mansfield Orthopaedics, Mountain Associates, Northern Reliability, Piecasso, Stowe Family Dentistry, Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa, UPS Store.