NMB SUNDEVILS WIN 175 LB. CHAMPIONSHIP IN OVERTIME THRILLER
By Jonah Woullard
(November 22, 2010)-The Miami Dade Xtreme 175 pound championship has been shaping up to be one of the most highly anticipated youth football match ups in all of South Florida. The defending 175 LB champions, the West Kendall Dolphins versus the undefeated North Miami Beach Sundevils.
Both, the Dolphins and Sundevils, are loaded with talent at just about every position, as well as great coaching on both sides of the ball. This showdown always comes down to the team who makes fewer mistakes. The last meeting which took place earlier in the year, The Sundevils defeated the Dolphins with the score 2-0, with a safety being the only score between both teams.
This day would be different as the West Kendall Dolphins’, Jerel Holmes #10, returned the opening kickoff for a 76-yard touchdown, silencing the Sundevils crowd from the very start of the game. The West Kendall Dolphins converted the extra point attempt, making the score 8-0, Dolphins lead. After the exciting kickoff return, the Dolphins and Sundevils’ offenses would have problems trying to get in a rhythm as they would both continue to go three and out the entire first half.
Then the Sundevils would take advantage of the Dolphins’ first mistake. As the second half began, the Sundevils’ defense held the Dolphins to another three and out. The Dolphins would punt with their back towards their own end zone. The snap went over the head of the Dolphins’ punter and the ball was recovered in the end zone for a touchdown by Sundevils’ John Farell #21. This would bring the score to 8-6, Dolphins.
The West Kendall Dolphins would finally get the big play they wanted as the Dolphins’ quarterback threw a 59 yard strike for a quick down making the score 14-6. But the very next drive the Sundevils would respond with their own touchdown, as Sundevils fullback, Buthler Jean #5 would rumble for a 35 yard touchdown to tie the score, 14-14 with 1:01 left in the game. Time would expire and we would now go to overtime for the 175 LB. championship!
The entire season for both teams would now come down to just one overtime possession. The Sundevils would get the first crack at offense, and they would score on the very first play, as Buthler Jean #5, would run off tackle for a 10 yard score. Then North Miami Beach head coach, Mathieu Vincent would then call on his defense to make four of the most important defensive stops of the Sundevils’ entire season.
The North Miami Beach Sundevils would do just that, the Dolphins fourth down pass attempt to the corner of the end zone was batted down by the Sundevils’ cornerback. This final play sent the entire Sundevils into instant celebration running on the field knowing they are the 2010 Miami Dade Xtreme Super Bowl Champions.