SPECIAL TEAMS CARRY OVERTOWN RATTLERS TO SPECIAL VICTORY

SPECIAL TEAMS CARRY OVERTOWN TO SPECIAL VICTORY

By Brandon A. Odoi

(October 3, 2010, Miami, FL---) It had not been done in two and a half football seasons until Saturday. Miami Pop Warner’s Overtown Rattlers Midgets (160 lb.) handed the two time-consecutive defending national champion Richmond Giants their first lost, edging them out 21-20. The Rattler’s blocked an extra point field goal attempt by Richmond’s Jaquan Johnson late in the fourth to seal the win. It was their second such block of the day and it secured a victory that will be talked about for years to come.

Overtown’s head coach Shanton Crummie, who last year coached Overtown’s Jr. Midgets to a super bowl victory in the Sean Taylor Classic, orchestrated the historic win. His opponent, Eddie Alford, Jr. coached a dynamic group of kids that had not lost a game in their current run since 2007. Both teams came into the contest undefeated and therefore the gridiron battle had a playoff like intensity because of the pedigree of both coaching staffs, their players and the implications the game carried.

The contest was played under the watchful eyes of a crowd just under a thousand but whose boisterous chanting emulated a group twice their size. Playing at home at Gibson Park, better known as the “snake pit,” Overtown jumped out early to an 8-0 lead behind the strong running of Richard Grissom-Rodgers and the leadership of quarterback Treon Harris.

Harris proved to be a capable leader, playing through a risk injury he suffered to his throwing hand, late I the first half. He scored first on a quarterback sneak from Richmond’s one yard line. The next score was by Richmond’s Jaquan Johnson on a long 75 yard run. But the extra point field goal try Johnson attempted after the run was blocked. The score was 8-6 early in the first half.

Overtown answered again with a third and long pass from Harris to Grissom-Rodgers for the score. A celebration penalty brought the extra point field goal try back too far and the kick was blocked by the Giants bringing the score to 14-6.

The Rattlers marched right back down to score behind a 20 yard run from Harris brining the score to 21-6. At this point, it looked like a route could be on. However, Richmond battled back behind the strong running of Timothy Irvin to draw within a score at 21-13. Irvin would score again for the Giants late but the extra point field goal was blocked and the final score was 21-20 Overtown.

The player of the game was Overtown’s punter/kicker Tyrell Everett. He knocked in both extra point field goals and had a great punting net average, giving the Rattlers the edge in the field position battle.

If these two teams meet again, it would have to be in the super bowl because the playoff seeding now has Overtown as the No. 1 seed (even with a loss in the remaining games) and Richmond likely taking the No. 2 seed heading into post season play.

Views: 854

Comment

You need to be a member of Generation Nexxt to add comments!

Join Generation Nexxt

Comment by bulljohnson on October 24, 2010 at 10:14pm
WE GONE WIN THIS DAMN THING AND YOU AINT DO A DAMN THING TOWN HERE WE CME
Comment by evans raphael on October 17, 2010 at 10:42am
All this division 1or 2 s*** dont mean nothing because when we play a division 1 team nothing dont change game plan still da same they don't score they don't win!!!!! On that note boy the Overtown 90lbs lol going to bed early!!!!! We played them 2 times last year and that haven't scored (0) in 2 games or gotten a first down in 2 games what u call that division 1 lol lol yeah aight!!!!! Thats all until saturday when da 90lbs and the 160lbs of tacolcy woop that ass!!!
Comment by tray on October 13, 2010 at 6:32pm
hell naw tacolcy sorry is hell
Comment by michael mathis on October 12, 2010 at 5:04pm
crummie
Comment by richard grissom on October 9, 2010 at 2:52am
HELL NAW BOI U TRIPPEN
Comment by calvin foster on October 9, 2010 at 2:14am
if we(tacolcy) was n division1 we will have da same record we got rite now!so wat yall sayin!!!!
Comment by fgs2small on October 4, 2010 at 9:55pm
yall both aint good scott lske 160 nd NMB SUNDEVILS All day both undeated
Comment by man-child on October 4, 2010 at 8:54pm
Wuz up wit u ! U don't even believe that! Ya'll in Division 2. Ya'll don't play nobody! Worry about Goulds don't worry bout Town. Cause they not worried about u. Goulds and us r the only teams with winning records on your schedule. Thatz like Nevada saying Alabama and Ohio State aren't better than them. Ya'll jumped out last year with a good record and what happen. Ya'll beat Liberty City 27-0 and Richmond beat dem 40-0. So really is this what ya'll want?
Comment by allen hardnett on October 4, 2010 at 7:10pm
good game but neither could beat tacolcy 160s well see in the last week when we play overtown and frank is the best quaterback in popwarner
Comment by Eddie Alford on October 4, 2010 at 8:02am
Great game congrats to Overtown and Crummie and his staff had their kids prepared and ready to rock we have to get better to compete with them good luck on the rest of your season

BSO SAFETY TIPS

Members

CONTACT US

Generation Nexxt

Discovering Tomorow's Stars Today

Office: 954-282-1160 | Fax: 888-539-6746

Email: info@gennexxt.com

Community Partnerships: Please email info@gennexxt.com

YOUTH. FAMILY. COMMUNITY

IF THE PROS HAVE ESPN

NOW THE YOUTH HAVE GENERATION NEXXT !

 

WELCOME OUR PROUD NEW LEAGUE AFFILIATIONS:

GENERATION NEXXT NATIONAL PHENOM SPOTLIGHT

© 2019   Created by Generation Nexxt.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

Web Analytics