« Reply #183 on: September 06, 2011, 09:04:17 AM »
Ben Schepp playing for Oswego #30. Awsome Game what a team they have this year.
Subject: Week 2 highlights for the Ledger
The All American 8th & 9th grade Warriors returned home after taking the 3-time defending champion Lawndale Falcons to the wire, just coming up short, 13-7, in their season opener.
This time, the city of Chicago had to send their team out to the far west and face the Warriors on their home field at Oswego East High School. The Brainerd Bengals came calling, as the Warriors awaited them to take the field for their home opener.
With the Bengals winning the toss, the Warriors deferred and sent their kicking team and defense onto the field to begin the game. The defense held and the Warriors took over on downs. The Warriors began with a passing attack, which featured Carter Turnquist completing 2 of 3 passes, including a first down completion to Isaiah White and a touchdown pass to halfback, Benjamin Glover. Turnquist would end the day 9-11 passing, with 134 yards, 1 touchdown and no interceptions, as well as a second quarter extra point scored on a high snap in which he raced and beat a speedy Bengal defender to the edge and leaned in for the point. Zach Frankel capped off the opening drive by kicking through the PAT try, putting the Warriors ahead, 8-0.
In the second quarter, the Warrior offense charged down the field, with pass completions by Turnquist, as well as big runs by Isaiah White, Benjamin Glover, and Zach Frankel. Glover scampered for his second touchdown of the day, this time rushing, giving the Warriors the 14-0 lead, after which, Turnquist ran in the aforementioned extra point, giving the home team the 15-0 lead, which they would hold at the half.
The second half featured more defensive stops, and more scoring by the Warriors. Each time the Bengals would threaten, the Warriors would turn them back with either a fourth down stop or a forced fumble and recovery. Zach Frankel's power run through the front five of the Bengal defense bounced outside and resulted in another Warrior touchdown, followed by another Frankel kick, which gave the Warriors a commanding 23-0 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
The Warriors deep defense featured waves of substitutions which found ways to get the Bengals offense off the field again, and Benjamin Glover broke a 52-yard touchdown run which broke several tackles and put the Warriors up 29-0.
Later in the fourth, the back-breaker was Tyler Tully's fumble recovery, followed by an inside hand-off to Frankel, who cut outside and then back in and finished the run 46 yards later with his 2nd touchdown of the day, and put the Warriors up 35-0, which was the game's final score.
The Warriors offense was lead by their weekly improving offensive linemen, which featured starters Riley Burgin, Jacob Walus, Saul Leon, Riley Whiting, Kyle Hughes, tight end Kyle Perkins, and 2-way lineman, Eddie Ventura, who impacted the game on both sides of the ball with outstanding blocking, as well as defensive tackle and defensive end play. The benefactors of the offensive line play were Carter Turnquist, with 9-11 passing, receivers Isaiah White, Benjamin Glover, Zach Frankel, and Matt Gorrell. Also, Benjamin Glover finished with 130 yards rushing, 46 yards receiving, and 49 yards on kick returns, as well as 2 rushing touchdowns and 1 receiving touchdown. Zach Frankel contributed a pass reception, two touchdowns, and two extra point kicks, single-handedly putting 16 points on the board. Isaiah White contributed 2 long runs from scrimmage, one which nearly resulted in a Warrior touchdown, as well as a pass reception, which went or a first down. Not to be forgotten was some tough running by Warrior tailback Willie Rodriguez.
Rodriguez and Glover also led the defense by penetrating into the Bengal backfield all day, resulting in a shutout victory. Matt Gorrell, Ben Schepp, Christine Clutter, and Freddie Solis were the crew of defensive backs who stifled the Bengals passing game. Kyle Hughes, Saul Leon, Eddie Ventura, Riley Burgin, Zach Frankel, Riley Whiting, Kyle Perkins, Isaiah White, and Matthew Dutton all supplied relentess pursuit up front, highlighted by Tyler Tully's fumble recovery, Freddie Solis' backfield tackle early in the first half, along with 2-1/2 sacks from tackle Riley Whiting.
Coming off a 35-0 victory, the Warriors look to improve again this week, taking the road up to Oriole park next Sunday, for a 3:00 p.m. kickoff vs. the established Oriole Park Falcons, just east of O'Hare airport.