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Colts Homecoming is Saturday

The games this Saturday, October 27, is Homecoming for the Colts at Middlesex High School in Saluda.

The Colts Mites, Mighty Mites and Midgets will take on the Tri River Titans of West Point, while the Colt Juniors will play the Gloucester White Knights. Game times are: 9:30 a.m., Mites; 11 a.m., Mighty Mites; 12:30 p.m., Midgets; and 2 p.m., Juniors . The public is invited to attend.

October 20 Games
The Junior Colts (12-14 year olds) took on the defending PYFCO Super Bowl champions, the Tri City (Phoebus) Hurricanes, in West Point. The Hurricanes were undefeated on 2011, undefeated this year, ranked 4th in the National Prep Football Association for the states of Virginia and West Virginia, and had never trailed in a game for the past two years. To say that the odds were stacked against the Colts was a mere understatement. 

The Colts began the game with Colt Jack Ruark kicking an onside kick and Colt Tim Wilson recovering. The Colts then shocked the Hurricanes by driving to the 16 yard line where Monte’ Sutton connected with Austin Bullock on a beautiful rainbow pass for the touchdown. Jared Lawson then bulled his way into the end zone for the conversion and a 7-0 lead.

The Middlesex crowd erupted as the Colts were the first team in two years to lead the shell-shocked Hurricanes. The lead was short-lived, however, as the talented Hurricanes squad, comprised of mostly 14-year-olds, exploded for 34 unanswered points and defeated the Colts 34-7. Nevertheless, the game served as another indication that the Colts could compete against the best teams.

After the game the head official congratulated the Colts’ coaches, remarking that the Colts were the first PYFCO team he had witnessed that actually moved the ball effectively against the Hurricanes. 

The Colts won the first down battle 11-8. Unfortunately, first downs don’t count as touchdowns.

Head Coach E.J. Blake was equally impressed with his team’s performance. “We competed against some of the most talented 14-year-olds in the state, one was 6’7” tall and many others were over 6’ tall, and we were not scared. This team showed me how resilient they are and how much heart they have. I am proud of each and every one of them.”

The Mighty Mites, Mites and Midgets traveled to Williamsburg to take on Williamsburg Gold. The Mighty Mites fought hard but were defeated 41-13. Adam Smith scored both touchdowns for the Colts on runs of 46 and 17 yards. Daniel Smith added a conversion.

In the Mites game, the Colts lost 29-6. Isaiah Uriri blistered the turf with a 75-yard touchdown run that was the lone touchdown scored by the Colts.

In the Midgets game, the Colts lost 26-0.

October 13 Games
The Middlesex Colts Junior team has been described by their fans as exciting, passionate, feisty, and resilient. This past Saturday in Saluda the Junior Colts were all of the above and more. The Colts in their most dominate performance of the season squashed the Williamsburg Hornets 26-7.

In the first half, the running of Jared Lawson and the running and passing of Monte’ Sutton led the Colts to a 13-0 lead. Lawson scored in the 1st quarter on an 11-yard run. The conversion attempt failed.
In the second quarter after Thomas Hamilton recovered a Hornet fumble, Sutton tossed a 16-yard scoring strike to Austin Bullock. Lawson added the conversion.

In the third quarter, the Colts, with their powerful offensive line leading the way, went on one of their patented time-consuming drives to the Hornet 16 yard line where Sutton swept around left end to make the score 19-0.

After the Hornets scored on a long run to make the score 19-7, the Colts scored on a 20-yard gallop by Lawson and a conversion by Jordan Blake. At the end of the game, with the Hornets deep in Colts territory, the Colts White defense rose to the challenge and secured the victory with a Clayton Chandler fumble recovery. 

Colts head coach E.J. Blake stated that he was “proud of both the Blue and White defenses that played their most dominant game so far. I am especially proud of Kalob Bristow who made several tackles at the end of the game, and Clayton Chandler who recovered the fumble to end the game.”

In the Mites game, the Colts went up against an undefeated Hornet squad. The Colts gave it their best but came up short as the Hornets won 45-27. Kalob Knight led the Colts with three rushing touchdown runs of 23, 35 and 42 yards, also three conversions. Colt Jayden Kidd added another touchdown on a 32-yard scamper.

In the Mighty Mites game, the Colts played the playoff-bound Hornets tough throughout the game but lost 21-7. Daniel Smith scored the lone touchdown for the Colts on a 1-yard run, and Adam Smith followed with the conversion.

In the Midgets game, the Colts played a Hornets team that was runner-up in the PYFCO Super Bowl in 2011. The experienced Hornets showed their mettle and defeated the Colts 38-12. The Colts were led by two scintillating Anthony Pullman touchdown runs of 69 and 81 yards.

The Colts play away next week. The Colts Mites, Mighty Mites, and Midgets play the Williamsburg Gold at James River Elementary in Williamsburg. The Colts Juniors play the Tri-City Hurricanes at West Point. Times for the games are as follows: Mites, 9:30 a.m.; Mighty Mites, 11 a.m.; Midgets, 12:30 p.m.; and Juniors, 2 p.m.

posted 10.24.2012

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