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Colts Juniors blank Hornets, 26-0

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In left photo, Jacob Marx makes a tackle for the Colts Mighty Mites. (Photo by Kristee Norwood)

This past Saturday at the Middlesex Sports Complex in Locust Hill, the Middlesex Colts Juniors walloped the Williamsburg Gold Hornets 26-0. The Colts controlled the game from start to finish. The Colts defense was especially dominate, holding Williamsburg to 22 yards of total offense.

Colts head coach E.J. Blake was pleased with his team’s performance. “I try to equate the game of football with life and life’s challenges,” he said. “Last week we had a tough time losing. Sometimes that happens in life. I was proud how the team responded this week after a tough week in practice. Football and life is a constant fight. You may get knocked down, but you have to get back up and keep trying. And if you work hard enough, success will follow. I am very proud of all my players and coaches—now it’s on to Yorktown for another test.”

In earlier games on Saturday, the Colts Mites lost a 19-13 heartbreaker. The young Colts overcame pre-game jitters in the first half to salvage a 13-12 lead in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter the Hornets scored a TD and conversion to take the lead with 4 minutes to play. At this moment, much to the chagrin of the Colt coaches, the official game clock seemingly ran faster than normal as the Colts ran out of time and the Colts hopes for victory were dashed.

Scoring touchdowns for the Colts Mites were Geion Reed on a blistering 36-yard run and Thomas Roane on a 32-yard naked bootleg.

In the Mighty Mites game, the Colts were defeated 20-0, and the Colts Midgets were defeated 40-0.

On Wednesday, September 11, the Colts Juniors played at Yorktown.

This Saturday, September 14, the Colts will be at home to take on the Tidewater (Bethel) Timberwolves. All home games will be played on the soccer field at the Middlesex Sports Complex behind St. Clare Walker Middle School on Route 33 at Locust Hill. Game start times will be the same each week: Mites (ages 6-7), 9:30 a.m.; Mighty Mites (ages 8-9), 11 a.m.; Midgets (ages 10-11), 12:30 p.m.; and Juniors (ages 12-14), 2 p.m.

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posted 09.11.2013

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