Havoc Top Hornets In Week 8 Thriller
A quick snapshot around the league
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Updated Sun, 24 Jul 2011 01:16:49 CT
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The Palmetto Havoc made program history with a 14-13 thrilling win over state pest and tenth-ranked Beaufort Hornets. The Hornets returned the second half opening kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown and the 13-6 lead. The Havoc would respond when Jarred Morris caught a 23 yard touchdown pass from Darrin Holmes to put the Havoc up 14-13 in the 3rd quarter. Later in the third Havoc defensive back Tramaine Hunter snagged an interception in the end zone to halt a serious Hornets threat that would in essence seal the win. Messiah Dixon lead the Palmetto Havoc on defense with 11 (unofficial) tackles. The Havoc now improve to 6-1 while the Beaufort Hornets fall to 6-1.
In other GDFL Action...
A top 15 match up rocked Virginia Beach as the No. 15 Hampton Roads Hurricanes let their pads do the talking in a 41-14 weather shortened win over the No.5 Virginia Cougars. It was the first win for the Hurricanes win program history (pending record confirmation) over the boys from Northern Virginia. The game was called with 11:34 left in the fourth quarter, which means the football gods may have done the Cougars a favor. Pending league standing the Hurricanes could have stolen first place from the Cougars in the division.
No.9 South Georgia 'Noles 34 Emerald Coast Scorpions 0 F
Marcus Brooks threw 2 touchdowns and rushed for one. Backup quarterback Brandon Lee also tossed a touchdown while James Trimble got the defense into the scoring act with a scoop and score fumble return for a touchdown.
No.12 Chambersburg Cardinals 56 DC Explosion 24 F
No. 4 Indianapolis Tornados 34 No.23 Naptown Scorpions 2 F
No. 14 Buckeye Bearcats 61 Buckeys State Splash 0 F
No. 18 Jefferson Co. (GA) Warriors 34 Florida Rhinos 0 F
NO. 6 Henry Co. (GA) Horsemen 49 Georgia Crush 7 F
Tonio Bearden and Andre Powell scored touchdowns for the Horsemen in the win.
No. 3 Kentucky Wolverines 21 Clarksville Eagles 20 F
No. 17 Dallas Diesel 14 DFW Heat 0 F
No,21 Georgia Jets 34 Atlanta Chiefs 14 F
Detronn Harris 3 passing touchdowns 2 rushing touchdowns for Jets.
No.2 Oklahoma Thunder 26 Arkansas Sabres (AFL) 12 F
For the full recap of all the scores and highlight be sure to tune into the GDFL Game Center Week 8 Wrap Up Show Sunday Night on Total Sports Coverage
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FOOTBALL: Chambersburg Cardinals pull away from D.C. Explosion, 56-24
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It was the closest game of the season for the Chambersburg Cardinals on Saturday night at Trojan Stadium, but the home team overcame an early deficit and crushed the D.C. Explosion in the second half to remain undefeated in the Gridiron Developmental Football League.
The 56-24 score was closer than some expected, but Chambersburg head coach Eric Fauson knew it would be a battle.
"I fully expected them (the Explosion) to give us everything they had," he said. "We gave up 16 points on special teams, so they only would've scored eight on us if everything had worked out."
The Explosion came out strong, returning the opening kickoff for an 86-yard touchdown. Chambersburg answered quickly when Anthony Gardner used the height of Ottis Lewis to his advantage, lofting a touchdown pass over a defender's head for a score.
D.C. increased its lead in the second quarter when Paul Minus scooped up a blocked punt and took it 23 yards for a TD, making the score 16-6.
The Cardinals weren't fazed, however, as they put up three touchdowns before halftime.
Gardner connected with Garrien Johnson for a 31-yard score, Dustin Mowen ran the ball in from one yard out, and J.P. Marshall snagged an interception and took it to the house to make the lead 28-16.
"We started out a little slow," Johnson said, "but we got the ball rolling. Not to be cocky, but when I saw their coverage and nobody was playing on top of me, I knew I had them beat (on his two touchdowns). Their
defense made our offense work today, but that's a good thing."
The second half opened with a bang for Chambersburg when Lewis reeled in a 41-yard pass from Gardner on the quarter's first play, which was followed by a 19-yard run by Craig Heyward Jr. for a score.
D.C.'s Larry Graham used his legs for a 26-yard touchdown run just before the quarter ended, but it was all Chambersburg for the remainder of the game.
Gardner connected with Johnson for their second touchdown of the night on a 49-yard bomb, and followed shortly after with a 25-yarder to Terrence McLatchey, who found his way into the end zone for the score.
With less than two minutes remaining, Gardner found Travis Smith with a 4-yard toss for his fifth TD pass of the night.
"It was a good game," Explosion coach Charles McGriff said. "There was great execution on the Cardinals' behalf. We had a lot of backups out there tonight and had some breakdowns and blown coverages; we did it to ourselves. The Cardinals are a great team and we expected a battle."
Fauson believes his team has even more to bring in the next four regular season games.
"Running the ball just isn't working for us right now," he said. "Teams can look at our film and read our sets, but we've gotta go to what we know we can do and throw the ball. We just need to put a complete game together ... all four quarters, which is something we haven't been able to do yet. It would be fun to see just how dangerous this team can be."
Chambersburg 56, D.C. 24
Chambersburg 6 22 8 20 -- 56
D.C. Explosion 8 8 8 0 -- 24
DC--Keith Alston kickoff return, (Mike McNeal run) 14:47
C--Ottis Lewis 25 pass from Anthony Gardner (pass failed) 12:34
DC--Paul Minus blocked punt 23 return (McNeal run) 8:50
C--Garrien Johnson 31 pass from Gardner (run failed) 6:48
C--Dustin Mowen 1 run (Lewis pass from Gardner) 3:50
C--J.P. Marshall interception 27 return (Gardner run) 2:31
C--Craig Heyward Jr. 19 run (Johnson pass from Gardner) 14:09
DC--Larry Graham 26 run (Graham run) 00:20
C--Johnson 49 pass from Gardner (run failed) 14:53
C--Terrence McLatchey 25 pass from Gardner (Gardner run) 12:11
C--Travis Smith 4 pass from Gardner (run failed) 1:57
First downs 13 14
Rushes-yds. 21-139 30-108
Passing yds. 106 258
Total offense 245 366
Passing 7-28-5 15-25-0
Fumbles-lost 2-2 0-0
Penalties-yds. 11-142 8-70
RUSHING -- DC, Graham 12-76, Jelani Walker 4-27, McNeal 2-22, Ed Garnes 3-14. Chbg, Gardner 10-40, Hayward 5-21, Keon Lattimore 6-18, Andre McDonald 5-17, Mowen 4-12.
PASSING -- DC, Ed Garnes 7-28-5. Chbg, Gardner 15-25-0.
RECEIVING -- DC, James Boyd 5-71, John Thomas 1-28, Chris Lewis 1-7 . Chbg, Johnson 2-80, Lewis 2-66, Jerrell Jones 6-34, Ivan Randolph 1-38, McLatchey 2-30, Smith 2-10.
INTERCEPTIONS -- Michael Coles, Marshall, Louis Corum, Markkus Davis, Justine Buries.
Chambersburg 56, D.C. 24
Of note: The Explosion took a 16-6 lead in the second quarter, but the Cardinals scored 7 of the last 8 touchdowns to pull away
... Chambersburg QB Anthony Gardner threw for 5 TDs, including 2 to Garrien Johnson.
Records: The Cardinals (5-0) play at Lancaster on Saturday, 7 ... D.C. is 3-3.
No. 21 Jets Smash Chiefs 34-14, Remain Division Leader
Detronn Harris, Matthew Hardeman and Derrick Weems help Jets bounce back from loss
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HAMPTON, GA - The No.21 ranked Georgia Jets overcame a sluggish start to power their way past the rival Chiefs (3-3) who were ranked as high as No. 12 earlier in the season, with a 34-14 onslaught. Detronn Harris had a hand in all five Jets touchdown, passing for three and rushing for two.
Harris found Cole Stevenson, Curtis Blake III and Nicholas Miller on his passing touchdowns while rushing 67 yards and 16 yards for touchdowns.
Matthew Hardeman headed a stellar defensive effort from the Jets that constantly kept the Chiefs behind the sticks most of the night. Derrick Weems is continuing to come into his own at the safety position replacing the injured Trae Hille who is out for the season with a rib injury.
The Chiefs scored their 14 points in the final 8 minutes of the game on back to back possessions after the Jets cleared their bench. The Jets now own a 2-1 All-Time series lead against the Chiefs winning the last two meetings.
The Jets will be home again at beautiful Twelve Oaks next week to face the Atlanta Lions, who fell 12-0 to the Georgia Knights. The Jets opened their season with a 35-14 win over the Lions.
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As far as the BCS rankings... who ever comes out of the GDFL playoffs, power ranking is going to be off the charts because ITS SOME HEAT IN THE GDFL!!! When we crown a champion... its gone be a legit National Champion, and you can bet that...
Rankings dont mean jack squat right now... stop wasting bandwith hatin and do some research on the teams in this GDFL post and learn something about this level of football and the product that we represent - Nation Wide...
Well THANK YOU for that information everyone can now get out of the heat and stop wasting all this damn practice time the tornados are going to come out of the POWERFUL GDFL and there isn't anybody else that can touch them or the others in this super league in fact the Colts might offer the stadium to the GDFL so that these players who walk on water can use that very nice facility for games.
Come on are we really to believe that the BCS rankings are BS
I would be willing to bet that if that league had a team at the top of the bcs they would be singing a different song.
I know I've watched my last game in Indianapolis that costs $10.00 to get in.
There are plenty of other good fights that cost half that much.
The Tornados is funny.
Alls they want is the easiest possible way to call themselves national champs. That involves being in the GDFL playing teams that suck, winning a few games against some midlevel teams in the playoffs, then they can call themselves one of the 60 national champions again.
It's funny to see the scores 49-6 week in and week out. They a solid team no doubt but come on. Couldn't you have joined that elite league the generals were talking about? Or the Generals league?
Or is those too tough of a league for you? Instead of playing the Vipers you vould be getting your azz kicked by the Detroit Ravens or Racine Raiders.
Don't believe him???? Go on the Dirty South message board (yo give em' the link) and see what they talkin' down there. Makes this INSF site look like a church league. Get ya minds right. HATERS!
"Damned if you do....Damned if you don't"
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