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UPDATED: Scores/Info From Week 9 of the GDFL
Thunder and Diesel in a tussle

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Updated Sun, 31 Jul 2011 12:54:53 CT

ATLANTA, GA - A quick look around the GDFL Week 9 from what we have in at the moment.

The No.2 Oklahoma Thunder hung on to win a tough fought game against the No.16 Dallas Diesel pulling off a 31-23 win.

No.8 South Georgia Noles 25 Georgia Crush 0
Marcus Brooks passed for 2 touchdown and the Nole had a scoring defense as Zach Brown returned a fumble for a touchdown. Chad Spencer added 2 field goals for the Noles

No.7 Carolina Bulldogs 56 Lake Norman Fear 6
McIlwain passed or 5 touchdowns and rushed for another for the Bulldogs. Al Bryant had 3 touchdown receptions, Reshaun Stinson and Sanquan Davis each caught touchdowns. Takory Burkett was a hawk in the secondary with 3 interceptions.

Atlanta Chiefs 20 Atlanta Aggression 2
Dwayne Simon scored two touchdowns and Kendrick Ings added one.

No.5 Henry County Horsemen 46 Peach State Rattlers 24
The Rattlers led a shorthanded Horsemen team in the secondary 24-22 mid way through the third before the Horseman scored and offensive touchdown and returned back-to-back interceptions for touchdowns before sealing the deal.

Chambersburg Cardinals 56 Lancaster Lightning 0
Cards led 42-0 at the break. Keon Lattimore with a TD reception and rushing touchdowns of 57 and 82 yards. Ron Fraiser had a fumble return for a touchdown.

No.15 Palmetto Havoc 20 South Carolina Commander 18

No.9 Columbus Gladiators 6 Shenango Valley Storm 6

No. 12 Buckeye Bearcats 56 Goshen Rampage 0

North Texas Marauders 20 No.23 Texas Exclusives 6

Camp Lejeune Bulldogs 38 NC Bengals 0

Dallas-Fort Worth Heat 59 Texas Bulldogs 6

No.22 Beaufort Hornets 19 Low Country Assassins 6

No.18 Asheville Grizzlies 43 South Carolina Silverhawks 0

No.19 Georgia Jets 57 Atlanta Lions 0
Detronn Harris 5 passing touchdown 1 rushing touchdown. Bernard Davis fumble return 15 yards for a TD. Jets set franchise record for points in a quarter with 34 and points in a half 57. Cole Stevenson caught his team-leading 6th TD pass while Nick Miller caught his 5th. Jets went over 400 yards in total offense with 200+ both rushing and passing.

No.14 Clarksville Wolfpack 21 Tennessee Buccaneers 8

More scores coming in now....

Florida Falcons 49 Florida Rhinos 6
Memphis Blast 18 Arkansas Pirates 6
No.6 Fayetteville Horizion 42 Fayetteville Enforcers 0
No.11 Derby City Thunder 36. Tri State Sharks 0
Charlotte Falcons 26 Greenville Greyhounds 6
No.20 Louisiana Bayou Vipers 6 Mississippi Raiders 0
No.3 Indianapolis Tornados 15 E Central Missouri Eagles 12
St. Louis Bulldogs 28 Sugar Creek Shockers 6
South Jersey Lynx 27 No.25 New Jersey Stags 19
D.C. Explosion 21 Virginia Assassins 0
No.21 Virginia Cougars 26 Virginia Vipers 12
Clarksville Eagles 20 Kentucky Reapers 7
Pickerington Wildcats 34 Buckeye State Splash 18


Buckeye Bearcats beating down opponents

Green, Ohio —Are you ready for some football? One Minor League Football team has been doing major things on the scene and have impressed with their camaraderie and skill. Who am I talking about you ask? The Buckeye Bearcats, a semi-pro team in the GDFL (Gridiron Developmental Football League) used a suffocating defense and a quick-strike offense to shut out the Buckeye Splash 48-0 last Saturday.

The Bearcats in their first season are undefeated and have imposed their will by "bearing down" on various teams they've played in the GDFL.

Bearcats owner and coach Ken Mason discussed how the Bearcats got started and on how they dominated the league this year.

"The team was going to fold under the leadership of the old owners, and one of the other coaches and myself took it over and we have ourselves a new team," he said.

The Bearcats play their home games at Ariss Park in Green, and have given their fans and families a lot to cheer about in their first season under Mason and the new ownership.

The Bearcats, formerly the Akron Silverhawks, have been stingy on defense and opportunistic on offense.

"We have a defense that only gives up about one or two touchdowns a game, and they create lots of opportunities for our offense, which is explosive and puts points on the board."

And they certainly put a lot of points on the board against the Buckeye Splash on Saturday. The Bearcats got off to a slow start, but they trapped the Splash in the endzone for a pair of safety's and the offense took it from there, putting a goose egg up on the board for the coaches who have pushed them all season to get better in each and every game.

The Bearcats were originally supposed to play the Columbus Gladiators for the league championship, They didn't end up playing them, so the Splash, who are based out of Canton, came up during their bye week to play at Ariss Park.

Much like the rest of their games this season, Mason said that their defense has set up their offense.

"We've been stingy all year, keeping our opponents out of the endzone, and we've done a good job keeping our team in games with our D."

Players that have been instrumental in the Bearcats winning games on the defensive side of the ball include safety Josh Winland, defensive end Albert Pokorny, and linebacker Ryan Moore.

"On offense, running back Justin James is one of those backs that pounds you all game long, and tight end Kyle Resanovich is our best hands guy," Mason says.

This collection of players all has experience at the NCAA and semi-pro level and has used that skill and experience to their advantage.

"We have guys on the roster from Malone, Walsh, Akron, Mt. Union, and other schools across the state and the country," said owner/coach Ken Mason.

"It doesn't surprise me at all about the success they've had this season."

"They are a team in every sense of the word, they play together, they always communicate with each other on the field, and even when the game is over, they hang out together, so they jell together and you can see it when we play," Mason explained.

One of the players who also is pleased with the success of the Bearcats is DE/FB Noah Mayberry.

"We've had some success this year, even though we had a rough start to the year," he said.

"We put the team together with chewing gum, and we're undefeated in our first season, which is good."

They will play one more divisional game and if they win that, they have the potential to keep playing some out-of state games and continue their hot streak.

The 38-year old Mayberry said Ohio is a great football state and he wants create a buzz to get more people to know about the Bearcats.

"We want to put a good product out on the field, get people to come out to the games." he said. "Not too many people know about us, we are trying to put a website together, we already have a Facebook page, so if we keep winning games and interacting with our fans and football fans in general, we should be in good shape."

If the Bearcats keep blowing out opponents, they won't have any problems with people knowing who they are.

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