Texans Vs. Steelers
In what may be the highest scoring (and longest) game in FFL history, the Texans kicked off the ball to the Steelers to start the game. #10 Lewis with the tackle for the Texans resulted in a 2 yard loss on the kick off bringing us to 1st down, Steelers on their opening drive. Steelers are forced to punt due to a strong defensive showing by the Texans. Texans #10 Lewis started with the 15 yard punt return and the Texans start their opening drive at the Steelers 28 yard line. On the Texans opening drive, they drive down the field all the way for the touchdown. #10 Lewis ran for a 15 yard touchdown and the extra point was no good. Texans 6 Steelers 0. Steelers start their second drive on their own 18 yard line. The Steelers are forced to punt but the punt is muffed by the Texans and the Steelers recover on the Texans 25 yard line. Steelers #12 Alcantara scored with a 15 yard touchdown run and the extra point is no good, bringing the score to 6-6. The Texans start their next drive on their own 20 yard line. On the first play of their drive, #10 Lewis of the Texans runs for a 60 yard touchdown and the extra point is good. Texans pull away 13-6. On the next Steelers drive, #12 Alcantara connects to #84 Narkar for the touchdown pass, the extra point is good, tying the game at 13-13. On the next Texans drive, #10 Lewis of the Texans scored with a 50 yard touchdown run and the extra point is no good. Texans again pull away 19-13. On the next steelers drive, #12 Alacantara again connects with #84 Narkar for the touchdown pass and the extra point is good putting the Steelers up for the first time in the game 20-19. The next couple of offensive drives by both teams didn’t result in a score until the Texans #6 Greenberg runs for a 30 yard touchdown and the extra point is good, ending the half.
At halftime it’s the Texans 26 steelers 20.
To open up the 3rd quarter, the Steelers kickoff is returned by #10 Lewis of the Texans for a 50 yard touchdown and the extra point is good. Texans start to pull away from the Steelers 33-20. On their next possession, the Texans fumble the snap at the 40 yard line and the ball is recovered by the Steelers #20 Abbasi. The Steelers capitalize on the turnover when #12 Alcantara runs for a 30 yard touchdown and the extra point is no good. The Steelers start to pull back up to the Texans with a 33-26 score. The Steelers do an onside kick and successfully recovers the ball. #12 Alcantara of the steelers connects to #84 Narkar of the steelers, a third time, for the touchdown pass and the extra point is good, tying the game at 33-33. On the first play of the Texans drive, #10 Lewis runs for the 30 yard touchdown and the extra point is no good. The Steelers return the favor and #12 Alcantara ran for a 30 yard touchdown but missed the extra point, tying the game up at 39-39. The next Texans drive #10 Lewis had a long 50 yard TD run. Not to be outdone, the Steelers open their drive with a 60 yard touchdown and the extra point is good, yet again tying up the score at 46-46. In an effort to pull ahead, Texans run for the 10 yard touchdown and the extra point is no good pulling ahead, 52-46. Texans #10 Lewis with his 6th touchdown of the day score yet again with a 30 yard touchdown run. The failed conversion puts the Texans ahead 58-46. For a fourth time in the game, Steelers #12 Alcantara connects to #84 Narkar for the touchdown pass. The extra point is good with the Steelers inching closer to the Texans 58-53. On the next drive, the Texans pull away with #10 Lewis scoring another touchdown run and the extra point is no good. Texans 64, Steelers 53 as the clock winds down. The Steelers pick up the intensity with #12 Alcantara scoring off of a 30 yard touchdown run and the extra point is good with the Steelers starting to catch up to the Texans with a 64-60 score. On a turnover on downs, the Steelers take over the ball and #12 Alcantara scores with a 30 yard TD run putting the Steelers ahead for the second time in the game, 66-64. With just a few seconds on the clock, the Texans were not going give up, #10 Lewis scored with a 50 yard touchdown run give his team the lead and the win!!!!!
The final score is the Texans 70 and the steelers 66.
Players of the Week
Marley played his butt off in thins one! Marley is probably the best QB at this age group. He knows how to go through all his progressions and then back to his check down, something Collage and NFL QB’s have a problem doing. Marley can also run when needed. Saturday he had a huge run for our first score of the season. He also made key stops at safety when our starter needed a break.Marley
After almost 3.5 hours of football we had to pull him off the field after taking a hit to the neck. He begged to come back in, but it wasn’t worth the risk! Had Marley Stayed in the rest of the game (66-70) who know what could have happened? All I know is Marley gave everything he had to get us to the finish line…
On Saturday, September 24th the Texans faced off against the Steelers in what could be called the biggest shoot out in FFL history. The two teams were playing in 90+ heat and it didn’t help that the heat on the field was an extra 10 degrees due to the turf and the game lasting close to 3 hours and 30 minutes.
Coming in to this week’s practices, the Texans had a tough time soul searching after playing a game that completely hurt their self-confidence, willingness to play football and especially seeing one of their best players, Logan Lopez, leaving the field in a stretcher and onto an ambulance. At Tuesday’s, practice, Logan walked up to the practice field to show support for his team. Logan was greeted with smiles and hugs.
The Texans were short three players on Saturday (Two lineman and a defensive back). The coaching staff had to mix and match players to keep players fresh and motivated. The coaching staff had to keep checking play by play on who needed a breather and who can jump back in the game. By the end of the game, you could see that the Texans had left all the energy on the field. Each and every player looked proud to be a part of a historical game.
In addition, the coaching staff would also like to give “HUGE” recognition to #10 Jalen Lewis. Jalen had 8 TD’s in the game. It seemed that every time he touched the ball in the game he was gone. The final TD was probably the most memorable. As the QB was turning towards the running backs the ball was fumbled and it went right into Jalen’s hands who to took it to the house for a 40-yard TD.
Cheerleaders of the Week
The Steelers cheerleader of the week is Danica Civiletti, a.k.a. Tweetie. If you were to see Danica on the field you would have no idea that this was her first year of cheerleading. Danica makes it look easy out there and she’s our fearless flyer. This fun and witty girl keeps our practices from being anything but boring. Great job Danica, you are a wonderful addition to the Steelers!!!
Robert has played for the Saints, Bills and Raiders. He’s is now a Junior Coach for the FFL Raiders and is playing QB, Full Back and Middle Linebacker as a Freshman at Newark Memorial High School