The Cecil County Jaguars topped the Fallston Cougars 20-6 to win the 11U UCYFL Blue Division Championship. It was a rubber match of two teams that split home and home games during the regular season. The Cougars entered the game at 8-2 with 2 Shut-outs (Only losses were to Emmorton 12-0 8/30/13 and to Cecil County 37-25, 10/19/2013). Over the course of the season the Cougars had outscored their opponents by a combined score of 231-99. The Jags entered the game at 9-1 with 4 Shut-outs losing only @ Fallston 22-0 after going down 22-0 on 9/28/2013). They avenged that loss with a 37-25 victory @ Cecil County on 10/19/2013. It is safe to say that these two teams came into this game believing that they would win. The Jags outscored opponents by a combined 302-86 or an average of 302 -86.
Both teams relied on strong defense and big play offense to carry them. Since they already played one another twice, were familiar with everything about the other. The came came down to preparation and execution. The Jags came out with intensity, slashing their way through, around over and under the Cougars defense. The Jags played spirited defense that didn’t really bend until the game was out of reach. The Cougars never really got on track as their Title hopes were dashed by a dazzling display by a well-coached and talented Jaguars team. Congrats to the Jaguars on winning the UCYFL 11U championship and to the Fallston Cougars on a fine UCYFL season.
It was a game reminiscent of watching a Track Meet or two fast breaking Basketball Teams. The 12U Fallston Cougars (Blue) and the Joppatowne Seahawks (Blue) put on a display of fire power that rocked Super Saturday to its core. The Joppatowne Seahawks entered the game with an undefeated records of 10-0 with 3 shut-outs. They outscored their opponents by a combined 278-40 over 10 games. The Cougars countered with a record of 8-2 with 4 Shut-outs. During the regular season the Cougars lost to Cecil County and Edgewood but avenged both losses is impressive fashion. The Cougars were riding on a 6-game winning streak going into the championship contest. The 12U Cougars stormed out to an early lead and then had to fight off a furious Seahawk comeback, reload and start the storm again. It was a high-light reel dream for those who can appreciate high scoring. The Cougars were able to gather themselves on defense and slow the game down but the Seahawks never did. All told, it was an entertaining contest between two very good football teams. In the end the Cougars were simply too fast, too strong and too good for the Seahawks. The final score: Fallston 46, Seahawks 22.
In a game that lived up to the Hype the Edgewood Steelers won a spirited Football game that at time looked more like a track meet. Both teams came in with high powered offensive reputations. The Steelers has outscored their opponents by a combined score of 324-56 with 4 shut-outs while the Raven countered that by outscoring their opponents by a combined score of 328-24 with 7 shut-outs. Both teams came out smoking by trading highlight reel big plays against one another, to the delight of a capacity crowd. However, while the Steeler defense were able to settle down and make some plays, the Ravens were not.
The overall team speed of the Steelers appeared to be the difference as they used a variety of weapons to overwhelm the outgunned Ravens. The Ravens stayed with the Steelers in the beginning but when the smoke cleared, the Steelers had raced their way to a 53-20 win and with it, the UCYFL 14U Blue Division Championship!
The 9U Cecil County Jaguars used a big play offense and a dominant defensive line to smother the Bel Air Terps offense. The Terps had outscored their opponents 315-86, including a 24-14 win over these same Jaguars on September 21 in Bel Air. However, the Jaguars were awaiting their chance for revenge. The Jaguars were just as impressive in outscoring their opponents 231-38, 24 of which were scored in their lone defeat by the Terps.
The Jaguars defense was dominant all season with 8 shutouts in their 11 games leading up to the championship game. The Jaguars completely dominated the talented Terps offense with outstanding quickness to the ball and a great game plan that left the Terps without answers. The Terps played with the hearts of a champion and fought hard as they have done all year long. However, on this day, the game and the championship belonged the 9U Cecil County Jaguars (Black) 28-8. Congratulations to both teams on an outstanding UCYFL season.
The 11U Cecil County Jaguars (Black) survived a stiff test from the feisty 11U Aberdeen Bulldogs in a spirited football game. The game was highlighted by dazzling runs as both teams featured high powered offenses that can strike at any given moment. The Jaguars jumped out to an early lead and looked as if they would run away with the game in the first half. However, the Bulldogs showed the heart and character of champions as well as a well-disciplined coaching staff to get themselves right back in the game with a furious rally. However, in the end, the Jags proved to have too much offensive fire-power for the Bulldogs. The win improved the Jags record to 9-1, while the loss ended a great season for the Bulldogs at 7-3.
The Fallston Cougars made one big play that proved to be the difference as they ended the season of the Emmorton Buccaneers 6-0. It was a hard hitting defensive battle as both teams it all that they had in a spirited battle. It was the typical Cougars vs Bucs game that as always was decided by defensive pressure, turnovers and field position. Neither team could gain a solid edge as one big sprint by the Cougars running game proved to be the difference. The win advanced the 8-2 Cougars to a rubber match against the 9-1 Cecil County Jaguars (Black) in the Blue Division Championship Game.
The loss ended the Buccuneers season at 8-2.