Starts Blue 28, Weston Ranch Ravens 12
In a battle of two 10-win teams, the Patriots Starts Blue team put on a defensive clinic Saturday, avenging an early-season loss to the Weston Ranch Ravens Starts with a 28-12 win. Dylan Scott got the game off to a rousing start with a 60-yard gallop on the game's opening play, one of three scores on the day. Quarterback Anthony Gripe was on his game also, consistently hitting open receivers and throwing one touchdown pass.
Galt Jr. Warriors Black 12, Rookies Blue 6
The Delta Patriots Rookies Blue team fell short of its quest for an NYFL title, falling to the Galt Jr. Warriors Rookies in the Conference Championship round of the NYFL playoffs. The Patriots struck first, as a 52-yard touchdown pass from Joseph Tolentino to Nick Zalec got the team out to a 6-0 lead. Both defenses were stout throughout the contest, but with the game tied 6-6, the Jr. Warriors mustered up one last scoring drive, claiming a 12-6 lead on an eight-yard run with 1:30 to play. With no timeouts, 32 ticks left on the clock and 53 yards from the end zone, the Rookies Blue got a spectacular 48-yard completion from Tolentino to Zalec, who was double-covered. However, a final desperate pass was intercepted in the end zone, extinguishing the team's hopes.
Weston Ranch Eagles Starts 26, Starts White 7
After stopping the Eagles on their first possession, the Patriots took charge early and scored on a touchdown pass to Mike Weisenberg, giving them a 7-0 lead. But the Eagles came right back with a touchdown of their own to make the score 7-6, and by the end of the half, the Eagles held a 14-7 lead. The Patriot defense played well in the second half, boosted by an interception by Devan Lance, his third of the year. However, the Eagles offense still managed to score twice more in the second half, making the final score 26-7.
Rookies White 13, Tokay Jr. Tigers Rookies 0
Patriot linebacker Conor Green set the tone for the game with a touchdown-saving tackle early in the contest. Defensive end Brad Foote recorded a key sack and four tackles, while safety Jared Purkey stuffed the Tigers on several blitzes. After a scoreless first quarter, quarterback Austin Cosgrove connected with Joshua Ochinero for a 52-yard scoring strike to give the Patriots a lead they would never relinquish. Running back Kyle Trego again led the ball-control offense, piling up 135 yards and adding a thrilling 16-yard touchdown run. The victory means the Patriot Rookies White team will take on the Galt Jr. Warriors Starts in the NYFL Super Bowl Saturday, Nov. 24, at Heritage High.
Tokay Jr. Tigers JV 33, JV White 12
Varsity White 26, Lodi Jr. Flames Varsity 0
Running back Shawn Vasquez played an outstanding game, scoring all four touchdowns for the Patriots, which advance to the NYFL Super Bowl. An impenetrable defense led by Ryan Vail, Jeff Houd and Zach Nilsson held the Jr. Flames scoreless, allowing only eight first downs. The Delta Patriots Youth Football and Cheer program will be hosting the NYFL All-Star and Super Bowl games on Saturday, Nov. 24, at Heritage High School's Patriots Stadium. The action gets started at 7 a.m. with the Rookies All-Star game.