Connect with us

Football

GIANTS CAN’T BE STOPPED

[sixcol_five_last]

By Regina Shiroma

Giants quarterback, Juan King, connects a pass with his older brother, Jujuan King Jr., for the first down. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Under the heat of the blazing sun, and the brisk breeze running across the field, the weather provided perfect conditions for a GNYFF Matua division football game.

The undefeated Hensel Phelps Giants faced off against the second place SSFM Hal’s Angels Saturday afternoon at the UOG field. The Giants were again tested by one of the top teams in the league, and again they prevailed. A two-point conversion separated the two teams in what was a nail-biting contest. The Giants defeated the Angels in a close 8-6 ball game.

After a silent first quarter, the Angels broke the silence in the second. Darien Campos rushed in for a one-yard touchdown with five minutes and 35 seconds left.

Giants defensive powerhouse, Joseph Sanchez.

 

With the Angels pushing the Giants’ offense back to their own one-yard line, the Giants were barely able to get past the 50-yard line in the first half. The game looked as if it were going to the Angels, however, Joseph Sanchez’s game-changing, game-saving touchdown, sent an uproar through the Giants fans. Giants quarterback, Jujuan King, Jr. connected with Sanchez for a 31-yard touchdown reception. Sanchez received the ball at the 10-yard line then ran to the left, passing all opposition to score the touchdown.

Sanchez proved to be a threat on both sides of the field as he scored the winning touchdown of the game, and was there at every defensive stop.

Giants’ Juan King and Angels’ Lucas Cruz fight for the recovery of a fumbled ball early in the first quarter. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

“You just got to be really focused, and just look at the ball where its going. Where the ball’s going, that’s where you’re going,” said Sanchez of his defensive mentality.

The first quarter became repetitive as both teams resorted to punting after their failed attempts on their respective offensive drives.

In other divisions:

Mandikiki Angels vs. Giants 21-21
Manha Angels def. Giants 36-7
Metgot Angels def. Giants 25-0

[/sixcol_five_last][ubm_premium_banner_rotation banners=46, 38, 16 interval=8 width=120 height=600 orderby=rand]

[fbshare url=”http://www.gspnlive.com/?p=16001″ type=”button”][fblike url=”http://www.gspnlive.com/?p=16001″ style=”standard” showfaces=”false” width=”450″ verb=”like” font=”arial”]

Ad

GPS Sports Calendar

June

July 2020

August
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
Events for July

1st

No Events
Events for July

2nd

No Events
Events for July

3rd

No Events
Events for July

4th

No Events
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
Events for July

5th

No Events
Events for July

6th

No Events
Events for July

7th

No Events
Events for July

8th

No Events
Events for July

9th

No Events
Events for July

10th

No Events
Events for July

11th

No Events
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
Events for July

12th

No Events
Events for July

13th

No Events
Events for July

14th

No Events
Events for July

15th

No Events
Events for July

16th

No Events
Events for July

17th

No Events
Events for July

18th

No Events
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
Events for July

19th

No Events
Events for July

20th

No Events
Events for July

21st

No Events
Events for July

22nd

No Events
Events for July

23rd

No Events
Events for July

24th

No Events
Events for July

25th

No Events
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
Events for July

26th

No Events
Events for July

27th

No Events
Events for July

28th

No Events
Events for July

29th

No Events
Events for July

30th

No Events
Events for July

31st

No Events

Foody’s 5 Fun Facts

St. John’s Knight Aarman Sachdev

Polls

Would you like to see the first ever 2020 Fantasy Baseball Drafted teams compete against each other?

View Results

DID U KNOW?

Since forming the GNYFF in 2009, the league has never gone without a season until 2020. The league announced their plans to cancel the 2020 season amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

COMING SOON …

ALL SPORTING EVENTS HALTED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS ISSUE

QUICK HITS

RIP: Former Guam football player Phil Mendiola, shown here with son Tano, passed away in Las Vegas due to a heart attack. Mendiola played for numerous Guam teams from youth to varsity. He was 39.
—————————————————-
Morgan McKenna (left with black face mask) poses for a photo with Guam Football Association Technical Director Sang Hoon Kim (seated, with blue face mask) and Guam Football Association Assistant Technical Director Ross Awa (standing) after signing his letter of commitment to play intercollegiate men’s soccer for Muskingum University in Ohio. The Fighting Muskies compete in NCAA Division III’s Ohio Athletic Conference.

More in Football