Connect with us

Football

YOUTH FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS

By Regina Shiroma

“Third time’s a charm,” so says the cliché.

QB/RB Juan King pulls away from the defender in a tight Matua championship game against the Cowboys on Saturday. (photo by Asha Robles)

QB/RB Juan King pulls away from the defender in a tight Matua championship game against the Cowboys on Saturday. (photo by Asha Robles)

And so it was for the Matua Division Giants. Together with Coach Rich Cotellesse, the Giants had made it the championship game the past two years, losing to the Eagles and then to the Angels. But only this year were they able to take home the title, defeating the Southern Cowboys 8-0 Saturday afternoon at Eagle field.

The Giants Juan King had a stellar performance in his last game of the GNYFF  league. As King will be moving up to play in high school next season, the all-around player put his best on the line and it paid off.

In the third quarter, King scored the game’s only touchdown, pounding it in for six-yards amongst a host of Cowboy defenders. Earlier, King had intercepted the ball at the 44-yard line to give his team another chance at the goal and a few more first down runs later, King was in the end zone.

King and his team were eager for a championship trophy after it slipped through their fingers last season.

Juan King, Jr. finishes his youth football career leading the Giants to the championship.

Juan King, Jr. finishes his youth football career leading the Giants to the championship

“That loss last year hurt, it hurt the whole team. But we just came back and worked harder to try and win it again,” said King.

The Cowboys held their ground in first half and even looked to be the aggressors, however, the Giants entered the second half with even more fire than the first.

“The Cowboys are a great team, I wouldn’t want to challenge them, but they’re great team.”

“We worked hard all season to at least come to the championship, and show what we got, but we worked hard and we came out with the trophy,” said King.

The Giants finished their 2013 season with six wins and one loss.

Metgot

The Hal’s Angels defeated the Jets 14-0. Under the guidance of head coach Troy Lizama, the Angels’ Metgot division MVP, Jaythan Lujan, scored both touchdowns.

Manha

The Hal’s Angels repeated as champions of the Manha division defeating the Saints 20-0. The Angels’ Manha division MVP, Aiden Lumba, scored two touchdowns. Angels’ Manha division offensive player of the year, Noah Medler, scored one touchdown in the win.

 

PHOTO GALLERY BROUGHT TO YOU BY:

http://www.akguam.com/ou/tamuning-scion/

The Giants Napu Topasna tries to break from from a crowd of Cowboy defenders. (photo by Asha Robles)

The Giants Napu Topasna tries to break from from a crowd of Cowboy defenders. (photo by Asha Robles)

Marcus Manglona of the Giants pushes his way through a Cowboys' defender. (photo by Asha Robles)

Marcus Manglona of the Giants pushes his way through a Cowboys’ defender. (photo by Asha Robles)

Juan King lets go of a pass while being flushed out of the pocket. (photo by Asha Robles)

Juan King lets go of a pass while being flushed out of the pocket. (photo by Asha Robles)

Marcus Manglona of the Giants attempts to take down Cowboys Ethan Naputi. (photo by Asha Robles)

Marcus Manglona of the Giants attempts to take down Cowboys Ethan Naputi. (photo by Asha Robles)

The Giants and Cowboys show a sign of sportsmanship after the game since both teams left it all on the field. (photo by Asha Robles)

The Giants and Cowboys show a sign of sportsmanship after the game since both teams left it all on the field. (photo by Asha Robles)

[/sixcol_five_last][useful_banner_manager_banner_rotation banners=53, 38 interval=8 width=120 height=600 orderby=rand]

Ad

GPS Sports Calendar

December

January 2021

February
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
Events for January

1st

No Events
Events for January

2nd

No Events
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Events for January

3rd

No Events
Events for January

4th

No Events
Events for January

5th

No Events
Events for January

6th

No Events
Events for January

7th

No Events
Events for January

8th

No Events
Events for January

9th

No Events
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
Events for January

10th

No Events
Events for January

11th

No Events
Events for January

12th

No Events
Events for January

13th

No Events
Events for January

14th

No Events
Events for January

15th

No Events
Events for January

16th

No Events
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
Events for January

17th

No Events
Events for January

18th

No Events
Events for January

19th

No Events
Events for January

20th

No Events
Events for January

21st

No Events
Events for January

22nd

No Events
Events for January

23rd

No Events
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
Events for January

24th

No Events
Events for January

25th

No Events
Events for January

26th

No Events
Events for January

27th

No Events
Events for January

28th

No Events
Events for January

29th

No Events
Events for January

30th

No Events
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
Events for January

31st

No Events

Foody’s 5 Fun Facts

NFL Fan Edition: Sherwin Paet

Polls

Who had the most impressive first win in the UFC?

View Results

DID U KNOW?

Frank ‘The Crank’ Camacho was a competitive youth golfer in Saipan with dreams of making it to the PGA.

COMING SOON …

ALL SPORTING EVENTS HALTED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS ISSUE

QUICK HITS

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu gains another CHamoru black belt.
Johnny-James Lujan earned the honor in Colorado from Professor Tom Lynn, who is also a former US Olympian in taekwondo.
Lujan is the son of Johnny Lujan formerly of Mongmong and Janille Jamero Lujan formerly of Sinajana.

More in Football