Connect with us

Football

MANHA: ANGELS SHUTOUT SAINTS

It was a battle of the unbeatens as the Hal’s Angels and Guam Saints were both 6-0 this morning in the Manha Division, but the Angels were just too much.

By Jeffery Ochavillo

Despite the blazing heat, the Angels surpassed roughed it out and came out victorious in Saturday’s matchup with the Saints.

The Angels extended their winning streak to seven games while taking the first place lead in the Manha division after exploding the 2nd quarter with two touchdowns, followed by another in the closing minutes of the game against the Saints. The Angels left the field with a victory of 20-0 on a hot Saturday morning at the UOG football field. The Saints took the loss and now are 6-1 after being pushed back by the stampeding defense of the Angels who were too fast to avoid.

It was a game of two undefeated teams fighting for the first place with the playoffs set to start next weekend. The game could be summarized as “calm before the storm” because it was a slow start, then the Angels started to bring the thunder. The two teams were going at each other with all they had.

Coming out of halftime with the Saints trailing 14-0, Saints were determined to make a comeback but the Angels would prevent that effort by any means. It was a total team effort for the Angels, but two key players in the Angels’ offensive attack were Sage Castro and Noah Mendler.

Sage Castro and Noah Medler thought the same thing when asked about their connections together in the offensive run, “All we did was run the plays that we taught to us” replied Castro. Mendler continued, “teamwork was important too because it helped us find easier ways of scoring which helped us win today.”

Their coach included that, “Key was teamwork. We don’t rely on one, but all. Today every player was responsive in their responsibilities when they were called upon. That’s our strength in this unit”

In the remaining minutes of the fourth, the Angels ran a draw play that gave Devon Camacho an open lane to retrieve a pass and run sideline to carry the ball for 20-yards before pushed out of bounds, only being a yard away from the end zone.

However, Saints held their defense and caused the Angels to commit two fumbles in the snapping process. The pressure was on the saint as that Angels were on the 4th down and down to their last attempt, but the Angels’ quarter back, Kymani Paulino took the snap and handed it off to Noah Medler who dove into the end zone for the last touchdown of the game. However, with the incomplete conversion, the score stayed at 20-0.

The Saints were plagued with turnovers. Many of their turnovers came from the high pressure of the Angels who forced the Saints to lose more yards after every down. Their passes were either incomplete or intercepted, and their runs were short ended when confronted by the wall of the Angels’ defensive line.

The Saints tried to get their offense flowing but could not find any connection with each other. They did catch a break when their quarterback, Leonard Tedtaotao gave a 15-yard pass to receiver Devon Aguigui who then stumbled on his feet and landed on the 36-yard line. But, the Angels had other plans and came back with two big defensive plays. In the 4th down, three Angel defenders ran past the line blockers and stampeded the Saints’ Tedtaotao who moved back but could not avoid getting tackled, thus leading to a committed the turnover and change of possession.

The very first touchdown came from Sage Castro who followed the same draw play in his other touchdowns. He took and ran the ball 10 yards to get the end zone to get him and his team started with their offensive momentum. The touchdown was followed by a conversion by Noah Mendler to put the Angels up 7-0 in the first.

In the 2nd Quarter, the Angels started continued their offensive streak by running a play with Sage Castro using another one of his draw plays and started running towards the end zone. He juked three Saints defenders and made one fall to the ground and ran through a gap and got the 40-yard run for the touchdown. The conversion was again completed by Noah Mendler to make the score 14-0 in the 2nd quarter.

Finishing off the regular season with a 6-0 record and heading into the playoffs, the stakes are high for the Angels has they hold onto the their two-time defending title and do not know what to expect next.

Angels’ Coach Ben gave a few of his words about the title and record, “an undefeated season does not really mean anything to us because it is all for nothing in the end when we achieve the ultimate goal (championship title). The other coaches and I have been mentoring the kids to disregard the records because in the playoffs, everyone is equal. A 7-0 record is a great accomplishment, but we cannot let it dwell and distract from what is really important.”

Playoffs will begin next week with the Angels placed first in the entire Manha division and finished the regular season with 7-0. The Saints are not far behind with only one loss from today’s game putting them at 2nd place with a record of 6-1.

Other scores:

Metgot Division

Saints 20, Angels 7

Matua

Saints 20, Angels 8

Ad

Foody’s Fun Facts

Foody’s Fun Facts with Arren Yatar

UOG Tritons Pitcher Arren Yatar shares some of his fun facts and tells us about his favorite YouTube channel!

 

GPS Sports Calendar

June

July 2022

August
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
Events for June

1st

Events for July

2nd

3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Events for July

3rd

Events for July

4th

Events for July

5th

Events for July

6th

Events for July

7th

Events for July

7th

No Events
Events for July

9th

10
11
12
13
14
15
16
Events for July

10th

Events for July

10th

No Events
Events for July

11th

No Events
Events for July

12th

No Events
Events for July

13th

No Events
Events for July

14th

No Events
Events for July

16th

17
18
19
20
21
22
23
Events for July

17th

Events for July

17th

No Events
Events for July

18th

No Events
Events for July

19th

No Events
Events for July

21st

Events for July

21st

No Events
Events for July

23rd

24
25
26
27
28
29
30
Events for July

24th

Events for July

24th

No Events
Events for July

25th

No Events
Events for July

26th

No Events
Events for July

27th

No Events
Events for July

28th

No Events
Events for July

30th

31
1
2
3
4
5
6
Events for July

31st

Foody’s Fun Facts

Foody’s Fun Facts with Arren Yatar

UOG Tritons Pitcher Arren Yatar shares some of his fun facts and tells us about his favorite YouTube channel!

 

Foody’s Fun Facts

Foody’s Fun Facts with Arren Yatar

UOG Tritons Pitcher Arren Yatar shares some of his fun facts and tells us about his favorite YouTube channel!

 

COMING SOON …

  • Spirit of ’76 Run
  • National Triathlon Championships
  • GML Makeup Games
  • FD Alumni Basketball Tournament (ongoing)

 

 

QUICK HITS

Guam and Palau were out supporting Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Bligh Madris at the Nationals Park in DC against the Washington Nationals.
———————————————–
UOG hired Tatiana Sablan as the new volleyball coach. Sablan served as the original volleyball coach for UOG back in 2016 and she has been rehired to lead the more “beach” oriented program in 2022-23.

More in Football