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SIX TEAMS SET FOR GNYFF FINALE

The GNYFF has their championship games set in each of their divisions with a thrilling set of games to conclude the football weekend.

By Robert Balajadia

The GNYFF has their championship games set in each of their divisions with a thrilling set of games to conclude the football weekend. The Manha Saints will face the Angels in the finals, The Metgot Cowboys powered through and will face the Saints in their division finals, and the Matua Saints squeezed past the Giants to set up a championship game against the Angels, who needed an overtime score to get over the Raiders.

Sunday Semifinal Scoreboard

Manha
Saints 18, Raiders 12 – Overtime
Angels 25, Giants 6

Metgot
Cowboys 19, Angels 7
Saints 25,Raiders 0

Incomplete pass from Angels QB, Guerrero.(photo by Rock Anciano)

Incomplete pass from Angels QB, Guerrero against the Southern Cowboys.(photo by Rock Anciano)

Matua
Saints 7, Giants 0
Angels 18, Raiders 12 – Overtime

(photo by Rock Anciano)

(photo by Rock Anciano)

Manha – Saints 18, Raiders 12 (overtime)

With the overtime period looming, the Raiders were given the ball first from 10 yards out as they were stuffed on four straight run plays to give the Cinnabon Saints back the ball. After the Saints managed to wrap up Raiders Tyler Taitano in the backfield on 4th down, the coaching staff on the sideline exploded in celebration.

The Saints then but the ball in the hands of Leonard John Tedtaotao for two straight carries as he managed to fall into the end zone draped with two Raider defenders to give his team the overtime victory.

Guerrero walks off after scoring the game winning touchdown. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

Leonard John Tedtaotao walks off after scoring the game winning touchdown. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

Metgot Saints 25, Raiders 0 

It was a rough day for the Metgot Raiders as Saints Kameo Toves and Dylan Peter Manibusan were all over the field doing just about everything on both offense and defense.

The Saints opened up by scoring on their first drive of the game after Toves gashed the Raider defense for a 50-yard run to get within three yards of the end zone. A penalty set the Saints back five yards, but Manibusan made it a non-factor as he ran straight up the middle for a score to put the Saints up 6-0.

Toves then picked off Raiders quarterback Derran Cruz at their own 10-yard line early in the second quarter. The Saints then marched all the way down into the Raider red zone where they had difficulty converting on a 4th down turning the ball back over to the Raiders.

Cruz threw another costly interception as Manibusan picked him off still in Raider territory. Toves then took complete control from 30 yards out, running up the left side of the field for another touchdown to go up 12-0 at the half.

Manibusan free for a third quarter touchdown to get the three score lead 18-0, before they would strike again in the final period to put the game way.

Saints running back Dylan Peter Manibusan punches in a 7-yard score in the first quarter. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

Saints running back Dylan Peter Manibusan punches in a 7-yard score in the first quarter. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

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The Saints coaching Staff gets ecstatic after the defense stopped the Raiders on 4th down. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

The Saints coaching Staff gets ecstatic after the defense stopped the Raiders on 4th down. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

Raiders Tyler Taitano looks for running room in the overtime period. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

Raiders Tyler Taitano looks for running room in the overtime period. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

The Saints breakdown after winning in the overtime period. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

The Saints breakdown after winning in the overtime period. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

Raiders quarterback Derran Cruz looks to air out a pass in the third quarter. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

Raiders quarterback Derran Cruz looks to air out a pass in the third quarter. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

Saints Dylan Peter Manibusan bounces to the outside for a big gain. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

Saints Dylan Peter Manibusan bounces to the outside for a big gain. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

Saints Kameo Toves intercepts the ball at the 10-yard line early in the second quarter. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

Saints Kameo Toves intercepts the ball at the 10-yard line early in the second quarter. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

Raiders Keanu Grey powers through the Saint defense for a big gain. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

Raiders Keanu Grey powers through the Saint defense for a big gain. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

Saints running back Dylan Peter Manibusan punches in a 7-yard score in the first quarter. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

Saints running back Dylan Peter Manibusan punches in a 7-yard score in the first quarter. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

Saints Ladrigo Nigirchokebai defends a pass in the air. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

Saints Ladrigo Nigirchokebai defends a pass in the air. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

Raiders Jesse Manglona takes a handoff to the left side of the defense. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

Raiders Jesse Manglona takes a handoff to the left side of the defense. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

(photo by Rock Anciano)

Defensive backs #11 A. Jamanila and #13 Ethan Cepeda Giants (Matua Division). Saint’s 7-0 win over Giants. (photo by Rock Anciano)

(photo by Rock Anciano)

4 Artero, #28 Calairo Angels…after loss to Cowboys 19-7 (Metgot Division). (photo by Rock Anciano)

(photo by Rock Anciano)

(photo by Rock Anciano)

(photo by Rock Anciano)

(photo by Rock Anciano)

(photo by Rock Anciano)

(photo by Rock Anciano)

Incomplete pass from Angels QB, Guerrero.(photo by Rock Anciano)

Incomplete pass from Angels QB, Guerrero.(photo by Rock Anciano)

(photo by Rock Anciano)

(photo by Rock Anciano)

(photo by Rock Anciano)

(photo by Rock Anciano)

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