Connect with us

Football

WARRIORS END SEASON PERFECT

The Pepsi Warriors ended the regular season undefeated and are steamrolling into the playoffs after beating every team in the league by at least two touchdowns twice!

By Mike Nauta Jr.

In Friday night’s scheduled match in the 2014 Miller Football League, the IP&E Angels were looking to do what no other team has been able to do all season long, beat the defending champion Pepsi Warriors.  The Warriors came to the gridiron at the Hal Shiroma Field in Dededo looking to finish off their regular season with an unblemished record, while their opponents looked to avenge an earlier loss in the season.  When all was said and done, the scoreboard reflected a 42-0 score in favor of the defending champs.

Pepsi's Sandy Fejeran goes up and tips a pass intended for Angels Jarred Meno.(photo by Joey Blas)

Pepsi’s Sandy Fejeran goes up and tips a pass intended for Angels Jarred Meno.(photo by Joey Blas)

With the victory, Pepsi caps off their regular season with a 6-0 record while their opponents drop to 4-2.  Heading into the playoffs, the Warriors will hold the top-seed and the Angels sit at number two.

First quarter action gave everyone in attendance a feeling that both teams were going to dish out a great game.  With each team having at least two offensive series, it was anyone’s guess who would post the game’s first points.  The Warriors started things off with Hosea Ware returning the opening kickoff for 35-yards followed by a 12-yard rush.  However, a Pepsi fumbled gave the Angels their first try on offense.

Much like their opponents, IP&E busted out with two strong runs by Mike “Mass Transit” Pangelinan that eventually led to a first down.  However, that was about the only offense produced at that point as Pepsi forced the Angels to punt.  The seesaw battle continued and the quarter came to a close with the score revealing nothing but “goose eggs”.

The fire was just beginning to ignite for the defending champions in the second quarter as the ground game allowed for positive yardage.  An eventual 19-yard run by Keanu Lujan set up a first and goal for Pepsi at the one-yard line.  On the ensuing play, Lujan finished off what he started cruising into the end zone for a one-yard TD run and a 6-0 lead.

While keeping the Angels offense in check, the Warriors continued to work the ball offensively.  With less than three minutes left in the opening half, Pepsi starting quarterback Danny Manibusan put on a display of aerial attacks that included a 37-yard touchdown pass to Rashaun Blas.  A successful two-point attempt following the TD gave the Warriors a 14-0 lead that carried into the halftime break.

Angels Ryan Bigler intercepts a pass and takes a knee in the end zone to take over on their own 20 yard line.(photo by Joey Blas)

Angels Ryan Bigler intercepts a pass and takes a knee in the end zone to take over on their own 20 yard line.(photo by Joey Blas)

After denying the Warriors another chance at scoring at the start of the second half, IP&E went to work in hopes of ending the dry spell.  However, strong defensive play by Pepsi forced their opponents to punt for the fourth time in the game.  It wasn’t too long after when Ware pounded out 20-yards for a touchdown.  Teammate Chris Santos split the uprights for the PAT giving Pepsi a commanding 21-0 lead.

For the remainder of the game, things worsened for the Angels, as they weren’t able to find any answers on both sides of the ball.  The Warriors would eventually double-up their points and take a 42-0 lead right around the four-minute warning.  When the fourth and final quarter finally came to a close, it was Pepsi who celebrated a huge victory and now prepare to enter the playoffs.

Miller Football League action resumes on Sunday with the DLX Knights taking on the Cars Plus Rams in the final regular season game for both teams.  The outcome of the match will determine the final seeding for the playoffs.  A win by the Knights will secure the third-seed and a match with the Angels to start the playoffs.

PHOTO GALLERY:

Pepsi's Ham Haro runs through some defenders and takes it in for the TD. (photo by Joey Blas)

Pepsi’s Ham Haro runs through some defenders and takes it in for the TD. (photo by Joey Blas)

Pepsi Rashaun Blas makes a nice reception down the sideline for the TD. (photo by Joey Blas)

Pepsi Rashaun Blas makes a nice reception down the sideline for the TD. (photo by Joey Blas)

Pepsi Giants vs Hals Angels. (photo by Joey Blas)

Pepsi Giants vs Hals Angels. (photo by Joey Blas)

Angels David Cruz receives the kickoff and runs it to the midfield. (photo by Joey Blas)

Angels David Cruz receives the kickoff and runs it to the midfield. (photo by Joey Blas)

Pepsi Keono Lujan takes the handoff and runs it in for the 2 point conversion. (photo by Joey Blas)

Pepsi Keono Lujan takes the handoff and runs it in for the 2 point conversion. (photo by Joey Blas)

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Ad

GPS Sports Calendar

August

September 2019

October
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Events for September

1st

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

GNYFF

Events for September

2nd

No Events
Events for September

3rd

Events for September

4th

Events for September

5th

Events for September

6th

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Submit VI

Dusit Thani Resorts
Events for September

7th

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

GNYFF

8
9
10
11
12
13
14
Events for September

8th

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

GNYFF

Events for September

9th

Events for September

10th

Events for September

11th

Events for September

12th

Events for September

13th

Events for September

14th

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

GNYFF

15
16
17
18
19
20
21
Events for September

15th

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

GNYFF

Events for September

16th

Events for September

17th

Events for September

18th

No Events
Events for September

19th

Events for September

20th

Events for September

21st

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

GNYFF

22
23
24
25
26
27
28
Events for September

22nd

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

GNYFF

Events for September

23rd

Events for September

24th

Events for September

25th

Events for September

26th

Events for September

27th

Events for September

28th

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

GNYFF

29
30
1
2
3
4
5
Events for September

29th

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

GNYFF

Events for September

30th

Foody’s 5 Fun Facts

Sanchez QB Jayton Penaflor

Polls

Will the FD Football win streak end this season?

View Results

DID U KNOW?

Kein Artero has a list of who’s who of Artero uncles who’ve starred in Guam’s gridiron: Andre Artero UOG Tritons & Hals Angels OL, Bubba Artero UOG Tritons & Hals Angels OL, Kenny Artero SSHS DB/Baseball Pitcher, Jesse Sablan FD & Hals Angels FB, Roland San Nicolas FD & Hals Angels OL, Chuck Ada SSHS & Hals Angels DB,  Ed “Rock” Artero SSHS & Hals Angels MLB, “Wild” Bill Ada FD & Hals Angels ML, Jared Ada FD & Hals Angels WR/Utility

 

COMING SOON …

– 24th Marianas Fishing Derby

– NFL Week 3: Steelers at 49ers

– Jon Tuck’s Bellator debut

QUICK HITS

Dana Holmes is the new UOG men’s head basketball coach. In the last two years, he was a coach at FBLG Middle School and most recently a PE teacher at GW.

—————————————————-

Pro triathlete Mieko Carey finished third in XTERRA Japan on Sunday in a time of 3:43:02. Her career was on hiatus for a couple of years raising her twin children. It’s safe to say the 40-year-old is back in top form. Congratulations Mieko san!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More in Football