OTF Makes An Impact In Their League Debut

OTF showed why they belong in the upper eschelon of the league, beating last season's Southwest Division Champions, the Stallions, 48-20 on a snowy Sunday in Queens.

"We were able to get off to a good start," said OTF captain Luis Valmon, "Any time you are able to capitalize off turnovers with points, you put your team in a great position to win." Valmon finished the game with 1 catch for 23 yards for a touchdown, 2 tackles and one interception.

The game was competitive at the start with each team trading scores tying the game at 8 about midway through the first half. The Stallions would force a turnover on downs and get the ball back at the OTF 20. It seemed that they were poised to take the lead, but Mauricio Valmon would make a dazzling end zone pick and return it the distance for a touchdown, which would change the complexion of the game. Weather conditions continued to deteriorate, which would contribute to more Stallion turnovers, which OTF took advantage of. After receiving the ball off of his interception of May, Luis Valmon would make a 23 yard tip drill touchdown grab just before halftime to give OTF a 24-8 lead going into the half.

Despite the falling temperatures, OTF continued to sizzle after the break, with Mauricio Valmon finding WR/S Travis Poole for two touchdown receptions. The Stallions would not go quietly, however, as May would find Colin Stewart for a x yard touchdown, which closed the gap to 32-14. RB Anthony Velazquez would then turn on the jets up the sideline and outrun the defense for a 60 yard touchdown run, which would put the game out of reach for the Stallions. Mackenzie Williams would take over at QB for the final drive, taking the team down the field for a 2 yard toss to WR Bjorn Oliver to end all scoring.

"Obviously, we are disappointed in the way our defense played," said team captain Sherwin Kendall, "The weather played a huge factor and I know our team is better than this and we have the rest of the season to prove it." Kendall finished with 1 run for 5 yards and 2 catches for 32.

Game Log: BOX SCORE | TEAM STATS | PLAYER STATS | SCORING SUMMARY | VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

BOX SCORE

Team 1 2 Total
OTF 24 24 48
Stallions 8 12 20

TEAM STATISTICS

OTF STA
First Downs 7 9
Rushing Yards 141 30
Passing Yards 129 192
Total Yards 270 222
TD-Int 5-0 3-4
PAT Made-Att 0-0 0-0
2pt Made-Att 6-6 1-3
Fumbles 0 1
Tackles 15 8
Penalties-Yards 1-5 4-23

PLAYER STATISTICS

OTF

Passing

Name Cmp Att % Yds Avg TD Int Rtg
Mauricio Valmon 7 10 70% 140 20.0 3 0 152.0


Rushing

Name Att Yds Avg TD
Anthony Velazquez 2 73 36.5 1
Mauricio Valmon 1 60 60.0 1
Wood Congdon 1 8 8.0 0


Receiving

Name Rec Yds Avg TD
Travis Poole 3 91 30.3 2
Anthony Velazquez 2 14 7.0 0
1 23 23.0 1
Darius Grant 1 12 12.0 0


Defense

Name Tck Sck IntTD
Travis Poole 1 0 2 0
Mauricio Valmon 4 0 1 1
Luis Valmon 2 0 0 0
Emeka Ibekweh 3 0 0 0
Anthony Velazquez 4 0 0 0
Darius Grant 1 0 0 0

Stallions

Passing

Name Cmp Att % Yds AvgTD Int Rtg
10 17 59% 135 13.5 2 4 83.8
4 5 80% 57 10.2 1 0 153.7


Rushing

Name Att Yds Avg TD
Bernard May 4 27 6.7 0
Sherwin Kendall 1 5 5.0 0
Mackenzie Williams 1 8 8.0 0


Receiving

Name Rec Yds Avg TD
Colin Stewart 5 51 10.2 1
4 51 12.7 1
2 39 19.5 1
Sherwin Kendall 2 32 16.0 0
Doe Doe St. Jules 1 19 19.0 0


Defense

Name Tck Sck IntTD
3 0 0 0
2 0 0 0
Mackenzie Williams 2 0 0 0
Kareem McLean 1 1 0 0


SCORING SUMMARY

Half Play OTF STA
1 Mauricio Valmon runs for 60 yards. Touchdown! (Two point conversion pass by Mauricio Valmon to Anthony Velazquez good) 8 0
1 Bernard May pass complete to Mackenzie Williams for 34 yards. Touchdown!(Two point conversion pass by Bernard May to Mackenzie Williams good) 8 8
1 Bernard May pass intercepted by Mauricio Valmon returned 80 yards. Touchdown! (Two point conversion pass by Mauricio Valmon to Travis Poole good) 16 8
1 Mauricio Valmon pass complete to Luis Valmon for 23 yards. Touchdown! (Two point conversion pass by Mauricio Valmon to Anthony Velazquez good) 24 8
2 Mauricio Valmon pass complete to Travis Poole for 51 yards. Touchdown! (Two point conversion pass by Mauricio Valmon to Travis Poole good) 32 8
2 Bernard May pass complete to Colin Stewart for 8 yards. Touchdown! (Two point conversion pass by Bernard May to Colin Stewart no good) 32 14
2 Mauricio Valmon pass complete to Travis Poole for 2 yards. Touchdown! (Two point conversion pass by Mauricio Valmon to Darius Grant good) 40 14
2 Anthony Velazquez runs for 68 yards. Touchdown! (Two point conversion pass by Mauricio Valmon to Wood Congdon good) 48 14
2 Mackenzie Williams pass complete to Bjorn Oliver for 2 yards. Touchdown! (Two point conversion pass by Mackenzie Williams to Bernard May no good) 48 20

 

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