The Jamaica Saints kicked off their season this past Sunday and showed that defense wins games in a 28-0 rout of Cool Runnings this past Sunday at Roy Wilkins Park.
"We just gave our all" said Brian Payton, team captain of the Jamaica Saints, "We put all the right people in the right places and executed what we planned in practice. The team effort today was tremendous and if we can continue to play this way throughout the season, then good things will happen."
Payton finished with 2 catches for 56 yards and a touchdown, along with 3 tackles on defense. However, the real star of this game was WR/CB Danzel Montgomery, whose 2 interception returns for touchdowns before the Saints' offense even touched the ball, set the tone for game, and earned him defensive player of the week honors for Week 1.
Cool Runnings started out well by moving the ball on offense off the highly accurate arm of QB Eiaz Khan, but the points off of turnovers were too much to overcome. They found themselves in a 22-0 hole at halftime after a lucky touchdown reception by the Saints' Brian Payton off of a pass deflection, and searching for answers. Cool Runnings couldn't get much going in the second half either, as the Saints' offense chewed up clock and the defense clamped down and did not allow Cool Runnings to get into a goal to go situation for the rest of the game.
"It just wasn't in the cards today" said Gregory Young, captain of Cool Runnings, "The effort was there, but the execution was not when it counted. We are glad that it's only the first season of the game and we can only improve and get better from here. We look forward to playing these guys again at the end of the year."
Young finished the game with a catch for 7 yards and a tackle.
This game was the first of two divisional matchups in the QFL Southeast Division. The second matchup is scheduled to take place on the final week of the season.BOX SCORE
|1||CR pass by Eiaz Khan INTERCEPTED by JAM Danzell Montgomery at JAM 20 returned 80 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. (2 Pt conversion attempt from Christian Ortiz to Naveed Qureshi is GOOD)||8||0|
|1||CR pass by Eiaz Khan INTERCEPTED by JAM Danzell Montgomery at CR 35 returned 35 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. (2 Pt conversion attempt from Christian Ortiz to Kaveh Akbari is NO GOOD)||14||0|
|1||JAM pass by Christian Ortiz to Brian Payton for 37 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. (2 Pt conversion attempt by Christian Ortiz to James Harvey is GOOD)||22||0|
|2||JAM pass by Christian Ortiz to Kaveh Akbari for 20 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. (2 Pt conversion attempt by Christian Ortiz to Brian Payton is NO GOOD)||28||0|