The Silver Lake Youth Football Midgets ended their season last week with the best outcome imaginable.
The Silver Lake Warriors had an excellent game against the Rockland Bulldogs in the Division 3 Old Colony Youth Football League Super Bowl, winning it by a score of 20-14. Not only did the Warriors win the Super Bowl, but they handed Rockland their first loss of the season in an all-around team effort.
The game was quite physical from the start. Rockland used this to their favor early on as they were able to take a 6-0 lead in the ballgame. Silver Lake was able to respond with two touchdowns of their own, however, to take a 12-6 lead. They held this lead for a bit, but the Bulldogs responded with a touchdown and a 2-point conversion to take a 14-12 lead.
In the third quarter, the Warriors, still trailing, found themselves on fourth down in Bulldogs territory. They gave the ball to running back Austin Smith, and he brought in the go-ahead touchdown from 35 yards out. A successful conversion gave the Warriors a 20-14 lead.
Silver Lake had a strong drive in the fourth quarter that could have put the game away, but they were stopped on fourth down with a few minutes remaining. This gave Rockland a chance to make a comeback. However, Rockland was unable to do so because their completed pass on the final play of the game just was not long enough. With the play clock at zero, the Warriors were officially champions after this.
The Warriors championship team was coached by Brian Kennedy. He was also joined by many assistant coaches including: Ed Carroll, Steve Peterson, Ed Scigliano, Doug Gilmore, Eric Johnson and Josh Straughn.
The win is certainly a positive sign for the future of Silver Lake High football since players from this team will be contributing there in just a few years.