The 7th ranked Raiders QB Harrison Bergman tried desperately to keep his punter Dan McEntee off the field, but to no avail. The "Raid" offense kept banging into the steel curtain "D" re-enforced by Kyle Oliveri, Chris Halleran and Noah Linder. Post game Steelers-Ryan D'Amico quipped, "..sure we're happy with the result, has anyone shut down Dylan Livingston or Tucker Quinn ?"
Facing the Redskins in week 3, James Baco, Luke Cummings, Mike Petty and James Thomas will be challenged to maintain their reputation as the No. 1 defense in the league giving up only 6 points in two games, Final score 0-0 !
Sporting the commissioners poll, No. 1 seed going into week 3, Joey Froccaros' Chiefs' dominated the line and opened holes that "Harvey Cohen could drive his golf cart through." Froccarro opened the game with a 50-yard TD run on the very first play from scrimmage, setting the tone for a monster day totaling 3 TDs, as well as awesome defensive play. Joey has catalyzed his teammates Rafael Jafri , Perry Gordon and Eric Moslow to stop a No. 2 ranked Broncos "explosive" offense led by QB Cole Block. It seemed as if Block took advantage of every Chief mistake, galloping his Broncos into the end zone for two touchdowns.Cole credits play makers, Jack Simon, Anthony Discolo and Peter Labbe as they helped captains Nick Ferraro and Lucas Friedman Battle the Chiefs -Final score Chiefs win 19-13.
It could have been the autumn heat coupled with exceptionally prepared defenses that led to a second offensive Shutdown during the contest between the No. 4 ranked Jets and the No. 5 ranked Redskins.
Kyle Cohen's high octane Jet offense was denied the end zone by Redskins' Eric Zimm and co. in yet another 0-0 tie! Skins' Joe Brogan, "stepped up his game" with help from Alex Sinconegui on offense and Pat Dennihan and James Albrechtsen on defense. Jets teammates, Alex Donovan, Alex Furhman and big Sam Riesman, led the halt on defense. "Donovan was spectacular," lamented teammate John Knox as he gestured to the scoreboard following a Jets last-chance drive highlighted by a 40-yard fourth quarter run by Joe Musso. The Redskins grounded the final Jet takeoff at the 10-yard line, as time expired.
Simultaneously the Colts beat the Giants in a 24-18 runaway train thriller!
All the boys shook hands after their respective games and promised to be good ...at least until next Sunday. Twenty players who give it their all on the playing field earn entry into the "tootsie-roll" club, receiving one special piece of candy in acknowledgement of their effort.