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November 26, 2010 > Chiefs triumph in FFL Championship

Chiefs triumph in FFL Championship

Submitted By Kimberly Alonso
Photos By Mike Heightchew

On Saturday, Nov. 20, the Fremont Football League's Chiefs were on a mission to finally bring home the trophy after a three-year journey. While it was cold, gloomy and wet the fans were out in record numbers to see the Continental Division Championship game featuring the Chiefs and Saints.

This was an important game as the Chiefs had come oh so close in the previous years. In 2008, the Chiefs went undefeated until the playoffs and lost a heartbreaker on the very last play in the second round of the playoffs to the Cardinals. The game was close and the Chiefs fumbled on the go-ahead touchdown on the 1-yard line on the last play of the game, it was a heartbreaker.

In 2009, the next season, coach Raymond Adcock took over as head coach and the Chiefs also went undefeated until the championship game and lost to the Giants by four points. The kids were deflated as they had worked so hard and to lose at the end was devastating.

Fast forward 12 months to the present. In 2010 the coaches told each other that they would not let the past repeat itself and let these kids down again. The kids played their hearts out and led the league with their defense, led by defensive coach Daniel Williams. They finished the year 8-0, outscoring their opponents 306-108.

All of the Chiefs rookie players gave their all as they knew how much this season meant to the returnees; the returnees - including three-year players Xavier Williams, Brandon Bettencourt, Sammy Garcia and Alex Scully - played their hearts out wanting to finally finish what they started. In the end, the Chiefs led from start to finish and finally took the division. They led at halftime 28-8 and won 52-20 and held their trophy high.

Offensively, the Chiefs were led by touchdowns from Jakobee Harris, Bettencourt and Skully. On the defensive side of the ball, Alex Lopez, Marcus Alonso and Nufi Pokam all recovered fumbles to help the Chiefs to victory.

All the boys were so ecstatic that they had to finally ask them to leave the field so the next game could start. It was truly a great ending to a long journey.

In other FFL action on Championship Saturday, the Buckaneers claimed the National Division Championship while the Raiders got past the Broncos for the American Division Championship.

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