2006-11-17 / Sports

Rockaway Ravens Win Super Bowl Championship

The Junior Midget Ravens celebrate at Monsignor Farrell High School on Sunday afternoon as they won the AYF championship. The Junior Midget Ravens celebrate at Monsignor Farrell High School on Sunday afternoon as they won the AYF championship. The Rockaway Ravens Organization are celebrating as the Junior Midgets brought home the American Youth League Football championship over the New York Wildcard in Staten Island last Sunday.

Tension was in the air. The Rockaway Ravens were the underdogs coming into this game against the NY Wildcards who went undefeated with a 10-0 record and has great athletes on the team.

The Wildcards opened up with a 35 yard run to the right side by Sean Williams. He was forced out of bounds at the 10 yard line by the Ravens' Isaiah Robinson. The Ravens put up a great defensive front and stopped them on the 10 yard line. On the Ravens opening drive it was a handoff to the Ravens #24 Wavell Wint to the left side for a 90 yard run for the touch down. The extra point was punched in by Anthony Shepherd. The Wildcards answered back with Sean Williams running straight up the middle for a 65 yard run for the touchdown. The score in now 7-6 Ravens. Wildcards was unsuccessful with scoring the extra point to tie up the game.

It was a battle of the defenses. No one scored in the third quarter. but in the fourth quarter as the Wildcards threatened to score again. With a first and goal inside the 10 yard line and with only 27 seconds left, the Ravens held down the fort as the crowd went into a frenzy. They stopped the Wildcards for four straight downs to regain possession and win the game.The Ravens celebrated their win by receiving their trophy and hats. Isaiah Robinson, #25, was awarded the game's MVP. The Rockaway Ravens would like to thank Jr. Midget Division coaches Travis Kelly, Sherod Moore, Denise Gilbert and Keith Nelso for a job well done. The Ravens will now compete in the regional playoff game to try to secure a spot to the AYF national playoffs in Florida.

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