My super weak 5-6 grade team won 6-0 in a game we had 2 touchdowns called back and 22 first downs. Yep 22 first downs but we self destructed a bit with my starting Center out due to flu. Seemingly at the most inopportune times we would have a bobble. Had 1 interception and 2 fumbles. While we racked up a lot of yards, our longest play from scrimmage was 14 yards with this unathletic team. Defensively we bent but didn’t break and gang tackled better.
With our theme of player development and at mid season cross training our small squad of 19 players ( 1 out due to broken arm), it has started to pay dividends. The development of a first year player at backup DE has helped quite a bit allowing us to now start him and move a 3rd year DE to CB. The rookie DE has progressed nicely from a CB who feared open field contact to a DE who plays his position with a great deal of discipline and great technique. The staring DE, now CB has matured size and speed wise to the point he is pretty solid at CB, allowing us to move him to tendancy and improve the defense from a level 6 to 7. At a very surprising 5-2, if we win this week we tie for a Division Title, mind you past years Divisions had 10 teams and you could never win a Division if you lost even a single game. This year 6 Divisions, different format- only 7 teams in each Division.