Medina scores three wins in youth football

Contributed Story Posted 19 September 2021 at 8:43 am

Medina  won three out of four games in Niagara Orleans Football Association (NOFA) action on Saturday.

Beginners Division

Medina Ponys 25, Akron 8

After a tight, scoreless first quarter, the Ponys broke it open in the second quarter as Damareon Shine ran 65 yards for the TD and Zach Allen runs in the extra point for a 7-0 lead.  The Ponys then ran  the reverse from Shine to Remi Avery who went 60 yards for a TD to make it 13-0 at half time.

In the third quarter Allen took off on a 35 yard run to push the score to 19-0. Then, after a Tiger TD cuts the lead to 19-8, Avery again ran the reverse in the fourth quarter, this time 63 yards for the TD and the 25-8 final score keeping Ponys undefeated at 5-0.

Mini Division

Akron 25, Medina Colts 19

Marcel Lamar opened the Colts scoring with a 63 yard TD run and the game is tied 6-6 at half time.

Akron scored early in the third but Ja’keir Taylor gets a 13 yard TD run and the game was tied at 13.  Akron scored again to go ahead and then Lamar ran 13 yards for the TD with Taylor running in the extra point to tie the game at 19.  Akron struck right back though to make it 25-19 . The Colts manage to get the ball back but can’t get in scoring range and that is the final score.

JV Division

Medina Broncos 16, Akron 8

Caliyah St. Louis opened the scoring for the Broncos early with a 65 yard TD run and Zach Graham hit Jude Lacey for the 2 point conversion and an 8-0 lead.  In the second quarter St. Louis again got loose and scampered around left end 5 yards for a TD and again Graham finds Lacey and it is 16-0.

The second half was all about defense.  Akron did get one score back and a 2 point pass of their own but in the end the Broncos defense clamped down to move to 4-1 through 5 games.

Varsity Division

Medina Stallions 48, Holley 15

Colton Fletcher took the opening kickoff 60 yards for a TD and Tre Shine caught the 2 point conversion for a 8-0 Stallions lead.  Shine caught a TD pass to make it 14-0 and then Stetson Hall scores a TD with a 2 point conversion catch from Christian Moss making it 22-0.

Lex Gray scored a TD, Fletcher took an interception for 40 yards and a pick six and then Moss rambled in for a TD to get the visitors to 40. The Stallions added one more late score  as Hadrian Batista threw a TD pass to Preston Woodworth and then tossed the 2 point conversion to Malik Lamar for the 48-15 final score as the Stallions move to 4-1.