The Oak Ridge Midget division Colts met up with the Mid-American regional champion Bedford Heights (Ohio) Saints Sunday, Dec. 6, in the Pop Warner Super Bowl held at Disney World in Orlando, Fla.
The Colts got on the scoreboard first with a 70-yard touchdown pass from Taylor Schmidt to Terrell Leach near the end of the first quarter. The pass was a short one over the middle, but Terrell made a terrific catch and run. The extra point was missed, making the score 6-0.
The scoring continued in the second quarter for the Colts when fullback Ritchie Sanfilippo blasted up the middle from 5 yards out. The extra-point kick (which counts for two in Pop Warner) was good by Taylor Schmidt to make the score 14-0 with 4:05 left in the quarter. But on the next possession, the Saints came back and put together a 75-yard drive. The big play for them was a 50 yard sweep that went to the Colts 5-yard line. Bedford scored on a quarterback sneak from the 1-yard line to make the score 14-6 at halftime.
In the second half, the Colts put together a drive that took up much of the third quarter with Terrell Jones gaining most of the yardage on the ground. Taylor Schmidt ended the drive with a 27-yard field goal to end the scoring 17-6.
The Colts advanced to the semifinals to play Wednesday, Dec. 9, against the Steelers from New Haven, Conn. The Steelers, who are the New England regional champions, beat the Santa Margarita, Calif., Mustangs 6-0 on Dec. 6.
Greg Schmidt reporting…..
*****We will try and get an update on how the Wednesday game came out….*****