Scorchers vs. Trojans: hard-hitting youth football

Aug 24, 2014 1:32 AM by Ross Field

We head to Hamilton High School for smashmouth football on the pee wee level. The Chico Scorchers trading tackles with the Durham Jr. Trojans.

"We're basically getting them ready for high school," said Scorchers Assistant Coach Joe Morris. "For 10-11 year-old kids, they do a really good job."

The Scorchers were feeling good, being up 22-0 at the half, but this game is far from over.

Lucas knows exactly what it's going to take to come back.

"Courage, speed, agility and you also got to take a hit, and water," said Lucas Griffith, a member of the Durham Jr. Trojans.

No doubt you have to stay hydrated.

Let's check in on the spirited Scorchers cheer squad.

"Sack that quarterback, A-T-T-A-C-K, attack, attack, attack!"

Back to the action, the second half is underway and you've got to get the ball in Deshawn Kelly's hands. All he needs is a little space and he is gone, slipping tackles and speeding down the sidelines. Touchdown Trojans! They have the momentum.

Hey Deshawn, tell us what happened on that play.

"I took the handoff, I was breaking tackles and ran for the touchdown," said Kelly.

Not to be outdone, the Scorchers strike back.

Josiah Johnson gets in beast mode as he pretends to be his favorite player.

"Marshawn Lynch of the Seattle Seahawks, that's my favorite player," said Johnson.

And check out the breakaway speed. That touchdown is going to put the game away. The Scorchers win it 28-6. What a day for Josiah and his team.

"I scored two touchdowns," said Johnson. "This means a lot to us, we didn't have a really good season last year and we're trying to get back to the Super Bowl."

As for the Trojans, it's back to the drawing board.

"We have to tackle and hit harder," said two Trojan lineman.

Congratulations to the Scorchers and Trojans, leaving it all out on the field.


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