The Lake Forest Bruins sixth grade football team came away from their season opener at Boyd Buchanan with a 21-7 victory.
That set up a hard week of practice as the Bruins prepared to take on cross-town rivals the Ocoee Colt's for the home opener.
The Saturday morning kickoff was a barn burner to say the least. The Bruins drove 80 yards in the opening drive which was capped off by a 20 yard rushing touchdown by Kameron Arrowood and a 2 point conversion by full back Devin Jenkins.
Those 8 points would hold till halftime as both teams’ defenses stood up for the task and dug in.
Coming out of the break, the Colts were able to even up the score with a 60 yard reverse play.
Both teams traded blows for the rest of the game till the time had expired.
Going into the first overtime, the Bruins elected to go on defense first.
The Colt's got the ball on the 10 yard line for four plays and were able to score on their second attempt on a pass play that was broken up by Bruins corner Tucker Hawkins, but the Colts receiver was johnny on the spot with the tip drill and pulled it down in the end zone.
The 2 point conversion was stuffed by the Bruins defense and they got their shot from the 10 yard line.
The Bruins took all four of their downs to punch it in, but got it done on a five yard sweep play by Arrowood. They lined up for the 2 point conversion which was stopped by the stingy Colt defense six inches from the goal line to send it into a second O.T.
The Bruins got the ball first in the second overtime and quickly punched it in to go ahead 20 - 14 after a failed 2 point conversion the Colt's offense was licking their chops!
The Bruins defense was going to have none of it as they drove the Colt's back on their first two play attempts third and long left a pass situation that was nearly intercepted by linebacker Dakota Rogers, and fourth and long was stuffed by a total team tackle to end the game.
"The future looks very bright for the Bruins as we jump out to a 2-0 start," explained first year head coach Mike Marchese. “We may not be the biggest or fastest, but your going to get all of us every time! Team defense is what got it done for us today.”
The Bruins travel down to Baylor next week to battle the Red Raiders.