North Central Florida Football Media Day

Were on location for the North Central Florida Football Media Day from the Hilton in Ocala, Florida. We’ll have updates and info right here on our site and we’ll also be tweeting the days events so follow us on twitter @tsportscoverage.

 

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GDFL Week 9 Scores

GDFL Scores Week 9 from the GDFL League office

Game of the Week: Indianapolis Tornados 42 Christian County Outlaws 0

Chambers Burg Cardinals 66 Lancaster Lightning 6
South Jersey Lynx 40 D.C. Explosion 18

Fayetteville Horizon 30 East Carolina Eagles 0

Carolina Venom 17 Low Country Bone Crushers 6

DMV Enforcers 30 Virginia Lions 8

Chesapeake Swarm 32 Virginia Assassins 14

Greenville Seminoles 54 Greenville Greyhounds 0

South Georgia Sting 26 South Georgia War Eagles 6

Western PA Wildcatz 74 Pittsburgh Stealth 6

Mississippi Ironhorse 22 Tri-County Heroes 15

PGH Cobras 7 Greensburg Panthers 6

Louisiana Bayou Vipers 58 Emerald Coast Scorpions 0

Buckeye Bearcats 27 Cleveland Saints 20

Delta Blaze 60 Memphis Blast 22

Oklahoma Thunder 40 (AFL) NWA Battle 2

Oklahoma City Diamondbacks 45 Oklahoma Warriors 28

St. Louis Bulldogs 29 East Central Missouri Eagles 0

Tennessee Hurricanes 34 Louisiana Spartans 6

Derby City Thunder 24 Kentucky Reapers 0

Kentucky Wolverines 25 Tennessee Central Xpress 12

(GMFL) Lakeshore Cougars 27 Grand Rapids Thunder 20

South Buffalo Celtics 21 Lockport Rage 20

London Silverbacks 21 Steel City Patriots 14

Total Sports Coverage Early Look At Florida High School Football

Total Sports Coverage takes a look at Vanguard and North Marion High School football programs as they prepare for the upcoming season. This preview can be found in the latest edition of Whats Up Ocala magazine available in the North Central Florida area and online.

Whats Up Ocala and Total Sports Coverage teaming up to keep you in the loop this High School football season.

Take a moment and check our latest article right here.

We’ll take a full look at all area teams and look at the Top 10 in all of Florida in the next edition of Whats Up Ocala that will hit newsstands at the beginning of September so be on the lookout.

Georgia Knights Improve To 3-2 In 2012; Harris Passes For Two Touchdowns

The Georgia Knights improved to 3-2 on the season with a weather-shortened 14-8 win over the Georgia Falcons. The game was called in the 3rd quarter due to extreme lightning in the area. It was the first win since the Knight revamped their roster after being close to closing up for the season because of lack of participation.

Georgia Knights

Detronn Harris passed for two touchdowns of 47 and 25 yards and finished with over 200 yards passing for the Knights as five different receivers caught passes on the day.

North Georgia Gladiators Honor Top Players At Season Banquet

The North Georgia Gladiators held their season ending 2012 banquet hosted by their proud sponsor Pizzeria Azzurri. Quarterback Joey Vicary and Linebacker Rashud Arthur were the major winners. The Gladiators played 2012 in the NDFL (National Developmental Football League) and advanced the league semifinals before losing to eventual champion the Huntsville Rockets.

The North Georgia Gladiators finished 10-2 on the 2012 season-their fourth season- scoring 41 or more points in 8 of their 10 wins with 7 shutouts and set an NDFL record for points in a game with a 78-0 first round playoff victory over the West Georgia Jaguars. An archive audio broadcast of this game is here.

Here are the full list of awards handed out by the North Georgia Gladiators, provided by the North Georgia Gladiator Management.

The North Georgia Gladiators went 10-2 in 2012 advancing to the NDFL playoffs

2012 North Georgia Gladiators Award Winners:

Offensive  Back of the Year: Tj Hamilton,

Defensive Back of the Year: Chris Young,

Offensive Lineman of the Year: John Harrison and Julio Yepes Arteta

Defensive Lineman of the Year: Zack Fralick

Linebacker of the Year: Rashud Arthur

Receiver of the Year: Kevin Mohamed Issak

Special Teamer of the Year: Beezy J. R. Lenon

Samuel Bentley Memorial Offensive Rookie of the Year: Joey Vicary

Defensive Rookie of the Year: Rashud Arthur

Most Improved Player: Leon Walker

Comeback Player of the Year: Blake Grimmett

Crixus (Hard Hitter) Award: Rashud Arthur

Spartacus Award: Reuben Roy

Most Underrated Offensive Player: Bryant Benkoski

Most Underrated Defensive Player: Marvin Mathis

Iron Man Award: Zack Fralick and Chris Young,

Josh Gamble Memorial Sportsmanship Award: David Bennett

Offensive MVP: Joey Vicary

Defensive MVP: Rashud Arthur

Gladiator Award (Best Overall) Joey Vicary

Coaches’ Choice Award: Chris Young

For more information on the North Georgia Gladiators, visit their website here.

Kent Onouha’s Punt Return Lifts Camp Lejeune Bulldogs To Win; Other League Scores

The Camp Lejeune Bulldogs continue to stack up the wins and added another one in a defensive battle with a 6-0 win over the Carolina Brigade.

Game Recap From Camp Lejeune Bulldogs Staff:

In a battle for Onslow County minor league football supremacy, the Carolina Brigade travelled across town to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune to take on the Camp Lejeune Bulldogs Saturday night. Both teams are members of the Patriot North Division and Xtreme Conference of the Gridiron Developmental Football League. This was the second meeting between the teams this season, with the Bulldogs winning the first match-up by a score of 38 to 2.

The Bulldogs were led all night with a solid effort from their defense. They were able to contain former Northside High School and East Carolina University standout, Joe Womack all night, recording 9 sacks. Womack was coming off a 5 rushing touchdown performance last week against the 5th ranked Fayetteville Horizon. Linebacker Tristan Wilkerson led the Bulldogs with 11 tackles and 1.5 sacks. Linebacker Kevin Philo chipped in with 7 tackles and 1.5 sacks of his own. Defensive end Nells Ayler recorded 2.5 sacks as well, as the Bulldogs were busy chasing Womack around all night.

Cornerback Kent Onouha was the MVP of the evening and scored the game’s only touchdown on a 55-yard punt return. He kept the Bulldogs in good field position all night, collecting 145 yards on 4 punt returns.

The Brigade defense was pretty stingy as well, holding the Bulldogs to only 140 yards of total offense. The Bulldog offense was able to put together a couple of drives, but could not turn them into points as they fumbled once inside the 10 and missed a 32 yard field goal.

Camp Lejeune returns to action next week when they travel to Benson, NC to take on the Triangle Nighthawks.

Other Scores From Around The GDFL:

Georgia Sting 56 Florida Falcons 0

Chambersburg Cardinals 65 South Jersey Lynx 6

GDFL Game Of The Week: South Carolina Venom 16 Palmetto Havoc 10; Brandon Horton recorded 17 tackles for the Havoc.

East Carolina Eagles 54 Chapel Hill Rams 0

Christian County Outlawz 27 Derby City Thunder 6

Mississippi Stallions 20 Memphis Blast 6

Central Penn Piranha 52 Metro Nemesis 12

Georgia Knights 14 Georgia Falcons 8

Georgia Knights Make Business Decision, Eye GDFL Playoff Berth

The Georgia Knights were reeling to say the least as they were down to only 11 players. After the news of the Georgia Jets shutting it down for the season the Knights and former Georgia Jets (the Jets announced last week that they have shut down for the 2012 season) players met Georgia Knights management to discuss a business agreement.  .

The result is that  many of the former Jets players will suit up for the Georgia Knights for the remainder of the 2012 season in the GDFL, Gridiron Development Football League. The GDFL is a minor league football league spanning the nation with over 70-plus teams. The Knights will hit the field this weekend with a 2-2 current record on the season in the GDFL.

The Georgia Jets shutdown their season last week days after a  28-12 lost to the Georgia Canes with a 1-1-1 record. The lost marked the Jets  the first season in their history that they did not complete, win their division, make the playoffs or finish with a winning record.

Georgia Knights management could not be reached for comment at the time of this posting.  The GDFL league office also could not be reached for comment on these developments but sources have confirmed that they are aware of the business agreement. Comment from both organizations will be posted as they are made available.

Georgia Jets Football Ownership has yet to return phone calls, email and other forms of communication since the announcement of the Jets shutting it down for the season was made last week. Total Sports Coverage will continue to seek a comment from Georgia Jets Football Ownership and will release such information once it is attained.

The Knights lost earlier in the season to the Atlanta Chiefs 16-2  and the Georgia Jets tied the Atlanta chiefs 6-6 earlier in the season. The Jets hold a 3-1-1 overall record against the Chiefs with the Chiefs winning 17-6 in the teams first ever meeting in September 2010.

Total Sports Coverage will provide updates as they are made available.

Football Camp On American Soil Very Special For A Select Few

Balboa Academy in Panama arranged  four football players to attend The Blue Chip Football Camp at LaGrange College in LaGrange, GA last month. This would not be just your summer football camp trip. These players aren’t highly recruited or getting invited to high-profile camps to showcase their talents, however the experience of continuing to learn the game and take that knowledge back to their native land and continue to grow the game of American football there.

Balboa Academy, ISP, St. Marys and AIP Academy are planning on  sending more players to the Blue Chip Football Camp at LaGrange College in 2013.

Reinhart University, Coastal Carolina, LaGrange College, Morehead State and Louisburg (NC) Junior College each showed interest in each of the Panamanian players, with kicker Dominik Friedrichs drawing the most attention with his booming kicks during the camp.

Total Sports Coverage  received late word of these players attending this camp and were unable to attend but we were able to speak with them moments before they would leave to return home about their experience at the camp.

 

Canada Shocks Team USA Takes Home Gold Medal; Japan Earns Bronze Medal

Team Canada controlled the Gold Medal game of the Under 19 World Championships against Team USA from the start are lead wire-to-wire in their 23-14 upset win. The two teams were playing for the second consecutive time in the IFAF Under 19 World Championship Gold Medal game. Team USA won the previous meeting 41-3 in the inaugural games in 2009. Game Recap

Team Japan defeated Team Austria 7-0 in the Bronze Medal game at the IFAF Under 19 World Championships. Midway through the fourth quarter Japan’s Ryosuke Nishizawa scored on a one-yard quarterback sneak for the only points of the game. Game Recap

American Samoa tops France for 5th; Sweden Defeats Panama For 7th Place

France entered the 5th place game with much to improve on and got the game off to a good start scoring a touchdown off an American Samoa turnover for an early 7-0 lead. American Samoa would wake up and score 21 unanswered points for a 21-7 halftime lead. France countered with a third quart touchdown to take a 21-14 deficit into the final quarter.

With under six minutes left int he 4th American Samoa but together a late drive capped by  touchdown run with 2:38 to play to seal the win and a 5th place finish at this years Under 19 World Championships. American Samoa would prevail 27-14. American Samoa finished the tournament 2-1 (losing only to Team USA) and France finished 1-2 . American Samoa quarterback Ben Langford finished with two scoring TDs including catching a TD pass. Game recap

In the 7th Place Game:

Oscar Nevermann put on quite the show for Team Sweden scoring an IFAF Under 19 World Championship record five touchdowns in Sweden’s 54-20 win over Panama. Nevermann rushed for four touchdowns and caught a touchdown pass while having several solid punt returns on the day. Team Sweden won for the first time in this years tournament and after being shutout in their previous two tournament games scored 54 points to finish in 7th place and a 1-2 record. Panama entered the tournament as the 4-seed but finished 8th scoring their only points of the tournament in the loss and finished 0-3. Game Recap