Midget football roundup…Week two is a wrap

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SERIES OF THE WEEK—Homewood (1-3) vs. Braddock (1-3)

The atmosphere was set with aromas wafting from the concession stands. Every seat was filled. It was a great day for football in the Homewood community. The scene was reminiscent of a party. The Homewood Bulldogs would respond to the call with heated gridiron completion.

They improved tremendously as an organization, posting a 4-0 record in front of the home crowd on Sunday. The defensive effort was tremendous as they allowed a combined two scores in the entire series.

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CLOSE GAME—The North Side Steelers visited the Hill Disciples Aug. 22, in a battle between two of the Termite teams. The Disciples pulled out a close game that ended 13-0 as the Hill team improved to 2-0 for the 2009 season. Sportsmanship is always on display regardless of the outcome as the Disciples and Steeler players shook hands after the end of this game.

One of the games included a come from behind victory by the Termites, when young Garrett Barnett Jr. had a 50-yard touchdown scamper after recovering his own fumble in the closing seconds of the game.

Baby Twerps-Homewood 45, Braddock 0

Hats off to these young warriors, they fought and came out with an impressive win.

Twerps-Homewood 26, Braddock 0

Touchdowns by Hasaan Ismaili, Kaine Burgess and Brashawd Mullen.

Termites-Homewood 19, Braddock 6

Touchdowns by Homewood: Garrett Barnett (2) and Timothy Terry; Braddock: Troy Phillips

Mighty Mites-Homewood 26, Braddock 0

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BALANCING ACT—Hill Disciples QB David Stroeier attempts to stay in bounds on this run as Steeler defenders try to push him out.

Touchdowns by Reggie Oaks, Patrick Jones, Shawn Lyons, and Mykal Lyons.

Midgets-Homewood 25, Braddock 6

Touchdowns by Homewood: Trevon Mathis (2) and Niko Cruise; Braddock: B.J. Essiet

The Bulldogs were not the only organization with an impressive showing. The Hill District maintained their standing at the top with a league best 7-1 record. The North Shore also walked away with three wins to solidify themselves as the number two team, overall. It still proved to be a competitive week as four teams split at 2-2. Here is a look at how each team faired over the weekend:

CLAIRTON vs. LINCOLN: TWERPS: 12-8 (LINCOLN); TERMITES: 18-6 (CLAIRTON); M. MITES: 16-6 (LINCOLN) MIDGETS: 25-20 (CLAIRTON).
HILL DISTRICT vs. NORTH SIDE: TWERPS: 18- 6 (HILL DISTRICT); TERMITES: 13- 0 (HILL DISTRICT): M. MITES: 6- 0 (HILL DISTRICT); MIDGETS: 38-0 (HILL DISTRICT).
NORTH SHORE vs. W. PITTSBURGH: TWERPS: 33-13 (N. SHORE); TERMITES: 21-0 (N. SHORE); M. MITES: 20-13 (N. SHORE); MIDGETS: 12-14 (W. PITTSBURGH)
WILKINSBURG vs. GARFIELD: TWERPS: 20-7 (WILKINSBURG); TERMITES: 19-6 (GARFIELD); M. MITES: 6-0 (WILKINSBURG); MIDGETS: 34- 0 (GARFIELD).

OVERALL:
1. Hill District 7-1
2. North Shore 5-2-1
3. Clairton 5-3
3. Garfield 5-3
3. Homewood 5-3
6. Lincoln 3-4-1
7. Wilkinsburg 3-4-1
8. W. Pittsburgh 2-6
9. North Side 1-6-1
10. Braddock 1-7

THIS WEEK:
1. Hill District: 4-0
2. Homewood: 4-0
3. North Shore: 3-1
4. Garfield: 2-2
4. Lincoln: 2-2
4. Clairton: 2-2
4. Wilkinsburg: 2-2
8. West Pittsburgh: 1-3
9. Braddock: 0-4
10. North Side: 0-4

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