On Saturday, the Tamiami Colts fell to the Kendall Kolts 20-0 in an 11U Xtreme game.
It was rainy at kickoff, which caused some early mishaps. Kendall had a fumbled snap and a dropped lateral in their first series. The first quarter was a battle of the trenches.
The Kolts scored on their first possession of the second quarter with a pass from #7 Edward Arza to #2 Kalani Norris-Hayes.
The battle continued until halftime. Tamiami’s defense was led by #24 Christopher Oester, #3 Anthony Cordovi and #29 Bradley Charon who had a sack late in the second quarter.
The Kolts really came to life in the third quarter. Norris-Hayes had an 80-yard run for a touchdown and Arza had a pick-six on the Colts’ next series.
“Kalani never gives up. He is a very enthusiastic player and he is an explosive player on offense,” said Kendall head coach Victor Amat.
Norris-Hayes, Arza and #1 Rudy Puig all play on both sides of the ball for Kendall. #50, Jose Fonseca also was a key to the Kolts defense that held Tamiami scoreless.
Tamiami surged late in the game with three consecutive first downs. #4 Nicholas Watson helped the Colts with his running game. However, time expired before they could capitalize on this opportunity.
The Kolts are now 5-1 and on a five-game win streak. They have won in overtime and in the rain.
“Our goal is to have number one seeding in the playoffs,” said Amat. “I think we’re battle-tested.”