The Hoosier Hurricanes invaded Homestead, California for last weekend’s 4th annual Small League Football News (MLFN) Super Sports Weekend strong winded and left with reign.
Inside a game dominated by security, the Hurricanes destroyed the Carolina Exhibit 41-0 to win MLFN’s AA Domestic Championship.
“To reach this point therefore quickly is outstanding, ” said Hurricanes head coach David Starlin. “I actually feel just like a happy father to all or any of those guys. “
While the ‘Canes’ offense was robust, the play associated with their defense had been dominant. The ‘Canes forced eight turnovers and controlled the particular Express’ offense, which towered over them in size and power. Early inside the contest, it seemed like the Express were going to employ their Power We offensive attack to be able to run down the particular throat of the ‘Canes’ defense. If the Express were required to chuck, however, the quick Hurricane secondary was able to take the game away. The first of 4 Express interceptions has been thrown on that opening drive, and the Hurricanes never viewed back.
“They had been a difficult team in order to scout, but We really think that they underestimated our rate, ” said Starlin. ” 7m from their league could actually help me out and about so far as scouting, although That i knew as solid as our protection was that we could play with anyone. “
Staying with the defensive theme of the overall game, linebacker Deon Smith was awarded the game’s MVP for his 12 tackle performance. He also blocked a pass and forced a fumble.
The AA countrywide title was the perfect end to be able to a season of which was already storybook for the Indiana squad, founded by simply co-owners Starlin, David Day, and NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE wide receiver Reggie Wayne. In their first year regarding existence, the Hurricanes were awarded Perfect New Team inside the Midwest simply by MLFN after concluding 13-1 in typically the Ohio Valley Basketball League (OVFL). Their particular OVFL season done with a Super Bowl victory above the Charlotte (MI) Roughriders, 21-0.
“This has really already been a dream time for us, ” said Starlin.
Starlin’s players have furthermore won numerous accolades from MLFN. Several ‘Canes were privileged with Midwest All-American status: Derrick Ellis was an professional mention Midwest All-American at running back again, wide receiver Martin Penick made second team Midwest All-American, and Corey Crumpton and Charles PrÃ©cÃ©demment were first in addition to second team from defensive back, respectively.
Ellis, a former “Mr. Indiana” while playing running in high school, was furthermore named Running Backside of 12 months found in the Midwest Region by MLFN.