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The RFL began one afternoon in the middle of September 2022. Josh Morales and David Shonka from the original Team Pine Cone challenged Tucker Jamison along with former Team Rabies to a recess football game with an undisclosed bet. The loser would pay. Everyone made their way down to the field. Nobody was going to accept defeat. The stakes were high and the expectations low. But, the outcomes that came were prodigious. This. . .was the start of the RFL.


Teams

Team 11th Grade

Josh Morales, David Shonka, and Sam Johnson.


Team 10th Grade

Tucker Jamison, Peter Mierzejewski, and William Bascom.


Team 9th Grade

Thomas Mierzejewski, Chris Breeden, and Elijah Anokye-Gyambr.


Team 7th Grade

Will Rankin, Lawrence Stelow, and Iggy Scherz.

Team A Few Good Men

Chris Harris, Christopher Webb, and Cooper Good.


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Schedule

Week 1:
11th Grade 21 vs. 10th Grade 42
Week 2:
11th Grade 42 vs. 7th Grade 0
10th Grade 49 vs. 9th Grade 35
Week 3:
11th Grade 21 vs. 10th Grade 14
9th Grade 35 vs. 7th Grade 14
Week 4:
11th Grade 63 vs. 9th Grade 21
10th Grade 42 vs. 7th Grade 0
Week 5:
11th Grade 21 vs. 10th Grade 28
9th Grade 30 vs. 7th Grade 28, OT
Week 6:
Western Bowl: 11th Grade 63 vs. 10th Grade 48
Week 7:
11th Grade 42 vs. 7th Grade 7
10th Grade 42 vs. 9th Grade 35
Week 8:
11th Grade 28 vs. 9th Grade 21
10th Grade 42 vs. 7th Grade 0
Semifinal:
1) 10th Grade vs. 4) 7th Grade
Final:
2) 11th Grade vs. 3) 9th Grade

Photos

News

10/23/23 As 2022 MVP Josh Morales punted the ball fifty-yards downfield in frustration, it signaled what could be the end of an era. His team had just lost the first official game of the 2023 Fall RFL season and it hadn't even been close. The day had already started off poorly as the team had missed their normal second period gameday walkthrough that had become a tradition in Morales’s program. And to make matters worse the officials had postponed the game less than 45 minutes to kickoff due to heavy rainfall on the fields. However, the weather cleared up and the game was on. It was a sluggish game to start with a quick three and out for Morales’s 11th Grade squad, which was followed by a quick 10th Grade Touchdown pass to Tucker Jamison. And it only got worse from there, 10th Grade was scoring every drive and the 11th Graders could not punch it in consistently enough to stay in the game. Morales caught multiple touchdowns but also had two drops in the loss, alongside Sam Johnson who had a career high five drops on the day. “The failure to execute cost us the game, we were not prepared and not well disciplined heading into the game, I promise this will not become a habit,” said Morales. This was the first time in program history that the 11th Grade team had lost back to back games, dating back to the RFL championship last fall. Drenched and defeated Morales rallied his team and got to work for the season was just getting started. In Week Two the 7th graders played Morales’s team which was a blowout for the 11th Graders as expected and the team got some momentum under them. In the week leading up to the rematch vs the 10th Graders, Morales and his team drilled constantly and got their offense down pat. The day dawned and Morales and QB David Shonka were ready to take on the 10th Graders once again. The game kicked off and was a slug fest from the start. Neither team could get anything going, finally Shonka connected with Morales to take the lead. Their defense was stout for the next drive but it was not enough to bar 6’3 Tucker Jamison from snatching a TD to tie the game up. Deflated, they got back on offense and answered immediately as David Shonka connected with Morales on a deep bomb to take the lead back. With time running down in the game, 11th Grade dug their feet in and made a play . . . An errant throw by Pete Mierzejewski was intercepted by David Shonka and taken back 50 yards for the score. The game had been put on ice, and a garbage time score by the 10th Graders made the final score 21-14. Team 11th Grade is BACK.12/21/22 As the dust settled on the RFL championship game two things became apparent. Team Rabies had shocked Team Pine Cone on the last play of the game and ultimately stolen the championship. And for Josh Morales and Team Pine Comb it meant the end of a winning streak that had begun in September and lasted until early November. Here are some of the key moments from the 2022 RFL Championship.David Shonka stepped under center with six plays remaining to win the championship as they were down by six points. The pressure was on. Team Pine Cone knew what to do in their final drive and who to go to. A quick incomplete pass led to a 2nd and long for Team Pine Cone, but on the next play, Shonka connected to Morales in the open field, and he took it all the way up to the Rabies 20 yard line. On 3rd down David connected with Morales again but Tucker Jamison tagged Morales at the 2 yard line. 4th and Goal at the two yard line Morales took the QB position and had the game on the line. Taking the snap and rolling to the corner of the end zone nothing was open and as the blitz came from Willy Lamar, things looked doomed for Team Pine Cone. But with the season on the line, Morales lofted a throw off his back foot to David Shonka in the end zone. “I just thought to myself at that moment, screw it, Dave is down there somewhere.” As Shonka came down with it, pandemonium ensued. Morales knocked in the extra point to take the lead for Team Pine Comb. With two plays remaining Tucker Jamison had to make a play. Willy Heineke threw a short pass to Jamison who made the catch about 40 yards out from the Pine Comb end zone. It was now all or nothing time for Team Rabies. 4th down. One play for greatness. Sam Johnson took one of his few snaps at QB for Team Rabies and launched a pass in the direction of Jamison. Two things happened in that moment. One, Morales realized that Jamison had the position to catch the pass, so he pulled Jamison down as the ball went into his hands. Two, The pass bounced off the hands of Jamison and went incomplete. But the pass interference penalty had cost Team Pine Cone more than they realized. Jamison had been short of the end zone, even if Jamison had come down with it, the game would have been over, and Team Pine Cone would have won. The penalty brought Team Rabies down to the five yard line. At the five yard line, Willy Lamar took the snap and looked in the direction of Jamison again, but he was covered, so Willy made a quick decision and swung a dart into the corner of the End zone where Sam Johnson was wide open. Team Rabies had done the unthinkable and upset Team Pine Cone for the RFL championship.“It’s definitely a tough loss to get over, but back to work, we got work to do, Team Pine Cone is a winning Franchise and we just gotta keep working.” -Josh Morales. It was a painful loss for Pine Cone especially after all they have accomplished this year. It was an extremely good season, but some poor defensive mistakes cost them when it came down to it.

Standings

1. Team 10th Grade (6-2)
1. Team 11th Grade (6-2)
3. Team 9th Grade (2-3)
4. Team 7th Grade (0-5)
5. Team A Few Good Men (0-0)

Josh:Week 1: 3 TD receiving.
Week 2: *played 7th Grade (no stats).
Week 3: 2 TD receiving.
Week 4: 5 TD receiving, 1 TD passing.
Week 5: 2 TD passing, 1 TD receiving, 1 INT, 1 defensive INT.
Week 6: 1 TD receiving, 1 TD passing, 1 pic six.
Week 7: *played 7th Grade (no stats).
Week 8: 1 TD receiving, 1 INT.

DavidWeek 1: 3 TD passing, 1 defensive INT.
Week 2: *played 7th Grade (no stats).
Week 3: 3 TD passing.
Week 4: 7 TD passing, 1 TD receiving, 1 INT, 2 defensive INT.
Week 5: 1 TD passing, 2 TD receiving, 2 INT, 2 defensive INT.
Week 6: 3 TD passing, 2 TD receiving, 1 TD rushing, 2 defensive INT.
Week 7: *played 7th Grade (no stats).
Week 8: 3 TD passing, 3 defensive INT.

SamWeek 1: 0 TD.
Week 2: *played 7th Grade (no stats).
Week 3: 1 TD receiving.
Week 4: 2 TD receiving, 1 TD passing.
Week 5: 1 TD receiving.
Week 6: 3 TD receiving, 1 TD passing, 1 TD rushing.
Week 7: *played 7th Grade (no stats).
Week 8: 2 TD receiving.

TuckerWeek 1: 6 TD receiving.
Week 2: 5 TD receiving.
Week 3: 2 TD receiving.
Week 4: *played 7th Grade (no stats).
Week 5: 3 TD receiving, 2 defensive INT.
Week 6: 4 TD receiving.
Week 7: 6 TD receiving.
Week 8: *played 7th Grade (no stats).

PeterWeek 1: 5 TD passing, 1 INT.
Week 2: 5 TD passing.
Week 3: 1 TD passing.
Week 4: *played 7th Grade (no stats).
Week 5: 2 TD passing, 1 TD receiving, 2 INT.
Week 6: 1 TD passing, 3 TD receiving, 2 INT.
Week 7: 6 TD passing, 4 INT.
Week 8: *played 7th Grade (no stats).

WilliamWeek 1: 1 TD passing, 1 INT.
Week 2: 1 TD passing, 1 TD receiving.
Week 3: 1 TD passing.
Week 4: *played 7th Grade (no stats).
Week 5: 2 TD passing, 1 TD receiving, 1 INT.
Week 6: 6 TD passing, 1 INT.
Week 7: 1 INT.
Week 8: *played 7th Grade (no stats).

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