HOBOKEN, NJ -- In a battle to get to the championship, the Flutie Boys took on the defending champs, 10th & Willow Wolverines. The game wasn't quite the thriller you were hoping to see, but both teams seemed evenly matched and came ready for a fight.
10th & Willow played a smothering defense from the start, making it difficult for Flutie Boys quarterback, Tait Pirkle, to get anything on offense. Flutie Boys were frustrated early at what they felt like were a lack of calls.
The Wolverines made it on the board first with quarterback, Isai Carrillo’s touchdown pass to Andrew Solomon, plus the conversion. Solomon also had 2 sacks in the half. Not soon after, they found some company as Adam Rudin got the touchdown for The Flutie Boys, but they did not convert. Halftime score was 7-6 with 10th & Willow ahead.
The second half was a struggle for both teams on offense. Each side’s defense was so good it was hard for the quarterbacks to get an open look. The score remained 7-6 throughout most of the half and Flutie Boys needed to make a big play as they were still down with 2 minutes to go. However, it’s hard to get passed a Wolverine. 10th & Willow got the stop they needed, and Brett Carlton sealed the game was a touchdown in the final seconds, sending his team back to the championship. Tait Pirkle completed 18 of 28 attempts and Isai Carrillo completed 18 of 30 attempts. Final score was 14-6.