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ACC Completes Summer Competition with 7 on 7 in Pontiac

Posted Saturday, July 24, 2010 by Brian Casey
For the second consecutive weekend, Aurora Central Catholic took to the field for their final 7 on 7 competitions of the 2010 summer season. Despite the weather, and the heavy rains, the Chargers traveled south down I-55 to Pontiac High School for the 21st Annual Pontiac 7 on 7.

With over 25 teams represented, the Chargers dodged rain drops early, then beat the heat as the day progressed. ACC opened the day against Prairie Central, a team coming off a playoff berth in Class 4A in 2009. After trading points early, the Chargers took control with a interception return by sophomore Luke Dickerson. The interception was the second for the Chargers in the game, and helped ACC to a 25-17 (7 on 7 scoring) win.

In game two, the Chargers offense came to life, against Clifton Central (8-3 in 2009 - Class 3A), scoring plays of 30 yards or more on 5 of their first 10 plays. Seniors Kendel Reed, Mike Reuland, Kent Brauweiler, and Luis Hizo all contributed "big plays" in a offense outburst. In the second offensive series, the Chargers again struck for big plays, as seniors Zach Tobin, Joe Reuland, and Brauweiler all snagged "touchdown" passes from senior Stewart deWaard. Overall the Chargers defense held the Rockets to only 14 offensive points, winning the contest 40-15. 

Following match-ups with Chicago DuSable, and defending 4A State Champion Metamora, ACC finished the day defeating Bloom Township 22-20 to end the afternoon. Mike Reuland contributed with an interception returned for a touchdown. The offense was again paced by Reed and Tobin, who each contributed 2 plays over 30 yards. 

The Pontiac 7 on 7, was a unique day in a sense that it also featured a Freshman/Sophomore competition as well. The Chargers were able to put some younger kids into some "game-like" situations for the first time this summer, giving them a great leg up as we go forward. The sophomore games were not scored, however, some great plays were turned in on both sides of the football all afternoon. 

"I think we had a great experience this summer at our 7 on 7's," Head Coach Brian Casey said. "Our kids really developed over the last few weeks, we have looked a lot more crisp, we are running better routes, catching the football better, playing better defense. The bottom line is we are competing! And we are starting to realize that we can play with anyone, and that is a huge step forward. We're moving in the right direction!"

The Chargers wrap up their summer camp this week at ACC on Thursday. They will then take 11 days off, before kicking off "Two-A-Days" at Midnight Madness on Wednesday, August 11th at 12:01 a.m. at Bob Stewart Field. 

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