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Fall 2007 - Game 1

The Village Idiots lose their 'A' Division Debut 13-6!

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With the sun beating down on the V.I. sideline, the temperature was already approaching 80 degrees at the 9am gametime, and with only 10 Idiots showing up for the season opener at Mitchell Field, fatigue was a major concern. However, the core of this growing Village Idiots team is used to fighting uphill, and they stood strong against an experienced opponent.

The Independent Rollers were the foe in this game, and they jumped out to an early lead when the V.I. fell victim to some wet grass, and the Rollers sent a pass deep behind the fallen defender and connected on the extra point for a quick 7-0 lead. Brian Stanley tooked the field in rebuttal and, after connecting with Dan Knipscher on a key fourth down early in the drive, he led the Idiots into the Red Zone but the offense stalled there and both teams went scoreless for the rest of the first half.

After getting some much needed rest during the halftime break, both defenses held on the first two drives of the second half. The Idiots then came out and marched from 20 to 20 again, with Stanley hitting Oscar Alcantara and Danny Ryan with key completions along the way. Unfortunately, as the gameclock approached the two minute warning, Stanley's 4th down toss fell out of the hands of Knipscher in the corner of the end-zone and the ball was turned over on downs. Although the game was essentially over, each team would fire up their offenses and score in the last two minutes with Tom Weber catching a Stanley bullet to prevent the shutout.

Although the season did not get off to the desired start, the Village Idiots enjoyed a nice Sunday afternoon at their sponsor, Charlie Meaney's in Valley Stream. Thanks to Karen and Scott behind the bar for helping us kickoff the 2007 Fall season! Can't wait to get back to the action next Sunday...

The Idiots will be back in action next Sunday at Mitchell Field at 9am

The V.I. are joined this season by members of Green Bay Home Improvement! Check the Roster!


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