2011 Game RecapsJanuary 15-16, 2011

Arbutus (MD) Big Red16Lowell (MA) Nor’easter  6

The 5th Annual PALM BOWL featured two teams who are perennial powerhouses in their respective leagues. The Arbutus Bid Red had the first possession and was held by the Lowell Nor’easters to 3 plays and out. However, Lowell fumbled the punt, with Arbutus recovering at the Nor’easter 26-yard line. Three plays later, Ryan McGowan kicked a 38-yard field goal.

With 1:10 left in the first quarter, Arbutus DB Mario Epps, intercepted a pass and returned it to the Lowell 45-yard line. On the next play RB Michael Corbett, Jr. ran 45-yards for a touchdown. McGowan made the P.A.T. Score was Arbutus 10 and Lowell 0.

To start the second half with only 2:45 off the clock Corbett, Jr. fielded a punt and went 70 yards for a touchdown. The P.A.T. failed. In the fourth quarter, Lowell QB Raul Brown threw a 39 yard touchdown pass to WR Mark Roberts. Final score was Arbutus 16 and Lowell 6

Michael Corbett, Jr.RBArbutus Big RedChris DegreeQB/WRLowell Nor’easter
Ryan McGowanDT/KArbutus Big Red Mark RobertsWRLowell Nor’easter
Nino SyliaLBArbutus Big Red

Treasure Coast (FL) Bobcats48     Virginia Spartans    30

The 6th Annual ORANGE BLOSSOM BOWL was an offensive show by both teams. The total of 78 points was the most ever scored during the National Bowl Weekend games.

In the first quarter, Treasure Coast Bobcats WR Harold Davis caught two touchdown passes. In the second quarter, the Bobcats scored 3 more times, one of them with Davis catching another Touchdown pass. During the second quarter the Virginia Spartans’ QB Darryl Overton also threw two touchdown passes. Half time score was Bobcats 34 and Spartans 12.

The second half had two touchdowns by Treasure Coast and three by Virginia. Overton threw two touchdown passes and rushed for one. Treasure Coast DB Roger Frazier intercepted a pass in the end zone and went 100 yards for a touchdown. Final score was Bobcats 48 and Spartans 30


Harold DavisWRTreasure Coast Bobcats Roger FrazierDBTreasure Coast Bobcats
Lasaun DavisQBTreasure Coast BobcatsDarryl OvertonQBVirginia Spartans

NY Predators    20NJ Buccaneers      0

The 5th Annual NORTH AMERICAN BOWL was also the 22nd Annual United States Football Association National Championship.

The first half featured two very physical teams with only one field goal scored. With 5:29 left in the second quarter, Geoff Wolyliec kicked a 45-yarder. Score was Predators 3 and Buccaneers 0.

The first score of the second half came with 9:07 left in the 3rd quarter. Daquan Williams scored on a 1-yard run. The Predators then had a six play 48-yard drive that was highlighted with a 40-yard pass completion from QB Kasey Nunez to WR Harrison Tindall.

With 2:53 left in the 3rd quarter, Wolyliec kicked a 46-yard field goal. With 15 seconds left in the 3rd quarter, Constance Richardson recovered a fumble and went 30 yards for a touchdown and the final score of the game. Final score was NY Predators   20    NJ Buccaneers   0

Geoff Wolyliec.   KNY PredatorsDamian McCaigMLBNY Predators
Harrison Tindall WRNY PredatorsWendell BatesDL/OLNJ Buccaneers

Orlando (FL) Rage51Burlington (WI) Blue Devils 13

The 6th Annual FLORIDA BOWL featured a high powered Orlando Rage offense who won the game 51 to 13. The Rage showed why they were the number 1 ranked team from the Winter/Spring NFE Power Rankings.

The Rage scored twice by running plays, twice by long passes, once on a punt return and also a field goal as time elapsed in the first half.

They started the second half with an 83 yard kick off return. Burlington also had an 87 yard kick off return in the first quarter. The Blue Devils never gave up and scored again in the 4th quarter. Final score was Orlando (FL) Rage   51    Burlington (WI) Blue Devils   13

Dan TurcotteDLOrlando RageJarrell KelleyKROrlando Rage
Alvin HudsonLBOrlando RageJohn PorterDLOrlando Rage
Kevin BarrettWRBurlington Blue Devils

DC Explosion40Plattsburgh (NY) North Stars    8

The DC Explosion won their 4th USA Bowl by featuring a balanced offensive attack. RB Darnell Dorsey had the first score with just 4 ½ minutes elapsed with an 8-yard run. With just 3 ½ minutes gone in the second quarter, QB Mitch Bullock complete a 92-yard touchdown pass play with RB Larry Graham. To finish the first half the North Stars tackled Larry Graham in the end zone for a safety. Half time score was DC Explosion 16 and Plattsburgh North Stars 2.

In the second half Graham ran 7 yards for a touchdown and Bullock had an 8-yard touchdown pass to WR Keith Nesbitt. DB, Edward Garnes, also had an 88-yard interception return for a touch down. The North Stars had the final score of the game with a 4 yard touchdown pass from QB Ken Stay to TE, Chris Fish. Final score was DC Explosion   40    Plattsburgh (NY) North Stars   8

Larry Graham RBDC ExplosionMitch BullockQBDC Explosion
Samal CrawfordOLDC ExplosionDominique WilliamsDLDC Explosion
Tom GallupOLPlattsburgh North Stars Chris FishTE/KPlattsburgh North Stars