Muskego Hitmen NewsCarter gets his wish
posted by: Jeff Ernst on Mon Jul 26 2010
How Sweet It Is
None A lot of expectations where set at the beginning the 2010 Hitmen season. First and foremost win the Ironbowl, that's still yet to be seen. Another was to beat the newcomer Junk Yard Dogs, DONE! The next on the agenda was to defeat our rival, The Milwaukee Venom. After the 2009 season, our head coach Jason Blawat retired. Opening the door for a new regime. Carter Robins came aboard. In the early years of the Hitmen The Venom were not what you would call a formidable opponent. The Hitmen pretty much dominated them. Then Jimmy brought Carter aboard. When that happened Hitmen vs. Venom games were nothing less than a battle. And for the years to follow it has been a blood bath. Carter had our Number. So when we were able to secure Carter as the next head coach of the Hitmen I breathed a sigh of relief. Since Carter and I first met last year, we have been laying the ground work for the upcoming season. We knew with Blawat gone, all eyes would be on us to see if we could keep the legacy going. So far, so good. We have started the season out 4-3, not bad. But in weed #9 The Venom where on the list. Could the mighty Hitmen redeem their pre-season loss against the spiders, and improve their seeding in the 2010 playoffs? Before the game even started the drama was high. Milwaukee was hit with the biggest rain storm in years. Some places got 7" of rain in less than 2 hours. The Sports Complex (were our game was to be played) was under water. The battle would have to be postponed until Sunday. Because of this both teams would be missing some players. As far as the Hitmen go among our missing players would be our starting all star running back Jo Jo Moore, and our starting Quarterback Andy Janatis. Janatis was going to try to make it by half time. We needed guys to step up. Darrel Ellison did just that at running back. He only rushed for 21 yards and caught 2 passes. But that wasn't what was huge. With the Venom's' all out blitzing defense Darrell hung in there and along with our offensive line held the Venom's' tenacious defense off. Another player that stepped up was Markese McDowell. A wide receiver with a quarterback arm. Markese stepped in and went 4/4 for 117 yards and a 50 yard touchdown pass to Carmelo Valezquez. Keese also added 70 yard rushing to the offense. We could not have asked for more out of him. He rose high above anyone's expectations. At half the score was 7-6 in favor of the Venom. But 7 points is all the Venom would get. The Hitmen D was tenacious that night. Just about everyone that stepped on the field for the Hitmen Defense contributed. Leading the way was Hitmen captain Trevor Hunt with 6 solo tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery. Trevor also had some huge snot knocking de-cleaters. Brandon Blawat also added and interception with a ten yard return. At the end of the day, the Hitmen would be victorious, outscoring the Venom 20-7. Carter and the Hitmen got their wish. Not only did we beat our conference rival and take out Carters old team, but we came one step closer to the #2 seed in the playoffs. If the Hitmen win out we will be 7-3. If the JYD's loose one game they will also be 7-3. And since we beat the Dogs we would have the tie breaker putting us in the #2 position in the National Conference playoffs.
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