Troy stuffs Ozark to win Pee-Wee Super Bowl, 6-0Published 10:31pm Monday, October 28, 2013
But this past weekend, the Troy Pee-Wee Trojans used a stingy, and opportunistic, defense to capture the Super Bowl championship with a 6-0 win over Ozark.
The lone points of the ball game came midway through the third quarter when Troy’s Dontavious Adair recovered a fumble in the end zone.
Troy had failed on fourth-and-goal from the three-yard line on the play before.
Troy head coach Chad Copeland said the win was a total team effort.
“The offense wasn’t able to put the ball in the end zone, but they did run a lot of clock,” Copeland said. “Defense is a easier at this age, because you can pin your ears back and go. We went on an all-out blitz, and got what we wanted.”
Ozark mounted a late drive in the fourth quarter, but once again the stingy Trojan defense came up with a big stop on fourth down to seal the sweet Super Bowl win.
Troy’s win avenged a early-season 14-6 loss to Ozark. Copeland said the championship game was similar in quite a few ways to the first game the two teams played.
“It was almost the same game, in a way,” Copeland said. “It was a defensive game the last time we played. The first Ozark game was the only game this season in which we lost the fourth quarter. We used that as motivation the rest of the year, and it paid off today.”
Troy finished the season with a 6-1 record, and outscored its opponents 139-45 during the season. The team averaged 19.8 points per game, and only gave up 6.4 on average.
“This team played extremely hard and always did what we asked them to,” Copeland said. “The improvement from the first practice to today is just incredible. They put in the hard work, and have something they can remember for a long, long time. I am just lucky to be apart of it.”