West Orange PAL Pee Wees Lose in Heartbreaker v. Clifton, 21-12

Pee Wees and Monty the Mountaineer. Credits: Andrew Mazurek
Credits: Andrew Mazurek
Credits: Andrew Mazurek

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Mustang Pee Wees headed into their championship game against Clifton on Sunday, with high hopes for a repeat of last year's win, but lost, 21-12, in a tough back-and-forth game.

Running back Makhi Green had 143 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries. Zander Lipsey had tough runs up the middle for 17 yards and completed one pass for 11 yards. Quarterback Sean Brown completed 3 passes for 32 yards. Jayson Raines caught 2 passes for 21 yards and Jordan Quiles caught 2 for 22. Shakhi Carson and Chris Parsons gave outstanding efforts on defense and left it all out there on the field. Pharele Brun, Adam Ashby, Zander Timothy and Dorian Rawls also gave it their all on defense.

The 3rd year players moving up include Ashby, Brown, Carson, Quiles, Parsons, Raines, Syncere Flanagan,  Colton Lehrer, Zander Lipsey, Divine Zaire, Adrian Charles and Aidan Healey. They had a great 3 year run and finish with a 26-3 record including a 17 game win streak and one championship.

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After an undefeated season, the Pee Wee Mustangs loss to Clifton was disappointing but not reflective of an otherwise stellar and successful season that rivaled that of a high school team.  

Coach Andrew Mazurek had high praise for his team and proudly listed the team roster:



#           THIRD YEAR PLAYERS               AGE

5             SEAN BROWN                           10

7             SHAKHI CARSON                     10

11           COLTON LEHRER                   10

15           ZANDER LIPSEY                      10

23           DIVINE ZAIRE                            10

32           ADAM ASHBY                             10

40           JORDAN QUILES                      10

50           ADRIAN CHARLES                   10

54           CHRIS PARSONS                     10

75           SYNCERE FLANAGAN             10          

80           JAYSON RAINES                       10          

88           AIDAN HEALEY                          10

52           ZANDER TIMOTHY                    9 (not moving up)


#           OTHER PLAYERS MOVING UP               

9             AUSTIN COWLEY                      10          

10           PHARELE BRUN                       10          

22           TAJIR BROWN                           10          

24           DORIAN RAWLS                        10

33           GILBERTO ROBINSON            10

42           JASON SCAVALLA                     10

44           HUNTER BONAPARTE             10

56           ANTHONY BROWN                    10

63           TOMMY MINICHILLO                  10          

64           BOWEN WRIGHT                       10

70           MILES MORGAN                         10

92           ANTHONY CHAPMAN                10          

95           JAHSIL ASHE                              10

RETURNING PLAYERS                                AGE

6             MAKHI GREEN                               9

12           SYHAN WEBB                                9

19           ANDREW MERKLINGER             7

20           AIDAN CARTER                             9

21           JARED MASSAY                             9

28           SURPREME ZAIRE                       8

34           JORDAN REYNOSO                     9

43           MARCUS GREEN                          9

55           BRANDON ALI-RAMPROOP       8

61           MARCO DAVINO                            8

66           GAVIN REMBERT                          9

98           JAMES FLOWERS                         8            

99           SEAN TANDY                                 9

West Orange PAL has served the youth of West Orange for over 50 years.  They have worked with the West Orange Department of Recreation and West Orange High School in an effort to develop a feeder program that will continue to build the football program at the high school level.



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