Battle at The Big House
Sound Mind Sound Body delivered another one-of-a-kind youth football experience for players and their families on Sunday, April 22, at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor. SMSB hosted the first ever “Battle at The Big House,” which consisted of three youth All-Star Games played on the home field of the Michigan Wolverines.
The day kicked off with the 12-U All-Star Game, and concluded with the 10-U All-Star Game. Smackdab in the middle of those two contests was the 14-U All-Star Game.
And the fellas sure came to play. They were split up into Team East (wearing white uniforms) and Team West (wearing black uniforms). In totality, the games featured 78 points, three overtime sessions and tons of excitement for all those involved.
12-U All-Star Game
Final score: Team West 21, Team East 14 (2 OT)
Team East got on the scoreboard first via a 40-yard TD run from Javen Sewell.
Class of 2023 QB Dante Moore of the Detroit Spartans little league football team was tough to bring down all game long for Team East.
Class of 2022 RB Rashawn Mersier tied it up for Team West with a long rushing TD.
Moore and Mersier hook up for game-winning TD throw + catch in double OT.
(From left to right) William Spikes, the 12-U defensive MVP, and Rashawn Mercier, the 12-U offensive MVP, were two of the standout performers from the 12-U All-Star Game.
14-U All-Star Game
Final score: Team East 15, Team West 7 (OT)
Team East punched it in first via a rushing TD from class of 2022 RB Ja’Qwan Rawls.
Class of 2022 RB Dillon Tatum from Team West tied up the contest at seven with a huge burst of speed to the outside and TD run.
Leeshaun Mumpfield came up with a big interception for Team East to help preserve the 7-7 tie going into overtime.
Anton Davis hauled in a magnificent TD catch for Team East in OT, which ended up being the game-winning score. Team East went for two to make it 15-7.
Team East held on for 15-7 victory, after deflecting pass from Team West near back of end zone on final play.
(From left to right) Tatum, the 14-U offensive MVP, and Mumpfield, the 14-U defensive MVP, were two of the standout performers from the 14-U All-Star Game.
10-U All-Star Game
Final score: Team East 21, Team West 0
10-U All-Star Dakota Guerrant picked off pass for Team East, which led to long rushing TD by Alex Graham for first score of game. Guerrant intercepted two total passes, and also had two pass breakups to go along with five tackles. Meanwhile, Graham finished with 200 yards.
Team East’s Rashad Jones made it 14-0 with a rushing TD. Jones also had 9 tackles.
Graham recovered fumble, and then returned it to the house for final score of game. Graham finished with seven tackles.
(From left to right) Graham, the 10-U offensive MVP, and DT William Beal, the 10-U defensive MVP, were two of the standout performers in the 10-U All-Star Game.