All three phases of the squad contributed to a well-earned victory with an aggressive defense and dangerous special teams feeding a potent offense that scored seven touchdowns on the day.
Great Britain running back Bolaji Adewale scored a hat-trick of touchdowns, including a couple of stunning efforts worthy of the Madden game. Providing explosive support on the ground throughout the afternoon was Jaden Phillips.
Adewale’s GB teammate, quarterback George Reynolds, threw four touchdown passes, one two-point conversion and ran in a pair of two-point attempts, while operating behind a rock-solid offensive line that kept him clean all day.
Callum O’Neil got on the end of two touchdown passes, caught a two-pointer and also delivered one of the blocks of the day. Tom Walters and Julius Sireikis also found the end zone on receiving touchdowns. Julius also provided consistently good field position with dangerous returns in an impressive American football debut.
Spearheaded by the constant pressure provided up front by the likes of Sean Lewis, Timi Adewale, Dimitri Madden and Jess Ferguson, the Exiles defense came up with three vital turnovers as Yeni Fadiya and Malachi Slue Williams pounced for interceptions while Tyrese Peters-Tovey showed great hustle to recover a fumble.
There were also plenty of big hits to admire from the Exiles on both sides of the ball with Joe Rowe, Michael Krawczak and Sedier Alkiar showing tremendous physicality.
After scoring more points than any other team in the nation over the weekend, the Exiles Juniors stay on the road this coming weekend as they take on the Cambridgeshire Cats on Sunday May 5. Kickoff is at 12 noon.