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LB Brian Rolle (official thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by LordJeffBuck, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

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    Rolle shows why he's one of the best

    By Jason A. Dixon (Contact)
    Tuesday, September 26, 2006
    IMMOKALEE ? The question is dead now to Immokalee football coach John Weber.

    How good is senior Brian Rolle? The sight of Rolle rushing for 161 yards and three touchdowns, forcing two fumbles and making 11 tackles in the Indians' 54-14 win over Barron Collier last Thursday left no doubt in Weber's mind.
    "If there's five better players in this state I don't want to play against them, because he plays with such high intensity and he's so motivated about the game," he said.
    In a season that has seen Immokalee sweep through its first five opponents with relative ease, Rolle, a 5-foot-11, 216-pound running back/linebacker, was silently motivated early on by what he perceived as a bit of a slight.
    "I label myself as one of the premier guys, overall in the area," he said. "The first couple of weeks I didn't get Prep of the Week, I was kind of like 'Maybe it's somebody else's time to shine.'"
    Plenty of players have shown their abilities this season, but few have made the type of impact on both sides of ball that Rolle has for the Indians.
    He leads the team with 61 tackles and is second behind Carl Elie with 537 rushing yards.

    Rolle

    Since helping lead Immokalee to a Class 2A state championship as a sophomore in 2004, Rolle has been putting up those kind of numbers and he came into the season hoping to eclipse 100 tackles and 1,000 yards rushing.
    Weber said the fact that top Division I football programs like Florida, Ohio State and Nebraska are willing to recruit Rolle as an outside linebacker, despite the size, speaks to the type of player he is.
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    Indians steam roll their opponents
    By Jerri Lynn Merritt
    [​IMG] The Immokalee Indians are on a roll. Immokalee Bulletin/Jerri Lynn Merritt
    The Immokalee Indians continue to steam-roll their opponents. This past Friday night they took the ball and dominated cross county rival Lely High School. Immokalee has won its first six games by a combined score of 221 to 29. The Indians dominated Lely in the 37-6 win on Friday only allowing 6 points in the fourth when the second string had the opportunity to take the field. The Immokalee High School football team is ranked No. 11 in the National Football Poll, according to MaxPreps.com.

    The Indians quickly set the tone for the night when Ramces Rouzard hit Aaron Henry with 72-yard pass play for a touchdown. The extra point attempt was no good but Markease Williams quickly redeemed himself with a 26-yard field goal on Immokalee?s next possession.

    Immokalee?s next possession came just a short time later when Immokalee?s Gladimir Casime intercepted a Trojan pass. Carl Elie was the man as he zoomed down the field for the touchdown. Immokalee faked an extra-point kick for a two-point conversion on a pass play from holder Jesse DeLarosa to Richardson Alusma bringing the score to17-0.

    The second quarter was just as rough for the visiting Trojans as they just could not gain any ground against the strong Immokalee defense and the offense just kept driving the score up, up, up. Immokalee?s Brian Rolle flipped over the Trojan defense for the Indian touchdown and made the gap 24-0 then it was Eric Contreras who brought in a 16-yard pass from Rouzard with just 2:23 left in the game to cap the half time score at 30-0.

    After the half time Lely pushed hard and made it to the Immokalee 20-yard line but the attempted pass was foiled when David Lamour turned the pass into an Immokalee interception, that ended with a Brian Rolle 9-yard touchdown. After Brian scored again and the extra-point kick by Williams was good the score was 37-0 and the mercy rule took effect just 3:24 into the third quarter. The game was played under a running clock until the end of the game.

    The Trojan?s only score came against Immokalee?s second string of young Immokalee players when they took advantage of a quarterback fumble and ran it in for a 20-yard TD.

    Ereck Plancher couldn?t get anything going during the Immokalee game. He is one of Southwest Florida?s best backs and he was held to just 43 yards on eight carries. He met the Rolle brothers first hand and if Brandon wasn?t taking him down then Brian was.

    Trojans? quarterback Rolf Bathold finished 8-of-16 for just 80 yards and four interceptions. He also felt the sting of the Immokalee defense as Brandon Rolle and Richardson Alusma took him out.

    Brian Rolle said, ?We did excellent! We played a heck of a game! I just keep the train going that?s what I do.?

    For Immokalee Carl Elie had 19 carries for 158 yards and one touchdown, Richardson Alusma, Johnny Dor, Hendrickson Armand each had 8 strong tackles, Brian Rolle had 6 and 2 touchdowns. ?This was another great effort by our club. They played a great game and we are very proud of their accomplishments. We worked to get our team up this week because it was a big game for us a ?District Game? and we are going to win District no matter what the state says.?


    After the post-game prayer at center field led by Lely, the Immokalee players started yelling, ?Beat Naples, beat Naples? in hopes of fueling the flame to help Lely win.

    Immokalee will host yet another Collier County rival when the Indians play the Gulf Coast Sharks. As for that game and the ensuing games Coach Weber said, ?The train is going to roll,? said Weber, referring to an Indians? win. ?You can put that in the paper. I don?t care. The train is going to roll.?
  3. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

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    Senior fullback Brian Rolle found paydirt twice (23,2) and 66 yards rushing. Rolle stood on the sidelines in the second half.
  4. wadc45

    wadc45 #GiveItToMeAgain Staff Member

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    10/16/06

    By BK...Brian is visiting Wisconsin on 10/27 and OSU on 11/18 and maybe WVU on 12/8. OSU is recruiting him the hardest.
  5. stxbuck

    stxbuck Woody wore Sambas

    Rolle is a very common name-Caribbean in origin-in S. Florida. I love short guys who are fast and play at 180 MPH every play.
  6. OsUPhAn

    OsUPhAn Live while I'm young!

    If Rolle is coming on an official visit for the scUM game, is it safe to say that his offer is official? I did not think you could schedule visits w/o an official offer.
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    Indians defeat Titans 18-6
    By Jerri Lynn Merritt


    It wasn?t a pretty game - in fact at times it was just plain out ugly. There were off-sides, face-mask holding, un-sporstman like conduct ? you name it and the referees called it.

    The fans, the players could see it and most importantly the coaches felt the game was not called fairly. Eric Contreras probably still feels the blow he got when a Golden Gate player grabbed his face mask and slung him into the air and into his team on the sidelines. But, true to form the Immokalee Indians kept their wits and their cool to pull off another win bringing their standings to 8-0. Although as Coach Weber said, ?This was our closest game all year and I am extremely proud of our players and coaches. They did a tremendous job tonight.?

    It was an all out in your face, smash mouth football game through and through as each team tried to get into the end zone. The score was 0-0 after the first quarter as the defense on both sides shut down their opponent. The second quarter was more of the same until Brian Rolle exploded into the end zone for the first touchdown of the night. That lone score would carry the Indians into the half and through the third before he would score two more times during the final quarter.

    ?It was all me!, he joked before getting serious and saying, ?This was one of the hardest fought games we have played. They were tough but our defense held them until the end.? Brian was 12-for-54 in rushing bringing his rushing yards up to 695. The Immokalee defense held the once dominate Titans to just 90 yards of total offense and sacked senior quarterback Joey Woods seven times for a combined loss of 29 yards. The Indians? resolve to not lose a single game was quite clear as hit after hit they held the Titans back from scoring. Hendrickson Armand, Johnny Dor, Gladimir Casime all did outstanding jobs.

    On the receiving end of the ball, Aaron Henry was 2-86, Brian Rolle 3-31, Eric Contreras 2-12, Markease Williams 2-57 and Brandon Rolle 1-12. Indians? tailback Carl Elie had only 35 yards in the first half but finished with 120 yards on 20 carries. Immokalee quarterback senior Ramces Rouzard had the best stats of the game as he completed 9 of 16 for 165 yards. The first half of the game was his crowning glory as he completed 7-of-9 passes for 150 yards. After an injury took him out of the game, junior quarterback Jesse Delarosa came in and was 1 of 1-31. Ramces said, ?I was cramping up but I will be better for our game against Palmetto Ridge. They were tough but we came out with a win.?

    Immokalee?s man with the golden feet, Aaron Henry, commented after the game, ?I was not surprised that they would not kick the ball, after all Coach Weber said last week that anyone who kicked with me in the back was crazy. They must have gotten the word out and every kick was a short one.? When Aaron did get his hands on the ball the Titans swarmed him like a bunch of bees to slow him down and knock him out of bounds or tackle him to the ground.

    In the second half Coach Weber said the team showed a lot of character and also acknowledged that the 15-yard penalty, which led to the Titans score just 14 seconds before the timer ran out, was his fault as it was assessed because he complained to the referee about a call.

    Immokalee will travel to Palmetto Ridge this Friday where they plan to seal the District win even if they won?t get an official trophy or recognition from the state. The Bears are 5-2 and have won their last two games but lost to county rival Naples 13-31 just one week after Immokalee shut Naples down 28-0. The Indian Pride will be alive and the Immokalee Indians will hold their heads high as they continue on with their perfect season.
  8. wadc45

    wadc45 #GiveItToMeAgain Staff Member

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    10/26

    By BK...Rolle is visiting Wisconsin this weekend. He will visit OSU on 11/18. He may visit WVU on 12/8 and possibly LSU, Nebraska or UNLV.
  9. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

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    Brian will visit Wisconsin this weekend.
  10. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

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    10/29

    Brian loved his visit to Wisconsin but is looking forward to visiting tOSU on 11/18. He called Coach Beckman before leaving for Madison.
  11. OSUnumber45

    OSUnumber45 Newbie

    Sounds like he really likes the Buckeyes.
  12. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

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    11/5

    Brian is visiting Columbus for the Michigan game.
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    Indians are a perfect 10

    By Jason A. Dixon (Contact)
    Saturday, November 4, 2006
    IMMOKALEE ? It took Immokalee 480 minutes of football, 40 quarters and 10 games to get here. It was exhausting and exhilarating and occasionally excruciating, especially before the season even began.
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    ?I did not want to be there,? Immokalee quarterback Ramces Rouzard of the first day of practice. ?The atmosphere felt wrong.?
    So much for that feeling. The Indians completed an epic season of triumph Friday night at Gary Bates Stadium, demolishing Plantation-American Heritage, 43-0.
    Immokalee, which was banned from the playoffs by the Florida High School Athletic Association during the summer, finishes the season at 10-0, the program?s second undefeated record in school history. The ban stemmed from using backup kicker Blandel Jean, a 30-year-old who played on the soccer team, in a handful of games last year.
    The Indians finished with a perfect regular season record in 2000, but lost in the playoffs.
    Immokalee running backs Brian Rolle and Carl Elie illuminated the path toward victory, combining for 231 rushing yards and five touchdowns in the rout. Rolle also led a dominant defense that pitched its sixth shutout of the season ? a school record ? and only allowed 36 points, also a school record.
    ?It?s a tremendous feeling,? said head coach John Weber, who earned the 200th victory of his career Friday night. ?To get this win was tremendously gratifying for this community, this school and this football team. To do what they did under the circumstances, I mean, it?s amazing. It truly is.?
    From the moment the Indians arrived on to the football field dressed in all red football jerseys, it felt like a day of destiny. The Immokalee faithful showed up in droves, for this was not only homecoming night, but a chance to see history in the making. It was terribly easy early on for the Indians, who scored on all six of their first half possessions to take a 37-0 lead into the locker room.
    Immokalee?s defense held the Patriots to one yard on the first series of the game. Then, the Indians were off to the races, as Rolle opened things up with a 37-yard touchdown run on Immokalee?s first play from scrimmage. Elie added three more touchdowns and rushed for 57 yards during the first 24 minutes
    While American Heritage racked up yards, most of which came on the ground, the Indians stiffened every time. Running back Tyler Atwood had 59 rushing yards, but the Patriots turned the ball over three times in the first half - one of which came inside the red zone.
    That would prove to be the best opportunity for American Heritage to gain some momentum. Immokalee?s defense also stopped American Heritage on three fourth down plays. Patriots quarterback Nick Hicks completed 3-of-5 passes for 32 yards and one interception in the first half. Rouzard threw for 62 yards on 2-of-5 passes.
    In the second half, American Heritage added some suspense after Jarrett Reardon intercepted a pass by Rouzard during the third quarter. Later in the quarter, the Patriots recovered a muffed punt by Aaron Henry but Immokalee?s Johnny Dor intercepted Hicks inside the 20-yard line to keep the shutout intact. Dor also had a fumble recovery in the first half.
    Henry, who had 39 yards rushing on only two carries and locked up on the Patriots? receivers for the entire night, said the Indians were determined to keep a potent American Heritage offense scoreless.


    ?We?ve been talking about that shutout all week, man, all week? Henry said. ?As a defense, we have so much chemistry. Like, if somebody makes a mistake on offense, turn the ball over, the defense is going to pick up the slack. If the defense is slacking, the offense is going to pick up the slack.?
    And that?s been the story of the 2006 Immokalee football team: A band of brothers, who found comfort and strength in one another, in a community, in the pursuit of one common goal.
    As time expired in the fourth quarter, players and coaches and fans lifted their arms in joyous celebration, confirming their redemption and a journey complete.
    ?I?m not a very emotional guy,? Rolle explained, ?but, man ... I just thank God for this day.?
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    Rolle named district MVP, Weber top coach

    By Daily News Staff
    Friday, November 3, 2006
    Immokalee High School senior linebacker Brian Rolle was named District MVP and head coach John Weber was the All-Star coach nominee in voting for the Florida Athletic Coaches Association All-District 16 football team released Friday.
    The Indians, who were unbeaten going into their season finale Friday night, also placed senior defensive back Aaron Henry and junior defensive lineman Victor Ledezma on the first team.
    Rolle and Henry are both listed in Rivals.com?s Top 100 prospects in the state of Florida. Ledezma was one of two juniors on the first team. The other two Collier County players in the Rivals.com Top 100 - Barron Collier?s Matt Clements, who has committed to South Carolina, and Greg Williams - did not make the first team.
    Naples and Lely joined the Indians with three players each on the first team.
    Senior running back Jevon Pugh, senior guard Brad Ode, and senior free safety Junior Petit-Jean made the team for the Golden Eagles. Representing Lely were: senior wide receiver Ely Ducatel, senior defensive lineman Kenson Dera, and senior strong safety Sam Baptiste.
    North Fort Myers and Cypress Lake led the first team with four selections apiece.
    Making it for the Red Knights were: senior running back Noel Devine, one of the top recruits in the country, senior kicker Nathan O?Jibway, senior linebacker Nick Mayant, and senior cornerback Quenton Washington.
    Cypress Lake players selected were: senior center Alex Huffman, senior guard Adam Hofstetter, senior utility player Tyson Butler, and senior defensive lineman Matt Reyes.
    Fort Myers High coach Sammy Sirianni is the district football chairman. ?
    FACA All-District 16
    First Team
    Offense
    QB - Joey Woods, sr., Golden Gate; RB - Noel Devine, sr., North Fort Myers; FB - Jevon Pugh, sr., Naples; WR - Ely Ducatel, sr., Lely; WR - Ervin Kent, sr., Cape Coral; TE - Matt Williams, sr., Riverdale; C - Alex Huffman, sr., Cypress Lake; G - Adam Hofstetter, sr., Cypress Lake; G - Brad Ode, sr., Naples; T - Jeremiah Askew, sr., Clewiston; T - Josh Nicholson, sr., Lehigh; U - Tyson Butler, sr., Cypress Lake; K - Nathan O?Jibway, sr., North Fort Myers ?
    Defense
    DL - Victor Ledezma, jr., Immokalee; DL - Kenson Dera, sr., Lely; DL - Matt Reyes, sr., Cypress Lake; DL - Johnny Jones, sr., Clewiston; LB - Brian Rolle, sr., Immokalee; LB - Nick Mayant, sr., North Fort Myers; LB - Kevin Hill, sr., Fort Myers; CB - Quenton Washington, sr., North Fort Myers; CB - Aaron Henry, sr., Immokalee; SS - Sam Baptiste, sr., Lely; FS - Junior Petit-Jean, sr., Naples; P - Butch Moore, jr., Bishop Verot ?
    District MVP - Brian Rolle, Immokalee; All-Star coach nominee - John Weber, Immokalee ?
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    The imperfect ending

    The Immokalee Indians ended the regular season with a 10-0 record, but that is as far as they will go due to FHSAA sanctions
    By Tom Hanson (Contact)
    Sunday, November 5, 2006
    IMMOKALEE ? The hip-hop sounds of Fat Joe and Lil' Wayne pumped through a pair of mini speakers in the tight Immokalee locker room following Wednesday night's practice. Indians captain Brian Rolle, standing center stage in the middle of the room, busted out the chorus. And his teammates followed on cue.
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    Grab an umbrella. I make it rain. I make it rain.
    Indians offensive lineman Renold Duperard flickered the lights on and off. The Immokalee football players bounced up and down to the beat. They bobbed their heads in time. They waved their hands in the air. They sang in tune.
    I make it rain on them.
    I make it rain. I make it rain.
    No one should be surprised by the impromptu performance. The 2006 Immokalee Indians did make it rain. And it helped ease their pain.
    The Indians went undefeated. A perfect 10-0 record. Immokalee outscored its opponents by an amazing 399-36 margin.
    But the Indians missed out on the ultimate ending. Immokalee's season concluded without a single playoff game. There wasn't any state championship run for the first time in three years.
    It's the season that doesn't count because of Florida High School Athletic Association sanctions. It's the season that will never be found in the record books. But it will be the season no one in Immokalee will ever forget.
    "Undefeated. No one thought we could do it," Brian Rolle said after beating American Heritage, 43-0, on Friday night. "Everyone counted us out. But we showed them. We showed them that we're the ultimate team. We can't win a state title but this team will be remembered as the greatest ever to play at Immokalee."
    The perfect storm
    Tears rolled down head coach John Weber's face as he led his team out on the field before the first game of the season against the Cape Coral Seahawks. The 62-year-old coach buried his face in the chest of assistant coach Lee Langley so that his team couldn't see his sadness.
    "If I have one weakness, it's that I show my emotions," Weber said. "I didn't know what to expect. But I didn't have a good feeling."
    That morning, Weber and his wife, Darlene, sat at their kitchen table in their Estero home sipping coffee. He didn't sugarcoat the situation. He feared the worst. He worried about a repeat of his first year in coaching at Bushnell (Ill.)-Prairie City High School.
    Weber's tears also signified reflection. As he considers retirement, Weber said he realized that the season opener could be the beginning of the end of his 34-year coaching career. And he worried that his last season would be like his first.
    "We went 0-9-1," Weber said about his inauspicious head coaching debut. "It wasn't fun. It was a long season."
    Weber's fears about this season weren't due to a lack of talent. He worried about the lack of incentives.
    In the past three years, the Indians lost only four games. They won the 2004 Class 2A state championship.
    But in June, Immokalee suffered its most bitter defeat. The FHSAA slapped the Indians with a one-year ban from the playoffs for using an overage athlete. Blandel Jean, a kicker that played only four games, turned out to be 30 years old. The Indians were defenseless against the decision.
    The news crippled the program. David Lamour, a senior wide receiver/defensive back, took the sanctions especially hard. Lamour missed the 2004 championship season due to poor grades.
    "It was like a dagger in my heart," Lamour said. "It hurt real bad. All I wanted was a chance to win a state championship and now that was gone before we ever played a game. Everyone hurt."
    Weber's concerns started in the first two weeks of preseason practice. Several players transferred to other schools in hopes of making the playoffs. The ones that stuck it out lacked motivation.
    "It was tough," Weber said. "There was no energy."
    With the first punt of the season, Weber's and the Indians' faith returned. Aaron Henry grabbed the Cape Coral boot and dashed down the sidelines 70 yards for a touchdown. With that, the contentious summer became an afterthought.
    Weber's emotions changed just as quick as Henry's highlight-making play. Following the 28-9 victory, he didn't praise his team. Instead, he criticized them for a flat second half.
    "We lost our intensity in the third quarter " Weber screamed. "We can't lose our intensity. If you lose your intensity against Naples, Barron Collier or Lely, you're going to get beat."
    Dishing out the pain
    After the opening kickoff against Naples High, Indians linebacker Jonel Volce laid on the field in obvious agony. Before the trainers realize what's going on, defensive end Johnny Dor scoops Volce up, carries him to the sidelines and hastily drops him to the ground.
    Weber and the coaches look on in shock. Volce ended up at the hospital with a broken leg.
    "I didn't realize that his leg was broken," Dor said. "I just wanted to get on with it. I wanted Naples. To me that was our state championship game this season."
    Naples and Immokalee both came in undefeated. With a 28-0 win, the Indians left with their third shutout of the season. Naples won the district despite the loss because of Immokalee's status.
    The undefeated start surprised Weber. Before the season, he predicted a 3-7 record. Then again, the former pig farmer doesn't have a strong track record of predicting futures.
    Before the 2004 state championship season, Weber didn't have much optimism either. He didn't think the Indians would even make the playoffs.
    The 2006 Indians proved Weber wrong again. The Indians reeled off convincing win after convincing win, beating county rivals Barron Collier, Lely and Gulf Coast with ease. Only Golden Gate gave them a formidable game, losing 18-7.
    "This team is a carbon copy of the 2004 season," said Weber, who collected his 200th career win Friday night. "We have some talented players but I've had teams with more talent. This group of kids are tight knit. They're extremely close and they have bonded into something special."
    The Indians' rally cry became "every game is the playoffs." The adversity of the sanctions created an unbreakable bond.
    "Each week Coach Weber came up with some speech to inspire us," Indians quarterback Ramces Rouzard said. "But we didn't need the speech. Since we couldn't go to the playoffs our goal was to win every week and go undefeated."
    Sophomore defensive back Sadath Jean-Pierre signified the Indians' unique unity. Jean-Pierre is the nephew of Blandel Jean, the kicker whose age caused the FHSAA's harsh ruling. As the Indians posed for a picture Friday night to commemorate the undefeated season, Jean-Pierre stood in the middle of the chaos. He held his Collier County championship medal with pride covering his large smile.
    His teammates didn't hold any grudges.
    "We don't blame anyone," Henry said. "It certainly isn't his fault. We joked about it at first but Sadath is one of us. We're all brothers here."
    After beating Palmetto Ridge 56-0 to go to 9-0, Weber directed the team to the visiting stands. The Immokalee fans held signs reading "District Champions." The players celebrated in a goosebump moment reminiscent to the scene in Gainesville after beating Madison County for the 2004 state title.
    The Indians' party carried over to the short bus ride back to Immokalee. Duperard, the 240-pound lineman, anchored the festivities, performing imitations of the Immokalee coaches.
    "Does anyone know where my screwdriver is?" Duperard belted in a deep voice doing his best Coach Langley impersonation.
    The inside joke ignited uncontrollable laughter. Being undefeated made it easy to be funny. Being undefeated made it easy to forget about the sanctions. One more game. One more win to reach their goal.
    Making it rain
    On the eve of the season finale, the Indians' joy turned to heartache. A day after the impromptu locker room dance party, Rolle and his teammates realized the end was near.
    In Weber tradition, the 19 seniors took one final lap around the field at Gary Bates Stadium. Then they took turns burning a piece of white cloth and dropping the flames into a hole dug near the end zone. An extinguisher wasn't needed. The players' emotions could have doused the flames.
    Defensive end Richardson Alusma hurt so bad that he couldn't take off his helmet. His cloth wouldn't light because he had been wiping away the tears. From Henry to big offensive lineman Brandon McCray, they all said a few words. From Fritz Henry to Richie Ayala, they all sobbed.
    The outpouring of emotions even drowned out the words.
    "That's the first time everyone talked," Weber said. "Many years they just burn the cloth and drop it in the hole. This was the most emotional ceremony ever."
    Weber then praised his seniors.
    "Don't ever be afraid to show emotion," Weber told his team in a final thought. "Don't ever be afraid to tell someone that you love them.
    "I love all of you guys."
    Following the emotional ceremony, Weber couldn't sleep. He tossed and turned, distressed that his team might not be mentally prepared for its final test.
    "I worried that I created a monster," Weber said. "I worried that we left all of our emotion out on the field during that ceremony. I didn't know if we could get up for the game after that."
    Once again, Weber's concerns were unwarranted.
    Immokalee jumped out to a 37-0 halftime lead and only a shutout remained in question.
    During the fourth quarter, the Indians' defense was forced to buckle down after a Henry fumble on a punt, his only miscue of the season. American Heritage stood just 15 yards from scoring.
    But Dor saved the shutout by picking off a pass. The lanky, unpredictable senior ran to the sidelines holding the ball high and then found Volce, who wore his uniform and a large brace as a reminder of his broken leg. The two hugged, cherishing the moment.
    Just before the game clock hit all zeros, the Indians used a bucket of Gatorade to douse Weber and assistant coach Izzy Gallegos as they embraced. Then the players stormed the field in a wild scene.
    "We're 10-0, baby," quarterback Ramces Rouzard shouted, making a perfect 10 with his hands. "No one can take that away from us. No one can take away this night. They can take away our chance to win a state title but they can't take away our pride."
    As the fans went crazy, the players got together. Brian Rolle once again found himself center stage. With sweat dripping down his face, Rolle started the chant "10 and 0, 10 and 0." His teammates chimed in on cue, "10 and 0, 10 and 0." They bounced up and down in pure exhilaration. They raised their helmets high.
    Then a few drops of rain fell from the sky. The insignificant shower went unnoticed amidst the frantic festivities.
    But the dominance and reign of the 2006 Immokalee Indians will never be forgotten.

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