Adams reaches Cup final

Gerry Weitzen wasn’t sure where his undefeated team of the season’s first two months went, but they were certainly missing in action.
Coupling two losses - which included blowing a 20-point halftime lead to Wadleigh October 27 and getting shutout, 27-0, by William Bryant the last week of the season - with a less-than-convincing victory over one-win Springfield Gardens had John Adams reeling.
The same team that looked to be destined for perfection - that sat atop the Cup Division from the start of September - found itself with the No. 4 seed entering the playoffs.
The Spartans (9-2), however, turned all that negative energy in a positive direction Sunday afternoon, coming back to beat Bryant, 16-7, at Flushing Memorial Field eight days after losing to the Owls (9-2).
The Adams team Weitzen came to know returned. Quarterback Luis Cerna threw a touchdown pass to Christopher Berrios, Ariel Medrano returned an interception 70 yards to pay dirt in addition to his game-high 10 tackles, and running backs Darren Baker and Kevin Patterson combined to rush for 146 yards. Justin Polizzi scored Bryant’s lone touchdown.
The Spartans move on to face Wadleigh, another familiar foe, in the championship game Sunday morning at Midwood Athletic Complex in Brooklyn.
“I told the kids we got a second chance,” Weitzen said. “Nobody in life gets a second chance and now we get a double second chance. Everybody’s excited.”
“It was good win. We came back tough. … We had a very good week of practice. They got their confidence back.”

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