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IDT Global Services scored 13 points in the first half and never trailed against The Jewish Press to claim the Yosef Goodman High School AFI spring championship with a 35-14 victory at Kraft Family Stadium in Jerusalem last Monday.
The Jewish Press scored a touchdown on its first possession of the second half to make it 13-7 and again in the final minutes of the game, but IDT's 22 unanswered points put the game out of reach.
IDT quarterback Yedidya Rothner was just as poised in the final as he was all season long, throwing for five touchdown passes. His brother and team captain, Moshe Rothner, caught three touchdowns, while Dan Schnell caught the other two.
On defense, Leor Sak was dominant with seven sacks and one safety.
"The league was named for Yosef Goodman, a Gush Etzion resident who was tragically killed in an IDF training accident a few months ago," said league coordinator Josh Hasten at the trophy presentation ceremony. "It was Yosef who helped start this league and it is fitting that a team from Gush Etzion won the title in the first season that the league bore his name."
The players from IDT are excited to defend their title in the Yosef Goodman High School AFI fall league, which is slated to begin in mid-October.