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WEEK SIX RECAPPPP

Posted: October 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

In the second week of divisional play, the rivalries and tempers flared, just as they should. When the games start to dwindle and the temperature starts to drop, the inner gridiron men come out.

8:30: BLUE BALLS HALF CENTURION THE TOADS

The first game of the day featured the red hot Blue Balls staying at home to face off against the Battletoads. The early gametime usually doesn’t bode well for the Toads as Battletoads are nocturnal creatures and do not like to be woken early. That anger and fierceness played well into the Toads hands. Captain Scott French took the defense into his hands. He was able to pick off three passes on the Blue Balls first three drives. Granted, none of the turnovers turned to points, but they did keep the Blue Balls..blue. After the Blue Balls shook off some of the rust from their bye week a week ago, they finally got things going and never looked back. Mark Boulanger caught the first TD of the day with 6 minutes left in the first half which opened the floodgates. Kiel Canada then scored on three successive drives as the Blue Balls go on to route the Battletoads 50-0.

9:30: FLAGNADO CHarrrrsS PIRATES

Flagnado came into this season with high expectations but lately those expectations have fallen flat. At 9:30 they looked to rebound against the Nocturnal Pirates at home. The Pirates came into this game not able to get many stops on D, and as the game before it, the Pirates D stopped Flagnado on it’s first three possessions. It wasn’t until a missed Pirates tackle that led to a 50yard Rey Voisine TD, that kickstarted the Flagnado offense. Flagnado then went on a 35 point tear to seal the deal with under 5 minutes left to play. What do you call a persistent pirate? A HAAARRRD worker…that’s what these Pirates are. Game in and game out, they just don’t quit. The Pirates put up a fight at the end with a pair of Eric Despres TD’s, but it was too little too late. Flagnado hangs on 35-14.

10:30: GOATS BAAA-RBEQUE REPLACEMENTS

The next game featured big names in the history of the Nashua High School South football program as the sizzling Goats went on the road to take on the Replacements. If you bought tickets for the first two games of the day, you got more of the same action. The Goats Adam LaFrance, put his name on the ballot for Rookie of the Year as he picked off 3 passes and caught a pair of TD’s before anyone got a chance to log anything on the scoring sheet. The Goats found new names to win as LaFrance and Luis Andino each catch a pair in a route of the Replacements, 40-6.

11:30: DREAM TEAM NIGHTMARES COME TRUE

The next game on the docket showed the exuberance and passion of a playoff matchup as the Dream Team went on the road to take on the Vikings. The defending champs were a bit sluggish outta the gate but once Dream Team center, Neil Tansey left the game with an ankle injury, the Vikings took command. Matt Arpin and Kyle Gagnon got in on the scoring to give the Vikings and early 12-0 lead. Dylan Humphrey then skyed up for his usual slam dunk TD to keep Dream Team in the game. But then tragedy struck for Dream Team once again as Humphrey and speedster James Harvey both went down with ankles injuries as well. The Vikings would not stop as they responded to a short handed Dream Team squad. Nate and Jake Forsaith both added pick 6’s as the Vikings sail to victory 54-14.

12:30: CATALINA SIEGFRIED’S THE TIGERS

In a huge divisional game and the BMGD (Blitz Marquee game of the day) the T-Money Tigers traveled to the ferocious environment of Catalina Wine Mixer. This game has huge playoff implications with the Goats victory earlier in the day as all three teams will be jockeying for playoff positioning in the upcoming weeks. On the first play of the game, Catalina tried to run the ball out of it’s own endzone and fumbling the handoff resulting in an early 2-0 lead for the Tigers. After a Tigers turnover on down, Catalina QB Danny Connolly was able to shovel a short pass to Jesse Horne to take the lead. After a controversial 2 pt conversion failed, Catalina was able to draw the Tigers offsides to pick up a safety of their own to pick up the 2 regardless. The ball never lies. Tigers Garret Glavin caught a TD to tie the game up once again. Catalina’s Vinnie Frasco then caught a deep post for the first of his three TD’s on the day to give the lead back to Catalina..a lead they would hold going into the lockerrom 30-14. The Tigers Anthony Williams came outta the lockerroom with a vengeance. He swatted two balls on D and then came out and caught the first of his 2 TD’s on the day to pull the Tigers within 10. After a defensive stand, Williams caught his second TD and pulled this game within 4 pts. It wasn’t long until the shovel pass and Jesse Horne struck again. Connolly and Horne connected for the third time on the day followed by Vinnie Frasco’s third TD to clinch the W for the Catalina. The Tigers drop their second straight, 44-34.

1:30: AMERICA LOSES IT’S SPARK

After the drama finished and the parking lots cleared, the beyond red hot Storm were at home to faceoff against the white hot America’s Children. The Storm’s Jim Russell got the scoring started with a quick TD in this one. On the very next play, America’s Andy Roach connected deep downfield with Devin Conley to tie the game up at 6’s. Up next was the Storm’s Brian Bebyn who led all receivers with 8 catches for 137 yards on the day with his lone TD of the day. America then responded again with a meticulous drive capped off with a Joe Daly TD. The Storm’s Jimmy Sanford then decided to stop messing around. The Storm scored 20 points unanswered led by Bill Savary’s pair of TD’s and INT’s. Storm win a game closer than the score indicates, 32-12.

2:30: FROZEN SKUNKS ON THE TUNDRA

The last game of the day was more of the same from the early games. Due to network guidelines and sponsorship protocol, this game was blacked out from the public due to underwhelming ticket sales. From what our reporter was able to gather, Adam Hirbour and John Linnehan stole the show for the Scoregasms. Hirbour filled the stat sheet with a receiving TD, a pick six and a sack. John Linnehan was the extra point machine, catching extra point after extra point and adding a touchdown on the day to tie his career high in TD’s with two games left to play. The Freeze have a sneaky good day in total yards but just couldn’t punch it in. Scoregasms win 54-0.

ALL-STAR GAME/AWARD CEREMONY

Posted: October 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

WEEK FIVE RECAP…

Posted: October 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

Week Five; the week where the divisional games begin. The week where separation amongst the leaders, begins…

8:30: STORM SINK PIRATE’S SHIP

The day started off with the Storm going into the cove to take on the Pirates in a wet environment. From the get go, the Storm didn’t let the hostile fans or the weather affect their efficiency. QB Jimmy Sanford connected on TD’s with 5 different receivers over the course of the day. The Pirates bright spot was when Devon Kiloski snuck by the sturdy Storm offensive line to log his first career sack. Storm end up winning an emotionless game, 51-0.

9:30: CAMO KIDS TOP CAMO MEN

Next on the docket, we saw America’s Children go on the road to take on Flagnado. The first half of the game was all about defense, as both teams weren’t able to find any rhythm whatsoever. Some onlookers of this game and may of noticed that America’s Devin Conley stole the show with his 14 total receptions and 187, but the real star of the day was Joe Daly. When America’s backs were against the wall and they needed a big play, Daly came through. He made the top 10 plays two times on spectacular highlight reel catches including an INT that set America’s Children up for the eventual game winning score. America’s Children comes back from 13 down to win it by 5 as the clock expired. Due to intense outlash and scrutiny by the fans and media, Flagnado’s GM was forced to fire their long-term offensive coordinator as they foreshadow Drew Brees v the Lions just a day later. America’s Children win a big divisional game, 25-20.

10:30: GOATS TAME TIGERS

The seemingly unstoppable Tigers went into Gate City to take on the dysfunctional Goats. The Goats who are a perennial championship contender, have added depth and superstars at every position, but have yet to find their balance as a squad. They picked a sure good time to get their act together. The Tigers came out knowing it was a game they needed to prove to the league they were here to stay, but they didn’t account for one thing…3 time defensive player of the year, Erik Johnson. Johnson applied non-stop pressure and shook what is normally a well oiled Tigers offense. The Goats held a 10 point lead at the half but the momentum of the game had shifted in their favor thanks to a Jerry Brown pick 6 to end the half. The second half was more of the same as the Tigers still had no answer for the Goats D. Johnson ends the day with 3 sacks and 8 total QB pressures. Goats stun the Tigers 41-12.

11:30: CATALINA SURVIVES RAINY REPLACEMENTS

In yet another rain shower during a Replacements game, Catalina Wine Mixer stayed at home for their tasty matchup. Catalina didn’t expect a new and improved Replacements squad to give them quite the battle. Replacements QB Matt McGuire ate up the clock the first half calmly spreading the ball around from receiver to receiver. The Catalina, bend but don’t break D however shut them down on their side of the field on all but one occasion. Catalina’s Chris Connolly caught a pair of TD’s in the first half to give them a slim 12-8 lead. Out of the lockerroom the Replacements Alex Kahl spoke with sideline reporter Jenny Taboya about what they needed to work on to get into the endzone. “I feel like we’re there. We just need to execute better and mix up our play calls a bit.” Just as predicted, Kahl took a handoff from McGuire that confused the Catalina D and gave the Replacements their first lead of the day. Catalina didn’t wait long as Mitch McCarthy caught a 55 yard post to give Catalina a 4 point lead. Catalina made a big stop on the final drive to hold on in a tight contest, 20-16.

12:30: DREAM TEAM’S SEASON TURNS NIGHTMARE

At high noon the Fan Faves went on the road to take on the undefeated Dream Team. The Fan Faves were coming off an ugly loss last week and were out for blood. On the first play of the game, early MVP candidate, Ben Young caught a 60 yard bomb to give the Fan Faves a premature 6 nil lead. The Dream Team had no answer for the Fan Faves D as they managed just one first half first down. Despite a 21-0 deficit at the half, the Dream Team fought their way make to make it a game. QB David Zocco connected with red rumbling center, Neil Tansey to get on the board. On the ensuing possession, Zocco got beat in coverage but was able to recover to rip the ball from the receivers hand and then weave his way into the endzone to pull them within 2 scores. But at the end, Ben Young was too much. He found the endzone one more time to clinch it for the Fan Faves. Dream Teams perfect season ends as they fall 29-12.

1:30: VIKINGS BANKRUPT MONEY TEAM

Heading into Saturday, the defending champion Vikings were 0-3 and were pitted against a talented young Money Team. The Vikings got the scoring started off with the Forsaith’s, Jake and Nate hooking up on their first of 2 TD’s together on the day. Jake Forsaith then found Mike Lamonday for his first of 3 TD’s on the day. The Vikings Matt Aprin was then able to leap up for the first of his 3 TD’s on the day. Yes..there is a theme developing here. The Vikings finally found themselves despite the Money Team putting up points and yards. Money Team’s offense was on point, but just couldn’t defend the Vikings depth. Vikings get in the win column, 64-33.

2:30: BATTLETOADS LEAP FREEZE

The days finale saw the Battletoads at home taking on the Freeze. The Fans rioted outside of the stadium during the tailgating session which led to several Freeze players being taken off the team bus and dragged off into the abyss. The Freeze were able to piece together a squad and take on a hampered Battletoads team. Neither team seemed ready to play as the pregame festivities jolted the emotions of all in the stadium. Frogger award winner John Groff was the games lone standout, snagging a pair of TD’s and batting down 5 passes on defense to add to his league lead of 27. The Battletoads win their first divisional matchup of the year, 19-13.

The Rumors are True

Posted: October 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

Yes..the rumors are true, we are in fact expanding the playoffs for a more competitive format…

Top Four teams in each conference make the A playoffs.

Bottom four teams will make the B  playoffs and will fight for their own championship.

The B winners earn their way Back into the A playoffs the following weekend.

Every game means something..where will you be finishing???
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WEEK FOUR WETCAP…

Posted: October 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

In a week where the rain butchered the grass and disintegrated the scoring sheets, the deluge also possibly changed or aided several of the outcomes on the field. The flags were slippery, the ball was moist and the footing was lubricous. One would commend thy men for being out there, whilst others may scoff at their puerility; most would say, “suck it up…football was meant to be played in doth weather.”

The defending champs were back at it again at 8:30. The Vikings went on the road to take on the red hot T-Money Tigers. Viking team player Kyle Gagnon took the first pass of the day from Tigers AJ Rotella to the house for a pick 6 to set the tone early. The power at the stadium was then temporarily disconnected forcing both teams to relocate to their practice facility next door. The Tigers took full advantage of the brief break and left the Vikings at the other field. Rotella spread the ball to a plethora of receivers finding six different wideouts for TD’s on the day. AJ Lebrecque popped on the stat sheet with a receiving TD and pair of INT’s. Tigers don’t look back from the pick six and win convincingly at home 51-13.

At 9:30 the Scoregasms boarded the SS Sleepy Poseidon to take on the Nocturnal Pirates. The Pirates drew their swords on the first play of the game when QB Bill Hebert connected with their speedster Chad Freeman for the quick seven. The Scoregasms were stunned. So stunned in fact that Derek Riley on the his second throw of the game found a streaking Dan Walkley to tie the game at 7’s. That is when the cannons came out and started to sink the Pirates ship. Walkley added 3 more TD’s to bring his total to 15 on the young season, pulling him within 9 of the single season record..already. The Pirates like most teams had no answer for the Scoregasms aerial assault. John Linnehan caught his first TD of the season to close the game out. The Scoregasms win going away 45-7.

The first game of excitement took place at 10:30. The sun made a quick appearance for the coin toss, but then ducked it’s head back behind the clouds and brought in the heavy rain. Neither team could get anything going in the first half as the only scores were safeties by each team to go into the lockerroom tied at 2 points apiece. The Goats were able to take their first lead of the day when Erik Johnson swatted his way to another safety. The Money Team responded, finally breaking through the stout Goats D with a Kruz Komaridis TD pass from Chad Lemon. Goats charged ahead once again with a nice Adam Lafrance TD to take another 2 pt lead. Money’s Josh Stratton who was quiet all day, broke through with his second catch and first TD to give Money Team the lead for good. Goats drop their franchise high third straight game, 27-19.

Sprinkled in the middle of a pair of great games was a game between the Blue Balls Dynasty and Catalina Wine Mixer. This was a game both teams requested as bad blood has fueled a rivalry. Catalina is a much improved squad from a year ago adding several key additions; several of whom declined contracts from the Blue Balls Dynasty. Unfortunately this battle was over before it started as the Catalina crowd was overshadowed by the heavy Blue Balls fan base. Kiel Canada on the first drive of the game caught a 60 yard TD to set the tone. QB Dave Martel then found Canada on the following drive. Then Martel found Canada again on the ensuing drive. Canada then found the endzone again. And on the very next drive, one more time, Martel tossed one up and Kiel Canada made his 5th TD catch of the half. Catalina found the endzone as time expired to prevent a first half shutout 38-6. A Catalina comeback in the second half was just as successful as Matthew McConaughey’s to the Longhorns..it fell flat. The Blue Balls kept it rolling alright alright alright 60-12.

Game of the day came during the matinee where The Replacements went on the road to take on the undefeated Fan Faves. Ben Young of the Fan Faves took control of this game from the start. His constant QB pressures and pancake blocks to protect his QB kept the Fan Faves in it in the first half. The Replacements led by Matt McGuire found their rhythm early on. McGuire was on the run the whole half, but was still able to hook up with deep threat Alex Kahl for a pair of first half TD’s. The Replacements were in control 22-13 at the break. The Fan Faves Ben Young took his blocking to the second level in the second half. Young caught a pair of TD’s including a controversial game tying touchdown to force this game into overtime. In the free football frame, the Replacements, Keith Desmaris who was the quiet star of the game picked off a Fan Faves pass. As Desmaris landed he saw no space and was able to lateral it back to Kahl who turned the jets on and sprinted down the sideline for the game winner. The Replacements get off the schnide and win an OT thriller 34-28.

The rainclouds and ominous sky finally scattered for the 1:30 game. The undefeated Dream Team stayed at home to take on the youth of the United States otherwise known as America’s Children. The remnants of the elements got to both offenses in the first half as both were very stagnant on their first couple drives. It wasn’t until the Dream Team’s David Zocco handed it off to Dylan Humphrey who faked the run and then tossed it deep to James Harvey for the 6-0 lead. Dylan Humphrey would strike again but this time in the back of the endzone as he tacked on a pair of receiving TD’s to give the Dream Team a commanding 20-0 lead at the half. America’s Devin Conley got his team on the board finding the endzone for his team leading third TD of the year to pull close. QB Andrew Roach then connected with Chris Roach to pull within a score. The Dream Team had to sweat it out to the final drive where Pat Gabriel picked off a Roach pass and took it to the house to clinch the victory. Dream Team doubles up America’s Children 26-13.

In the days’ finale, the Freeze were at home to face a resurging Storm team. The Storm’s Jimmy Sanford lit up the Freeze and melted their homecoming party. He threw 7 TD’s to 5 different receivers. Jovi Santos, who caught a TD from Sanford also added a pair of pick 6’s to give himself player of the game honors. In his postgame presser with Erin Tafoya he said, “I just try to go out there and try to be the best I can be. I won’t let anybody stand in my way. The Freeze have a good team; they just ran into us at the wrong time. Woooo.” The Freeze bright spot remained with Matt Thomas who caught his 2nd touchdown in his many games. The Freeze despite a big win last week, fall to the Storm 58-6.

WET THREE RECAP

Posted: October 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

Week three was the first week of interconference play and it was one for the ages. All games were close and all were highly competitive playoff like atmospheres…in the rain.

To kickoff the days action the well rested Dream Team went on the road to face a Keanu-less Replacements squad. The rain was drizzly making for a wet field in this one, a wet field that was hard for receivers and hard for back to plant on. Newly acquired QB Matt McGuire of the Replacements started the scoring off in this one with a 50 yard deep bomb to Kevin Sheerin to give them a 6 zip lead on the opening drive. After the Dream Team stalled out on a few drives, they were finally able to find their momentum. David Zocco connected with Dylan Humphrey to tie it up. On the following possession Neil Tansey found the endzone to finish the scoring off, Dream Team led it 14-6. The sky opened up a bit more making the field and ball conditions a little tougher in the second half. At the end of the day, the slip and slide took over and the Dream Team were able to hang onto their lead and win 20-6.

At 9:30 the birds began to chirp and the rainbows started to form despite a subtle mist overhead as Flagnado took on the Scoregasms. This was a deep rooted matchup that had gone back and forth for seasons as they have traded wins year in and year out. The Scoregasms came out hot as Flagnado had no answer for former playoff MVP, Dan Walkley. Walkley outscored Flagnado in the first half alone scoring 5 TD’s by himself as Flagnado fought to stay close 31-20 at the half. Walkley came out just as strong in the second half scoring another pair of TD’s to give him sole possession of the Blitz single game TD receiving record. Just last season, Bill Savary broke a 4 year old mark of 5 in a game with 6 and now just 3 games into the Fall, Walkley scores 7. What an accomplishment. Not to be overshadowed in this game was Flagnado’s lethal weapon of their own, Rey Voisine. He added 5 TD’s himself to go along with 11 catches and 200 total yards of offense. Despite pulling within 2 touchdowns several times, the Scoregasms offense was literally unstoppable. Scoregasms score on all but 2 drives on the day as they go on to win 61-41.

In a possible late round playoff matchup, Money made the headlines at 10:30. The T-Money Tigers traveled to Vegas to take on the Money Team. Both rosters squads posses the youngest rosters in the league, so they both had energy to burn in the rain. The Money Team, who got shut out last week was out to make a statement. David Smith got the scoring started with his first TD of the season to give the Money Team a quick 7 point lead. Shortly after Garrett Glavin of the Tigers finally made his presence shown with his first TD of the year. Later last years rookie of the year runner-up, Josh Stratton found the endzone for his first TD of year later to give the Money team a slim 2 point lead at the half. The Tigers Danny Lebrecque came out in the second half and put his name on the ballot for regular season MVP. Lebrecque intercepted two passes, had a qb sack and had a pair of TD’s on the day, one of which came with 12 seconds left to give the tigers the victory. Tigers survive and stay unbeaten for now 37-35.

If you like defense and physical football, the 11:30 game was the game for you as the Fan Faves traveled to Catalina for a Wine Mixer. The first half was filled with forth downs and batted balls and qb pressures which led to just 6 measly points on a Chris Connolly touchdown in the back of the endzone to give Catalina a lead going into the break. The second half was more of the same but with a little more statistics. The Fan Faves Brendon Bernazzani tied the game up with a quick out at the goal line to the sure handed Dylan Berry. Fan Faves added the extra point to go up a point. Just a few drives later, Catalina’s Danny Connolly found his brother Chris once again to take a 12-7 lead. As the 2 minute warning approached, Bernazzani put together a drive that people write about. He hit receiver after receiver in stride, gashing the stout Catalina defense. Finally after a well orchestrated drive, Kevin Langevin was able to punch it in the give the Fan Faves the a one point lead. Catalina tried to get the ball into the endzone as time was expiring, but the clock was not on their side. Fan Faves survives a big test, 13-12.

The matinee pitted the Nocturnal Pirates versus the freshly rebuilt Freeeeze. The Pirates came cannons launching. QB Bill Hebert connected with speedster Chad Freeman for the first of his two TD’s on the day to give the Pirates a quick lead. The Freeze took awhile to get going thanks to a stout lock down D by the Pirates James Gauvain. The Freeze finally got on the board thanks to a Matt Thomas leaping endzone grab. Not long after the Freeze put the Pirates on ice as they bombarded their way to a 19-7 lead at the half capped off by a 35 yard endzone grab by rookie Phil Perkins. Coming out of the break, both teams flip flopped safety sacks to set the tone for the second half. The Pirates, Freeman added his second TD catch to pull them within a score. Timmy Perry (welcome back) of the Freeze added yet another safety sack to secure the victory. The Pirates put up a valiant effort, but the Freeze were just too slippery in the wet conditions. Freeze win their first game of the year 23-17.

1:30 saw a possible South Conference finals playoff battle as the Storm traveled to the Dynasty to take on the Blue Balls. Mark Boulanger, who leads the league in receptions, caught the first score of the day. But the Storm answered right back when Bill Savary caught his first of the year to tie the game up. Jay Vance continued his bid for league MVP with a pair of first half TD’s to help the Blue Balls go into the lockerroom with a slim 18-12 lead. Blue Balls Kiel Canada caught a little shovel pass outta the break for a score to keep it rolling. That was when the momentum shifted. With reigning MVP, Savary knocked out action, the Storm’s Jovi Santos stepped up. He tipped three passes and caught a pair of TD’s to complete an impressive comeback. Vance tried to answer with another TD, but was held down (literally) as the Storm escape the Dynasty with a W 26-24.

The days’ finale saw the Battletoads go on the road to take on America’s Children in a blackout game. The fans completely cleared out the stadium which meant the television cameras and network affiliates weren’t able to broadcast the game live. Our lone sideline reporter noted that America’s Children found their QB of the future while the Battletoads Ben Glassman finally popped onto the scene. America’s Children jumped out to a 12 nil lead but the Battletoads experience shined through giving them the fortitude to comeback. Scott French slung the ball all over the field, completing to a plethora of Toads for a total of three TD’s on the day. The Toads win their first game of the young season away from the swamp, 24-18.

WEEK TWO RECAP

Posted: October 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

Week two kicked off over this past weekend and we saw several more possible championship previews as we did in week one.

The day started off with America’s Children going on the road to take on the T-Money Tigers. Both teams come in undefeated and with the youngest rosters in the league. This game got off to an odd start with a Kurt Lebreque safety sack to give the Tigers a 2 point lead. On the following possession, Ross Pepin of America’s children turned in a safety sack of his own to tie it up at 2 a piece, but that’s not all folks. The Tigers defense struck again forcing yet another safety to make this a 4-2 game with 10 minutes left to play in the first half. The ensuing possession the Tigers finally found their rhythm. QB AJ Rotella connected with Joe Gennaro for the first of two scores on the day. Dylan Brodeur then picked off an America’s pass and took it to the house for his first of a pair of pick sixes. America’s Children was able to hang around up to the half but the second half was all Tigers. T-Money cashes in with an easy W 42-8.

The next game we saw the birth of a superstar as The Replacements took on Flagnado. Both teams were short bodies leaving much to be desired in the fatigue department. After a sloppy first half Flagnado came out with a subtle 13-7 lead. Coming out of the tunnel Flagnado unleashed it’s MVP candidate. Rookie Orlando Anderson was able to find the endzone 2 times and pick off two passes and taking both of them to the house. The Replacements put up a valiant effort but ultimately had no answer for Anderson as Flagnado rolls 33-13.

At 10:30 we saw what some bookies call a possible Championship preview as the Gate City Goats went on the road to take on the Blue Balls Dynasty. The Goats rank annually as the top league defense as the Blue Balls rank among the top offense. The first half lived up to the Goats style of play. They created pressure and wouldn’t allow the deep ball of Martel and his Blue Balls. It wasn’t until a Jay Vance INT that set up the Blue Balls with good field position that led to their only score of the half. Blue Balls go into the lockerroom with an 8-0 lead. Despite the Goats quality defense the Blue Balls found a way to adjust in the second half. Adam Gill throws for a score and catches one as the Blue Balls win a game that is closer than the score indicates 26-12.

Up next the Battletoads traveled to the always sunny Fan Faves stadium. The Battletoads came out with a decimated roster as they suited up just 4 green guys. The Fan Faves were also short handed but were also able to make short work of the Battle-less toads. Ben Young was the superstar on the day as he disrupted the Toads offense with his constant pressure that led to a pair of sacks. The highlight of the day belonged to Kevin Langevin. Langevin became the first and sole member of the 40/40 club. The only person in Blitz history to amass 40 receiving touchdowns and steal 40 interceptions. Fan Faves roll 30-8.

The matinee featured a healthy Scoregasms squad and a much improved Money Team. The Money team just a week ago set their franchise record for most points in a game, unfortunately for the Money Team, that Money Team didn’t show up. The Scorgasms had their number stifling every 4th down opportunity and hot zone possessions with picks or key deflections to lead to an eventual shutout. Scoregasms Tyler Tripodi snagged in a pair of TD catches to go along with a pick six. Scoregasms win 54-0.

Another possible championship preview took place at 1:30 as the defending champion Vikings went on the road to take on the Storm. The Vikings, like any football team struggled without their field general in this one. For the first time in franchise history, the Vikings failed to score a point in the first half. Defending MVP, Bill Savary led the Storm to victory in this one as he tossed 4 TD’s on the day and played a mean deep safety picking off 3 Vikings QB by committee passes. Storm win easily 32-14.

The day’s finale saw the Freeze traveling to the beautiful confines of Catalina for a wine sample. This game was over before it started with Catalina’s Danny Connolly rushing up the sideline on a hook and ladder for his 2nd rushing TD of the young season. Chris Connolly stayed hot reeling in a TD and a pick on the day. It was so easy for Catalina, it was almost like the Freeze weren’t even there..that’s how bad the coverage was. Catalina dominates from beginning to end 28-0.