Buzz Killers-8 vs Lenys Crew-30
Buzz Killers looked strong, a pretty deep team with a variety of former college caliber players. Lenys was down a man when they started and had no lineman to speak of. Lenys started off with the ball and using a spread attack was able to move down the field, punching in the first TD of the season with an across the field back corner throw from Bryan Pomper to Duane Cronin. The Buzz Killers offense stepped on the field and was able to march down the field mixing in some short passes with nice runs to get into scoring position. Michael Bagby got the second TD on the board, connecting with Chris Rohrback on a WR screen from about 15 yrds out. The Buzz Killers were unable to sustain the success though, while their D made some adjustments, the offense turned the ball over 3 times in the second half giving Lenys short fields. The D wasn’t able to stop Bryan Pomper and the spread attack, Pomper three 3 more TD’s and a few conversions to a wide variety of players. The Buzz Killers have the pieces in place to be VERY good, they are loaded at every position, and if they can find some rhythm on O and play good assignment football, they will be scary as the season goes on.
Lenys Crew-14 vs Blackfish-8
Lenys Crew continued into the second game with the spread attack and still down a guy. Their first drive stalled out and Blackfish actually struck first with a well orchestrated drive punctuated by a TD pass by new Blackfish QB Rory Taylor. Lenys Crew seemed to be slowing down a bit in their second game, probably hard when also playing down a guy, but they made the defensive adjustments and the offense was able to connect a few times, with a TD to Duane Cronin and Nick Weaver.
Blackfish looked strong, they have a decent QB who seems to have an idea of a system they can run and with Paul Won and Justin Lopez as weapons in space, they could really finish the season strong. Lenys was ultimately able to get pressure on the QB and limited their offense, but with an additional O-Lineman and/or a shift to the hybrid spread system, Blackfish would be hard to stop.
Timeout-12 vs Blue & Green-20
In Blue & Greens inaugural game, they showed up ready to play. Timeout was a bit undermanned this week as many of their players were out of town or had other commitments. Timeout struggled to get their offense in sync, but was able to get enough momentum to put some points on the board, as Erik Simonson connected with two WR’s for a pair of TD passes, but it wasn’t enough for the undermanned Timeout team as B&G’s defense really stepped it up.
B&G was able to get the scoring started when Kyle Blum connected with Bernard Blosser for a long TD. B&G did a nice job mixing in designed QB runs with some easy completions to keep drives alive. Ellison Tran looked really good running the ball and Kelton Hall had a couple TD catches to keep the game just barely out of reach for Timeout.
Blue & Green- 8 vs Navy City Metals-14
Blue & Green was able to get a drive together early and punched a score in during the first on an catch from Ellison Tran. Their Defense lived up to the pre-season hype, really sticking it to a good Navy City Metals team. Navy City was able to get a score on the board with a TD run by QB Sio Fakatoufifita. The game continued in a knot for a while, but Navy City is a veteran team with a few tricks up their sleeve. Sio was able to connect with Xavier Chambers on a flawlessly executed hook and ladder play down the sideline for a long TD and after a successful 2pt conversion, Navy City Metals had an 8pt lead.
Blue & Green was able to drive down inside the 30 Yrd line, with 5 plays left on the clock and the lights at the field cut out. Navy City Metals escaped with the victory, time will tell if those 5 plays come back to haunt Blue & Green.
Darwin Wade - Navy City Metals : He had an interception and a couple key catches. He also got tasked with guarding Bernard Blosser, probably the best WR in the league and was able to keep him in check with only a couple catches for a few yards, limiting the damage from one of the best WR’s.
Bryan Pomper - Lenys Crew : He connected for 6 TD’s in two games, spreading the ball around to 4 different WR’s on the day. They also played a man down and Pomper had no line to speak of and was forced to scramble on almost every play.