Terrapins vs Reapers: Week 4

A delayed week 4 match-up between the Terrapins and Reapers was moved from the North Field this week due to the local festival “the Gathering” taking place there, so La Mare Playing fields was the temporary site for this warm Thursday evening game.

Back in Week 2 the Terrapins got the win against the Reapers in their first match-up of the season, which lead to a switch of positions for the Reapers offense, in Week 3, with the current MVP Si King moving to quarterback with Johan Pols the long time starter moving to wide reciver, a lack luster offense which struggled to move the ball over the first two weeks, played surprisingly better in week 3 after the transition and in Week 4, the switch looked to be a full-time move.

The Terrapins started the game on offense, which was a series to forget, when compared to their normal effciency, as playing with three rookies as well as missing their experienced centre for the game caused them issues early on snapping the ball and soon lead to a quick 4 and out.

For the Reapers, their  opening drive was a more promising one, which saw them dink and dunk the ball down the field with short throws until Si found Johan on a short out route into the end zone, the extra point was no good which is something that the Reapers, along with other teams in the league,  have really struggled with so far. THe score was an early 0-6.

The Terrapins next drive saw them move the ball down the field, finding their feet with their new lineup but the Reapers held on and got the ball back without any points being scored, with the ball turned over on downs.

The Reapers second drive was exactly the same as their first, short throws and runs lead to a long drive which finally found the end zone with Johan collecting his fifth touchdown in two games, the extra point was good with Nick Schofield getting on the score sheet. Score 0 -12

Onto the next drive and the Terrapins finally found some gears as Nick Gaudion (Gauds) handed the ball off to Callum Hockey (Clum), who, after evading some tackles took it all the way to the house! The first year player has looked really promising over the first four weeks, he’s quick, tall and has a good pair of hands and you can see why Gauds is getting more comfortable each week giving him the ball. The Terrapins got the 1 point conversion after the TD with their newest player Gary scoring the point. Score was now 7-13

There was just enough time before the half for the Reapers to try and move the ball downfield but ended with King and his slot receiver Rob Domaille (Chunky) being on completely different wave lengths, with King throwing the ball into Clum’s path instead.

 Game Stats – Terrapins
Player Name Touchdowns 1 PAT 2 PAT Interceptions
Nick Gaudion 0 1 0 1
Player Name Touchdowns 1 PAT 2 PAT
Callum Hockey  1 0 0
Player Name Touchdowns 1 PAT 2 PAT
Gary 0 1 0
Defensive Stats
Player Name Sacks Interceptions Touchdowns
Callum Hockey  0 1 0

The second half was a great start for the Reapers, they again moved the ball down field with lots of simple passes, which finally found their centre Chirs Grantham in the back of the end zone, again the Reapers would fail to add any extra point. Score was now 7 – 19.

On the Terrapins next drive, they had a brilliant chance to draw closer, running a very well-drawn up flea flicker which Si bit on hook, line and sinker! Luca was wide open, and a touchdown looked almost certain, but Gauds throw slipped out his hands which landed way short and into the waiting arms of Johan.

Both teams had a couple of drives which didn’t lead to much but one thing that stood out during this time was the Reapers had definitely found a new tackling machine in Jaime Jenner, who unfortunately had to leave the game early with a concussion, and he’ll face the GAFA concussion protocol after their bye week.

The Reapers finished a great day in the office with a lovely catch in the back of the end zone by another promising new player, Matt Kershaw. Score was now 7 – 25.

Terrapins tried to find some points in the final 90 seconds of the game, but unfortunately came up short. Final score Terrapins 7, Reapers 25.

 Game Stats – Reapers
Player Name Touchdowns 1 PAT 2 PAT Interceptions
Si King 4 1 0  0
Player Name Touchdowns 1 PAT 2 PAT
Player Name Touchdowns 1 PAT 2 PAT
Johan Pols  2 0 0
Nick Schofield  1
 Matt Kershaw  0  0
Chirs Grantham   0
Defensive Stats
Player Name Sacks Interceptions Touchdowns
Johan Pols  0 1 0


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