Razorbacks vs Hornets: Week 10

Week 10 saw the Razorbacks and Hornets facing off. Neither team were in the hunt for the league title, however, with the Razorbacks still hunting for their first win of the season, both teams were still very much playing for pride.

Following the coin toss, the Hornets would start with the ball, however their first drive would lead to no points. Same for the Razorbacks, who would also go four and out on their opening possession. Could it be that this would be a game of defence?

On the second play of the Hornets next drive, a missed tackle would give Stuart Keltie the opening he needed to take the ball all the way to the endzone for the first score of the game. Sam Barrell (Baz) would then haul in the 1XP attempt to make the score 0 – 7 to the Hornets.

The next two drives, one for each team would see both going 4 and out, with each team unable to cross mid-field.

Razorbacks would finally be able to respond respond with a rushing touchdown from James Williams (Wills), who managed to avoid just about every Hornet on the field on his run, but their extra point would fail, leaving the score at 6 – 7.

The Hornets next drive would go four and out, after some unfortunate drops from a receiving corps that is normally so dangerous and sure handed.

A reception by Wills on a deep post route would set up the Razorbacks to score their second touchdown of the game, the pass thrown by quarterback Dan Guilbert to Wills on a pivot route, leaving him open in the front corner of the endzone. Again, the extra point would fail, making the score 12 – 6.

The Hornets would find their next drive cut short by an interception by Wills, who was tackled before he could return the ball to the Hornets endzone, resulting in the ball going back to the Razorbacks 5 yard line. One deep pass attempt thrown out of bounds would end the half with advantage to the Razorbacks, 12 – 6.

 Game Stats – Razorbacks
Passing
Player Name Touchdowns 1 PAT 2 PAT Interceptions
Dan Guilbert 2 2 0  1
Rushing
Player Name Touchdowns 1 PAT 2 PAT
James Williams 
Chris Ferbrache 
Receiving
Player Name Touchdowns 1 PAT 2 PAT
Josh Smale 0 1 0
James Williams 2 0
Sandy Adams  0  1  0
Defensive Stats
Player Name Sacks Interceptions Touchdowns
James Williams

 On the Razorbacks opening drive of the second half they would go four and out, turning the ball over on downs. The Hornets would do the same as the rain started to fall, making gripping the ball just that little bit harder.

On the second play of the Razorbacks next drive, Chris Ferbrache would run the ball for the majority of the length of the field for his first touchdown of the season, and the Razorbacks third of the game. Josh Smale would score the extra point, having somehow caught a ball that was thrown from about a half yard from his face! The score was now 19 – 7.

The Hornets would see their next drive also end up going four and out.

Another long drive would see Dan connecting with Wills once again for Wills’ third touchdown of the game, using a move similar to his first receiving touchdown to get free and open. Sandy would then pull in the extra point attempt taking the score to 26 – 7.

After a long drive up the field, Jordy was able to connect with Baz for not only the touchdown but also the 2XP attempt, bringing the score to 27 – 15. This game was not over yet by a long shot.

Razorbacks chose to try and run out the clock as much as possible, but a fourth down in the ‘no-run’ zone forced them to pass. The ball was cheekily tipped up out of Will’s hands by Aldy, as he juggled the pass, for the interception. Dan was able to make the tackle stopping the return and sending the Hornets back to their own 5 yard line.

It did not take long for the Hornets to score again, with Jordy once again connecting with Baz for the score. This time however they were not able to convert their extra point attempt, making the score 26 – 21.

This time the Razorbacks were able to run out the clock, by first crossing halfway through use of their rushing attacked and then with Dan going safety first and finishing the drive by taking the knee, a move not before seen and probably not to be seen again in Flag Football!

Time would expire with the final score of 26 – 21 Razorbacks. Both teams played very well and if it wasn’t for a few highly unfortunate drops on the Hornets side of the ball, which gave the Razorback’ defence a few lucky breaks, this game could have been a very different result or go right down to the wire as a shootout.

Both teams will be looking at their final two opponents now, looking to try and win out the remainder of the season.

 Game Stats – Hornets
Passing
Player Name Touchdowns 1 PAT 2 PAT Interceptions
Jordan Gallienne 3 1 1 1
Rushing
Player Name Touchdowns 1 PAT 2 PAT
       

 

Receiving
Player Name Touchdowns 1 PAT 2 PAT
Stuart Keltie 1 0 0
Sam Barrell 2  1  1
Defensive Stats
Player Name Sacks Interceptions Touchdowns
James Alderton  0 1 0

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