WEEK 8 2017: GAME REPORTS, STATS AND VIDEO

Game Reports:

Terrapins vs Raptors

Week 8 Terrapins vs Raptors

The first game of the week saw the Terrapins try to avenge their loss from the first tie between these two teams, the Raptors looking to take a much needed win to contest for the playoffs. 

The Terrapins started the game with Callum Hockey at Quarterback, their first drive getting close to the endzone but just short of the goal line. The Raptors took the opportunity to get ahead and managed to drive downfield with Brandon DeChiara taking control, ending the drive with a pass to James Alderton for 6 points, Jack Romeril proving once again how valuable he is with another two point conversion to his name.

The Terrapins looked determined throughout the game, with Callum managing to drop a pass to Gary Maclachlan in the end zone twice in a row, Gary picking up 7 points for his team in two plays. The Raptors responded with a rushing touchdown, Mike Donaldson taking a decent run with a couple of missed tackles, finally getting his name on the score board this season after a long wait. The Terrapins responded quickly with a pass to Pete Beausire that went all the way to the endzone, dodging tackles and tip toeing along the sideline. The Raptors led by a small margin at the half and both teams taking each other to the limit.

The Raptors would add another fresh name to their scoring receivers with Eric Deane catching in the endzone, but the Terrapins once again came back with a pass to talisman Luca Finetti, as always looking strong with the ball incoming, also managing to pick up an extra point to tie the game. The Raptors failed to get far on their next drive but made up for it with a beautiful interception from James, once again picking off a well made pass by Callum. Late in the game and headed to overtime one team needed to score, with the ball in the Raptors possession and seconds left on the clock, Brandon fired a pass at James and could only watch, some showmanship from James as he spun and dodged everybody that was in his way as he took it to the house for his 14th TD this season. (Editor’s note: 13 receiving touchdowns, 1 defensive touchdown)

A staggeringly close game that both teams should be proud of, defence was good for both but offence proving how dominant both teams can be. 

Final score 28-34 to the Raptors.

Reapers vs Knights

The second meeting of the Reapers and the Knights proved to be the kind of intense showdown that you would expect from the top two teams in the league. 

The first half began with a TD from former Reaper Matt Jackson to Jamie Jenner. Matt made his first appearance as starting QB in place of the injured Jordan Gallienne. 

The Reapers rallied and did not let another score in during the first half, showcasing the stingy Reaper defence that has carried them through the season. Craig, again putting pressure on Matt, allowed Johan and Dan to reap the fruits of his labour in the form of two interceptions. 

The Knights managed to slow the Reaper’s offence but couldn’t keep them out of the end zone. Si continued his enthusiasm for the centre play and picked up Chris for a TD as well as Johan and Baz. Never one to play on the safe side, Si decided to throw a risky pass which was picked off by Jamie of the Knights. 

The walk in the park that the Reapers had taken found themselves in during the first half turned in to an ugly limp in the second. The Knights found their rhythm on offence with Matt scrambling in the backfield and connecting to Canadian sensation Mike for a pair of TDs and another for James which brought the score to 25-25 in the dying seconds giving the Knights a chance to win the game with the extra point. This game was not ready to finish as Matt threw a low pass which Andy was not able to scoop up.

The Reapers showed up again in the sudden death, overtime extra point showdown. Applying their strengths in the form of their solid D, breaking up the Knights first attempt, and capitalising on a short pass to Johan to deliver a second L to the Knights and taking yet another W to their place at the top of the league table.

Mustangs vs Razorbacks

The Mustangs Vs Razorbacks was a match much anticipated by both sides, the Mustangs eager to display some progression following the thrashing they received from the previous week, and the Razorbacks, missing some of their key players, keen to get another victory over the former teammates new side. 

The first drive was kicked off by the Razorbacks but locked out by the Mustangs defense, who were showing a much more disciplined line up. The Razorbacks matched this as the Mustangs made their first drive leading into a turnover on downs. 

The Razorbacks second offensive drive saw the Mustangs get confused, rushing the QB with two players not just once but twice. This lead to the longest drive of the game but the Mustangs defense held strong keeping the score at 0-0. The Mustangs second attempt was thwarted by a pick by Ming. The Mustangs finally found some ground at the end of the first half where the first touch down was awarded, however the drama wasn’t over, as the Razorbacks (Tom Lowe) pulled in another interception on Mustangs 2PAT finishing the half at 6-2 Mustangs. 

The Mustangs energised after being ahead in the first half came in to the second half with a touch down scored by Josh Kinns’ big run! The Razorbacks tried to retaliate but Dan missing the William’s duo, and under constant pressure from the Mustangs linebackers failed to reach the endzone.  The Mustangs were quickly shutdown on the next few down but after a long run from the centre on the 4th down saw the Mustangs get another TD, this one being pulled in by Dave Middleton.  The Razorbacks determination and fight begun to pay off as the Mustangs were quickly stopped on their next drives with an interception from Tom Lowe and a TD. Knowing the Razorbacks still could pull in an interception and a quick TD, the Mustangs drew the end of the game to a safe end by closing with run plays. This however, awarded them their first victory of the season.

Video:

Game Stats:

 Game Stats – Knights
Passing Stats
Full Name Passing TD 1 XP 2 XP INT INT TD INT 1 XP INT 2 XP Total INT  
Matt Jackson 4 1   2       2  
General Stats
Full Name Rushing TD Receiving TD 1 XP 2 XP INT INT TD INT 1 XP INT 2 XP Sacks
Jamie Jenner   1     1        
Michael Faliszewski   2     1        
Elliot Gallienne     1            
James Hollis   1              
 Game Stats – Mustangs
Passing Stats
Full Name Passing TD 1 XP 2 XP INT INT TD INT 1 XP INT 2 XP Total INT  
Steve Scraton 2     2     1 3  
General Stats
Full Name Rushing TD Receiving TD 1 XP 2 XP INT INT TD INT 1 XP INT 2 XP Sacks
Dave Middleton   2              
Josh Kins 1                
 Game Stats – Raptors
Passing Stats
Full Name Passing TD 1 XP 2 XP INT INT TD INT 1 XP INT 2 XP Total INT  
Brandon DeChiara 4   2         0  
General Stats
Full Name Rushing TD Receiving TD 1 XP 2 XP INT INT TD INT 1 XP INT 2 XP Sacks
James Alderton   3     1        
Eric Deane   1   1          
Mike Donaldson 1                
Jack Romeril       2          
 Game Stats – Razorbacks
Passing Stats
Full Name Passing TD 1 XP 2 XP INT INT TD INT 1 XP INT 2 XP Total INT  
Dan Guilbert 1             0  
General Stats
Full Name Rushing TD Receiving TD 1 XP 2 XP INT INT TD INT 1 XP INT 2 XP Sacks
Sam Loveridge         1        
Tom Lowe   1     1     1  
 Game Stats – Reapers
Passing Stats
Full Name Passing TD 1 XP 2 XP INT INT TD INT 1 XP INT 2 XP Total INT  
Si King 3 2   2       2  
General Stats
Full Name Rushing TD Receiving TD 1 XP 2 XP INT INT TD INT 1 XP INT 2 XP Sacks
Sam Barrell   1              
Johan Pols   1 1   1        
Craig Batiste 1               1
Dan Le Cheminant         1        
Chris Grantham   1              
Rob Domaille     1            
 Game Stats – Terrapins
Passing Stats
Full Name Passing TD 1 XP 2 XP INT INT TD INT 1 XP INT 2 XP Total INT  
Callum Hockey 4 2 1 1       1  
General Stats
Full Name Rushing TD Receiving TD 1 XP 2 XP INT INT TD INT 1 XP INT 2 XP Sacks
Gary Maclachlan   1 1 1          
Peter Beausire   1              
Luca Finetti   2 1            

Key:

TD: Touchdown

1 PAT: 1 Point After Try converted

2 PAT: 2 Point After Try converted

INT: Interception

INT TD: Interception returned by the defense for a touchdown

INT 1 PAT: 1 Point After Try returned byt the defense for a score

INT 2 PAT: 2 Point After Try returned byt the defense for a score

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