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Countdown to Spirit Football: Secondary and special teams

Countdown to Spirit Football: Secondary and special teams

By Graeme Wong
Spirit News
June 26, 2072

Perhaps the most underrated units on the Leafa College Spirit gridiron team are the secondary and special teams. The secondary are meant to be ball hawks in that they force turnovers. As for the special teams, the kicker and punter are meant to be clutch in their own right, replete with accuracy.

At the heart of the secondary are its cornerbacks, some of whom play linebacker positions in the 4-3 multiple defense to add depth and continuity. As with most of the running backs, receivers, offensive line, defensive line, safeties, the kicker and punter, they are freshmen.

Vic Tsuchimikado is the son of Mitakihara Magi defensive coordinator Harutora Tsuchimikado. Vic is 6'0", 194 lbs and comes from Bathurst, NSW. Lincoln Yama is 6'0", 185 lbs, a native of Nowra, NSW and is the youngest son of Juugo Yama and Nanana Ryuugajou. As the son of a ghost, Yama is known as "L.Y. Boogimon" due to his mother, his love for disco and his even more disturbing fetish for the Boogeyman and Pokemon.  Billy Ooji, the son of former Magi cornerback and West Coast Eagle Tooji Ooji and the grandson of legendary mochi entrepreneur Tamako Kitashirakawa, is a 5'10" 205 lb phenom from Perth that is a lifelong Eagles member.

Warnambool, VIC's Dane Nanase is 6'2", 209 lbs and is the son of Gou Matsuoka and Haruka Nanase. Luca Mizushima is another Western Australia native, raised in Boulder. A 5'11", 176 lb hard hitter, Mizushima is the son of Saki Mizushima and a session bass player, majoring in music theory. Finally, Daniel Tachibana is the son of Makoto Tachibana and is from Kalgoorlie. At 6'3, 185 lbs, Tachibana used to play Australian Rules Football in his primary school days.

The free safeties are Connor Togashi, Chester Hato and Jay Madanbashi. Togashi is the son of former Iowa Hawkeye offensive lineman Rik Togashi and the grandson of former Mitakihara offensive coordinator Rikka Takanashi. Togashi is 5'10", 205 lbs and is a native of Devonport, TAS. Hato stands at 6'0", 200 lbs and comes from Busselton, WA, the son of Kenjirou Hato.

But the most talked about free safety is Jay Madanbashi. He is 6'0", 190 lbs and is the son of Kouichi Madanbashi and Leafa College provost Kyouko Sonan. He was born in Albany, WA but moved to Canberra with his parents at the age of two. As the provost's son, Jay, also known as "Mad Dog" for his ferociousness on the field, is placed in high regard by his peers and is a business administration major. Rumor has it that like his father, Jay is known for being a chauvinist, a feminist, and an absolute pervert, but is not given a physical reprimand due to his elite status. In fact, after a good grope and feel, it is reported that Madanbashi fetes his women to a good dinner and a good time. No alcohol is served, however.

The strong safeties are two Korean-Australian brothers who live in two neighboring towns. Lee Bongdal is 6'2", 229 lbs, comes from Warragul, VIC and is named after Bongdal, the Korean name for Papel from the golf game Pangya. Lee Bokmal is 5'11", 195 lbs, comes from Drouin, VIC and is named after a dialect of Norwegian that he is fluent in, alongside English and Korean. Both are fluent in Korean, both play simulation golf, and both tend to hit albatrosses and holes-in-one in real life golf.

Archie Matou, a 6'2", 190 lb kicker from Bornaderry, NSW, is a descendant of Sakura Matou and Rin Tousaka. The punter is Aiden Satomi, a 6'3", 235 lbs native of Fremantle, WA who is a cousin of Rentarou Satomi and is a grand-nephew of the late Fremantle Docker great Matthew Pavlich.