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Aztecs Crushed By Leafa Spirit In A Rainstorm

Aztecs Crushed By Leafa Spirit In A Rainstorm

By Graeme Wong
Spirit News
October 16, 2072

Quarterback Cooper Kanie led a charge by Dan Harding's Leafa College Spirit Gridiron Team against the San Diego State Aztecs, prevailing in a thundering rainstorm, 132-27, at Yunupingu Field in Canberra, ACT. Kanie passed for 262 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for 344 yards and nine more major scores. Halfback Jackson Tatara ran for 285 yards and a touchdown while halfback Ethan Wakamatsu ran for 92 yards and three more major scores. Tatara also led the receivers with eight catches for 77 yards and a touchdown.

Wide receiver Dayne Tsunashi led the team in blocks with 25 while fellow wideout Mitch Kihara added 12. Linebacker David Hazuki led the defense in tackling with 14 tackles while Roy Hanamura added 12. Lincoln Yama and Nick Mikisugi each had ten tackles, while Mikisugi added four sacks. Cornerback Billy Ooji paced a ferocious pass defensive with two interceptions.

"Wet conditions like this are part of the game and today, our boys were up to the challenge and they got it done," Coach Harding said. "It wasn't our most productive performance in terms of points but a win is a win and the margin was still convincing. We look forward to next week's match against the U.S. Air Force Academy. It will be an honor to welcome one of the military wings of our good mates Stateside."

Leafa improve to 6-0 on the season and face the Air Force Falcons at home next week.