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Slow Start, Fast Finish For Leafa Gridiron Against Air Force

Slow Start, Fast Finish For Leafa Gridiron Against Air Force

By Graeme Wong
Spirit News
October 23, 2072

It was a slow start for Dan Harding's Leafa College Spirit Gridiron team against the Air Force Falcons, as the match rocked backed and forth early on in the first quarter. But once Air Force tied the game up midway through the opening term, Coach Harding gathered the players around and gave a passionate pep talk.

"I told the lads, how bad do you want to deliver the kamikaze on these bloody bastards," Coach Harding said after the 153-14 smashing the Spirit delivered on the Falcons at Yunipingu Field in Canberra. "Cooper [Kanie] was feeling really pissed after throwing an interception for a touchdown that he was screaming stuff to the receivers like, 'Get fucking wide open next time or these fucking cunts are gonna bloody well burn us!' Rubbish like that. Cooper doesn't like making mistakes when running plays and he reacted with an otherwise strong performance."

Kanie, the primary quarterback for the Spirit, passed for 329 yards, ran for 344 more yards and scored 11 total touchdowns on offense. Defensively, left outside linebacker Nick Mikisugi had 12 tackles, five sacks, a forced fumble and an interception. Halfback Jackson Tatara ran for 425 yards and five touchdowns, halfback Ethan Wakamatsu ran for 143 yards and three scores, wide receiver Dayne Tsunashi caught four passes for 73 yards and a major score, offensive lineman Casey Fasi led the blockers with 30 pancakes and defensive lineman Sam Touzokuyama had four sacks. Finally, wide receiver and returner Archer Hiiro returned a punt 70 yards for a touchdown.

Leafa improve to 7-0 and return to action next week against the Utah State Aggies at home.