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House Call: Players Leave Leafa College

House Call: Players Leave Leafa College

By Satsuki Ranjou
Spirit News
January 21, 2073

A number of players have elected to leave Leafa College after a succeesful national championship campaign. Halfback Flynn Azuma has chosen to leave Leafa despite seeing considerable playing time. In a surprise move, Azuma will be enrolling at the U.S. Naval Academy with an intention to join the Australian Navy. Azuma ran for 338 yards on the ground and scored nine rushing touchdowns as a freshman.

"After talking it over with my family, I think it's best for me to move on," said Azuma after a face-to-face meeting with Coach Harding.

Left tackle Herman Wallwork is also calling it quits after seeing limited playing time for the Spirit. Despite earning all-conference honors, the 6'5" left tackle has elected to transfer to Central Michigan.

"You've taught me to always go with my heart...and my heart says to move on," said Wallwork during the meeting with Coach Harding.

Also leaving the program is halfback Noah Hu, who will move on to Penn State. "I'm ready to transfer to a place that I'm comfortable," said Hu during the meeting with Coach Harding. Hu did not get on the stats as a rusher, but he had two receptions for 55 yards and one touchdown.

Finally, right end Riley Adashino is going to transfer to UCLA after registering just one tackle all year. Adashino is Australia but has relatives who live in Beverly Hills. "Don't try and talk me out of this. I've made up my mind to transfer," said Adashino to Harding in a heated verbal exchange that saw Adashino, Hu, Wallwork and Azuma summarily dismissed from the program by the Coach.

"As of today, we are making arrangements to schedule Penn State, UCLA and Navy for next season while scheduling Central Michigan in 2074," said Coach Harding. "Also as of today, following a meeting from Herman Wallwork, Noah Hu, Flynn Azuma and Riley Adashino, all four have been dismised from the Spirit football program for electing to transfer.

"At Leafa, loyalty to the team is critically important, and while we are contractually obligated to wish them well, it is very unlikely that they will be reaching the pinnacles of success that we are planning to reach over the next several years. Those who stay with Leafa will be champions."

In other news, Allan MacInnis was promoted from Quarterbacks Coach to Offensive Coordinator after Rothwell Grundy was named head coach at Fresno State. Haruki Takayama, a former Mitakihara Magi quarterback, was named the new quarterback coach after retiring from playing pro football.