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"I Did It For Mum and Yamato! I Did It All!": Jack Mikoshiba

Chiyo Sakura, the mother of Leafa Spirit quarterback Jack Mikoshiba.

"I Did It For Mum and Yamato! I Did It All!": Jack Mikoshiba

By Graeme Wong
Spirit News
December 10, 2072

Rarely-used Leafa Spirit quarterback Jack Mikoshiba got his first-ever start for the gridiron team in the pouring rain at Yunipingu Field in Canberra, ACT against the Boise State Broncos in the 2072 Mountain West Championship Game. With the Heisman Trophy pretty much secured for Cooper Kanie, there was no need to start the most accomplished signal caller in program history as Mikoshiba passed for 329 yards, ran for 378 more yards and scored 10 offencive touchdowns as the Spirit gradually outran Boise State, 125-47 to win their first-ever conference title in American football.

"I did it for mum and Yamato! I did it all!" exclaimed a teary-eyed Mikoshiba, who was hugging his wife Nadeshiko "Yamato" Sunohara and even princess-carrying her for a bit. "Coach wanted me to get involved and I had a great time in the rain. These are wonderful conditions to play this sport, what can I say? Absolutely fantastic times to be an Aussie, and now we're one win away from making even more history.

"I'm so excited to finally play on the biggest stage of all when it comes to college football. None of us ever thought we'd be able to live the big dream, like in our song, but we're living it, and we're not gonna let it end until we lift that crystal footy. Everyone on campus is over the moon. We're ready to keep the tradition of gridiron success in the Mitakihara University System alive. What a day!"

Left outside linebacker Nick Mikisugi had 11 tackles, including two sacks. Halfback Jackson Tatara ran for 341 yards and six touchdowns. Wide receiver Dayne Tsunashi caught seven passes for 107 yards and three scores while leading the blockers with 25 pancakes. Defencive tackle Levi Iori had two sacks, while three different players on defence had two interceptions.

Leafa improve to 13-0 and will face the Texas A&M Aggies, led by Johnny Manziel Jr., the grandson of the famous A&M and Cleveland Browns quarterback of the same name, in the 2073 BCS National Championship Game.