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Leafa College Shut Out New Mexico, 125-0

Leafa College Shut Out New Mexico, 125-0

By Satsuki Ranjou
Spirit News
September 10, 2073

Last week against the Navy Midshipmen, Dan Harding's Leafa Spirit Gridiron fell a few minutes short of securing a shutout. This week, against the hapless New Mexico Lobos, the Spirit put it all together by sending out the second team en route to a 125-0 victory at Yunupingu Field in Canberra, ACT.

Quarterback Lachlan Akai passed for 183 yards, ran for 367 yards and scored eight touchdowns on offence. Middle linebacker Blake Tsunetsugu led a quiet defensive effort with 15 tackles, including three for loss. Halfback Jackson Tatara ran for 239 yards and four touchdowns, halfback Hunter Aoshima ran for 164 yards and three majors and freshman tailback Ledley Aki scored two  touchdowns on the ground.

Aki's cousin Tyler, led the receivers with seven receptions for 55 yards and a score, and wideout Mitch Kihara led the blockers with 18 pancakes. Defensive tackle Archie Fujiwara and left end Lewis Sakishima paced the pass rush with four sacks, while left outside linebacker Leo Tatsumi added three sacks.

Leafa improve to 2-0 and will host the Penn State Nittany Lions next week.