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Leafa College Win Second Straight Mountain West Championship

Leafa College Win Second Straight Mountain West Championship

By Satsuki Ranjou
Spirit News
December 10, 2073

Dan Harding's Leafa Spirit Gridiron defeated the Boise State Broncos, 101-24, in the 2073 Mountain West American Football Championship Game at Yunipingu Field in Canberra, ACT. Quarterback Cooper Kanie put himself as a presumptive favorite to defend his Heisman, passing for 153 yards, rushing for 240 yards and scoring four total touchdowns on offence. Left end Sam Touzokuyama earned defencive game MVP honours for six tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble.

Halfback Ethan Wakamatsu ran for 232 yards and two touchdowns, backup quarterback Jack Mikoshiba ran for 232 more yards and two more scores, and wide receiver Dayne Tsunashi caught four passes for 86 yards. Tsunashi and Yasaka led the blockers on offence with 15 pancakes. Mikoshiba also passed for 128 yards and two more scores.

Strong safety Lee Bongdal and middle linebacker Roy Hanamura each had 15 tackles, while Hanamura added two sacks. Defensive tackle Oscar Inui also had three sacks, while cornerback Vic Tsuchimikado returned an interception 99 yards for a touchdowns. Three other players on defense also recorded two sacks.

Leafa improve to 13-0 and will await their opponent for the 2074 BCS International Championship Game. The projected opponent, according to Sportsbet.com.au, is the Stanford University Cardinal.