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Leafa Gridiron Mow Down Utah State Aggies

Leafa Gridiron Mow Down Utah State Aggies

By Graeme Wong
Spirit News
October 30, 2072

Dan Harding's Leafa Spirit Gridiron Team were in full force at Yunipingu Field in Canberra, ACT, holding the Utah State Aggies to only two field goals in a 129-6 lynching, Quarterback Cooper Kanie passed for 219 yards and rushed for 397 yards, scoring 11 total touchdowns on the ground. Left end Sam Touzokuyama led the defense with 11 tackles and seven sacks.

"Cooper had a weak afternoon throwing the ball," said Coach Harding after the match. "However in terms of running with the footy, he did a good job using his athleticism and spearheading another strong performance from the offence. Our pass rush was on song, as well, so a good job, good effort from everyone involved."

Halfback Jackson Tatara ran for 403 yards and four touchdowns, halfback Ethan Wakamatsu ran for 118 yards and two scores, wideout Mitch Kihara caught five passes for 44 yards and a major and wideout Xavier Kim led the blockers with 26 pancakes. Kihara also had 20 pancakes.

Aside from Touzokuyama's sensational hitout, linebacker Roy Hanamura had 15 tackles, two sacks and an interception while cornerback Daniel Tachibana also had 15 tackles. Three other players on defense also had an interception, while linebacker David Hazuki returned a fumble 67 yards for a major score.

Leafa improve to 8-0 on the season and will hit the road next week to face the Boise State Broncos of Boise, Idaho to continue Mountain West Conference play.