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Leafa Mow Down Nevada In Away Laugher

Leafa Mow Down Nevada In Away Laugher

By Graeme Wong
Spirit News
November 27, 2072

Quarterback Cooper Kanie passed for 246 yards, ran for 336 yards and scored 10 offensive touchdowns as Dan Harding's Leafa College Spirit gridiron team muscled past the Nevada Wolf Pack, 136-24, at Mackay Stadium in Reno, Nev. Middle linebacker Roy Hanamura led the defense with 18 tackles and an interception.

Halfback Jackson Tatara ran for 373 yards and five touchdowns, halfback Ethan Wakamatsu ran for 131 yards and two majors, wide receiver Xavier Kim caught four passes for 95 yards and a score and wideout Mitch Kihara led the blockers with 24 pancakes. Free safety Jay Madanbashi had 12 tackles and an interception while left end Sam Touzokuyama and lineback Nick Mikisugi each had three sacks.

"We had a good performance, not one of our best, but still a dominant effort," Coach Harding said after the game. "I told the team after the match was over, 'Gentlemen, we are two wins away from making history. Don't sit on your laurels, we have an opponent that we most likely have faced before coming for a second swing at us. They want to play spoiler, but we won't let them. Focus your time and effort in getting the job done in two weeks time because that game will be one of the most important games in the history of this program.'"

Leafa improve to 12-0 and will face the Boise State Broncos, champions of the Mountain Division of the Mountain West Conference, in the Mountain West Championship Game at Yunupingu Field in Canberra, ACT. The game is officially a sellout.