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Leafa Spirit Gridiron Level Nevada At Home

Leafa Spirit Gridiron Level Nevada At Home

By Satsuki Ranjou
Spirit News
November 5, 2073

Quarterback Cooper Kanie passed for 300 yards, rushed for a school record 673 yards and scored 13 touchdowns on offence as Dan Harding's Leafa Spirit Gridiron crushed the Nevada Wolf Pack, 160-34, at Yunupingu Field in Canberra, ACT. Free safety Jay Madanbashi led the Spirit defence with 22 tackles and three interceptions. The Spirit are currently ranked No. 2 in all of college football, right behind the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Halfback Ethan Wakamatsu ran for 373 yards and five touchdowns, halfback Jackson Tatara ran for 228 yards and three more scores, and wide receiver Connor Yasaka caught seven passes for 105 yards and three majors while leading the team in blocking with 11 pancakes. Defensive tackle Oscar Inui and right end Lewis Sakishima each had three sacks while cornerback Lincoln Yama, in his return from injury, made 12 tackles and also recorded a sack.

"It's nice to see Lincoln back in the lineup after a long layoff," said Coach Harding after the game. "You can see that after that performance, he feels pretty good about himself and his mates feed off of that. He's quite a spark plug to our team and we need him to stay healthy for the rest of the season. We put in a good shift today, but next week, we want to make the Class of 2073 real proud of this club."

Leafa improve to 9-0 and host the 1-9 San Jose State Spartans next Saturday in Spirit Senior Day 2073.