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Matou's Day Out: Archie Kicks 6 FGs In Spirit Smashing Of UNLV

Matou's Day Out: Archie Kicks 6 FGs In Spirit Smashing Of UNLV

By Satsuki Ranjou
Spirit News
October 14, 2073

Leafa Spirit kicker Archie Matou had a career day, kicking  six field goals including a 46-yarder en route to a comfortable 137-42 victory over the UNLV Rebels at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev. The second team got extensive playing time in this match, and they were led by the captain, quarterback Lachlan Akai, who passed for 282 yards, ran for 215 yards and scored seven touchdowns on offence. Cornerback Luca Mizushima led the defence with 14 tackles and a sack.

Halfback Jackson Tatara ran for 377 yards and four majors, halfback Hunter Aoshima ran for 143 yards and three scores, wide receiver Tyler Aki caught five passes for 98 yards and two majors and wideout Oliver Isaki led the blockers with 28 pancakes. Fellow wideout Mitch Kihara had 26 pancakes, while two players on the offensive line each had 17 pancakes.

Strong safety Ray Mononobe and cornerback Dane Nanase each had two interceptions while left outside linebacker Leo Tatsumi paced a quiet pass rush with two sacks. Middle linebacker Blake Tsunetsugu had 12 tackles while free safety Connor Togashi had 11. Two other players on defense also had a pick, including fourth-string quarterback and kickoff specialist Liam Oono.

Leafa improve to 7-0 and return home next week to face Notre Dame in Homecoming 2073.