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These Are The Nights That Never Die: Leafa Slaughter Fresno

These Are The Nights That Never Die: Leafa Slaughter Fresno

By Satsuki Ranjou
Spirit News
November 26, 2073

It was not even close. Quarterback Cooper Kanie passed for 293 yards, ran for 328 more yards and scored 11 total touchdowns on offence as Dan Harding's Leafa Spirit Gridiron slaughtered Roth Grundy's Fresno State Bulldogs, 153-27, at Bulldog Stadium in Fresno, Calif. Left end Gary Acura recorded four sacks to lead a ferocious pass rush that also forced six turnovers and 21 points off turnovers.

Halfback Ethan Wakamatsu ran for 225 yards and three touchdowns while catching seven passes for 87 yards and two more majors, halfback Jackson Tatara ran for 106 yards and two more scores, wide receiver Mitch Kihara caught six passes for 124 yard and two majors and wideout Dayne Tsunashi led the team in blocking with 26 pancakes while Connor Yasaka added 20.

Free safety Jay Madanbashi and strong safety Lee Bongdal led the team in defence with 10 tackles. Defensive tackle Oscar Inui had three sacks, while middle linebacker Roy Hanamura, right outside linebacker David Hazuki and cornerback Dane Nanase each scored a defensive touchdown. Left end Sam Touzokuyama also had three sacks on the night.

Leafa improve to 12-0 on the season and will face the Boise State Broncos in the 2073 Mountain West Championship Game.