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Leafa Spirit Gridiron Slams UCLA On Homecoming

Leafa Spirit Gridiron Slams UCLA On Homecoming

By Eruna Ichinomiya
Spirit News
September 30, 2074

On AFL Grand Final Eve, Dan Harding's Leafa College Spirit Gridiron slammed the UCLA Bruins, led by former Spirit defensive end Riley Adashino, 168-27 at Yunupingu Field in Canberra, ACT. Quarterback Cooper Kanie passed for 369 yards, ran for 413 yards and scored 11 total touchdowns on offence. The provost's son, Jay Madanbashi, recorded five tackles as well as two interceptions on the night to lead the defence.

Halfback Ethan Wakamatsu ran for 319 yards and five touchdowns, halfback Jackson Tatara ran for 319 yards and five majors, wide receiver Dayne Tsunashi caught nine passes for 164 yards and a touchdown, and wideout Xavier Kim led the team in blocking with 18 pancake blocks. Wideout Mitch Kihara added 15 blocks while four other players on offence had at least 10 pancakes.

Middle linebacker Roy Hanamura, the husband of Homecoming Chair Erika Sendai, led the team in tackling with 18 tackles. Cornerback Vic Tsuchikimado also had two picks while two other players on defence had an interception apiece. Left end Sam Touzokuyama and defensive tackle Levi Iori each had two sacks.

Left guard Jacob Esera did not play due to injury and will be sidelined a minimum of two games. This will give converted defensive lineman Jackson Kaburaki more playing time on the offensive line. Leafa improve to 4-0 and will return to action next week at home against the Utah State Aggies.