Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Despite conceding safety, Leafa ease past Nebraska

Despite conceding safety, Leafa ease past Nebraska

By Carol Craftman
The Spirit News
September 7, 2076


The offence of Dan Harding's Leafa College Spirit Gridiron were wasteful in the third quarter, giving up a safety to the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA to start the term. However, the Spirit defence responded with two of their own and were masterful in reducing the No. 2 ranked team in college gridiron to said safety and a field goal as Leafa routed Nebraska 99-5.

Second-year quarterback Shae Katou-Aki had an insipid day throwing the ball, with just 128 yards and an interception. However, he ran for 302 yards and scored eight total touchdowns on offence. First-year defencive tackle Kieran Hyakuya had his breakout game on the line, making 11 tackles, four sacks and an interception.

Halfback Brett Inohara ran for 249 yards and two touchdowns while wideout Ledley Aki led the blockers with 20 pancake blockes. Wide receiver Jarryd Kaizuka also got in on the blocking feast with 13 pancakes. As for the blocking machine from last week, Tove Lo? Only one pancake block this game. Left outside linebacker Gilles Troyard had two sacks, left end Steele Craftman had three sacks and left end Case-Tasmin Jagger had two. Six other players on defence besides Hyakuya had a pick.

Leafa improve to 2-0 and face the Michigan Wolverines next week on the road.