Saturday, August 22, 2015

Easy as pie for Leafa in rout of Fresno on the road

Easy as pie for Leafa in rout of Fresno on the road

By Naoto Suzukawa
The Spirit News
December 1, 2075


First-year quarterback Shae Katou-Aki passed for 221 yards, ran for 457 yards and scored 10 touchdowns on offence as Dan Harding's Leafa Spirit Gridiron coasted to a 147-14 victory over the Fresno State Bulldogs at Bulldog Stadium in Fresno, California, USA. Left end Sam "Yokozuna" Touzokuyama led a staunch defence with eight tackles, six tackles for loss, and five sacks.

Halfback Jackson Tatara ran for 403 yards and seven touchdowns, halfback Archer Hiiro ran for 163 yards and three scores, wide receiver Xavier Kim caught four passes for 53 yards and two touchdowns and tight end Tom Arashi had a reception for a major as well as 11 pancake blocks to lead a subtle blocking effort. Offensive lineman Gino Fatu had 10 pancakes in a showing that saw no sacks conceded whatsoever.

Middle linebacker Roy Hanamura led the defence in tackling with 15 tackles, while strong safety Lee Bongdal added 11. Defensive tackle Levi Iori had three sacks, outside linebacker Nick Mikisugi had two sacks and the Provost's Son, free safety Jay Madanbashi, had two interceptions. On special teams, halfback Brett Inohara had a punt returned 75 yards for a touchdown.

Leafa improve to 12-0 and will most likely face the Boise State Broncos at Yunupingu Field in two weeks for the 2015 Mountain West Football Championship. The match is a confirmed sellout. This will also be the final game under the Mandawuy Yunupingu Field, at which it will switch to its corporate name of Subaru Pleiades Stadium on 1 January 2076.