Tuesday, August 18, 2015

House Call On The Road: Leafa Grind Past Clemson

House Call On The Road: Leafa Grind Past Clemson

By Naoto Suzukawa
The Spirit News
September 15, 2075


It was a grinder. A grinder. A GRINDER. Fortunately, Dan Harding's Leafa Spirit Gridiron can win the defensive grinders, too, as seen in their 89-15 smashing of the Clemson Tigers at Clemson Memorial Stadium in Clemson, South Carolina, USA. It was a more subtle performance from quarterback Shae Katou-Aki, who passed for 249 yards, ran for 253 yards and scored four total touchdowns on offence. Left outside linebacker Nick Mikisugi had nine tackles, four tackles for loss, three sacks and a forced fumble.

Halfback Jackson Tatara ran for 166 yards and a touchdown, halfback Archer Hiiro ran for 73 yards and two majors, wide receiver Xavier Kim caught five passes for 96 yards and wideout Dayne Tsunashi led a quiet blocking effort with four pancake blocks.

Middle linebacker Roy Hanamura continued his stellar senior year with 15 tackles while defensive end Lewis Sakishima recorded three sacks. Defensive captain and cornerback Vic Tsuchimikado had two interceptions while strong safety Lee Bongdal added 11 tackles on the day.

Leafa College improve to 3-0 on the season and will have two bye weeks as they prepare for Homecoming 2075 against Boise State. This will be the home opener for the Spirit as well as the conference opener for the team, ranked No. 1 in all of college gridiron.