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Leafa complete road sweep, pound Michigan 125-42

Leafa complete road sweep, pound Michigan 125-42

By Carol Craftman
The Spirit News
September 13, 2076

Dan Harding's Leafa College Spirit Gridiron delivered a clean sweep of their first three road opponents, all ranked in the polls, to start the 2076 college gridiron season. At Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, they were dominant in their 125-42 victory over the Michigan Wolverines. Quarterback Shae Katou-Aki passed for 337 yards, ran for 240 more and scored eight touchdowns on offence.

Defencively, Leafa were led by middle linebacker Rhys Miyazawa, who had 21 tackles, three tackles for loss and a forced fumble. Halfback Brett Inohara ran for 194 yards and three touchdowns, halfback Jack Fukushina ran for 122 yards and a major score, halfback Dana Rinaldi ran for 88 yards and two touchdowns, backup quarterback Kaz Kasumigaoka scored a pair of majors and wide receiver Jiji Petricca caught 10 passes for 143 yards and two touchdowns.

Wideout Ledley Aki led the blockers with 20 pancake blocks while wideout Jarryd Kaizuka added 17 and Petricca added 13. Left end Steele Craftman continued his strong outing with three sacks while right end Ben Ayugase and defencive tackle Kieran Hikigaya added two. Strong safety Gilles Troyard also record an interception in the rout.

Leafa improve to 3-0 and return to action next week at home against the Air Force Falcons in Homecoming 2076.