Monday, August 17, 2015

Leafa Spirit concede first-ever safety as Texas A&M falls

Leafa Spirit concede first-ever safety as Texas A&M falls

By Naoto Suzukawa
The Spirit News
September 8, 2075


Dan Harding's Leafa College Spirit Gridiron conceded their first-ever safety in program history at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas, USA against the Texas A&M Aggies. Nonetheless, in a strange turn of events, Leafa scored a gift of a safety and coasted to a 128-40 hiding of the Aggies in nonconference play. The game was the second of a season-opening road trip that will conclude next week against the Clemson Tigers.

Quarterback Shae Katou-Aki passed for 204 yards, ran for 460 yards and scored 12 total touchdowns on offence. The defence was led by cornerback Luca "Night Fever" Mizushima, who had eight tackles, a forced fumble and an interception. Halfback Jackson Tatara ran for 95 yards and two touchdowns, wide receiver Xavier Kim caught five passes for 45 yards and a score, backup quarterback Kaz Kasumigaoka scored a major in his debut in relief and wideout Dayne Tsunashi led the blockers with 31 pancake blocks.

On defence, middle linebacker Roy Hanamura had 16 tackles including two for loss as well as a pick, left end Sam Touzokuyama had six tackles and two sacks, left end Gary Acura also had a couple of sacks and two other players on defense had an interception, including Katou-Aki, who is capable of playing on both sides of the ball as a playcaller and playmaker.

Leafa College improve to 2-0 on the season. Next weekend's match against Clemson will be broadcast live and on tape delay on 5AO, 3TK and the 5AO Leafa College Radio Network.