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Leafa Second Team Dials In Against Nevada in 150-10 Rout

Leafa Second Team Dials In Against Nevada in 150-10 Rout

By Reiko Arisugawa-Bell
The Spirit News
November 7, 2077

Left end Case Tasmin Jagger recorded 17 tackles and eight sacks and quarterback Kaz Kasumigaoka passed for 396 yards, ran for 472 and scored 12 touchdowns as Dan Harding's Leafa Spirit Gridiron got the second team to roll past the Nevada Wolf Pack, 150-10, at the Pleiades Stadium in Canberra. The stats were career bests for Kasumigaoka and Tasmin Jagger, who are expected to earn NCAA and Mountain West Player of the Week honors for their efforts.

"As promised, I wanted the fringe players to get some reps down and they delivered," said Harding after the match. "The boys lifted from the kickoff and didn't look back. They were spot on and got to work from the start. I was really pleased with their commitment to running the offence and defence and special teams."

"I knew I was going to be called up today and I just plugged and way and made some hits," said Tasmin Jagger, known as Tazza for short. "I like throwing the quarterback down when I get an opening because I have good speed and can accelerate past blockers after getting space. When I have a second, I am there. I had a lot of fun today."

"I was disappointed I didn't throw for any majors but I have the legs and vision to make up for it," said Kaz, known as Kazza for short. "I watch how the AFL players use their legs to go through space and I didn't disappoint. If I can get in on my own power, I can cash in. I had a sprain late so I didn't finish it out, but Rocky wanted some reps too and he got a major as well so it was a good outing for us."

Leafa improve to 9-0 and host San Jose State next week.