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Leafa Spirit March Past San Jose State

Leafa Spirit March Past San Jose State

By Reiko Bell
The Spirit News
November 14, 2077

Quarterback Shae Katou-Aki ran for 598 yards and 11 total touchdowns and cornerback Lloy Auerbach made four interceptions to help Dan Harding's Leafa Spirit dominate the San Jose Spartans, 147-34, on Spirit Senior Day 2077. It was a complete performance that won the day for the Spirit on both sides on the ball, but also a day dedicated to the team's vaunted ground game.

"We just like to run the ball ad nauseum," said Coach Harding. "We figured that our speed and block was all we needed to take down San Jose and we forced our opponent to try and have a crack at our bread and butter. Then our defense made some stops at defending their passing game and that obviously factored into the result."

Halfback Brett Inohgara ran for 372 yards and five touchdowns, wideout Jiji Petricca had 13 pancake blockes, Satoshi Aiza added 12 for the offensive line, middle linebacker Rhys Miyazawa had 26 tackles and secondary ballhawk Geronimo Hikigaya added 17 tackles and a pick. Gilles Troyard led a quiet yet effective pass rush with three sacks on the night.

Leafa improve to 10-0 and are away to San Diego State next week at Qualcomm Stadium on Nov. 20.