Friday, July 26, 2013
|The Round 5 Game between the “Blood Bay Maple Leaves” and “The Stomp” was awaited with baited breath by both coaches and fans alike. I’m sure that the Elves were hoping that the Orc’s just held their breath instead.|
The Day started off with fine weather but as the kick off drew close the heavens opened up and the rain came down in buckets.
Even with this draw back the Elves won the toss and elected to receive. With their supreme elegance, once gaining the ball the flanking players streamed down the field, while their poor brothers in the line of scrimmage had to deal with a cranky Troll and a couple of brutish Black Orc’s. Once again The Stomp lacked any ability to do any serious damage to any of the Elves. The Elves were looking for a quick score and thought that they had found an opening. Even in the rain the pass was perfect but the Receiver was unable to brake though and back tracked. He attempted to pass to an open player but the ball was intercepted by Stuffem, a Black Orc.
With the ball in the Orc’s hands they attempted to get into their scoring half but were not able to get past the half way line. The Elves defenders ran rings around them but were unable to strip the ball from The Stomp players. During this half The Troll spent a large portion of the half just picking its nose and watch the little dancing thingies that ran around him. 2 casualties were rendered though, one by the wayward Troll and the other by one of the Blitzer’s. (The Dice ran hot and cold for this half…)
With the coming of the second half the weather cleared and the Orc’s were to receive the ball. “The Stomp” knew that the “Blood Bay Maple Leaves” were too quick for them. So they tried to grind them into the ground, with only a modicum of success. With some luck and a fair amount of time the Orc cage had made its way through the Elves line and left them pummeled. Tonk strolled in the Touchdown with only two turns left for the Elves.
On receiving the Ball the “Blood Bay Maple Leaves” players didn’t give up the Orc’s stopped one side of the field though. But 2 Elves made it close to their scoring end but were held up and unable to get the ball to the player that had the best chance of scoring.
“The Stomp” 1 def. “Blood Bay Maple Leaves” 0.
I didnt take any photos for this game.
|With the punishing heat on game day, it didn’t deter the crowd attending the game between The Stomp and the Gastly One's.|
With the Skaven winning the toss they elected to receive. They showed there class and agility by making a near unstoppable drive and Malek the Gutter Runners trotted in a TD on their second turn. At the end of the drive several players collapsed on both sides from the heat.
With the next kick off both teams replaced the downed players from their reserves. Once the Orc’s received the ball they didn’t show any where near the smooth moves of the Skaven had and literally tripped over their own feet. With a large scrum forming in the middle of the ground the ball tumbled free and was scooped up by Warugnar the Blitzer. But this seemed to be missed by the skaven who seemed to be focused on the mass of struggling players. This allowed Warugnar to sneak away and steal a touchdown in the last turn of the 1st half.
The weather was still a scorcher and had taken more of a toll on the players. Gnarl the troll sat out the whole second half with the cooling vest on. But the punishing game that the Orc’s were playing was taking more of a price for the Skaven with only having 9 players to start the second half.
With the Orc’s receiving they were able to control the ball right up to 2 squares from the End Zone were Tonk was caught by a Lineman and a Gutter Runner. The ball bounced free and was picked up by a passing gutter runner who was not quiet fast enough to get away and was knocked down and the ball was free again. Warugnar the Blitzer was able to get to the ball and pass it to Terenya who had scrambled into the End zone in the Orc’s last turn for The Stomp’s 2nd TD.
The Games was quickly wrapped up with 2- 1 win to the Stomp.