Awesome Axemen sizzle in DC

The Jacksonville Axemen are back in first place after a convincing victory over the competition leaders DC Slayers in scorching conditions at the nations capital.
Awesome Axemen sizzle in DC

Form the get go it was clear that the the team that made the least amount of errors was going to walk away victorious. The first quarter was tight with both teams waiting to pounce and it was Jacksonville that capitalized by findings gaps and putting in two tries. The Slayers rallied in the second and put one over the line but it was short lived as the Axemen went on a terror with 4 more unanswered tries to lead 30-6 at the half.

In the third, a revitalized Slayers came out firing with tremendous defensive hits and a series of solid offense saw them score to offer a glimmer of hope. Alas Jacksonville weren't going to let this one slip away and manage to push through another successful attack that saw them take control and never look back.

For the Slayers, wing John Young showed why he is one of the fastest in the league by preventing at least two Axemen tries, Second Rowers Andrew Payne and Trevor Peterson were amazing in offense and defense, and Center Tonga Fanueli set up several big runs. Leading the day with the most damaging defensive hits was Roman Kealofa Kakiva Pritt. Roman was selected out of Saint Paul's college by the Baltimore Ravens in 2011 as a defensive lineman and has been training with the Slayers to prepare for the tough NFL workouts. His 6'2" 330lbs frame caused damage in the Jax attack.

Coach Hanson on the day, "Tough loss out there today. Hats off to Jax for an outstanding match and massive effort on both sides of the ball for our lads; they kept their heads up and never surrendering. The score definitely does not reflect our effort on the day. We've identified the areas we need to work and will spend this week getting ready for Boston and the playoffs. We'll see Jax again and its going to deliver another outstanding display."

Next week, the Axemen (7-1) host the Philadelphia Fight (7-1) to see who has top seed in the standings and will host 4th placed New Haven Warriors in the semifinals.

Final score Axemen 36 to DC Slayers 16