Round 3 wrap-up – Fight, Slayers & Axemen 3 for 3
Fight vs Titans Philadelphia faced their first real test of the year hosting local rivals New Jersey in a thrilling encounter that went down to the wire. The Titans got off to a quick 6-0 start but it was the Fight that turned things around with 16 unanswered points before the Titans snuck in right before the halftime buzzer. The Fight started the second half strongly with two more tries by Rich Henson and Pat Quirk but the Titans refused to give up and clawed there way back to be within 4 points with only minutes remaining. Philly had to dig deep and managed to hold off several series of attacks before some turning it around and scoring right on full time. While Philadelphia celebrates their third win in a row, the newly formed Titans have done themselves proud embracing the 13 man code getting better with each game. Final score Fight 30, Titans 22.
Slayers vs Rebellion Three hours south down I-95 saw a red hot D.C. Slayers put the sword to a determined Rhode Island Rebellion who refused to give up climbing back on several occasions. It was a classic battle of size verses speed as the Slayers massive pack worked overtime with the plucky Rebellions battling their darting runs from dummy half. The Slayers were cruising with an 18 lead before Rhode Island scored twice coming within 6 right before the last quarter. The Slayers had other ideas and turned up the heat making sure they weren’t going to lose their first home game. Slayers playmaker Aaron Cook capped off a massive game with 4 tries. Final score Slayers 36, Rebellion 28.
Oneida FC vs Axemen The Jacksonville team took to the air for their first away game of the season easily disposing of the newly formed Oneida FC whose inaugural season only gets more difficult with each game. Jacksonville were never really tested and remained on cruise control in what felt more like a training session for next weeks game against Philadelphia. The only bad news for Jacksonville were injuries to halfback Rich alleger and winger Nick Shea that may see them sidelined for the remainder of the season. Final score Axemen 54, Oneida 12.
Boston 13s vs Warriors The traveling Warriors were ruthless as they easily crushed a hapless Boston outfit at home. The Warriors had too much early ball possession and it wasn’t long before Boston found themselves struggling to keep up with defending the continued attacks. Chris Yergan was the Warriors with his damaging runs throughout the game. The Warriors have won the last two games but will be tested this week against a red hot Slayers team. Final score Warriors 52, Boston 0
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Next Week – Round 4
(H) Oneida FC vs (A) Boston Thirteens
(H) Washington D.C. Slayers vs New Haven Warriors
(H) Philadelphia Fight vs Jacksonville Axemen
(H) Rhode Island Rebellion vs (A) NJ Turnpike Titans