Saturday Scrimmages a Success

22 Mar

I heard it was a good “all around scrimmage day” for women’s tackle football on Saturday.

Rammy of Sports Geeks attended the Waco, Texas scrimmage where the LoneStar Mustangs, East Texas Saberkats and the Austin Outlaws met on the field to play. They even had a visit from RoxyG and the Coaches of the H’Town Texas Cyclones being supportive in the stands.

Sports Geeks talked the last hour of his show about women’s tackle football and yesterday’s Texas event. He even got some video footage that he will upload on the Women’s Tackle Football Group Ning Board.

Also yesterday was the Round Robin scrimmage hosted by the California Quake in Long Beach, CA where So Cal Breakers, Tucson Monsoon and the Seattle Majestics met for an all day event.

If you recall, last year the first River City Bowl was held where five teams from the west met to play in Bullhead City, AZ.

Across the state line and into Las Vegas, NV,  the Casino Bowl was being held.  The Las Vegas Showgirlz and the Northern Utah Avalanche would kick off before the NFE All Stars and the Colorado All Stars were to take the field.

Write Up by Coach Lee, taken from the Women’s Tackle Football Group:

It was a great day for football here in Las Vegas as we scrimmaged the Utah Avalanche. Utah plays 8’s normally but came to Vegas to play us in 11’s and we will return the favor and play them in Utah in August in 8’s. If the Avalanche can add about 12 more players to their roster of 20, they would make a good 11 on 11 team.

We went into this scrimmage to see who can play some football, and by no surprise our 18 year old QB sensation Nikki Johnson did a great job running all 45 plays for us on offense and throwing a 25 yard TD on her very first pass of her tackle football career.

The “D” came out swarming all over the the place hitting and tackling everything that move on Utah’s first set of 10 plays. Our Defensive stand outs were, CB Summer Larrison with 3 int’s, 2 of them would of been for TD but we blew the play dead after the int’s, FS Stephanie Gemar had 2 int’s, and both again would of been TD’s. DE Shamika Brownlee had a sack and force fumble, DE Veronique Tonasale had a sack and force fumble, MB Christi Acacio had some big hits and a fumble recovery.

On the “O”, the line did a great job of opening up holes and protecting the QB, giving up no sacks on the day. Lead the way in rushing was 3rd year RB Kristina Brouchet with 6 carries for 75 yards and a TD. Rookie QB Nikki Johnson 5 carries 31 yards and 1 TD. Rookie RB Chareesse Powe 3 carries 39 yards. Second year RB Shamika Finks 5 carries 46 yards. Rookie Maria Rodriguez 2 carries 30 yards. WR/RB Jennifer Keala 1 rush for 20 yard and a TD, and RB Angelic Schudt 1 rush for a 15 yard TD.

Nikki Johnson was 4 out of 8 for 73 yards, a TD, and 2 int’s. Jennifer Keala led the way with 2 catches for 50 yards and 1 TD, Maria Rodriguez 1 catch for 6 yards, and Stephanie Gemar 1 catch for 17 yards.

In all we have 45 offensive plays in series of 10. Starting from our 20, our 40, their 40, their 20, and 5 plays from the 5 yard line. We moved the ball down the field as long as you got a 1st down within 3 plays, if not then the ball started back at the top.

Utah scored on a 60 yard passing play, and on runs of 5, 8 and 5 yards.

Last played was the Pink Ribbon Bowl, held in Baltimore, MD.  The Baltimore Nighthawks played against the DC Divas for the first annual event, which some of the proceeds for the game went towards the Susan G. Komen Foundation.  Also fans and participants were asked to bring canned food that was to be donated to the Bea Gaddy Family Center.

Write Up taken from the IWFL website:

The Baltimore Nighthawks and DC Divas will meet in this pre-season football game to raise awareness about breast cancer, hunger and women’s tackle football.

One dollar from every ticket will benefit the Maryland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  All ticket holders are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to be given to Bea Gaddy Family Center in exchange for a raffle ticket.  One lucky fan will have the opportunity to participate in a $10,000 football toss at half-time.

Be sure to tune in this Thursday, 6:30pm(pst)/9:30pm(est) to hear more about this event on Nighthawks Radio at http://www.wfbtalkcontinues.com.

Next Saturday, March 28th Nancy and I will be attending the scrimmage match between the California Lynx and the Ventura Black widows in Fresno, CA.  The game will be broadcast on WFB Talk Continues from 2pm to 4pm (pst).
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