A shock upset pumped new life into the Habs' playoff hopes, as they defeated the Jawbreakers 1-0 in a tightly contested match. Pundits were astonished by the uncharacteristically un-reckless play of the Habs, as rumours swirled that team owners had leveled an ultimatum to the Human coaching staff: win or else!
Early casualties on the Jawbreakers provided the humans with a numbers advantage, but the spidery Slann weathered the storm well, and were frankly unlucky not to seize the possession of the ball, having sacked two separate Habs ball-carriers on their drive to the end zone. But a friendly crowd throw-in of the ball, coupled with Jawbreakers turnovers on blocks at the worst possible time, allowed the Habs to recover the ball in space and sprint along the open side of the pitch to score a touchdown late in the first half.
The Humans blitzed the Slann on the next drive, and caused just enough problems to delay the reptilian offence, stunning and double-marking the receivers that the Slann sent downfield.
In the second half, "Elegant Elmer" Lach was a defensive machine, blitzing Slann catchers back and forth along the backfield and being fortunate enough to cause stuns and knockouts, while the rest of the Habs double- or triple-marked the deepest defenders. Custard II held the ball deep in his backfield, waiting for the break in the Habs lines. Finally, midway through the 2nd, he saw an open receiver and threw the ball - but it was intercepted by Serge "The Senator" Savard, who took off for the Slann endzone.
Custard recovered enough to sack Savard and recover the ball, but time and dwindling numbers were telling against the Jawbreakers. In the final minute of the game, Grape the Kroxigor found himself unmarked and lumbered in the endzone as Custard hucked a long pass downfield...but the pass was inaccurate, the ball scattered off the pitch, and with no other Slann able to recover and score, the ref called time on the match.
|Posted Tue Feb 11 2020 20:42:32 (last edited Sun Feb 23 2020 20:57:15) by TrevC