It was a sunny day… a new day… the first day for playoff football – 2014! We finished first after the regular season… they finished 8th… but today, we started the game at 0-0… in every way. It’s the playoffs… a new season… and every play counts. Good thing for us… our boys made it count today and here’s how it went.
We landed on the first kick off and offence took to the field. We kept the ball on the ground and marched down the field using all of our tools. It was a hard run up the middle that found us in the end zone for the first time on this day. (Raiders 6 Nomads 0) A quick snap, hold and kick that just cleared the cross bar. (Raiders 8 Nomads 0) Next came fast feet, turning the corner and in we go – touchdown! (Raiders 14 Nomads 0) The kick was good again. (Raiders 16 Nomads 0) A 30 yard throw was caught and resulted in a massive gain. They got their hands on our next pass but the defense held them where they started from and the ball was back to us. One quick play and it was another touchdown. (Raiders 22 Nomads 0) The kick was good. (Raiders 24 Nomads 0) A speedy blitz by TK and down came the runner, out came the ball, a fumble recovery by Dokken and GO offence!! A quick pass, catch and run and SCORE RAIDERS! (Raiders 30 Nomads 0) Four runs in a row and a push to the end zone – touchdown CALEB!!
The 2nd half began and it was a steady march up the field. The QB kept the ball and yep, we were end zone bound!! Strong defense caused a fumble and recovery for us – and our offence was in great field position again. Dylan carried the ball like a pro – right into the end zone!! Touchdown Raiders! And to top it all off – the convert kick was good.
Round 1 of the playoffs – DONE – the Pee Wee Raiders are off to Round 2. The teams will get tougher but so will we. We are ready for Round 2 – whoever it brings. We will take care of our side of the field and work harder than ever this week to make sure we are prepared to not only play well but also have fun doing it! We will give it our all – and that’s what matters!! Well done boys!! We are so proud of you!!