There were touchdowns aplenty in Devon on Sunday, as the Sharks took on and defeated both the St. Albans Kings and the North Devon Dogs.
There were 222 points scored in just 3 matches with an average of 74 points a game – which is just incredible.
Well done to all the Sharks that went on Sunday, it was an awesome team effort, especially considering the heat. The final results were as follows:
Sharks 61 – 0 Kings
Dogs 100 – 6 Kings
Sharks 43 – 12 Dogs
Dayle had set us the target of two shut outs to aim for and whilst we didn’t quite achieve that we came very close – to concede 2 scores against the Dogs after watching them rack up 100 points against the Kings in the 2nd game, was an impressive feat.
Not to mince words, the Defense was outstanding on Sunday. Whilst its not so easy to attribute stats to D as it is to O, the 12 points in 2 games says it all. Whenever our D was on the field, it meant the opposition were frustrated. Even the Dogs potent O could not find its way through our pack with any consistency. Well done to all that took the field on D and credit to Dave and Dayle for their scheming and coaching.
Not that the Offense didn’t do their part, mind you. 104 points in 2 games is none too shabby! Neil threw 13 TDs on the day, to 7 different receivers. And we even had a rushing TD! (which was the Poppy play – gets the a Play of Day nomination from me – was a thing of beauty to watch – though I reckon I could have taken that in myself!)
Stats vs Kings: (TDs are receiving unless stated)
Neil 6 TD, 7 XP
Ben 2 TD receiving, 1 TD rushing, 2 XP
Pete 2 TD
Simon 1 TD
Gary 1 TD 2 XP
Sean 1 INT TD, 1 XP
Neil 2 INT (1 TD)
Tom 1 INT, 1 XP
Ricardo 1 XP
Stats vs Dogs: (TDs are receiving unless stated)
Neil 7 TD, 1 INT
Ben 3 TD, 2 XP
Pete 2 TD, 2 Sacks, 1 Safety
Gary 1 TD
Ricardo 1 TD, 1 XP, 1 INT
Sean 1 XP
Simon 1 XP
Dave 1 INT
Congratulations to both Ricardo and Simon for getting on the score sheets for the Sharks. Ricardo played some blinding, aggressive defense and also racked up a TD and 2 XP on the other side of the ball. Not so sure about the endzone dance though – looking forward to reviewing the game film on that one!
Simon, in his first action for the Sharks, proved his hands still have it, catching several key passes, along with a TD and an XP. Nice play guys.
Commiserations go to Tom, who got off to a great start against the Kings, but ended up damaging his fingers whilst batting away a ball. Tom unfortunately then missed the remainder of the games whilst being checked out at the local A&E. Hopefully, Tom will recover quickly and be back on the field soon.
I’m hoping to get the video sorted over the next few days, so please check back to watch that. I’ll also be writing a report up for the local paper. In the meantime, please feel free to add your own comments about Sunday below.
See you all Sunday