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This was played 7 v 7 with skills. It was a solo game. Some of the defending was horrendous, but defences also rolled badly at key times generally allowing offences to score big touchdowns in the end as you will see - with 7 v 7 there's not much margin for error in defensive positioning and bad rolls are quickly punished!
The famed pass defence of the Tyrants wasn't able to get the win against Miami Sushi as Stan Marina and Mark Super found a way to generate plenty of offence regardless.
Miami received the opening kick-off and duly scored on the first play from scrimmage as Mark Super escaped up the left sideline for a superb 80-yard outside run touchdown to give the visitors an instant lead. Seattle, however, quickly replied with an immediate touchdown of their own, the original ball-carrier fumbling but Rex Surewin scooping it up and ensure consecutive scoring plays to open the game.
Stan Marina then showed that whilst he wasn't going to throw to Surewin's side of the field, he could find a way to complete big passes even against this fearsome defence. His pocket held up superbly and, benefiting from the pocket passing bonus, he flung a route pass out into space and #71 duly raced clear, hauled the ball down and took it in for the touchdown and a 14-7 lead.
Then came the biggest play of the game, with Rex Surewin's own attempt at a route pass intercepted by Stan Marina and punched in for a touchdown from 20 yards to turn the game decisively in the visitors' favor, 21-7 to Sushi at the half.
The second half opened with Seattle cutting the lead in half as Ken Chance escaped on a big run to make it 21-14, but Miami showed a willingness to run out the clock and duly put three consecutive running plays together, only one of them successfully forced out of bounds by Seattle, to use up the remaining clock. Worse, the third run saw Sushi #71 escape on a jet sweep and into the left corner of the end zone to restore the two-score lead. With only two further plays possible and no onside kick option available in the quickstart rules, Seattle chose not to call the timeout here and took the L, opening their season 0-1 with a final score of Sushi 28, Tyrants 14.
#6 Stan Marina - pass:1/1 for 80yds, TD; def: INT, return TD
#66 Mark Super - rush:2 for 105yds, TD
#71 _____ - rush:2 for 55yds, TD; rec:1 for 80yds, TD
#77 Rex Surewin - pass:0/1 for 0yds, INT; rush:1 for 80yds, TD
#60 Ken Chance - rush:1 for 80yds, TD
and a sushi team that still has "Stan Marino" has a better chance than the current team..