Tonight was a tough mid season match in our league. The 2 High Elf teams, both unbeaten to this point, faced off for the first time. As there are no other 'Finesse' teams in the league this one should be more about the TD's---who can score more?
The Elanceans (EL) won the toss and elected to receive. Perfect Defense allowed the Demon Princes (DP) to reset their team and they over balanced to the far side. Exploiting this weakness the Elanceans aired it out on two consecutive turns and scored on team turn 3.
Elanceans - 1 -- Demon Princes - 0
EL kicked off, changed the weather to Very Sunny and it seemed that the DP would have trouble duplicating their efforts. With all their rerolls gone the DP played conservative, probing for a hole and managed to get it into the endzone on their team turn 5 with little resistance.
Elanceans - 1 -- Demon Princes - 1
With 3 turns to score the EL thought they had a good chance. However, the DP have a Blitzer with Strip Ball who gets the pig loose on the pitch. It scatters to the crowd who play keep away for 3 passes and then comes to rest in the dead center of the pitch.....and in 4 tackle zones. Neither player is able to get it loose and the half ends.
DP receives the second half kick and again looks for something to exploit. Trying a right side flood things look good until EL knocks down both players in scoring position and then the ball carrier. With the formation devastated, DP decides to go for broke and makes a series of chancy rolls to hand the ball to his blitzer who dodges and goes for it to score on team turn 3.
Elanceans - 1 -- Demon Princes - 2
EL accepts the now perfect weather and marches behind the passing attack again to score on their team turn 6, delaying the score by a turn. This will come back to haunt them as time expires in the half one turn before they can score the go ahead TD.
Final Score - Tie
Elanceans - 2 -- Demon Princes - 2
The evenly matched teams both had chances, but the game ended too close to call. REMATCH!