The Reapers went down to the Deep South to take on the Ankhs in some exciting Week 1 action.
Ankhs elect to play ALL PRO MODE (8 on 8). Skills are on.
Reapers win the toss and elect to start the game kicking.
First down. Zephyrs sets up with an empty backfield. Impact blitzer Short is on the left side of the field, as is Mack Two of the Ankhs. Hike! Short blitzes in, Two comes around on an End Around, takes the ball from Zephyrs and runs down the right sideline before being brought down by an unusually conservative Lock at the 50.
Second and fifty. Zephyrs drops back. For once the blitz is weak, as the Reapers chose to do a man to man coverage. Wisely so. Zephyrs is forced to make a risky route pass ahead of #62 of the Ankhs. But he gets the full success! Touchdown Ankhs!
Reapers are stunned by the quick score of the Ankhs. Back to back plays with solid gains each time? INCONCEIVABLE!
Lock sets up in the backfield. He's pressured quickly. He takes the ball and runs with it. Hands it off to Short at the 30. Short fights his way to the 50 before Lock takes it again and breaks into the open field! Lock is finally brought down at the Ankhs 20 for a gain of 60.
#65 of the Reapers goes in the backfield this play. He takes the ball off down the wide open left side of the field. But Richards brings the blitz! A loss of ten. The Ankhs are fired up!
65 is once again the QB. He's got plenty of time in the pocket. Throws deep into the endzone! And it is way off target! Luckily for the Reapers it sails out of bounds before the Ankhs can make a play on it.
Halftime. 7-0 Ankhs.
Reapers take the ball on the 20. 65 is QB. He throws a bullet to Lock, but it's tipped by Evan Jar of the Ankhs. Intercepted by Zephyrs!!!! He returns it 50 yards for the TD! Ankhs are feeling pumped, and none of the energy from the first half appeared to have vanished for the second. The Reapers are stunned once again.
Strangely, the Reapers leave 65 at QB. But he's too rattled to throw a pass, and opts to run the ball. He breaks a tackle at the 25! And he reaches the 50 before he is finally brought down.
65 drops back in the pocket for second down, throws a heck of a pass, but it's intercepted by 51! Reapers 51 makes the tackle, and Ankhs 51 fumbles it! Mack Two of the Ankhs recovers! And Reapers 51 makes the tackle again! Down at the Ankhs 30.
Mack Two runs it for no gain.
Two runs out of bounds for no gain, and the game is over!
Final Score: ANKHS 14, REAPERS 0
MVP: Andrew Zephyrs, ANKHS
1/1, 50 yards, TD, Interception and return TD
0/4, 2 INT, 30 rush yards
40 yards, 1 tackle
20 yards, 2 pressures
1/1, 50 yards, TD, Interception + return for TD