The 2nd match of the season was going to be an interesting one for the 2 teams currently occupying the top spots. The Sunsets were missing their Treeman, and had to pull in a walk-on to start the match, while Brutal Deluxe had been engaging in some illegal shenanigans, which saw Josef Bugman sitting in their dugout.
The Humans elected to kick off the match, and were very wary of the Elves potential to run past them. This was realised as a turn 1 blitz saw a Wardancer leaping over their front line and knocking out a lineman. This cause Bugman to take the field, however he was soon noticed by the officials, as he was sent to the dungeons in the very next play, as the Sunsets ran in for the early touchdown.
Paperwork has been properly processed, and Bugman has been banned from any future involvement in the league by any team!
The Humans then received the ball, and didn't quite understand how to form a cage, as they seemed determined to do it with Elf players INSIDE the cage. It didn't prove to be too disastrous for them as the leaping Wardancer attempting a blitz landing on his head, and had to be treated by the apothecary, who didn't do a great job, but kept him alive. The player will be watching his back in future matches, as he was unable to shift the injury.
The match then turned into a punching match as player after player was knocked to the floor, resulting in stuns, knock outs, and the occasional injury, but the Elves came off worse. They allowed a turn 6 touchdown, to grant themselves more opportunities to revive their players, then demonstrated again how easily they can score, going in to the dugout 2-1 up at half time, with a depleted team.
The second half saw Elf players getting pushed off the pitch from both the side and the back, though the crowd was not proving to be very hostile to them, however the Humans took the opportunity to think out the numbers as much as possible, as they started hitting with a surge of strength, and even took the opportunity to foul as they were getting desperate at having to choose between scoring, or trying to increase their numbers advantage.
This led to the Elves having 5 players on the pitch in the dying moments of the game, attempting to push themselves to their limits to secure the ball and attempt a long throw to a waiting catcher with a last-ditch opportunity to lock up the game, but it wasn't to be as the remaining Wardancer pushed himself beyond his limits attempting to get to a free space to make the throw, knocking himself out, and allowing the Humans the chance to scoop the ball across the line for a touchdown to tie the game.
Both teams left the stadium having gained more fans, and with a large stack of gold in their coffers, it looks likely that they will both be signing some new players to their squads.
|Posted Sun Mar 8 2020 10:16:50 (last edited Sun Mar 8 2020 10:45:24) by Onyersix