A ground and pound onslaught of rivalry led the new look ‘Hawks to their first victory over the Wolfpack in three Seasons.
Taking down the former champs, the ‘Hawks look like a force to be reckoned with. Third year captain Anthony Vea led his team to a long awaited victory behind the legs of Veteran RB/WR Daniel Thomson. In a formulaic dink ‘n dunk Warhawks Quarterback Steve Harris moved the ball down field using the weapons that surrounded him. Although often pressured by the Wolfpack, the ‘Hawks managed to rally deep in OT to secure the win.
The new look Wolfpack struggled to move the chains early rallying on the arm of rookie Quarterback Josh Thompson, but found their stride in short bursts and moments. Corner Jaka Payot impressed with a 33 yard return TD igniting the ‘Pack’s Defense, yet that didn’t seem to be enough as a few missed chances and a lot of pressure from a pumped up Warhawks team proved to be too much.
Finishing regulation 7-7 it looked to be anyone's game. A few crucial calls and a few missed opportunities lead to a late 21-7 finish in OT for the ‘Hawks.
In a game where Defense was key, it will be interesting to see where these teams end up at the end of the Season. With the ‘Hawks looking their strongest in recent years this could be the year that they fall victorious. Time will tell when the ‘Hawks take on the Spitfire in the coming week.
Final Score (OT)
WARHAWKS 21 - 7 WOLFPACK
Performance of the Game:
Daniel Thomson - 1 TD, 184 Receiving Yards, 11 Rushing yards.
2018 AFC SCHEDULE
The teams are set and the games are here. This year it is DO-OR-DIE in a 3 Game series! Here we go. Teams cannot afford to lose! LET'S GO!
GAME ONE: WOLFPACK VS WARHAWKS - SATURDAY NOVEMBER 10th - 10am. TE KAHU PARK.
GAME TWO: WARHAWKS VS SPITFIRE - SATURDAY NOVEMBER 24th - 10am. TE KAHU PARK
GAME THREE: SPITFIRE VS WOLFPACK - SATURDAY DECEMBER 1st - 10am. TE KAHU PARK
FINAL: TBC - SATURDAY DECEMBER 8th - 10am. TE KAHU PARK
2015 | 2016 | 2017
MASE SHAW - 56 TDs - QB
JAMES ROUGHAN - 27 TDs - WR/CB
ZAC PENTECOST - 25 TDs - QB
WILL BARTELS - 16 TDS - WR/CB
DAN THOMPSON - 14 TDS - WR/RB/QB/CB
JAMAINE LIMU FRANKLIN - 12 TDs - WR/RB/DE
TIM HALL - 11 TDs - RB/S
MATT EVANS - 11 TDs - QB
SAM HOPE - 10 TDs - WR/CB
TAVIS SISCO - 10 TDs - RB/S
STEVEN HARRIS - 9 - QB
NICK MOORE - 6 TDs - CB/WR/QB
BRAD FRASER - 6 TDs - WR/CB
TOM KOPPEN - 6 TD - WR/CB
BRAD COTTAM - 5 TDs - C/LB/RB
PAUL LAWRENCE - 4 TDs - WR/CB
PAUL INNES - 4 TDs - WR/CB
SEAN CADDY - 3 TDs - WR/CB
DAVE LARTER - 3 TDs - WR/LB
ARONA ARONA - 3 TD - RB/LB
ANTHONY VEA - 2 TDs - C/RB/DE
ASHER RICHARDS - 2 TDs - WR/CB
BRENDAN McGURK - 2TD - WR/CB
BEN WATTS - 1 TD - WR/CB
ROBBIE VALAVALA - 1 TD - RB/DE
SAM MORRISON - 1 TD - WR/DE
JAKA PAYOT - 1 TD - WR/CB
SHIN KATO - 1 TD - WR/CB
American Football Canterbury would like to announce our updated schedule and dates for the 2018/2019 Season. Currently underway through: August 2018 - April 2019.
AUGUST 2018 - DECEMBER 2018: Men's full contact season
JANUARY 2019 - MARCH 2019: Men's Representative (CANTERBURY REDBAX)
Men's Contact Football season will run through 2018 with Representative Football 'CANTERBURY REDBAX' running during early 2019.
WHERE: TE KAHU PARK, WIGRAM SKIES
SENIOR FLAG FOOTBALL:
JANUARY 2019 - APRIL 2019: Men's & Mixed flag football
Senior Flag Football will be running alongside of Junior Flag Football. Both competitive grades (DIV 1) and Social divisions.
JUNIOR FLAG FOOTBALL:
OCTOBER 2018: Junior Flag Development Camps - October 1st, 2nd
JANUARY 2019 - APRIL 2019: U-15 Flag Football Championship
The Friday Night Lights competition will be moved from Term 4 (2018) to Term 1 (2019). This is to allow for the correct allocation of resources of Coaches, players and fields. (More info will be released closer to the time)
WHERE: MARSHLAND DOMAIN, PRESTONS ROAD
WHEN: Friday Nights from 5pm-7pm
Currently in discussion & Early stages of development - 2019: TBA (Ages 14-17)
The 2018 Season is getting close to kicking off, keep your eyes peeled for information and news updates soon!
American Football Canterbury inc annual general meeting will occur on:
29th of July 2018 (the last Sunday)
Location: Te Kahu field, Wigram, Christchurch
Agenda, financials, and additional agenda items are now available on our website in the documents tab and physical copies of all documents will be made available at the AGM.
We look forward to sharing with you what has been an eventful 12 months and show a exciting future.
In case you didn't already know star AFC Wide receiver Will Bartels is currently playing Semi-pro American Football in Serbia for the club KK Indians Indjija.
This is the second overseas team Will has been recruited for, with him playing collegiate in the United States last year. wining the MCAC conference and going to a bowl game.
Good luck to you Will and we are following you very closely from over here.