A battle of AFC’s titans once again saw the Warhawks take on the Wolfpack in a final for the ages.
Right from the get go both teams came out firing in an exciting match of aerial assault and ground and pound that came down to the dying seconds.
Veteran Warhawks Quarterback Steven Harris was showing his potential early on, reading defenses and placing the ball exactly where it needed to be for his team. Leaning on Running back Daniel Thomson the Hawks offence was on steady early on, darting and diving and relying on their short gain opportunities. Proving to be a hard stop for the Wolfpack defense they managed to get into a groove of their own with a crucial Interception by CB stud Jaka Payot. Rallying behind Veterans Jamaine Limu-Franklin and Tim Hall the ‘Pack defense managed to amp up and close down on any short gains.
Rookie Wolfpack QB Josh Thompson settled early in the game and found his feet connecting for 4 TDs including a freak fumble play that left the Warhawks D baffled as the defense rushed towards the ball leaving WRs wide open for a score late in the game that would essentially be the final nail.
Stand out performances by rookie Warhawks Nick Smith and Corbin Menchen rallied the team in the late quarter. Great poise by the Warhawks Captains Anthony Vea and Steven Harris managed to pump the ‘Hawks into a game tying position.
In the dying moments of the game and down by one score QB Steven Harris unleashed a 30 yard bomb to WR Tom Koppen hoping to reach the end zone with 0 seconds left in the game. However a crucial game saving tackle by Veteran Wolfpack Safety sealed the Deal for the Wolfpack as time expired and sealed the Win.
In one of AFC’s most exciting finals both club teams can be proud of their seasons and the way that all players have developed.
The AFC season now moves on to exhibition and Flag Football as teams will regather and look forward to the 2019 Season.