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.