Now that every team has played each other (except Hell On Wheel v Hot Dogs) once the same match line-up repeats itself. Just like the opening week, the Harvey Street Herons took on Hell on Wheel, and Los Bierdos took on the Ill Eagles.
Game 1 - Harvey Street Herons (W) Vs. Hell On Wheel (L)
Hell on Wheel hungry for redemption brought a successful force against the Harvey Street Herons for the first half and led by 3. For the second half Harvey Street Herons tightened up their defense and began to stop Hell on Wheel from scoring and continued to run the ball in for a number of touchdowns and came away with a solid to continue a now 4-game winning streak.
Game 2 - Los Bierdos (W) Vs. Ill Eagles (L)
An extremely exciting game to watch, Los Bierdos seated at number 1, were put to the test by the ever hopeful Ill Eagles. Though Los Bierdos put many points on the board with relative ease, the Ill Eagles fought back every time and kept the game close. The closing minutes of the second half were mayhem. Unsuccessful extra-point attempts by the Ill Eagles kept them just shy of staying in the game and allowed Los Bierdos to run the clock down to secure the win but not without fighting a true head-to-head battle. Great game everyone.
Herons (W) vs Blackouts (L)
The Herons and Blackouts faced off as the Herons looked to continue their winning streak and the Blackouts continued their search for the first win of their history. Herons charged early and maintained their lead throughout the game as the Blackouts made strong attempts to catch up but were not able to match the scoring of the Herons who came away with the win.
Los Bierdos (W) vs Hot Dogs (L)
Game 2 was destined to be a nail-bitter. The undefeated Hot Dogs were under major pressure to stave off a loss to the 2nd place Bierdos. The game was well matched throughout but the victory became too far out of reach for the hot dogs with a failed extra point kick that let the Bierdos play to kill the clock (and put more points on the board). With a final interception turnover for the Bierdos the nail was in the coffin for the undefeated record of the Hot Dogs. Los Bierdos retake their seat at the first place team.
Game 1 - Unicychos (W) Vs Blackouts (L)
Unicychos and Blackouts started out our cold and wet week (someone forgot to tell Mississippi Sunset how cold it was) and the Unicychos put it away in a near shutout but the Blackouts quarterback, Platypus, was able to secure at least one run in for a touchdown.
Game 2 - Gnarwhals (L) Vs Herons (W)
The Gnarwhals and Harvey Street Herons duked it out in a back-and-forth battle of the quarterbacks. This high scoring game consisted of only run touchdowns by the respective quarterbacks. The Harvey Street Herons came away with the when as the time ran dry on the Gnarwhals.
This week's matches may have been opposite of what we were ready for. Game 2 was expected to be a great duel between two top-tier teams, the Unicychos and the Ill Eagles, but it was nearly a shutout for the Unicychos as the Ill Eagles were not able to make but one connection into the end zone. Frustrations played part into some foul play in the end as the high stakes wore through the players heed.
Game 1 on the other hand, became a real nailbiter! Two hopefuls, the Gnarwhals and Hell-on-Wheel battled it out to aid their losing records of 1-4. The Gnarhwals led the way until Hell-on-Wheel made a comeback streak and took the lead with 24 seconds remaining. The Gnarwhals kept the attack on high and returned a run for a touchdown with just enough time for Hell-on-Wheel to attempt a kick return and one last play. A long toss to the end-zone was unsuccessful and the Gnarhwals held on to the victory.
Harvey Street Herons take down the undefeated Los Bierdos. Photo by Scott Mitchell.
Week 12: Gnarwhals were defeated by the undefeated Hot Dogs at the new armory field
Week 13: The Ill Eagles battled Hell-on-wheel for this week's first game. A strong a persistent offense put many points on the board for the Ill Eagles and led them to continue their strong win streak.
During the second match of the eager Harvey Street Herons and the undefeated Los Bierdos the fans were kept on their feet by the excitement. The scores were back and forth the entire game as it was neck-and-neck. The game came down to the very last wire as Los Bierdos were making a strong push to secure only 3 more points to win but fell short at the goal-line as the clock ran out and no time-outs left. The Harvey Street Herons came away with the upset victory to put an end to the 5-game winning streak of Los Bierdos, and bumped the Hot Dogs into first place.
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Cupcake about to be turned into a Hell on Wheel sandwich. Photo by Scott Mitchell.
Halloween is a beloved holiday for the Unicycle Football League, players and fans are always encouraged to dress up and put on a show. Los Bierdos looked great.
First match of the week, Gnarwhals vs Unicychos was a near shutout without starting quarterback Baby Punch for the Gnarwhals who broke his finger during the pre-game warmup. Unicychos win 55-6.
Fighting hard to take down the undefeated Los Bierdos, Hell on Wheel managed to miss the victory by a 9-point margin. Los Bierdos win 55-46.
Week 9 saw the Blackouts defeated by the Gnarwhals and the Hot Dogs hang on to their winning streak with a win against the Ill Eagles. Photo by Walter Norris
Week 10 was somewhat of an experiment as both games were played at the nearby Armory for the first time ever. The field was shorter and wider and made for some high scoring matches. The Harvey Street Herons were left behind by the Unicychos who took the win 76-41.
The second game kept the crowd on the edge of their seats, the Blackouts brought their A-game and led the Bierdos 18-0 to start. The very talented Bierdos were able to pull themselves back together though and continued their 4-0 win streak with the game ending 63-51 in their favor.
Coin Purse wraps up Toilet Face to inhibit a breakaway touchdown.
The battle of the birds. A highly anticipated match did not leave any viewers disappointed. Harvey St. Herons took on the Ill Eagles in full force. Herons held the lead until the last score of the game, and were unable to put anymore points on the board with just 12 seconds remaining. Final score 50-45.
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JT came out, filmed, and interviewed Sunday's game and really engaged with the players and crowd more than any other reporter has before! Thanks for the coverage, JT!