Winter is coming – 21/1/18
Snow. Snow. Snow.
The Wolves woke up early on a Sunday morning, only to look out their windows and see snowflakes drifting down from the heavens and, much to any Englishman’s surprise, setting on the ground. The blanket of white on the pitch was soon disrupted by cleat-marks, as both teams warmed up and prepared for a difficult game.
Knowing that this was going to be a quick game, the Wolves started with the ball, however even with our powerful running back Alvin Vyapooree’s best efforts at punching the ball in, the Wolves went three and out. Punting the ball to the Longhorns, their run-only offense took the field against the stellar Warwick D. Although they marched down to the 50-yard line, excellent penetration from #52 Poon into the backfield and the wall that was the D-Line stopped them in their tracks.
This back and forth of three and outs continued until Leicester scored and converted on a two-point try to make it 8-0 Longhorns. Rain poured down as both teams elected to make it a shorter break, keeping as warm as possible.
The second half proved to be more of a stalemate than the first. Things did not start off well for the Wolves, after stud QB William Roberts went down in the early third quarter, bringing on sturdy Josh Murphy at backup QB. Although his best attempts at passing through the pestering precipitation, Murphy’s arm could not connect with the hands of the Warwick wideouts. Multi-talented Ian Mawhinney somehow managed to snag a few balls from the air, however the Wolves could not reach the redzone even once against the Leicester defence.
Battling the cold, both teams ran the rock and drained the clock. A quick second half, a few fumbles here and there, and the game was over. Eager to hit the warm showers, Coach Geoff Williams kept his speech short, ensuring the team that the game the next week would be more fruitful. An unfortunate loss, leaving the Wolves 1-3.