Four champions were crowned Tuesday at the Larry “Satch” Sanders Intramural Field as intramural football came to a close.
“The amount of teams was equal to the amount from last year, which is good because students are still coming out, and they are enjoying playing intramurals,” said Mark Jackson, assistant intramural director. “I think the championships games went well on our side as we allowed the teams to choose two refs to work their games.”
Galaxy and Gamma Sigma Phi met again in the men’s championship league finals. The Moonies were out for revenge after a close lose earlier in the regular season. Galaxy controlled the game with a defense that refused to give up a point the whole game. The Gammas’ only scored in an interception that was returned for a touchdown. On the other side, Steve Rizzotto led Galaxy to a 26-6 win.
Ko Jo Kai and Sigma Theta Chi played for the title in the women’s championship league. The Kojies edged out the Siggies in a close game, 29-26. Kojie quarterback Katie Cupit led the team to four scores, which was good enough for the championship victory.
In the men’s recreation league, GSP-2 defeated the Gnarlywahls in a game that came down to the wire, with GSP-2 scoring a one-point lead with two minutes left in the game. The Gnarlywahls came back by five, scoring with only 37 seconds left to go. GSP-2 trailed by five after a failed two-point conversion, but quarterback Hutton Harris quickly led his team down the field for a GSP-2 win, 26-24.
In the women’s recreation division the Gardner Gnomes defeated the Ramones 12-7. After knocking off the top seed Blue Blaze in the semifinals the Gnomes took home the championship against the Ramones.
“I think the games went very well. It was fun to have the clubs playing each other in the men’s and women’s champ league. It was also cool that a girl’s freshman team beat the champions from last year in the women’s recreation league,” Intramural Director Kenli Edwards said. “The guys had a great game as well with a freshman team in there with some older guys from GSP, and it was a really good game that came down to the wire.”
Intramural football ended Tuesday as intramural volleyball started up in Gibson Health and P.E. Center.