As a collective group of diehard intramural fans, we are in the midst of the worst 10 days of the flag football season. From rainouts to Summit meetings to pledging activities, our beloved sport is being forced to play second fiddle to other university activities, meaning no games will be played until next week. The sports world hasn’t seen such a travesty since Allen Iverson had to come off the bench. For the next week, we won’t be talking about the games, we talkin’ about practice.
Men’s Champ League
It rained on Thursday. When it rains in Abilene, it floods. When it floods, flag football games get canceled. When flag football games get canceled, well, let’s be honest, no one really cares except the athletes and their girlfriends.
Squirtle Squad and MACC Attack will play their rescheduled game on Oct. 13, as will Thunder Ducks and Tri Bi Delt. This should leave plenty of time for the athletes of Tri Bi Delt to focus on adding another muscle to their team name. Gluteus Maximus has a nice ring to it.
Not all was lost last week, though, as three games were played Tuesday night.
Galaxy rocketed past Squirtle Squad, 26-14, to move into a tie for first place with Tri Bi Delt at two wins and zero losses. The Milky Way men are playing well, and the sky seems to be the limit for this star-studded offense.
Sub T-16 resurfaced after a tough loss to Tri Bi Delt on Monday to defeat Gamma Sigma Phi 20-12. The win moves Sub T to 2-1, while the loss drops GSP to 1-2, with work to do if the team would like to defend its title later this season.
Trojans entered the win column for the first time this season, shutting out the Thunder Ducks 14-0. Cameron Craig, Trojans intramural director, was impressed with his team’s play as compared to their last game.
“We felt much better being able to get some points on the board,” he said.
Chipper Bridges, Trojans quarterback, is an integral part of the offense, and is playing for more than just an intramural championship, said Craig.
“Chipper was able to pad his stats a little with a rushing TD and a passing TD,” Craig said. “It will be important for him to have a good season . . . so he can prepare more for the NFL combine and the upcoming draft.”
When the season picks back up on Sept. 30, you can expect the games to be as intense as a camping trip. Many of the match-ups will involve club rivalries, and the crowds may get out of hand.
“We are finally getting the chance to play fellow clubs,” Craig said. “This next week will probably be spent in the film room daily, studying our opponents.”
Women’s Champ League
With no games on the schedule for this week, everyone should take advantage of the time off and relearn how to properly spell GATA. This task shouldn’t be too difficult.
Speaking of GATA, another loss Tuesday to Eta Pi by a score of 20-0 has extinguished nearly all hope of a successful season. At 0-3, GATA is fading faster than a Flame walking out of a building.
Also on Tuesday, Sigma Theta Chi improved its record to 1-1-1 with a dominant 26-7 victory over Alpha Kai Omega. The members of the two teams will now take the week off to post unfathomable amounts of pictures of their littles, most likely in sorority pose.
Finally, Ko Jo Kai defeated The Heat 19-6 to leapfrog over their opponent into second place. The Kojies popped out to an early lead and never looked back. The Heat dropped to 1-1-1 and into a tie for third with the Siggies.
Play will resume Oct. 2 with all six teams in action.
The Siggies will look to keep GATA winless, while the Squiqs will do their best Smokey the Bear impression and keep the Flames from getting out of hand if things go awry.
Alpha Kai and The Heat will battle for middle-of-the-pack supremacy in the last game of the night.
Between those two match-ups, we will witness a fight for first place between Ko Jo Kai and Eta Pi. In case anyone is wondering, the game will start at 9 p.m. on the Kojie clock. Cuckoo, cuckoo!