We’ve hit the homestretch of the flag football season and there’s little sign of any team slowing down. Of course, a few teams never really got started, so slowing down isn’t an option for them in the first place. I’m looking at you, Thunder Ducks and Boyz in Motion.
Only a week remains in the regular season and many teams are fighting for playoff positions. More importantly, perhaps, they’re fighting for the glory of being highlighted in this highly-renowned intramural column, an honor only bestowed upon those willing to sacrifice pride and reputation for the opportunity to be immortalized by the press.
Men’s Champ League
Last night, unfortunately after this edition went to print, Boyz in Motion lined up against Thunder Ducks for one shot at glory. I sure hope one of the teams scored a touchdown. It’s not possible for two teams to lose the same game, is it? Barring a tie, one of these two teams will have finally entered the win column.
In what can only be described as a scheduling quirk, Sub T-16 has already finished its regular season with a 4-1 record, while MACC Attack played only its second game of the season last night against Tri Bi Delt.
Former ACU pivot and current MACC Attack quarterback John David Baker has had nearly a month to study game film. His accountant teammates will be looking to score well on their defenses payable and touchdowns receivable tests distributed by Baker himself.
On Monday, Sub T defeated Trojans in a come-from-behind 14-13 victory. Sub T’s Barrett Brown said he believes his team’s halftime adjustments made the difference.
“The turning point must have been the Trojans completing their halftime show,” Brown said. “It inspired Chad McElroy to reveal some inspiration in the Sub T huddle. In the form of dance, he performed his trademark move he calls the ‘fast dance’. In response to this glorious motion, Sub T-16 broke the huddle with a resounding ‘Good Ship!’ and took home the game.
Crucial to the second-half comeback was none other than Brown’s good friend and teammate, Tanner Hamilton.
“Tanner has attempted to convince me, week after week, that wearing a wrist watch during the game has its benefits,” Brown said. “It became truly evident the second half as he switched his watch mode over to ‘stopwatch’. Tanner was able to clock the second half, reassuring the defense and side line crowd that we were only, and I quote, ‘A few moments away from victory and a celebratory milk shake.'”
Women’s Champs League
On the women’s side, scheduling has been much more kind to the six teams. Each team will play its final game of the regular season this week.
Eta Pi has already locked up first place, but put its perfect record on the line last night against The Heat. Earlier in the season, Eta Pi’s captain, Marissa Mueller, said, “We’re looking to beat The Heat! There’s only enough room in our oven for one of us!”
The game occurred after this paper went to print, but one can look on imleagues.com to see whether Mueller’s statements burned her own team or if Eta Pi came away with a crisp 5-0 record.
Alpha Kai Omega and GATA also played last night. Much like Eta Pi, GATA has already locked up its position in the standings. Last. But remember, anything can happen come playoff time. GATA may just be lulling the other teams to sleep, though that’s hard to imagine when the club’s pledges have been yelling at the top of their lungs every time they walk across campus.
The regular season wraps up Thursday when Sigma Theta Chi and Ko Jo Kai renew their rivalry at 8 p.m. The winner will clinch second place.
Madison Flowers, Siggies’ intramural director, has nothing but respect for Kojie Park leading up to her team’s crucial matchup.
“They are a great competitor for us,” Flowers said. “We are excited to play.”
Don’t let the kind words fool you. Siggies haven’t forgiven Kojies for winning Sing Song last year and will be out for revenge. If this was Tinder, everyone should swipe right, because this will be a match worth watching.