Well folks, that’s a wrap. The flag football season has run its route, with the championship games played Tuesday night. Don’t worry, this column’s not going anywhere. Volleyball and waterball start up immediately, and I’ll be courtside and poolside to bring you all the happenings around the ACU intramural world. But first…
Men’s Champ League
The first semifinal took place Monday night, when MACC Attack looked to keep its perfect season alive against GSP. On paper, this was a mismatch. Unfortunately for MACC Attack, most of the members of the team are accounting majors and are used to playing games only on paper. GSP brought its A-game on the field, where the score counts, and stopped MACC Attack late in the game with a defensive stand, walking away with a 14-12 upset and a berth in the final.
The second semifinal was as rowdy as a rodeo. Although Sub T-16 and Galaxy battled for a berth in the Super Bowl of intramural sports, the semifinal should have been dubbed the Super Bawl.
They bawled about the reffing. The Moonies complained about Barrett Brown, giving him the Subber-most-hated-by-Moonies-ever award. The teams even argued about how to count to four. I’m not joking. Perhaps Sub T should have enlisted the MACC Attack boys to help them with their counting. They called each other names as colorful as a West Texas sunset, but I’ll refrain from repeating those names here for fear of losing my position. And let’s be honest, I enjoy poking fun at social clubs far too much to relinquish my intramural-covering duties.
When the dust settled, and it was established post-game that three plus one does in fact equal four, Galaxy escaped with a 19-18 victory in overtime.
The Moonies had only an hour to rest before the Champ League final against GSP. Unfortunately for Galaxy, they would be without Ross Walker and Coleman “Coco” Stapp, due to … ahem … unsportsmanlike behavior … in their previous victory over Sub T.
GSP jumped out to an early 6-0 advantage, and led 12-0 at halftime. It was 19-0 before Galaxy finally scored a touchdown, but it was too little, too late. GSP won 19-8 and claimed its fourth consecutive Champ League title.
Entering the playoffs, no one would have thought GSP had a chance at the championship, owning a lowly 2-3 record. Much of the team was new, and it took some time for the players to come together as a team. Kinsman Cole McClellan credited GSP intramural director, Parker Tennet, for turning the team around.
“His blocks were always so solid, and he never missed a snap,” McClellan said. “Hopefully we can pull it together (next year) and win another championship for the five-peat.”
Women’s Champ League
Last Thursday, Sigma Theta Chi and GATA played the first semifinal. It was boring. After regulation time and three overtime sessions, the score was deadlocked at zero. Finally, in the fourth overtime period, Eboni Ellerson scored for the Siggies and proceeded to get turnt in the endzone for her touchdown dance.
But ask Emily Sears, intramural director for GATA, and she’ll tell you her team should’ve won. She’ll also tell you I’m a terrible columnist””in front of two hundred people at GATA grub, nonetheless.
Ko Jo Kai faced off against league-leader Eta Pi on Monday, for a chance to meet the Siggies in the final. This game was much more entertaining and went into overtime. Jessica Carrigan, replacement quarterback for the Kojies, led her team to a 19-18 edging of the regular season favorites, bringing about a rematch of the final regulation game of the season between the two rival clubs.
In the final, it seemed as though the ball was more difficult to catch than a golden snitch. Much like the Siggies semifinal game, the score was tied 0-0 heading into overtime. Both teams failed to score on their first attempts, but Ko Jo Kai seemed to be on the verge of taking the lead with a second down at the one-yard-line in the second overtime.
The Siggies put down their pumpkin-spiced lattes and stepped up on defense, stopping the Kojies three times to keep them out of the endzone. Their offense proceeded to punch the ball in on its next possession to capture the championship.
Conner Cuevas, Siggie football star, thanked her hero for inspiring the team to victory.
“We wouldn’t have won without the one who motivates us most,” Cuevas said. “Alikay Wood. #loth.”
She then predicted what the remainder of the year will look like for Siggie intramurals.
“More championships with a side of spicy ranch,” Cuevas said.