The game of the week showcased two of the league's most potent offenses in an early battle of the undefeateds when Ball So Hard University took on the Stallions. However, defense was the order of the day. BSHU's defense held in the 2nd half after a valiant comeback attempt by the Stallions to take a relatively low scoring game 26-16.
"We had a chip on our shoulder," said BSHU captain Mike Gopie, "We wanted to show the league that the road to the Championship is going to run through us and no one else. The guys on the other side of the ball are top caliber athletes and we are proud to be able to go toe to toe with them."
Gopie recorded 3 tackles on defense.
WR/CB Shane Phillips started the party, taking an interception back 44 yards for a score and then on the ensuing offensive possesion hauling in a 29 yard pass from QB Scott Gadsden, giving BSHU a 14-0 lead going into the half. After forcing a turnover on downs deep in enemy territory, Gadsden found Phillips again for 10 yard score, widening the gap to 20-0 midway through the second half. The Stallions (2-1) started a furious comeback attempt led by QB Bernard May and WR Bjorn Oliver, who added to his league leading touchdown total (5) with two red zone hookups to pull the Stallions to within 4 at 16-20 late in the 2nd half. However, Shane Phillips would deliver the final nail in the coffin on the ensuing possession, flying up the sideline for an 80 yard touchdown run.
"We don't quit," said Bernard May, captain of the Stallions, "We finally got the momentum back on our side in the second half, but we just ran out of time. BSHU is a tremendous football team and we hope we get another crack at them somewhere down the line."
May finished the game 19 of 32 with 194 yards, 2 touchdowns, 2 interceptions, 3 rushes for 39 yards and also added 4 tackles on defense.
The win for BSHU (3-0) leaves only them and the Jamaica Saints (3-0) as the only unbeaten teams left in the league.BOX SCORE
|Ball So Hard U||14||12||26|
|1||STA pass by Bernard May INTERCEPTED by BSHU Shane Phillips at STA 44 returned 44 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. (2 Pt conversion attempt by Scott Gadsden to Jason Epps is GOOD)||8||0|
|1||BSHU pass by Scott Gadsden to Shane Phillips for 29 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. (2 Pt conversion attempt by Scott Gadsden to Kenny Wittig is NO GOOD)||14||0|
|2||BSHU pass by Scott Gadsden to Shane Phillips for 10 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. (2 Pt conversion attempt by Scott Gadsden to Mike Gopie is NO GOOD)||20||0|
|2||STA pass by Bernard May to Bjorn Oliver for 6 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. (2 Pt conversion attempt by Bernard May to Chuck Browne is GOOD)||20||8|
|2||STA pass by Bernard May to Bjorn Oliver for 3 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. (2 Pt conversion attempt by Bernard May to Sherwin Kendall is GOOD)||20||16|
|2||BSHU run by Shane Phillips for 80 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. (2 Pt conversion attempt by Shane Phillips to Jason Epps is NO GOOD)||26||16|