Legion tamed by Cheetahs

1/08/2021 – SE Legion Vs Hertfordshire Cheetahs – match report by Danny Townsend

Final score: 42-0

This week we saw the South East Legion square off against the star-studded Hertfordshire Cheetahs, the team’s togetherness and resilience helped them put up a good fight however the division leaders did prevail.

From the offset all the players understood that this would be an uphill battle, with the loss of starting QB Jacob Boorer and various other missing key components of the team which meant many of the players were iron manning the whole game. The Legion started strong, moving the ball downfield on their first offensive drive and shutting down the Cheetahs deadly pass game when on defence, everyone knew that they were in for a good game but by the middle of the second quarter the Legions spark was fizzling out, the offence lacking in production and the defence looking deflated, after key mistakes in the secondary. At the half the score was 28-0.

After a well needed rest the reinvigorated Legion team took the field. Spirits were high throughout. The offence saw some success in the wildcat formation with notable runs from Ovie Bazuna, Riley Davis and Roman Cameron which saw the Legion knocking on the door of the Hertfordshire end zone. The attack was thwarted not by the Cheetahs but by penalties from the Legion team itself. The defence put up a massive fight once again throughout the whole second half with notable stops from Harrison Kane and Huey Cripps. MVP of the game was Harrison Kane for displaying immense leadership skill on the field and put in a standout performance.

The Legion are out for revenge on the 15th of August, as they square off against the Thames Valley Tigers after a hard-fought draw two weeks ago. The Legion will be hosting the match at Horsebridge Recreational ground, the home of the Hounddogs with the game kicking off at 12 noon.

Harrison Kane, MVP

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