Sunday, December 18, 2011 - Blue Balls are the 2011 Sac Footy Fall League Champions after winning the Grand Final over Hella Yella in convincing fashion!!
Blue Balls started the game with no reserves and with Hella Yella having 4 of their own one could be forgiven for thinking that Blue Balls would be the first to tire out.
Nothing could be further from the truth with the first half being very even in the scoring department. Blue Balls registered 9 scoring shots to Hella Yella's 4 but inaccuracy resulted in Blue Balls only having a 2-point lead at half time. Both Warwick "Wazza" McLaren (3) and Mel "Fumbles" Chen (1) were busy for Blue Balls kicking goals. Yani Castillo was on fire early for Hella Yella dominating the forward zone and registering a Super Goal. She was well supported by Casey "2" Hilbert and Tocher "Tuckerbag" Kellom, both kicking a goal each.
The second half started as evenly as the first and continued at a frantic pace. Both teams traded scoring shots and the lead changed a couple of times until Blue Balls established a break that Hella Yella could not reign in. John Buchholz found another gear in the second half and linked up well with the more experienced Fumbles and Wazza. His kicking was quite accurate and he no problem kicking 3 goals for Blue Balls. Fumbles also relished the great teamwork displayed by Blue Balls and slotted home 2 majors and Amy "Aimstar" Bishop added the icing to the cake snapping a nice Super Goal from an acute angle.
Hella Yella gave their all in an attempt to reduce the margin that Blue Balls had established. Aaron "Crummy" Crumpacker, Casey 2 and Dave "Webby" Web finished off their team's good work with a goal each in the second half however it was Blue Balls that prevailed!
The first game of the night was a playoff for 3rd place between Roll Tide and Footy-Synthesis. Roll Tide turned up with a strong team and dominated the game early. The League's Leading Goalkicker, Seth Bradley, set out in his usual fashion kicking two first half goals and both Matt Lege and Nate Metzler kicked singles for Roll Tide. Matt Bishop was the only goal kicker for Footy-Synthesis in the first half.
The game evened up quite a bit in the second half as Footy-Synthesis rallied. They were able to restrict Roll Tide to one second half goal, kicked by Seth, and were able to create several opportunities for themselves. However inaccurate kicking meant that they were not able to make a dent in the 21-point lead that Roll Tide established in the first half. Roll Tide won the game by 22 points by the end.
After the games 46 players made their way to MVP's Sports Grill to celebrate the completion of the Fall League. Several awards were given to recognize the efforts of players that made invaluable contributions to the league, both on and off the field:
Sarah Brown (Roll Tide)
Nathan "Shew" Minshew (Footy-Synthesis)
Grand Final MVP's
Yani Castillo (Hella Yella)
Mel Chen (Blue Balls)
Best & Fairest
Elaine Schreiber (Footy-Synthesis)
Tocher Kellom (Hella Yella)
Congratulations to these award winners and massive thank you to all players for participating and the assistance that many of you provided during the league. Finally congratulations to Blue Balls, the 2011 Fall League Premiers!!!
Half Time: BLUE BALLS - 0.3.6.24 v HELLA YELLA - 126.96.36.199
Full time: BLUE BALLS - 188.8.131.52 v HELLA YELLA - 184.108.40.206
BLUE BALLS: J. Buchholz (3), M. Chen (3), W. McLaren (2), A. Bishop
HELLA YELLA: C. Hilbert (2), Y. Castillo, A. Crumpacker, D. Webb, T. Kellom
Umpires - M. Bishop & M. Lege; Scorer - S. Brown & J. McKinley; Goal Umpires - N. Minshew, J. Bylicki, C. Sto Domingo, F. Aguilar
3rd Place Playoff
Half time: ROLL TIDE - 0.4.3.27 v FOOTY-SYNTHESIS 0.1.0.6
Full time: ROLL TIDE - 0.5.3.33 v FOOTY-SYNTHESIS 0.1.5.11
ROLL TIDE: S. Bradley (3), M. Lege , N. Metzler
FOOTY-SYNTHESIS: M. Bishop
Umpires - A. Bishop & W. McLaren; Scorer - A. Jacobs; Goal Umpires - R. Boyer, T. Kellom, D. Hul
For a list of votes and goal kickers click here.
Sunday, December 11, 2011 - Blue Balls and Hella Yella will play in the 2011 Sac Footy Fall League Grand Final at 6.30pm next Sunday, December 18.
Hella Yella secured their place in the final with a good win over Blue Balls in the final game of the regular season. It was certainly evident that both teams were keen to win the game with Blue Balls holding a 3-pont lead at half time. John Buchholz was strong for Blue Balls kicking 2 first half goals, while Mel Chen supported him with one. Aaron Crumpacker and Sham "Wow" Sanghera kept Hella Yella in the game with one goal each.
In the second half Hella Yella were out to prove they are worthy of a Grand Final berth by taking control of the game. Yani Castillo displayed some great forward play for Hella Yella and finished her hard work off with 3 Super Goals!! Casey "1" Allen chimed in with a goal also, however inaccurate kicking plagued the team with 14 behinds being kicked. Blue Balls tried hard to stay in the game with goals to Johnny B and Warwick "Wazza" McLaren but Hella Yella stormed home to win by 22 points.
A depleted Roll Tide needed to win their game over Footy-Synthesis to secure a place in the Grand Final, however Footy-Synthesis were hell bent on winning their second game of the league. They took a commanding lead of 19 points into the half time break with goals to Dan Duong, Matt Bishop, Jeff Soesbe and Nathan Minshew. Nathan Metzler was the lone goal-kicker for Roll Tide in the first half.
The 2nd half of the game was much closer with both teams scoring 3 goals each. Soesbe, Bishop and Minshew kicked 2nd half goals for Footy-Synthesis and Seth Bradley (2) and Matt Lege scored for Roll-Tide. The damage was done in the first half and Footy-Synthesis held on to win by 21 points.
Blue Balls finished the regular season on top of the table with a slight percentage advantage over Hella Yella. Roll Tide and Footy-Synthesis finished the season with 4 and 2 wins respectively!! Congratulations to the Round 8 MVP's MVPs - Yani Castillo of Hella Yella and Andy Jacobs of Blue Balls!!
Game 1 Scores
Half Time: HELLA YELLA - 0.2.7.19 v BLUE BALLS - 0.3.4.22
Full time: HELLA YELLA - 220.127.116.11 v BLUE BALLS - 0.5.7.37
HELLA YELLA: Y. Castillo (3), A. Crumpacker, C. Allen, S. Sanghera
BLUE BALLS: J. Buchholz (3), M. Chen, W. McLaren
Umpires - M. Bishop & M. Lege; Scorer - S. Brown; Goal Umpires - E. Schreiber, N. Minshew, M. O'Leary
Game 2 Scores
Half time: ROLL TIDE - 0.1.2.8 v FOOTY-SYNTHESIS 0.4.3.27
Full time: ROLL TIDE - 0.4.5.29 v FOOTY-SYNTHESIS 0.7.5.47
ROLL TIDE: S. Bradley (2), M. Lege , N. Metzler
FOOTY-SYNTHESIS: J. Soesbe (2), M. Bishop (2), N. Minshew (2), D. Duong
Umpires - M. Chen & W. McLaren; Scorer - A. Bishop; Goal Umpires - T. Yuan, A. Crumpacker, T. Kellom
Sunday, December 4, 2011 - Blue Balls storm into first place with a solid win over Footy-Synthesis and Hella Yella keep their finals chances alive after defeating Roll Tide in a low scoring affair.
Footy-Synthesis were desperate to notch up their second win for the season and jumped out of the gates quickly with a goal to Nate "Shew" Minshew that would have made Shane Warne proud. The kick appeared to be mis-directed but somehow it turned ninety degrees after bouncing and put Footy-Synthesis on the board first. The lead changed several times through the rest of the half and Footy-Synthesis took a 4-point lead into half time. As well as Shew, Dan Duong, Jeff Soesbe and Matt O'Leary each kicked a goal for Footy-Synthesis. Andy Jacobs kicked 2 for Blue Balls and John Buchholz and Mel Chen kicked singles.
Blue Balls gained the ascendency in the second half and a Super Goal to Poline Chhun hammered home the final nail in the coffin. Scott Hensley battled hard to keep Footy-Synthesis in the game with 3 goals however Poline was supported with goals from John (2), Mel Chen and Warwick "Wazza" McLaren. Blue Balls finished the game strongly to record a 13-point win.
The second game was a low scoring battle between Roll Tide and Hella Yella. With only 1 more regular season game to be played Hella Yella seemed to be the more desperate team knowing that a win would keep them in the mix to make the Grand Final. Only one goal, kicked by Sham "Wow" Sanghera for Hella Yella, was recorded in the first half, giving them an 8-point lead at half time.
The game opened up a bit more in the second half with both teams having several scoring shots but inaccuracy plagued both teams. A Super Goal to Yani Castillo proved to be the difference and Hella Yella recorded a 12-point win. Matt Lege kicked two goals for Roll Tide and Justin Bylicki kicked one. Wow added a second sausage roll to his tally and Casey Allen also chimed in for one.
Blue Balls are now one win clear in first place with Roll Tide and Hella Yella both snapping at their heals. With all 3 teams vying for a place in the Grand Final the final regular season games should be absolute rippers!! Congratulations to the Round 7 MVP's MVPs - Poline Chhun of Blue Balls and Sham Sanghera of Hella Yella!!
Game 1 Scores
Half Time: FOOTY-SYNTHESIS - 0.4.5.29 v BLUE BALLS - 0.4.1.25
Full time: FOOTY-SYNTHESIS - 0.7.6.48 v BLUE BALLS - 18.104.22.168
FOOTY-SYNTHESIS: S. Hensley (3), D. Duong, J. Soesbe, M. O'Leary, N. Minshew
BLUE BALLS: J. Buchholz (3), A. Jacobs (2), M. Chen (2), W. McLaren
Umpire - S. Tyebjee; Scorer - M. Reis; Goal Umpires - J. Bylicki, J. Gold
Game 2 Scores
Half time: ROLL TIDE - 0.0.2.2 v HELLA YELLA 0.1.4.10
Full time: ROLL TIDE - 0.3.5.23 v HELLA YELLA 22.214.171.124
ROLL TIDE: M. Lege (2), J. Bylicki
HELLA YELLA: S. Sanghera (2), C. Allen, Y. Castillo
Umpires - M. Bishop, W. McLaren; Scorers - S. Brown, B. Richey; Goal Umpires - J. Gold, A. Bishop, N. Minshew, F. Aguilar
Sunday, November 27, 2011 - A Thanksgiving feast of footy saw Blue Balls and Hella Yella close in on Roll Tide with solid wins!!
Footy-Synthesis and Hella Yella turned out with full squads, even though it was Thanksgiving weekend, so a good game was in the making. In the first half Hella Yella got the jump on Footy-Synthesis and went to half time with a 13 point lead. The play was frantic with both teams defending well however Casey Hilbert, Sham "Wow" Sanghera and Tocher "Cupcake" Kellom were able to kick goals for Hella Yella. Scott Hensley was the lone goal kicker for Footy-Synthesis.
The second half proceeded in much the same way even though Footy-Synthesis gave their all to try and claw the lead back from Hella Yella. Cupcake added a second goal and Yani Castillo kicked a nice Super Goal! Nathan Minshew added another goal for Footy-Synthsis, however inaccuracy prevented them from gaining any momentum and Hella Yella went on to record a 19 point win.
The second game between Blue Balls and Roll Tide was a clash of the titans and the scoreline at half time was evidence of how important this game was to both teams. Blue Balls had a 3 point lead at half time however Roll Tide had registered 6 scoring shots to 3.
In the second half the battle continued with Roll-Tide taking the lead early however Blue Balls defended admirably and turned defense into scoring opportunities. Roll Tide lead by a couple of points with only a few minutes to play but it was Blue Balls that stormed home to win by 6 points. Goal kickers for Blue Balls were guest player Tristan Boyer with 3, Rich Boyer and John Buccholz. Seth Bradley kicked 3 goals for Roll Tide and Matt Lege kicked one.
Despite the loss Roll Tide remains in top spot based on percentage. Blue Balls are now on 4 wins equal with Roll Tide and Hella Yella is only 1 win behind them after their win over Footy-Synthesis. Congratulations to the Round 6 MVP's MVPs - Amy Bishop of Blue Balls and Scott Hensley of Footy-Synthesis!!
Game 1 Scores
Half Time: FOOTY-SYNTHESIS - 0.1.4.10 v HELLA YELLA - 0.3.5.23
Full time: FOOTY-SYNTHESIS - 0.2.9.21 v HELLA YELLA - 126.96.36.199
FOOTY-SYNTHESIS: S. Hensley, N. Minshew
HELLA YELLA: T. Kellom (2), C. Hilbert, S. Sanghera
Umpire - S. Tyebjee & M. Lege; Scorers - A. Bishop & A. Jacobs; Goal Umpires - C. Sto Domingo, M. Reiss, F. Thomen, T. Boyer
Game 2 Scores
Half time: ROLL TIDE - 0.2.1.13 v BLUE BALLS 0.2.4.16
Full time: ROLL TIDE - 0.4.6.30 v BLUE BALLS 0.5.6.36
ROLL TIDE: S. Bradley (3), M. Lege
BLUE BALLS: T. Boyer (3), R. Boyer, J. Buccholz
Umpires - M. Bishop, M. O'Leary, T. Kellom; Scorer - D. Webb; Goal Umpires - D. Hul, C. Veal, P. Wong, N. Minshew, C. Allen
Thursday, November 17, 2011 - Members of the Golden Gate Australian Football League (GGAFL) and Sacramento Australian Rules Football Club introduced students from the Edgewood Center for Children and Families (Edgewood) in San Francisco to a bit of Australian culture and footy!
Celebrating its 160th anniversary in 2011, Edgewood helps children and families take back their future by working with them to overcome severe challenges like abuse, neglect, mental illness and crisis.
Edgewood's Physical Education Teacher and GGAFL player, Noam Scott, invited fellow players Matt Bishop, Troy Anthony, Rob Boyle and Nathan Metzler to assist him in introducing students to the game he cherishes so much.
Students of the school have an active physical education program that encompasses many sports and Noam could not wait to add Australian Rules Football to the portfolio.
Matt Bishop, Coach of the USA Revolution and Golden Gate Roos and Founder of Sac Footy, facilitated two brief sessions that introduced the students to the game and the basic skills required to play and then it was straight into a game of tag footy, a minimal contact, co-educational version of the game.
"It was such a wonderful experience to be a part of and the highlight was seeing some of the shy and reluctant kids literally beaming after playing the game. And that was topped off by the kids then expressing their disappointment when the game came to an end", said Coach Bishop.
Mr Scott said, "The students enjoyed the experience so much that they couldn't wait to share their exploits with fellow students and pass on some of the Aussie lingo they picked up….G'day Mate!"
To learn more about Edgewood click here http://www.edgewood.org
Sunday, November 20, 2011 - Roll Tide maintain their spot on top of the leader board and Blue Balls scrape into second with a narrow win over Hella Yella!
Roll Tide are the form team and Footy-Synthesis certainly had their work cut out for them if they were going to take the honors in game 1. The first half was fairly even on the scoreboard with Roll Tide missing many goal scoring opportunities. Justin "JB" Bylicki, Saleh "Salad" Tyebjee and Seth Bradley all kicked majors for Roll Tide and Jeff Soesbe and Matt "Whitey" O'Leary kicked sausage rolls for Footy-Synthesis. Roll Tide went to the half time break with an 11-point lead.
Footy-Synthesis worked hard to contain the tall timber of Roll Tide however defensive lapses were costly and Roll Tide continued its dominance. JB and Seth added singles to their goal kicking totals for the night while Matt Lege added a double for Roll Tide. Freddy Aguilar and Matt O'Leary added goals for Footy-Synthesis, however Roll Tide went on to record a 25-point win.
Blue Balls and Hella Yella were both looking to notch up a win and stay in touch with Roll Tide. It was Blue Balls that jumped off the block early racing into time with a 24 point lead. Amy "Plugger" Bishop slotted two Super Goals for Blue Balls.
Hella Yella came back hard in the second half to have Blue Balls very nervous and scrapping to hold onto its lead. Inaccuracy was plaguing Blue Balls however they held on to win the game by 9 points. Mel "Fumbles" Chen kicked two goals for Blue Balls, while Andy Lawton, Ben Richey and Warwick "Wazza" McLaren kicked one each. Aaron Crumpacker, Sham "Wow" Sanghera and Tocher "Cupcake" Kellom kicked two each for Hella Yella and Dave Webb added one with a nice fist pump to follow!
Roll Tide remain one win clear in first place. Blue Balls is in second and one win clear of Hella Yella, who is one win clear of Footy-Synthesis. Congratulations to the Round 5 MVP's MVPs - Christina Veal of Hella Yella and Jeff Soesbe of Footy-Synthesis!!
Game 1 Scores
Half Time: FOOTY-SYNTHESIS - 0.2.2.14 v ROLL TIDE - 0.3.7.25
Full time: FOOTY-SYNTHESIS - 0.4.6.30 v ROLL TIDE - 0.7.13.55
FOOTY-SYNTHESIS: M. O'Leary (2), F. Aguilar, J. Soesbe
ROLL TIDE: S. Bradley (2), J. Bylicki (2), M. Lege (2), S. Tyebjee
Umpire - M. Chen & W. McLaren; Scorer - A. Bishop; Goal Umpires - P. Chhun, T. Yuan, D. Webb, T. Kellom
Game 2 Scores
Half time: HELLA YELLA - 0.3.2.20 v BLUE BALLS 188.8.131.52
Full time: HELLA YELLA - 0.7.5.47 v BLUE BALLS 184.108.40.206
HELLA YELLA: A. Crumpacker (2), S. Sanghera (2), T. Kellom (2), D. Webb
BLUE BALLS: M. Chen (2), A. Bishop (2), A. Lawton, B. Richey, W. McLaren
Umpires - S. Tyebjee, M. O'Leary; Scorer - C. Newcomb, E. Schreiber; Goal Umpires - J. Bylicki, F. Thomen, J. Soesbe, F. Aguilar, C. Sto Domingo, N. Metzler
Sunday, November 13, 2011 - Roll Tide are the team to beat and Footy-Synthesis notch up their first win for the season!
I don't think there has been a game in Sac Footy's history that had two very different and distinct halves as was seen in the game between Roll Tide and Hella Yella. Roll Tide dominated the first half on their to a 39 point lead at half time. Seth Bradley kicked four first half majors and Fallon Thomen registered a Super Goal for Roll Tide, while Hella Yella were unable to get on the board.
The second half was a complete turnaround with Hella Yella doing all the scoring. Tocher Kellom kicked two goals and Casey Hilbert and Trevor Ramsey kicked singles, however it was not quite enough with Roll Tide registering a 13 point win.
An under-manned Blue Balls took on Footy-Synthesis in the second game and it was Footy-Synthesis that took the honors early, leading by 27 points at half time. Two Super Goals to Erin Sheaffer and two goals to Nathan "Shew" Minshew and a single to Jeff "Yeff" Soesbe charging from the defensive zone were the reasons for the solid lead. A Super Goal to Poline Chhun and a goal to Warwick "Wazza" McLaren gave the Blue Balls some hope that they could stay in the game.
And stay in the game they did, winning the second half with another Super Goal to Poline, a single to Wazza and one to new player Scott Murphy. Goals to Shew and Yeff in the second half were enough for Footy-Synthesis to register their first win.
Roll Tide are now one win clear in first place and with Footy-Synthesis getting a win on the board the competition for 2nd place, and a spot in the Grand Final, is hotting up! Congratulations to the Round 4 MVP's MVPs - Elaine Schreiber of Footy-Synthesis and Casey Hilbert of Hella Yella!!
Game 1 Scores
Half Time: HELLA YELLA - 0.0.0.0 v ROLL TIDE - 220.127.116.11
Full time: HELLA YELLA - 0.4.6.30 v ROLL TIDE - 18.104.22.168
HELLA YELLA: T. Kellom (2), C. Hilbert, T. Ramsay
ROLL TIDE: S. Bradley (4), F. Thomen
Umpire - M. Bishop & W. McLaren; Scorer - E. Schreiber; Goal Umpires - P. Chhun, F. Aguilar, N. Minshew
Game 2 Scores
Half time: FOOTY-SYNTHESIS - 22.214.171.124 v BLUE BALLS 126.96.36.199
Full time: FOOTY-SYNTHESIS - 188.8.131.52 v BLUE BALLS 184.108.40.206
FOOTY-SYNTHESIS: N. Minshew (3), E. Sheaffer (2), J. Soesbe (2), M. O'Leary
BLUE BALLS: W. McLaren (2), P. Chhun (2), S. Murphy
Umpires - S. Tyebjee, T. Kellom; Scorer - L. Crebassa, Y. Castillo; Goal Umpires - D. Webb, C. Sto Domingo, M. Reiss, N. Metzler
Sunday, November 6, 2011 - Roll tide roll into 1st place with a solid win over Blue Balls and Green snatch defeat from the jaws of victory!
Blue Balls were looking to notch their 3rd win to maintain their spot on top of the ladder. However Roll Tide were eager to topple Blue Balls from the top spot and stamped their authority on the game early and slotted 4 first half goals to 2 by Blue Balls. Roll Tide went into half time with an 8 point lead but the game was their for the taking for both teams.
Roll Tide continued to dominate the game despite the best efforts of Blue Balls. Inaccurate goal kicking by Blue Balls ended up being the difference between the two teams with Roll Tide winning by 15 points. Seth Bradley and Saleh Tyebjee kicked 3 goals each for Roll Tide and were supported by Matt Lege who kicked 2. Andy Jacobs and John Buchholz kicked 2 for Blue Balls and Amy Bishop slotted a Super Goal.
The Green Team just about brought their whole team in an effort to register their first win for the season. This was always going to be a challenge with Hella Yella keen to win their 2nd game and give themselves a chance to go to the top of the leader board.
The game was worthy of a Grand Final with both teams playing great football and sharing the ball among their team mates. The game was very close and the Green team went into the break with a slender 2 point lead. Erin Sheaffer, of Green, and Yani Castillo, of Hella Yella, were both impressive for their respective teams and both kicked a Super Goal in the first half.
The lead continued to see-saw in the 2nd half and with the game in the balance both team had chances to cement the win for their teams however it Hella Yella that prevailed, winning by 3 points. Erin Sheaffer kicked a 2nd Super Goal and for the guys Nathan Minshew, of Green, and Casey Hilbert and Sham Sanghera, both of Hella Yella, were the multiple goal kickers with 2 goals a piece.
With a greater percentage Roll Tide move into first place however both Blue Balls and Hella Yella are snapping at their heels. Congratulations to the Round 3 MVP's MVPs - Darina Hul of Hella Yella and Dan Duong of Team Green!!
Game 1 Scores
Half Time: BLUE BALLS - 0.2.7.19 v ROLL TIDE - 0.4.3.27
Full time: BLUE BALLS - 220.127.116.11 v ROLL TIDE - 0.9.5.59
BLUE BALLS: J. Buchholz (2), A. Jacobs (2), A. Bishop
ROLL TIDE: S. Tyebjee (3), S. Bradley (3), M. Lege (2), J. Bylicki
Umpire - M. Bishop; Scorer - C. Newcomb & J. Soesbe; Goal Umpires - D. Hul, D. Webb, F. Aguilar, N. Minshew
Game 2 Scores
Half time: GREEN - 18.104.22.168 v HELLA YELLA 22.214.171.124
Full time: GREEN - 126.96.36.199 v HELLA YELLA 188.8.131.52
GREEN: N. Minshew (2), E. Sheaffer (2), M. Bishop, M. O'Leary, S. Hensley
HELLA YELLA: C. Hilbert (2), S. Sanghera (2), D. Webb, T. Kellom, Y. Castillo
Umpires - S. Tyebjee, W. McLaren; Scorer - C. Newcomb & T. Yuan; Goal Umpires - S. Brown, F. Thomen, M. Chen, N. Metzler, S. Bradley
Sunday, October 30, 2011 - Blue Balls are the only undefeated team after two weeks and Roll Tide notch up their first win in emphatic style!
Blue Balls are the team to beat and the reason why was evident in the first half racing to a 21 point lead over Hella Yella by half time. Jumpin' John Buchholz continued his good form from week one casually slotting a couple of first half goals. Add to that two Super Goals by Amy Bish and a single to Wazza McLaren and the game was almost out of reach of Hella Yella by the break. Aaron "Crummy" Crumpacker gave his team a glimmer of hope by kicking two goals in the first half for Hella Yella.
To their credit Hella Yella came out fighting in the second half which was a totally different ball game. The game had evened up considerably with both teams kicking three goals each. Unfortunately the damage was done and Blue Balls won the game by 24 points. John kicked another couple of goals, finishing the game with four and Rich Boyer kicked a single sausage roll. Casey Allen, Dave Webb and Sham "Wow" Sanghera all kicked singles for Hella Yella.
Team Green and Roll Tide met in game two with both teams looking to get their first win. Roll Tide were the better team on the night winning the game by 70 points. Sto Do booted two Super Goals and Sarah Brown kicked her very first Sac Footy goal. Seth Bradley proved to be very valuable up forward kicking 5 goals and in support Nate Metzler kicked two, Lege and Salad both singles. Congrats to Laura Bruno who was the only goal scorer for Team Green, her first Sac Footy goal as well.
Blue Balls remains on the top of the table with two wins and a healthy percentage and Roll Tide creep up into second place after a good win. No MVP's MVPs were awarded this week.
Game 1 Scores
Half Time: BLUE BALLS - 184.108.40.206 v HELLA YELLA - 0.2.5.17
Full time: BLUE BALLS - 220.127.116.11 v HELLA YELLA - 0.5.8.38
BLUE: J. Buchholz (4), A. Bishop (2), R. Boyer, W. McLaren
HELLA YELLA: A. Crumpacker (2), C. Allen, D. Webb, S. Sanghera
Umpires - S.Tyebjee, M. Bishop; Scorer - M. Reis; Goal Umpires - N. Minshew, B. Johnson
Game 2 Scores
Half time: GREEN - 18.104.22.168 v ROLL TIDE 22.214.171.124
Full time: GREEN - 126.96.36.199 v ROLL TIDE 188.8.131.52
GREEN: L. Bruno
HELLA YELLA: S. Bradley (5), N. Metzler (2), C. Sto Domingo (2), M. Lege, S. Tyebjee, S. Brown
Umpires - M. Chen, T. Kellom; Scorer - A. Bishop; Goal Umpires - A. Bradley, A. Jacobs, D. Hul
Sunday, October 23, 2011 - More than 50 people have signed up for the 2nd Fall League run by the Sac Footy crew. The competition looks fierce with many experienced players returning, as well as a few new players that certainly don't look out of place!
The first game was a one sided affair between Team Green and Team Blue. Blue dominated in all aspects of the game piling on 6 goals to 1 in the first half. Seasoned players Mel Chen, Rich Boyer, Andy Lawton, Warwick "Wazza" McLaren, Amy Bishop and Tiffany Yuan were well supported by new players John Buchholz and Poline Chhun. John and Mel kicked two first half goals each and Andy and Rich chimed in with one each. The 2 Super Goals kicked by Amy certainly sunk the boot in to Green. Jeff Soesbe was the only goal scorer for Green in the first half.
The second half was a lot more even with Team Green player's Matt Bishop, Fred Aguilar, Jeff Soesbe, Nathan Minshew and Elaine Schreiber working the team back into the game. New player Dan Duong and guest players Sarah Brown and Monica Reis also contributed well for Green. Jeff and Bisho kicked goals for Green while Wazza kicked two and Rich a single for Blue. The damage was done in the first half with Blue winning the game by 46 points.
The second game of the evening was between Hella Yella (Yellow) and Roll Tide (Red). It was a hard fought and low scoring affair with only 1 goal kicked in the first half by Tocher "Cupcake" Kellom for Hella Yella. His teammates included Aaron Crumpacker, Casey Allen, Dave Webb, Patty Wong, Darina "Dazza" Hul and Helen Mondia and they were joined by new players Sham "Wow" Sanghera, Trevor Ramsay and Christina Veal. Roll Tide included Saleh Tyebjee, Matt Lege, Nathan Metzler, Christie Sto Domingo and newbies Gary Bier, Seth Bradley, Monica Reis and Sarah Brown.
With a goal the difference at half time the second half was always going to be a cracker! The scoring opened up however players could not seem to adjust to the synthetic ball that will be used during the Fall League and as a result many behinds were kicked.
Lege kicked 2 goals for Roll Tide and Seth kicked a fine goal on his non-preferred left side that caused a few tongues to wag…pretty good in his game of footy! Equally as impressive was the goal scoring blitz undertaken by (Sham) Wow at the other end. In only his 2nd game of footy Wow casually slotted 3 goals, and with another by Cupcake, gave his team the ascendency to hold on for a 10 point win.
So after 1 week the competition is being lead by Team Blue who came away with the big win over Team Green. Congratulations to the Round 1 MVP's MVPs - Monica Reis of Roll Tide and Freddy Aguilar of Team Green!!
Game 1 Scores
Half Time: BLUE - 184.108.40.206 v GREEN - 0.1.3.9
Full time: BLUE - 220.127.116.11 v GREEN - 0.3.8.26
BLUE: J. Buchholz (2), R. Boyer (2), W. McLaren (2), A. Bishop (2), A. Lawton
GREEN: J. Soesbe (2), M. Bishop
Umpire - S.Tyebjee; Scorer - D. Webb; Goal Umpires - H. Mondia, A. Bradley, M. Lege
Game 2 Scores
Half time: ROLL TIDE - 0.0.5.5 v HELLA YELLA 0.1.5.11
Full time: ROLL TIDE - 0.3.9.27 v HELLA YELLA 0.5.7.37
ROLL TIDE: M. Lege (2), S. Bradley
HELLA YELLA: S. Sanghera (3), T. Kellom (2)
Umpire - M. Bishop; Scorer - A. Bishop; Goal Umpires - J. Soesbe, A. Bradley, N. Minshew, W. McLaren
Registration is now open for the 2011 Fall League, which will begin this Sunday, October 16, with an introductory night from 5:30pm at Grant Park.
Games will be held each Sunday evening from October 23 through to December 18.
Sac Footy 2011 Fall League:
The Fall League is designed specifically to introduce new players to this fun-filled and energetic social activity. So come and join us to meet the Sac Footy Crew or even better still bring your own crew to be a part of the 2011 Sac Footy Fall League.Click here to sign up for the Fall League and pay your player dues >
For those that missed it the Sac Footy AFL Grand Final night at MVP's Sports Grill was a huge success!!!
A crowd of about 80-85 people watched the Geelong Cats take out the 2011 AFL Premiership while eating Four 'n' Twenty Pies and chugging $2 beers, thanks to Saleh and MVP's for organizing!! A lucky few also got to taste Helen Lawson's magnificent lamingtons....thank you for such a thoughtful contribution!
There were games galore with Eric (Erin's BF) winning the footy in the raffle and Tortillas winning the magnum of champagne (kindly donated by Marissa) for being the closest to picking the winning team and margin. Sheiky's pseudo Father in Law, won a six pack of Boag's (awesome Australian beers) when Jimmy Bartel collected the Norm Smith (MVP) medal. And Jeff Soesbe entertained the crowds with his "Name That Aussie" game. Congrats to the winners Mazza, Mrs Bish, Warwick (newly found Aussie ranga) and Erin (I think)!! Love ya work Yeff!!
We even had a VFL (now the AFL) and Australian radio personality in the house...anyone spot him, or better yet, take the chance to have a chat?!?! Have you wondering now don't I.... http://www.3aw.com.au/blogs/3aw-footy-team-blog/graeme-bond/20101220-192tt.html
Well done to the Sac Footy crew for putting on another successful grand final party...our 3rd!! In particular a big thank you to Saleh for making it happen and thanks to Fallon, Dustin, Elaine, Janet and Mrs Bish for their help!!
Gotta love Footy in the Sac!!!!
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - The eLemonators are the 2011 Sac Footy Summer League Premiers!!
The number one team after the regular season, the eLemonators, triumphed over the Smurfs in the Grand Final at McKinley Park.
A good sized crowd, including several of the Sacramento Mountain Lions Cheerleaders, was on hand to witness a tremendous game of Recreational Footy. The eLemonators had a point to prove dominating the early play and reaping the rewards on the scoreboard. The whole team contributed well but it was Finals MVP Tocher Kellom who put the icing on the (cup)cake kicking 4 first half goals. The eLemonators went to the half time break with an 18 point lead. This lead could have been greater if it had not been for some defensive heroics deployed the Reynolds brothers, Mike and Scott.
In the second half the Smurfs showed why they finished a close 2nd in the regular season matching the eLemonators in every possible way and winning the half by 4 points. Unfortunately the damage had been done early and the eLemonators held to win the final by 14 points.
Earlier in the evening it was the 3rd placed Gang Green playing the 4th placed Red Rovers in a play off for 3rd. The first half was quite a battle with both teams having many scoring shots, however, the Red Rovers were the more accurate of the two teams kicking 4 goals to 1. One of those goals was a fine Super Goal by Erin Sheaffer, which came at the end a length of the field play by the Rovers. When the half time whistle blew it was the Red Rovers up by 18 points.
The second half was a Super Goal fest with 4 more being registered. It was the Red Rovers who dominated the scoring again with Super Goals to Beeban Natt, Marissa Francis and another to Erin. It was also great to see Holly Krevi kick a Super Goal for Gang Green. The Red Rovers defeated Gang Green by 33 points to secure 3rd place.
The Summer League awards were held that evening at our sponsor bar MVP's Sports Grill and it was mind-blowing to see over 80 people attend the event! All 4 teams were represented well with players wearing their team colors proudly. Nate Metzler attempted to bring peace by wearing an outfit with all colors imaginable and I think he achieved the opposite judging by the cheers and jeers when he battled the Smurf mask wearing Gary Toner in a beer chugging contest.
The first awards, presented by Club President Saleh Tyebjee, were the Best in Finals, sponsored by MVP's, and it was fitting that Christine Sto Domingo and Tocher Kellom from the eLemonators were awarded for their contributions to the Grand Final win.
Coach Matt Bishop presented the Coaches awards to the players who continued to work diligently and improve significantly throughout the season. The awards were sponsored by Aussie Sport Stuff and were awarded to Erin Sheaffer of the Red Rovers and Stanley Ceballos of the Smurfs.
Votes were given to the best and fairest players of the league during each round and collated at the end of the regular season. Awards, again sponsored by Aussie Sport Stuff, were presented to the best male and female as well as the runner up in each category.
Congratulations go to Christine Sto Domingo of the eLemonators and Andrew Jacobs of the Red Rovers for being awarded the Runner-up Best & Fairest awards.
Finally our Best & Fairest award winners for the Summer League were Helen Mondia of the Smurfs and Melvin Chen of Gang Green.... well done and well deserved!!
Thank you to everyone that played, assisted and/or supported during this league and there was a lot of you!!! Special thanks go to Saleh and the Sac Footy Committee (Fallon, Tocher, Jeff, Mel, Janet, Elaine and Tracy) for their efforts and finally a huge thank you to Rosalio, Art and the rest of the crew at MVP's for their generous support!!
Game 1 Scores
Half Time: RED ROVERS - 18.104.22.168 v GANG GREEN - 0.1.6.12
Full time: RED ROVERS - 22.214.171.124 v THE SMURFS - 126.96.36.199
RED ROVERS: S. Tyebjee (2), E. Sheaffer (2), A. Jacobs, B. Natt, C. Rufo, M. Francis
GANG GREEN: F. Aguilar, H. Krevi, J. Chand, N. Metzler
Umpire - M. Bishop; Scorers - H. Mondia & M. Lege; Goal Umpires - D. Cormack, T. Kellom, S. Ceballos
Game 2 Scores
Half time: THE SMURFS - 0.2.2.14 v ELEMONATORS 0.5.2.32
Full time: THE SMURFS - 0.5.4.34 v ELEMONATORS 0.7.6.48
THE SMURFS: M. Lege (2), R. Boyer, G. Toner,
ELEMONATORS: T. Kellom (5), T. Simmons
Umpire - M. Bishop; Scorer - A. Bishop; Goal Umpires - B. Natt, M. McMahon, S. Tyebjee, M. O'Leary, J. Chand, D. Webb
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - The eLemonators and the Smurfs will play in the 2011 Summer League Grand Final!
The Smurfs took on the Red Rovers in the first game of round 12 and it was the Rovers that came out ready to play. The Red Rovers took control of the game early and with 3 Super Goals, two to Erin Sheaffer and one to Milli Bruce, it was going to be difficult for the Smurfs to make a come back. A goal to Matt Lege reduced the Rovers lead to 18 points at the half.
The Smurfs started to get their game together in the second half and began to show why they are a good chance to claim the 2011 Summer League Premiership. Goals to Stan Ceballos, Mike Reynolds and another to Lege brought the Smurfs within reach, however the Rovers dug deep with a goal to Ben Richey being enough for the Rovers to win by two points.
The second game of the evening was a do or die affair for Gang Green, knowing that if they beat the eLemonators they would play in the Grand Final.
The game was played with great intensity with players finding it difficult to gain possession of the ball and to provide their teammates with clean passes. There was nothing between the two teams in the first half, with eLemonators holding the slimmest of leads at half time.
The second half was much the same as the first with both teams trading scores. The eLemonators jumped to the biggest lead of the game with a Super Goal to Yani Castillo. Gang Green gave it their all to try and gain the lead back with a number of chances going agonizingly close. The eLemonators held on to win by 7 points to win the game and to secure the Minor Premiership. Congratulations to Dane Cormack who kicked two goals for the eLemonators.
The Grand Final between the eLemonators and the Smurfs will be played at 7.15pm on Wednesday, July 20 at McKinley Park. The playoff for 3rd place, between Gang Green and the Red Rovers will commence at 6.20pm.
Congratulations to the Round 12 MVP's MVPs - Robin Bishop of the Smurfs and Dave Webb of Gang Green!!
Game 1 Scores
Half Time: RED ROVERS - 188.8.131.52 v THE SMURFS - 0.1.3.9
Full time: RED ROVERS - 184.108.40.206 v THE SMURFS - 0.5.5.35
RED ROVERS: E. Sheaffer (2), M. Bruce, B. Richey
THE SMURFS: M. Lege (2), S. Ceballos (2), M. Reynolds
Umpires - M. Bishop & T. Kellom; Scorer - A. Bishop; Goal Umpires - D. Cormack, D. Solton
Game 2 Scores
Half time: GANG GREEN - 0.3.1.19 v ELEMONATORS 0.3.2.20
Full time: GANG GREEN - 0.4.5.29 v ELEMONATORS 220.127.116.11
GANG GREEN: J. Chand, J. Soesbe, M. Chen, N. Metzler
ELEMONATORS: D. Cormack (2), M. Marquez, T. Kellom, Y. Castillo
Umpires - M. Bishop & M. Lege; Scorer - A. Stewart; Goal Umpires - S. Ceballos, S. Tyebjee, M. Bruce, M. McMahon
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - The eLemonators edge out the Smurfs in a close one and Gang Green keep their Grand Final hopes alive.
It was another warm week with the return of 100 degree temperatures. This combined with low player numbers meant the Red Rovers had a huge battle in front of them. Gang Green, on the other hand, had good numbers, which meant they were able to substitute players regularly. The first half was played with good intensity by both teams with Gang Green holding a 17 point lead at half time. A super goal by Tiffany Yuan was a highlight of the first half.
The fresher legs of Gang Green dominated the second half with 10 scoring shots to 3. However inaccurate kicking kept the final damage much lower than it could have been and Gang Green eventually defeated the Red Rovers by 34 points.
The second game between The eLemonators and The Smurfs may have been a glimpse of the Grand Final to be played in two weeks and the contest was definitely worthy of one. The Smurfs held the upper hand in the first half, leading by 9 points at the half. Two goals first half goals by Gary Toner along with Super Goals to Fiona Young and Yanni Castillo were highlights.
The eLemonators took the honors in the second half, working well out of the middle and moving the ball quickly into the forward line. The game was close right to the end with the eLemonators taking the leading with only a few minutes to play and holding on by 6 points in the end. Megan Nichols kicked a Super Goal in the second half but goals to Tocher, Crummy and Dennis made the difference in the end. It is worth noting that Matt Lege demonstrated an act of true sportsmanship by calling a goal that he kicked a "no score" after owning up to being tagged. In 3 years of being involved with Sac Footy this was one of the greatest highlights, and there have been many!
The final week of the regular season will be an exciting one with three teams still a chance of making the Grand Final!!
Congratulations to the Round 11 MVP's MVPs - Laura Vincent of Gang Green and Casey Allen of the eLemonators!!
Game 1 Scores
Half Time: RED ROVERS - 0.1.4.10 v GANG GREEN - 18.104.22.168
Full time: RED ROVERS - 0.1.7.13 v GANG GREEN - 22.214.171.124
RED ROVERS: B. Johnson
GANG GREEN: A. Amaro, D. Solton, M. Chen, S. Hensley, T. Yuan
Umpires - M. Bishop & M. Lege; Scorers - M. O'Leary & A. Crumpacker; Goal Umpires - S. Crull, H. Mondia, T. Kellom, A. Lawton.
Game 2 Scores
Half time: THE SMURFS - 126.96.36.199 v ELEMONATORS 188.8.131.52
Full time: THE SMURFS - 184.108.40.206 v ELEMONATORS 220.127.116.11
THE SMURFS: G. Toner (2), F. Young, M. Nichols, S. Ceballos
ELEMONATORS: T. Kellom (3), A. Crumpacker, D. Martinez, Y. Castillo
Umpires - M. Bishop; Scorer - M. O'Leary; Goal Umpires - A. Amaro, P. Wong, M. Bruce, E. Sheaffer, B. Natt.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - Gang Green win a close one over the league leader's, the Smurfs.
Thankfully much cooler weather greeted the Red Rovers and the eLemonators for game 1 of round 10. Unfortunately the eLemonators were forced to forfeit due to the team only having 2 female players at the start of the game. The game was played but the sting was certainly taken out of it due to the forfeit. That and the fact that only 8 players were on the field at any time meant the game was quite open and as a result it created quite entertaining football.
The eLemonators are a strong chance to make the Grand Final game in 3 weeks time and they certainly demonstrated this by dominating much of the play in the first half. With 6 scoring shots to 2 in the first half the eLemonators were up by 13 points at half time. The second half was much closer with both team kicking 5 goals each however a Super Goal to Maral Farsi helped the eLemonators to win the forfeited game by 20 points. The Red Rovers battled hard and it was great to see Andy Jacobs and Justin Bylicki finish off the team's efforts by kicking 3 goals a piece.
The second game of the evening was set to be an interesting battle with the Smurfs keen to retain their top spot in the league and Gang Green out to keep their Grand Final chances alive. Both teams played with a lot of passion and as a result it was not uncommon for most of the players to be hovering around the footy, thus making it a very congested game.
The first half was very even with the Smurfs perhaps having a slight edge over the Greens, however two Super Goals to Amy Bishop ensured that Gang Green went in to half time with a 4 point lead. Gang Green came out all guns blazing early in the second half and at times held a 20 point lead. A Super Goal to Elaine Schreiber definitely contributed to this lead! However, the Smurfs were not going to lie down and really started to up the ante with a Super Goal to Robin Bishop. They systematically clawed their way back to within 2 points but unfortunately time ran out and Gang Green won the game by this margin to stay in the race for the Grand Final.
Congratulations to the Round 8 MVP's MVPs - Amy Bishop and Dave Solton of Gang Green!!
Game 1 Scores
Half Time: RED ROVERS - 0.1.2.8 v ELEMONATORS - 0.3.3.21
Full time: RED ROVERS - 0.6.3.39* v ELEMONATORS - 18.104.22.168
*Red Rovers win due to an eLemonators forfeit.
RED ROVERS: A. Jacobs (3), J. Bylicki (3)
ELEMONATORS: T. Kellom (4), T. Simmons (2), M. Marquez, M. Farsi
Umpires - M. Bishop; Scorers - M. O'Leary; Goal Umpires - G. Toner, H. Mondia, S. Hensley, T. Yuan
Game 2 Scores
Half time: THE SMURFS - 0.5.2.32 v GANG GREEN - 22.214.171.124
Full time: THE SMURFS - 126.96.36.199 v GANG GREEN - 188.8.131.52
THE SMURFS: D. Muhummad (2), G. Toner (2), D. Lavelle, R. Bishop, R. Boyer, S. Reynolds, M. Lege
GANG GREEN: M. Chen (3), A. Bishop (2), D. Solton, D. Webb, E. Schreiber, J. Chand
Umpires - M. Bishop & T. Kellom; Scorer - M. O'Leary & A. Newcomb; Goal Umpires - J. Kerstiens, A. Crumpacker, J. Bylicki, S. Tyebjee
Written By Amy Stewart
Saturday, June 25, 2011, Denver, CO - On a beautiful June morning in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains, five Sacramento Screamers women suited up to take on the reigning champion Denver Bulldogs. Screamers Robin Bishop, Milli Bruce, Beeban Natt, Elaine Schreiber and Amy Stewart traveled to Colorado to participate in the annual Mile High Challenge hosted by the Denver Bulldogs. Surrounded by incredible scenery and the most amazing grass any of them had ever seen, the girls played two incredibly tough games against the Bulldogs, losing both but gaining the experience and confidence that will help lead to victories at the National Tournament in Austin this October.
The morning began with a training session led by former Sydney Swan Brett Kirk. Kirk led ladies from both teams in fundamental skill building drills with assistance from US Freedom coaches Leigh Barnes and Troy Anthony. The drills focused on the essential need for communication on the field and for solidarity among teammates.
After the training session, the Screamers played on a team comprised mainly of the Minnesota Freeze with additional ladies from Baltimore, Chicago, and Phoenix contributing to the ranks. Playing 16 a side, the Freeze & Friends ladies gave it their all against the reigning champions. While the Bulldogs beat the Freeze & Friends on the scoreboard, they did not win in spirit. Each quarter, the Freeze & Friends improved exponentially, outplaying the Bulldogs in many of the quarters. All players made an excellent showing, particularly newcomer Beeban Natt in her first full contact game.
In addition to being able to play in some of the few full contact games prior to Nationals, the Mile High Challenge also provided those traveling to Australia with the US Freedom in August time to develop those relationships and trust that will be vital as they trek across the outback. In a hilarious icebreaker led by Baltimore’s Judith Stein, the team learned a little more about each player such as Milli Bruce’s past life as a rock star, Robin Bishop’s circumnavigation of the globe and Elaine Schreiber’s immense dislike of all things melon related (honeydew, water, cantaloupe, etc).
The Screamers look forward to the National Tournament in Austin this October where they will be able to reunite with the friends made in Denver and show them how Sacramento plays footy! For information on playing in the National Tournament, all ladies are encouraged to contact Amy Stewart firstname.lastname@example.org or Milli Bruce email@example.com for details.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - The Smurfs remain on top of the league ladder after a hard fought win over the Red Rovers and the eLemonators return to the winner's circle.
The eLemonators and Gang Green battled out the first game of round 9 in oppressive heat. The eLemonators, who lost their last 2 games, came out with a point to prove kicking 4 goals in the first half and going into half time with a 21 point lead.
Gang Green defended admirably in the 2nd half, lead by Laura Vincent and Mel Chen, but they were unable to stop the rampaging eLemonators who add another 6 goals, including 2 super goals to Yani Castillo, to their half time tally. The eLemonators won the game by 64 points, indicating that they are ready to challenge for the championship title. Congratulations to Dhee Toutam and Marc Marquez who kicked their first Sac Footy goals!
The second game was a do or die affair for the Red Rovers and unfortunately they looked to be undermanned against a strong Smurfs outfit. The Smurfs kicked 4 goals to 2 in the first half and it was great to see Fiona Young (her first) and Megan Nichols kick super goals for the Smurfs. Congratulations to Devin Lavelle who also kicked a goal, his first for Sac Footy. Erin Sheaffer kept the Rovers in it by kicking a super goal as well.
It would be fair to say that the Smurfs looked comfortable at half time with a 15 point lead, however the Red Rovers came out on a mission. The Rovers dominated the play in the 2nd half and looked determine to take the points away from the Smurfs. Unfortunately the Rovers could only add 1 goal and 9 behinds for their efforts and fell short by only 6 points from causing the upset of the day.
Well done to all teams for playing 2 great games of football. The standard was impressive and while I am sure neither Gang Green and the Red Rovers enjoyed losing those games, all teams have improved so much. The contributions made by the new players particularly has been a highlight!
There were no MVP MVP's awards given due to the low number of players that attended the post match function.
Game 1 Scores
Half Time: GANG GREEN - 0.1.2.8 v ELEMONATORS - 0.4.5.29
Full time: GANG GREEN - 0.1.4.10 v ELEMONATORS - 184.108.40.206
GANG GREEN: M. Chen
ELEMONATORS: T. Simmons (3), Y. Castillo (2), A. Crumpacker, B. Ander, D. Toutam, M. Marquez, T. Kellom
Umpires - M. Bishop, S. Tyebjee; Scorers - M. O'Leary, F. Thomen; Goal Umpires - M. Bruce, H. Mondia
Game 2 Scores
Half time: THE SMURFS - 220.127.116.11 v RED ROVERS - 18.104.22.168
Full time: THE SMURFS - 22.214.171.124 v RED ROVERS - 126.96.36.199
THE SMURFS: D. Muhummad, D. Lavelle, F. Young, G. Toner, M. Nicols
RED ROVERS: M. Synhorst (2), E. Sheaffer
Umpires - M. Bishop, M. Chen; Scorer - O'Leary, M. Farsi; Goal Umpires - P. Wong, A. Crumpacker
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - The Smurfs have taken top spot on the ladder with a convincing win over the eLemonators and the Red Rovers keep their Grand Final dreams alive!!
Game one was played in very hot temperatures and the battle for top spot on the ladder was always going to be a war of attrition! One of the eLemonators had an accident on the way to the game and we hope everything is okay!
The first half was tough with both teams playing well, particularly the eLemonators who played with one less player for some of the half. The Smurfs had the advantage going into half time with a 13 point lead. The second half was much the same however the Smurfs took control of the game with Robin Bishop kicking her first ever Sac Footy Super-Goal!! The Smurfs had many goal kickers, which is a good indication of the team game they have been playing in recent weeks. The Smurfs won the game and now assume top spot due to a greater for and against percentage.
The heat had not subsided much for game 2 and the Red Rovers certainly applied their own heat to Gang Green slamming home 5 goals to one in the first half. The Red Rovers went to the half time break with a 24 point lead.
To the credit of Gang Green they came out fighting in the second half and tried everything to extinguish the Red Rovers flame. Gang Green kicked four goals in this half however they could not stop the goal kicking machines in Matt Synhorst and Justin Bylicki who added 5 goals between them in the second half. Matt finished the game with 6 goals, a Sac Footy record, and Justin with three, to help the Red Rovers to a 32 point win.
Congratulations to the Round 8 MVP's MVPs - Milli Bruce & Andy Jacobs of the Red Rovers AND Stan Ceballos of The Smurfs.. our first ever 3-way tie!
Game 1 Scores
Half Time: THE SMURFS - 0.4.2.26 v ELEMONATORS - 0.2.1.13
Full time: THE SMURFS - 188.8.131.52 v ELEMONATORS - 0.4.1.25
THE SMURFS: S. Ceballos (2), R. Boyer (2), D. Muhummad, M. Lege, G. Toner, M. Reynolds, R. Bishop
ELEMONATORS: T. Kellom (3), T. Simmons
Umpires - M. Bishop; Scorers - A. Bishop, M. Chen, F. Thomen; Goal Umpires - M. O'Leary, S. Tyebjee
Game 2 Scores
Half time: GANG GREEN - 0.1.1.7 v RED ROVERS - 0.5.1.31
Full time: GANG GREEN - 0.5.2.32 v RED ROVERS - 0.10.4.64
GANG GREEN: D. Solton (2), J. Soesbe, M. Chen, S. Hensley
RED ROVERS: M. Synhorst (6), J. Bylicki (3), S. Tyebjee
Umpire - M. Bishop; Scorer - H. Mondia; Goal Umpires - A. Crumpacker, M. Marquez, R. Boyer, D. Lavelle
Wednesday, June 8, 2011 -Two convincing wins to the Smurfs and the Red Rovers has shaken the Sac Footy Summer League Leaderboard up!
Game 1 of Round 7 was the all important clash between Gang Green and the Smurfs who are battling for 2nd place while also trying to catch the eLemonators. Unfortunately for Gang Green the Smurfs came out with all guns blazing and played a good all round team game. They could do no wrong however it was not Gang Green's day with many turnovers resulting in the Smurfs peppering the goals.
The halt time margin was 21 points and the Smurfs went on to win by 52 with MVP Helen Mondia kicking a Super Goal to put the icing on the cake! The Smurfs, aided by the timely percentage boost, now move into 2nd place on the leaderboard.
The Red Rovers were on a mission in game 2 and that was to come away with their first win of the season. This was not going to be an easy task as they took on the league leaders, the eLemonators.
In the first half the Red Rovers looked they were the team leading the competition piling on 6 goals to 1 and going into half time with a 31 point lead. The eLemonators are a good team and weren't going to lie down in the second half. They immediately put pressure on the Rovers defense and the second half was battled out right to the end. The points went to the eLemonators in the second half however the damage had been done in the first half with the Red Rovers worth winners by a margin of 22 points.
The battle to make the Grand Final will continue to build in Round 8 with the eLemonators playing the Smurfs for top spot and with 5 rounds to play both Gang Green and the Red Rovers are still in contention.
Congratulations to the Round 7 MVP's MVPs - Helen Mondia, of the Smurfs & Justin Bylicki, from the Red Rovers.
Also, congratulations to Amy Bishop on being the 2nd person to play 50 games with the Sac Footy League!
Game 1 Scores
Half Time: GANG GREEN - 0.1.0.6 v THE SMURFS - 0.4.3.27
Full time: GANG GREEN - 0.1.3.9 v THE SMURFS - 184.108.40.206
GANG GREEN: F. Aguilar
THE SMURFS: T. Boyer (2), R. Boyer (2), H. Mondia, D. Muhummad, M. Lege, G. Toner, S.Ceballos
Umpires - M. Bishop; Scorers - M. Bruce & S. Crull; Goal Umpires - T. Kellom, D. Hul, M. McMahon, S. Tyebjee
Game 2 Scores
Half time: ELEMONATORS - 0.1.3.9 v RED ROVERS - 0.6.4.40
Full time: ELEMONATORS - 0.5.5.35 v RED ROVERS - 0.8.9.57
ELEMONATORS: C. Allen (2), A. Crumpacker, S. Cormack, T. Kellom
RED ROVERS: B. Johnson (2), M. Synhorst (2), N. Virani (2),J. Bylicki, S. Tyebjee
Umpire - M. Bishop; Scorer - M. Lege; Goal Umpires - D. Lavelle, F. Young, L. Vincent, J. Soesbe
Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - Gang Green handed the eLemonators its first loss for the season in convincing style and the Smurfs manage to hold on against a very determined Red Rovers outfit.
The first game of Round 6 was between the Smurfs and the Red Rovers and the Smurfs came out dancing with a four goal first half. A Super Goal to Erin Sheaffer helped enormously in keeping the margin to 17 points at half time.
Two goals to Captain Saleh Tyebjee helped the Red Rovers to win the second half 14 points to 9, however the lead established by the Smurfs in the first half was enough for them to hold and eventually win by 12 points.
Game two was a top of the table clash between the eLemonators and Gang Green. It certainly promised to be a great game with Gang Green, who have the best attendance by far, having all players except two available. Despite the eLemonators missing a couple of key players the first half was a very tight contest. Amy Stewart kicked a Super Goal for the eLemonators, however this was matched by a Super Goal to Amy Bishop for Gang Green. Fred Aguilar and James Chand also kicked goals for Gang Green and as a result they had a lead of 8 points at half time.
The secon half was dominated by Gang Green with goals to Mel Chen, Jess Soesbe and Nathan Metzler. The eLemonators had chances however inaccurate kicking saw Gang Green win the game by 24 points.
The eLemonators remain on top of the leaderboard, however Gang Green are only one win behind them.
Congratulations to the Round 6 MVP's MVPs - Sariah Crull, of the Red Rovers & Scott Hensley, from Gang Green.
Also, congratulations to Saleh Tyebjee on playing his 50th game with the Sac Footy League!
Game 1 Scores
Half Time: RED ROVERS - 220.127.116.11 v THE SMURFS - 0.4.3.27
Full time: RED ROVERS - 18.104.22.168 v THE SMURFS - 0.5.6.36
RED ROVERS: S. Tyebjee (2), E. Sheaffer
THE SMURFS: A. Lawton, M. Lege, B. Gllicklin, G. Toner, S. Reynolds
Umpires - M. Bishop; Scorers - A. Bishop, L. Bruno; Goal Umpires - J. Soesbe, J. Thompson, C. Sto Domingo, M. Marquez.
Game 2 Scores
Half time: ELEMONATORS - 22.214.171.124 v GANG GREEN - 126.96.36.199
Full time: ELEMONATORS - 188.8.131.52 v GANG GREEN - 184.108.40.206
ELEMONATORS: A. Stewart, A. Crumpacker
GANG GREEN: A. Bishop, F. Aguilar, J. Chand, M. Chen, J. Soesbe, N. Metzler
Umpire - M. Bishop; Scorer - M. Lege; Goal Umpires - M. Bruce, B. Johnson, E. Sheaffer, S. Ceballos, B. Natt
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - An undermanned eLemonators notch up another win and Gang Green move to second after a comprehensive victory over the Red Rovers.
The Red Rovers were always up against it with only 9 of 20 players in attendance. Gang Green however came out in force and dominated the scoreboard in the first half, leading by 32 points at half time, including a Super Goal by Amy Bishop.
The second half was much the same as the first however credit must be given to the Red Rovers who played their hearts out. Gang Green were full of run and no more than Tiffany Yuan who came flying out of the back line to pick up a loose Footy and slot it through for a Super Goal! Elaine "XX" Schreiber also kicked a Super Goal and the ladies were well supported by Fred, Mel, Nate and Scott who each kicked a goal. A great team effort by Gang Green!
The top of the table clash between the undefeated eLemonators and the Smurfs promised to be a good game and it was played with a great deal of intensity. The eLemonators were short on numbers with only the 3 girls that had to play the entire game, a solid effort. The Smurfs were stacked with only 4 players not available to play however it was the eLemonators that played the better team game. The Smurfs had plenty of possession however they constantly kicked the ball to noone in particular and as a result they turned it over quite a lot. This showed on the scoreboard with the eLemonators leading by 9 points at half time.
The eLemonators powered on in the second half, despite the best efforts of the Smurfs, winning the game by 22 points. The game was dominated by the guys and this showed on the scoreboard with no Super Goals being registered. Tocher "Cupcake" Kellom kicked 3 goals for the eLemonators and Toby Simmons kicked 2.
Congratulations to the Round 5 MVP's MVPs - Tiffany Yuan, of Gang Green & Matthias "Tortillas" McMahon, from the Red Rovers.
Game 1 Scores
Half Time: GANG GREEN - 220.127.116.11 v RED ROVERS 0.0.0.0
Full time: GANG GREEN - 18.104.22.168 v RED ROVERS 0.0.2.
GANG GREEN: A. Bishop, E. Schreiber, F. Aguilar, M. Chen, N. Metzler, S. Hensley, T. Yuan
RED ROVERS: nil
Umpires - M. Bishop; Scorers - A. Stewart; Goal Umpires - M. Reynolds, S. Reynolds, J. Kerstiens, C. Allen, A. Crumpacker.
Game 2 Scores
Half time: ELEMONATORS - 0.2.3.15 v THE SMURFS - 0.1.0.6
Full time: ELEMONATORS - 0.6.5.41 v THE SMURFS - 0.3.1.19
THE SMURFS: M. Lege, M. Reynolds, R. Boyer
ELEMONATORS: T. Kellom (3), T. Simmons (2), J. Kerstiens
Umpires - M. Bishop, M. Bruce; Scorer - A. Bishop, B. Natt; Goal Umpires - E. Schreiber, T. Yuan, M. McMahon, B. Richey
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - The eLemonators remain undefeated after 4 rounds of the Sac Footy Summer League and the Smurfs are dancing with joy - la la la la la!
The eLemonators and the Red Rovers fought out a tough first half and a super goal to Erin Sheaffer saw them leading by 4 points at half time. The second half was dominated on the scoreboard by the eLemonators, with the team kicking 4 goals. Well done to Dennis Martinez who kicked two second half goals. The eLemonators eventually won the game by 12 points however the Red Rovers can hold their heads up as they gave the undefeated eLemonators a tough contest.
The Smurfs Captain Matt Lege played his first game for 2011 and inspired his team to the next level after they cracked it for a win in round 3. In the game against Gang Green the Smurfs came out firing on all cylinders with all players contributing well. It was lucky for Gang Green that the Smurfs were inaccurate in front of goals and as a result went to half time with a 16 point lead...it could have been worse!
The Smurfs did improve their accuracy in the second half kicking 4 goals to Gang Green's single goal. Well done to Rich Boyer (3 goals), Andy Lawton, Gary Toner and Danny Muhammad, who all kicked goals for the Smurfs, and James Chand who kicked one for Gang Green. The Smurfs won the game by 35 points, the biggest margin so far in the 2011 Summer League.
Congratulations to the Round 4 MVP's MVPs - Christine Sto Domingo, of the eLemonators & Andy Lawton, from the Smurfs.
Game 1 Scores
Half Time: ELEMONATORS - 0.1.3.9 v RED ROVERS 22.214.171.124
Full time: ELEMONATORS - 0.4.4.28 v RED ROVERS 126.96.36.199
ELEMONATORS: D. Martinez (2), J. Kerstiens, T. Kellom
RED ROVERS: E. Sheaffer
Umpires - M. Bishop; Scorers - E. Schreiber, D. Muhummad; Goal Umpires - F. Aguilar, J. Soesbe, M. Lege
Game 2 Scores
Half time: GANG GREEN - 0.0.2.2 v THE SMURFS - 0.2.6.18
Full time: GANG GREEN - 0.1.4.10 v THE SMURFS - 0.6.9.45
THE SMURFS: R. Boyer (3), G. Toner, D. Muhummad, A. Lawton
GANG GREEN: J. Chand
Umpires - M. Bishop; Scorer - D. Webb; Goal Umpires - S. Cormack, A. Duke, A. Stewart, M. McMahon, M. Bruce, A. Jacobs
Friday, May 13, 2011 - Five representatives from Sac Footy visited Del Campo High School in Fair Oaks, California, on Friday to introduce Footy to over 160 High School Students during two class sessions.
This is the second second visit that Sac Footy has made out to Del Campo, the first was in October, 2010, and representing Sac Footy were Sac Footy President, and Revo player Saleh Tyebjee; Sac Footy Board Member, and Freedom player Elaine Schreiber; and fellow Freedom player Robin Bishop. Finally joining these three were Sac Footy club founders Matt & Amy Bishop.
Ms. Bev Marx, a physical education teacher at Del Campo High, recently visited Australia in March, as she has family that reside there, and was excited to have Sac Footy visit the school once again and introduce a whole bunch of new students to this great game.
"It is wonderful to see the students so engaged in the lesson, which starts with a brief introduction about the game and then student are up on their feet learning the basic skills and before you know it they are out playing the game," commented Ms Marx.
Thank you to Matt, Amy, Saleh, Elaine and Robin for their help in making the day possible and an enjoyable experience for all.
If you are a student or teacher in the Sacramento area and would like to have Sac Footy run a footy clinic at your school simply email us here.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - The eLemonators are the only undefeated team after 3 rounds of the Sac Footy Summer League and the Smurfs break through for their first win!
The first game of the evening was between the undefeated teams, Gang Green and the eLemonators. Gang Green won the coin toss and elected to kick toward the "scoring end", however their minds must have still been at work as they started slow. The eLemonators worked hard into the sun with goals to Ashley Duke and Toby Simmons giving the eLemonators an 11 point lead at half time. James Chand kicked a goal for Gang Green.
The second half was definitely more reflective of two undefeated teams and as result the half finished goal-less. Gang Green won the second half kicking 4 behinds to the 3 kicked by the eLemonators. The solid start by the eLemonators was the difference at the end of the game and they ended up winning by 10 points in a low scoring affair.
Game two was between The Smurfs and the Red Rovers and both teams were eagerly seeking their first win of the season. The Smurfs won the coin toss and elected to kick toward the sun and this decision paid off as they entered the half time break with a 4 point deficit. Two goals to Justin Bylicki were a highlight as was a goal kicked by Danny Muhammad.
The first half was played at a ferocious pace and the energy in the second half only intensified. Another goal to Danny Muhammad and one to Tristan Boyer helped the Smurfs however the Red Rovers were well in the game with a goal to Bryan Johnson. Scores were locked at 20 points each until the Smurfs managed to score a behind and defeat the Red Rovers by the narrowest of margins.
Thanks to Bisho and Salad for umpiring the games; thanks to Matt O, BJ, Dave Webb, Amy Bish and Dave Solton for scoring and time-keeping; and finally thank you to Stan, Milli, Stewie, Charlotte, Brad, Jeff, Tocher and Teresa for goal umpiring.
Congratulations to the Round 2 MVP's MVPs - Yani Castillo, of the eLemonators & Christopher Rufo, from the Red Rovers.
Game 1 Scores
Half Time: ELEMONATORS - 188.8.131.52 v GANG GREEN 0.1.0.6
Full time: ELEMONATORS - 184.108.40.206 v GANG GREEN 0.1.4.10
ELEMONATORS: T. Simmons, A. Duke
THE SMURFS: J. Chand
Umpires - M. Bishop, S. Tyebjee; Scorers - M. O'Leary, B. Johnson, D. Webb; Goal Umpires - S. Ceballos, M. Bruce, A. Stewart, C. Newcomb
Game 2 Scores
Half time: RED ROVERS - 0.2.0.12 v THE SMURFS - 0.1.2.8
Full time: RED ROVERS - 0.3.2.20 v THE SMURFS - 0.3.3.21
RED ROVERS: J. Bylicki (2), B. Johnson
GANG GREEN: D. Muhammad (2), T. Boyer
Umpires - M. Bishop; Scorer - D. Solton, A. Bishop; Goal Umpires - C. Newcomb, J. Soesbe, B. Ander, T. Kellom, T. Shar
Saturday, May 7, 2011 - The Sacramento Screamers traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada, to play the club's first ever regular season USAFL games last weekend.
The Las Vegas Gamblers agreed to host the Screamer's and in the first match of the day the Gamblers finished fast to defeat the Screamer's men by 6 points in an exciting game of Footy.
The second game was between the Screamer's women and Arizona Lady Hawks, and although the Lady Hawks eventually won by 29 points it was a hard fought battle!
Despite losing both games the weekend was a huge success for the Screamers as they continue to increase the participation of Sacramento residents in Australian Football at the national level.
The highlight of the weekend was that out of the four teams involved about 30 percent of the players were playing their first ever game of Footy. And it was literally a baptism of fire for the newbies as they played in very tough conditions including high temperatures and wind. In addition to this it is certainly worth noting that only two Australians participated in the game.
The Screamer's men, lead by Captain and Revolution player Saleh Tyebjee, kicked with the wind in the first quarter. The inexperience of the team was evident early as they squandered scoring opportunities and their skills let them down often. The first goal of the game was kicked by first-gamer Julian Finley and the look of excitement on his face was memorable. The team was able to settle more as the quarter progressed and eventually goals to Saleh and Vice-Captain, and fellow Revo teammate, Mel Chen added much needed scoreboard pressure. Two goals to the Gamblers late in the quarter proved to be very important.
The Gamblers had the wind in the second quarter and subsequently added to the scoreboard however they too may have felt that they did not make the most of the quarter. A second goal to Julian Finley kept the game even and the Gamblers went into half time with a 7 point lead.
The third quarter was all Sacramento as they started to work together well as a team, and more importantly they finished off their good work. Heber Saurey worked hard to get free and provided a target across half forward. He finished the quarter with two goals and he was supported by Mel, who kicked his second, Coach Matt Bishop and Jeff Soesbe who kicked one goal each. The Screamers went into the final change with 26 point lead.
In the final quarter the Gamblers responded well kicking 5 goals of their own and kept the Screamers to one behind to win the game by 6 points. First-gamer Matthias McMahon worked valiantly in defense, as did Captain Saleh. They were supported well by the duo of Brian Lewis and Brad Ander who rotated through the ruck and fullback. Mel Chen was the stand out for the Screamers leading by example and never giving up in any contest.
The Screamer's women had a huge challenge in front of them taking on the more experienced Lady Hawks. And it was inexperience that brought the Screamers undone in the first quarter. Despite having the wind in their favor they could only score 3 behinds, whereas the Lady Hawks kicked 2 goals against the wind to establish an early lead. The speed and agility of Las Vegas local Jennifer (Ace) was an early highlight.
The Lady Hawks had the wind at their back in the 2nd quarter however inaccurate kicking and determined defense from first gamers Erin Sheaffer and Tiffany Yuan and from veteran USAFL women's player Amy Bishop prevented the score from blowing out. A goal by another first gamer in Yani Castillo provided the Screamers with some hope. The Lady Hawks went into half time with a 25 point lead.
The Screamers started to find some form in the 3rd quarter with Amy Stewart, and Freedom players Jessica Estrada and Elaine Schreiber, finding plenty of the footy. Jess kicked 2 goals and Amy chimed in for one before an unfortunate incident resulted in her twisting her knee and ankle. Thankfully the injuries were not as serious as first thought however she will be out of action for a month at least. The Lady Hawks kicked two goals of their own however the margin had been reduced to 19 points at 3 quarter time.
The fourth quarter was all Lady Hawks but again inaccurate kicking and solid defense kept the final margin to 29 points. This is a testament to the Screamer's who fought valiantly all day against a more experienced opponent. Best-On-Ground Jessica Estrada was supported well by Las Vegas local Jennifer and Yani Castillo. The rest of the team in Amy Stewart, Amy Bishop, Elaine Schreiber, Fallon Thomen, Erin Sheaffer and Tiffany Yuan all contributed well.
Of course the weekend was concluded in the grandest style possible with some good ol' fashioned Vegas-style celebrations. Thanks a heap to Kurt Anderson, the Gamblers and McMullan's Irish Pub for hosting the weekend and also to the Arizona Lady Hawks for joining us for this historic event!
Finally a massive thank you to all the Sacramento and Golden Gate players for making the journey and for helping in the many, many ways each of you did. Quite simply this was a special weekend that won't be forgotten.
Sacramento Screamers vs Las Vegas Gamblers
Q1 3.5.23 v 2.4.16
Q2 4.5.29 v 5.6.36
Q3 9.9.54 v 5.7.37
Q4 9.10.64 v 10.10.70
Goals: J. Finley (2), H. Saurey (2), M. Chen (2), J. Soesbe, M. Bishop, S. Tyebjee
Best: M. Chen, M. McMahon, J. Finley, B. Lewis, B. Ander, S. Tyebjee
Players: S. Tyebjee (C), M. Chen (VC), J. Soesbe (VC), M. McMahon, J. Gain, B. Ander, A. Lawton, M. Bishop, H. Saurey. S. Ceballos, J. Finley, B. Lewis, T. Kellom, A. Linke.
Coach: M. Bishop
Umpires: K. Anderson (Q1&3), M.Bishop (Q2&4)
Sacramento Screamers vs Arizona Lady Hawks
Q1 0.3.3 v 2.3.15
Q2 1.6.12 v 5.7.37
Q3 4.7.31 v 7.8.50
Q4 4.7.31 v 8.12.60
Goals: J. Estrada (2), A. Stewart, Y. Castillo
Best: J. Estrada, Y. Castillo, A.Stewart,
Players: J. Estrada (C), E. Schreiber (C), A. Bishop, E. Sheaffer, T. Yuan, Y. Castillo, A. Stewart, F. Thomen, M. Sweeney.
Coaches: S. Tyebjee, M. Chen.
Umpire: M. Bishop
There are two undefeated teams after round 2 of the Sac Footy Summer League, the eLemonators and Gang Green. These two teams play each other in round 3 in what should be a cracking game!
The first game of round 2 was between the eLemonators and The Smurfs and the game started slowly as both teams took a little while to warm up. However once they did the game became quite a tussle with The Smurfs entering the half-time break with the smallest of leads.
The eLemonators came out firing in the second half and won the game comfortably in the end by a margin of 27 points. Congratulations to Amy Stewart and Megan Nichols who both kicked Super Goals!
The second game between the Red Rovers and Gang Green started at a hectic pace and it too was a close battle with the Red Rovers leading by a solitary point at half time. Unfortunately the Red Rovers suffered a similar fate to that of The Smurfs with Gang Green winning the game by 17 points. Congratulations to Andy Jacobs, Dave Solton and Jeff Lund who all kicked their first Sac Footy goals!
Thanks to Bisho and Salad for umpiring the games; thanks to Elaine, Alex, Maral and Dave for scoring; and finally thank you to Holly, Charlotte, Fallon, Rachel, Gary, Hightower, Brad, Dane and Stan for goal umpiring.
Congratulations to the Round 2 MVP's MVPs - Erin Sheaffer, of the Red Rovers & Nathan Metzler, from Gang Green.
Game 1 Scores
Half Time: ELEMONATORS - 0.3.2.20 v THE SMURFS 220.127.116.11
Full time: ELEMONATORS - 18.104.22.168 v THE SMURFS 22.214.171.124
ELEMONATORS: T. Simmons (2), A. Crumpacker, A. Stewart, B. Ander, J. Kerstiens
THE SMURFS: B. M. Reynolds (2), M. Nichols
Umpires - M. Bishop, S. Tyebjee; Scorer - E. Schreiber & A. Amaro; Goal Umpires - H. Krevi, C. Newcomb, F. Thomen, R. Defer
Game 2 Scores
Half time: RED ROVERS - 0.2.3.15 v GANG GREEN - 0.2.2.14
Full time: RED ROVERS - 0.3.3.21 v GANG GREEN - 0.6.2.38
RED ROVERS: A. Jacobs, J. Lund, S. Tyebjee
GANG GREEN: J. Soesbe (3), D. Solton (2), J. Chand
Umpires - M. Bishop; Scorer - M. Farsi & D. Webb; Goal Umpires - G. Toner, B. Lewis, B. Ander, D. Cormack, S. Ceballos
This Saturday, May 7, the Sacramento Screamers men & women will take their first ever road trip to Las Vegas, Nevada. This will be the first game in history for the Sacramento blokes and the second for the women, with the 2010 USAFL Nationals being their first.
This will also be the first ever game of footy for a number of the players, both men and women and hopefully will help to create the basis of two solid teams for the future and possibly this year's USAFL National Tournament.
The schedule for the day will be as follows:
11.00am - Men's Game: Sacramento Screamers vs. Las Vegas Gamblers
1.00pm - Women's game: Sacramento/Vegas vs. Arizona Lady Hawks
6.00pm - McMullen's Irish Pub
The weekend is a going to be an excellent opportunity for not only extra game time, but for a number of the USA Freedom women to get more game time leading up to the International Cup in August.
Wednesday, April 27 - The 2011 Sac Footy Summer League is underway! The first round was an extremely exciting one to watch and hopefully is a promise of what we have to look forward to this year.
The first game was between Gang Green and The Smurfs. In the first half Gang Green seemed to have a slight advantage as they were kicking toward the "scoring end", however The Smurf's defense held firm which provided the platform for them to lead by 4 points at the half time break.
The second half was a very close affair with both teams having many scoring opportunities however it was Gang Green that made the most of their chances, especially Julie Thompson who kicked her first Super-Goal!! Gang Green was the eventual victor winning the game by 2 points. Congratulations also to Ben Glicklin who also kicked his first Sac Footy goal for The Smurfs.
The second game between the eLemonators and the Red Rovers was also a close, hard fought event. The eLemonators were on top early and a Super-Goal by Amy Stewart made the difference in the first half.
The eLemonators came out firing early in the second half however the Red Rovers responded quickly moving the ball into the forward line. However inaccurate goal kicking was costly for the Red Rovers and the eLemonators held on to their half-time lead, winning by 8 points. Well done to Christopher Rufo, who kicked two goals in his first Sac Footy game for the Red Rovers; and Matthias McMahon and Aaron Crumbpacker, who kicked their first Sac Footy goals for the Red Rovers and the eLemonators respectively.
Thanks to Bisho and Salad for umpiring the games; thanks to Stewie and Tiffany for scoring; and finally thank you to Cupcake, Aims, Milli, Rachel, Andy Lawton, Yeff, Ben Glicklin, Hightower and Van for goal umpiring.
Congratulations to the Round 1 MVP's MVPs - Ashley Duke & Aaron Crumpacker, both from the eLemonators.
Game 1 Scores
Half Time: GANG GREEN - 0.2.0.12 v THE SMURFS 0.2.4.16
Full time: GANG GREEN - 126.96.36.199 v THE SMURFS 0.3.9.27
GANG GREEN: M. Chen (2), A. Amaro, J. Thompson
THE SMURFS: B. Glicklin, M. Reynolds, R. Boyer
Umpires - M. Bishop, S. Tyebjee; Scorer - A. Stewart; Goal Umpires - T. Kellom, A. Bishop, M. Bruce, R. Defer
Game 2 Scores
Half time: RED ROVERS - 0.1.2.8 v ELEMONATORS -188.8.131.52
Full time: RED ROVERS - 0.2.3.15 v ELEMONATORS - 184.108.40.206
RED ROVERS: C. Rufo (2), M McMahon
ELEMONATORS: A. Crumbpacker, A. Stewart, J. Kerstiens, T. Kellom
Umpires - M. Bishop; Scorer - T. Yuan; Goal Umpires - A. Lawton, J. Soesbe, B. Glicklin, B. Lewis, V. Huynh
The Sac Footy Summer League will commence next week on Wednesday, April 27 at McKinley Park in East Sacramento. The league will include four teams and players can find out which team they are on at the Summer League page: http://sacfooty.webs.com/2011summerleague.htm
The schedule has also been announced and can also be found on the same page. For the first few weeks, Game 1 will begin at 6:20pm, until the daylight hours are longer. The schedule for Week 1 is:
6:20pm - Green vs. Blue
7:00pm - Red vs. Yellow
8:00pm - MVP's Sports Grill for weekly awards
Teams are encourage to think of a creative name for their team. Players please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your game to warm up and collect your team shirt.
Lastly, all players are required to pay their dues before they will be allowed to play.
This week is the last week to get a practice game in - Thursday, from 5:30pm at McKinley Park, hope to see you there!
McKinley Park, in Downtown Sacramento, was thriving with activity as people made the most of the spring weather that has finally arrived. There is no doubt a few people stopped doing what they were at the time to check out the plethora of players that came out to to try their hand, and their foot, at this crazy Australian game they call Footy!
The 2011 Sac Footy Summer League, based on the recreational form of Australian Rules Football, will commence on Wednesday, April 27. The aim of the open day was to get as many new players out as possible to try the game in the hope that they might join the league.
"It was exciting to see about 50 players kicking the footy around, particularly the 25 or so new people" said club founder Amy Bishop.
Players were provided with an overview of the game and the rules to get the 2 hour session underway. After that players were introduced to the fundamental skills of the game, such as handpassing, kicking, goal kicking and marking. And finally, after watching the experienced players, the new players were all given the opportunity to try the game.
About 30 people gathered at the club's sponsor bar, MVP's Sports Grill on 21st & L, after the open day to relax and get to know their new-found footy buddies a little better.
Did you miss the Open Day?
If you missed the open day don't fear as there is still an opportunity to learn about the game before the league starts. The following practices will be held in the coming weeks at McKinley Park, 33rd & H Streets at the softball field from 5.30pm onward:
Recently the Sacramento Press contacted the Sac Footy club to find out more about the club, the league and the sport! They wanted to help us get the word out there to the local Sacramento Community.
"While most Americans may be more familiar with sports such as football, soccer or basketball, very few have heard of Australian Rules Football."
Read the full story at www.sacraementopress.com - Great job Hossana!!
Players are now able to sign up and pay their registration dues online for the Sac Footy Summer League!
Participants who wish to participate in this year's Summer League MUST complete the Member Registration form online and players must pay their dues either online (PayPal or Credit Card) or via check at the field.
Registration cut off isThose people who wish to secure their desired t-shirt size must register and pay by April 11. Anyone signing up after April 11 can not be guaranteed they will get the shirt size requested.
MEMBER REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.
Come on out for the first event of the 2011 Season on Saturday, March 12! We will be hitting up all the great local Sacramento watering holes to find some new recruits!
The pub crawl schedule will be as follows:
Anyone who has pre-ordered a Sacramento Screamers t-shirt will be able to collect them at the pub crawl or earlier that day at training at McKinley park. Anyone who did not order a shirt and would like to, please send us an email. Shirts are $25 each in men's and ladies sizes.
Don't forget any Irish bling you may have!
You can also RSVP via the Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=187581921264807
February 19, 2011 - The Sacramento Australian Rules Football Club (SARFC) unveiled a new look for the Sacramento Screamers today.
"The logo is designed to catch the attention of possible new recruits for the club. The name and the logo are unique and I believe they will initiate many conversations about the game of Australian Football in the Sacramento area", said Amy Bishop, Club President.
"Yeah, I was skeptical about the new name and how it would be received", said the club's Vice President, Saleh Tyebjee, "however it is certainly an Australian term that is quite relevant to the sport", Tyebjee continued.
The SARFC was founded in 2009, with 2010 being the first year the club entered a team into the United States Australian Football League (USAFL) National Tournament. Initially the club did adopt the name the Sacramento Saints, however research showed that there were already two teams named the Saints in North America.The Sacramento Screamers men will continue to play in the Golden Gate Australian Football League (GGAFL), which is based on the full contact version of the game. The Screamers are also planning to play their first USAFL game, possibly against the Las Vegas Gamblers, in Las Vegas in early May.
The Sacramento Screamers women's team, who participated in the 2010 USAFL Nationals, hope to grow this year and possibly hold inter-club matches in conjunction with the GGAFL regular season.
Any new players interested in trying a 'tag' version of the game can participate in the summer (April to July) recreational league in downtown Sacramento. The SARFC have introduced this league to attract new people to the sport in the local area and hopefully recruit players for the Screamers.
2011 will be an action packed year for the club including many opportunities to play the game at different levels, in different locations and attend plenty of fun-filled social events.
For further information please contact Amy Bishop.