- Duration: 28th Jan 2510 – 3rd Feb 2510
- Competition(s): The Championship IV, The Slammer Shield
- Season: 2509/10 Season
After many weeks of build-up the Championship IV has finally begin. Due to various conflicts, only two games have taken place however the other two are due to take place shortly.
The first game this week was between the South Division Champions the Loren Rangers and the runners up of North, the Drackwald Deadheads. This was a fierce game with the Deadheads trying to prove that their standing in the league was not a fluke.
From the opening whistle both teams gave it their all. The Rangers displayed their usual flair and quickly began to run rings around the Deadheads. However it looks like the Deadheads had been watching old replays as they managed to counter most of the Rangers offences! The Rangers had many chances to score but every time they moved the Deadheads where on top of them, almost as if they had a copy of the Rangers Playbook!
Eventually though the Rangers broke through and scored a Touchdown. The celebration was short lived though as Deadhead Player Ian Crush “quickly” scored two Touchdowns to take the Deadheads into the lead.
The look on the Rangers faces was priceless as they realised they could lose the game. They brought out some of their most desperate plays and managed to score twice in quick succession! In the dying moments the Rangers attempted to score another Touchdown but an Interception put and end to that. As the final whistle blew the crowd went wild as the Rangers moved one step closer to their first HDWSBBL Championship Cup win.
The second match in the Championship IV was between the East Division champions Atrocity Exhibition and the runners up from East, Ragnars Swift Velocity. Going into the match Velocity where hoping to use their experience to their advantage and take a win.
However, from the start of the match, Atrocity took control. They quickly took out several of the opposition and took control of the ball. RSV didn’t sit back though and applied pressure all across the pitch. Eventually, a Merc Ghoul Atrocity had hired tripped while attempting to leave with the ball and Velocity pounced, snatching the ball from the ground and streaking to the End zone.
As Velocity now had the upper hand, Atrocity attempted to maim the opposition however Velocity once again got hold of the ball. In the turning point of the match Ulrichson the catcher attempted to leap over the defending Atrocity players with the ball however he was caught in mid-air and brought down hard. Atrocity managed to hold onto the ball and pass it to the Merc who had tripped earlier. He stumbled across the line as the half-time whistle blew, negating his earlier mistake.
From the start of the second half it was clear that Atrocity had no intentions of playing the running game. They secured the ball and then unleashed utter carnage on Velocity. Within the space of minutes, two of RSV where declared dead and many more where knocked out cold. As the clock ran down, RSV where being eliminated one by one until a single linesman remained on the pitch. As the final whistle blew Atrocity scored their second Touchdown to secure the win while the rest of the team jumped on the poor defenceless Linesman!
The third match to take place this week was the delayed encounter between WTF and the Beaumont Blitzers. It felt like all their fans crammed into the Beaumont Bowl (which is appropriate considering both teams share the stadium). With an intense atmosphere in the stadium the match got underway.
Like the other matches played last week, the score line simply does not give credit to the intense battle that raged on the pitch. Both teams gave it their all and they appeared to be on equal footing as control of the ball changed on a regular basis. Towards the end of the match, WTF managed to get hold of the ball and run over the EndZone to get a late second Touchdown. With only minutes left in the match it looked like the game was going to have to go to the Golden Touchdown until the Blitzers jumped the refs whistle and charged down the pitch. With literally only seconds to go they scored their third and final Touchdown, confirming their place in the Semi-Finals of the Slammer Shield and taking them one step closer to retaining their Championship!
The games this week will be for the 3rd round of the Pepslay Challenge 2509/10. Most of the teams are expected to be present so it will be an action packed week for all us of here in the HDWSBBL.
Quick Summary of Week 20
- 2 games in the Quarter Final of The Championship IV
- 1 game in the Quarter Final of The Slammer Shield
- 13 Touchdowns scored
- 7 Casualties caused (2 resulted in Death)
- 8 Completions made
- 2 Interceptions made
- 33,000 fans was the highest recorded attendance.
Match Results for Week 20
(numbers in brackets are the casualties caused by each team)
The Championship IV – Quarter Final
- Ragnars Swift Velocity 1 (0) – 2 (4) Atrocity Exhibition (att 33,000)
- RSV: Kaminsky Mittbrott
- ATR: Isaacs Shingnawer, Bomb Ghoul
- The Loren Rangers 3 (1) – 2 (1) Drackwald Deadheads (att 33,000)
- LR: Elesser Everlong, Caneran Everlong, Lenrean Serindé
- DD: Ian Crush (x2)
The Slammer Shield – Quarter Final
- We Tree Fellows 2 (0) – 3 (1) Beaumont Blitzers (att 32,000)
- wTF: (99) Connor ‘There is only one’, (7) Dec
- BB: Chuk ‘the Rock’ Lobba, Shunt, Larry Limp-a-lot
Obituaries for Week 20
- Hanz Droznic (Linesman for Ragnars Swift Velocity): Hanz was knocked to the ground during a fight. While attempting to stand up the Mummy Briel Fester decided to pile on and finish him off. Festers Bandages will be stained red for weeks!
- Weeping Ding (Blitzer for Ragnars Swift Velocity): In the middle of the match Ding let his frenzy take him into the heart of a scrap!Unfortunatelyfor him Gravelender knew where his heart was located and promptly removed it, ending the Nippon Typhoon once and for all!
Player Statistics for the (Week 20)
|1||Ian Crush||Werewolf||Drackwald Deadheads||6|
|2||Elesser Everlong||Catcher||The Loren Rangers||5|
|–||Cappella Goldfalcon||Wardancer||The Loren Rangers||5|
|–||Steven Grrrhard||Wight||Drackwald Deadheads||5|
|–||Bowel Gusher||Ogre||Ragnars Swift Velocity||5|
|–||Lucien Lifetaker||Wight||Atrocity Exhibition||5|
|7||Horkarth Gravelender||Wight||Atrocity Exhibition||4|
|8||Caneran Everlong||Catcher||The Loren Rangers||3|
|–||Erison Youngwhite||Thrower||The Loren Rangers||3|
|–||Lenrean Serindé||Wardancer||The Loren Rangers||3|
|1||Ian Crush||Werewolf||Drackwald Deadheads||2|
|2||Elesser Everlong||Catcher||The Loren Rangers||1|
|–||Caneran Everlong||Catcher||The Loren Rangers||1|
|–||Lenrean Serindé||Wardancer||The Loren Rangers||1|
|–||Kaminsky Mittbrott||Blitzer||Ragnars Swift Velocity||1|
|–||Isaacs Shingnawer||Ghoul||Atrocity Exhibition||1|
|–||Bomb Ghoul||Mercenary||Atrocity Exhibition||1|
|1||Horkarth Gravelender||Wight||Atrocity Exhibition||2|
|2||Elesser Everlong||Catcher||The Loren Rangers||1|
|–||Peter Beardslay||Zombie||Drackwald Deadheads||1|
|–||Grgrad Moulder||Mummie||Atrocity Exhibition||1|
|–||Briel Fester||Mummie||Atrocity Exhibition||1|
|1||Erison Youngwhite||Thrower||The Loren Rangers||3|
|2||Yayesco Bunion||Ghoul||Drackwald Deadheads||1|
|1||Kenny Dogleash||Werewolf||Drackwald Deadheads||1|