While this contest between the Patriorcs and Riley Raiders was cut short, the indomitable will of the two teams was in full effect. Winning the coin toss, the Riley Raiders met the Patriorcs on the snowy pitch. The heat surging between the two teams as they lined up could have melted through the thickest sheets of ice.
The tension finally broke as the Patriorcs kick the ball high into the air, only to land a few short feet away from the Riley Raiders own thrower, #3 Shoop. Signaling his catcher, #5 Eilertsen, into position within the steadily forming cage fronted by blitzers #1, Rose, and #2, McGlone, Shoop threw an accurate pass that Eilertsen effortlessly caught.
But the Patriorcs were paying attention. Orc linemen and blitzers charged face to face against the Raiders' line, ready to stop any advance the puny humans could hope to muster. Seizing the opportunity to start crushing skulls, the Patriorcs threw themselves at the Raiders. The human linemen were thrown around like a pile of rags as the Patriorcs asserted their dominance.
Thinking he saw a weak point in the snarling wall of green rage, Eilertsen ran with the ball and blitzers to the opposite sideline. The Patriorcs would have none of this. Caring not for their human tricks, Patriorcs Black Orc Blocker #11, Gronk, lead the charge through the human line, knocking out lineman #8,Diaz, and #9, Copper. Throwers #3, Shoop, and #4, Garson ran to the cage to help stymie the green tide.
Unable to move due to an incoming barrage of souvenir squigs...er, balls, the Raider's cage was stuck at the line of scrimmage. Time was running out as the human line was wilting under the unrelenting savagery of the Patriorcs doubled up attacks. Thankfully, Raider's lineman #7, Melendez, snuck in a set of knuckleduster in his jockstrap. Squaring up to a Patriorcs lineman, Melendez knocked the orc on his back, and creating the hole the Raiders sorely needed.
Stacking themselves on the edges of the new hole, the Raiders began their attempts to widen the pathway for #5 Eilertsen. Patriorcs front-man, Brady, led the attack against this new offensive with the characteristic fierceness Brady's fans have come to know. Yet in a shocking turn of events, Gronk was KO'd by a lightning quick blitz by Raiders blitzer #1, Rose.
With a wide path open, Eilertsen ran deep into the Patriorcs side of the field. Just a sprint away from the end zone, Patriorcs #11, Gronk, gave chase after the human. The rest of the Patriorcs team stayed behind to try and break the human closest to them. If they couldn't take the ball, they'd fashioned new ones with the human's skulls. Thankfully for the humans, Eilertsen ran the ball into the end zone, scoring the only touchdown on the game.
If not for an untimely mob of drunk halfings collapse onto the pitch after leaving Bugman's Bar, this game would have continued with the Patriorcs receiving the ball. Could the battered Railey Raiders stop the Patriorcs from marching up the pitch? Or would the unrelenting might of the Patriorcs shatter the Riley Raiders' defenses? Only time will tell if these two teams face each other again.
|Posted Fri Dec 23 2016 19:42:22 (last edited Fri Dec 23 2016 23:44:23) by Anthony B.