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Cardenao National Gridiron Team Is Back! Positional Previews For the Blue and Golds!


Quarterbacks:

Leading the Cardenao Blue and Golds out onto the field is none other than BSU Bronco quarterback Bobby Dials. There is much debate if the 21 year old junior will return for his final season with LeBois, but there is zero debate if he should be the starter as the lad is by far the best quarterback in the country, possibly the best overall football player. Bobby can sling it with the best of them and he’s got a sixth-sense for in-pocket pressure, helping him scramble away to throw a ridiculous cross-body pass off the back foot with great accuracy. If he needs to run it up the field, he’s got the legs but Bobby is absolutely a pass first QB. Behind him is Yaw Beatty, the 29 year old is majestic if he has to scramble out of the pocket. The Alameda Redmen’s playcaller is elite in the open field with the ball in his hands, offering a dynamic threat in addition to his accurate medium-range zingers. The third option for the Blue and Golds is Pascual Cremonesi, the 32 year old veteran who turns out for the Rayuela Knights. Pascual has earned a reputation as the most accurate passer in Cardenaoan football thanks to years of maintaining a high completion percentage while barely throwing any interceptions. If only he was 21 so he could have a full career in the Cardenao Football League, nevertheless fans will be treated to a show for however long he has left.

Running Backs:

Another easy starting decision at the running back position as it’s 26 year old DeAndre Vick, the star back for the Gracemeria Eagles who brings a ridiculous amount of power to the field at 5’9, 229lbs. It’s nearly impossible to bring DeAndre down as he is certainly the most elusive player in the league and one of the quickest too. He’s a decent receiver but there’s no need to make things too difficult: just put the ball in Vick’s hands and let the tank go to work. At 6’3, 213lbs Marcial Pritchet of the LeBois Cowboys brings a much different physical profile to the position than DaV but they fundamentally play the position in a similar way: powerful, meaty bowling bowls who are impossible to bring to the ground. Marcial is a more capable receiving option than Vick thanks to his six-inch height advantage and much softer hands, so that will provide a different option when the game plan needs to be adjusted. Jake Watson from the Küsbon Metal Men is a true dual threat, equally confident catching as he is running but he’s not quite as physically gifted as the two players in front of him as he’s not as strong and not as quick. Overall though, Watson is a versatile option who can cause an issue in several ways. Reno Thai comes in from LeBois Santura University with the freshman the Broncos #1 running back thanks to his agility and power once he gets his feet under him, while Ben Archie, the 23 year old from Küsbon, fills out the running back chart as a much more receiving oriented option off the bench.

Tight Ends:

Mitchell Hartsfield is the number-one option at tight end for the Blue and Golds, and the Rayuela Knights star is essentially another receiver on the field thanks to having some of the best catching hands in the game. Mitchell is a capable blocker, but he prefers to get downfield which could open room for Nejc Graciano to steal the starting position. Much like Hartsfield, Graciano is a reception based threat though NG has the advantages of two extra inches and a much better leaping ability. Finally, Xavier Rutherford fills out the TE position and will serve as a more blocking oriented option. At 6’1, 273lbs, Xavier is a relatively short but certainly strapping lad who loves to throw his weight around on the line, but he has enough juice to be a reliable short-pass option.

Wide Receivers:

Nobody does it quite like Alexandria’s Marquis Ingram who, at 6’4 and 221lbs, simply dominates any attempts to mark him out of the game. He’s got good speed for someone of that size, but his main strength is the combination of his route running and catching ability, perhaps the best in the league. Lining up as the WR2 is Bobby Dials’ favorite BSU target, sophomore Saivion Ware. The recent Big 8 Offensive Player of the Year has jet-fuel for blood as he turbos around the field and he’s deceptively powerful for only being 189lbs at 5’11 in height. The Cardenao national gridiron team’s third wide receiver is 23 year old Telesforo Muhammad who suits up for the Alameda Redmen. At 6’3 he presents another large target for Bobby to throw to and he’s got the route running know-how to get exactly where he’s supposed to be. Fourth on the depth chart is Antonio Reddick, another of Bobby Dial’s favorite targets, which perhaps raises a conversation about the quality of receiver compared to their compatibility with the quarterback. The WR5 for the Blue and Golds is the youngest member of the team, 18 year old Deacon St. John from New Cardonia State; the wideout was in fine form as he was a unanimous selection to the Big-8 All-Conference First-Team. The freshman has emerged as generational wide receiver talent after over 1420 yards and 17 touchdowns in his debut collegiate season, and with Bobby Dials feeding him the ball against tired defenses, one can only salivate so much. Rounding out the wide receiver room is T.J. McGill, the 28 year old receiver for Rayuela who brings another professional pair of hands to the field. McGill has a knack for improvising his routes to unveil the best option while being a slippery runner who’s damned hard to take down.

Guards:

Leading the guard position for the Blue and Golds is #69 for New Cardonia, Marty Harris. Marty is perhaps the strongest player in the league as he throws around his 6’5, 347lbs frame to great effect. Marty is an elite pass blocker, one of the best in the league, and he’s certainly a serviceable run protector, which makes him perfect for the varied approach of the Cardenaoan offense. Starting opposite of him is another of Bobby Dials’ teammates, this time it’s Cortez Del Rio who has built a collegiate career out of keeping Bobby on his feet. That is certainly a skill that will be in high demand during the World Bowl.

Tackles:

Another position, another BSU player, now it’s Gabriel Santos Dos Liminas de Varacruz Manuel y Miguel filling in at tackle. The 24 year old senior is a dedicated pass protector who knows how to use every inch of his 6’4 frame and every pound of his 284 mass to keep Bobby Dials on two feet. Next to him is Alexandria’s #59, John Jones brings a lot of power to the line to overcome any defensive pressure as he is a premier two-way blocker for both passing and running plays. Sure, he’s under 6’ tall but he’s damn good at what he does and that’s all that matters. If a bigger body is needed, 6’6 Jonah Early is there to step up and Early might perhaps be the best run blocker on the team. At the end of the bench is Pierre Martinez, the 29 year old pass protector from Alameda, who brings a big body with power and agile feet to the front line.

Centers:

Lining up at center is Tony Barone of the LeBois Cowboys. The 27 year old is pure power at 6’3, 323lbs and love to blow up any rushing attempts. The first name off the bench will be another familiar one to Bobby Dials as it’s his current college center Rejhan Tatum who would be lining up. The third and final option off the bench is Milt Neal, the 28 year old powerhouse from Alameda. The 6’2, 341lbs man is an absolute boulder on the line, which is helpful to keep Bobby vertical and to open lanes for DeAndre Vick to burst through.

Defense:

Tackles:

Holding down the defensive tackle position is Elton El-Amin, the 6’8 311lbs monster loves bashing on the line of scrimmage and he’s got a variety of moves to match his natural strength and speed to get around (or through) whoever is in front of him. Only 25, he’s got a lot of justice in him to bang, which pairs well with 27 year old Chase Dworaczyk who will be lining up next to him. The Alameda tackle knows how to deal with most challengers put up against him, leverage every inch and pound of his 6’7 326lbs body to blow through said challengers. Despite his natural size, he’s got great hands and has a variety of moves he uses to attack the offensive line at the point of contact. Coming off the bench is 21 year old Giovanni McCollum, with Alexandria tackle presenting a much different player profile compared to the other members of the DT room. Gio Macko is talllll as hell, 6’9 to be precise, but lean with a wiry sort of strength at 282lbs that gives him a great advantage in terms of his speed, height, and reach to overwhelm his opponent. The final option off the bench for the Blue and Golds is Dustin Cummins, the 23 year old loves to get his hands up high on his target before using every ounce of his 322lbs body to bring his mark to the ground. If that fails, Dustin has a surprising vertical for someone of his stocky 6’5 build and has proven very capable at disrupting the pass game.

Ends:

Another position, another BSU Bronco, this time it’s freshman end Mack King who’s starting for the national team. The 18 year old is ridiculously fast for the position, if slightly undersized but that doesn’t matter as he works his way past all types of offensive linemen. Lining up on the other side is Sean Samples, the 299lbs, 6’4 destroyer for Alexandria. He’s quick and has a helluva row move to get past his defender making him a great compliment to Mack King. The first player off the bench will be the LeBois Cowboys speed man Gerellium Proctor, the 26 year old has great height and length at 6’7 but is still very agile and quick at only 286lbs. While this does help him whip around the OL, it does mean he faces issues getting past a sure footed power man on the offense. If a more powerful edge is needed, then Jhet Murrow will get the call. The 21 year old packs a serious punch with a 6’4, 301lbs frame that Jhet loves smashing into the other team with precision.

Middle Linebackers:

Holding down the middle linebacker position for the Blue and Golds is Khalil Preston. The 22 year old ace for the Gracemeria Eagles is like having another coach on the field as he reads the attacking lineup and orders the defensive unit around. At 6’4, 235 pounds, he’s got an ideal blend of size, strength, and speed, and will be relied on heavily in defensive scheming. Lining up behind him is LeBois Cowboy big backer Jefferey Cheek, with the 29 year old bringing a lot of mass to the position with his 6’5 263lbs frame. He’s much more geared to stopping the run game compared to Khalil, and that will be something Steve Valentine keeps in mind as he prepares for the various gameplans the national team will face. The final option off the bench is 30 year old Chip Foster, who brings an element of speed and elite agility to the middle linebacker role to act as the team's best speed rusher. Between the three middle linebackers, there is a diversity of skills that will let the team react to whatever offense is ahead of them.

Outside Linebackers:

The premier outside linebacker for the national team and indeed in Cardenaoan gridiron is Alabaster Red, the BSU Bronco standout. At 6’3, 235lbs, he’s got the perfect blend of strength and speed to cover the passing game, to plug the hole and deny a runner, but what he loves the most is busting down the seam and slipping through the line to bring the quarterback to the ground. The next OLB is Tobias Jezem, the 25 year old pass coverage back for Alameda. At 6’6, he presents a much different physical profile, one best suited to clamping down on the passing game, something he does with excellence. The next option is Ayinde Cardinal, with the 27 year old a natural at disrupting catches but damn it would be great if he could intercept the ball every once in a while instead of volleyball spiking the pass away. The final player for Team Cardenao is Jake Trah, a quite unique player for the Blue and Golds at this position. At 6 foot flat, he’s perhaps a tad undersized for the outerlinebacker role, but his 243 pounds and top-tier speed and agility means he can blow downfield and react very quickly to what’s going on, making him ideal to stuff the run game.

Cornerbacks:

The question of who would fill the starting cornerback roles was quite an easy one for Steve Valentine as it was Ferran Ávilla and Brian Hicks clearing the competition. At 5’9, Ávilla is short for a CB, but he’s extremely powerful 220lbs build means he can keep pace with the quickest receivers, he can outjump the tallest, he can take down the hardest, Ferran can do it all for the team, just like he does for Alegria. Brian Hicks, the 29 year old outside back for New Cardonia, he brings the length, the hands, the disruption ability that you want from your top cornerback. Jessie Fluellen charges off the bench as he brings an incredible vertical to the field. He might not be the quickest, but he’s fast enough, he might not be the strongest, but he’s powerful enough, but he for damn sure has one of, if not the best pure jumping abilities on the field at any given point. Last but not least, there’s the veteran Zeb Sims, who’s one of the older players on the team in the first place. All that age brings experience and a great read of the game, as Zeb knows how to play it cool, to take a breath and see how things develop before springing into action to be at the perfect place for the situation.

Safeties:

While he’s one of the few players over the age of 30 on this Cardenaoan national gridiron team, Mick Carlson is safely the best safety in the country. Blessed with an incredible mind that seems to remember everything it sees, no offensive gameplan is too shrewd to get past Mick Carlson’s analysis, something he uses to organize the defense to shred the opposition. Next up is one of two Beargarde safeties to make the team, it’s Eli Fletcher. The 27 year old is definitely short for the position but he brings an incredible heart, hustle, and determination to outcompete whoever he’s lined up against. That alone has led Fletcher to making a career of incredible highlight plays as he simply outwills his opponent to get the ball. The first option off the bench is Ben Alston, the second of the Beargarde safety options. Ben is taller than the starters at 61 and his 226lbs build packs a bigger punch than the other options on the bench, making him the team’s premier run stopping option. The final option off the bench is the rookie John Finnerty, who turns out for Alegria. At 6’2, he’s the tallest member of this backfield but he’s wiry built with a slim 201lbs frame. No matter though, it seems like John has robotic arms that can extend indefinitely, something he uses to great effect to disrupt the pass game.[/pre][/spoiler]

Special Teams:

Kicker: Badrick Cedella: 18, 6’1 188lbs-Power-Academia Cardonia High School

The only member of the team still in high school, 18 year old Badrick Cedella brings a powerful and accurate leg to Academia Cardonia High School, breaking every kicking related high school record during his time there. Do you need a leg-bursting long range field goal? Easy. Need something precise from the right-most edge of the field? No problem. Need to go perfect on PATs for four years? Badrick has done it in high school. A very intriguing option for the Blue and Golds but a lot of pressure on his shoulders.
Punter: Andy Moody: 26, 6, 210lbs-Sophomore, Accuracy-LeBois Cowboys

Andy Moody is a surprisingly strongly punter with the most accurate leg in all of Cardenao. He’s got the distance, he’s got the hangtime, he can put it down in the 20, in the 10, he can spin it so sweetly that the ball will land on the 2 or three yard line, Andy knows what he’s doing.

Long snapper: Glenn Kelly: 24, 6’, 300lbs-Santa Mirren

Glenn is incredible at snapping the ball over longer distances, I mean holy shit look at him snap that ball.

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Postby Quebec and Shingoryeo » Wed Feb 21, 2024 10:21 pm

MD1 Cutoff!

Tables with results grid, to be up starting MD2.

Average style modifier up to this point has been +0.4151, with three teams over +4 and three teams under -4.

Group A
Quebec and Shingoryeo (07) 21–0 Daharia (UR)
HUElavia (09) 19–27 Ekhistan (UR)
The Kytler Peninsulae (16)
31–0 Lisander (31)

Group B
Drawkland (01) 53–26 Untecna (UR)
Sarzonia (11) 31–14 Sherpus (UR)
South Americanastan (17) 31–17 Juvencus (38)

Group C
Banija (02) 40–28 The Fortem (UR)
Terefuxe (13) 56–16 The 14 Stars (UR)
Cardenao (24) 34–17 Utahn Theocratic Republic (35)

Group D
Chromatika (05) 46–7 Lozho (UR)
Cassadaigua (12) 50–17 Ubernordwinds (UR)
Saint-Jean-Jacques et Burnham-on-Stove (31) 41–17 Kinqueven (UR)

Group E
TJUN-ia (03) 38–10 United States of Devonta (UR)
Abanhfleft (14) 13–6 Oahu-Hawaii (UR)
Valanora (22) 31–7 New Fernia (UR)

Group F
Ko-oren (04) 29–7 Zantalio (UR)
Saint Kanye (08) 34–7 Equestria (UR)
Delaclava (29) 23–6 Crpostran (UR)
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Postby Saint-Jean-Jacques et Burnham-on-Stove » Thu Feb 22, 2024 10:13 am

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Saint-Jean-Jacques et Burnham-on-Stove wins World Bowl opening game


Sacré-Coeur district, Saint-Jean-Jacques-sur-Mer - While all eyes are turned on the World Cup of Hockey, the World Bowl just started. On matchday 1, the Tapirs received Kinqueven at Terrain de Football 1 au Complexe Sportif National (Football Ground 1 at National Sports Complex), located in the Sacré-Coeur (Sacred Heart) district in Saint-Jean-Jacques-sur-Mer. The weather was light rain with 32 ° Celsius. Kinqueven won the coin toss and chose to receive the ball first and they scored on their opening drive and led 7-0. On their following drive, the Tapirs tied the game when Ryleigh O'Shaughnessy caught Arielle Bellerose-Deslongchamps' 22 yards pass in the endzone. Late in the first quarter, the Jean-Jacquois and Burnhamese took the lead on a 4 yards rushing touchdown by François-Pierre Guirguis and the score was 14-7 after 15 minutes of play. The Tapirs increased their lead early in the 2nd quarter on a 8 yards passing touchdown by Arielle Bellerose-Deslongchamps to Callum O'Farrell. Ji-yoo Han made a 51 yards field goals in the final minutes of the 2nd quarter and the score was 24-7 at halftime.

On their first drive of the 3rd quarter, which was 6 minutes long, Saint-Jean-Jacques et Burnham-on-Stove made a 19 yards field goal. Kinqueven answerd back with a field goal on their next drive. Just before the end of the 3rd quarter, Arielle Bellerose-Deslongchamps made a screen pass to Ming Ze Mao who caught the ball and ran to the endzone for a 26 yards passing touchdown. The score was 34-10 after 3 quarters. Kinqueven scored a 19 yards passing touchdown early in the 4th quarter. On their next drive, the Tapirs had to punt the ball. Kinqueven started their drive at their own 14 yards line and on a 1st and 10, quarterback's pass was intercepted by Félix Lajeunesse-Flanagan who ran all the way to the endzone for a pick six. Félix Lajeunesse-Flanagan, 28 years old, is the older brother of Xavier Lajeunesse-Flanagan, 25 years old and currently playing in the World Cup of Hockey, and Guillaume Lajeunesse-Flanagan, 23 years old and currently on the men's hockey roster at the XVIII Winter Olympics. The score was 41-17 and it was the final score.

Jean-Jacques Noiseux injured himself in the 3rd quarter and is doubtful for matchday 2 against Ubernordwinds. If he can't play, Charles-Henri Noiseux will move from right tackle to left tackle and Ryan McConnachie will be inserted in the starting line up and play at right tackle.

SAINT-JEAN-JACQUES ET BoS   14  10  10   7  -  41
KINQUEVEN 7 0 3 7 - 17


GAME SUMMARY
1st quarter
11:46 TOUCHDOWN KINQUEVEN - Quarterback #1 passes to Wide Rereiver #2 for 15 yards - Extra point good
7:35 TOUCHDOWN SJJ et BoS - Arielle Bellerose-Deslongchamps passes to Ryleigh O'Shaughnessy for 22 yards - Extra point good
1:08 TOUCHDOWN SJJ et BoS - François-Pierre Guirguis runs for 4 yards. Extra point good


2nd quarter
9:32 TOUCHDOWN SJJ et BoS - Arielle Bellerose-Deslongchamps passes to Callum O'Farrell for 8 yards - Extra point good
0:22 FIELD GOAL SJJ et BoS - Ji-yoo Han's 51 yards kick is good


3rd quarter
8:58 FIELD GOAL SJJ et BoS - Ji-yoo Han's 19 yards kick is good
6:12 FIELD GOAL KINQUEVEN - Kicker #1's 31 yards kick is good
1:42 TOUCHDOWN SJJ et BoS - Arielle Bellerose-Deslongchamps passes to Ming Ze Mao for 26 yards - Extra point good

4th quarter
14:45 TOUCHDOWN KINQUEVEN - Quarterback #1 passes to Wide Rereiver #1 for 15 yards - Extra point good
11:56 TOUCHDOWN SJJ et BoS - Félix Lajeunesse-Flanagan intercepts the ball and returns for 33 yards - Extra point good


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Postby Sarzonia » Thu Feb 22, 2024 12:41 pm

The first thing Sarzonian national team manager Gavin Davis noticed about not being the offensive playcaller was time.

Because Davis no longer prepped the offensive game plan and sat in on the meetings with the position coaches to devise said game plan, it freed him to spend more time operating as a CEO. He would, of course, administer the breakdown of match films of the previous match, go over his observations about the next opponent's strengths and weaknesses, and assign scouting needs to his various assistants.

But instead of then later hunkering down and poring over the opposing team's defences and his own offence and hoping to find things he could exploit on that side of the ball, or disguise on his, he spent more time looking in on the tactics of each coordinator, including the newly-created run game and passing game coordinators.

The decrease in workload from planning offensive game plans was partly diverted to Davis spending a little more time with the defence, plus special teams. He watched Matt Andersen kicking field goals and marveled at now-ex Woodstock University manager James Arthur's warning that Andersen couldn't hit from 50-plus initially. It took a walk-off 56-yarder from Andersen to shut the door on that notion once and for all. As for the rest of the time, time Davis often spent sleeping on a couch in his office, it allowed him to go home to eat dinner with his family when Sarzonia had home matches at Joe Gibbs Stadium in Woodstock.

"It's nice," Davis said. "I fully trust [offensive coordinator] Trent [Beaucamp] to not only have the right feel for playcalling, but also to get us in the right play for the situation we're in."

Whatever it was, it certainly worked for the Stars as they defeated unranked Sherpus 31-14 in front of a crowd of 51,349 at Joe Gibbs Stadium. The small size of the crowd (Joe Gibbs Stadium has a capacity of 75,900) was a disappointment for players, but Davis explained that the match was scheduled to be played in Woodstock "at the last minute."

"I wasn't happy when [Quebecois officials] told us with just days to prepare to cancel our hotel reservations in Sherpus and get the field at Gibbs ready," Davis said. "It was pretty much down to the wire for us." Davis said the team nearly had to play the match at Friedgen Stadium on the Woodstock University campus because Dave Wilson Stadium was undergoing renovations.

"We found out 12 hours before kickoff that the pitch would be ready," Davis said.

As for the match itself, Beaucamp's first match as offensive coordinator went well. Cameron Stallworth completed 21-of-30 passes for 274 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran 12 times for 59 yards and a score. Running back Ty'Relle Clinton ran 23 times for 124 yards and a touchdown. Andersen hit a 41-yard field goal as the first half expired that gave the Stars a 17-7 halftime edge.

Defensively, the Stars forced five fumbles, recovering four and forcing Sherpus quarterbacks to throw three interceptions. Sarzonia would win the turnover battle eight-to-one.

"I've gotta do a better job of securing the football," Clinton fumed about his lost fumble, which stopped a drive that had seen Sarzonia drive 72 yards on 11 plays before a Sherpus linebacker recovered at the three-yard line. Outside the turnovers, the Stars defence gave up two quick strike touchdowns, one a 78-yard touchdown pass to the team's fastest wide receiver as he beat Quinn Bowles up top down the right sideline. That second quarter score cut the Sarzonian lead to 14-7, then Sherpus closed the gap to 17-14 as their possession receiver forced Bowles to bite on a fake up the middle and streaked down the middle of the pitch.

"We certainly found a few things we need to square away," defensive coordinator Tyler Paige said. "We can't afford to give up chunk plays in the passing game against the likes of No. 1-ranked Drawkland, Sarzonia's next opponents. That match was initially announced as being at Joe Gibbs Stadium but would instead be played at Metro Arena in Metropolon. That fact doesn't bother Davis too much.

"That means we'll get them back at our venue on Matchday 7," he said. Davis said he and his coordinators were already breaking down video of the Grid Corps."

"Drawks are always going to be tough outs regardless of sport," he said. "We're going to need all the prep time we can get."
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Postby TJUN-ia » Thu Feb 22, 2024 4:58 pm

Gridiron Football is a game we know all too well. Sometimes, it's one of the best things you can be a part of. Other times, it's stressful as hell to deal with. The Jagaurs of TJUN-ia did very well for themselves last time, making it all the way to the Semifinals before this tournament's ultimate hosts, Quebec and Shingoryeo, took us out...before they were swept aside by the Grid Corps of Drawkland. Now ranked #3 in the Multiverse, behind only last edition's finalists, the Jagaurs are looking to try and pull off the unthinkable and actually be in the hunt for a Big 5 title...something we are yet to claim as a nation after all this time. Gus McKerrin knows this team can do wonderful things on their day and that is fact that cannot be ignored...but they also knew that TJUN-ia hasn't come close to a title since the IBC Golden Era and everyone knew that pulling that one off would be very tricky indeed.

But the Field of Dreams in The Gardens of New Washington was packed to the brim with people who believed in this team, who believed that TJUN-ia can indeed take home a top prize for one in all of our lifetimes, and Gareth Baldwin did want to let them down. They were up against the United States of Devonta on Opening Night, a returning team at that, and this game would end up being a game that saw our return cemented in style. USD did manage 10 points on this night, a TD and a FG, which was OK...but not good enough against this hot Jagaurs team with a point to prove. Gareth Baldwin managed 4 TDs, 2 to Victor Que-et-Vous and 1 each for Fremont Whitehorse and Gilbert Nyamutsamba, while Clayton McGee hit 4/4 PATs and a FG. Then the backups came on and that would see Leon Gallas finding Ivan Borosić for another score, with Xander Tiovannen hitting that PAT. 38-10 was a good way to come back...but we still have 9 more games to play.

This opening doubleheader will continue against our biggest foes in this group on ranking - #14 Abanhfleft. GO JAGS!


SCHEDULE (Group E)
MD1: vs United States of Devonta (UR) - Field of Dreams in The Gardens, New Washington W 38-10
MD2: vs Abanhfleft (14) - Field of Dreams in The Gardens, New Washington
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MD3: @Valanora (22) - Lathalein Celestial Stadium, Mar Sara
MD4: vs New Fernia (UR) - Field of Dreams in The Gardens, New Washington
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MD5: @Oahu-Hawaii (UR)
MD6: @United States of Devonta (UR)
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MD7: @Abanhfleft (14)
MD8: vs Valanora (22) - Field of Dreams in The Gardens, New Washington
----------------------Double Header END----------------------
MD9: @New Fernia (UR)
MD10: vs Oahu-Hawaii (UR) - Field of Dreams in The Gardens, New Washington
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NSTT: 4 S-Titles (3 RU)/2 D-Titles (6 RU)

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Postby Cassadaigua » Thu Feb 22, 2024 5:00 pm

Carrington and company rout Ubernordwinds,
by Kenzie Sherman, Concord Heights Times


Team Cassadaigua is off to a great start during the World Bowl 48 group stage, taking care of an opponent that they are supposed to beat, Ubernordwinds, by the score of 50-17. There was some concern about this opponent when the group stage was announced due to their success in the World Baseball Classic as an unranked nation. While, obviously, baseball success does not mean football success, unranked nations that successfully step up and produce can cause havoc on the group, so if Ubernordwinds could do the same on the gridiron, then they could be a pesky foe for anyone to handle. So far, that does not seem to be happening, as they have not even publicly provided a list of their football players. I was able to get some names, but have been advised that I should not mention them here. Anyway, if Ubernordwinds wants make the playoffs in the World Bowl like they did in the World Baseball Classic, they should let the world know who they are.

What we do know if who are Cassadagan stars are, and Brittany Carrington was eager to make an impression right from the team’s first possession.
The Fillies won the toss and elected to receive, and would go 73 yards downfield in only seven plays to make it 7-0. Carrington connected with Allie Raymond near the left sideline on a nine yard pass play. Defensively, the team made an immediate stop thereafter, forcing the visitors to a three and out, and it did not take long for the Fillies to strike again. Carrington connected this time with Katelynn Ellis on a simple route that was only supposed to pick up a first down on 3rd and 5, but Ellis broke a couple tackles and took it to the house, for 39 yards. Ubernordwinds jumped offsides on the extra point, and with the ball moved closer, Jennifer Cole opted to go for two, and Danielle Breslin punched it in to make it 15-0 with still 7:49 left in the first quarter.

Ubernordwinds managed a field goal on their next possession to make it 15-3, but that would be the only time they would score before half time. Meanwhile, the Fillies had a couple more touchdowns up their sleeve, with Lacey Bouchard running it in from the six, and then Carrington hitting her third TD pass, this time to Monica Harrington, to give the pink and black a commanding 29-3 lead at the intermission.

The visitors picked up their first touchdown on the opening possession of the second half, but the Fillies would have two more after, with Carrington hitting Allie Raymond for a 22 yard touchdown reception, and then a 25-yard pick six from Hannah Chapman, who is picking up right where she left off during the last World Bowl, made it 43-10, which was the score after three. Cassadaigua got one final touchdown as the second stringers made the most of their chance to get some action. With Tori Grasso in at quarterback, she connected with Emily Podmore for a 41-yard score to make it 50-10 with five minutes left in the game. Ubernordwinds did score on their final possession for the eventual 50-17 final. For the game, Brittany Carrington was an efficient 21-for-25, for 309 yards and 4 TD’s with no picks. The Fillies did not turn the ball over in the game, while the defensive intercepted Ubernordwinds three times. Chapman had the one with the pick six, but also collecting interceptions were Kelsey Mancini and Courtney Burton.

Carrington spoke with reporters after the game, knowing that Chromatika awaits in our next game, and said, “This was good tune up for Chromatika, no question. You have to take care of business against a team like this, and everything was clicking for us. It was pretty evident that our preparation for this game was a lot better than what they had done. Regardless, getting a game like this complete allows us to move on to the next one which obviously will give us a better picture of where we are in comparison to the better teams out there.”
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Postby Daharia » Thu Feb 22, 2024 5:21 pm

Daharian Football Team Drops the Ball, Literally.
Benno Hauer, Daharian Herald


After their recent disaster of a game against Quebec and Shingoryeo, Coach Ksawery Dirks and his team found themselves losing the first game of the tournament 21-0. After the game, reporters asked Coach Dirks what happened. He told reporters “Coach Heyon is a very strong coach in this competition, and the Grim Reapers is a very strong team. We need to play better and incorporate our strengths into our game. That is all.” Runningback Reinhold Zellweger was generally missing from the game, only having 10 carries for 32 yards. When asked about his game, he took responsibility for his team, and his many mistakes, including a fumble on the opening drive, set a tone for the game and that's why they lost.

The sold-out Westfalenstadion crowd was left immensely disappointed after their first appearance on the International sports scene. The city of Dortmund experienced riots around the stadium until local Polizei were able to break up the rioting groups. One of the fans at the site of the rioting told reporters “They let us down, they were supposed to win, and they let us down. We are angry, and this is going to keep happening until they play better games.”

During the game, starting receiver Tobiáš Brož had 7 drops, which according to Daharian Science Group NewGen Stats, Tobiáš could have gotten at least one touchdown and a total of 115 yards at minimum. It has been reported that Tobiáš Brož and Quarterback Mikuláš Günther had a yelling match in the locker room after the game. When asked about the issue, Coach Dirks summed it up as “building each other up. The boys will get upset with each other, but that will grow their relationships, and help them build teamwork and begin to work together on the field better.”

Quebec and Shingoryeo(1-0) 21–0 Daharia (0-1)
Q+S 7 - 7 7 21
DAH - - - - 0


Game Summary

Quarter 1: 2:35 - Donovan O’Mara 17-yard pass to Jean-Christophe Provost for touchdown - Extra Point by Onele Dyani good.


Quarter 3: 12:10 - Mikuláš Günther pass to Tobiáš Brož intercepted by Oswald Tak returned 51 yards for touchdown - Extra Point by Onele Dyani good.

Quarter 4: 14:52 - Liam-Emerson Sauvageau 3 yard run for touchdown - Extra Point by Onele Dyani good.

During the 2nd quarter, fullback Gennaro Gianelli injured his ankle, and he would not return from the game. On-site doctors and physicians say that he simply rolled his ankle, and is not expected to miss any time.
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Postby HUElavia » Thu Feb 22, 2024 9:07 pm

Golden Skies

The History of HUElavian Airlines, the Flag Carrier of The United States of HUElavia

Episode 2
Turbulence


With the success of HUElavian Airlines Flight 1 from Curumba to Jinaqa, Flights 2 (Curumba-Sao Salvador) and 3 (Curumba-San Rafael) became a very popular form of transportation for the ultra wealthy. The costs of these tickets typically costed anywhere from H250 to H400, which is several thousands of Hueks today, when adjusted for inflation. Eventually, these three routes would end up becoming HUElavian Airlines' "Signature" routes, representing the Capital and the three locales of the cultures that dominate HUElavia (which all three are still marketed as such). In 1930, There was a slight change in the Flight Numbers, with Flight 4 given to Jinaqa, Flight 5 to Sao Salvador and Flight 6 to San Rafael.

In the 1930s, there was now major competitors going up against HUElavian Airlines, which included HUE Airways and Aerolinea Trans-Continental (or ATC/TCA for short), who were based out of Sao Salvador and San Rafael Respectively. There were some other smaller competitors as well, including the likes of Aerolinea ORO, HUElavia Sky West, and Jaguar Air. Thus, more competitors meant more planes had to be ordered to be able to meet the demands of more and more customers taking up air travel as a form of transportation. During this time, HUElavian Airlines purchased Boeing 247s and 314 Clippers in order to accommodate both Transcontinental and Transoceanic travel respectively. Eventually, the first recorded fatality on a HUElavian Airlines flight would happen when on November 18th, 1931, Flight 27 from San Rafael to San Franco got caught up in cloudy skies before the Pilots failed to realized how close they were to the ground, crashing around the west side of Mt. Reus, killing the 3 crew members and the 10 passengers onboard the flight. It was a jarring situation for the airline, as it was the 5th airline fatality that had occurred during that year among all airlines. On top of that, with faulty and malfunctioning parts, the costs began to rack up for the airline. Eventually, Owners Reus and Matos had to apply for yet another loan to be able to offset the rising costs.

The 1940s were also somewhat difficult, with the Second Grand War taking place overseas in Euroa and Aesia, HUElavian Airlines continued to offer flights among the Pacific Hemisphere, which was a rough cut to the airline in terms of decreased routes that were growing in popularity. With more upgrades done to the Boening 247s and 314 Clippers, the Junkers F 13s were retired from the airline, with 4 of the original 6 purchased surviving their entire run for well over a decade. While there were mechanical incidents and two crashes (involving Flight 98 from Sao Salvador to Canternico, crashing halfway through due to an engine failure and Flight 70 from Bello Mar to Itio, also due to engine failure), HUElavian Airlines maintained a decent standing among the national carriers, but was playing third fiddle behind HUE Airways and ATC. The Airline did purchase Douglas DC-4s and DC-6s, as a way to build on their fleet and offer more flights. At the end of the 1940s, HUElavia had gained right up to ATC for 2nd place in revenue, but still had a ways to go in terms of wanting to become HUElavia's No. 1 Airline Carrier.

Entering the 1950s, there was a Post-War Boom in not only people, but in travel as well. With the new fleets being ordered and taking on more and more routes, there was a need to make a grand notice to the airline industry. Eventually, it would come in the form of one man, Mateo Rodrigues Chanca, a rising Manager that worked from Sao Salvador International Airport.

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IT'S SURGIN' TIME

Postby Saint Kanye » Fri Feb 23, 2024 10:02 am

The Yeezie Organization for GridIron (YOGI) proudly presents St. Kanye's roster for World Bowl XLVIII. The Surge, currently ranked 8th in the world, have been a playoff contender for several editions now; the closest they've come to sniffing a title was six editions ago, where they got hammered by the mighty Ranorians in the finale. However, they hope that one day, they'll be the ones lifting the trophy.

As with most other things though, the roster that the Yeezies have been continuously building up and improving during the past few years was not immune to the effects of time and age - this edition sees the departure of several key players that have brought them success during both the regular season and at times, even the playoffs. This means that their replacements will need to step up, and themselves be the mentors to the young talents that are being brought in.

NATION INFO

Full nation name: The Glorious Free Republic of Saint Kanye
Short nation name: St. Kanye
Trigramme: STK
Demonym: Yeezie
Nickname: Surge
Colors: Surge Purple (#3A2081), Electric Lime (#B9FF4C), Midnight (#14081C)
World Rank: #11
Rivals: Ko-oren Dragonflies (all-time record: 4-2; 4-3 incl. playoffs), TJUNia Jaguars (all-time record: 2-3; 3-3 incl. playoffs)

UNIFORMS

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(Primary home look: P/P; primary road look: W/P; primary alternate look: DkP/DkP)


STAFF

All players and staff are male, starters in bold, standout players with asterisk (*).

HC: Jeff Delphine
OC: Dan Shelby
DC: Jordan Filipovic
ST: Ken Kirby

Delphine, head coach and master motivator, runs the show, together with his trio of genius strategists in Shelby, Kirby, and new hire Filipovic. The Surge is a pass-heavy, blitz-happy team, meaning that they want to get things done on the air and force their opponents to do so as well. However, they still work hard to make sure that they don't do badly on the things they focus less on.

OFFENSE

QB: #8 R.J. Linetti* / #0 Tim Hunt / #10 Adrian St. Roger

Linetti remains as the Surge's starting QB and offensive captain. He's a dual threat, being both an accurate thrower as well as a speedy scrambler. Tim Hunt, Upper Westside University alumnus and Ranorian league standout, is his backup. Hunt's fellow Upper Westside University alumnus Adrian St. Roger, who led the Red Pandas to a 12-1 regular season record three NSCF editions ago, sits at the QB3 position.

RB: #30 Gregory Silk / #38 Chase Okoma

Speed back Silk provides an alternative option if the passing lanes are all clogged up; Okoma handles third downs.

FB: #33 Nico Jackson / #32 Marco Jackson

The pass-catching Jackson brothers remain on fullback duty. Expect them to be rotated as starters every game, but Nico, the elder, will take the field first for Matchday 1.

WR: #14 Deshawn Fredericks* / #18 Patrick Moore* / #13 Taylor Johns / #16 Tyron Hall / #17 Josh Laney-Seymour / #15 Hunter Lane

Age and injuries have unfortunately led star wideout Bruce Dobler to make the decision to retire from international competition, but other than that, the Surge's fearsome receiving corps remained intact. Deshawn Fredericks continues to bloom and is now in his second World Bowl as the primary wideout; the fast and flashy Moore remains in the slot. Completing this elite unit are Johns, who is also the primary kick returner; Hall, who played the slot opposite Fredericks in college; Laney-Seymour, who has broken the tradition of the Richardson Fenrirs being "St. Kanye's RFL team" by being drafted to the Rouyoute Aurora Knights; and the returning Hunter Lane, fresh off a breakout season in the domestic leagues.

TE: #80 Hussein Jeffers / #88 Greg Malloy / #86 Jonald Cooley

The starting tight end is the agile Jeffers. Malloy, his backup, is perhaps more known as the punt returner.

LT: #64 Rich Rigby / #63 Burton Baxter
LG: #66 Gabe Pendelbury / #61 Robert Shannon
C: #69 Gordon Ferguson / #68 Michael Hicks
RG: #62 Dean Hassler / #65 Jahar Gray
RT: #60 Mitch Grant / #67 Theo Parker

No changes in the offensive line this season. If it ain't broke....

DEFENSE

LE: #77 Simon Carver / #72 Liam Steele
RE: #73 Jerome Whitlock* / #94 Ryan Blake
NT: #99 Robby Edison* / #74 Kevin Montrose / #79 David Berlin / #75 Jon Patel

Right end Matt Dawson, one of the anchors of the Surge's D, unexpectedly decided to retire from international competition to focus on family. However, he has found his heir in Whitlock, fresh out of Queensbridge University, who led the Yeezie collegiate league in sacks during both his junior and senior years. The huge but surprisingly agile Carver remains in the left end spot, and the unstoppable Edison as nose tackle, but now the latter will be backed up by Montrose, who has made significant improvements in his game to climb up the rotation.

LOLB: #52 Jasper Heath / #51 Zach Price
MLB: #56 Justin Varley* / #54 Brexton Bellinger / #58 Alvin Faris
ROLB: #50 Davon Rockwell / #53 Hansel Jones

Gotten past the Surge's front three? Well, your troubles are not yet over - Heath, Bellinger and Rockwell are all fast, smart and hard-hitting. But the true standout of this group is Varley, the defensive captain - he can tackle, sack, force fumbles and incompletions, and intercept, among others.

CB: #22 Aidan O'Connor* / #21 Mason Schwartz / #20 Ishrael Carter / #27 Troy Quinn

O'Connor starts at cornerback opposite Schwartz, with Carter moving up in the rotation past Quinn as the nickel back. The three of them are good at covering opposing receivers, but even more so at getting picks.

FS: #31 Devlin Weber / #48 Craig Anwar
SS: #45 Oliver Law / #39 Axel Bartlett

Aside from Dobler, another big departure from the Surge comes in the form of free safety Gary Bradman, who was responsible for many huge and sometimes game-winning plays throughout the years. Strong safety Law, the best tackler in the secondary, remains in the lineup however.

SPECIAL TEAMS

K: #1 James Rasputin*
P: #11 Chris Florence
LS: #46 Ruben Elroy

Rasputin is a deadly combination of distance and accuracy and is almost always guaranteed three (or one) points whenever he steps onto the field. Rasputin's performance in the previous tournaments has gotten many people mentioning his name in discussions about who the best active kicker in the World Bowl would be. The Yeezies rely on punting less than other teams do. but that doesn't mean Florence has lost his importance. He does the kickoffs, and he does it well. Elroy is an excellent long snapper who has been with the team for several cycles now.

SITUATIONS

3DRB: #38 Chase Okoma
KR: #13 Taylor Johns
PR: #88 Greg Malloy
KOS: #11 Chris Florence
Holder: #0 Tim Hunt
Gunner: #48 Craig Anwar
Off. Captain: #8 R.J. Linetti
Def. Captain: #56 Justin Varley
ST Captain: #1 James Rasputin

PHILOSOPHY

Offense: I Form, ~70% Pass, ~30% Run
Defense: 3-4, Blitz Happy
Special Teams: Always go for it on 4th and less than 5 and on opponent's side of field.

HOME FIELD

Surge Field at Pencurve Electronics Stadium, Kardashia, St. Kanye (seating capacity 80,085)

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Choose my scorers: Yes
Godmod scoring events: Yeah
RP injuries to my players: Nah
Godmod Injuries to my players: Nope
Suspend my players: No way
Godmod suspension events: Nein
Godmod other events: It depends. Coronavirus or pandemic-related RPs are NOT ALLOWED. THERE IS NO VIRUS OR PANDEMIC, OR ANY WAY OF HAVING ONE, IN OUR COUNTRY. TG otherwise, or if you are on the Arrosia or NS Motorsports Discord server, contact me there.
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Gale Force Racing (NSSCRA Main Tier)
18 Jeremiah Brooke (S9 Champ, S13 Runner-up) | 27 Stacie Houston (S7 Champ, S12 Runner-up) | 46 Thea Alvarez (S10 Runner-up)

Skip Stiller Speedworks (NSSCRA Second Tier)
20 Sage Caldwell | 22 Pyotr Lavrentiev (S13 Champion) | 30 Lexi Patterson

Champion:
IBC 20, 22, 23, 24 (Basketball)
NSCAA 11 (College Basketball)
IC7 II, VI (7ball)
Arena Bowl VI (Arena Gridiron)
NSSCRA 9 (Stock Car Racing)

Runner-up:
World Bowl 42 (Gridiron)
NSSCRA 10, 12, 13

Bronze:
IBC 19

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Postby The 14 Stars » Fri Feb 23, 2024 12:14 pm

Starsian WorldBowl Football Team

The Blue Wolves


RP Permission: Go wild, i honestly do not mind anything.

Team Management
Coach: Nigel Collins (56)
Assistant Coach: Gareth Shearer (45)
Coach Offense: Douglas Carson (40)
Coach Defense: Kendra Jackson (48)
Coach Special Teams: Gordon Bowers (49)

Team Medic: Fiona Hampshire (34)
Physio: Eline Carlsen (36)
Scout: Maya Leland (31)

Offense

Base Formation: I have no clue

QB: Hugo Schroth (34)
QB: Odette Haas (26)
QB: Falko Stoltenberg (21)
RB: Elmo Hoess (25)
RB: Robby Pruefer (22)
RB: Georg Kehrer (29)
FB: Sam Specht (26)
FB: Gustav Wirths (23)
WR: Josua Bolender (28)
WR: Timo Flesch (24)
WR: Harald Schillinger (27)
WR: Tobias Gerstaecker (18)
WR: Alex Steinbach (31)
WR: Alexander Rinder (24)
TE: Edgar Goldschmidt (27)
TE: Fritz Heilbronn (19)
TE: Dirk Wegener (24)
LT: Hanno Weinberg (21)
LT: Kaspar Pfitzner (33)
LG: Julius Breitner (29)
LG: Marcus Kretschmer (23)
C: Kilian Weller (30)
C: Henry Mohr (24)
RG: Ernst Schuerer (28)
RG: Phillip Gessner (22)
RT: Armin Kirchweger (35)
RT: Joshua Leiner (26)

Defense

Base Defense: No clue

LE: Johann Korn (28)
LE: Leo Kohlhaase (22)
DT: Valentin Reiter (25)
DT: Philip Riehl (21)
DT: Steffen Fellner (32)
DT: Raoul Schmid (18)
RE/OLB: Angelo Hackl (24)
RE: Maximilian Kresinger (20)
MLB: Marcel Hartl (33)
MLB: Jens Weide (22)
OLB: Max Nothnagel (27)
OLB: Laurens Rosenkranz (19)
OLB: Stefan Baer (34)
CB: Hauke Destinn (29)
CB: Paskal Gegenbauer (25)
CB: Richard Rodenberg (17)
CB: Lars Sommer (21)
CB: Vincent Hochmeister (24)
CB: Jörn Drossel (34)
FS: Erik Wächtler (28)
FS: Elmar Mucke (20)
SS: Sandro Hartmann (23)
SS: Lio Bühl (30)

Special Teams
P: Jörn Greifelt (26)
K: Ronald Lowenstam (25)
KOS: Levi Franke (29)
LS: Max Wildner (27)
KR: Silvio Honigsberg (20)
PR: Manuel Nottebohm (22)

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Postby Ko-oren » Fri Feb 23, 2024 1:16 pm

Eighteen games, one upset. The World Bowl has opened with the six first seeds winning by an average point differential of 24.3 points, with Chromatika's takedown of Lozho (46-7) the main cause of this wide gap. Some of the second seeds have gotten far bigger wins (Cassadaigua-Ubernordwinds by 33, Terefuxe-The 14 Stars by 40!) but that group also gave us our only upset: HUElavia couldn't win against Ekhistan. The third seeds played the fourth seeds, on paper the closest games of the round, but every single game was won by the third seed as well, and none of these ended up being a one-score game either.

Since the last World Bowl title in edition 41 and the last final appearance in 44, it's been a hattrick of dissapointing tournaments, with a quarterfinal exit (to Banija), followed by more unfortunate scheduling and Round of 16 exits to Cassadaigua and HUElavia, respectively. The Dragonflies stayed on top of their top 10 ranking by never letting up in the group stage, going 27-6 in the opening stages of the past three tournaments. Thankfully the knockouts only play a minor part, so despite the Dragonflies not exactly putting a top 10 product on the turf, we're perhaps a little overinflated in the rankings.

Then again, we do believe the Dragonflies to still be an above-average outfit that could go back to a semifinal relatively quickly. Stij Batterink has been facing tough press as the head coach presiding over the past three cycles, but the poor results haven't been for a lack of trying, with Batterink and his coordinators trying out a variety of systems with different types of players. The core philosophy has stayed the same: the defence must be strong, the offence must be built to sustain drives, but outside of those two tenets, plenty has changed. The offence can take centre-stage with Masman as the default QB, with a focus on passing rather than running now, and an offensive line to match the tendency. This has taken years to transform but we're here now. The defence is no longer a secondary-only affair, with the line packing a punch and there's room for blitzing. Deemed to risky (and to entice short passes to the flat for easy gains) in Bowls past, Jauffret and company have selected showy players that are allowed to go for sacks.

If this run of changes doesn't pay off, however, it's likely over for Batterink and his coordinators.

The Dragonflies had an awesome start with a 22-point win over unranked Zantalio - nearly half the competition is unranked so there will be more of that - in the first game of a campaign that's all about topping up confidence early and then making a deep run. Masman was fantastic with 36 completions, more than any Dragonflies QB in the last 10 cycles, off 44 attempts, getting the ball out to nine different pass catchers, reaching the Zantalio half on every drive except one. That didn't mean that the punter was out of a job, as several times Tadhinthen was brought out to punt from the enemy 45-or-so, punting out of bounds at around the opponent's 5 to 10 yard line. The goal wasn't to enforce a safety, it was just about pinning deep while protecting a decent lead. It might not have been the bravest thing to do, but it was efficient.

Longtin was Masman's favourite target with 8 passes for 7 catches, the majority fairly shallow but the beefy wide receiver still went for 4 first downs. Costigan was another sought after target, but he was somewhat invisible in underneath and medium routes and saw multiple passes batted away before he could get his hands on them. With Bohsihten in his position on most snaps in the second half, that tide was turned and young Bohsihten caught 2 from 2 for 18 yards and one first down. The actual scoring came from Soredhinnau, running for a touchdown on his debut, forcing his way into the endzone from the 2-yard line. That, and a Gasbeek left alone by the safeties on the second Ko-orenite drive, caused an early 14-0 lead and that allowed the team to play a little less aggressively.

The defence feasted with a safety, two interceptions, seven sacks, and a few hits and hurries. They were amazing at getting into the backfield, but by the second quarter Zantalio had figured out that they could let Vakiino run between the big bodies for a few yards to get out of pressure. Lukbannyi was well prepared and had some contingency plans - Vakiino being one of them. At one point, they had more run yards than pass yards but that was corrected as the game went on as expected. Still, a great outing for the D-line but they'll have to work on their run stopping if they're going to be a force all tournament.




In the Capitals, two things are causing a huge pileup of work: the choice to move to Gehrennan as primary language on signs and communications is one, as plenty of reference material has to be (re)done, and working out the consequences of the census is the second.

The new list of our top twenty cities looks as follows, for instance:

Garihnkatar (Greencaster) (pop. 2363408) in Shahrigarihn (Surbourneshire)
Ilohbonu (Willowbourne) (pop. 1789600) in Ubakhim Maengiu (Corridor)
Amahne (Aminey) (pop. 1158979) in Amahne (Aminey)
Shemurdar (Schemerdrecht) (pop. 894801) in Mahrkioren (Intermare)
Katahshi (Katashi) (pop. 702205) in Katahshi (Katashi)
Maethoru (Maethoru) (pop. 656187) in Matali (KCT)
Ahmilo (Amillon) (pop. 638290) in Ehnigo (Cote Austral)
Seterbohdu (Sterrenwolde) (pop. 579490) in Mahrkioren (Intermare)
Majara (Mayara) (pop. 541993) in Matali (KCT)
Thelesra (Santa Teresa) (pop. 518132) in Gahrugkothis (Finisterre)
Erpubehte (Ferrovente) (pop. 477226) in Gahrugkothis (Finisterre)
Gehrenna (Gehrenna) (pop. 437458) in Matali (KCT)
Senoren (Senoren) (pop. 412841) in Matali (KCT)
Erpuhnur (Furune) (pop. 400445) in Sohlatal (Selesi)
Marapsathi (Mawrystwyth) (pop. 354512) in Mauroren (Mawryshire)
Serekhan (Cirelbourne) (pop. 330316) in Shahrigarihn (Surbourneshire)
Monrama (Maynard) (pop. 323906) in Ahungoren (Leeshire)
Berelkhanaur (Bruncester) (pop. 314948) in Shahrigarihn (Surbourneshire)
Edihlbahl (Idyllwild) (pop. 279189) in Ubakhim Maengiu (Corridor)
Seterdahn (Straudum) (pop. 238112) in Libahilotalhaun (Sudaefjoll)


And that's with both the Gehrennan name included as well as the foreign/international name - because even Ko-orenites sometimes better acquainted with the latter than the former. The populations have also been updated, with Ko-oren still knowing 'just' three cities over a million - and as per usual, that's the metro area. Several suburbs would count as separate settlements in other definitions, though.

Most other assumptions about our population and its spread and density remain the same: the population is concentrated around the Bay (all four capitals, the cities in Amahne and Ehnigo, the cities in Mahrkioren) and in a band extending directly south from the capitals (Garihnkatar, Ilohbonu, Monrama). Two areas have always been populated and are only further asking for attention, namely the Gahrugkothis twin cities of Thelesra and Erpubehte, as well as the mainland-facing coasts of the eastern islands, on which Katahshi and Erpuhnur are located.

New in the list is Seterdahn, representing Libahilotalhaun's economic revival. Slowly disappearing from this list is the south coast, with Marapsathi, and especially Serekhan and Berelkhanaur representing economies that are losing out on what modern, Anaian, Ko-oren has to bring.

Either way, there will be plenty of reworks going on, but the map has most of your answers for now.
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Postby Chromatika » Fri Feb 23, 2024 4:44 pm

Chromatika 46-7 Lozho
Team                                       1Q  2Q  3Q  4Q  Tot
Chromatika 17 7 7 15 46
Lozho 7 0 0 0 7
1Q
11:49 CMT TD - Alessandra Mio 38 yard pass from Sarai Gwenderyn (Dwayne Markseon Kick)
09:19 LOZ TD - OLB 21 yard fumble return (Kicker Kick)
05:59 CMT TD - Niles Gwivern 10 yard pass from Sarai Gwenderyn (Dwayne Markseon Kick)
01:20 CMT FG - Dwayne Markseon 48 yard Field Goal

2Q
02:04 CMT TD - Enox Silverman 9 yard pass from Sarai Gwenderyn (Dwayne Markseon Kick)

3Q
07:27 CMT TD - Lana Rhodes 19 yard run (Dwayne Markseon Kick)

4Q
12:33 CMT TD - Jacoby Grinner 11 yard pass from Anne-Maurice Vivayavich (Dwayne Markseon Kick)
06:02 CMT TD - Lisa Bonsoon 20 yard interception return (Lana Rhodes 2PT run)
Three Stars - Offense
1. QB Sarai Gwenderyn - 18/23, 249 yards, 3 touchdowns; 4 carries, 39 yards
2. RB Lana Rhodes - 19 carries, 138 yards, 1 touchdown
3. WR Alessandra Mio - 4 catches, 71 yards, 1 touchdown

Three Stars - Defense
1. CB Lisa Bonsoon - 5 tackles, 1 catch allowed, 2 passes defensed, 1 interception, 1 defensive touchdown
2. MLB Park Mi-Hyoen - 11 tackles, 1 pass defensed
3. DE Jill Lia - 5 tackles, 2 sacks

Summary: Sarai Gwenderyn had a monster First Quarter, Lozho never crossed midfield except for a strip-fumble in the First Quarter that went for their only score of the game, and the Iron Legion so thoroughly dominated the underdogs that the entirety of the second string was in the game by the Second Half. Gwenderyn was clinical, going 18 of 23 for 249 yards and three touchdowns in just the first half alone - and Vivayavich did enough in relief to not let the visitors back into the game. Throw in the fact that Lisa Bonsoon is starting to be used as a jack of all trades to fill up any hole, and the Iron Legion did very well to just get things going in their first match of the Group Stage.

Next, they play hosts to Cassadaigua - and the winner will undoubtedly be the frontrunners for the group. As both teams used their first game to tune up, it'll be interesting to see who can get the momentum at the Henza Center in Dre'a.
Part 1

The Last Dance of the Firehawk
II. The Weight of the World


One month before the World Bowl
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Ranoria City, Ranoria


Another grueling season had ended in the RFL for Sarai Gwenderyn. Things weren't all roses for the Ranoria City Falcons, but Gwenderyn, being such a consummate professional, was always looking to the next, trying to figure out how to improve her game for the season ahead. Things were getting tighter and tighter at the top of the RFL, and she was going to have to evolve once again if the Falcons were to continue to contend with the best of them.

Before returning to the RFL, though, the World Bowl was returning - and a chance to take the Iron Legion to the ever-elusive pedestal of being the best Gridiron team in the world was staring at her in the face. Ever since she became the starter, gridiron fans in Chromatika viewed it as a matter of time before Gwenderyn led them to the promised land; however, the Iron Legion had fallen short time and time again to the likes of Drawkland, Banija, and Ranoria. For some reason, having so many players that played abroad in the best gridiron leagues in the world - in the RFL and the GFLB - didn't necessarily translate to international success. It drove the fans crazy, and when they wanted to point fingers at anyone, some of those fingers were starting to be pointed at Gwenderyn. Not too loudly, of course - her level of fame was rivaled by Keira Andisori, Alisen Mayamoto, and Park Jung-Hyuk as an iconic figure who headlined a sport - but loud enough that Sarai was absolutely aware of the chatter.

Not that it truly bugged her, of course. Her worst critic was always herself, and she shouldered her share of the blame for any and all of the losses suffered by the Iron Legion. Gridiron, being a massive chess game, wasn't an easy game to win; to rattle off the necessary amount of wins necessary to win a world title was profoundly difficult, and anyone who viewed it otherwise would just be lying to themselves.

Sarai was deep in thought regarding the particulars of what will need to happen for the Iron Legion to take their next step offensively when she got a notification that she had a new email in the "Very Important" group. As someone who was so famous, she had her mailbox tier the emails immediately - between Spam, Regular Emails, New Contacts, and Very Important. Very Important was reserved for her close friends, her family, and the people she did business with - like the head of her Foundation, her Agent, and her Banker. As she hadn't been expecting an email of any kind, she went to her desk to see what it was.

As she read the words on the screen, her countenance fell. It was a formally written email from Sara McAllister Drumov to the coaching staff of the Iron Legion and the respective Captains of the Offense, Defense, and the Special Teams that due to the worsening of her disease and with the intent of focusing on her health going forward, the upcoming World Bowl would be her last. She apologized for putting the focus on her when the team should be focusing on the tournament to come, and she ended it by saying that she has utter faith in the squad - especially with her presence - that the Iron Legion would be able to "conduct ourselves with dignity and honor both as a team and as a competitor out on the field. I don't want this tournament to be all about me and my upcoming absence, but I also don't want to sugarcoat the reality of what is to come. I want to win a World Bowl title while on staff. If we fall short, I want it to be because we gave it our all and someone beat us regardless. I just don't want there to be any regrets regarding the decision to step away when it's all done."

Mostly because Sara was a private person when it came to matters of her health, Sarai had allowed Sara to have her privacy during the last few years in this one area. They were close friends - even with the time zone difference between Chromatika and Ranoria - and it would've been a lie if Sarai didn't admit that hearing about this through something as informal as an email and not in person hurt a bit. It was probably because Sara couldn't bear the thought of approaching the subject initially in person - and she would want to be all business when they met up for the start of the training camps heading into the World Bowl. This didn't make it feel any better, though, and Sarai was glad that there was still some time for the impact of the news to wear off slightly before they would have to face each other as part of the Iron Legion.

So it was that atop of every other reason to win a World Bowl title - personal ambition, fame, the expectation of a team and of a country for you to lead your nation to the promised land - one reason would trump them all, at least for World Bowl 48. Sarai Gwenderyn was going to win this World Bowl because it would be the last chance for the original guard of Chromatik gridiron to lift the trophy as a unit. Alessandra Mio. Park Mi-Hyeon. Nellie Katt. Jill Lia. Cara Setri. Sarai Gwenderyn.

And of course, Sara McAllister Drumov. It had been years since she actually kicked the football in an official match, but her fingerprints were all over the squad - from the way that Dwayne Markseon ran kicking drills, to the way that the team was a well-knit unit, to the way in which the teammates viewed each other.

If fate had decreed Sara's role in Chromatik gridiron to end after this tournament, Sarai Gwenderyn wasn't going to throw it away without giving it her all. And anyone who didn't fall in step would face the full brunt of her scalding, eternal wrath.
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Postby Saint Kanye » Fri Feb 23, 2024 8:33 pm

The St. Kanye Surge entered World Bowl 48 three spots higher than they were last edition, a jump from 11th to 8th, but even though they improved on paper, they lost a long-serving standout player both on offense and defense. Wide receiver Bruce Dobler finally gave in to injury concerns and left the team a couple of months before the start of the tournament, with free safety Gary Bradman himself calling it quits three days after Dobler did. There were also rumors that star quarterback R.J. Linetti would be the next to go, but he shrugged these off on national television. Still, the rest of the squad toughed it out in training camp, something that paid off as they galloped all over the team from the Equestrian States in the World Bowl opener, 34-7.

It was Deshawn Fredericks, the one who took over for Dobler during the latter's injury two Bowls ago, and was named starter over him in the succeeding edition, that brought the goods for the boys in purple and lime in their first game, hauling in two touchdowns and catching a pass for a huge gain that led to a third. "Always considered Deshawn as a worthy successor for when I call it an international career, which turned out to be this season," said Dobler, who was present at Surge Field, although as a spectator. "And seeing how big his contributions are to this team, I'm not disappointed at all." Devlin Weber, the Surge's new starting FS, didn't immediately torch the opponents for pick sixes like his predecessor Bradman was known for, but he did deflect several passes and made key tackles. "I know I've got big shoes to fill," Weber told reporters, "but I think I've also got a lot of time to develop and aim for the heights that Bradman reached in his career with the national team."




1Q STK Fredericks 24 pass from Linetti (Rasputin kick) STK 7-0
The horses could do nothing with their opening possession - while their running back made a mad dash on third and long to move the chains near midfield, their quarterback got picked off by strong safety Oliver Law on the very next drive, which gave the ball to the Yeezies and eventually led to a score.

1Q STK field goal Rasputin 53 STK 10-0
One of the veterans that is still with the Surge from their Arena Bowl triumph was kicker James Rasputin, and he only seems to get better and more accurate with age as he drilled this long field goal to put his team up ahead by ten.

2Q EQS TE1 17 pass from QB1 (K kick) STK 10-7
2Q STK Johns 96 kick return (Rasputin kick) STK 17-7
The visitors closed the gap to three at the start of the second quarter, but it was a short-lived situation as Taylor Johns took the resulting kickoff all the way to the house.

2Q STK N. Jackson 14 pass from Linetti (Rasputin kick) STK 24-7
Later, Fredericks torched the Equestrian defense on a 65 yard run before finally being brought down on the 14 yard line. Linetti then faked a handoff to Gregory Silk before connecting with fullback Nico Jackson on the pass, after which Jackson bulldozed his way through the opponents' defensive line and leaped into the end zone for six points.

3Q STK field goal Rasputin 25 STK 27-7
St. Kanye only scored three in the third quarter, but it would have been six or seven if Hussein Jeffers didn't drop a pass on fourth and goal.

4Q STK Fredericks 37 pass from Linetti (Rasputin kick) STK 34-7
The Yeezies finally put the horses down on an amazing one-handed catch and run along the sidelines by Fredericks. The away team had several chances to chip away at the lead in the final period, but a tight Surge D that forced four turnovers in the quarter alone ruined all their hopes of doing so.




The big win put the Surge in the Group F lead momentarily, something they have to protect when they travel next week to perennial group stage foes Ko-oren, who beat unranked Zantalio 29-7. "The Dragonflies are always tough," said St. Kanye head coach Jeff Delphine. "We've built up a lot of respect for them over the years, but also some hate because of how often we face them. Not the kind of hate in which we would actively try to hurt or sabotage them, but the kind that fuels us to do better when we know they're on our schedule." Craig Anwar, who now holds the backup free safety spot after Weber was elevated to starter, had this to say: "I'm looking forward to experiencing this rivalry for the first time, it's something I've ever only seen on TV, but now I'm gonna be an actual part of it and hopefully a helpful contributor too."
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Postby The Kytler Peninsulae » Fri Feb 23, 2024 8:38 pm

On paper, Group A had the tricky element for the Kytlerians that the top-ranked team from Pot 4, Lisander, were in it.

You can apparently chalk that one off the list of things to worry about. The team ranked 31st in the world allowed 31 unanswered points as the Kytlerians made them look like they hadn't been here before after all, getting their campaign off to the perfect start in front of a near-capacity 59,604 crowd at the Zube Olympic Stadium.

The game, appropriately enough, got off to the perfect start for the Kytlerians. After winning the toss and opting to give Lisander the ball to start, that opening possession technically didn't exist at all. Craig Goodman's short kick was fielded at the 7 by Lisander's anonymous - in retrospect this lack of player information should have been the sign to not worry about this banana skin - kickoff returner. Who promptly proved his ball-handling was as absent as international knowledge of his name by coughing the ball up as he was hit by Zachary Forrest. Xavier Lacroix picked up the loose ball - the first time he'd ever touched the ball in a Margaret green uniform - and promptly ran it in untouched for a touchdown. The surprise quarter-finalists of World Bowl 47 had started the "difficult second album" with a banger of an opening riff.

They spent the rest of this contest suggesting they were going to keep up with their debut hit formula. Here's Travis Taylor going for 6.7 YPC. Here's Wecoisus Mocks rushing for 80 yards himself whilst finding Heath Ilford for 80 more and a score. Here's Ragnar Snorrisson responding to every inside run with "incorrect answer, please try again." (He alone had five tackles for loss, one more than Lisander had first downs.) All that was missing from this "opening track" was the Martijn van der Sar pick-six solo, as he settled instead for allowing two completions for nine yards in his coverage instead.

"People were wondering if we could do it again," acknowledged Mocks in his post-game Kytlerian TV interview. "We were ahead of schedule and we'd be the first to admit that, and we know that in the history of Kytlerian sports it's been common for our teams to make strong debuts and then not ever top them. Our aim is to at least be a semi-finalist one day, and why not now?"

Lisander are not the level of opposition that will provide affirmative positive answers to that question. But they are a team that can provide answers in the negative - just as debutants Ekhistan apparently did to HUElavia, the other "top-ranked team in the pot" the Kytlerians had the misfortune to draw, but now on the receiving end of the only home defeat of any team in the entire opening round. The on-paper difficult draw now seems to be extremely not. The Margaret green mean machine - this Kytlerian team still don't have an official nickname, but "Mean Machine" is one of the options that has been gaining fan traction - has been fired up for another shift, and it looks to be in full working order.
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Postby South Americanastan » Fri Feb 23, 2024 9:15 pm

"THE RANGER'S LAST RIDE" PART 1: PROLOGUE

THE WESTSTOCK HORSESHOE, WESTSTOCK, HIGHLANDS PROVINCE, SOUTH AMERICANASTAN
WEEK 9, WORLD BOWL 42: SOUTH AMERICANASTAN (0-7) vs. KO-OREN (6-0)

"DOWN! DOWN SET! SET HUT!"

A 32-year old Will Hart took the snap out of the 4-wide shotgun, faking a handoff to rookie running back Sean Forrester before taking a 1-step drop. He scanned his reads from low to high, and his breath formed a cloud in the cold Highlands air.

He was the cream of the South Americanastanian crop, with a cannon for an arm and a gritty style of play that made him one of the most feared quarterbacks in domestic football. Yet despite all this, despite the hype and experience he possessed, he led an offense doomed to be the single worst of the entire field this cycle by almost 40 points. The once-confident quarterback had begun to let the poor performance get to him, his once straight and commanding posture deforming into a slouch, complete with an almost perpetually hung head. Nevertheless, he stood tall in the pocket as the Ko-Oren defense took away his first two reads.

He took a step up in the pocket as star receiver A.T White broke open on a deep post. Hart took one further crow hop as he wound up his arm to launch one downfield, with the opportunity to cut Ko-Oren's lead 9-7 with 2 minutes left in the 4th quarter. He put every ounce of strength into his throw, mustering the last of his willpower in a desperate attempt to prove that South Americanastanian football deserved a spot on the world stage.

THWACK!

And that's about when the Ko-Orenite defensive tackle hit him.

His helmet flew off his head, and the ball of his hand, as Hart landed face-down onto the grass of the Bears' home field, He could barely muster up the strength to lift his head and watch as the Ko-Orenites scooped the ball up and just about ran it back for a touchdown, helping Ko-Oren to take a 16-0 lead over the fledgling South Americanastanian football team. He picked up his helmet, and walked off the field. His vision blurred, and his head aching, he lifted up his arm to shield himself from the bright stadium lights.

The South Americanastanian head coach, whose name Will did not quite remember and whose face he could not quite make out, walked over to him with a MePad displaying the last play, but Will could not quite comprehend the image on the screen, and the bright light of the screen caused pain to his eyes and head. The yelling of the head coach was drowned out by the intense ringing in his ears. He brought his hand up to relieve himself from the pain of the screen's brightness, but that only earned him a "light" slap across the face, and something along the lines of:

"LAY BUCKING AMMEND ON OOH TEE!"

Which Will was somewhat conscious enough to translate to:

"PAY FUCKING ATTENTION TO ME!"

He shook his head, and now squinted in an attempt to lessen his burning headache. He managed to squeak out a response.

"Coach, I'm done."

Which promptly led to a:

"SO YOU'RE QUITTING? NOW? FINE, I'LL PUT LODSMAN IN! HE WANTS TO FUCKING BE HERE!"

Will opened his mouth to speak.

And subsequently threw up on the sideline grass.
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Postby Cardenao » Fri Feb 23, 2024 9:26 pm

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World Bowl Starts With A Bang, Blue and Golds Down Rivals Utah


Once the game finally got underway, the first quarter was a bit of a letdown for the Cardenaoan fanbase against a rival born from collegiate gameplay. True, the game did start hot, with a good kickoff return helping Bobby Dials advance the team into enemy territory but the Utah defense came up big to force a 24 yard field goal, which high schooler Badrick Cedella had zero issue sending right down the middle. The two teams traded drives for most of the quarter before Blake Zuercher turned it on to find one of his receivers in the endzone with a little over two minutes left in the quarter. It was a real back and forth grind, with both teams battling hard in this rivalry game, but the Blue and Golds needed to take it to another level to win this game.

Going into the second quarter down 3-7 might not be ideal, but it most certainly isn’t an insurmountable deficit. At the end of the first quarter, Bobby Dials narrowly missed Marquis Ingram to set up a tough 4th down decision to start the second quarter; try to go for it on fourth down or hit the 43 yard field goal to make it 6-7. Head coach Steve Valentine decided to trust Badrick Cedella And. The. Kid. Hit. The. Shot. 43 yards in a national rivalry game in your national team debut, not bad lad. That feeling of joy didn’t last too long as the Utahns showed their composure to settle any nerves as they drove down the field with determination and precision to push right down the field to score a nicely worked touchdown and reset the Cardenaoan progress as the scoreboard read 6-14 in the visitor’s favor. Not to be outdone, Bobby marshaled the troops and worked a well-disciplined game plan to march through the running backs to set up a 13 yard pass to Marquis Ingram. It took a sweet leap through the air to beat the Utahn defense, but the pass was made and the PAT was good to make it 13-14 with 7:11 left in the half. From there, the ball was in Blake Z's hands and the man did everything he could do to bring the ball down the field, but the Utahns ultimately had to settle for a field goal to send the game into halftime with the score 13-17 in the visitors favor.

The Cardenaoan fans were out in full force during the halftime break, singing the songs of the Blue and Golds, putting it all out there in the multiverse for their team to win and the boys responded in kind. The offensive unit did well to keep their wits about them, driving down the field with a combination of effective rushing plays and hard hitting passing before Bobby Dials found running back Jake Watson for a 61 yard touchdown after the 28 year old showed off his strength and agility to shed several tackles before taking it to the house. The rest of the third quarter was a bit of a bricky affair, both teams going back and forth, trying to make something out of what was ultimately always nothing but with five minutes left, Cardenao got the ball and it was up to their quarterback to manage the clock. Sure, of course, Bobby led first off and foremost with his arm to get the ball down the field, but it finally came down to the running game, as Marcial Pritchet led the charge down the field before DeAndre Vick ran in an eight yard attempt before the PAT was smashed down to make it 27-17 in the Blue and Golds favor and they could finally play some game management to see out the victory.

The fourth quarter was all about the backup players for the Cardenao team. With the win almost certainly secured, it was time to give the rest of the team some repetitions, and they came out to do business. BDials dropped to the bench so Yaw Beatty could take to the field, with the 29 year old bringing a much more capable running threat to the team. BSU freshman Reno Thai took up the running back position while New Cardonia State phenom Deacon St. John became the number one passing option. Time was running out on a third and long with things were squarely in Cardenao’s favor but it would be nice to set up a last minute scoring opportunity, and right when it seemed like Yaw Beatty was gonna try scrambling, he threw a dart to Deacon St. John for a 21 yard gain. From there it was cautious but easy work for the Blue and Golds to work down the line before DeAndre Vick ran it in to make it 34-17 and an ultimately straightforward victory against a rival.

Passing:
Bobby Dials 29/39/74%/309 yards/2TD--1 sack--110.5 rating

Rushing:
RB DeAndre Vick 12 rushes/87 yards/2TD--7.2Y/A--14yd long
RB Marcial Pritchet 8 rushes/28 yards--3.5Y/A--18yd long
WR Marquis Ingram 1 rush/21 yards--21Y/A--21yd long
RB Reno Thai 7 rushes/12 yards--1.7Y/A--4yd long
QB Bobby Dials 1 rush/2 yards

Receiving:
WR Marquis Ingram 8TGT/7REC/101 yards/1TD--15.8Y/A--30yd long
RB Jake Watson 5TGT/6REC/79 yards--34.0Y/A--61yd long
WR Saivion Ware 5TGT/4REC/40 yards/1TD--10.3Y/A--16yd long
WR Telesforo Muhammad 5TGT/4REC/33 yards--21.0Y/A--21yd long
TE Hayden Williams 4TGT/3REC/25 yards--5.0Y/A--8yd long
TE Kendall Arnold 3TGT/3REC/24 yards--4.0Y/A--7yd long
WR Deacon St. John 1TGT/1REC/21 yards--21Y/A--21yd long
RB DeAndre Vick 3TGT/2REC/19 yards--4.0Y/A--7yd long





“Alright alright alright that’s how the hell you do it!

Now listen up everyone, that was some of the best football I’ve seen you boys play, well done. Well fucking played. Those Utahns came into our house thinking they were going to do something, that they were gonna win……well YOU showed them!

Great effort on both sides of the ball, defense… way to keep the pressure up on their line and quarterback, Bobby, way to get out there and sling the ball man. That’s what you bring to the field, keep hitting it, Marquis…shitfire man, way to catch and run.

You guys looked great, keep it running, keep that shit alive. We got The 14 Stars next, not much out about them but they lost by 40 to Terefuxe so we’ll have some tape for you guys. Get rested up, enjoy some time off, then let’s get out there, get after it, and get it done!”

Steve Valentine knew how to keep it short and sweet. The players just dismantled their biggest rivals, no need to make a lengthy speech. Acknowledged the good, the defense had been fantastic at quickly bringing pressure to Blake Zuercher, forcing the quarterback into making fast reads and faster throws. The offense was great, Bobby nailed his passes, the receivers did a great job catching the ball, it was all pretty decent for a hard first game.

Up next was The 14 Stars, if the Cardenaoan Blue and Golds could keep this tempo and level of play up, then perhaps another victory would be on the cards.
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Postby Quebec and Shingoryeo » Fri Feb 23, 2024 10:56 pm

The Social Seasons of Shin-goryeo

Part 23 - Blue Room


Despite being one of the closest advisors to the Queen Christine II of Quebec, as well as the last two Queen Mothers including the late Queen Mother Nathalie, Dr. Heo Dong-Soo almost never entered into the Daemyeongoong Palace's grounds. He had plenty of reasons to do so - the Daemyeongoong Palace had plenty of guards, he had to control his footsteps, and maintaining cordial relations with everybody was tedious enough of a task, even if he were in favourable terms with the living Queen Mother Elisabeth or the Queen. The four children of Christine II and Caspian of Cassadaigua - 17-year old Alexandre, 15-year old Adelaide, and 11 and 9-year old - all liked the 'old hound', but the first two were out east schooling at Avon-Gillespie School under their mother's plans, and latter two the Royal School in Concord Heights, as Alexandre had done so.

So it was a surprising occasion for all those concerned, when a Rykers-Rhyce Spectre arrived at the Alexandre I Gate (more conventionally known as the 'front gate') of the Daemyeongoong Palace just shy of nine in the morning. The palace guards came rightaway to open the doors, to which Dr. Heo had instructed both his passengers on the backseat, who were on their first visit to the Palace, to wait. To his credit, he had known the seriousness of the meeting he had requested in attendance of the Queen, wearing his frock coat with the sole Royal Order of Moogoongwha (ROM) medal attached to it, as he exited the first with assistance from the palace guard in his thirties who had happened to recognise him from before. He gave him a light nod to the guard before exiting first.

Then followed the figure of a man and a woman, who were by this point mid-twenties in age and appearance, as they followed their elderly aide, teacher and whatever else the title fitting of their relationship, into the Palace. Palace guards and staff members noticed that their visitor were relative commoners and more likely than not new to visiting the residential compartments of the palace, even if Jang's grey tailcoat with a Medal of Service attached to its breastplate and Hannah's black cocktail dress, had given it signs that very minimum of courtly uniform was still being met. They had not minded it much, with the pair's facial expressions suggesting more that they were here for matters that posed no security risk, and rather at the mercy of the monarch, and let them and their elderly mentor continue slowly past each door.

'Don't walk so fast, the Queen is not the one in urge need to see you,' said Dr. Heo to Hannah and Joon-Gweon in RP English. 'You two, however, are and we will be at her mercy, rather, but don't scrape the barrel. She would be disappointed to see a St. Croix graduate, ones almost twenty years junior to her, scraping the emotional barrel.'

The Daemyeongoong Palace's Blue Room was in the second floor, where the Queen usually held the weekly attendance with the current Prime Minister, Irene Kweon Binnington, and three Prime Ministers before him. While Christine II rarely stayed in the Palace, with her preferring to make visits rather than to accept attendances, the 42-year old monarch still tried her best to attend the Prime Ministerial attendance, schedule foreign dignitaries' visit to Joongyeong, and some of those who she held dear in various steps of life.

The front of the door saw two Royal Guards members, who were dressed in red uniforms with front buttons, standing. They were paired up with the other Royal Guards pair, who alternated their duties every hour as part of their respective shift. Dr. Heo, Jang and Hannah stopped in front, with Dr. Heo giving both guards a nod before waiting a minute. One of the guards then opened the door after receiving an affirmative response with the other pair inside the Blue Room, and the three of them entered into the room.

'Mr. Heo, accompanied by Ms. Moran and Mr. Jang, your majesty,' said the equerry, who had been present separate from the guards pair situated inside the room. 'Special attendance, as you had requested.'

When Jang and Hannah had arrived inside the Blue Room, they had noticed that the room, while featuring quite a few well-decorated furnitures here and there, with heavy chandeliers placed right above, was mostly empty of luxury and extravagance commonly known to the public of the Daemyeonggong Palace. While the Palace itself was full of elaborate, historic decorations and whatnot, it was clear to both of them that she had used them strictly for meetings and not exactly anything personal.

'Dear professor,' said Christine II in a well-combined, standardised Shingoryeoite Korean, as all three of them entered the room. Naturally, the court language of use was Korean, but some visitors preferred to use English or French, the other official languages of the country, due to them either possessing a very peculiar dialect of Shingoryeoite Korean. Now this had never deterred Dr. Heo, who spoke a northern Acadien dialect in court but otherwise held refined Joongyeongite French or RP English, from speaking in dialects in the court, but Jolbonopolis-native Hannah and Inteachanian Jang were more comfortable enough speaking in English to the Queen and her company.

When it comes to the company, there were two other members present in the Blue Room. None of them had required an introduction of their own, for the guests all knew who they were, but each of them called the pair's surname as a matter of acknowledgment. They were the Prime Minister Irene Kweon Binnington, current Privy Council chair and former Prime Minister Arsene Pineau Kim, and then HRH Laurent, the First Sea Lord and the younger, only surviving brother of late Jacques IX. Out of the three guests two had known either Jang or Hannah - Prince Laurent, who chaired the Quebecois Cricket Board, had advocated for Jang's clearances at various points in the past decade while Hannah, who had been a more known Soongdeok Society member in her St. Croix days, had just joined the Gwangmoo 11 as a junior staffer after earning her master's degree at the UPRI in ecology. Being there more as bosses with human faces, both Laurent and the Prime Minister were happy to attend and thus likely to approve whatever's to come their way.

As for Arsene Pineau Kim, who wore a blue suit with his ROM medal attached as well, he was an odd fit in the room. As a son of two Acadianan professors in Joongyeong who played squash at the 2027 Commonwealth Games, he didn't hold particular connection to the cricket, the Royal Quebecois Navy or environmentalism, and he definitely wasn't the type for country music either. This made Arsene him an odd fit in this room, even if Dr. Heo the Younger's been a personal friend of his over time. But being the chair of Privy Council, which had surprisingly large amount of power that even the Government had to stay alert, had meant that he was there to be the decider, the rejector or the resolver by being the requirement in which the proposal required his approval.

Dr. Heo gave the Queen a light neck bow. This was then followed by Jang and Hannah, who then responded with a neck bow and a curtsy. 'Your Majesty, I would like to present Mr. Jang Joon-Gweon and Ms. Hannah Moran, who I have requested for special attendance,' Dr. Heo said, before looking at the other three to say a one word. 'Gentlemen.'
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Postby Quebec and Shingoryeo » Fri Feb 23, 2024 10:57 pm

MD2 Cutoff

Reminder that the next cutoff will be in 72, not 48 hours.


Group A
Daharia (UR) 38–23 Lisander (31)
Ekhistan (UR) 29–44 The Kytler Peninsulae (16)
Quebec and Shingoryeo (07)
52–3 HUElavia (09)

# Group A                                      Pld    W   L    PF   PA   PD                                
1 Quebec and Shingoryeo 2 2 0 73 3 +70 — — 21–0 — — 52–3
2 The Kytler Peninsulae 2 2 0 75 29 +46 — — — — 31–0 —
3 Daharia 2 1 1 38 44 −6 — — — — 38–23 —
4 Ekhistan 2 1 1 56 63 −7 — 29–44 — — — —
5 Lisander 2 0 2 23 69 −46 — — — — — —
6 HUElavia 2 0 2 22 79 −57 — — — 19–27 — —


Group B
Untecna (UR) 22–34 Juvencus (38)
Sherpus (UR) 13–16 South Americanastan (17)
Drawkland (01)
35–23 Sarzonia (11)

# Group B                                      Pld    W   L    PF   PA   PD                                
1 Drawkland 2 2 0 88 49 +39 — — 35–23 — — 53–26
2 South Americanastan 2 2 0 47 30 +17 — — — 31–17 — —
3 Sarzonia 2 1 1 54 49 +5 — — — — 31–14 —
4 Juvencus 2 1 1 51 53 −2 — — — — — —
5 Sherpus 2 0 2 27 47 −20 — 13–16 — — — —
6 Untecna 2 0 2 48 87 −39 — — — 22–34 — —


Group C
The Fortem (UR) 28–32 Utahn Theocratic Republic (35)
The 14 Stars (UR)
19–6 Cardenao (24)
Banija (02) 41–12 Terefuxe (13)

# Group C                                      Pld    W   L    PF   PA   PD                                
1 Banija 2 2 0 81 40 +41 — 41–12 — — — 40–28
2 Terefuxe 2 1 1 68 57 +11 — — 56–16 — — —
3 The 14 Stars 2 1 1 35 62 −27 — — — 19–6 — —
4 Cardenao 2 1 1 40 36 +4 — — — — 34–17 —
5 Utahn Theocratic Republic 2 1 1 49 62 −13 — — — — — —
6 The Fortem 2 0 2 56 72 −16 — — — — 28–32 —


Group D
Lozho (UR) 34–29 Kinqueven (UR)
Ubernordwinds (UR) 10–20 Saint-Jean-Jacques et Burnham-on-Stove (31)
Chromatika (05)
24–16 Cassadaigua (12)

# Group D                                      Pld    W   L    PF   PA   PD                                
1 Chromatika 2 2 0 70 23 +47 — — 24–16 46–7 — —
2 Saint-Jean-Jacques et Burnham-on-Stove 2 2 0 61 27 +34 — — — — 41–17 —
3 Cassadaigua 2 1 1 66 41 +25 — — — — — 50–17
4 Lozho 2 1 1 41 75 −34 — — — — 34–29 —
5 Kinqueven 2 0 2 46 75 −29 — — — — — —
6 Ubernordwinds 2 0 2 27 70 −43 — 10–20 — — — —


Group E
United States of Devonta (UR) 26–17 New Fernia (UR)
Oahu-Hawaii (UR) 12–13 Valanora (22)
TJUN-ia (03)
23–17 Abanhfleft (14)

# Group E                                      Pld    W   L    PF   PA   PD                                
1 TJUN-ia 2 2 0 61 27 +34 — — 23–17 38–10 — —
2 Valanora 2 2 0 44 19 +25 — — — — — 31–7
3 Abanhfleft 2 1 1 30 29 +1 — — — — 13–6 —
4 United States of Devonta 2 1 1 36 55 −19 — — — — — 26–17
5 Oahu-Hawaii 2 0 2 18 26 −8 — 12–13 — — — —
6 New Fernia 2 0 2 24 57 −33 — — — — — —


Group F
Zantalio (UR) 9–40 Crpostran (UR)
Equestria (UR) 0–20 Delaclava (29)
Ko-oren (04) 20–27 Saint Kanye (08)

# Group F                                      Pld    W   L    PF   PA   PD                                
1 Delaclava 2 2 0 43 6 +37 — — — 23–6 — —
2 Saint Kanye 2 2 0 61 27 +34 — — — — 34–7 —
3 Ko-oren 2 1 1 49 34 +15 — 20–27 — — — 29–7
4 Crpostran 2 1 1 46 32 +14 — — — — — —
5 Equestria 2 0 2 7 54 −47 0–20 — — — — —
6 Zantalio 2 0 2 16 69 −53 — — — 9–40 — —
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Postby Daharia » Sat Feb 24, 2024 6:36 am

First Daharian International Win!
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After being held scoreless in their first game against Quebec and Shingoryeo, the Daharian National Football Team has won their first game on the international scene, beating the Lisander team 38-23. When asked by reporters what the keys to their win was, Coach Ksawery Dirks responded, “Overall, our offense played very well, we had exceptional play-calling, we were all communicating well, our defense made stops when we needed them, and we just got the job done today. We plan on building up from this, and hopefully continue to win games.”

After the riots at Westfalenstadion a few days ago, 95 people have been arrested and recieved charges of rioting, arson, and disrupting the peace, leading to jail times anywhere from 1 year in prison to 10 years. Local police chief Brose told reporters that “The city of Dortmund takes their sports very seriously. However, this is something that just can’t happen. This should not have happened. More than 10 people were found dead on the scene, and more than 50 others were treated at hospitals for 3rd degree burns, and severe bruising and wounds on their bodies. This is an unfortunate event, and this just should not have happened. Just remember, we can all enjoy our games in peace, and the fact this happened after the first time we hosted a game? This makes us look bad. We jeopardized the safety of both teams, and could have lost alot more lives.” Offensive Lineman Miloš Musiał has donated 25,000,000 Korunas to the families of those who died at Westfalenstadion, and to cover the medical bills of those who were kept in hospitals after the events.

Quarter1:
13:35: Mikuláš Günther 29-yard touchdown pass to Tobiáš Brož - extra point by Finn Köhler good.
10:08: Tobiáš Brož 89-yard punt return touchdown - extra point by Finn Köhler good.
7:30: 47-yard field goal by Kicker #1 good.

14-3

Quarter 2:
14:29: 51-yard field goal by Finn Köhler good.
7:48: 7-yard touchdown run by Runningback #1 - extra point by Kicker #1 good.
2:10: 49-yard interception return by Sergej Schmidt touchdown.

24-10

Quarter 3:
14:48: Sack by Defensive Lineman #2, safety.
10:12: Quarterback #1 11-yard touchdown pass to Tight End #1 - 2-point conversion good.
7:23: Reinhold Zellweger 69-yard touchdown run - extra point by Finn Köhler good.

31 - 20

Quarter 4:
13:07: Reinhold Zellweger 39-yard touchdown pass to Bazyli Zelenka - Extra point by Finn Köhler good.
8:01: 24-yard field goal by Kicker #1 good.

38-23


3 Stars:
Bronze Star: CB Sergej Schmidt
Silver Star: RB Reinhold Zellweger
Gold Star: WR Tobiáš Brož
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Postby Saint-Jean-Jacques et Burnham-on-Stove » Sat Feb 24, 2024 10:40 am

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Saint-Jean-Jacques et Burnham-on-Stove wins 2nd game in a row


Ubernordwinds - On matchday 2, Saint-Jean-Jacques et Burnham-on-Stove played against an intriguing team, Ubernordwinds. They did good in baseball, their top university was also in NSCF, so this nation has some sort of history. The Tapirs won the coin toss and made a 27 yards field goal on their first drive. The 1st quarter ended with a score of 3-0. Ubernordwinds took the lead early in the 2nd quarter when Wide Receiver #1 caught Quarterback #1's 14 yards pass in the endzone on a 3rd and 8. Saint-Jean-Jacques et Burnham-on-Stove took the lead late in the 2nd quarter when Guillaume Bibeau-Babeux caught Arielle Bellerose-Deslongchamps' screen pass and ran all the way to the endzone for 38 yards. Let's hope coach Jennifer Cole from Cassadaigua and coach Misha Florentine from Chromatika doesn't read this match report, but if you wanna beat the Tapirs, you need to know that we love throwing screen passes! On their enxt drive, Ubernordwinds tied the game with no time left on the clock with a 54 yards field goal. The score was 10-10 at halftime.

Both teams didn't score in the 3rd quarter and it ended with the score of 10-10. On a 5 minutes long drive, François-Pierre Guirguis scored a 7 yards rushing touchdown early in the 4th quarter and the Tapirs took a 17-10 lead. Late in the 4th quarter, Quarterback #1's pass intended to Wide Receiver #3 was intercepted by Anne-Gaëlle Bourguignon and returned to the 19 yards line in Ubernordwinds territory. On a 4th and 3 at the 12 yards line, Ji-yoo Han made a 29 yards field goal and the score was 20-10. This is the final score.

Jean-Jacques Noiseux (ankle) didn't play against Ubernordwinds and is still doubtful for matchday 3 against Chromatika. Ryan McConnachie will likely play again while Charles-Henri Noiseux will move to left tackle. Maximilien Kowalczyk (knee) is questionnable and Guillaume-Alexandre Constantineau-Beauchemin would replace him if he can't play. On matchday 3, the Tapirs receives Chromatika at Terrain de Football 1 au Complexe sportif national (Football Field 1 at National Sports Complex) and we are expecting light rain with 30 °C. Meanwhile, Cassadaigua will play at home against Lozho. On matchday 4, we travel to Concord Heights to play against the Dagans while Chromatika play at home against Kinqueven.

SAINT-JEAN-JACQUES ET BoS  3   7   0  10  -  20
UBERNORDWINDS 0 10 0 0 - 10


GAME SUMMARY
1st quarter
11:51 FIELD GOAL SJJ et BoS - Ji-yoo Han's 27 yards kick is good

2nd quarter
14:28 TOUCHDOWN UBERNORDWINDS - Quarterback #1 passes to Wide Rereiver #1 for 14 yards - Extra point good
5:33 TOUCHDOWN SJJ et BoS - Arielle Bellerose-Deslongchamps passes to Guillaume Bibeau-Babeux for 38 yards - Extra point good
0:00 FIELD GOAL UBERNORDWINDS - Kicker #1's 54 yards kick is good

3rd quarter
No score

4th quarter
13:24 TOUCHDOWN SJJ et BoS - François-Pierre Guirguis runs for 7 yards. Extra point good
3:46 FIELD GOAL SJJ et BoS - Ji-yoo Han's 29 yards kick is good


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A Second Success (WB - II)

Postby TJUN-ia » Sat Feb 24, 2024 12:51 pm

After coming back in style with a 28-point win over USD, the Jaguars of TJUN-ia were 1-0...and that's all that mattered at this early stage. Everyone was still in high spirits across the board and everyone still had potentially lofty goals in mind. But Gus McKerrin wasn't going to get distracted at all...he and his coaching staff were taking things one game at a time and for good reason. Besides, best to not get ahead of yourself before the groups have even made it halfway.

This 2nd game at the Field of Dreams in The Gardens would be the biggest so far as Pot 2 side and #14 overall Abanhfleft came to New Washington with 2-0 on their minds. Both teams knew that these games between them would be big in helping decide the fate of Playoff implications on both sides so you could feel that both teams were gunning for this one...and so it proved. It ended up being 14-14 at halftime due to how tight things got, with Gareth Baldwin finding Fremont Whitehorse and Gilbert Nyamutsamba once each while Clayton McGee hit 2/2 on PATs...and Abahfleft got 14 of their own. Things did feel tense for a while but our defence managed to hold them off for the rest of the game and conceded only a FG...giving us time to try and get a result. Baldwin found Victor Que-et-Vous for TD #3 with McGee missing the PAT this time...but he did manage a FG with 5 minutes to go, which turned out to be the final points-scoring play of this game. A very tense encounter...but one we did win, 23-17.

It's a double-header edition of this blog and a big one at that, with a tough test in Mar Sara against 2-0 Valanora before we head back home to face 0-2 New Fernia. The Road to the World Bowl continues. GO JAGS!


SCHEDULE (Group E)
MD1: vs United States of Devonta (UR) - Field of Dreams in The Gardens, New Washington W 38-10
MD2: vs Abanhfleft (14) - Field of Dreams in The Gardens, New Washington W 23-17 (1st)
----------------------Double Header 1----------------------
MD3: @Valanora (22) - Lathalein Celestial Stadium, Mar Sara
MD4: vs New Fernia (UR) - Field of Dreams in The Gardens, New Washington
----------------------Double Header 2----------------------
MD5: @Oahu-Hawaii (UR)
MD6: @United States of Devonta (UR)
----------------------Double Header 3----------------------
MD7: @Abanhfleft (14)
MD8: vs Valanora (22) - Field of Dreams in The Gardens, New Washington
----------------------Double Header END----------------------
MD9: @New Fernia (UR)
MD10: vs Oahu-Hawaii (UR) - Field of Dreams in The Gardens, New Washington
1st: ECC4/5, NSSCRA13, RLWC22, IBS20, EBT3, EIHT2
2nd: NSCF24/26, ARWC4, WC:TOTS, IBC34, IBS17, RUWC33/35, ECC6
3rd: ARWC3, IBC32, ECC3/7, ARWC6, ET20IV
NSSCRA - JR
T1: #07 Michael Stefan (S13 T1 Champ/9W)/#64 Alfonso Mercado (3W)/#03 Maddison Riley-Jones (S10 T2 Champ/2W-T1/3W-T2)
T2: #96 Alice Jepkosgei (3W)/#70 Gongming Gao [NCR] (5W)/#79 Axel Chase

WGPO: #11 Lane Carter (2W)/ #9 Batu Tüvshinbayar (WGP2 S5 Champion/1W)
NSTT: 4 S-Titles (3 RU)/2 D-Titles (6 RU)

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Postby Sarzonia » Sat Feb 24, 2024 4:03 pm

Twelve minutes remained in the match between the Sarzonian national gridball team and top ranked Drawkland. Wide receiver Matt Largent just corralled an 18-yard touchdown from quarterback Cameron Stallworth to cut the score to a five-point margin.

Manager Gavin Davis's raised the index and middle fingers of his right hand to signal for a two-point conversion. Offensive coordinator Trent Beaucamp looked at Davis incredulously until he caught a look that he understood meant, "Call the freaking play!" Beaucamp did but the fade pattern intended for Steve Swain fell harmlessly to the ground five yards in front of him and out of bounds.

Kicker Matt Andersen then was instructed to kick the ball deep, but, he admitted later he didn't hit the ball the way he wanted. It was retrieved by kick returner Jack Hoy at the 2, then he found a seam up the right sideline. He took the kickoff to the Sarzonian 26-yard line where Swain and Andersen pushed him out of bounds. The long return set up quarterback Lane Proudfoot, who only needed one play to hit wide receiver Jackie Morris in stride for the touchdown that closed the door on Sarzonia's 35-23 defeat at Metro Arena in Metropolon, Drawkland.

After Davis finished his opening remarks in the postmatch press conference, he was immediately asked about the decision to go for two after Largent's touchdown catch.

"I wanted to get us in position to possibly force overtime," he said. "I figured if we got the two-point conversion and we pinned them deep, we could get a stop and then give us enough time to drive down the field and draw it level."

A reporter asked him about the ensuing kickoff, and Davis answered, " Mattie mishit the ball. We wanted him to kick it off deep and give us a chance to get a stop there. We'd come back from a big deficit [28-3], and I felt like a touchback on the kickoff would keep momentum going for us. Unfortunately, the kickoff wasn't what we wanted and our gunner was out of position on the left side of our coverage team."

When a reporter asked how the team planned to bounce back from the loss, Davis pointed to the fact that the next two matches would be at Joe Gibbs Stadium in Woodstock.

"We've got a couple of important matches back in our building," Davis said. "We've got matches against Untenca and South Americanastan coming up in front of our supporters. We're going to need their encouragement and enthusiasm."

Andersen followed his manager into the press room. He was asked what happened on the kickoff.

"I hit the ball a fraction of a second too early in my windup," he said. "I wanted to kick it deep and force the Grid Corps to start on the 25 like each of my other kickoffs. I know we had a problem on the coverage to spring their guy [Hoy], but it's not a problem if I time my swing right."

"It's disappointing," Stallworth said of the loss. Stallworth went 23-for-33 passing for 310 yards and three touchdowns, but he threw an interception free safety Xavier Rojo returned for a pick six at the 11:27 mark of the second quarter. It gave the Grid Corps a 14-3 lead and effectively took running back Ty'Relle Clinton out of the game. He rushed 14 times for 48 yards and fumbled on his third carry to give Drawkland another short field that gave them a 7-3 lead.

As for Beaucamp not utilising Clinton, the Stars offensive coordinator explained that Sarzonia were falling behind and Drawkland were showing eight-man fronts. He added that their stunts and twists on the defensive line and occasional run-blitzes didn't give Clinton much daylight.

"We're usually able to impose our will against most teams we face," Clinton said. "Drawkland may not be the most brutish team we've faced, but they're at least as strong as we are on both sides of the ball. We're going to go back to the drawing board after this one."
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Postby Chromatika » Sun Feb 25, 2024 6:04 pm

Chromatika 24-16 Lozho
Team                                       1Q  2Q  3Q  4Q  Tot
Chromatika 7 10 0 7 24
Cassadaigua 7 6 3 0 16
1Q
09:03 CDG TD - Allie Raymond 28 yard pass from Brittany Carrington (Jenna Lewis Kick)
05:29 CMT TD - Niles Gwivern 17 yard pass from Sarai Gwenderyn (Dwayne Markseon Kick)

2Q
14:40 CDG FG - Jenna Lewis 48 yard Field Goal
11:19 CMT FG - Dwayne Markson 46 yard Field Goal
07:30 CDG FG - Jenna Lewis 37 yard Field Goal
01:39 CMT TD - Alessandra Mio 15 yard pass from Sarai Gwenderyn (Dwayne Markseon Kick)

3Q
08:42 CDG FG - Jenna Lewis 39 yard Field Goal

4Q
05:33 CMT TD - Lana Rhodes 2 yard run (Dwayne Markseon Kick)
Three Stars - Offense
1. QB Sarai Gwenderyn - 20/27, 201 yards, 2 touchdowns; 5 carries, 24 yards
2. WR Alessandra Mio - 3 catches, 52 yards, 1 touchdown
3. TE Niles Gwivern - 7 catches, 49 yards, 1 touchdown

Three Stars - Defense
1. ILB Jere Rinaldi - 7 tackles, 2 pass defensed, 1 forced fumble
2. ILB Park Mi-Hyoen - 10 tackles, 1 pass defensed
3. CB Nikolai Dimitrov - 1 catch allowed, 2 passes defensed, 3 tackles

Summary: In a tightly contested affair that wasn't put out of reach until the Fourth Quarter, the Iron Legion's defense shined to bend but not break as Chromatika escaped a tough Cassadaigua test at the Henza Center in Matchday 2 of World Bowl Group action, prevailing 24-16 over the visitors to go 2-0 early in group play. With the Dagans outgaining the Chromatiks in total yardage, it was the fact that the Iron Legion scored three touchdowns while holding Cassadaigua to just one that ended up being the difference.

In two trips inside the Iron Legion twenty, Cassadaigua had to settle for two Field Goals as Chromatika's defense tightened up, including a tackle for loss by Jere Rinaldi and a deflected pass by Nikolai Dimitrov. Chromatika, to their credit, cashed in on all three opportunities that they had inside Cassadaigua's twenty yard line as the Dagan Cornerbacks disallowed Sarai Gwenderyn from attacking down deep.

It wasn't until a fourteen-play, seventy-eight yard drive in the Fourth Quarter that Chromatika would go up eight points. Then, it was a matter of holding Cassadaigua on two last-ditch efforts, which the Iron Legion was successful in doing.

It's a good start - but eight more matches remain.
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Practice Field
Felswyr, Mountain District


Buffeted by the winds circling around Felswyr, two figures stood in the middle of the gridiron field of Mt. Niar High School. It was hardly the day to practice kicking, but it was in such weather that Chromatik kickers liked to test ourselves - there would be times in their career when they would have to kick in adverse conditions, and not having experienced it would be an excuse that would not be tolerated in Chromatik circles.

Dwayne Markseon - the Iron Legion's starting Kicker, Northern Moravica University graduate, and Sisonke Leopards starter in the GFLB - was kicking directly into the wind from forty yards out. He was making about two-thirds of the kicks, a ridiculous success rate in such conditions, but it looked like he was severely distracted. He kept stealing glances at the figure next to him, a certain Sara McAllister Drumov that had joined him on this field two weeks before the World Bowl season began.

Ever since learning of the fact that this would be Sara's last tournament as part of the Iron Legion in any capacity, Dwayne had taken the news to heart. He had promised Sara to be her avatar - to do whatever she asked of him to be the best Kicker imaginable so that Special Teams would not be a problem for the Iron Legion at all. Their relationship had been ironclad from a long time ago, but the fact that this would be her last tournament seemed to draw them even closer together - if he could focus on kicking and not her, of course.

She was his role model. Despite being only a few years older, she had broken all the records in regards to kicking and become the first Chromatik Kicker to be recognized by the Chromatik media. She had been the reason why Chromatik Special Teams had the draw and the pull that it had now, and a world without Sara McAllister being involved in some way or another in regard to Chromatik Special Teams seemed like a cruel twist of fate.

"I'm fine, Dwayne," Sara said for the fourth time that day, "I'm not even the one kicking, I'm wearing five layers, and if I was having one of my bad days, Michel would never have let me come out."

"You look like the wind could blow you over," Dwayne remarked as he kicked another ball directly through despite the wind, "I can do this with Nellie or someone else, you know. You don't have to be here, I can tape it all and show you the video afterwards."

"You and I both know that that isn't the same," Sara answered back, "There's a feel to when the ball leaves the ground that only we Kickers and Holders know, and there is no replacing it. Trust me when I say that I'm fine, and you just focus on your game so that if we do have to play in blustery conditions during this World Bowl, you know that you can make these kicks."

Dwayne sighed, but he acquiesced, proceeding to nail over 80% of the remaining tries in wind gusts of sometimes over twenty miles an hour. After he had finished kicking the thirty balls they brought out, Sara gave him double thumbs up.

"You've gotten better," she commented regarding his kick strength and direction, "I thought it'd be hard to find these conditions in Banija."

"Actually, it's not difficult to practice kicking into the wind if you've the gear for it," he responded, "And it's been fun to try to test myself."

"Chromatik special teams can never be the reason why we lose," Sara reminded Dwayne, "We can be the reason - we should be the reason - to win at times, but if we are ever the reason why we are heading home, that would mean that we've fallen short of the standard. So many people say that Special Teams don't matter - but they're wrong. Field position, scoring when others cannot, and making possessions count is paramount for success, and as long as you continue to follow through with the commitment that you've made to myself and the team, I'll make sure that Kicking isn't an issue for this team."

Dwayne looked back at Sara, suddenly serious.

"You know that if you were in playing shape, this would be your job, right? That's why I said that I would be your avatar. Since you can't be the one out there kicking, I'll be that person instead - and just like you would in my place, I'll make sure to nail every single opportunity that comes my way when it comes to contributing to the wellbeing of this team. Since fate has decided to rob you of the opportunity, I'll give you the opportunity of watching me do things in your stead."

He meant every word of that, and she knew. Wordlessly, they jogged to the end zone to start picking up the thirty balls, ready to give it another rep before calling it a day.
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Champion: WBC 52, NSCF 24, 26, 28, and CoH 82
Regional Tournaments: AOCAF 55 Champions, 52 & 63 Runners-Up
WC Proper Appearances: Second Place: 93 Semifinals: 76 Quarterfinals: 77, 78 Round of Sixteen: 79, 80, 87, 88, 92 Group Stage: 81, 83, 84, 86, 89
CoH Appearances: 77 (Ro16), 85 (Ro16), 90 (Champions), 91 (QF)
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HUElavia
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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby HUElavia » Sun Feb 25, 2024 8:37 pm

Golden Skies

The History of HUElavian Airlines, the Flag Carrier of The United States of HUElavia

Episode 3
Rise and Restructure


Entering the 1950s, HUElavian Airlines was on the rise once more, looking to capitalize on what was starting to become the "Golden Age" of Airline Aviation. Now on the rise with higher consumer confidence, there was still a lack of a certain boost to genuinely make HUElavian Airlines the No. 1 choice among passengers in HUElavia. This would change with the promotion of one airport manager: Mateo Rodrigues Chanca. Rodrigues Chanca had worked for HUElavian Airlines since he was a teenager in the late 1930s in the baggage department, moving up to be a manager at Sao Salvador International Airport. He took time to note comments passengers would make about the service on the flights, which allowed him to make several points that he prepared to take to headquarters.

In January 1953, Rodrigues Chanca came and presented his findings and suggestions for the airline to present it to CEOs Reus and Matos. In the meeting he had with the CEO and boardmembers, he proposed many important changes to HUElavian Airlines that eventually became mainstays in the airline. These changes included: Discounted Fares, seats with better recline and legroom, more gourmet meals and adding more seats on the planes to accommodate more passengers. There were trial periods with Flights 1 Through 6 being given this implementation, which came out to resounding success for the airline. Over time, the airline would gradually phase in the additional benefits and would continue implementing new domestic and international routes for passengers to take.

In 1955, there were difficulties involved between the employees and the airlines, which eventually saw five Unions form: HA Pilots Union, Flight Attendants of HA Union, Communications and Reservations Union, HA Mechanics Union, and HA Baggage Union. With high risks of protests derailing flights and profits, CEOs Reus and Matos found themselves forced to negotiate between themselves and representatives of the airline with representatives of the Unions in order to maintain the harmony of what the HUElavian media viewed as a "well-oiled machine." Thus, between 1955 and 1957, several deals were made to increase wages, offer bonuses, and industry-leading health and retirement benefits (which led to other airlines following suite shortly thereafter). Once such dealing were released to the public, it had given a good reputation to the airline to the HUElavian public.

After such negotiations were successful, CEO Matos had decided to retire early due to health issues and left control to Reus, but with age creeping up on him as well, a vote was held to determine the second in command for the airline. In a unanimous vote, Mateo Rodrigues Chanca was voted as the second in command, likely to take over the airline as CEO once Reus stepped down. With the new order in the airline reached, more orders for new aircrafts were made. Some of the planes ordered was Boeing 707s and 720s, as well as Douglas DC-8s. With these purchases, the DC-4s were retired from the airline as there was a push for modernization.

Entering the 1960s, HUElavian Airlines was nearing closer and closer to surpassing HUE Airways as the No. 1 Carrier in Revenue and Passengers Transported. There were small orders of Boeing 727s and Douglas DC-9s made, but this would come to a halt when "The Economic Slap" hit the HUElavian Economy and caused a crash that saw less passengers on planes for the industry overall. This served as a genuine threat to the airlines finances and survival, with 1963 reporting some of the worst revenue in the airline's history since the early days with the common incidents the airline would have. Eventually, the election of Maria Santos Leite, the first female president of The Democracy of HUElavia, served as a beacon of hope for the airline industry. Not only pushing for Space Travel, but also pushing to improve the Airline Industry and push for a full expansion of the tourism industry. Even better was that President Santos had frequented the airline during her trips throughout the country as a Senator and Governor of her state. Thus, a new era was set to begin in HUElavian Airlines.

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Capitalist Paradise

Postby Abanhfleft » Mon Feb 26, 2024 7:57 am

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ABANHFLEFT
National American football team


Last World Bowl was embarrassing. Hopefully that won't continue this time around.

BASIC INFORMATION
Name of nation
: Democratic Republic of Abanhfleft
Demonym: Fleftic
Official history: This will be Abanhfleft's 21st time playing the World Bowl after the disaster that was the crash of Air Abanhfleft Flight 5116 in Electrum. This is Abanhfleft's 23th time participating in the World Bowl overall.
Team colors: Blue, orange, and green
Style modifier: +1. Abanhfleft has adopted an even more conservative style of play under new coach Cezary Gomulka, who replaced Marius Magnussen after the latter saw the Armored Revolutionaries finish World Bowl XLVII with a 4-10 record.

HOME STADIUM
The Amado Isauro-Imponte Garden in Kammala, Garufaloe Province, home of the Garufaloe Cobras of the FNLAF, will be playing host to the Fleftic national gridiron team's home matches. It has an official capacity of 51,000 people, but attendance regularly exceeds that figure thanks to a rabid fanbase, and people preferring to stand up or sit on the stairs whenever capacity is filled.

Key: (Shirt number, height, weight in pounds, age, starter or not)

OFFENSE - BACKS AND RECEIVERS
Quarterback - Wes Soderlund (#8, 5'8, 225, 36, starter)
Quarterback - Wiley Atwater (#3, 6'0, 219, 31)
Fullback - Zackary Hempel (#29, 6'2, 280, 37, starter)
Fullback - Marcus Cruz (#20, 6'1", 267, 34)
Tailback - Eldon Warne (#33, 6'4, 290, 37, starter)
Tailback - Fredrick Shaffer (#81, 5'10, 245, 30)
Wide Receiver - Toby Archambeault (#82, 5'9, 210, 36, starter)
Wide Receiver - Palmer Morel (#12, 5'8, 213, 35, starter)
Wide Receiver - Robby Caplan (#87, 5'6, 222, 36)
Wide Receiver - Christopher Chong (#17, 5'7, 201, 30)
Tight End - Luther Dunleavy (#41, 5'8, 249, 36, starter)
Tight End - Ivan Hoehn (#88, 5'6, 248, 37)
Tight End - Zachary Haskett (#44, 6'1, 255, 30)

OFFENSE - LINEMEN
Center - Merlin Tomblin (#55, 6'2, 312, 37, starter)
Center - Elisha Franklin (#52, 6'3, 294, 34)
Offensive Guard - Erasmo Lohman (#67, 5'11, 37, starter)
Offensive Guard - Rich Valenti (#64, 5'10, 283, 36, starter)
Offensive Guard - Abdullah Lang (#58, 5'10, 259, 35)
Offensive Guard - Woodrow Luna (#53, 5'7, 240, 34)
Offensive Tackle - Jordan Baker (#70, 6'0, 279, 33, starter)
Offensive Tackle - Jesus Hurd (#61, 6'2, 312, 37, starter)
Offensive Tackle - Roscoe Schmelzer (#77, 5'9, 232, 35)
Offensive Tackle - Kevin Halladay (#60, 6'2, 250, 35)

DEFENSE - BACKS AND LINEBACKERS
Middle Linebacker - Anderson Laurel (#90, 5'11, 271, 36, starter)
Middle Linebacker - Lionel McCrosky (#10, 6'0, 257, 34)
Outside Linebacker - Wilfredo Geiger (#92, 5'8, 256, 38, starter)
Outside Linebacker - Deven Manahan (#56, 5'10, 283, 38, starter)
Outside Linebacker - Roderick Mariano (#57, 6'0, 274, 37)
Outside Linebacker - Reginald Newton (#94, 6'1, 288, 34)
Cornerback - Alex Clemente (#22, 6'2, 245, 39, starter)
Cornerback - Louie Stigall (#37, 5'10, 210, 38, starter)
Cornerback - Randall Stokes (#7, 5'8, 208, 34)
Cornerback - Brandon York (#21, 6'2, 226, 34)
Safety - Ward Elgin (#23, 5'8, 210, 38, starter)
Safety - Leon Vrieze (#30, 5'9, 227, 36, starter)
Safety - Earl Pangilinan (#45, 5'7, 212, 37)
Safety - Ralph Reeves (#25, 5'11, 240, 35)

DEFENSE - LINEMEN
Defensive Tackle - Leonida Di Giulio (#65, 5'10, 324, 36, starter
Defensive Tackle - Colton Fazon (#51, 6'1, 321, 38, starter)
Defensive Tackle - Petre Grigorescu (#50, 6'1, 299, 34)
Defensive Tackle - Ralph Mong (#68, 5'10, 270, 35)
Defensive End - Talal Hadj (#79, 5'8, 282, 36, starter)
Defensive End - Verecondo Bonino (#66, 5'9, 298, 37, starter)
Defensive End - Ilar Yates (#91, 6'0, 243, 35)
Defensive End - Qasim Hannachi (#40, 5'9, 310, 38)

SPECIAL TEAMS
Kicker - Roland Bass (#19, 5'9, 214, 42, field goal specialist)
Kicker - Adeodato Schiavo (#1, 5'8, 203, 34, kickoff specialist)
Punter - Adriano Maiocco (#5, 5'8, 220, 41)
Holder - Wiley Atwater
Returner - Toby Archambeault

RP PERMISSIONS
Anything except killing my players or staff is fair game.

(OOC: Getting a roster down is more important at the moment than getting new players in. That will have to happen at a later date.)
The Democratic Republic of Abanhfleft
Leader: President Rako Novoire

Territories and dependencies:
Trans-Dniesters (Client state)
Oontaz Dert Li Ng
Copper Cuprum
Trendstart
Economic Left/Right: -1.72
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.88
Second place winner in the International Baseball Slam VI
Third place winner in the World Lacrosse Championship XIX
Winner of the Baptism of Iron XVI!
Third place winner in the 33rd Di Bradini Cup!

Third place winner of the International Baseball Slam VIII
Winner of World Lacrosse Championships 22!

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