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Mitakihara open up 2061 with emphatic 166-63 win over Florida

Mitakihara open up 2061 with emphatic 166-63 win over Florida

By Konomi Fujimiya
The Daily Magi
August 27, 2061


With Tatsuya Kaname's Mitakihara Magi back on the field as a Division I FBS Independent, Madoka came out firing in the pouring rain against the Florida Gators in the Swamp that is Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Fla. Quarterback Ricky Cojuangco ensured that the title defense for the Gators would be short-lived, passing for 391 yards and six touchdowns while rushing for 325 yards and four more scores as the Magi ran past the Gators, 166-63.

"You know, I think it's going to be difficult for Florida to maintain their No. 1 ranking, but stranger things have happened in college football so you never know," said a smug Coach Kaname, to the laughter of the crowd. "But let's give credit where credit is due. The boys knew that they had a chip on their shoulder from being left out of the national title picture so they used tonight to prove everyone that we deserve to be on top.

"As it stands, Florida has our Four Corners, and they're going to relinquish it to somebody. We're going to have to earn our stripes this season because it's a long season and anything can happen, especially when we play a tough-as-nails schedule as this."

Halfback Dan Roxas ran for 164 yards and three touchdowns while catching four passes for 138 yards and three majors, halfback Danny Russ Hanover ran for 78 yards and two touchdowns while catching three passes for 136 yards and a score, fullback Shabba Tshabalala ran for 72 yards and two touchdowns and wide receiver Xavier Cooper caught four passes for 127 yards and a pair of touchdown strikes.

Cooper also led the blockers with 21 pancakes while wideour Brandon Parks added 20, wideout Tony Graham Bell added 14 and wideout David Culver Page made 12 pancakes. On defense, the new wave of players left their mark. Freshman right end Luke McKenzie of Montreal, Que. made six sacks to led the pass rush while five different players on defense made two sacks each, including freshman cornerback and native son Greg Essien of Mitakihara Town, B.C.

Madoka improve to 1-0 and will look to keep the ball rolling next week when they face the Army Black Knights in West Point, N.Y.

1 comment:

  1. Colorado State fell in Week 1 to Colorado 45-21 and will face Bowling Green next week.

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