Helsinki Wolverines vs. Sipoo Bulldogs

Date: Saturday, July 29th, 2000

Kickoff: 1300H

Location: Helsinki Velodrome

Weather: Sunny. 71.6F/22C

Field Conditions: Unforgiving Turf

Uniforms: The Wolverines wore Wolverine blue jerseys, gold pants, blue helmets with Wolverine wings & stripes. The Bulldogs had maroon/burgundy/dark red jerseys, grey pants and white helmets

Records: Wolverines 6-1 (#1 in South division), Sipoo 2-5 (#4 in South division)


There I was on the defensive line in the first quarter. Wolverines up 14-0 already. Left tackle is my spot. It’s 3rd down for the Bulldogs. I see the QB drop back. I can’t get past the right guard so I stick my hand up and the ball hits it. If I didn’t have my gloves on I probably would have intercepted it. Next time. Maybe next time.

Sipoo has to punt now. I see that the snap is low and it bounces. I run through the A gap between the right guard and center. The punter finally gets his mitts on the ball and attempts to punt. Too late. I block the kick and it bounces past us. I run after it. I try to pick it up but it fails to stick. So I decide to jump on the ball at their 10 yard line. So close. Almost a score. Next time. Maybe next time.

No other play by play is needed when you notice the final score. The Wolverines forced many turnoevers and are now 7-1 with 2 games to go before the playoffs. We needed this steamroller result to build our team confidence back up.

1st Quarter: 21-0

Halftime: 49-0

3rd Quarter: 78-0

Final: Wolverines 86 – Sipoo 0

Next game is versus the Helsinki 69ers (3-5) at the Velodrome 18.00, Friday 4.8.2000. Admission is FREE.

That’s all for now. Until next week.

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