PLAYOFF ROUND ROBIN - WEEK 1Updated Sunday May 27, 2018 by Administrator ETFL.
The Spring 2018 Playoffs are officially underway now that Week 1 is in the books. Through some tight competition and rainy conditions we saw a Week 1 upset, a dominant performance and two other unexpectedly exciting games. No one is out of the running yet as anything can happen over the next 2 games, and we anticipate many more great matchups along the way. Here's how it all shook out in Week 1;
GAME 1: DIRECT ELEVATOR (5) vs. DAWKSPORTS (4)
Game 1 of the Spring 2018 Playoff was as tight a match as you can get with two-way action up and down the field, and neither team able to reach the end-zone. Despite the rainy and windy conditions, ETFL veteran Mike Devine played a huge role in giving Direct the best chance to win, making multiple 3rd down catches as well as a critical red-zone INT. A little sloppiness late in the game (mostly due to the rain… right?) had each team trading INT’s, making for an interesting 4th quarter. Fortunately for Direct these plays were happening deep in DawkSports territory, allowing them to defend the final drive and hold on to a one-point win.
Final Score: DIRECT-7 | DAWKSPORTS-6
GAME 2: MOODY CONSTRUCTION (8) vs. SCUGOG SPORTSWARE (1)
True to form the No. 1 squad was dominant to start their play-off run. Drew Pottle was a pass catching machine on the opening drive, carving up the defense and contributing to an offensive onslaught which put Moody far back on their heels in the early going. With only their top 7 players present, Scugog was relentless on both sides of the ball, snuffing out any momentum to be had for Moody. In the end Scugog surrendered only 8 points to their 35, giving them a +27 rating and a 1-0 record heading into their Week 2 Playoff matchup vs Direct Elevator.
Final Score: MOODY - 8 | SCUGOG - 35
GAME 3: COPS (7) vs. BRENT’S PLUMBING (2)
Another close matchup, this one could have gone either way as both teams battled hard to maintain possession of the ball. QB Rob Wagner was sharp in the early going, and Miguel Morris was a stand-out performer for COPS with a touchdown and multiple drive-extending receptions. The Brent’s team, however, never faltered. After borrowing a few plays from Super-Bowl XII play-book (with QB Mike Rafuse looking more like Foles than Brady…) and some solid defence, Brent’s were able to maintain steady control and make the plays they needed to make to secure the win.
Final Score: COPS - 14 | BRENT’S - 23
GAME 4: HAMPTON REGAL (6) vs. TRANSMISSION DEPOT (3)
The final matchup of the day was a good one as Hampton stormed out to send a message with a decisive opening drive resulting in an early lead. Transmission were quick to respond with a score of their own but were plagued by critical 3rd down drops throughout the rest of the game, allowing Hampton to keep the momentum. Late in the game both teams missed opportunities to score, but Transmissions ability to kick field goals allowed them to slowly regain the lead. Hampton scored again on the final drive of the game, but it was not enough to upset the No. 3 seed.
Final Score: HAMPTON-22 | TRANSMISSION-29
Week 2 Matchups - Saturday June 2nd, 2018
9:00AM - COPS vs. TRANSMISSION DEPOT
10:30AM - HAMPTON REGAL vs. BRENT'S PLUMBING
12:00PM - DIRECT ELEVATOR vs. SCUGOG SPORTSWARE
1:30PM - MOODY CONSTRUCTION vs. DAWKSPORTS