Both Axemen and Fight thump their opponents while the Warriors and Slayers grind out gutsy ‘come from behind’ wins in Week 2 of the USARL.
Warriors vs Rebellion
New Haven quickly rediscovered their form after a nervous start against the quickly improving Rebellion. Two early tries saw the RIR with a 10-0 lead before New Haven eventually wore down their opponents taking it to the wire in a nail biting finish. The win gives the Warriors their first 2 points and puts them back in the hunt for a crucial home field advantage in the finals. Final score Warriors 34, Rebellion 26
Slayers vs Titans
The DC Slayers may have already saved their season with a remarkable 24 point second half resurgence that saw them winners over a disappointed NJ Titans. Huge efforts in the second half to Slayers forwards Jack Dunn and Jaron McLaurin with halfback Aaron Cook continuing to lead the way now snf atop of the standings in week 2. Jaron McLaurin was selected as Man of the Match. “Jaron came off the bench today and was immediately effective on both sides of the ball with explosive runs and tremendous hitting in defense”, said Coach Danny Hanson. Final score Slayers 30, Titans 22.
Axemen vs Boston 13s
Flight delays saw the Boston 13s grounded in Charlotte, NC before the match was rescheduled to the next day (Sunday) at 9am. The braved face Boston Bombers may have wished their flight was elsewhere and under the radar as the Axemen had little trouble disposing of them in the second half. Congrats to both teams and the fans that braved through the disappointment of the delays and push ahead with making sure the game went ahead. Final score Axemen 52, Boston 10.
Fight vs Oneida FC
The Fight celebrated their first home game of the season pummeling an under strength Oneida that are still smarting crippling injuries from their previous loss to the Slayers. Philadelphia were relentless with their forward pack through Pat Quirk and Jared Frymoyer as Oneida’s lack of possession added fire to the Fight and poured more salt on to their wounds. Oneida has some soul searching to do before Jacksonville knock on their door and test their commitment to this week and the remainder of the season. Final score Fight 104, Oneida FC 0
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Next Week – Round 3
(H) Oneida FC vs (A) Jacksonville Axemen
(H) Washington D.C. Slayers vs (A) Rhode Island Rebellion
(H) Boston 13s vs (A) New Haven Warriors
(H) Philadelphia Fight vs (A) NJ Turnpike Titans