ACT Gridiron returned to Greenway this week with Round 2 of the Senior Men’s Competition. Game one saw the Gungahlin Wildcats open their 2015 on-field campaign against last year’s champions, the Central Spears. The Wildcats got out to a 6-0 lead early in the first quarter with the Spears coming back to take a 16-6 lead going into the half. Early in the 3rd the Spears scored the final touchdown of the game, leaving the score Wildcats 6 – Spears 24 at the final whistle.
Game two was a match-up between the two remaining foundation clubs in the league, the UC Firebirds and the Tuggeranong Tornadoes. The Firebirds started strong leading 12-0 after the first quarter and carrying that through for a 28-0 scoreline at the half. Due to the Tornadoes’ player numbers, the game was called mid-way through the 3rd quarter with the Firebirds taking their first win of the season 41 – 0
So with all teams having taken the field, what is in store for this season? After defeating the Firebirds in Rround 1, the Spears looked like the team to beat again but their game on Saturday was night and day in comparison. Does this mean that someone will break their 3 year championship streak or will the go through another season undefeated? The other teams in the league are chomping at the bit to put their mark on this year’s competition and take the crown from the reigning champs. The Firebirds have returned to the competition showing their familiar style with strong offensive and defensive talent. The Centurions have been building on their 2014 finals berth winning one-from-one in a hard fought game against the Tornadoes in Round 1. The Wildcats have shown their ability to move the ball and score points against the league champions. The Tornadoes have had two hard fought games in two weeks and one has to wonder how other teams will be able to come away with the win when they can put together a full roster. It may be too early to tell but it’s likely that we’ll be in for one heck of a ride on the road to Capital Bowl XXIII in November.