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Around the Grounds: June 17th, 2017

Here are the results and team recaps from games played last weekend, the first of two sandwich weeks between regional tournaments:

CASCADIA DOUBLEHEADER – Seattle, WA

Seattle Grizzlies 7.10.52 def by Portland Steelheads ?.?.56

Two teams that know each other very well played one of the best games of the year up in Seattle, as Portland hung onto a four point thriller on the road over the Grizz.

Seattle Grizzlies 12.6.78 def Portland Sockeyes 4.8.32

Around the Grounds: June 3rd, 2017

PHILADELPHIA vs BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON – Oaks, PA

Philadelphia Hawks 1.1.7 def by Baltimore-Washington Eagles 17.16.118

#15 ranked Baltimore-Washington (1-1) jaunted up to Philly and defeated the Hawks (0-1) by their biggest ever margin, 111-points, to pick up their first win of the year.  Sam Rowley led all goalkickers with a cool half-dozen. (Recap).

NASHVILLE KANGAROOS 20th ANNIVERSARY TOUNRMAENT – Nashville, TN

Still The One: Austin Tops May Top 20

Here we are, another year.  Another football season, another half a year around the big glowing ball of gas that gives us life to play said footy.

The season is well and truly underway, under the hot, hot heat of Texas, the liquid sunshine of New York, and whatever it is they’re breathing these days in California.

Around the Grounds: May 20th, 2017

This past weekend was a massive one in terms of good footy around the USA this past weekend.  In addition, we had four new women’s teams make their debut as the USAFL club count reached 39.  Here’s how things went down.

80-35 TOURNAMENT – Des Moines, Iowa

The short-sided tournament was set up as an eight team knockout, with the winners of the first round progressing to the semi-finals and the losers playing a consolation match to ensure that all teams played at least two games on the day.

AtG: May 13, What's On: May 20

Results of Games Played May 13, 2017:

JOHN HARRELL CUP – Louisville, Kentucky

Semifinal #1: Ohio Valley River Rats 14.5.89 def Indianapolis/Cleveland 4.1.25
Semifinal #2: Columbus Jackaroos 7.6.48 def Nashville 3.3.21
Third Place: Nashville 16.10.106 def Indianapolis/Cleveland 3.2.20
Final: Columbus 4.9.33 def Ohio Valley 4.5.29

Around the Grounds: May 6th, 2017

Houston Lonestars 5.12.42 def Portland Steelheads 5.1.31
Houston 4.7.31 def by Austin Crows B 6.6.42
Austin B 7.9.51 def Portland 3.6.24

The Houston Lonestars held home sway over visiting Portland on the return leg of their home and home series that started last season, despite having difficulty finding the big sticks.  The Austin Crows B-side were the big winners on the day, however, as they edged the Lonestars by 11 and trounced Rose City by 27. (Recap)

Around the Grounds: April 22, 2017

RUGGLES CUP @ HOUSTON
Houston Lonestars 10.12.82 def Tulsa Buffaloes/OKC Flyers 2.0.12
Houston 12.7.79 def Baton Rouge Tigers 2.2.14
Baton Rouge 7.7.49 def Tulsa/OKC 3.5.23

The Houston Lonestars kicked off their 2017 campaign with two convincing wins over the Tigers and Tulsa/OKC, looking in midseason form already.  Baton Rouge notched a split for the day with a 16 point triumph over the Buffaloes/Flyers combination in the nightcap.  (Recap)

2017 USAFL Season Preview Week!

“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.” – William Shakespeare

20 years is a long time.  It’s a generation.  A time of growth, and a time of change, a time of maturity.

20 years ago, this country had a handful of teams playing our great game.  Who would have thought that both the game and the league would have blossomed the way it did, just like the blooms of April?

Around the Grounds - April 8

USAFL Regular Season:

Nashville 10.11 (71) defeats Atlanta 4.5 (29)

The Kangaroos held sway at home against the rival Kookaburras, blowing open a close game at halftime en route to a 42-point win at Elmington Park.  Cliff “Nugget” Cosnahan lit up the Kookas for six of Nashville’s ten major scores.  [Recap]

Metro Round-Up

The 2017 Arctic Cup (or How We Became Vikings in 72 Hours)

"Who thought footy would bring me to f***ing Iceland?" says a chilly Ross Levesque, bitterly surveying his drenched apparel against a backdrop of rugged rocky terrain and steep dark hills rising in the distance.

But it wasn't strictly footy that brought him to Iceland - rather, his brother Jay, whom Ross introduced to footy in 2003 and who is now a USA Revolution veteran, was the larger factor for Ross' short trip. The two faced off in the Arctic Cup, with Ross playing for a combination Swedish/Icelandic team and Jay for the Baltimore Washington Eagles.

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