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)

COLUMBUS v TORONTO
Columbus Jackaroos 7.14.56 def Toronto Centrals Blues 4.3.30
Columbus Jillaroos 3.4.22 def by Toronto Centrals Blues 8.6.54

Columbus and Toronto renewed their annual pleasantries in the Buckeye capital.  The Jacks’ defense made up for the fact that they couldn’t kick one into the ocean on the day, and they held on to win by 26 points.  The Jillaroos, meanwhile, had a tough fight on their hands but were ultimately doomed by a 4 goals to 1 second half in the wet as they went down by 32 to the Blues ladies. (Jacks Recap) (Jills Recap

Atlanta Kookaburras 12.11.83 def by North Carolina Tigers 18.15.123

North Carolina went down to Hotlanta and triumphed well on the road against the hard charging Kookas.  (match page)

Ohio Valley River Rats 13.12.90 def Indianapolis Giants 6.13.49 (@ Cincinnati, OH)

Division 4 National Champs Ohio Valley picked up right where they left off last season as they stiff-armed Indy at home by a comfortable 51 points. (Recap)

Las Vegas Gamblers 6.7.43 def by San Diego Lions 17.14.116

Vegas’s first game in almost a year saw the Gamblers bring out good numbers to the ground, but in the end the Lions were just too good, stomping home by 73 points. (Recap)

METRO ROUND UP:

British Columbia AFL: After dropping the opening game of the BCAFL season to West Coast, the Seattle Grizzlies rebounded to scrape the Burnaby Eagles by four points to go to 1-1.  Eric Wabey’s four goals led the way for the Grizz.  (Recap)

St. Petersburg/Ft. Lauderdale: The Swans beat the Miami Saints in a rout, winning by 108 points under the lights in St. Pete. (Recap)

Golden Gate AFL: Round 3 of the GGAFL produced winners from the Marin Mavericks and Oakland Pirates on the men’s side, while the Sirens won in the women’s game. (Recap)

Arizona: A great turnout in Phoenix as the Devils turned aside the Marshalls 64-55. (Recap)

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