2017 Semifinal Game 1
Here's the play-by-play from the first semifinal game of the 2017 HIGFFL regular season:
The Packers in green versus the Grizzlies in gray. Winner will face the winner of Semifinal Game 2 in next week’s 2017 championship game.
We're soggy and raring to go. A light rain falls over Kapiolani Park as the game begins.
The Green Gay Packers start the game with 3 and out and David kicks deep to Brandon who runs it back past midfield. The Grizzlies sputter with 3 downs, but pick up 12 on a toss to Lee. A sack, then another long throw to Lee puts the Grizzlies on the 11 yard line. Incomplete to Effie, 5 yards to Darren then incomplete to Tiffany gives the Grizzlies 4th and 5 from the 6. An illegal rush by Packer Dino gives the Grizzlies 1st and goal from the 1. Gray QB gets sacked for a loss of 2 yards then sacked again for a loss of 1. Another sack for a loss of 5 more. 4th and goal from the 9. Incomplete to Bobby.
The Packers get the ball on their 9 yard line. The sun is out. Dean throws to Jax and BeAndre intercepts. An inadvertent whistle prevents him from scoring. Gray has the ball at the 11. Tiffany picks up 5 yards. Bobby gets 3 more. 3rd and goal. Bobby picks up one more yard. Brandon runs it in for a TD. Extra points is no good. Packers 0, Grizzlies 6.
Packers score on one play. Dean to Gan up the sideline and Brandon can't run him down. Extra point is no good. 6-6.
The Grizzlies have the ball back and Brandon runs for 10, Aaron picks up 5 more. Bobby squeezes through the defense and runs out of bound at the Packers 30. Two minute warning.
Aaron gets 3 yards and an defensive illegal rush penalty gives them 5 more. (Grizzly Tiffany dazed on the play in a collision with a Packer. A few incompletes give the Grizzlies 4th and 2. A flicker to Aaron and back to Brandon and a stretch gives gray the first. 20 seconds to go. A leaping catch by Effie for a 10 yard gain. A sack for a loss of 3. 4th down and another sack. Change of possession with 1 second to go. The Hail Mary fails. Halftime score 6-6.
The second half begins soon. The rain has stopped. Tie game. The winner advances to he championship game next week. 6-6. Here we go.
The grizzly start with the pick up yardage from Brandon and runs from Aaron. Then Darrin reaches for a first down. And picks up five more on the leaping catch. Tiffany gets a four yard gain. Incomplete to Effie. Grizzlies have a 4th down and 1. Lee gets the catch for 4 more. Another catch from Tiffany and a leaping catch from Aaron means a first down on Packers side of the field. A hurl to Lee advances the ball to the 17. Offensive penalty (two men in motion) -5 yards. A toss to Darrin gives them back the 5 yards. But a scramble by Brandon forces him to toss it into thick coverage. And an INT by Bradley. Green ball.
The Packers get good yardage on a backward pitch to Bryant with a 15 yard scamper up the sideline. But superior Grizzly defense prevents any more yardage for green. Change of possession to gray.
With a short field, this time the Grizzlies need one play to score. Brandon to Aaron for a TD. Extra points are no good. Packers 6, Grizzlies 12. 10 minutes to go.
The Green Gay Packers are trying to keep pace with the Grizzlies, but cannot pick up a first and give their opponents a short field again. First and 10 from the 12.
Tiffany gets her 10th catch of the game - this one for 6 yards. 2nd and 4. Incomplete to Lee. 3rd and 4. Effie snags the catch at the 1. First and goal. Tiffany catches the TD. Extra point is no good. Packers 6, Grizzlies 18.
Desperation time for the Packers. They are struggling, so they rely on Bryant to get the first down with a strong run up the sideline to the 32. Another Bryant catch for 3 yards. Then a 20 yard catch to the Grizzlies 22. Jax picks up 9, then 6 more. Then Dean runs it in for a TD. Extra point, no good. Packers 12, Grizzlies 18. 50 seconds remaining.
Crunch time. The Grizzlies will try to run out the clock and the Packers will call timeouts. Incomplete to Tiffany stops the clock. Brandon runs for the first down- seems to be just what they needed. And that’s the end of game.