Monday, December 28, 2009

Tackle Football in Israel

Things got considerably tighter atop the Kraft Family IFL standings over the weekend, with the last of the unbeaten teams falling and an expansion dark-horse contender nudging its way into the already crowded first-place race as the season hit its midway point.

In Thursday’s Christmas eve special from the capital, the Judean Rebels improved to 3-2 on their inaugural campaign with a comfortable 43-12 victory over the Beersheva Black Swarm.

That proved to be just the table-setter for Saturday night’s thrilling clash in Holon, where, in a 32-36 final, the Big Blue Jerusalem Lions cooled down the red-hot Mike’s Place Tel Aviv Sabres to create a three-way tie for top spot along with the also 4-1 Real Housing Haifa Underdogs.

The Lions, playing without veteran heart-and-soul Yonah Mishaan and tackling-machine Scott Eisenberg, got game-breaking performances from Itai Ashkenazi, Idan Yaron and Amichai Bergman on offense, as well as inspired outings from linebackers Aryeh Bauman and Gani Medad on defense, to deal the Sabres a loss after four opening Ws and quash the latest bid for the IFL’s first-ever perfect season.

1 comment:

yoni said...

what? you let your son raise a hand against the mike's place team? well, since they withdrew from jerusalem and now identify exclusively with tel aviv, i guess they had it coming.