6/1 – Seahawks @ Bills

The Seahawks/Bills matchup was an intriguing one based upon all the talk about Thurman Thomas #34. The Hawks weren’t drinking the kool-aid prior to the game.  The game started out as a feeling out process when #34 made his presence known. Then the Hawks knew it was more than just talk. Throughout the game, the Hawks were matching wits and scores with Thurman.  At halftime it was Hawks 14, Thurman 13 thanks to a Hawks pick six. We got 30 more minutes of this madness.

The second half began with Thurman at it again to put the Bills up 20-14 and go for 2 and makes it, making it 21-14 Bills.  The Hawks respond with a run of their own by #47 Sherman Smith to tie it up 21-21 after the XP. See how this is going.  The Hawks began a last 3 minute drive to put the game away only to miss a 58 yd FG to send the game to overtime, the Hawks second OT in as many gamedays.
Bills win the toss and begin their drive on their 20 yd line only to have it go backwards on two consecutive plays back to their 9 yd line. Third down and the Bills get a WR behind the Hawks “D”. A completed pass would almost guarantee a first down if not a TD. Coach Mark sized up his target and let the ball rip, only to have it hit the Hawks #55 at the 5 yd line with one Bill between him and the goal line.  #55 wins the race and gives the Hawks a 27-21 OT victory.
reporting for the Seattle Sun
Ethan Hawke

Another Gameday – tight games abound

June 1 Gameday had all the suspense of a Alfred Hitchcock/Stephen King movie.

All three games came down to the end with one needing overtime to decide.

Jets at Vikings starting off as a blowout but the J-E-T-S wouldn’t let it stay that way as they fought back to make the Vikings sweat. The SKOL team survives with a 49-42 win.

The Seahawks at Bills would be another thriller that took their suspense to overtime before the Hawks “D” finally stepped up in O.T. to close out the overtime with a pick six from LB# 55 for a 27-21 victory.

Then the Rams at Raiders had a barnburner with defense going back and forth as one would score the other would score. Then more and more  defense. Toward the end , with Rams going for the go ahead drive, Raider #42 forced a fumble and the defense get the ball as Raiders run out the clock for a 18-14 W.

reporting for LAEFL Chronicle

Steven Watts

Gameday- a day away

On the eve of another gameday, LAEFL coaches are preparing to get it right this time around. After this one only one gameday left.

All the prep/strategy sessions will be put to the test Saturday. Plastic cracking will be in full force and each coach believes he has what it takes to be standing with “W”s in hand when the day is over. Not all will but that is the goal. Anything less will not be as satisfying.

Good luck coaches. May your prep/strategy get you your goal, the “W” you seek.

reporting for LAEFL Chronicle

Steven Watts

Ultimate Sacrifice

We the LAEFL would like to give our props to all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice (their lives) for our country and our freedom. They say freedom is not free and for all the men and women whose lives were lost this is definitely the case. But thanks to them we can enjoy a freedom that was bought by the blood and lives of all those we remember today.

We salute you, our brothers and sisters, who gave your lives for our freedom.

Happy Memorial Day to all our veterans who also fought and served our country.

Happy Memorial Day to all who enjoy this freedom.

reporting for LAEFL Chronicle

Steven Watts- veteran USMC

Lull before the Storm

5-22-2019

It’s the week before another game day and LAEFL coaches are in the midst of the “Lull before the Storm”. Coaches have thought about what happened last gameday and are prepping/strategizing for what they believe will be their breakout games. Breaking out of the 0-2, 1-1 mold and breaking into that rarified air of 2-0 gameday victories. Each gameday matchup is a challenge for all coaches. This is that period when planning and strategy come together to yield the victories expected. That missed pass that could have made the difference. That run play that started out like a TD only to be snuffed when a move to the right or left opened the door for a defender to step in. The “lull” is the fun part of the game because it’s the coach and his thoughts during this time with hopes that those thoughts yield a “V” on gameday.

reporting for LAEFL Chronicle

Steven Watts