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


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


Vikings at Seahawks

In this long anticipated match with the Vikings, the Seahawks were looking to avenge their loss (score 12-18) last year to the Vikes.
Much smack was talked by both teams leading up to this one as both teams were ready to make the other pay.
A struggle for both to put points on the board when the Hawks get a big reception from #85 to put the Hawks up 7-0. The rest of the first half was controlled by the Hawks as they take a 14-7 lead.
The second half was a totally different game as the Vikes took control and put up 13 points on a TD and 2 field goals to take a 20-14 lead with just over 3 minutes remaining. They Hawks wondered how can this be happening. Not deterred, the Hawks began their drive on their 18 yd line and drove to the Vikes 3 when they got a TD from #32 to tie the game at 20-20. An XP from taking the lead. This is when Coach EMAC’s nerves began to show visibly. Picking up the kicker, he came off the base. Hands visibly shaking trying to put ball on the Tee.¬† His opponent shouting “look at him”, “look at him”. Then kicking the ball to the right of the goal posts. Game tied 20-20. On to overtime.
In Overtime:
Vikings get a 80yd kick return to Hawks 15 yd line. The Hawks “D” stepped up to hold the Vikes to 4th down and a FG attempt which they converted for a 23-20 lead. The Hawks would get their turn on the ensuing kickoff. The box designated goal line, 3 seconds. The Vikes men were put in position and #16, who earlier had lost a fumble leading to a Viking FG, had it all on his shoulders. This time would be different as he took off, narrowly missed by a Viking on the 35 yd line and was off to the races for a 100yd TD to close out the game for 26-23 OT Seahawks victory.
reporting for the Seattle Sun
Ethan Hawke