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February 28, 2014

Sports Shorts – February 28, 2014

The 56th Security Forces Squadron team huddles Feb. 19 before the start of the second half of the 2014 intramural football season championship game at Luke Air Force Base. They beat the 56th Communications Squadron 19-18 in intramural play.

56th SFS wins 2014 intramural football championship

Story and photo by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr., 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

The 56th Communications Squadron and the 56th Security Forces Squadron faced-off in the 2014 intramural football season championship game at the base track Feb. 19. The score was SFS 19-18. The battle was fierce, with both sides playing their best ball, however SFS eked out a one-point win.

CS won the coin-toss and elected to kickoff, with total confidence in their defense. After an unsuccessful drive, SFS turned the ball over to CS, who began their drive with a 20-yard pass down the field for a first down.

They received an off-sides penalty, but made it up with a touchdown with a throw down the field on the first play. Unable to convert the extra point, the score was 6-0, 10 minutes into the first half.

SFS tied the score right away with a deep pass down the field. Their defense heated up, making stops late into the half. Tempers flared as referees threw flags.

With three minutes left in the first half, CS scored with a 20-yard run and took the lead 13-6.

SFS and CS went on to throw back-to-back interceptions with SFS capitalizing with a touchdown to go into the second half up 13-12.

In the second half both teams emerged focused; however, the SFS defense proved to be the key. SFS ran the ball down the field for 40 yards on the second play of their first drive and scored giving them a 19-12 lead.

CS scored again, but the SFS goal-line defense prevented the extra point and a tie. SFS got possession of the ball and ran out the clock to win the game.

Both teams played physical, but the CS game against the 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron played minutes before may have exhausted their team.

“Both teams played hard,” said Robert Smoot, 56th CS. “We were a little fatigued from the first game, but they played harder and won.”

This is 56th SFS second championship title in a row, even though they played with fewer players.

“We overcame obstacles,” said Lindsay Thompson, 56th SFS. “Even though we lost a lot of our players, we conquered more with less.”

St. Patrick’s Day fun run

The St. Patrick’s Day fun run is 7 a.m. March 14 at the 944th Fighter Wing headquarters parking lot. Prizes, refreshments and awards are included. For more information, call 623-856-6241.

Luke shoot-out golf tourney

The 33rd Annual Luke Shoot-Out golf tournament is April 4 at Falcon Dunes Golf Course. Registration is 6:30 a.m. and shotgun start is 7:30 a.m. For more information or to sign up, call Harry Shapiro at 623-937-4754 or email hshapiro@glendaleazchamber.org.

Skydiving

A tandem jump tour is 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 22 in Eloy. The cost is $10 per single Airman and $99 each for others. Sign up by March 15 at outdoor recreation, Bldg. 247. For more information, call 623-856-6267.

Intramural basketball

Intramural basketball games are 6 to 8 p.m. March 3 through April 3 at the Bryant Fitness Center. The games are open to military identification card holders. For more information, call 623-856-6241.

 

St. Patrick’s Day tourney

The St. Patrick’s Day golf tournament is an 8 a.m. shotgun start March 17 at Falcon Dunes Golf Course. The cost is $47 per club member, $52 per nonmember and $57 per guest, and includes green fees, range balls, cart rental and lunch. Prizes will be awarded. For more information, call 623-535-9334.




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