The 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron and the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron intramural football teams stepped on the field Oct. 19 to do battle at Luke Air Force Base. EMS defeated CES 27-14.
The EMS team came into the game with a fast pace and were the first to score. EMS continued their dominance by scoring 15 unanswered points, bringing the score to 21-0 with three minutes left in the first half. With EMS on a scoring streak, it looked as though it would be a shutout, but CES managed to score before the end of the half.
EMS was determined to win the game and keep their winning record.
“Make smart catches was our game plan,” said Benjamin Bright, 56th EMS wide receiver, at the half. “Our short pass game in the first half proved to be working for us. If we keep that up in the second half, the game will be ours.”
The second half of the game started well for CES. They were the first to score bringing the score to 21-14. Both teams were playing heavy defense throughout the second half, knocking down passes and making successful stops. Even with the incredible defense by CES, it wasn’t enough to stop EMS from reaching the end zone as they scored again ending the game with a 27-14 win.
“We definitely played well,” said Rafael Lopez, 56th EMS running back. “We played great defense throughout most of the game, used the other team’s mistakes to our advantage and were able to get the victory.”