Altdorf Kindred and Freaky Frenemies each won their group with a perfect record, and both teams brought their B-game to Dungeon Bowl - an absolute clown fiesta. The Kindred had two key players missing the game, and brought lots of Boodweiser Beer to protect them from the deadly underworlders. They probably shouldn't have, as the freaky mutants didn't manage a single casualty all game.
Freaky Frenemies started first offense, pushed back the line and recovered the ball - clearly in no hurry. The Kindred responded by putting maximum dwarf pressure on the many gobbos. The teams traded blows and the Frenemies were forced to the sideline and then suffered a troll turnover. In the chaos, they also lost their now exposed gutter runner. In the ensuing turns though, the Troll and a particularly ugly skaven lineman bogged down a lot of Kindred players, allowing a 2-headed thrower and two 2-headed gobbos to wiggle through the Old World Defense and even stall a little before scoring on turn 8. The Kindred planned to retaliate with an OTS attempt, but as their only KO'd player was their fleet footed catcher, and no ammount of Bloodweiser Beer could wake him up, the half ended in a 1-0 lead for the Frenemies, and still 11 players a side.
The Kindred lined up, focused on the turn 16 equalizer and overtime, when disaster struck. A Blitz and a very deep kick, and once again the two headed players were all over the place. The Kindred managed to recover the ball under pressure, and slowly stabilized their position. Things started to look up, when they removed 2 Frenemies in one turn - only to double skull and lose one of their own as well. Both teams started losing players and at 8 Kindred (but 2 stunned) vs 7 Frenemies, the beleaguered Kindred managed to break ahead and attempted to punt the ball to a position where only they could reach it. Alas, star thrower Jacob Genau's nerves failed him and he badly overthrew the pass, sending it into the stands, and the Frenemies' fans responded by throwing the ball next to their own thrower. The Frenemies quickly recovered the ball, and the double threat of a pass for the win or defending the ball for the win was too much for the Kindred to effectively contain. Johannes Schnell did get a shot at the ball carrier, but was unable to land the decisive blow, and the half ended scoreless - securing the win for the Frenemies.
|Posted Fri Feb 19 2021 23:52:14 (last edited Sat Feb 20 2021 0:30:35) by Plasmoid