Friday, January 27, 2006

Turnabout fair play as White and Dark split
DC Monument News Service
On another beautiful winter day, the Monuments played two games which showcased the balance between the players and emphasized anything can happen in any game.

In the first game, White jumped out to a 6-0 lead, helped by a Sheldon interception and a key first down by Kenneth -- back from his good will tour of Italy.

Dark came back on a long run by Milo, and Tony throwing a pass to the corner to Patty Mac. Converting the two point conversion, they took an 8-6 lead, and the game looked like it would go back and forth -- it was not to be the case.

White dominated the game scoring the next 24 straight points. Sheldon making a run for Rookie of the day, took a short pass 45 yards for a touchdown -- showing off a nice spin move on the way.

Dark drove down to the goal line, but Stewart's drive stalled. On 4th down with a tough rush in his face he threw a rare interception to the waiting hands of Jay (momentarily off Patrick), who took the INT back 101 yards for another White touchdown, 18-8 White.

Turning the ball over on downs, White took advantage with an opportunistic run by Danny C -- making his run for best gay QB with Alscott's disappearance. Made the score 24-8, White.

Dark seeking some spark, brought in Burton in relief. Charlie "Hands" Salem, made the nicest catch of the day snagging a Burton pass out of the surrounded by White defenders. Again it was a Jay interception that ended Dark's comeback attempt.

The game ended unceremoniously 30-8 White.

Looking at their chance for revenge, Dark refused to re-pick teams. Taking the opening drive Tony tried to redeem himself riding Burton to a quick touchdown 8-0 Dark. White never got things going. Their offense stalled as QB's revolved in and out never getting into a good rhythm. Charlie led White's defense which proved up to the challenge all day long.

The only blemish was a 40 yard TD scamper by this reporter to make the score 18-8. There was no comeback in this game either, as Tony Stewart playing at his usual high efficiency marched down and finished the game 24-8.

The two games showed the strength of all the Monument players, and highlighted the fact that on any given play a new hero can be born.

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