We went 2-3 on Saturday, but managed to break seed when it counted, beating Oklahoma-based Crash 11-7. We showed promise by being able to pull out a win in our fifth (yes, 5!!) game of the day. Tim Records' game-winning score was a ripping grab in the front corner of the end zone.
They say it's important to peak at the right time, and boy did we ever. On Sunday, at 8:30 am, we faced the one seed from the other pool, The Strangers. We came out guns a-blazing and managed to stage the upset of the tournament, beating The Strangers to advance to the semis. The dramatic game ended with the disc being tipped off of Whit Perkins, only to find James Mason running by, grabbing the game winning catch one-handed and near his feet. Ultiphotos graciously captured the game-winning score here.
Next we faced Fayetteville, Arkansas-based team RUA (Robot Unicorn Attack). We were up 8-6 at half, but a few miscues at the end of the game gave RUA the win in soft cap, 12-14, narrowly missing a shot in the finals. RUA would go on to lose to our Austin-based friends, Cosa Nostra.
In order to take third place, we rematched with Mesteno, a Colorado-based team that beat us 8-11 the day prior. With a few of our key players out due to injury, we just couldn't come away with a win, losing 13-15.
We are so proud of our 4th place finish, working hard through adversity and stepping up to play when we needed to step up to play. We have faced a lot hurdles this year, but are proud we finished higher than last year and grew so much as a team. Many thought this was a rebuilding year for this organization, but we never gave up and made some waves.
Thank you for all your support. And if you're on another team reading this... who knows, maybe Risky Business is calling your name next season, too. ;)