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San Francisco Sharks @ San Antonio Vaqueros

Results

Regular Season Season 10 (Winter 2018)

Vaqueros Stadium

San Francisco Sharks
San Antonio Vaqueros
7 - 23
Final Score
Scoreboard Total Yds Pass Yds Rush Yds Pass TDs Rush TDs TD 1st Downs 3D Conv. 3D Att. 3rd down % 4D Conv. 4D Att. 4th Down % TOP TO 1 2 3 4 OT Final
San Francisco Sharks 254 202 52 1 0 12 4 15 26 2 2 100 17:51 2 - 0 7 0 0 - 7
San Antonio Vaqueros 379 317 62 2 0 15 9 17 52 0 0 0 26:09 1 - 3 7 0 13 - 23
PAS YDS
0
PAS TD
0
RSH YDS
0
RSH TD
0
PAS YDS
0
PAS TD
0
RSH YDS
0
RSH TD
0
Additional Stats
0ATT
0REC
0INT
0ATT
0REC
0INT
Defense/Special Teams San Francisco Sharks San Antonio Vaqueros
Times sacked. 0 0
Tackles. 0 0
Tackles for loss. 0 0
Punt return yards. 0 0
Kick return yardage. 0 0

Details

Date Time League Season Week
01/14/2018 3:00 pm CST Regular Season Season 10 (Winter 2018) 2

Venue

Vaqueros Stadium

Results

TeamTotal YdsPass YdsRush YdsPass TDsRush TDs1st Downs3D Conv.3D Att.3rd down %4D Conv.4D Att.4th Down %TOPTO1234OTFinal
San Francisco Sharks254202521012415262210017:51207007
San Antonio Vaqueros3793176220159175200026:0913701323

Recap

by Slinn Shady, London LB

A Meeting of Saints

Coming into Season 10, the Sharks and the Vaqueros had one major thing in common: their unique builds. Both squads had caught the attention of the league due to the outlandishness of their owners’ strategy, bringing simultaneous levels of intrigue and skepticism. I, for one, came into this season of the opinion that both teams would find success provided the coaches had a sound game plan to back up their alternative ideals. After Week 1, it seems like the more experienced Vaqueros staff have been able to make the most of their playbook more effectively, however Week 2 held no guarantees for San Antonio.

San Francisco were coming off a painful loss in their first game, at home, to fellow expansion team, the Indianapolis Red Devils. No doubt the Sharks would be looking for vengeance, sniffing out any sign of Vaquero blood.

Crowds filed into the Vaqueros Stadium. Food was being eaten, drinks being drunk. The teams were lined up for the national anthem. The stage was set.

The battle of ‘The Saints’ was about to begin.

First Quarter: Somehow…No Touchdowns!

The game kicked off and there were fireworks almost immediately. San Antonio were on the second play of their opening drive, when Joey Langdon hit tight end, Aaron Miller, over the middle and in full stride. Miller showed surprising speed for a big man, rumbling all the way to the 5 yard line before being brought down by the San Francisco safety. After such a successful play, it looked like the Vaqueros were certain to score, only for Jason German to be halted short of the sticks twice in succession. San Antonio had to settle for three and the Sharks defense could hold their heads high after an important stop.
The dogged play of their defense seemed to spur the Sharks offense into a quality opening drive of their own. Jacques Luyindula was showing confidence in the pocket, finding his targets efficiently. Especially impressive was a bullet strike to George Calderon, the big tight end showing what he can do in the passing game. San Francisco replicated the missed opportunity of their opponents however, stalling in the redzone and sending their kicker out for a chip shot field goal. Chris Kicks swung his foot…and missed! He looked to the sky and cursed the day he missed a field goal that my one-legged grandmother could have made.

The quarter wound down to a battle between the 20’s, with Luyindula showing a particularly good understanding with wide receiver, Gabriel Manning, hitting him with short, efficient passes.

Second Quarter:

Quarter number two started with a near perfect drive up field by the Vaqueros. Play like this really shows the improvements made by San Antonio over the off-season and solidifies them as genuine playoff contenders. Jason German led the way, getting involved in the passing game and generally being a first down machine. His quickfire runs were accented by Joey Langdon’s pinpoint arm, finding all three of his receiving options before eventually hitting Daley Holder in the endzone on a post route. Langdon was heating up.
Back came San Francisco, although their offense seemed to be struggling. Luyindula just couldn’t hit any of his targets and without much run support and a couple of Sharks drives failed without much excitement. Towards the end of the 2nd however, this narrative changed.
The Sharks managed to get the ball back after excellent work from linebacker, Chester Field, forced the Vaqueros into a punt. Field’s great work was rewarded when (seemingly out of nowhere), Luyindula showed his cannon arm off and hit Gabriel Manning in full stride, deep over the middle. The quote-unquote ‘second best receiver in the league’ showed his impressive speed for a big framed player and powered his way to 7 points. Manning is legit and anybody who sleeps on the Sharks will be sleeping on Manning too. The quarter and the half trudged to an end with San Francisco clamping down on the Vaqueros, not giving them room to breathe.

Going into the third, San Antonio had won the field position battle, San Francisco looking like a big play for 6 was always possible. But the question remained, at 10-7, which way would this one go?

Third Quarter: D-Fence! ‘clap, clap, clap!’, D-Fence!

The third quarter was an absolute barnstormer if you get your kicks to a solid defensive match up. I am one of those people, but even I can’t make that sound particularly exciting on a written match report, so, to become as efficient as these two defences, I’m going to use bullet points to list what occurred during the quarter:
• Joey Langdon intercepted by Merrick Itera (who returned the ball nicely)
• San Francisco couldn’t capitalize on the ideal field position
• San Antonio working it on 3rd down; Daley Hornish and Daley Holder both making the world class catches they are quickly becoming known for
• Chester Field quickly becoming a fan favourite in San Francisco. The dude is a tank.
And, being honest, that’s about it! On to the 4th!

Fourth Quarter: Experience Pays Out

The fourth began with a chip shot for Antonio Flowerglass, putting the Vaqueros into a 13-7 lead. Ryan Moats’ young squad would need to show some unexpected character and more than a little daring if they were going to pull off the win. The following drive for the Sharks looked promising, and could have signaled an unlikely comeback, but a potential touchdown pass to Gabriel Manning was thwarted by the man himself, failing to turn around as Luyindula mistimed his pass on a wide open route. This moment spelled doom for the resilient Sharks and their young quarterback, who looked rattled.
This miss-throw was compounded by the fact that Daley Holder plays for the Vaqueros. The man rose up, caught a Joey Langdon bullet one-handed and outsprinted the Sharks’ secondary to the endzone. This was a must see play from an elite receiver and even the away fans could only look on with envy. The score was now 20-7 to the Vaqueros and they seemed almost unassailable now. San Antonio turned the screw further with yet another field goal from star kicker, Antonio Flowerglass.
During the final two minutes, San Francisco tried in vein to gain something from the game, even if it was just some pride, but Luyindula’s inexperience told, and two more bad interceptions were thrown, one a great athletic play from linebacker, Obi Okoye.

Video

San Francisco Sharks

Offense Position Pass. C ATT COMP % PAS YDS PAS TD INT LNG SCKD YDS LST Rush. CAR RSH YDS YPC RSH TD LNG Rec. REC YDS YPR TD LNG TGT FUM LST Punt. P TB I20
George CalderonTE 000000 00 0000  4317.8013000 000
Gabriel ManningWR 000000 00 0000  912814.2175000 000
Jacques LuyindulaQB 233860.53202127515 0000  0000 000 000
Deco SopranoP 000000 00 0000  0000 000 711
Ogun ZuluFB 000000 00 12282.307 200.00 000 000
Total  233860.5320212 15 12282.30  1515910.61 000 711
Defense Position TCK AST 1 SCK 1/2 SCK TFL PD INT YDS LNG TD FGA FGM LNG PR PR YDS PR TD LNG KR KR YDS KR TD LNG
Ogun ZuluFB00000000 000 2807000 
John OsirisDT10000000 000 000 000 
Max JacksonSS54000000 000 000 000 
Andrew AllenFS00000000 000 000 000 
Shawn MarshallLB51000000 000 000 000 
Marcus LacroyCB41000200 000 000 000 
Chester FieldLB145004000 000 000 000 
Merrick IteraCB51001212525000 000 000 
Total 34120054125 000 280 000 

San Antonio Vaqueros

Offense Position Pass. C ATT COMP % PAS YDS PAS TD INT LNG SCKD YDS LST Rush. CAR RSH YDS YPC RSH TD LNG Rec. REC YDS YPR TD LNG TGT FUM LST Punt. P TB I20
Arminius DavisP 000000 00 0000  0000 000 522
Joey LangdonQB 253571.43317216412 0000  0000 000 000
Jason GermanRB 000000 00 29632.2014 7365.1010000 000
Daly HornishWR 000000 00 0000  56613.2030000 000
Aaron MillerTE 000000 00 0000  811314.1064000 000
Daley HolderWR 000000 00 0000  49323.3252000 000
Total  253571.4331721 12 29632.20  2430812.82 000 522
Defense Position TCK AST 1 SCK 1/2 SCK TFL PD INT YDS LNG TD FGA FGM LNG PR PR YDS PR TD LNG KR KR YDS KR TD LNG
Antonio FlowerglassK00000000 03339000 000 
Scott PerezSS42000200 000 41507240021
Justin MorrisCB12000000 000 000 000 
Jared OlsenFS50000100 000 000 000 
Obi OkoyeLB41000011515000 000 000 
Bailey BaccaDT10000000 000 000 000 
Total 1550003115 033 4150 2400 
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