|Posted by Hawkpeter on March 2, 2014 at 3:25 PM||comments (2)|
In a replay of the 2013 Championship game, the Sutherland Seahawks defended their title with a wholly dominant 37-6 victory over the Sydney University Cubs.
The Seahawks would score on all but 2 of their possessions, punting just once. Haoping Tang scored a touchdown on his first carry, a 34 yard play through the middle of the Cubs defense, the offensive line and tight end blocking yielded over 9 yards per carry and more than 200 yards in the game.
The defense featured veterans like Khaled Alfas and Clay Hansell in dominant roles. Alfas led the tackle count including 2 huge tackles for loss whilst Hansell had 2 QB sacks starting where he left off in 2013 when he led the team in sacks. Rookie Billy Lennon co-led the tackle count with Alfas and added an interception as well, Jarrad Atkins also got his rookie season underway solidly with 4 tackles.
The offense achieved all of its goals. It ran and threw the ball convincingly. Zac Hughes' 53 yard reception from QB Daniel Besz put the Seahawks up 13-0 and then a 2nd touchdown grab by Hughes, this time 26 yards out put the halftime score at 19-6.
It was more of the same in the second half. The defense tidied up the few poor plays from the first half and allowed just 1 total yard from scrimmage in the second half. Blake Ebsworth added Qb pressures and Nathan Filleti had a sack leading to one punt, two turn overs on down and Lennon's interception for the Cubs.
The Seahawk offense spread the ball around and scored in multiple ways. Besz would throw a 3rd touchdown pass, this time to wide receiver Aaron O'Neill before Tang had his 2nd rushing touchdown. Jackson Young would catch a touchdown pass from one of two back up QB's for the Seahawks who played in the game, Dylan Dinale. In all, 4 players scored touchdowns, 3 QB's threw passes in the game and 5 different receivers caught a reception.
The Seahawks will have a bye week in Round 2 and then take on UTS on March 15th at Kyeemagh 8pm.
|Posted by Hawkpeter on February 26, 2014 at 9:50 PM||comments (2)|
The Club Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday March 16th 3.30pm at Shire Speed and Strength Caringbah.
All club members and prospective club members are invited to attend.
Nominations for President, VP Administration, VP Operations, Equipment Director, Social Director can be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 15th.
ROOKIE TRY OUTS.
Rookie players are encouraged to attend the rookie try out day on Saturday April 12th at Waratah Athletics Track sutherland from 3.30pm to 4.30pm. Prospective players will need to bring football boots and advise Head Coach Peter Upham by email that they will be attending email@example.com
|Posted by Hawkpeter on February 11, 2014 at 3:05 PM||comments (0)|
** This post has been edited to reflect the updating of the draw on Feb 18th**
The Sutherland Seahawks will open the defense of their 2013 Championship win with a replay of that championship game against the Sydney University Cubs.
#1 March 1st vs Sydney Uni Cubs @ Kyeemagh 7pm
#2 March 8th BYE WEEK
#3 March 15h vs UTS Titans @ Kyeemagh 8pm
#4 March 22nd vs Sydney Uni Cubs @ Kyeemagh 7pm
#5 March 29th vs West Sydney Trojans @ Craik Park 7.30pm
#6 April 5th vs North West Panthers @ Kyeemagh 8pm
#7 April 12th vs Central Coast Sharks @ Kyeemagh 7pm
EASTER BREAK April 19th
#8 April 26th vs North West Panthers @ Craik Park 5.30pm
#9 May 3rd vs Central Coast Sharks @ Kyeemagh 7pm
#10 May 10th vs West Sydney Trojans @ Craik Park 5.30pm
#11 May 17th vs Penrith Grizzlies @ UWS Kingswood 6pm
#12 May 24th BYE WEEK
Semi Finals May 31st @ 5 Sports Caringbah
Championship Game June 7th @ 5 Sports Caringbah
|Posted by Hawkpeter on January 6, 2014 at 4:55 PM||comments (0)|
More good news in the world of youth player development for the Sutherland Seahawks. Offensive Lineman Andrew Moenting is a part of the International Federation of American Football's World Development Team Camp at the IMG Academy in Florida.
Information about the program can be found here.
Andrew started at Left Guard for the Seahawks Championship winning Colts team in 2013 and will do so again in 2014. He played Left Tackle for the Australian Future Stars program in July on the Gold Coast last year.
Moenting is the first player from the Seahawks club to participate in IFAF's development program which has seen many talented players from around the world be a part of the USA vs Rest of the World annual game.
|Posted by Hawkpeter on January 2, 2014 at 3:35 PM||comments (0)|
In all the action of wrapping up the 2013 Division One season and transitioning into the 2014 Colts and Junior program it would be easy to overlook other exciting news for 2014.
The Sutherland Seahawks are very proud to announce that Colts player Zac Holman will be attending Fort Scott Community College in Kansas beginning with the Winter/Spring semester in a few weeks time.
Zac was the defensive captain of the 2013 Colts Championship winning Seahawks team, 2nd on the team with 47 tackles at the safety position and will compete for a spot there with the Fort Scott Greyhounds in 2014. Zac is from a football family; father Brett played college football himself and had coaching stints in the very first 2 seasons of football in NSW when it started back in 1985 and was offensive coordinator in 2012 for the Division One team.
Zac is sure to be another proud representative of the club overseas during the next 2 years.
|Posted by Hawkpeter on December 11, 2013 at 8:50 PM||comments (0)|
The 2014 Colts and Juniors squads for the Sutherland Seahawks will begin this Friday December 13th with their first on field practice.
The Colts team is defending their 2013 Championship whilst the Juniors program is a new initiative for 2014 that prepares players for Colts football in the future and exposes them to the sport early than they otherwise would.
|Posted by Hawkpeter on December 1, 2013 at 4:00 PM||comments (0)|
The 2013 was rounded out on saturday against the North West Sydney Predators after a disapponting 58-0 loss.
The Predators will go through to the semi finals next week against the West Sydney Pirates.
There were some stiff upper lip performances from 2 way players such as WR Aaron Beyer, LB Scott Lawrence and OL Christos Lambropolous. Back up Qb Byron Bostock started his 2nd game of the year and several players played out of position; not the best strategy for a game versus a playoff team.
The season had a few notable bright spots:-
* Linebacker Scott Lawrence broke the senior team record for tackles in a season with 88. Colts team graduate Harrison Brindle finished 4th all time with 74.
* Defensive back and defensive captain James Cosgrove played his 50th game.
* Wide Receiver Aaron Beyer finished the season with 62 receptions, enough for 2nd all time in a season.
The 2012 season showed that more preparation is required for 2014 to be an improvement and that preparation must start immediately. The 2014 Colts season begins very shortly and they will be trying to defend their 2013 championship.
|Posted by Hawkpeter on November 17, 2013 at 3:40 PM||comments (0)|
The 2014 Colts season and new Seahawks Junior Development squad start the 2014 season with a testing day Saturday 23rd at the team gym, Shire Speed and Strength 12pm. The players will be tested in the vertical leap and bench as wel as measured for height and weight before heading to the practice field at Sutherland for the 40yard dash, agility shuttle and a conditioning test.
On field practice will then commence on Friday December 13th, players needing equipment will need to arrange that at the team gym in the week prior to first practice.
|Posted by Hawkpeter on November 17, 2013 at 3:00 PM||comments (0)|
It might have been the bare bones of the roster but it was enough for the Sutherland Seahawks to triumph over the Central Coast Sharks and avenge the earlier season contest, winning 34-22 at Budgewoi on saturday.
Quarterback Daniel Tickner was 24 of 36 for 312 yards and 4 touchdown passes, leading the team on several long scoring drives, particularly through the use of receiver Aaron Beyer who finished with 183 yards receiving and Ben King who caught his first 2 ever touchdowns passes.
Defensively the Seahawks had made huge strides schematically for the game despite starting 2 players at different positions. Aaron Wotton made his first start at Mike linebacker and Mike Hall took up the role at Defensive End; both having huge impacts on the game. Wotton co-led the tackle count with 9 and made several key pressures on the QB as he scrambled whilst veteran Hall had a key sack to close out the game in the 4th quarter to go with his 9 tackles.
The Seahawks will have the week off before taking on the North-West Sydney Predators in the final regular season game November 30th at Penannt Hills 7.30pm.
SEAHAWKS 34, SHARKS 22.
|Posted by Hawkpeter on November 10, 2013 at 2:50 PM||comments (2)|
Similar to the first encounter with the West Sydney Pirates 2 weeks ago, the Sutherland Seahawks losing streak continued with a 37-12 loss at Craik Park in Round 11.
The Pirates were to strong at the line of scrimmage for the Seahawks run game and when they had the ball, the Pirates' runners were too fast and agile ripping off carries of 38 and 43 yards for touchdowns in the first half for a 19-0 score at the break.
Some of the few bright sparks came from the Daniel Tickner to Aaron Beyer connection. Beyer's 5 receptions for 160 yards and 2 touchdowns extended for him what has been another consistent season for him. Beyer also collected his 300th career reception in the Pirates game.
The Seahawks will again travel to the Central Coast next week in round 12 to attempt to avenge last week's loss to the Sharks.
SEAHAWKS 12, PIRATES 37