|Posted by Hawkpeter on May 20, 2013 at 3:10 AM||comments (0)|
The Sutherland Seahawks Colts team will play in its first Championship game since 2010 against the Sydney University Cubs after a 14-0 victory over Bondi in the semi finals.
The defenses of both teams held firm for the majority of the game, the turnovers being 3 each; yards being hard to come by as the game was locked in a scoreless tie until 9 minutes to play.
Back up QB Jackson Young took over the controls of a Seahawk offense that had failed to find the big play necessary to crack the Raiders and with his last 3 carries of the game scored all 14 points. Tackles for loss by Clay Hansell and Peter Tanti put the Raiders in a desperate situation, backed into their own territory on consecutive drives. The Seahawks would score on both of the final 2 possessions.
Once again Harrison Brindle led the Seahawks on the tackle sheet, Zac Holeman and Alex Mellor had 2 timely fumble recoveries.
The win represented a triumph over a second half of the season which had maliased in anxiety, injury and flat performance. The 2013 Championship represents the 7th ever championship game and attempt at a 6th championship title. In 2010 the Seahawks were victorious over Sydney Uni 34-32.
SEAHAWKS 14, RAIDERS 0
|Posted by Hawkpeter on May 10, 2013 at 8:40 PM||comments (0)|
The Sutherland Seahawks will play in the GNSW Colts playoffs for the first time since 2010 after 2 games in a week.
On Wednesday night, the Seahawks had to play a make up game against the West Sydney Trojans. Despite scoring first, Chaz Whiteley scoring his maiden TD from back up QB Jackson Young, the Seahawks would not score again. The Trojans on the other hand scored 4 TD, the first from a fumble recovery, then 3 more through long range passes on a night where the offense in particular struggled, lacking the presense of starting QB Daniel Besz.
Defensively, Harrison Bridle continued his consistency in tackling, Clay Hansell had 2 sacks. Peter Tandi's blocked kick a big play on top of his leadership on the defensive line.
The Seahawks would go on to lose the game 27-6 and perch the team with the prospect of missing out on the playoffs after being undefeated through the first 5 games and soundly defeating the Trojans earlier in the season 40-21.
In the second game of the week, the Seahawks would round out the 2013 regular season taking on the North West Sydney Predators.
The winner would make the playoffs, the lose would finish the season.
The Seahawks defense has been the best all season, conceding only 13 TD in 8 contests. Sacks and turnovers thwarted the Predators. Whilst Zac Holman would lead all tacklers with 14, Alex Mellor would have a club record tying 3 interceptions and Clay Hansell a record tying 4 sacks.
Zach Hughes would add 2 TD receptions from back up QB Jackson Young, Aaron O'Neill had his 3rd TD of the year to make the final score 20-6 and assure the Seahawks of a playoff berth, after winning just 2 games in 2012.
|Posted by Hawkpeter on May 4, 2013 at 11:55 PM||comments (0)|
Having not played a game for a month, the Sutherland Seahawks were defeated 16-14 to the Wollongong Brumbies in Wollongong on Friday night.
Qb Daniel Besz was injured on the first series in a play that resulted in an intercept return touchdown; he would leave the field on the next series. Teh horrible start to the game the offense was never able to recover from.
Despite outgaining the Brumbies by 123 yards in total offense, poor execution in the redzone left points off the board. Backup QB Jackson Young stepped in and threw TD passes to Zach Hughes and Aaron O'neill, RB Zac Nichols had 117 yards rushing.
The Defense allowed only 2 yards rushing from the Brumbies in the second half but the damage had already been done from the intercept TD and a long passing TD in the first half.
The Seahawks now face the daunting prospect of having to play 3 games in 7 days; first taking on the West Sydney Trojans in a make up game from last week and then backing up to play the Predators on the Friday night.
SEAHAWKS 14, BRUMBIES 16.
|Posted by Hawkpeter on April 9, 2013 at 10:10 PM||comments (0)|
This week's originally schedulled game against the UTS Titans has been suspended and will be recorded as a forfeited loss by the Sutherland Seahawks.
Gridiron NSW has taken this action in response to last week's Round 5 win over the West Sydney Trojans where after the game, a fight broken out between players of both teams. The West Sydney Trojans team has also been suspended for this week.
With a league BYE week for the Junior Nationals the following week, the next game for the Seahawks will be Saturday April 27th vs the West Sydney Trojans at Kyeemagh RSL.
The Sutherland Seahawks remain on top of the competition.
|Posted by Hawkpeter on April 8, 2013 at 7:35 PM||comments (0)|
Veteran players will report for off season training for 2 initial practices on saturday April 20th and April 27th.
The 2 practices will aim to begin the preparation for team training in June for the 2013 season by establishing the basis of schemes, general skills and physical preparation.
Practices will be 3:30pm to 5:15pm at Waratah Athletics Track.
|Posted by Hawkpeter on April 6, 2013 at 11:25 PM||comments (0)|
After a 42-21 victory over the previously competition leading West Sydney Trojans, the Sutherland Seahawks now sit alone at the top with a 4-1-0 record.
Several stats emerged from the game, a key one being turnovers. On the opening Trojans drive a loose ball was recovered by linebacker Jordan Kidis. On the ensuing Seahawk possession, wide receiver Aaron O'Neill would catch the first of 5 record equalling touchdown passes thrown by quarterback Daniel Besz.
The offense would score on 6 of its 8 possessions. Zac Nicholls would score the first touchdown of his career on the third Seahawk possession from scrimmage, his short catch and run out of the backfield broke a 6-6 deadlock in the first half.
A second Trojans fumble, this time recovered by Harrison Brindle, set up a quick strike to receiver Jackson Young, his first of 2 touchdowns on the evening, this one a 29 yard reception that extended from the middle of the field to inside the corner post. The PAT was good and the Seahawk would lead at halftime 20-9.
Since the first play of the season, a kick off return touchdown, Zach Hughes has been making big plays. His game winning touchdown as time expired vaulted the Seahawks over the Cubs in round 2 and in this game he would score twice more on just receptions. The first, a beautiful 55 yard over the shoulder catch and run, the second and catch as he fell into the endzone from an pass interference call by the Trojans defender.
The comfortable victory leads into a round 6 game against the UTS Titans. Next week's game will again be at 5 Sports Caringbah, this time saturday April 13th 6pm kickoff.
SEAHAWKS 42, TROJANS 21.
|Posted by Hawkpeter on April 4, 2013 at 8:45 PM||comments (0)|
The round 5 game originally scheduled for this saturday April 6th in Wollongong, will now be played at 5 Sports at Caringbah 8pm.
The Sutherland Seahawks (3-1-0) will play the West Sydney Trojans (4-0), the winner will sit alone at the top of the table. Kick off time will be 8pm.
|Posted by Hawkpeter on March 31, 2013 at 10:55 PM||comments (2)|
Rookie tryouts for the 2013 Division One team will take place on Saturday April 6th and Saturday April 13th at Waratah Athletics track Sutherland from 3.30pm to 5pm.
Potential players will be put through a series of drills to assess their skills and abilities. They will need football boots for a grass field and their own water bottle.
|Posted by Hawkpeter on March 26, 2013 at 6:00 PM||comments (0)|
That hollow feeling of a drawn match is always made worse when you clearly should have one it.
The Sutherland Seahawks drew 6-6 with the Central Coast Sharks in the round 4 game and squandered many chances to take out the win.
The Seahawks out-gained the Sharks by nearly 100 total yards and had 10 first downs to just 5 for the Sharks. Giving away 10 penalties to just 5 for the Sharks took points off the board and allowed the Sharks to equalize late in the game.
Zach Hughes caught an 11 yard pass from Daniel Besz which would be the Seahawks' only points in the game. Aaron O'Neill's finger tip catch for the PAT landed out of bounds and for much of the game things stayed in consistent flow of scrimmage between the 20 yard lines.
Alex Mellor's punt return TD was brought back for a block in the back and then later 2 plays put the Sharks on the Seahawks' goal line. A Zac Holman interception was negated by a roughing call on the Sharks' final possession and a rare delay of game penalty on the defense parked the Sharks on 10 yard line. From there the Sharks scored to equalize.
The final drive tarnished what was another excellent defensive performance. Harrison Brindle led the tackle count for a second straight week and the Sharks could complete only 4 of 17 passes.
The competition will break for Easter, the next game will be at Wollongong versus the top of the table West Sydney Trojans on saturday April 6th, Wollongong TAFE 12.30pm.
|Posted by Hawkpeter on March 15, 2013 at 5:40 PM||comments (0)|
Allowing just 7 yards of total offense, the Seahawks advanced to a 3-0 record for 2013 by defeating the 2012 GNSW champion Wollongong Brumbies.
Harrison Brindle had 10 tackles, Jordan Kidis applied constant backfield pressure with 2 sacks. The constant pass rush from Kidis and Khaled Alfas prevented even one completion by the Brumbies.
Quarterback Daniel Besz had 101 yards rushing and threw 2 TD. Both TD passes were to Jackson Young. The offense had a near 50-50 balance of run to pass. Besz's 40 yard rushing TD iced the game in the second half after the first half had 4 of the Seahawks' 5 drive killing penalties.
The Seahawks will take on the Central Cost Sharks in week 4, next saturday at Craik Park 2pm.
SEAHAWKS 22, BRUMBIES 0.