Sutherland Seahawks

Sutherland Seahawks Gridiron Club



Posted by Hawkpeter on June 7, 2014 at 8:45 PM

The Sutherland Seahawks took out their second straight and seventh overall Colts Championship with a commanding 48-0 victory over the West Sydney Trojans.

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The Seahawks were dominant in every phase, in particular mustering their best defensive performance of the season by shutting out the Trojans.


On the ground, Zac Nicholls and Haoping Tang capitalised on the excellent field position to cross for the first 2 touchdowns. The Offensive Line and Tight End blocking brought a very physical contact surface that took a heavy toll on the Trojan defenders.


In the air, Seahawks QB Daniel Besz connected with 7 different receivers, his long TD reception to Ross Sedra threaded between 2 Trojan defenders from long range, the 26-0 half time score already putting the result beyond doubt.


The Defense made a resounding turnaround from the last meeting with the Trojans. Turnovers were key. LB Blake Zumot forced a key fumble early in the game that was dived on by fellow rookie Jarrad Atkins to set up a Nicholls touchdown. By himself though, Billy Lennon was responsible for 3 others. His first half interception kept the field position firmly camped in the Trojans half, the second of his fumble recoveries was scooped up and returned for a 6 points and resoundingly stamped a finishing blow upon the contest. To go with his game leading 8 tackles, Lennon was named game MVP.


Jesse McPhee’s 2 long range receptions gouged the Trojans in the air and showcased the flexibility of the offence in 2014.


Head Coach Christos Lambropolous has won back to back titles now with his coaching staff and produced a rare perfect season. The quality of the practices and dedication to improvement in all phases continued throughout the season, culminating with the best practices of the year being the very last, a tough task considering the high water mark established early on. The defensive improvements and excellent championship game plan was particularly evident.

There could be no doubt after this 2014 season that the Sutherland Seahawks take youth football development seriously, and do it thoroughly.



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Reply Craig
4:51 PM on June 8, 2014 
Pete I would just like to say thank you for all the weekly updates. It is a fine record of the teams achievements over the 2014 season.
Reply Hawkpeter
3:50 PM on June 9, 2014 
Hi Craig.

Thank you, it wouldn't have been nearly as well supported without the efforts of Carmel in particular with the extra filming. Its a delight to do.