Huddle Buddies kicked off their Spring Season tonight at Buckman Field in SE Portland. It was our first game of the Spring 5-man season. Sporting red shirts with a rainbow flags, these fabulous queens were ready to make their presence felt in the predominately straight Portland Football League. It was a beautiful Sunday evening for some flag football.
5-man can best be described as scoring mayhem. QB Chris hit Brian "Always Open" Buck for the first score of the game. Their opponents marched right down the field utilizing a very tight short game with underneath sweeps and motion pitches. Woody knocked down the extra point to make the score 7-6.
The next drive Chris hit Brian for a 30 yard TD. Huddle Buddies are up 14-6. Their opponents marched right down the field making the score 14-13. QB Chris hits Zach for quick TD. Extra point is good making score 21-13. Opponents march right down and score. Extra point no good. 21-19. Chris hits Jake from 20 yards. Extra point is good. Huddle Buddies are up 29-19. Opponents have a very tight offense and score quickly. Woody makes a great play to bat down extra point taking score 29-25.
Chris hits Hayden from 25 yards out. Extra point no good. 35-25 Huddle Buddies up. Buck makes an awesome pick and makes a great pitch to Woody to end the half but the play is called back. Ugh. Hail mary falls short. It's 35-25 at half.
Our opponents open up half with a quick score and extra point. 35-32. Brian does his signature "box out" touchdown. Extra point by Aaron is good. Huddle Buddies are up 42-32. Opponents score on the first play. Extra point is no good. Huddle Buddies are up 42-38.
Next Huddle Buddies drive results in a pick six by the opponents giving them their first lead of the game. Extra point was good. Opponents are up 45-42. Huddle buddies recover with a quick strike to Zach taking the lead again. Extra point is good. 49-45 Huddle Buddies. Opponents march right down the field. Extra point no good. 51-49 Opponents in the lead. Huddle Buddies score on an Aaron TD. Extra point to Hayden is good. 56-51. Huddle Buddies.
Both teams score quickly. Opponents score again bringing the score to 71-68 with one minute left. Chris utilizes short passes to control clock and the hits Zach on clutch TD to bring the score to 74-71. Opponents try laterals and trick plays in the final 20 seconds to no avail.
Huddle Buddies win their first game of the season. See you next Sunday at Buckman Field! Thank you to all the players that came out for our first game of the 5-man season.
It was awesome to hang out at Crush after sharing laughs and plans for Gay Bowl. Hope to see some new faces next week. Go Huddle Buddies.