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Theta, Chi win football championships

Saturday, November 3, 2007  
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The intramural football season finished up last week tightening the all-sports standings as Theta Theta Theta and Chi Lambda Phi won A league championships and Delta Gamma Sigma took the men’s B league championship.

For Theta, the victory over Gamma Rho marked their third straight football championship.

“Theta felt real confident going into the game for the championship,” Theta Athletic Director Kari Morris said. “We had won the championship two years in a row previous to that, and we all wanted to make a statement by making it three years in a row.

“With Gamma being our biggest rival in any sport that we play, we were just ready to get the win on our side.”

Theta said they worked hard in their practices prior to the game and focused on getting their plays down.

“In practices, we worked on offense a lot by completing our passes and making sure the blockers were blocking correctly so that the quarterback had plenty of time to throw the ball to the receiver,” Morris said. “We worked on changing our defense up so that we would be better prepared to get the stops.”

The key moments in the game were the two touchdowns Theta had, one coming in the first half off a pass from Alison Crain to Tomeka Evans, and the second on Crain running in the ball for a touchdown.

“The results of the game were great,” Morris said. “Our offense played awesome and was rewarded with two touchdowns, and our defense played amazing which kept Gamma to getting zero points. It was an awesome victory.”

Despite coming in second, Kappa Sigma Tau had the chance to participate in both the A league and B league championship games.

“I’m not disappointed whatsoever,” Kappa Athletic Director Brock Lytton said. “Both the teams in A and B league played very well, and sometimes you just come up short.”

Lytton suggested one of the reasons for coming up short may have been the team rarely practices, and it showed in the game with the offense struggling.

Kappa lost in the A league championship game to Chi 12-8. Chi scored the games’ first touchdown early in the first half but failed their two-point conversion. Kappa came back with a touchdown and conversion as well, leading to an 8-6 lead.

With less than three minutes to play, Chi quarterback Ben Hawley found Ryan Smith in the end zone for the game winning touchdown as Kappa failed to score on their final drive.

“In the A game, we played really well. I wouldn’t have changed anything,” Lytton said. “Sometimes, you just have to give credit to the other team for realizing our weaknesses and jumping at the opportunity.”

The men’s B championship game between Delta and Kappa went to Delta with a 14-6 victory.

“I was really proud of the way the guys played. We hung in there and got it done,” Delta President Steven Copeland said.

According to Copeland, Delta was more than ready for the game and really focused on getting everything right. In practices, they worked on penetration and passing and went over their plays several times.

“Kappa played a good game,” Copeland said. “However in the end, I think the team who wanted it more won.”

As the volleyball season begins, Chi holds a slight advantage over Kappa and Delta in the men’s all-sports standings. Chi has 267 points while Kappa has 262. Delta sits in third place with 255 points.

On the women’s side, Gamma leads the all-sports standings with 288 points followed by Theta with 269 points. Pi stands in third place with 161 points.

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