Recap

It took the Rollers longer than most, and it was against the league’s lowest-scoring offense, but Grand Rapids finally got some defensive energy in a 27-17 victory over Kailua.

The Rollers shutout the Wyverns in the second half, trailing at halftime 17-10. Grand Rapids was giving up just under 40 points per game prior to kickoff.

Third downs and good cornerback play have hindered the Rollers up to Sunday but Grand Rapids received both in this game. Cornerback Rod Malone got his first pick in this game – it saved a touchdown – while the Rollers converted 10 of 18 third down attempts and held the Wyverns to 42%.

The Wyverns offense fell apart in the second half after a first half of fireworks. Quarterback Ohno Matsumoto was sacked five more times, bringing the sack total to 30 in five games. He threw two more picks as well. Running back Park HeeChul did all he could, totalling 214 yards of offense and two scores, including a 72-yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage.

Player of the Game, wide receiver Bobby Vesacaro had 99 yards and a score, leading Grand Rapids to their second straight victory. The Rollers took their first lead towards the end of the 3rd and never looked back.

Kailua (1-4) tries to keep their playoff hopes alive against Orlando next week while Grand Rapids looks for revenge against the New York Knights (both 2-2).

Video

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/42648192?filter=all&sort=time

Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
07/21/2013 5:00 pm EDT Regular Season Season 1 (Summer 2013) 6

Results

TeamTotal YdsPass YdsRush YdsPass TDsRush TDs1st Downs3D Conv.3D Att.3rd down %4D Conv.4D Att.4th Down %TOPTO1234Final
Grand Rapids Rollers3342577711201018550029:3523714327
Kailua Wyverns33920513402156144201022:2127100017

Grand Rapids Rollers

# Offense Position Pass. C ATT COMP % PAS YDS PAS TD INT SCKD YDS LST LNG Rush. CAR RSH YDS RSH TD RSH LNG YPC Rec. REC REC YDS REC TD REC LNG YPR TGT FUM LST Punt. P I20 TB
8Rocco Marconi- 264163.412571221669 000 0 000 0000 000
22David Badha- 00000000  31851122.7 2-50 -2.5000 000
88Bobby Vesacaro- 00000000  000 0 59916919.8000 000
42Marcus Campbell- 00000000  000 0 45302113.3000 000
# Defense Position TCK AST 1 SCK 1/2 SCK TFL PD DINT INT YDS INT LNG INT TD FF FR FGA FGM FG LNG PR PR YDS PR TD PNT LNG KR KR YDS KR TD KR LNG
 Randall Watts-21000000 00000 000 000 
 Bradford Unsicker-31000200 00000 000 000 
 Isaac Holt-41001100 00000 000 000 
 R. Malone-3200101292900000 000 000 
 Marco Silva-51001000 00000 000 000 

Kailua Wyverns

# Offense Position Pass. C ATT COMP % PAS YDS PAS TD INT SCKD YDS LST LNG Rush. CAR RSH YDS RSH TD RSH LNG YPC Rec. REC REC YDS REC TD REC LNG YPR TGT FUM LST Punt. P I20 TB
3Ohno Matsumoto- 254259.522050253239 000 0 000 0000 000
32Park HeeChul- 00000000  201342726.7 13800 6.2000 000
13Yuya Aiba- 00000000  000 0 55803111.6000 000
11Ayanojyo Aburatsubo- 00000000  000 0 11501515.0000 000
# Defense Position TCK AST 1 SCK 1/2 SCK TFL PD DINT INT YDS INT LNG INT TD FF FR FGA FGM FG LNG PR PR YDS PR TD PNT LNG KR KR YDS KR TD KR LNG
 Leeteuk Eunhyuk-21002000 00000 000 000 
 Richard Zeeman-11101000 00000 000 000 
 Sebastian Brock-44000000 00000 000 000 
 Koma Keleka-12000110 00000 000 000 
 Nathaniel Graison-14700221232300000 000 000