Saturday, May 14, 2016

U15 Scrimmage vs, the Tyresö Royal Crowns

Saturday, 14 May, 2016:

The weather changed drastically leaving us with a raw, blustery day for our fourth U15 scrimmage in the last 14 days.

Our previous three U15 scrimmages were against the Arlanda Jets, the Sollentuna Stars and the Solna Chiefs. Today we would face a strong eleven, the Tyresö Royal Crowns.

A Moose Hunter
in our neighborhood it appears

I noticed this for the first time on my walk to catch a bus to our game field.

When I got to the bus stop, because it was traffic light Saturday, the next bus would not pass by for another 40 minutes. I needed to be on the field by 10:00 a.m. for the start of our U11 scrimmages and did not want to be any later than need be so I started a 30 minute walk to our field.

The Vikings were READY!

Our three Wäsby Warriors U11 squads (Vikings, Packers and Steelers) would be joined by one of the Sollentuna Stars U11 teams, the Colts.

Each team would play in two scrimmages. 

Packers warming up

The Steelers were

Steel Curtain Pass Rush

The Steelers #12 is a GIANT!

12 vs. 12, 1 on 1

 Packer Bombs Away!

Colts vs. Vikings

Vikings Bunch Set

 Nice QB Follow Through

Tight Man Coverage

Sensible Shoes

HEY, what are doing
with those hands?

The U11 Pit

Run to the ball!!!

The U11 Mighty Minions were priceless to watch as usual.

After two hours, their work was done and it was time to move on to the Big Deal-of-the-Day, the Warriors U15 scrimmage vs. the Royal Crowns starting at 1:00 p.m.

 The Warriors Open-Air Locker Room

Warm Up

Royal Crowns in White

Warriors' Defense


We had a good scrimmage against a stout Royal Crowns team. It was a solid learning experience for us to say the least.

I must mention few players that have excelled in our scrimmages over the last few weekends.

Axel Runestedt is our Center and Middle Linebacker, he plays hard and likes to hit.

Sebastian Antblad is a two way lineman who is coachable and gets noticeably better every time he steps on the field.

Joel Laestander is our Free Safety, has a nose for the ball and is a good open field tackler.

Calle Boman, our Running Back and Linebacker, plays intensely and loves contact.

Calle Moberg is our Tight End and Defensive Tackle. If we had more players that played with his combination of talent and passion we would never lose a game.

There are other Warriors that have shown flashes, our future is bright!

As if I had not had enough of the cold wind today, when our U15 scrimmage ended, I joined some other Warriors for the drive up to Märsta to watch the Arlanda Jets U17 team play their counterparts from the Tyresö Royal Crowns club.

If you recall from other blogposts, when Warriors become too old for our U15 team, they continue their careers playing for the Jets U17 squad.

Several of the current Jets played for the Warriors last year.

We arrived at the Jets stadium in Märsta with about a minute left in the first half.

Arlanda in Orange

Kickoff Return
#25, cut left NOW!!!

Swedish Snus Packets

Snus is an extremely powerful tobacco product that is used like chewing tobacco. These packets can be seen strewn all over the nation as well as at this arena.

 The Jets looked GREAT today


 Good Catch

Hand-to-Hand Combat


11 Hats to the Ball!!!

Jesper and Lotta

Today Jesper was extremely dominant from both his Offensive and Defensive Line spots. He abused several Royal Crowns and may be brought in by local police for routine questioning over his aggressive playing style.

Lotta is Jesper's proud Mother, one of the leaders of our Warriors Board of Directors and a good friend.

Her work on the chain gang today was exemplary.

Kajsa, Isak and Bengt

Isak caught THREE TD passes today, a Wide Receiver Hat Trick!

His proud parents Kajsa and Bengt are also key members of the Warriors Board of Directors and people that I trust greatly.

The Jets game ended at 5:00 p.m., thus ending seven marathon hours of American football in Sweden!

I plan to spend the rest of the evening inside the warm confines of my home, Icelandia II.

Reading Is FUNdamental

Over the years, I have read many of award winning novelist Patricia Cornwell's excellent crime novels.

This was decidedly not one of them.

I bought this paperback book at the Friends of the Camarillo Library Bookstore just before leaving for Sweden a few weeks ago. My copy, if new, would sell for $7.99.

I bought it used for 50¢.

I overpaid.

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