Sunday, February 25, 2018

Sunday Was a Day of Rest

Sunday, 25 February, 2018

After not getting home from the Skorpion family's victory celebration at the Bellavita Café in Varese until a little after 3:00 a.m. this morning and given my advanced age, I opted for a stay at home today. 

Waking up to snow outside
the Villa Skorpion . . .

. . . helped make for an easier decision

I did have some graphic art things
to attend to indoors today

On one of the Skorpions Facebook sites today someone had posted some pictures from both last night's Varese Gorillas game and the Verona Mastini scrimmage two weeks ago.

Let's take a look at some of the photos from the Gorillas game first.

Our Ancient WARRIOR
CB/K Dario D'Adelfio

He had an excellent game last night.

RB Coach Cristian "Bumba" Bianchi

OL Gabriele Di Stefano
and Coach Enzo Petrillo

Five of our Defensive starters

They all played great first games against the Gorillas.

Stefano Granelli leading the
Skorpions on to the field
with the virgin Victory Hammer

Stefano's great play as a Strong Safety, Kicker and Punter earned him the coveted Red Hammer for being picked by the coaches as the Player-of-the-Game.
A bundled up Head Coach

LB Nicolas Principi on the tackle

 RB Ema Della Bosca scoring the
first TD of the Skorpion's 2018 season

 Defense is all about PURSUIT!

 Words of Wisdom to our Defenders

Post game Huddle

 NG Andrea Gorini played well

After a quick shower, Andrea was off to work behind the bar at the Bellavista Café. In a calculated, team bonding exercise, we all joined him there to celebrate our Derby game win.

TE Pietro Limido, OT Nicolò Moruzzi
and LB Tony Mitrano

They all played hard but they can all play better!

As for the Verona Mastini scrimmage pictures . . .

With OL Coach Leo Pozzato

Coach Giorgio Nardi with
Mastini HC Umberto Maggini


QBs Omar Passera and
Gianluca Arena warming-up
Looking REALLY agile

 One-on-One Open Field Tackling

Both clubs posing for a
post-scrimmage photo

Post Game Huddle

It was cold ALL day outside
but it was toasty inside
the Villa Skorpion

All things considered, I made the right call today. Tuesday night's practice in refreshing Skorpion Weather should be FUN!

Game two of our eight game regular season schedule will be our home opener next Sunday, March 4th at 1:00 p.m. against the Cagliari Crusaders (0-0) who hail from Sardinia the Mediterranean Sea's second largest island.

In case you are wondering, Sicily is the biggest island in the Mediterranean Sea while Cyprus ranks third in size.


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