Sunday, April 8, 2018

A HUDL Sunday and Lots of Photos from Our Sant'Agata Knights Game

Sunday, 8 April, 2018

It was a stay at home day to work on HUDL and evaluate our performance in yesterday's 25-18 win over the Sant'Agata Knights.

We did some good things against the Knights but there is, as always, lots of room for improvement.

Our team photographers started publishing a slew go game day photos today and I've posted some of my favorites here.

But first . . .

. . . You just can't make
stuff up like the jersey controversy
in this all-star game yesterday which
impacted the start of our game

Thanks to the FIDAF website for visually confirming that our Italian National Team decision makers do not fully understand what a "White Out" game entails. 

Italy on Defense in the white jerseys
and USA on Offense in the white jerseys

I'm confused, what is happening?

Only in my beloved Italia . . .

It's crazy moments like this one that make me love both living here and getting to know the people and culture of this dramatic, comedic, fascinating country.

It's better than going to La Scala.

Now as to some great photos from the Skorpions-Knights game yesterday . . .

Pre-Game milling about

Left to Right: Michael Di Losa, Rafaele Nardi and Ivan Raso

 Reviewing the Kicking Game
starters with the troops


Final Words of Wisdom

Stefano Granelli with the game's
opening kickoff

Tomas Pedotti on the left is a key part of, what has been through three contests, our excellent kickoff team.

Omar "The Mad Bomber" Passera

Omar is a calm, hard working QB who has yet to miss a practice and is a good natured leader for our squad.

I was so happy for him yesterday as he completed several key passes including three for TDs!

Passera to Pietro Limido

Pietro running after the catch

Pietro is another team leader
who caught one of Omar's
TD passes on Saturday

He is up for the lead part in Milano's La Scala Opera House's upcoming Fall production of The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury.

Alessandro Brovelli crossing the
Goal Line for the game's first score

Again, Alessandro is only 17 year's old.

 A bright future is in store
for Alessandro I believe

Alessandro Brovelli

His hard running style throughout the game that set the tone for a more physical attack earned him the coveted Game Hammer.

Martino Piazzi also had
a great game . . .

. . . Catching two TD passes . . .

. . . including this one

 Ema Della Bosca also ran tough

Looks like we have a Dying Cockroach Block on the Saints GINORMOUS defensive tackle in the lower right of this photo.

The Pit

Legs Everywhere!

Nicolas Principi returnning a KO

Skorpions Defense Swarming

Nicolas Principi on the First Hit,
 numerous assists about to arrive

DE Tomas Pedotti and MLB Ivan Raso
closing in on the Knights' QB

Bodies converging

Our Veteran Warrior
#26 Dario D'Adelfio

Dario is a long time American football player with stints with the Palermo Sharks and the Catania Elephants before becoming a Skorpion.

He had declared before the season began that this would be his final campaign on the field. Because of his work schedule, this was probably his final, emotional night on the gridiron.

Ema Della Bosca in the open field

Post-Game pow-wow

Ivan "Swito" Raso,
who wouldn't love this face

With a teary eyed Dario D'Adelfio
after the game

Division II - Week in Review

Week #6 Results
Varese Skorpions (2-1) 25
Sant'Agata Knights (0-4) 18

Sarzana Red Jackets (1-3) 14
Monza Brianza Hammers (3-1) 0

Modena Vipers (4-0) 49
Cagliari Crusaders (1-2) 16

Busto Arsizio Blue Storms (3-0) 9
Palermo Sharks (2-1) 7

BYE: Varese Gorillas (0-2)

Group C Standings
1. Busto Arsizio Blue Storms 3-0
2. Varese Skorpions 2-1
3. Cagliari Crusaders 1-2
4. Varese Gorillas 0-2

Week #7 Schedule
Saturday, April 14th:
Busto Arsizio Blue Storms (3-0)
at Isonzo Sentinels (0-3)

Varese Gorillas (0-2)
at Sant'Agata Knights (0-4)

Sunday, April 15th:
Varese Skorpions (2-1)
at Sarzana Red Jackets (1-3)

Cagliari Crusaders (1-2)
at Verona Mastini (1-2)

We will have our hands full again this week with a road game against the Sarzana Red Jackets (1-3) who stunned all of DII with their 14-0 victory yesterday over the previously undefeated, Group D leading Monza Brianza Hammers (3-1).

It looks like Skorpion Weather
returns in full force for another
soggy week

Much like we did against the Knights, we will have to fight hard and practice even harder in order to . . .


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