It’s always fun to win something. That’s what sports is all about, most of the time. You go out to compete against the best and want to have something rewarding waiting for you at the end, should you win. In this case, it was the Subway Championship Summer Sevens plate and Snake River went out and took it from CW Bulls grasp with a 21-5 win.
Snake River started early off the opening kickoff when they broke through the Bull’s defense and sprinted 60 meters for the first score of the game. Then the Bulls made a mental mistake by kicking the ball too far. The next thing you know, Snake River had caught the ball off a perfect bounce, gotten it through the hands out wide and raced past every Bull defender for a score and early 14-0 advantage.
At the half, the scoreboard read 14-5 with a late try off a pick from a ruck by the Bulls and trying to gain momentum. However, the scoreboard would only be woken up once in the second half when Snake River bulldozed its way in for a score off a pick from a scrum to make it 21-5.
For the rest of the game, it was all about defense and Snake River did a great job of shutting down a lot of the explosive players that the Bulls had. In the end, the plate was taken off its perch and rewarded to its recipients who took it with smiles on their faces and beers in their hands.
“I really wanted to emphasis to work as a unit coming into the game,” Snake River head coach Jeff Turpen. “Our guys took advantage of the overlaps in the defense and their mistakes and that was really the key to us taking home the title today. We played well together and that’s all you can ask for.”