The old cliché, “time flies when you are having fun,” seems to be the perfect fit for the intramural season this year as many participants cannot believe it is almost over. Intramural preseason kicked off an exciting year, and the regular season came to an end Tues., Feb. 6.
On Mon., Jan. 30, The Little Giants challenged A Few Good Men. The game started off slow as A Few Good Men were draining from the outside, but this did not stop The Giants’ team. Junior Jake Arenz said, “It’s easy to say you want to have fun because it’s intramurals, but no matter what, winning is the ultimate goal.” Doing so, the Little Giants came back to win 34-30.
As the Little Giants were struggling to start off the game, Vick’s Doggy Daycare began strong against the C-1 All Stars. With their leading scorer, junior Lincoln Peterson, Vick’s Doggy Daycare easily beat the Stars, 41-18. Vick’s Doggy Daycare was then prepared to play Prime Time Show Stopazz on the night of Wed., Feb 1, but a lack of players caused Stopazz to forfeit for the second time this season.
In the yellow division, Los Frijoles and Fruit Punch experienced a close game. Fruit Punch has been notorious for dramatic comebacks, as in last week’s game they were down by 19, and ended up winning the game. However, that mentality was lost this game as Los Frijoles grabbed the victory, 30-36.
On Wed., Feb. 1, Let’s Be Honest played White Lightning. Let’s Be Honest was hoping for their first victory in the regular season, and at the beginning of the game that hope seemed attainable, but Let’s Be Honest let it go after half, losing 16-45.
Overall, in the green division, the aggressive Vick’s Doggy Daycare finished with a perfect record of 5-0. Like many of their games, Vick’s last game resulted in a blowout as they played A Few Good Men at Horizon Middle School. Junior Lincoln Peterson said, “We have one strategy: Get the defensive rebound and drive inside the key. Make it or get the offensive rebound. Simple as that.” Peterson was a leading scorer for the junior boys’ team.
While Vick’s led the green division, sophomore boys’ team, Los Frijoles, dominated the yellow division. They also remain undefeated going into the playoffs. They had a by, but sophomore Austin Persinger said, “We are ready for playoffs. Looking at the gold bracket, we are the underdogs, but we just got to go out there and play.”
In the blue division, Justice League was 5-0, and also reserved a spot in the gold division. As Justice League went into the playoffs, they had secret weapon: senior Jacob Olson. Olson did not start in many of the team’s games, but he made his appearance during playoffs. Junior Hunter King, a team member of the Squad, said, “Justice League’s best asset is their endurance. They are all runners and they can run circles around you. You’re dead-tired, and they are like energizer bunnies.”
Based off of the team’s regular season standings, a playoff bracket was created with teams in either the gold, silver, or bronze divisions. The playoffs are single elimination games with twenty-minute halves compared to the normal fifteen minutes. They begin on Tues., Feb. 13 at 6:45 at Sunrise Middle School. Only the best will continue into the next rounds of the tournament play.