Ullr’s routs DD 40-0 as Grand Timber looms
BRECKENRIDGE – The Ullr’s flag football juggernaut continued to roll on Tuesday night, as the three-time-defending champs cruised to a 40-0 victory over Double Diamond in Week 3 action.Ullr’s improved to 3-0 with the win; they’ve now outscored their opponents by a combined 105-8 margin.”Isn’t there a salary cap? We’ve gotta break those guys up!” joked a Double Diamond player after the contest.The game was never in question as Ullr’s scored touchdowns on each of its first three possessions to take an 18-0 lead into the half. Quarterback Robb Margison lofted a 30-yard pass to Chip Dunmon in the end zone to open the scoring, and on the next drive he found Dunmon again for a 12-0 lead.Of his second touchdown, Dunmon said: “Robb hit me with a perfect pass; they were playing with no safety and I just slipped through.”
Margison showed off his cannon on the play, firing a 15-yard bullet that stuck to Dunmon like velcro as he streaked up the middle and into the end zone.As the first half was winding down, Margison became a factor on defense as well when he picked off a pass by Double Diamond QB Andy Bol at mid-field to set up another Ullr’s offensive drive. This one lasted just two plays, as Rick Barnard dodged and weaved past the pylon to make the score 18-0 on a long touchdown run.Double Diamond put together its best offensive threat early in the second half by returning the kickoff 30 yards to set up first and goal. But Ullr’s broke DD’s back again with an interception at the goal line, which Devon O’Neil returned for another Ullr’s touchdown, sealing the deal at 24-0.The next DD possession resulted in a similar play, but this time it was fleet-footed Tim Bennett picking off a pass deep in his own end and tiptoeing down the sideline for Ullr’s fifth score. Ullr’s, which had failed on each of its previous 2-point conversion tries, connected this time for the extra points and a 32-0 lead.
Throughout the night the Snow God’s team matched its offensive display with stifling defense to force minimal gains and DD kicks. Dunmon ended a subsequent DD threat by picking off a pass while falling to his knees for the fourth Ullr’s interception of the night. Steve “Smoke” Wilkins helped continue the rout by making a leaping grab on a Margison pass and dodging several tackles for an impressive first down that set up the next scoring play. Quarterback Margison promptly threw his third touchdown pass of the game with a bomb off his back foot that found O’Neil deep in the end zone. Adam Pino caught the conversion to finalize the 40-0 score.Double Diamond fell to 1-2 with the loss, using its third quarterback in as many games.Ullr’s ousted DD in the second round of last year’s playoffs en route to its third consecutive title. DD’s Arnie Surdyk smirked and said, “We did really well against them (in last year’s playoffs), it was tooth and nail and came down to the last play of the game.”
But he couldn’t mask his sarcasm for long, admitting: “No, they killed us in that game too. Ullr’s usually smokes us. When we play against Grand Timber, they usually smoke us too.”The much-anticipated marquee matchup between Ullr’s and Grand Timber Lodge – which lost to Ullr’s in the championship game last year – was postponed last week by snow and has been rescheduled for next Thursday, Oct. 7.They are the only two unbeaten teams remaining in what has recently become a hotly contested league.Matthew Duffy covers rec league sports for the Summit Daily News. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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