MATHENY & MIST HAVE EYES SET ON ANOTHER LEGENDS CUP TITLE
(Seattle, WA- Tuesday, August 16th, 2016)
During sit down interviews last week one thing was abundantly clear- The Mist want to repeat as LFL Champions. “We are ready to repeat”, said KK Matheny, Quarterback for the Seattle Mist. With just days before the playoff game on August 20th, 2016, the team’s main focus is getting through the next round with the Dallas Desire. Dallas was Seattle’s only loss of the season and the Seattle Mist intend on keeping it that way. The loss was a tough one for the Seattle Mist, after a poor second half performance and the loss of arguably one of the strongest defensive players in the league, Danika Brace, due to a concussion early in the game.
Prior to Dallas securing their playoff spot against the Mist I had asked Team Captain Jessica Hopkins, who she was hoping to play in the Western Conference Championship. Hopkins stated, “It doesn’t matter to me! If you are on the other side you are going down”.
Hopkins had hinted before last year’s championship, that she might retire if they won the whole thing. She stated that it would be the perfect end to a long journey. Fast forward to 2016 and Hopkins, still with the Mist, seeks a second title, and does so helping mentor the new players that have came on to the team over the year.
Seattle may need the “8th man” in full force Saturday as their #3 Defense will meet up against the Dallas Desire’s #1 offense in the league. Another key component to the Mist advancing to the championship round is stopping “Rookie of the Year” candidate, Jade Randle who currently is ranked #1 in receiving and interceptions. Randle was an integral part of the Desire’s win against the Mist in the last matchup with 2 touchdowns and has been a huge part of the Desires success this year.
Stevi “The Bull” Schnoor, who was ineffective last game against the Desire, was unavailable to be interviewed. However, her teammates said she is ready to bring out the Bull this Saturday, and has no intentions of being stopped two games in a row. “The Bull”, known for her signature bullhorn gesture after scoring touchdowns, intends on bringing out the horns this weekend. Schnoor is currently ranked #4 in the league in rushing.
So this Saturday, August 20th at the ShoWare Center in Kent, WA be prepared for what just be the game of the year. Expect this game to be perhaps the Championship game itself as two determined, passionate teams collide in an epic rematch that will surely leave the fans just as emotional as the players.