Marrine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C. --
When the sun goes
down, the players come out. The lights are turned on and sweat begins to drip. The
2015 Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Intramural Football Tournament kicked
off Nov. 23 with round one of the tournament between 13 teams. The tournament, hosted
by Marine Corps Community Services South Carolina, is a flag football league
made of teams of Marines from different units aboard the air station.
“Marines are very
competitive, but we play to have fun and show our competitive nature towards
other units,” said GySgt. Stephen Teasdell, the warehouse chief for Marine Wing
Support Squadron 273, and head coach for the Boss Hogs flag football team.
During the last game
of the regular season for the Boss Hogs, the score remained close as they
played the Blue Falcons, a team with the same record.
The first touchdown
was scored by the Blue Falcons, putting them in the lead. The weather was in
the low 30s, but the cold temperatures did not stop the Boss Hogs from making a
comeback after halftime. Yelling ‘eat all day’ after each successful play, The
Boss Hogs inched in to what it seemed like a sure victory.
The score was close,
with the Boss Hogs having the lead in the second half, but as the game came to
a close, the Blue Falcons squeezed in the last touchdown for a winning score of
20-19, the first loss of the season for the Boss Hogs. The Boss Hogs are now 4-1
and will go into the last competition tied for first with the Blue Falcons.
“The feeling I get
when I’m coaching this team is awesome,” said Teasdell. “When we are out there
playing, the Marines are all about business, but never forget to have fun.”
The regular season is
now over, and the playoffs will begin with a clean slate for everyone. Despite their
winning records, it’s now about avoiding elimination to keep a spot in the
playoff bracket. In the 12th and final game, the two remaining teams will play
until one walks away with the trophy and bragging rights.
The underdog in the
bracket tournament is team Motor Tuh, with a record of 0-5. Motor Tuh has an
opportunity to make a comeback when they face The Squad who is 3-3.
playoff games are scheduled to be played at the athletic fields across the
street from the barracks aboard the air station for the next two weeks on
Tuesdays and Thursdays.