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MCAS football teams compete for bragging rights

By Lance Cpl. Samantha K. Torres | Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort | December 3, 2015


 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.

 The 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.