Lady Kluck kicks three FGs to lead Bow-Dazzlers over the Dark Dynasty
Bow-Tique Bow-Dazzlers (BTBD) squeeze by Dark Dynasty (DD) behind Lady Kluck’s three field goals, including a 34-yard FG with 2:05 left to give BTBD a 23-21 victory over Dark Dynasty.
Lady Kluck kicks three FGs to lead Bow-Dazzlers over Dark Dynasty
Minnie Mouse lit up the scoreboard last week passing for 236 yards and three touchdowns. This game wasn’t nearly as electrifying for Minnie, as their offense had to rely on Ortensia and her 184 rushing yards.
“I saw him make his break. I got a good jump on the ball and just knocked it out of there,” Hackwrench said.
Otherwise, Dark Dynasty would have had a first down at the 35 and a chance to spoil the Bow-Dazzlers first home game of the season.
“If he catches it, who knows? We win the game,” said DD head coach Flintheart Glomgold. “But she made the play and we didn’t.”
Mortimer lamented his throw before that, an intentional grounding that pushed DD back from midfield to their 41 and cost them a down.
“That killed the drive. I had to be a little smarter,” Mortimer said. “I’ll learn to throw it a little sooner and a little deeper.”
Darkwarrior Duck, one of the flashiest premier receivers and returners, had two catches for 54 yards, including a 22-yard touchdown reception for the game’s first points. Ortensia rushed 36 times for 184 yards and Millie Mouse scored twice, while giving Ortensia a break from the action.
Three minutes before Lady Kluck’s game-winning field goal, she missed from 46 yards. But an offside penalty on Dark Dynasty kept the drive alive.
“We played hard but we didn’t play smart at times,” Glomgold said.
Mortimer put the Dark Dynasty ahead 21-20 with a 23-yard TD pass to Emil Eagle with nine minutes left. The score came two plays after Bow-Dazzlers backup running back, Millie, fumbled at their own 26 and Phineas Sharp recovered for DD.
Lucifer the Cat recovered a fumble by Ortensia at the Dark Dynasty 15 and five plays later, Mortimer hit Big Bad Wolf with an 8-yard scoring strike that put the Dark Dynasty on top 14-10 in the third quarter.
The Bow-Dazzlers responded with a 65-yard drive capped by Millie’s second TD, a 3-yard rumble that put them ahead 17-14.
Lady Kluck’s 35-yard field goal made it 20-14 with 11:50 remaining.
Mortimer completed 21 of 42 passes for 262 yards with 3 touchdowns and 2 costly interceptions.
Before the game, Mortimer made a guest appearance in a Pluto segment, Pluto Gets the Paper. Long story short, Mortimer stole a newspaper that Pluto was about to get for Mickey Mouse, and after a long chase, Pluto finally gets back at him by making him bring the paper to Mickey like a dog. This pre-game shenanigan would become an issue during the game due to Mortimer’s sore hip forcing Glomgold to abandon his play-action calls.
“He was very immobile,” Glomgold said. “But he had some big-time throws. He threw some big-time shots. He had a gutty performance.He played on one leg.”
Mortimer said it wasn’t injuries that cost Dark Dynasty, but their four turnovers. Hackwrench intercepted Mortimer’s first deep pass of the night and picked him off again in the fourth quarter, when he stripped the ball from Big Bad Wolf.
“Gadget Hackwrench is a really special athlete,” Bow-Dazzlers head coach, Mortimer, said. “Just does everything. She’s dependable. She’s amazing. Now, there’s one cat who didn’t have big eyes.”
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