Theta, Chi win football championships
Saturday, November 3, 2007
intramural football season finished up last week tightening the
all-sports standings as Theta Theta Theta and Chi Lambda Phi won A
league championships and Delta Gamma Sigma took the men’s B league
For Theta, the victory over Gamma Rho marked their third straight football championship.
“Theta felt real confident going into the game for the
championship,” Theta Athletic Director Kari Morris said. “We had won
the championship two years in a row previous to that, and we all wanted
to make a statement by making it three years in a row.
“With Gamma being our biggest rival in any sport that we play, we were just ready to get the win on our side.”
Theta said they worked hard in their practices prior to the game and focused on getting their plays down.
“In practices, we worked on offense a lot by completing our passes and
making sure the blockers were blocking correctly so that the
quarterback had plenty of time to throw the ball to the receiver,”
Morris said. “We worked on changing our defense up so that we would be
better prepared to get the stops.”
The key moments in the game were the two touchdowns Theta had, one
coming in the first half off a pass from Alison Crain to Tomeka Evans,
and the second on Crain running in the ball for a touchdown.
“The results of the game were great,” Morris said. “Our offense
played awesome and was rewarded with two touchdowns, and our defense
played amazing which kept Gamma to getting zero points. It was an
Despite coming in second, Kappa Sigma Tau had the chance to participate in both the A league and B league championship games.
“I’m not disappointed whatsoever,” Kappa Athletic Director Brock
Lytton said. “Both the teams in A and B league played very well, and
sometimes you just come up short.”
Lytton suggested one of the reasons for coming up short may have
been the team rarely practices, and it showed in the game with the
Kappa lost in the A league championship game to Chi 12-8. Chi scored
the games’ first touchdown early in the first half but failed their
two-point conversion. Kappa came back with a touchdown and conversion
as well, leading to an 8-6 lead.
With less than three minutes to play, Chi quarterback Ben Hawley found
Ryan Smith in the end zone for the game winning touchdown as Kappa
failed to score on their final drive.
“In the A game, we played really well. I wouldn’t have changed
anything,” Lytton said. “Sometimes, you just have to give credit to the
other team for realizing our weaknesses and jumping at the
The men’s B championship game between Delta and Kappa went to Delta with a 14-6 victory.
“I was really proud of the way the guys played. We hung in there and got it done,” Delta President Steven Copeland said.
According to Copeland, Delta was more than ready for the game and
really focused on getting everything right. In practices, they worked
on penetration and passing and went over their plays several times.
“Kappa played a good game,” Copeland said. “However in the end, I think the team who wanted it more won.”
As the volleyball season begins, Chi holds a slight advantage over
Kappa and Delta in the men’s all-sports standings. Chi has 267 points
while Kappa has 262. Delta sits in third place with 255 points.
On the women’s side, Gamma leads the all-sports standings with 288
points followed by Theta with 269 points. Pi stands in third place with