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The 2009/10 season of the AFI Moshiko Men’s Contact league came to a
close with roughly 700 people in attendance to watch the Lobos defeat
TJ Cafe/Net 26-19 in the Holyland Bowl.
In a game that got off
to a high-flying start, TJ started the scoring early by taking the
opening kickoff back for a touchdown. However, Lobos answered on their
first play from scrimmage with a TD of their own and, with the
conversion, took the lead 7-6.
The two teams traded scores
again to make it 13-13 with a minute left in the first half. On the
last play before the break, Lobos was able to score another TD on a
diving catch at the front of the endzone to take a 19-13 lead.
special halftime show featured the induction of the inagural class of
the AFI Hall of Fame. The top 20 players from the past 21 years in the
leauge were inducted as the 2010 class. The honorees included Uri
Chechik, Ron Dermer, Asher Jungreis, Eli Groner, Mike Kashnow, Asher
Sondhelm, Danny Gewirtz, Steve Leibowitz, Yonah Mishan, Mordechai
Goodman, Aryeh Bauman, Herman Weiss, David Bietler, Yosef Goodman,
Leizer Gutfreund, Aryeh Rudman, Yehudah Cohen, Danny Taragin, Aryeh
Lichtman and Avigdor Moore.
Back to the action, Lobos came out strong in the second half and put together a quick scoring drive to go on top 26-13.
Lobo defense buckled down from point on with a strong rush up front and
superb play by the secondary. TJ did manage another score late to get
within a single touchdown, but it could not manage to tie the game
despite a few late chances.
In other lower-tier championship
games, Big Blue mauled Hallachic Organ Donor Society to take the
Talk’n’Save Cup, Successories defeated Torah Youth Association for the
Moshiko Cup, Tivuch Shelley topped Burke Supply in the Terem Bowl,
Jerusalem Sports Medicine outlasted Lev Aharon for the Jerusalem Sports
Medicine Cup, and WFAN trampled Kfar Zippori for the Yitzhak Fink