The Sutherland Seahawks opened the season with a 32-12 win over the Western Sydney Pirates.
The Western Sydney Pirates caught the Seahawks napping on the opening play with a kickoff return touchdown. But the Seahawks’ offense didn’t take long to get in rhythm; a 6-play drive capped off by a Steven Gamu touchdown run.
The Seahawks Defense bounced back with a quick turnover as rookie linebacker Ethan Scott recovered a fumble at the Pirates 16-yard line. Quarterback Perry Cunningham took an immediate deep shot to wide receiver Spencer Christlo resulting in a touchdown pushing the Seahawks to a 14-6 lead.
Another quick defensive drive allowed the Seahawks offense to game plan a 5-play touchdown drive, with rookie running back Blake Maddock diving towards the pylon for the score.
The Seahawks defense couldn’t get off the field during a Pirates 16-play drive. Two 4th down penalties kept the drive alive for the Pirates resulting in a touchdown.
A 4th quarter grind by both teams chewed the clock and the defense was able to keep the Pirates scoreless in the second half.
Final Score – Seahawks 32 Pirates 12
With a week 2 win in the books, the Seahawks turn their attention to the North Sydney Rebels in a week 3 battle at Forestville Park.
Week 2 Stat Leaders
Perry Cunningham – 15/23, 157 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT
Steven Gamu – 7 Rush, 53 yards, 1 TD
Trae Stephens – 6 Rec, 48 yards, 1 TD
Harry Clarke – 4 Rec, 50 yards, 1 2PT conv
Ethan Scott – 8 Tackles, 1.5 Sacks, 1 INT, 1 FR, 1 TFL
Xavier Patte – 4 Tackles, 0.5 Sack, 2 Pass Def
Daniel McDonald – 1 Tackle, 1 Sack, 1 Pass Def, 1 TFL
Matt Hull – 2 KR, 128 yards, 1 TD