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Another intramural football season is
now history..The new champions have
been crowned, the footballs, along with
the cheap shots, muddy laundry and
minor injuries inherent to such under-
takings have been stored away until
next fall. Thoughts now turn to post-
poned term papers, and finals; to
Christmas and to the inevitable IM
basketball season which follows...
Before we place football in mothballs,
however, it deserves a last hurrah. In
this vein followsra recap of the cham-
pionship games of 1983, which took
place the week of Thanksgiving.
Bruisers 12, A'track'tions 8: If ever
there was an IM matchup made in
gridiron heaven, the Independent
championship game was it. Featuring
the speed and strength of the
A'track'tions pitted against the highly
disciplined and organized Bruisers, the
contest was every bit as even as the
score indicates, with the Bruisers nip-
ping the A'track'tions 12-8.
The Bruisers are one football team
which leaves no one wondering whether
or not they take the game seriously.
The season started early in the fall for
the eventual champs, tryouts for the
team were held, and the roster was
eventually whittled down to a sufficient
number of Bruisers - 19. Yes, 19 - just
enough for seperate offensive, defen-
sive, and special team squads.
The impressive team body-count wise
showed itself to be just as impressive
talent-wise. The Bruiser offense opened
the game by marching down the field on
their first posession, capping the drive
with a six-yard touchdown pass from
Tony Zambelli to Rick Katz. The
A'track'tions, comprised mainly of
speedsters and shotputters of the
Michigan track team (hence their
thinly-veiled monicker), came back to
take the lead, 8-6. Alas, their
aspirations for victory were thwarted
by, a bruising Bruiser sweep right, with
Tony Zambelli scoring the winning
Even a hint of a weakness could not
be discovered on this year's Bruiser
team. The offensive line of Garry
Venable, Mike Fink and Dan Stakoe
was stalwart, to say the least. Defen-
sively, Allan Peaks and Ken Detloff
kept intense pressure on the 'track'
quarterback for the game's duration.
According to Ross (The Bruiser) Good,
organization and cohesion were essen-
tial for success.
"Some of us have been playing
together for four and five years now,"
he remarked. "We know each other
well, and we recruit new guys for the
team every year."
The Bruisers, all 19 of them (not in-
cluding cheerleaders, managers,
mascots, etc.) are holding their 1983
championship party somewhere in Ann
Arbor tonight. While they're
celebrating, dejected Independent
footballers can worry about the Return
of the Bruiser in 1984, and look up the
definition of the only term which can
describe them adequately; For-
midable, with a capital 'f'.
to "kill the quarterback"), defensive
back Carol Patrick was given the op-
portunity to pick off two passes.
According to TKO, their winning.
formula consisted of "a little
book of plays" and a little practice. In
addition, the revenge factor added an
impetus, driving TKO to the champion-
ship of the Women's division.
champs of 1983, proving that the team
was deserving of their name.
Legal Soul 20, D1-'B' 6: Hard to
believe, but true: future barristers do
get out of the Law Quad on occasion,
and Legal Soul obviously put their time
to good use, evidenced by their 20-6
dusting of D1- B' in the G/F/S title
game. D&D (desire and defense) was
the rallying flag for the Soul of 1983, ac-
cording to team member Michael
Wilson. The six points given up in the
final were the first of the playoffs by the
defense, anchored by the tenacious
rush of Marty Dunn and James (Don't
Call Me Stephan) Humphries. Punter
A.J. Silas was extremely effective, put-
ting the D1- B' offense in a hole more
Derrick Mayes and Michael Wilson
were credited for Legal Soul's scoring.
with Mayes hauling in one Milton
Williams pass for a touchdown and
Bursley Elitist 28, Taylor 'A' 0:
Defense was the key all season to the
success of the Bursley Elitist, and it
showed in their 28-0 stomping of Taylor
'A' in the Residence Hall championship
contest. In fact, the Elitist was not only
undefeated but also unscored upon all
season, a remarkable feat in a league
overrun with teams resembling (or
trying to resemble) the San Diego
"Our defense wasn't complicated,
but we worked well together," Elitist
John Swierczewski explained. With the
defensive line of Dave Sheasley, Mark
Madias, and Steve Faris harrassing the
Taylor quarterback, backs Chris
Bookout and Swierczewski were able to
each intercept a pass and Chuck Trese
and C.J. Skinner knocked down several
On offense, quarterback BIookout
guided his team with two touchdown
runs and six-point passes to Chad
DeWeerd and Dan Cafferty. Doug
Johnson also grabbed several Bookout
aerials for key first downs. The Bursley
Elitist thus became the Residence Hall
TKO 19, Hunt 'SMA' 0: Once again,
the annual feud in the Women's division
has been settled, with this year's win-
ner TKO gaining revenge at the expen-
se of Hunt SMA with an 18-0 victory.
This rivalry has been going on for
several years now, according to TKO
member Jody Humphries.
"This is definitely a rivalry," Hum-
phries remarked. "The year before
last we creamed 'em, but they came
back last year and did the same to us.
This season it was our turn again.'
And cream them they did. Alicia
Seegart and Martha Rogers scored for
the TKO offense, Seegart on a 50-yard
run and Rogers on a pass from quarter-
back Tammy Sanders. Sue Peel tallied
six for the defense on a fine runback af-
ter intercepting a wayward Hunt pass.
Meanwhile, TKO's defense was
allowing the SMA offense to do very lit-
tle. Led by the imposing rush of Carol
Hutchins and Humphries (whose task,
Humphries stated matter-of-factly, was
Phi Delta Theta 6, Evans Scholars 0:
The Phi Delts captured this year's IM
Fraternity championship on the
strength of a 6-0 victory over the Evans
Scholars in the title game. Sean In-
salaco scored the games only points on
a 20-yard touchdown pass from quar-
terback Mike Walker in the first half.
The second half was a defensive bat-
tle, marred by three Scholar's tur-
novers. Scott Waldinger, Matt Troy and
Paul Nolan each intercepted passes for
the Phi Delts.
Coach Rollie Zagnollic credited his
team's success to "house enthusiasm."
"We had 40 guys go out for football,"
said Zagnollic. "We were able to hold
two, sometimes three practices a
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In tram urals
Final Football Rankings
1. PhiDelta Theta
2. Evans Scholars
3. Sigma Apha Mu
4. Alpha Delta Phi
5. gigma Nu
1. Bursley Elitist
2. Taylor 'A'
3. Little 'A'
4. Rotvig Rammers
5. Bursley Crush
4. Needs Plus
5. W.D. Awesome
1. Legal Soul
3. Penal Action
Bruisers 12, Atrack'tions 8
TKO 18, Hunt 'SMA' 0
Residence Hail Championship
Bursley Elitist 28, Taylor 'A' 0
Basketball.. ......................... too late
Ice Hockey . . . ......... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 10
Innertube Water Polo ................ Jan. 24
Foul Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 26
Swimming/Diving . . . . . ....
Individual Paddleball .... .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . Feb. 2
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Mini Soccer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Feb. 104 13
Volle yball .........................Feb. 14, 15
Team Paddleball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mar. 6
Badminton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mar. 8
R elays . .. . ... .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . ... .. . .Mar. 12