Monday, 06 May 2019 20:55

Marauders Magic

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The Minnesota Marauders shocked almost everybody by making it as the #8 seed in the National conference. The team sat on a 24-30 record after being punched in the face at Anaheim 125-92 and the very next game blowing a 22 point halftime lead versus the Demons. The players got together in a players only meeting and the coaches did the very same thing. Ervin Holmes took charge and sources said he grabbed Stanley Bobo by the neck and slammed him against the wall. A mini melee broke out but no blood was shed and afterwards all the beefs were over with. Holmes commented...

"As the leader in the locker room and on the court sometimes I need to take charge."

Coach Layne Hensley and staff came up with a new game plan and shuffled the rotations to mix things up. After that the team caught on fire winning 15 of their next 18 games propelling them to the #6 seed. Now everybody expected them to make the playoffs and major pressure was put on the young team. They folded like a tent losing 5 of 6 and found themselves on the outside looking in. They needed to win their last 2 games and either the Boston Buzzards needed to lose their last 2 games or the Vancouver Highlanders needed to beat the South Florida Sharks. The latter scenario came true and the Marauders make the playoffs on a 3 team tiebreaker rule, leaving the Buzzards out and the Highlanders in.

Up next, the uber talented London Knights who many think will take home the OBWL championship this season. Minnesota was swept during the regular season but players are upbeat and ready for the big challenge ahead. Talent wise the Knights reign supreme but the Marauders are known for their hustle and never given up despite the score. Many fans have taken the trip across the pond to London to catch the first 2 games, as it's been a long time since they made the playoffs. One thing is for sure that it will be a complete madhouse when the series comes home to Minny.

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