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Old 10-14-2020, 04:13 PM   #1
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Gridzone: Turf War - The Canadian Gridzone League

The purpose of this dynasty will be to track the evolution of the Canadian Gridzone League. The games will be played using the Gridzone: Turf War board game recently released by Stone Mountain Press.

This is a second edition of the game, the first being available for free - but the second has been streamlined and the first couple of play throughs were a lot of fun. Gary's games always tend to evoke a strong narrative feel and dramatic moments.

The high level summary of that game is that it's football - but:
- points are gained by advancing the ball from your own "zero" yard line - 1 pt per ten yard zone with a bonus 5 pts for a TD. 14pts total for a successful drive.
-There's no clock - just a set number of plays
-There are no special teams.
-It's 7 on 7

The game rules are meant to have some "abstraction" where each play is just a "key play" from a series - but I like it better where it's just a play is a play.

I've completed the initial draft using some tools I'd built in Python for the first game and am excited to dig in! Won't commit to doing the whole season - my main objective is to get familiar enough with the engine to pick up again on the app I was building for the first edition.

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Old 10-14-2020, 04:58 PM   #2
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Game 1 - Edmonton Elk home to Toronto Northmen

Edmonton Preview:
Edmonton coach Cynthia Fox didn't get to where she was as the first female coach in the CGL without being pragmatic and ruthless with her planning and preparation. That's why she's frustrated with accusations that she built her team based on gender lines.

"Our draft strategy was based on taking the best player available. As it happens, 5 of our 7 starters on offense are female. I can't stop the press from making it a talking point, but the team is ready to go out and prove they're the best."

Edmonton's "Grrl Power" offense is led by a trio of female weightlifters, led by Finn Marketta Porthen. These three will clear a path for the mobile and multi-talented HB Alexandria Humphries and veteran QB Shelly King.
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Old 10-14-2020, 05:08 PM   #3
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Toronto's first 4 picks in the placement draft were on the defensive side of the ball. The have a star pass rusher in DL Aaron Jarrett and 2 excellent corners in Alice Hibbs and Donovan Butler. Unfortunately, this led to a bit of a mess on the offensive side of the ball. Toronto's hopes rest on the future growth and development of rookie QB Dean Suchanek but it could be a long season on that side of the ball.
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Old 10-14-2020, 11:21 PM   #4
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Edmonton's season gets off to a rough start as their first play is stuffed for a loss and results in a safety. This means no points on their first possession and Toronto starts their possession on the 2 zone line.
Toronto has 3 huge passing plays on the following drive to score.
Toronto's D is looking dominant for the first half of the game.
An Elks INT and huge running play put Edmonton back in the hunt, down 17-14 after 4 possessions.
EDM makes another big stop late. An unbelievable defensive miscue during EDM's furious late scramble almost opens the door to defeat but star WR John Bier comes up one zone short...the extra points if he'd scored would have put them ahead but it's a 1 pt loss in an exciting first game!


Home EDM 0 0 0 14 9 --->23
Away TOR 14 1 2 9 --->26


Final
Toronto Northmen 26
Edmonton Elk 23
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Old 10-15-2020, 12:07 AM   #5
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Our second game of the season features a battle of strength vs strength as the Saskatoon Storm host the Montreal Machine.

Saskatoon has based it's offense on a 2 HB option style offense featuring HB Malachi Wilson (1-3-1) and scrambling QB Dylan Henderson(1-2-1). A trio of brusing OL lead the way upfront Sam Smith (3-1-3), Amari Moses (2-2-1) and Gord Boroski (1-2-2). The def is balanced but no one stands out.

Montreal led their draft with 7 consecutive defensive picks. Everyone on the defense hates to give up run yards from two hulking DL upfront in Mitchell Jones (1-3-2) and Julian Castle (0-2-2) to LB Nick Barnes (0-3-2) and Thurman Leonhardt (2-3-0).
Offensively, only HB Arhippa Heino (1-2-0) and WR Kevin Ogletree (2-0-0) standout.
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Old 10-15-2020, 11:30 PM   #6
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SSK starts with a drive that emphasizes the deception aspects of their offense and scores a TD. MTL answers back with a big play but a sack ends the drive.

Near mid-point of the game, score is 20-10 Saskatoon. Third DL Judah Roberts is having a great game with a sack, a huge hit and a pass knock down.

HB Heino has a big segment from T17 to T21, where he gets clobbered and stunned - but rallies to run well and lead MTL to a touchdown. Saskatoon gets the ball back down 24-21 starting on T22.

WR Aardal takes a trick play reverse for 6 to put Saskatoon up 27-24 leading into crunch time. Malachi Wilson shakes off a stun to score, making it 35-24 Saskatoon. MTL has 2 plays to score a TD to win. They gain 3 but that's it - call the final Saskatoon 35 - MTL 27.
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Old 10-16-2020, 12:08 AM   #7
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Game 3 preview

The luck did not go in Vancouver's favour in the inaugural CGL draft. They have a pair of very good corners in Noah Blood (3-1-1) and Stephen Miles (2-1-2) and a solid LB in Irishman Sid York (2-2-1) but the rest of team tended to be late round picks, with no real standouts. The passing offense led by QB Clarence Roberts (2-0-1) is likely to be their main asset on that side of the ball.

Calgary's offense is centered around 2nd overall pick, Tony Klassen (3-2-0), a mobile, young gunslinger who is likely to be one of the best QB's in the league for a long time. They also have young WR Paul Williams (3-1-1) and a coach in Kenyon Thomas who is absolutely dedicated to finding a way to get the ball downfield. This team will likely live up to their Gunslinger name. Defense was a bit of an after thought, but the line will be anchored by stout and instinctive English DL Bertrand Farrall (0-2-3).
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Old 10-16-2020, 04:38 PM   #8
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Calgary comes out slinging but quickly throws an incompletion after gaining 6 zones. Vancouver marches down the field to score a TD in 3 plays.

Calgary responds to that drive by scoring a TD in 2 plays. It's 20-14 Calgary on T8!

Privett takes his team on his back to score a TD for Vancouver. But Calgary makes a defensive stop and puts a good drive of their own together. It's 31-28 Calgary but they give the ball back to Vancouver late.

Vancouver puts together masterful last drive and scores as time expires to win 42-31.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/chlhrhvvei...lgary.jpg?dl=0

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Old 10-17-2020, 03:54 PM   #9
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Ottawa head coach John Gantt heads up another team that has fully embraced the run game on offense. Where Saskatoon layers in option and deception plays, Ottawa is 100% focused on smash mouth football. HB's Ronnie MacDonald (1-3-2) (OOC, this is 100% a randomly generated name and I think it's hilarious) and Avis Short (0-3-0) are fronted by a trio of mauling offensive linemen. This team will only throw the ball to make sure the QB is still awake and ready to act as a vehicle to hand the ball off. The defense was a second priority but they have corners who can stop the pass and a front 7 specialised to stop the run.

Regina is fronted by coach Bill Toms, who is a big believer in balance. Their offense will be keyed by star wideout Brett Charron (3-0-2) in his 2nd year, rookie QB Elroy Dawson (2-0-1) and competent veteran Maria Ploughman (2-0-2). Corner Kirk Schaffer (2-0-2) captains a balanced defense that's a real mix of youth and veteran skill.

GAME LOG
Both teams start their opening possessions with TD drives that highlight their respective strengths. 14-14 at T10

The same pattern repeats for possesion 2, except Regina answers back quicker! 28-28 near the half way point

Regina gets a defensive stop on the third series, then has a long 7 pt drive. They turn the ball over on T23, up 35-28

Ottawa scores in 2 plays - up 42-35 with two plays left for Regina.
DL Duane Dill stuffs an option play - OTT adds 3 on the last play and thats the game - final OTT 45 - REG 35.

Both teams accounted for themselves very well!
https://www.dropbox.com/s/rxel0o8mi0...20OTT.jpg?dl=0
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Old 10-17-2020, 11:23 PM   #10
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Game preview - Winnipeg Swarm at Halifax Schooners
Winnipeg coach John Bray is the best offensive mind in the game. Pair that mind with the beautiful robo-cannon arm of 2nd year QB of Kevin Frye (3-0-0) and you have the makings of a beautiful long term relationship. Grizzled veteran HB Sam Hensley (0-3-1) and WR Isiah Butler (2-2-2) and former pole vaulter Phillipa Pippy (2-0-1) round out an excellent set of of skill players - but can Bray scheme his way out of a relatively weak OL?

Halifax had fairly rough luck in the draft, especially late.
The Halifax defense looks to be stout against the run with Serbian LB Dragutin Kordic (0-3-2) and DL bull Jamari McDowell (2-3-0) leading the way. Their offense is led by experienced Russian WR Bogdaska Faustov (2-1-2) and French Canadian QB Musette Desaulniers(2-0-0).

GAME LOG
Pretty tight game with some big defensive plays. HB Cott carrying the offensive load for Halifax. Winnipeg's offense has moved well but unable to land a killer blow.

WPG leads 26-22 after three possessions each, heading into T20.

WPG DB Vickery seemingly sets his team up for a chance to win with a huge late pass deflection, but HAL DL Tellier closes out his monster game by stuffing a runner in the backfield for a safety. HAL then closes the game out with a slow, methodical drive keyed by a timely saving catch from Faustov.

Final HAL 31 - WPG 26

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qjzm7lsogn...20HAL.jpg?dl=0

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Old 10-18-2020, 04:28 PM   #11
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Game preview - Winnipeg Swarm (0-1) @ Saskatoon Storm (1-0)

Winnipeg comes into their second away game in a row to start the season, coming off a disappointing loss to Halifax.

Saskatoon won a hard fought battle against Montreal and are grateful to start the season with 2 home games.

The two offenses are very different stylistically, with Winnipeg relying on the arm of QB Kevin Frye (3-0-0) and a competent set of WRs including Isiah Butler (2-2-2) who was responsible for 18 of Winnipegs 26 pts vs Halifax.

Saskatoon will look to keep WPG's excellent DB's from being a factor by relying on their deception based option playbook and legs of Malachi Wilson (1-3-1).


Game Log
Saskatoons offense comes out firing while Winnipeg is stuttering a bit as they try to establish a run game. They should probably focus on trying to use their QB more as Saskatoon's D is stuffing the run. It's 22-5 at T14.

Wilson has ground WPG down, despite a hit that hurt him a bit. His physical, grinding style has taken away chances for WPGs offense to shine. It's 29-5, WPG ball on T20.

Winnipeg has a great drive late with highlight level plays including a hurdle by pole valuter Pippy - but Saskatoon gets the ball back and takes the air out of it. Saskatoon wins 34-19.

John Bray's playcalling for WPG likely to be called into question until the next game.

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Old 10-20-2020, 11:19 PM   #12
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Game log - Toronto Northmen (1-0) @ Vancouver Vendetta (1-0)

Toronto could not get anything going in this game. Even their big plays didn't pan out. On T19, star pass rusher absolutely devastated VAN QB Clarence Roberts for a sack, but the ball was scooped up by HB Jayson Privett and advanced 4 zones for a TD!

Torontos defense has been making attempts to keep them in it - but its 32-4 on T20 and this is turning into a demoralizing rout! Vancouver will be hoping Roberts can recover from that devastating blindside hit...

TOR had a nice drive late but this loss will hurt - the defense in particular made big plays and didn't see any benefit from it.

Final VAN 35 - TOR 18

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/kpsgddjkcc...20VAN.jpg?dl=0
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Old 10-21-2020, 08:28 AM   #13
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Good stuff, I bought the game in PDF Format, haven't had a chance to try it out.
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Old 10-21-2020, 08:51 AM   #14
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Good stuff, I bought the game in PDF Format, haven't had a chance to try it out.

Thanks so much for posting, SirFozzie - always feels better to know someone likes what youíre posting.

I built an Excel helper thatís posted on the Stone Mountain website.
It has a game sheet and a team builder that I find easier than the PowerPoint tool.
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Old 10-21-2020, 03:36 PM   #15
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W2 G3 Game report

Edmonton Elk (0-1) @ Montreal Machine (0-1)

Montreal ran their offensive game plan pretty much flawlessly, and it included a steady diet of RB Arhippa Heino (0-2-0), who accounted for 24 of MTL's 38 points both through the air and brute force on the ground.

Montreal beats the Elk - 38-15 - to move to 1-1.
Edmonton slides to 0-2.


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Old 10-21-2020, 07:13 PM   #16
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If I ever design a game like this, it'll feature something I call jittertime. Kinda like OT, where if the margin is within one "full score" then the trailing team gets one chance to take the lead, and then the team that was leading gets a chance.

Can't decide whether it should be one time only or multiple times.

For example
Team A leads Team B 24-21 entering Jittertime. Team B gets one possession. If they score three points or more (to tie or take the lead), the game is extended one more possession. Team A would then have one possession to move ahead of Team B. (then either end of game, or back to Team B to try to extend it further.
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Old 10-21-2020, 09:06 PM   #17
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Thatís a cool idea - almost like an extendable sudden death shootout. Definite similarities to college football OT, which is the best of all overtime formats in my opinion...can only imagine the tension!
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Old 10-21-2020, 11:15 PM   #18
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Ottawa Aces (1-0) @ Halifax Schooners (1-0)

Ottawa's offense is basically a car crash ending in a cloud of dust on every play. They bludgeon their way down the field for a TD drive of 5 plays and another of 8, broken up by a series of 3 stops in between.

They lead 28-0 at T17

Halifax can get nothing going at all on offense. DB Flynn Moore makes an interception late, Rotten Ronnie MacDonald manhandles the Schooner defense and Ottawa has a dominating 39-3 win.

MacDonald with 8 carries for 20 zones on the ground, 2 catches for 3 zones in the air and a pair of TDs for a total of 33 points.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/w2o0kflgvv...ttawa.png?dl=0

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Old 10-22-2020, 01:15 PM   #19
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Week 2 Game 5
Calgary Gunslingers (0-1) @ Regina Raiders (0-1)


Last game of week 2 sees a clash of two high powered offenses and teams that both lost their first outing to very good teams. Regina may have a slight edge being at home and having the better pass defense of the two times - but many around the league are expecting a shootout.

Game Story

Regina executes flawlessly with QB Elroy Dawson going 8 for 8, for 30 zones and 2 TDs for 40 total points. Charron leads the way with 4 catches, 14 zones and 2 TDs.

Calgary's offense continues to show signs of potential but has been sunk two games in a row by mistakes by young QB Klassen. A breakout game shouldn't be far off...


https://www.dropbox.com/s/agpwqnsm97...egina.jpg?dl=0

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Old 10-22-2020, 11:00 PM   #20
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Week 3 Game 1 - Game preview
Ottawa Aces (2-0) @ Vancouver Vendetta (2-0)
Interesting matchup between two teams with 2-0 records. An interesting mix of styles, with Ottawa's devastating running game and Vancouver's high performing passing offense. Vancouver's balanced defense and home advantage may be a factor in this game - Ottawa's defense has some holes in their passing defence that could leave them vulnerable.

Game report
Vancouver starts strong, buoyed by an efficient passing attack early. But a big pass breakup by DB1 Beaton leads to a huge MacDonald run to put Ottawa up 28-22 at T16.

Deaton is starting to take over the game, with a pick for a safety to go with his knockdown.

T20 Highlight:
DL Adam Adams crushes MacDonald, forcing a fumble, scooped up by QB Clary run for [3] + TD!

He hits MacDonald again to end the game, possible cementing a rivalry - but Ottawa ends up dominating, winning 45-26 and establishing themselves as a team to beat at 3-0.



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Old 10-23-2020, 11:07 AM   #21
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Love this game. I picked up the PDF to try it out and so far I think it is great. I already have the Dice United game which I also love. The big attraction for me is I can play a game in 20-30 minutes versus an hour plus with most more detailed games.
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Old 10-23-2020, 07:05 PM   #22
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Love this game. I picked up the PDF to try it out and so far I think it is great. I already have the Dice United game which I also love. The big attraction for me is I can play a game in 20-30 minutes versus an hour plus with most more detailed games.

Is Dice United pretty similar how itís laid out?
I love the level of detail it sits at - enough ďcrunchĒ to keep your interest but not enough to bog down...

I started waiting until end of game to do stats, so Iím down to 15-20 minutes play time. Keeping season stats, so that takes longer. Trying to get motivated to program some tools to speed things up.

Thanks for posting/following along - hoping to get a game or two in over the weekend.
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Old 10-24-2020, 07:08 PM   #23
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Preview Saskatoon Storm (2-0) vs Montreal Machine (1-1)
Rematch of a week one battle that saw Saskatoon win 35-27. Will a reversal of home field advantage tip the scales back toward Montreal and their strong run defense?

Game Log
Montreal start strong with an efficient TD drive and Saskatoon answers back with a drive featuring RB2 Jaidan Nash (0-1-1).

Both offenses score again on their second drives, with Montreal making big pass plays to Ogletree and Saskatoon using some wrinkles to add some passing to their offense.

Another perfect 3rd drive for Montreal - 3 players stunned as this matchup turns extremely physical! Saskatoon, down 42-28 needs to execute a perfect drive in 5 plays to tie.

Montreal bats down a pass and runs out the clock - they win 45-32.
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Old 10-25-2020, 11:45 PM   #24
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Week 3 Game 3 - Game preview
Calgary Gunslingers (0-2) @ Toronto Blizzard (1-1)

Calgary's potentially high-flying offense is looking like one of the league's worst after 2 disappointing games. Both teams prefer to move the ball through the air, so will be interesting to see which team performs best.

Game notes
Calgary will be happy to finally have a strong offensive outing. 2 key stops early allowed them to negate home field advantage and the offense kept the throttle down to pull away convincingly.

CAL WR Paul Williams (3-1-1) led the way with 6 catches for 19 zones and 3 TD's for 34 total points. Tony Klassen (3-2-0) threw 11 times, completing 10 for 27 zones and 3 TDs for 42 total points.


Sweeney (1-2-2) was one of the lone bright spots for TOR, catching the ball 3x for 12 zones. QB Suchanek was 7 for 7, 21 zones and 2 TDs in a losing cause.


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Old 10-27-2020, 12:00 AM   #25
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Is Dice United pretty similar how itís laid out?
I love the level of detail it sits at - enough ďcrunchĒ to keep your interest but not enough to bog down...

I started waiting until end of game to do stats, so Iím down to 15-20 minutes play time. Keeping season stats, so that takes longer. Trying to get motivated to program some tools to speed things up.

Thanks for posting/following along - hoping to get a game or two in over the weekend.

Dice United is pretty much the same idea. Key plays of the game, tracking for goals, saves, cards etc.
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Old 10-27-2020, 11:18 PM   #26
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Week 3 Game 4 - Game preview
Edmonton Elk (0-2) @ Halifax Schooners (1-1)

Not too much can be said about this matchup. Both teams have struggled in their first two games. Edmonton might have a slight edge in stats with WR John Bier (2-0-0) having 6-14-1 for 22 total points. EDM DB Griffith Herman (3-1-2) has 3 stops in 2 games.

Game recap
Edmonton was in control of the game for most of the match, keyed by strong defensive secondary performance and key plays by WR John Bier. A furious late rally by Halifax, kicked off by a thunderous hit by LB Dragutin Kordic will give Halifax some reason for optimism heading into the next week. Edmonton will be happy to finally have a consistent performance on both sides of the ball.


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Old 10-28-2020, 03:43 PM   #27
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Week 3 Game 5 - Game preview
Winnipeg Swarm (0-2) @ Regina Raiders (1-1)

It's probably too early in the season to claim that WPG offensive mastermind coach John Bray is on the hot seat, but WPG fans will be questioning whether he's too smart for his own good given their slow start. They unquestionably have talented players, like QB Kevin Frye (3-0-0), that should suit the game plan - but haven't performed well in their first 2 outings.

Regina's offense has been keyed by the great chemistry between WR Brett Charron (3-0-2) and QB Elroy Dawson (2-0-1). Dawson has thrown for 54 zones in only 2 games, where current league leader CGY Tony Klassen has thrown for 66 in 3 games.

Game review
Regina grinds out a methodical game plan that again keeps Winnipeg's offense off the field. WIN coach John Bray will again face questions about his commitment to the run - there's no question Hensley is a very capable back - but their offense has looked completely ineffective through 3 games...

Final Regina 32 - Winnipeg 19


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Old 10-28-2020, 03:51 PM   #28
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Week 3 review

The Ottawa Aces are the class of the league through 3 weeks, with a 65 point differential. They are winning and winning big with their punishing rushing attack. Vancouver and Montreal have also looked strong in the early going.

Regina QB Elroy Dawson and Ottawa HB 'Rotten' Ronnie MacDonald have contributed the most points for their respective teams. MacDonald's rushing totals are almost double that of anyone else in the league - maybe to be expected given their run-first scheme - but still very impressive.

Standings:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ujie1oe9x9...20pts.jpg?dl=0
Rushing:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/hwm84pskwu...shing.jpg?dl=0
Receiving:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/52wcb0mne9...iving.jpg?dl=0
Passing:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/c28fki450r...ssing.jpg?dl=0

Defensive:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/4mvnq4w5a6...stops.jpg?dl=0

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Old 10-30-2020, 02:43 PM   #29
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Week 4 Game 1 - Game preview
Ottawa Aces (3-0) @ Edmonton Elk (1-2)

Ottawa has been an absolutely dominant team through 3 weeks and are likely to be favoured even though they are visiting Edmonton. The Elk had a decent outing in their first win last week but have struggled to be a consistent threat - their excellent secondary is not likely to help against Ottawa's punishing ground game...

Game report
Action packed game with both defenses making multiple big plays. Edmonton has kept MacDonald in check better than any team this season - they take over on T21 down 34-25...if they can get into the endzone, they can score an upset.

DB Edmond Deaton makes his 2nd interception of the day (3rd pass defense), returns it for a safety and that should be the end for Edmonton.

Final Ottawa 40 - Edmonton 25


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Old 11-04-2020, 01:21 PM   #30
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Question for anyone following along - is the picture showing game stats of interest? Or ok to post just the summary, with occasional breaks to review stats every couple of weeks?

Week 4 Game 2 - Game preview
Vancouver Vendetta (2-1) @ Saskatoon Storm (2-1)
This game looks to be a battle of two strong performing teams. Vancouver will look to be competitive in a tough away game by leveraging the talents of QB Clarence Roberts and DB Noah Blood. No other players stand out as much and Vancouver has a number of run stopping players who may help slow down Saskatoon's deception based option attack.

Game summary

Well played game up to T19, where VAN leads 26-15.
Both defences have been making good plays with the difference being support from VAN offence with a strong aerial attack.

Saskatoon with a strong 4 play scoring drive to lead 29-26 on T23, they need an early stop to seal a win. They get a key knockdown, but inexplicably pass on the next play, where Noah Blood gets another KD. 2 plays to score 3 points.

A pair of long passes to WR Zack Mayfield seals the win for Vancouver in a hard fought game, 34-29!
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Old 11-07-2020, 09:19 AM   #31
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Week 4 Game 3 - Game preview
Toronto Blizzard (1-2) @ Montreal Machine (2-1)

Toronto suffers bad luck on the opening series as DL Aaron Jarret crushes MTL QB Gao Ching, forcing a fumble - but it's scooped up by WR Howell for a big gain. QB Ching looks to be shaken up.

Montreal's DL Julian Castle knocks down 2 passes, and WR Kevin Ogletree exploits holes in TOR's defense for 23 points and Montreal wins a laugher, 46-20
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Old 11-10-2020, 03:45 PM   #32
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Been grinding away at a python script that will play games out automatically, with an option to resolve manually. Have the heavy lifting part complete, now it's a matter of churning through playcharts...excited to be able to play games out more quickly and see what storylines emerge! This game was rolled out the old fashioned way! I can see using both approaches in the future - with manually playing out big games and play offs!


Week 4 Game 4 - Game preview
Regina Raiders (2-1) @ Halifax Schooners (1-2)

On paper, this looks like a heavy mismatch in Regina's favour as one of the best point differentials in the league matches up with one of the worst. Regina is led by QB Elroy Dawson and WR Brett Charron who will look to pick up where they left off as one of the CGL's most dynamic connections.

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Halifax was not able to generate any offence at all. Their offence and defences are looking like the league worst. The lone brightspot for them is the play of DL Jamari MacDowell who had 2 stops, a sack and a forced fumble. Regina was steady and controlled the game throughout to move to 3-1 by winning 29-5. WR Brett Charron caught 6 passes for 9 zones and a TD.
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Old 11-16-2020, 11:02 PM   #33
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Calgary Gunslingers (1-2) @ )Winnipeg Swarm (0-3)

Two teams with talent on paper but underperforming on the scoreboards match up. Winnipeg coach John Bray will be under immense pressure to prove his worth and reputation as an offensive mastermind. Both teams feature immensely talented QB's, so it won't be a surprise to have lots of passing yardage.

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The game turned out to be a defensive battle, with each team forcing multiple turnovers. WIN DB2 Kevin Hann had 2 pass defenses and Winnipeg had a balanced attack offensively to eak out their first win of the season - 23-18 the final.
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