Passion Hold Off Sharks, Clinch Division


Thank God for the New York Sharks’ website.

Usually, I have trouble giving you adequate Passion recaps of the games, because the IWFL sucks at keeping the (supposed) masses informed. This is what we get from the IWFL site.

All the points were scored in the 4th? Incredible!

And that’s it. Thankfully, though, the Sharks have a decent recap posted. I won’t give you all the details, but you can read about it there.

The win clinched the North Atlantic Division for the Passion, who have won it in their first tour of the IWFL. The Sharks had won the division every year since their inception in the league. Pittsburgh’s move from the NWFA to the IWFL had to worry New York from the get-go.

Both Pittsburgh and New York traded touchdowns before the Passion jumped to a 28-14 lead. New York scored again, keeping the deficit at 7, but couldn’t overcome the mighty Passion. New York had a chance to tie the game, getting the ball back with just under 50 seconds left in the game. Despite a few generous completions, the clock worked against the Sharks.

The team sits at 6-0, with the now 4-2 Sharks holding a distant second. The division is clinched, and Pittsburgh will now look to winning back-to-back championships in two different leagues. The Passion proved that their NWFA success was no fluke, and can hang with just about anyone, including the powerhouse Sharks.

Next week, the undefeated streak goes up against Columbus, a team that Pittsburgh has already dominated this season.

Playoffs begin June 28th. Pittsburgh’s ticket is already punched.

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