Game of the Week-Div 3 American Conference

-Michael Burmeister

Sin City Trojans v Nevada Storm

In WFA D3 Pacific Region action, we are treated to the Silver State Showdown between not only Nevada’s two WFA teams, but also the top two ranked teams in the region (and two of the top three overall in D3). Reno’s Nevada Storm (4-0, 4-0 D3) makes the 439-mile trip south on US-95 for an UNFORGETTABLE showdown with Las Vegas’ Sin City Trojans (4-1, 4-0 D3) where the winner will all but clinch a playoff berth (and which could be a Regional Championship preview) and be many’s favorites to win it all in Colorado this July.

This is the first time the Storm and Trojans have ever played against each other, and will be their only meeting of the regular season (emphasis on “regular season”.)

Thoughts on the Storm: Since joining the WFA, the Storm have been pretty much UNSTOPPABLE, outscoring their opponents 210-2 in their first four games! Led on offense by THREE 200+-yard rushers (Jesse Deirdre Felker, Jasmine Plummer and Cassandra Macias-Hicks, combining for 16 TDs on the ground), and with a MIGHTY defense led by the likes of Leah Berner, Ashley Osborne, Sonya Rand and Haylee Sesock, which has not allowed ANY offensive points this season! The road to Colorado IS going through Nevada this season, and there’s no doubt that the Storm have ALL the pieces needed to bring the Biggest Little City a National Championship…if they can take down their much-hyped in-state rivals, they will officially set themselves apart as the odds-on favorites.

Thoughts on the Trojans: Ready for redemption after last year’s playoff miss, the Trojans have been similarly dominant in the crowded pack that is the D3 Pacific Region, similarly outscoring their D3 opponents 174-14. Their star-powered offense is bolstered by Lexi Dimeo’s arm, Sean Caldwell’s reception skills, and Toota ThaGreat’s UNCANNY skill on the ground (725 yards and 10 TDs so far this year), with their defense anchored by the “Four Queens” of Jenn Jones, Jessica Ruiz, RayRay Rodgers (12 combined sacks, and Jasmyn Rodriguez (four INTs, two pick-sixes). There’s a reason why the Trojans are the top-rated D3 team iun the Masseys right now…a win over their fellow juggernauts from Nevada would set themselves up as the clear favorites to be the AC’s representative at the big game at Colorado Mines in July.

The questions are: Will the Storm put up the biggest statement of their victories thus far, setting up the trail to Golden to goo through the Biggest Little City? Or will the Trojans be as #WarReady as ever and prove why they’re set to bring Vegas its first-ever women’s tackle football national championship?