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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

St. Louis Women's Football Team Wins Season Opener 77-0

Posted By on Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 1:57 PM

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No, they didn't play the Rams.

The St. Louis SLAM, the city's all-female football team playing in the Women's Football Association, destroyed the Kansas City Storm in their first game of the season last night 77-0.

The victory already puts them halfway toward what has to be a team goal of outpacing the number of wins last season by that other football team from St. Louis. 

And speaking of the Rams, I know they're supposedly keen on taking a college running back in this weekend's draft, but they might do well to take scrounge some bargain talent from the SLAM's roster. Judging from the stats from the first game, there's a lot to choose from:

The SLAM defense was led by veteran linebacker, Kelly Kozlen (11 tackles, fumble recovery), and defensive end Liz Williams (11 tackles, 1.5 sacks, forced fumble). Rookie defensive end, Tayona Smith, stepped up big in her first game with 10 tackles, 1 sack, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery.

On the offensive end, quarterback Liz Lacy connected for TDs with veteran receivers Gail Graff and Katie Ode, as well as rookie WR Kate Evers. Evers scored her second TD of the game on a 54-yard run in the first quarter. The leading rusher for the SLAM in 2008, Pat Riggins, led the ground attack with 70 yards rushing on 5 carries and one TD.

With a name like that, Pat Riggins totally sounds like the Rams RB of the future. Seriously, who would notice that she's a she? Her hair can't be longer than Steven Jackson's.

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