Texas Shootout Bout Recap: Rat City 160, Detroit 50
Posted by Justice Feelgood Marshall on September 30, 2007
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Like Windy City, Detroit had surprised their way into the Texas Shootout, but there would be no upset for them this time around, as the #1 Rat City crew dominated them in the most lopsided bout of the opening round, 160-50.
It was fairly obvious from the outset that Detroit was going to be in a lot of trouble. The bout opened up with a marquee jammer matchup, as the MVP of Heartland Havoc, Racer McChaseher, went up against the MVP of Dust Devil, Miss Fortune. Miss Fortune got a grand slam over Racer on her way to a 8-0 win, and that was only the beginning of Detroit’s woes. Rat City continued to hold Detroit scoreless for the first 10 minutes of the bout while consistently getting one or two grand slams on each scoring lap. After five jams, the score stood at Rat City 35, Detroit 0. Detroit’s speedy Honey Suckit finally got her team on the board with a 4-0 over Valtron, and the underdogs got another couple on the board in a 4-2 jam for Rat City’s Femme Fatale over Racer McChaserher. Unfortunately, Detroit got stuck at 6 for five more jams, during which time Rat City’s Blonde ‘n’ Bitchin put up a massive 16-0 jam over Elle McFearsome. It wouldn’t be until Jam 15 that Detroit finally broke into double digits, but by that time Rat City was sitting on a 89-12 lead, and the half would end two jams later with a 92-13 lead for Rat City.
While Detroit kicked off the second half with their highest scoring jam so far — a 7-4 for Racer McChaseher over Ann R. Kissed — it was mostly more of the same. With the lead reaching 135-28 about 10 minutes into the half, Rat City began putting in their usual blockers at the jam line, with Jowanna Asskickin’, Rettig to Rumble, and Skate Trooper all getting chances to put points on the board for Rat City. In the end, Rat City had put on the most impressive performance of the opening day with a 110 point victory, and earned the right to battle the hosting Texas Rollergirls in the semifinals on Sunday.
Additional reporting: Reckless Ndangerment, Charm City Roller Girls