Gridiron: mixed results for Perth Blitz against Claremont Jets


Junior team quarterback Ben Metcalfe gets tackled.
Junior team quarterback Ben Metcalfe gets tackled.

IT was a weekend of mixed results for Perth Blitz against Claremont Jets on Saturday.

The round 9 encounter at Anniversary Park saw the juniors dominate 40-6, while seniors lost 22-14.

A loss in the previous round meant the juniors lost top spot to the Jets, but a strong performance on the weekend has the Blitz second on the standings with six wins and two losses.

The offence scored five touchdowns and converted all two-point conversions to round out a strong performance.

Receiver Bailey Moke caught six catches for 67 yards and scored two touchdowns and a two-point conversion.

It was a collective effort from the defence as rover Sham Bol made three solo tackles, one assisted tackle, and one sack.

In the senior game, poor discipline compounded by injuries proved the downfall in the Blitz’s fifth loss of the season.

A lack of personnel meant some players were forced to play both offence and defence, with the defence putting in huge efforts to keep the Blitz in the game. Linebacker Mitchell Cavanagh made 12 solo tackles, two assisted tackles, and one sack.

The Blitz now cannot afford to lose any more games in order to make the play-offs.

Next week is a crucial triple-header against the Perth Broncos at James Miller Oval on Saturday.

Juniors kick off proceedings at noon, women play at 2pm after three rounds of byes and seniors face off at 4pm.