Gridiron: Perth Blitz women and juniors go two-for-two against West Coast Wolverines

Perth Blitz's Bailey Moke at quarterback.
Perth Blitz's Bailey Moke at quarterback.

NOT even hot conditions in round 13 could stop the in-form Perth Blitz on Saturday.

The penultimate round of the 2017-18 Gridiron West season saw Blitz account for the West Coast Wolverines 52-0 in the junior’s game while the women won 30-8 at Edinburgh Oval.

The juniors took advantage of an undermanned Wolverines outfit to move to a season record of 9-2.

New quarterback Bailey Moke led from the front with two passing touchdowns and another three rushing touchdowns.

Defensively, it was then a collective team effort for another shut-out victory, as defensive back Naph Smith led from the front with five solo tackles and two assisted tackles.

The victory means Blitz remains second in the standings, with the top four likely to remain unchanged for the first round of playoffs.

Later in the day, the women concluded their regular season with an eighth consecutive victory, making it a perfect season.

It confirms the top seed going into playoffs.

The Blitz faced an athletic Wolverines team which restricted the offence to a touchdown in each quarter, with only one two-point attempt not converted.

Britney Weretapou led the scoring with two touchdowns from 92 total scrimmage yards.

The Wolverines used strong running to march the ball downfield throughout the game, but a resolute defence kept the Wolverines to one touchdown for the game.

Once again linebacker Rhyanna Edbrooke was at the forefront of action with six tackles, four assisted tackles, and forced a fumble.

The women will prepare for playoffs which begin February 2.

The senior Blitz team forfeited earlier in the week and did not play.

Next week Blitz returns to Edinburgh Oval to take on Westside Steelers in the final round of the regular season.

Juniors kick-off the encounter at midday and seniors play at 2pm.

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