Pylon Pythons earn second shutout win

The Pylon Pythons made short work of the Scallywagz Monday night in intramural flag football.

Their 40-0 blowout made it the Pylon Pythons’ second straight shutout after beating A.S.S.E. 19-0, for their second win of the year.

With the loss, the Scallywagz were held winless at 0-2 on the year and were not able to get anything moving offensively or stop the Pylon Pythons on defense to begin the game.

The Pylon Pythons took possession of the football near midfield after two early touchdowns, and despite two penalties, scored their third touchdown of the game in just five plays.

The Pylon Python’s quarterback fired a ball nearly 25 yards to the back left corner of the endzone where his receiver made a toe dragging catch to extend their lead; the extra point attempt would be no good.

The Scallywagz were forced to punt on their next series and the Pylon Pythons again returned the ball into excellent field position.

They took advantage just three plays later, all passes, to put them up four scores.

The Pylon Pythons picked off their first pass of the game two plays into the Scallywagz’ next series and picked up decent yards on the return.

However, it didn’t take long for the Pylon Pythons to convert their opportunity as they scored on their first play of the drive.

It looked as if the Scallywagz might get on the board on their next series after a long run down the right side of the field, but the Pylon Python’s defense came up big again with another interception.

They scored after three plays, capped off by a 5-yard touchdown pass completion.

Sophomore Pylon Python Kyle Lautner was quick to point out the defensive effort and the momentum a win like this gives them.

“Our defense is great because we have two star rushers,” Lautner said. “It makes it easy for our corners and safeties to pick the ball off. We feel like we have a good chance to be a good solid team through the year. Hopefully we’ll make it to the next level.”

 

Story by Nick Dolan, Assistant Sports Editor