After their best start of the season and only suffering their first lost a couple weeks ago the Bombers DIII side was looking to finish off the fall season on a high note against the Rowdies.
The Bombers and Rowdies were to face off earlier in the season, but due to weather the game has been postponed until spring.
With overcast, potential storms, and high winds it was another rugby game day in St. Louis, but there was something in the air that day.
The first half of the match would turn into scoring frenzy for the Bombers as Colin Fitzgerald started off with the first try only a few minutes into the match. Conversion was made by Jim Morrison giving the Bombers a 7-0 lead. Four more tries would be scored before the end of the half by Mike McMillion, Chris (Vinny) Wroughton(2), and Jim Morrison who kicked for conversion only missing one giving the Bombers a 33-0 lead at half.
Both Jim Morrison and Vinny are two gentlemen who don’t understand the word “retirement” all too well and it maybe because to many blows to the head, but either way they love the game. Morrison had major shoulder surgery during the summer and had his arm in a sling for weeks and was expected to call it quits. Vinny, like Jim, has been with the club for many years and has played multiple positions such as flanker, hooker, but mostly prop. On this day he was part of the back line and seemed to be having too much fun.
In the second half the Rowdies were able to keep the ball in the Bombers half and scored their first try of the match, making it 33-5. The Bombers would answer back with a big run from Jeff Rehder to Jim Morrison for the try. Support running was very impressive in this match along with tough individual running. The Rowdies would score another try before the end of the match, but the Bombers would win 58-10. Man of the match went to Mike (Damage) McGowan for the forwards and Mike McMillion for the backs.
The DIII side finished the fall season 6-1 and is currently in first place. The spring season will be tough, but the Bombers are heading in the right directions to make the playoffs.
Even though the fall season is over there will still be touch played during the week to keep people somewhat in shape, but everyone is encouraged to get some sort of fitness during the break. We’re hoping to have Bomber basketball as well. Keep checking back for information about Kangaroo Court and other events.