The Toxic Shocks and Sake Tuyas have a long history of fighting for, or in, the Championship Bout, and it’s always a close call. Last year the Sakes kept the Shocks from the Champ Bout with a close win, and the year before that the Sakes took the 2011 Championship over the Shocks by a mere 7 points. As you may imagine, both teams went into this bout with their historical match-ups in mind — and the undefeated Shocks were determined to not allow the Sakes to keep them from the Champ Bout again. In one of the most exciting games of the 2013 season, the Sakes almost dashed the dreams of the girls in green, again — but the Shocks held strong. The legendary slow and tight Shock defensive wall held back some of the best jammers in the league, while All-Star jamming from Shocks Jammunition, Trouble Maker, and Jean-Juke Picard put the Shocks in the lead. Penalty trouble caught up to the Shocks a few times during the bout, and Hollicidal and the Merchant of Menace took advantage of power jams for the Sakes. The score gap diminished quickly in the second half, with the Sakes coming within 1 point of the Shocks. It was anyone’s game at that point, and the crowd knew it! But — a couple of power jams (in the Shocks’ favor) later, the girls in green were in the lead for the win. The Toxic Shocks are going to the Champ Bout, folks. Don’t miss it!
Players of the game were Wheelin’ Jennings (jamming), and Agent Maulder (blocking) for the Sakes, and Jammunition (jamming) and Canna Whoopass (blocking) for the Shocks.