Bout 1: Toxic Shocks vs. Denim Demons @ 5pm
The name “Grudge Match” has never more truly fit than it does with Saturday’s first matchup. Last season, we saw these two teams meet in the Championship game where the Demons won on a 20+ point game-changing final jam. The Shocks then defeated the Demons the next time they met in this season’s opener, by a more-than-marginal point spread of 100+ points. But it seems the Demons are here to make some noise. They are the only team to beat the dominating force of Sake Tuyas so far this year, and although they lost by a mere point spread of 27 points the last time they played the Sakes, they seem to have picked up their game and brought back the hard hits and long scoring passes we’ve all come to love from seasons past.
But the Shocks have put up their share of points as well this season. The game they played against the Stix in August was starting to heat up in their favor during the second half, with multiple 20+ point scoring runs. Not to mention the Shocks’ defensive blocking style of strong, aggressive walls that will never let a jammer slip by untouched. Both of these teams are looking to prove themselves this weekend. Who will you stand with? The shocking ladies in green, or the denim cladded demons in blue?
Bout 2: Sake Tuyas vs. Apocalypstix @ 7:30pm
The (quite literal) golden girls of the season are going head to head with the all-time league underdog in the final bout of the season. Although the Sake Tuyas and Apocalypstix have only lost one game each this season, it was the Sakes who beat the Apocalypstix in the season opener, and it is the Apocalypstix who have never – in the history of the Atlanta Rollergirls – ever won a championship game.
Both teams have hit this season with a high level of intensity. Since the re-draft during pre-season, these two teams have been playing to do nothing but win. Both teams have offered extremely physical and aggressive jamming to match both of their strong, tight defensive playing styles. This will be a game for the history books. Will the underdogs finally get their day? Or does the golden skate belong with the ladies who love it so much, they’ve made gold a primary color?