Fans stayed on their feet for this hometown showdown. With the taste of last season’s powerful win still on their tongues, the Demon’s came wanting more, but the Stix put up a venemous fight, proving they were not so easy to take down. Lead changes were regular, and every push the Demons gave, the Stix answered back, keeping the score to a close 112 – Demons, 103 – Stix at the half.
The second half was just as exciting as the first, and it was obvious both of these hometeams came to win. There were lead changes and star passes, big hits and fancy feet. Defense on both sides was fierce. Each jammer had to fight, push and juke their way through rock hard walls, only to be faced with blockers recycling them back into the pack almost every turn. In the last minutes, the Stix were up, and victory was in their grasps, until All Star blocker Queen Loseyateefa did was she does best, and drew a cut track penalty on the Stix’s jammer. Even though the Stix fought to the bitter end, with The Boss sneaking their last four points in at the final whistle, jammer penalties were the Stix’s downfall, and the Demons came through for the win with an official final score of Demons – 224, Stix – 184.
Jammer MVP – Afro Dykee
Blocker MVP – Lez Dispenser
Jammer MVP – Slams McKenzie
Blocker MVP – Rudy Huxtabrawl
Dirty South Derby Girls vs. Naptown Roller Girls
Final Score: Dirty South 221 — Naptown 72
The Dirty South Derby Girls showed their unstoppable steam engine like quality again June 12 against the Naptown Roller Girls. It was 0 – 0 after the first jam, and Naptown struck first in the second with a two point nudge, but after a jammer penalty in the third, Dirty South’s Bruze Orman took hold of the lead with a 20 point jam. Bruze’s strong jam proved to be the steam Dirty South needed for take off, and after a tenacious fight from Naptown, the first half ended 126 – Dirty South, 38 – Naptown.
The Dirty South kept gathering momentum in the second half with unbreakable walls and jammers pushing full steam ahead. Jammunition, or Grand Slam Jam as the fans call her, proved her name once again the second half with several grand slams, and Jean Juke Piccard put those facy feet to good use, juking around Naptown’s hard hitters like Asian Sinsation and Mutant Jean. Naptown’s Maiden America and G-Rocket answered back, putting points on the board, but Dirty South’s renouned defense held strong, smooth and together, for an official final score of Dirty South – 221, Naptown – 72.
Dirty South MVPs
Jammer MVP – Jammunition
Blocker MVP – Ozzie Kamikaze
Jammer MVP – Maiden America
Blocker MVP – Asian Sinsation
Toxic Shocks vs. Sake Tuyas
Final Score: Shocks 269 – Sakes 138
Having lost several of their mainstay players, the Sake Tuyas put up a fight before falling to the Toxic Shocks on June 14. The Sakes were expecting a tough bout, and with the absence of Agent Maulder, Hollicidal and the Merchant of Menace, the Shocks capitalized and brought home the win.
With all-star jammers Jean-Juke Picard, Trouble MakeHer and Jammunition, the game started out strong for the Shocks. The Sake walls were unable to hold all those fancy feet, and the score at the half was Shocks 166 – Sakes 57.
The Sakes regrouped during halftime, and proved that teamwork is the MVP in any game. With walls led by captain Amelia Scareheart and ICU Dead, the Sakes sent in jammers wrecking ball Woah Nellie, agile Wheelin’ Jennings and tenacious Fullatrix LeStrange who grabbed points 4 and 5 at a time. During the jams where the Sake walls stayed tight, they began making a comeback, but the expert blocking by Scout SnipeHer and Rebel Yellow shut down several scoring runs, and the Shocks pulled out the win.
Jammer MVP- Elle A. Driveby
Blocker MVP- Alassin Sane
Jammer MVP- Wheelin’ Jennings
Blocker MVP- Shannanigan
Dirty South Derby Girls vs. Arch Rival Rollergirls All-Stars
Final Score: DSDG 250 – ARRG 67
Although the score was heavily in favor of the Dirty South Derby Girls (DSDG), the Arch Rival Rollergirls (ARRG) brought a fast, physical game to Atlanta on June 14. Hot off the whistle, ARRG’s jammer Brickyard put the first points on the board, but DSDG’s Bruze Orman answered with 8. DSDG mobilized their defensive walls, and blocking superstar Queen Loseyateefa was a stabilizing force throughout the game. DSDG increased their lead by about 100 points, with jamming by DSDG rookie and high scorer of the first half ChokeCherry and Jammunition.
The points for DSDG just kept on coming. ARRG got into trouble when they weren’t able to switch from offense to defense fast enough. DSDG walls were solid, so ARRG would hit with quick offense, but weren’t able to mobilize their walls fast enough to stop DSDG jammers, resulting in grand slam after grand slam for DSDG. Hard, solid walls left no hope for ARRG to sneak in any points. The final score was DSDG 250, ARRG 67.
Jammer MVP- Mighty Mighty boston
Blocker MVP- Party Foul
Jammer MVP- Belle of the Brawl
Blocker MVP- Queen Loseyateefa
The fans were the winners AND MVPs when Atlanta’s All-Star Dirty South Derby Girls brought heart-stopping action and a dramatic comeback to almost take the win against the Minnesota RollerGirls. If you didn’t get enough excitement in the first game, the second bout of the doubleheader on May 17 brought fans to their feet, screaming for their girls in red.
Minnesota came to PLAY, and the first few jams brought an early lead for our friends to the North. The Dirty South was plagued by jammer penalties, and Minnesota jammers Slambda Phage and Harmony Killerbruise took advantage, widening the score even more. Minnesota plays a fiercely physical game, and faced with tough walls and even tougher jammers, the Dirty South wasn’t able to get their footing. Minnesota was dominating the Dirty South by over one hundred points. Even with a power jam by Bruze Orman with seconds left on the clock, the score at halftime was 121-38 with Minnesota in the lead.
Some teams would have resigned themselves to a big loss–an 83-point lead at halftime seems insurmountable. But did the Dirty South Derby Girls give up? Not a chance. The Dirty South rallied at halftime and set themselves on a course to mount the most ambitious comeback in the history of the team.
Minnesota wasn’t giving up, but the Dirty South blockers Ozzie Kamakazie and Scout SnipeHer kept their walls tight, and jammers Belle of the Brawl and Wild Cherri approached every jam like it was the first. Jammunition gained momentum when she set the track on fire with a 21 point jam, and little by little, jam by jam, the Dirty South was heading for domination. The crowd was hot, showing their appreciation for the home team with thunderous cheering for every point scored. With just under four minutes left in the game, the score was 152-125, with Minnesota still in the lead. The Dirty South fought until the last second, and although they weren’t able to get in the lead, no one left the game disappointed.
Dirty South Derby Girls- 150
Minnesota Rollergirls- 175
Dirty South Derby Girls
MVP Jammer: Wild Cherri
MVP Blocker: Queen Loseyateefa
MVP Jammer: Slambda Phage
MVP Blocker: Diamond Rough
The Jukes of Hazzard brought Atlanta derby fans excitement and suspense as they took on Classic City–the game was neck and neck with multiple lead changes until the last quarter when the Jukes turned on the jets and took home the win.
In the first game of the doubleheader on May 17, the Classic City Rollergirls from Athens, Ga. came off the whistle hot. Classic City took control, keeping the pack speed extra fast. The teams traded points for the first few jams, and a power jam by Jukes rookie N.M.E. widened the scoring gap for a short time. Classic City answered by speeding up the pack once again, causing the Jukes walls to break down, and gaining lead jammer several times in a row. Classic City took the lead, and started to pull ahead with dynamite jamming by Human Missile Crisis combined with Jukes jammer penalties. The Jukes began taking control of their walls with powerhouse blocking by Slamborghini and Blitzkrieg, and the score at the half was 80-72 with Classic City in the lead.
The Jukes regrouped at halftime, concentrating on keeping their walls low and slow. Classic City was determined to continue their lead, but the Jukes played their own game, gaining lead jammer, putting 4 on the board and calling it off. Jukes jammer (and transfer from Classic City!) Moshya Brady brought the game to its tipping point and the Jukes were in the lead with 13 minutes left in the game. The Jukes continued to dominate and brought home the win.
Jukes of Hazzard- 189
Classic City Rollergirls- 134
Jukes of Hazzard
MVP Jammer: Moshya Brady
MVP Blocker: Woah Nellie
Classic City Rollergirls
MVP Jammer: Louis Strongarm
MVP Blocker: Lolli-MaeHamm
In the second game of the double header on April 12, Atlanta’s Rumble Bs took command of the Hard Knox Rollergirls All-Stars from Knoxville, TN. Off the whistle, Bs’ jammer The Boss put 14 on the board, and our ladies in red held Knoxville scoreless for the first few jams. Hard Knox was able to put a handful of points up at a time, but the blocking prowess of the Bs, led by Madditude Adjustment and ICU Dead, made life hard for Knoxville jammers. They put up an amazing fight with Earth-shattering hits on Bs jammer Hate Ashbury, but weren’t able to mobilize their offense to close the scoring gap that was getting bigger each jam.
Just before halftime, Hard Knox rallied- blocking by Unsweet T and Wrecking Ball, along with smart jamming by Space Riot and Evil Lucia gave them a crowd-pleasing scoring run and enough momentum to send them into halftime with plans to dominate the second half. The halftime score was 103-62 for the Bs, and the second half was characterized by intense one on one blocking from both sides. A few ill-timed jam call offs by the Bs allowed Hard Knox to sneak points in several times. Although Hard Knox brought the hard hits and smart jamming, Bs superstar jammers Nora Gretz and Genie in a Battle proved too much to handle.
Players of the Game:
MVP Jammer: Nora Gretz
MVP Blocker: Madditude Adjustment
MVP Jammer: Evil Lucia
MVP Blocker: Unsweet T
The Sake Tuyas and Denim Demons both came fighting on the whistle, but Demon jammers, led by ChokeCherry and Nora Gretz, put the Demons ahead and the Sakes were never able to recover. Dynamite offensive play by Switchblade Siouxsie divided the Sake walls, and Sake jammers were consistently stymied by blockers Queen Loseyateefa and Ozzie Kamakazie. Early in the first half a Demon power jam by Afro Dykee with only 3 Sakes on the track put over 20 points on the board, and their momentum took off from there. The Sakes were no slouches, however, taking advantage of power jams late in the half. The score was 100-20 for the Demons at the half.
The Sakes came back from halftime a new team- they were energized, their walls were dense, and their jammers were swift. Jam by jam, they attempted to chip away at the Demon lead, and were able to gain momentum with jamming by Hella Blitzgerald and Wheelin’ Jennings, and knockout blocking by ICU Dead and Woah Nelly. Unfortunately for the Sakes, the early Demon lead proved insurmountable and the Demons took the win.
Demons MVP Jammer: Afro Dykee
Blocker: Ozzie Kamakazi
Sakes MVP Jammer: Hollicidal
Blocker: Woah Nellie