The second game of the Atlanta Rollergirls’ season did not disappoint! Grinding defense, relentless jammers and powerful offense were the highlights of this spectacular double header. The bout opened with a matchup between the two undefeated teams, the Toxic Shocks and Denim Demons. The main event showcased Atlanta’s talented rookies as they made their debut as a member of Atlanta’s C team, the Jukes of Hazzard. They had their talent well tested against the classy yet merciless Soul City Sirens of Augusta, Georgia.
The Toxic Shocks and Denim Demons wasted no time showing each other what they’re made of. First jam both teams fielded power jammers, Afro Dykee of the Shocks and Choke Cherryof the Demons. The defensive walls of both teams would leave most jammers crying before the first whistle was blown. Choke Cherry drew first blood for the Demons but the Shocks defense held the Demon’s jammers for the next three jams to include a 22 point power jam from Afro.
Powerful walls and swift offense from both teams left you catching your breath for the jammers and their blockers. Soul crushing hits from Wild Cherri and grid lock defense by Nattie Long Legs, Curbstompin’ Cupcake and Rosie Derivator gave the Shocks a run for their money. But Rebel Yellow, Eiffel Power, Axtual Malice and Baller Shot Caller answered back by working their defense magic.
The Shocks took a hard fought win over the Demons with a 190 to 130 score.
Shocks MVP Blocker: Baller Shot Caller
Shocks MVP Jammer: Afro Dykee
Demons MVP Blocker: Erykah Ba-Doozie
Demons MVP Jammer: Human Missile Crisis
The Jukes of Hazzard and Soul City Sirens kept you on the edge of your seat! Soul City showed they were not to be underestimated by taking the lead for the first three jams. TagHer Lily quickly changed that in the fourth jam. The game continued as a back and forth lead change and with close point differentials. Beautiful offense by Charlie Chaos and Minnie Van Dryver helped the Jukes get that lead, while Hell2Pae and MFN Lady from Soul City remained a double threat throughout the game. Ruby Chaos was able to pull a signature apex jump to keep the Juke’s momentum up while Beat Her Pan kept the Jukes’ walls on their toes. And let’s not forget the highlight take out of the game! As one of Atlanta’s newest and toughest rookies, Bea Right Back, donned the jammer panty, she laid a vicious shoulder hit to an unfortunate Soul City blocker’s chest, lifting her off her skates and on to the ground.
Final score: 209 Jukes of Hazzard to 185 Soul City Sirens.
Jukes MVP Blocker: Sofa Queen Sweet
Jukes MVP Jammer: Ruby Chaos
Soul City MVP Blocker: Hell2pae
Soul City MVP Jammer: Beat Her Pan