185 Rumble Bs
In a hard-fought bout that came down to the wire, the Atlanta Rumble Bs beat The Fort Myers’ Palm City Punishers by a slim 19 point-margin. While the Bs never lost their lead entirely, the Punishers did tie the score early in the first half, and the score stayed close for the entire bout. Stellar jamming by new Rumble B (and former DSDG all-star) Nora Gretz kept the Bs on top, while a strong focus on defense held the Punisher jammers at bay. That said, Punisher jammer Serenity Storm snuck through many a Rumble B wall, and stacked up points for the visiting team. Bs led at the half 106-42.
The Punishers rallied in the second half, bringing the score within 8 points with 15 minutes left to play. Nora Gretz landed an apex jump midway through the half that had the crowd on their feet, and new B Juggs Judy (who skated as Canna Whoopass in the first bout) knocked down opposing jammer after jammer. On the Punisher side, Anya Dixon single-handedly held back many of the Bs jammers at the back of the pack. With just a few minutes remaining, penalties sent both jammers back and forth to the box, and the Bs held their breath through the last jam. Here’s to an undefeated season, Rumble Bs!