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IFL International Series - Week 11 | Tropea Dolphins vs Galdurmar Raiders

Home players: Tropea Dolphins
Players away from home: Galdurmar Raiders

Location: Zenith @Heartfilia

Referee: Giovanni Forte

Play-by-Play

Spoiler

Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Own 20 -- Run by Eustacchio Ingrisano for -2 yds , tackle by Bordino Bregli
Down: 2 Distance: 12 on Own 18 -- Pass by Aldino Portolani incomplete
Down: 3 Distance: 12 on Own 18 -- Pass by Aldino Portolani complete to Romeo Caponera for 31 yds, tackle by Massimiliano Palombo
Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Own 49 -- Run by Orsino Cinanni for 1 yds , tackle by Amonastro Corvasce
Down: 2 Distance: 9 on on 50 -- Pass by Aldino Portolani complete to Federico Zaccardi for 6 yds, tackle by Rafaele Seneca
Down: 3 Distance: 3 on Opp 44 -- Run by Orsino Cinanni for -1 yds , tackle by Vitale Giangrasso
Down: 4 Distance: 4 on Opp 45 -- 54 yard punt by Massimo Lanci+, Touchback

Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Own 20 -- Run by Patrizio Volino for 5 yds , tackle by Bruno Mastrianni
Down: 2 Distance: 5 on Own 25 -- Run by Patrizio Volino for -2 yds , tackle by Bruno Corsino
Down: 3 Distance: 7 on Own 23 -- Pass by Alberto Capodanno complete to Enrico Del Santo. for -2 yds, tackle by Tomasso Giannini
Down: 4 Distance: 9 on Own 21 -- 49 yard punt by Lazzaro Caccese, Return for 2 yds

Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Own 32 -- Pass by Aldino Portolani complete to Giulio Mannina for 12 yds, tackle by Bordino Bregli
Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Own 44 -- Pass by Aldino Portolani complete to Bruno Lizzio for 7 yds, tackle by Amonastro Corvasce
Down: 2 Distance: 3 on Opp 49 -- Pass by Aldino Portolani complete to Bruno Lizzio for 8 yds, tackle by Carlino Oppedisano
Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Opp 41 -- Run by Eustacchio Ingrisano for 6 yds , tackle by Amonastro Corvasce
Down: 2 Distance: 4 on Opp 35 -- Pass by Aldino Portolani complete to Orsino Cinanni for 9 yds, tackle by Eugenio Nerone
Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Opp 26 -- Pass by Aldino Portolani complete to Giulio Mannina for 3 yds, tackle by Placido Di Caprio
Down: 2 Distance: 7 on Opp 23 -- Pass by Aldino Portolani incomplete
Down: 3 Distance: 7 on Opp 23 -- Pass by Aldino Portolani complete to Romeo Caponera for 14 yds, tackle by Geremia Izzi
Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Opp 9 -- Pass by Aldino Portolani complete to Bernardo Romanello for 9 yds TOUCHDOWN

Raiders leads 7-0

Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Own 20 -- Run by Vincenzio Di Prima for 20 yds , tackle by Guglielmo Antonelli
Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Own 40 -- Pass by Alberto Capodanno complete to Enrico Del Santo. for 11 yds, tackle by Enzo Calabrese
Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Opp 49 -- Run by Patrizio Volino for 1 yds , tackle by Enzo Calabrese
Down: 2 Distance: 9 on Opp 48 -- Pass by Alberto Capodanno incomplete
Down: 3 Distance: 9 on Opp 48 -- Run by Edmondo Bruzzese for 4 yds , tackle by Fausto Montanaro
Down: 4 Distance: 5 on Opp 44 -- 47 yard punt by Lazzaro Caccese, Touchback

Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Own 20 -- Pass by Aldino Portolani complete to Romeo Caponera for 5 yds, tackle by Leonardo Pellecchia
Down: 2 Distance: 5 on Own 25 -- Run by Orsino Cinanni for 4 yds , tackle by Rafaele Seneca
Down: 3 Distance: 1 on Own 29 -- Run by Orsino Cinanni for 6 yds , tackle by Cecilio Varni
Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Own 35 -- Run by Orsino Cinanni for 3 yds , tackle by Romeo Vacanti
Down: 2 Distance: 7 on Own 38 -- Pass by Aldino Portolani complete to Bernardo Romanello for 7 yds, tackle by Placido Di Caprio
Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Own 45 -- Pass by Aldino Portolani complete to Orsino Cinanni for 8 yds, tackle by Cesare Pileggi
Down: 2 Distance: 2 on Opp 47 -- Pass by Aldino Portolani complete to Giulio Mannina for 18 yds, tackle by Pasquale Brocco
Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Opp 29 -- Run by Orsino Cinanni for 1 yds , tackle by Rafaele Seneca
Down: 2 Distance: 9 on Opp 28 -- Pass by Aldino Portolani complete to Romeo Caponera for 22 yds, tackle by Arrighetto Germani
Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Opp 6 -- Pass by Aldino Portolani complete to Bernardo Romanello for 6 yds TOUCHDOWN

Raiders leads 14-0

Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Own 20 -- Pass by Alberto Capodanno complete to Ruggero Crecco+ for 18 yds, tackle by Bruno Corsino
Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Own 38 -- Run by Patrizio Volino for 4 yds , tackle by Fausto Bruzzese
Down: 2 Distance: 6 on Own 42 -- Pass by Alberto Capodanno complete to Rafaello Tirabassi for 3 yds, tackle by Federigo Brucato
Down: 3 Distance: 3 on Own 45 -- Pass by Alberto Capodanno complete to Edmondo Bruzzese for 11 yds, tackle by Giustino Forte
Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Opp 44 -- Run by Patrizio Volino for 2 yds , tackle by Tomasso Giannini
Down: 2 Distance: 8 on Opp 42 -- Pass by Alberto Capodanno incomplete
Down: 3 Distance: 8 on Opp 42 -- Run by Alberto Capodanno for 2 yds , tackle by Federigo Brucato
Down: 4 Distance: 6 on Opp 40 -- 49 yard punt by Lazzaro Caccese, Touchback

Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Own 20 -- Run by Orsino Cinanni for 4 yds , tackle by Eugenio Nerone
Down: 2 Distance: 6 on Own 24 -- Pass by Aldino Portolani complete to Eustacchio Ingrisano for 3 yds, tackle by Maurizio Govoni
Down: 3 Distance: 3 on Own 27 -- Pass by Aldino Portolani complete to Romeo Caponera for 10 yds, tackle by Cesare Pileggi
Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Own 37 -- Run by Orsino Cinanni for 0 yds , tackle by Bordino Bregli
Down: 2 Distance: 10 on Own 37 -- Pass by Aldino Portolani complete to Bernardo Romanello for 11 yds, tackle by Bordino Bregli
Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Own 48 -- Pass by Aldino Portolani complete to Federico Zaccardi for 4 yds, tackle by Carlino Oppedisano
Down: 2 Distance: 6 on Opp 48 -- Pass by Aldino Portolani complete to Romeo Caponera for 19 yds, tackle by Amonastro Corvasce
Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Opp 29 -- Run by Orsino Cinanni for 2 yds , tackle by Rafaele Seneca
Down: 2 Distance: 8 on Opp 27 -- Pass by Aldino Portolani incomplete
Down: 3 Distance: 8 on Opp 27 -- Run by Eustacchio Ingrisano for 3 yds , tackle by Arrighetto Germani
Down: 4 Distance: 5 on Opp 24 -- Kick by Arnaldo Del Ponte GOOD

Raiders leads 17-0

Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Own 20 -- Run by Edmondo Bruzzese for -2 yds , tackle by Guglielmo Antonelli
Down: 2 Distance: 12 on Own 18 -- Run by Pio Valenza for 2 yds , tackle by Marco Sarno
Down: 3 Distance: 10 on Own 20 -- Run by Patrizio Volino for 10 yds , tackle by Enzo Calabrese
Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Own 30 -- Run by Edmondo Bruzzese for 11 yds , tackle by Geremia Andolina
Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Own 41 -- Run by Patrizio Volino for 1 yds , tackle by Giustino Forte
Down: 2 Distance: 9 on Own 42 -- PENALTY: False Start
Down: 2 Distance: 14 on Own 37 -- Pass by Alberto Capodanno incomplete
Down: 3 Distance: 14 on Own 37 -- Pass by Alberto Capodanno incomplete
Down: 4 Distance: 14 on Own 37 -- 47 yard punt by Lazzaro Caccese, Return for 6 yds

Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Own 22 -- Pass by Aldino Portolani complete to Orsino Cinanni for 10 yds, tackle by Massimiliano Palombo
Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Own 32 -- Pass by Aldino Portolani incomplete
Down: 2 Distance: 10 on Own 32 -- Pass by Aldino Portolani complete to Ruggero De Masi for 15 yds, tackle by Placido Di Caprio
Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Own 47 -- Pass by Aldino Portolani complete to Eustacchio Ingrisano for 1 yds, tackle by Pasquale Brocco
Down: 2 Distance: 9 on Own 48 -- Run by Eustacchio Ingrisano for 5 yds , tackle by Leonardo Pellecchia
Down: 3 Distance: 4 on Opp 47 -- Run by Eustacchio Ingrisano for 3 yds , tackle by Carmine Mirabelli
Down: 4 Distance: 1 on Opp 44 -- 55 yard punt by Massimo Lanci+, Touchback

Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Own 20 -- Pass by Alberto Capodanno complete to Ruggero Crecco+ for 10 yds, tackle by Guglielmo Antonelli
Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Own 30 -- Run by Patrizio Volino for 7 yds , tackle by Geremia Andolina
Down: 2 Distance: 3 on Own 37 -- Run by Edmondo Bruzzese for 0 yds , tackle by Filippo Foresta
Down: 3 Distance: 3 on Own 37 -- Run by Patrizio Volino for 3 yds , tackle by Bruno Mastrianni
Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Own 40 -- Pass by Alberto Capodanno complete to Ruggero Crecco+ for 7 yds, tackle by Enzo Calabrese
Down: 2 Distance: 3 on Own 47 -- Pass by Alberto Capodanno complete to Ruggero Crecco+ for 9 yds, tackle by Marco Sarno
Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Opp 44 -- Pass by Alberto Capodanno complete to Edmondo Bruzzese for 11 yds, tackle by Enzo Calabrese
Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Opp 33 -- Run by Patrizio Volino for 1 yds , tackle by Marco Sarno
Down: 2 Distance: 9 on Opp 32 -- Pass by Alberto Capodanno complete to Sigismondo Armato for 17 yds, tackle by Tomasso Giannini
Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Opp 15 -- Run by Patrizio Volino for -2 yds , tackle by Michele De Fabio
Down: 2 Distance: 12 on Opp 17 -- Pass by Alberto Capodanno complete to Sigismondo Armato for 10 yds, tackle by Tomasso Giannini
Down: 3 Distance: 2 on Opp 7 -- Run by Edmondo Bruzzese for 7 yds TOUCHDOWN

Raiders leads 17-7

Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Own 20 -- Pass by Aldino Portolani incomplete
Down: 2 Distance: 10 on Own 20 -- Pass by Aldino Portolani INTERCEPTED by Pasquale Brocco

Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Opp 20 -- Run by Pero Burgio for 1 yds , tackle by Tomasso Giannini
Down: 2 Distance: 9 on Opp 19 -- Run by Patrizio Volino for 5 yds , tackle by Alberto Morace
Down: 3 Distance: 4 on Opp 14 -- Run by Patrizio Volino for 1 yds , tackle by Filippo Foresta
Down: 4 Distance: 3 on Opp 13 -- Kick by Benedetto De Sarno NO GOOD

Raiders leads 17-7

Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Own 13 -- Pass by Aldino Portolani incomplete
Down: 2 Distance: 10 on Own 13 -- Pass by Aldino Portolani incomplete
Down: 3 Distance: 10 on Own 13 -- Run by Aldino Portolani for 1 yds , tackle by Geremia Izzi
Down: 4 Distance: 9 on Own 14 -- 46 yard punt by Massimo Lanci+, Return for 5 yds

Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Own 45 -- Pass by Alberto Capodanno complete to Patrizio Volino for 20 yds, tackle by Pietro Zizzo
Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Opp 35 -- Pass by Alberto Capodanno incomplete
Down: 2 Distance: 10 on Opp 35 -- Run by Pero Burgio for 1 yds , tackle by Geremia Andolina
Down: 3 Distance: 9 on Opp 34 -- Run by Patrizio Volino for 0 yds , tackle by Tomasso Giannini
Down: 4 Distance: 9 on Opp 34 -- Kick by Benedetto De Sarno GOOD

Raiders leads 17-10

Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Own 20 -- Pass by Aldino Portolani complete to Bernardo Romanello for 5 yds, tackle by Giuseppe Calvi
Down: 2 Distance: 5 on Own 25 -- Run by Nunzio Uccello for 17 yds , tackle by Rafaele Seneca
Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Own 42 -- Run by Orsino Cinanni for 3 yds , tackle by Massimiliano Palombo
Down: 2 Distance: 7 on Own 45 -- Run by Orsino Cinanni for -1 yds , tackle by Bordino Bregli
Down: 3 Distance: 8 on Own 44 -- Run by Orsino Cinanni for 3 yds , tackle by Massimiliano Catanzano
Down: 4 Distance: 5 on Own 47 -- 47 yard punt by Massimo Lanci+, No Return

Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Own 6 -- Pass by Alberto Capodanno complete to Ruggero Crecco+ for 18 yds, tackle by Enzo Calabrese
Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Own 24 -- Run by Patrizio Volino for 6 yds , tackle by Bruno Corsino
Down: 2 Distance: 4 on Own 30 -- Pass by Alberto Capodanno complete to Alec Ingold for 26 yds, tackle by Lazzaro Moroni
Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Opp 44 -- Pass by Alberto Capodanno complete to Ruggero Crecco+ for 13 yds, tackle by Michele De Fabio
Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Opp 31 -- Pass by Alberto Capodanno complete to Sigismondo Armato for 3 yds, tackle by Fausto Montanaro
Down: 2 Distance: 7 on Opp 28 -- Pass by Alberto Capodanno complete to Ruggero Crecco+ for 22 yds, tackle by Bruno Corsino
Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Opp 6 -- Pass by Alberto Capodanno complete to Gherardo Patrizio for 6 yds TOUCHDOWN

Tied at 17

Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Own 20 -- Run by Federico Zaccardi for -2 yds , tackle by Amonastro Corvasce
Down: 2 Distance: 12 on Own 18 -- Pass by Aldino Portolani complete to Orsino Cinanni for 20 yds, tackle by Placido Di Caprio
Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Own 38 -- Run by Aldino Portolani for 0 yds , tackle by Bordino Bregli
Down: 2 Distance: 10 on Own 38 -- Run by Orsino Cinanni for 0 yds , tackle by Rafaele Seneca
Down: 3 Distance: 10 on Own 38 -- Pass by Aldino Portolani complete to Ruggero De Masi for 16 yds, tackle by Romeo Vacanti
Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Opp 46 -- Pass by Aldino Portolani complete to Federico Zaccardi for 5 yds, tackle by Placido Di Caprio
Down: 2 Distance: 5 on Opp 41 -- Pass by Aldino Portolani complete to Giulio Mannina for 3 yds, tackle by Placido Di Caprio
Down: 3 Distance: 2 on Opp 38 -- Pass by Aldino Portolani incomplete
Down: 4 Distance: 2 on Opp 38 -- 47 yard punt by Massimo Lanci+, Touchback

Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Own 20 -- Pass by Alberto Capodanno incomplete
Down: 2 Distance: 10 on Own 20 -- Pass by Alberto Capodanno complete to Ruggero Crecco+ for 4 yds, tackle by Bruno Corsino
Down: 3 Distance: 6 on Own 24 -- Pass by Alberto Capodanno incomplete
Down: 4 Distance: 6 on Own 24 -- 41 yard punt by Lazzaro Caccese, Return for 3 yds

Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Own 38 -- Pass by Aldino Portolani complete to Ruggero De Masi for 4 yds, tackle by Leonardo Pellecchia
Down: 2 Distance: 6 on Own 42 -- Pass by Aldino Portolani complete to Aldo Corsa for 3 yds, tackle by Massimiliano Palombo
Down: 3 Distance: 3 on Own 45 -- Run by Orsino Cinanni for 3 yds , tackle by Cecilio Varni
Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Own 48 -- Pass by Aldino Portolani complete to Bernardo Romanello for 4 yds, tackle by Carlino Oppedisano
Down: 2 Distance: 6 on Opp 48 -- Pass by Aldino Portolani incomplete
Down: 3 Distance: 6 on Opp 48 -- Run by Eustacchio Ingrisano for 47 yds , tackle by Rafaele Seneca
Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Opp 1 -- Run by Eustacchio Ingrisano for 0 yds , tackle by Vitale Giangrasso
Down: 2 Distance: 10 on Opp 1 -- Run by Eustacchio Ingrisano for 1 yds TOUCHDOWN

Raiders leads 24-17

Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Own 20 -- Pass by Alberto Capodanno incomplete
Down: 2 Distance: 10 on Own 20 -- Run by Sigismondo Armato for 7 yds , tackle by Geremia Andolina
Down: 3 Distance: 3 on Own 27 -- Pass by Alberto Capodanno complete to Sigismondo Armato for 16 yds, tackle by Tomasso Giannini
Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Own 43 -- Pass by Alberto Capodanno complete to Giancarlo Restivo for 18 yds, tackle by Bruno Corsino
Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Opp 39 -- Run by Pio Valenza for 13 yds , tackle by Lazzaro Moroni
Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Opp 26 -- Run by Patrizio Volino for 8 yds , tackle by Bruno Mastrianni
Down: 2 Distance: 2 on Opp 18 -- Pass by Alberto Capodanno complete to Sigismondo Armato for 0 yds, tackle by Fausto Montanaro
Down: 3 Distance: 2 on Opp 18 -- Run by Pio Valenza for 18 yds TOUCHDOWN

Tied at 24

Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Own 20 -- Run by Ercole Ruisi for 3 yds , tackle by Eugenio Nerone
Down: 2 Distance: 7 on Opp 25 -- Run by Orsino Cinanni for 1 yds , tackle by Eugenio Nerone
Down: 3 Distance: 6 on Opp 24 -- Pass by Aldino Portolani incomplete
Down: 4 Distance: 6 on Opp 24 -- Kick by Arnaldo Del Ponte GOOD

Raiders leads 27-24

Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Opp 35 -- Pass by Alberto Capodanno complete to Ruggero Crecco+ for -2 yds, tackle by Matteo Penso
Down: 2 Distance: 12 on Opp 37 -- Run by Pio Valenza for 9 yds , tackle by Filippo Foresta
Down: 3 Distance: 3 on Opp 28 -- Run by Alberto Capodanno for 0 yds , tackle by Guglielmo Antonelli
Down: 4 Distance: 3 on Opp 28 -- Kick by Benedetto De Sarno GOOD

Tied at 27

Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Opp 25 -- Pass by Aldino Portolani incomplete
Down: 2 Distance: 10 on Opp 25 -- Run by Aldino Portolani for 0 yds , tackle by Bordino Bregli
Down: 3 Distance: 10 on Opp 25 -- Run by Orsino Cinanni for 0 yds , tackle by Rafaele Seneca
Down: 4 Distance: 10 on Opp 25 -- Kick by Arnaldo Del Ponte GOOD

Raiders leads 30-27

Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Opp 35 -- Pass by Alberto Capodanno incomplete
Down: 2 Distance: 10 on Opp 35 -- Run by Alberto Capodanno for 8 yds , tackle by Giustino Forte
Down: 3 Distance: 2 on Opp 27 -- Pass by Alberto Capodanno complete to River Cracraft for 12 yds, tackle by Enzo Calabrese
Down: 1 Distance: 10 on Opp 15 -- Run by Patrizio Volino for 4 yds , tackle by Geremia Andolina
Down: 2 Distance: 6 on Opp 11 -- Pass by Alberto Capodanno complete to Sigismondo Armato for 11 yds TOUCHDOWN

Dolphins leads 34-30

Result

Tropea Dolphins - Galdurmar Raiders (34 - 30)

Tropea Dolphins Win

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Replay Highlights of Week 11 of the IFL International Series - Date: 05/19/24

Edward Grantham: Good evening, sports fans! Welcome to HESPN's exclusive coverage of the Ionian Football League International Series. We are broadcasting live from the heart of Heartfilia, the illustrious capital city of Zenith. Tonight's game takes place at the famed Aldren Crane Stadium, an architectural marvel and a beacon for sporting events in our grand kingdom. This is more than just a game; it's an event that has united fans from across Heartfilia and Ionio.

Flavius MacLean: Absolutely, Edward. Football, although a relatively new phenomenon here in Heartfilia, has captivated our nation's spirit. Known for our penchant for elegance and sophistication, we Heartfilians have surprisingly embraced the brutal and strategic nature of football with gusto. The atmosphere here at Aldren Crane Stadium is electric, and the stands are packed with enthusiastic fans ready to witness history in the making.

Edward: Tonight's matchup features the mighty Tropea Dolphins, a team with a storied history and numerous accolades, against the Galdurmar Raiders, newcomers eager to prove their mettle on the grand stage. The Dolphins, with their aggressive offense and unyielding defense, have dominated this season, while the Raiders are looking to make a name for themselves. The anticipation is palpable as both teams prepare for what promises to be an unforgettable clash.

Flavius: Let's not forget the halftime show that everyone is talking about. Heartfilian starlit Solara Ray will be performing songs from her latest album, "I'm Hot, I'm Rich," which has been a massive hit. Her performance is sure to be a dazzling display of talent and showmanship, perfectly complementing the high-energy game on the field.

Edward: And overseeing tonight's game is the highly respected referee Giovanni Forte, known for his fair but firm officiating. With the stage set, let's dive into the action as the Tropea Dolphins take on the Galdurmar Raiders in what is sure to be a thrilling encounter.

First Quarter:

Edward: The game kicks off with the Tropea Dolphins starting from their own 20-yard line. The opening play is a run by Eustacchio Ingrisano, but he is tackled for a loss of 2 yards by the relentless Bordino Bregli. The Dolphins struggle to gain any momentum with their subsequent plays, leading to a third-and-long situation. However, Aldino Portolani, showcasing his poise under pressure, connects with Romeo Caponera for a stunning 31-yard pass, bringing them to their own 49-yard line.

Flavius: Despite this promising start, the Dolphins' drive stalls as the Raiders' defense steps up. Orsino Cinanni's run is stopped for a mere 1-yard gain, and a short pass to Federico Zaccardi only gains 6 yards. On third down, another run by Cinanni is stuffed for a loss, forcing the Dolphins to punt. Massimo Lanci's 54-yard punt results in a touchback, giving the Raiders their first possession at their 20-yard line.

Edward: The Galdurmar Raiders, starting from their own 20, aim to establish their offense. Patrizio Volino gains 5 yards on the first down, but subsequent plays see the Dolphins' defense tightening their grip. A loss of yards and an incomplete pass force the Raiders to punt. The Dolphins regain possession but are unable to capitalize, ending the first quarter with a scoreless tie.

Second Quarter:

Flavius: As the second quarter begins, the Raiders find their rhythm. On a critical third down, quarterback Alberto Capodanno connects with Enrico Del Santo for 11 yards, advancing them into Dolphins' territory. The Raiders' offense is clicking, mixing runs and passes effectively. A short gain by Volino and a clutch pass to Armato for 17 yards set up the Raiders at the Dolphins' 15-yard line.

Edward: The drive culminates in a beautifully executed touchdown pass from Capodanno to Armato, giving the Raiders a 7-0 lead. The Raiders' fans erupt in cheers, their team's early lead setting the tone for a fiercely competitive game.

Flavius: The Dolphins, determined to respond, take possession but face a relentless Raiders' defense. Despite a few promising plays, including a long pass to Crecco, the Dolphins' drive stalls, forcing them to punt. The Raiders, with momentum on their side, capitalize on their next possession. Methodical and precise, they march down the field, and Portolani finds Romanello in the end zone for another touchdown, extending their lead to 14-0.

Edward: The Dolphins are now under pressure. With the crowd's anticipation mounting, they begin their next drive with a sense of urgency. Portolani connects with Caponera for a 22-yard pass, moving the chains. However, the Raiders' defense holds firm, and the Dolphins are forced to settle for a field goal attempt, which goes wide. The second quarter ends with the Raiders leading 14-0.

Halftime: 

Flavius: As the teams head to the locker rooms, the halftime show begins, featuring the sensational Solara Ray. Her performance is a spectacle of lights, music, and choreography. Opening with her hit single, "I'm Hot, I'm Rich," Solara captivates the audience with her dynamic stage presence and powerful vocals. The crowd is on its feet, singing along and dancing, their spirits lifted despite the Dolphins' trailing score.

Edward: Solara's performance is the perfect interlude, blending Heartfilian elegance with the raw energy of the game. Her final number, a ballad that showcases her vocal range, leaves the audience spellbound. As the halftime show concludes, the stage is set for what promises to be an exhilarating second half.

Third Quarter: 

Flavius: The third quarter kicks off with the Dolphins determined to turn the tide. Starting from their own 20-yard line, they quickly gain momentum. Capodanno completes a crucial 18-yard pass to Ruggero Crecco, igniting the Dolphins' offense. Mixing effective runs and sharp passes, they advance steadily down the field.

Edward: The Dolphins' persistence pays off. On a pivotal third down, Capodanno finds Alec Ingold for a 26-yard gain, bringing them to the Raiders' 6-yard line. The tension in the stadium is palpable as Edmondo Bruzzese powers through the Raiders' defense for a touchdown. The Dolphins narrow the gap to 17-7, their fans roaring in approval.

Flavius: The Raiders, now feeling the pressure, start their next drive from their own 20-yard line. Portolani's pass is intercepted by Pasquale Brocco, giving the Dolphins a golden opportunity to score again. The Dolphins, however, are unable to capitalize fully, missing a crucial field goal attempt. The score remains 17-7, but the Dolphins' defense holds strong, forcing the Raiders to punt on their next possession.

Edward: The Dolphins take over and waste no time. Capodanno, displaying remarkable composure, orchestrates a series of successful plays. A 22-yard pass to Crecco and a 14-yard gain by Caponera set the stage for another scoring opportunity. With precision and poise, Capodanno finds Gherardo Patrizio in the end zone, tying the game at 17-17 as the third quarter comes to a close.

Fourth Quarter: 

Flavius: As the fourth quarter begins, the game is anyone’s to win. The Raiders start with a strong drive, highlighted by a spectacular 47-yard run by Eustacchio Ingrisano, bringing them to the Dolphins' 1-yard line. Ingrisano, determined and focused, punches it in for a touchdown, putting the Raiders ahead 24-17.

Edward: The Dolphins, refusing to back down, embark on a drive filled with determination and skill. Capodanno leads his team down the field, connecting with multiple receivers and executing effective runs. A 13-yard run by Pio Valenza and a series of short completions bring them to the Raiders' 18-yard line. Valenza caps the drive with a powerful run into the end zone, tying the game once again at 24-24.

Flavius: The tension in the stadium is at an all-time high. The Raiders, with limited time on the clock, begin a methodical drive. Portolani mixes short passes and runs to advance down the field while chewing up precious time. With just seconds remaining, Arnaldo Del Ponte steps up and nails a crucial field goal, giving the Raiders a 27-24 lead.

Edward: With the clock winding down, the Dolphins have one final chance to pull off a miraculous comeback. Starting from their own 35-yard line, Capodanno connects with River Cracraft for a 12-yard gain, followed by a few short completions that move them to the Raiders' 11-yard line. In a dramatic finish, Capodanno finds Sigismondo Armato in the end zone, scoring the game-tying touchdown. The Dolphins and Raiders are now tied at 27-27, sending the game into overtime.

Overtime: 

Flavius: The excitement is palpable as we head into overtime. The Raiders win the coin toss and elect to receive the ball first. Starting from the Dolphins' 25-yard line, Portolani attempts a pass on first down, but it falls incomplete. On second down, Portolani is tackled for no gain by Bordino Bregli. The Dolphins' defense holds strong, stopping Orsino Cinanni for no gain on third down.

Edward: Facing a fourth down at the Dolphins' 25-yard line, the Raiders decide to go for a field goal. Arnaldo Del Ponte steps up and delivers, making the field goal and putting the Raiders ahead 30-27.

Flavius: Now it’s the Dolphins' turn. Starting from the Raiders' 25-yard line, Capodanno's first pass is incomplete. On second down, Capodanno scrambles for 8 yards, bringing up a crucial third-and-2. The Dolphins need a touchdown to win or a field goal to tie and extend the game.

Edward: On third down, Capodanno connects with River Cracraft for a 12-yard gain, bringing the Dolphins to the Raiders' 15-yard line. The crowd is on the edge of their seats as the Dolphins line up for the next play. Patrizio Volino runs for 4 yards, moving them to the 11-yard line.

Flavius: With a second down at the 11, Capodanno completes a pass to Sigismondo Armato, who breaks free and dives into the end zone for a touchdown! The Dolphins take the lead 34-30, securing a dramatic victory in overtime.

Edward: What an incredible finish! The Tropea Dolphins showed tremendous resilience and skill, fighting back from a deficit and winning in overtime. Capodanno's leadership and the team’s balanced attack were key to their success. This victory solidifies their standing as one of the top teams in the league.

Flavius: Indeed, Edward. The Galdurmar Raiders, despite their loss, proved they are a formidable team with a bright future. Portolani's precise passing and the team’s solid defense kept them in the game until the very end. They’ve certainly earned respect and will be a team to watch in the coming seasons.

Edward: As we wrap up, we extend our congratulations to the Tropea Dolphins on their thrilling victory and commend the Galdurmar Raiders for their valiant effort. Tonight's game will be remembered as one of the great matches in the history of the Ionian Football League. Thank you for joining us on HESPN for this unforgettable night of football. For Edward Grantham and Flavius MacLean, good night and see you next week!


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