It seems that the Honey badgers always travel to Norfolk on the hottest, stickiest, humidiest (that’s a thing in the Chesapeake Bay area) day of the season. Whether fall or spring, these teams always find themselves sweating it out under the sun, and lately, the Honey badgers have come out on top.
The match started off with a quick score from prop, Kate “Todo” Todorovich in the second minute of the match. As the heat took a toll on the hardworking forwards, the backs started to take control. With nice ball control and some pop kicks, the Honey badgers found their stride early and didn’t see an answer to the scoring frenzy of the backs until the 36th minute when the Storm snuck in a try from their wing. By the end of the first half, Severn River lead Norfolk, 24-5.
The second half continued in a similar manner to the first. In a near repeat of the first try of the match, Todo started the second half with a score in the first five minutes. Norfolk couldn’t seem to find an answer to the organization of the Honey badger pack and struggled to maintain control of their scrums. A few yellow cards were bestowed upon Norfolk for high tackles, but luckily no one was seriously affected.
Throughout the match, the Severn River forwards used their quickness and their strength as a unit to dominate a much more formidable pack than they have seen this fall.
Severn River took the match 43-10.
Tries: McCarty-2, Marshall-2, Todorovich-2, Hartzell-1
Conversions: Romanchak 4 for 7