Memorial Hall-Friday, September 9th marked the close of the adult derby season with a Harry Potter themed co-ed scrimmage called Hit It And Quidditch. Players were encouraged to create costumes (or at least themed uniforms) and the crowd got in on the action by purchasing a wand. With the wand, the audience could cast a "spell" that would effect the game. They could have a player start in the penalty box, add a blocker to each team, have the jam skated clockwise, add 10 points to their favorite teams score or, for a select few, even swap the score. There were four games instead of the usual two. Each game lasting one thirty minute period. The first game was all female Hufflepuff vs Slytherin. Hufflepuff came out on top of that one 110 to 65. The next game was still all female and had Ravenclaw go up against Gryffindor. Gryffindor had a little help from the audience and won 117 to 111. Hufflepuff vs Ravenclaw was the first co-ed game of the evening.Despite the audiences best efforts on the part of Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw ended up winning 99 to 94. The final game of the night saw co-ed Gryffindor take on Slytherin. Gryffindor, true to form, won the game 119 to 102. Something I think should be mentioned here is the incredible performance of JessiKa Boom. She played in all four games and would usually have a double digit scoring run each time she jammed. On more than one occasion, her team would be lagging behind in points, she'd come out and close that gap and even put them in the lead. Just as her team would get a comfortable point deficit and victory seemed within easy reach, somebody in the audience would cast the flip-the-score-spell and they'd be behind again...until she took the jammer line. These are the moments you miss when you stay at home. Check this website for your chance to get season tickets for the upcoming season that starts in January. Don't delay, it'll be here before you know it. In the meantime, your last chance at Kansas City derby action will happen at Memorial Hall on Saturday, September 17th when The Junior Warriors play their last game of the season. You don't want to miss it!
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