The Junior Warriors travel team took a trip to Iowa for The Des Moines Derby Brats Summer Slam Derby Jam. This is the fourth year for the invitational. They didn't get a chance to play the hostess team but they did play The So-Dak Attack which is the travel team for The Sioux Falls Baby Dollz out of South Dakota. The players may be a little smaller but the action's just as good.
So-Dak controlled the board until Jam 3 when Mini Me put up 4 to their 13 points. The Doctor, Illumihotie, and Apocalypstick soon followed suit and by Halftime KC was in the lead, 109-100.
KC didn't let up in the second half and So-Dak didn't just roll over. They put up a good fight and came close but not close enough. By the end, the score was KC 206 So-Dak 200. The game did set a Summer Slam precedent in that it was the first game where the MVP Jammer and Blocker was the same person. Mini Me took home the MVP certificates for KC while Adrenaline claimed them for So-Dak. Congratulations go out to both players.
Game 5 saw The Junior Warriors take on The Chick Whips from Topeka, Kansas. This has been a standing rivalry so it was bound to be an interesting game.
Things were not looking good for KC when, in the third jam, trailing 30-0, Demon Seed went down hard on her tailbone causing her to leave the game. They were already skating short with ten players, now they were missing another. In the fourth jam, Mini Me was finally able to put 4 points on the board making the score 33-4. The worst of it came in the 12th jam when Illumihottie was making her way through the pack and took a hit that knocked her flat on the track. After several minutes of EMTs working with her, an ambulance was called and KC was down another player. With three minutes and some change left on the clock and the score at 86 to 32 in favor of Topeka, the vote was cast and the call was made to end the game.
On a positive note, Illumihottie was not seriously injured.
The Junior Warriors will return with Starry Fright and Rolling Thunder at Winnwood on July 27th for another Home Team, Underground game. For More info visit the EVENTS - JUNIOR WARRIORS page.
UPCOMING: Don't miss out on your chance to have breakfast with The Roller Warriors on July 18th. For more information visit the EVENTS page. See you there.