The Prairieland Punishers hosted a double header on April 23, 2016 against the CoMo Derby Dames. In the first game, the Prairieland Punishers Backlash and friends took on the CoMo T-Wrecks. This bout was very close throughout the duration and it was filled with physical play from the blockers. Each team tried to hold the opposing jammer while giving offense for their own jammer. At the end of the first half, the Backlash lead the T-Wrecks by a score of 61 to 53.
During the second half, both teams came out with vengeance and the level of physicality increased. With this increase of physical play, the number of penalties rose as well. For this reason, the lead kept on switching between the two teams. In the end, the Backlash were able to pull out a win. 152 to 113.
MVJ: Rink Rat Ryan
MVB: Kat von Deviant
In the second bout of the double header, the Prairieland Punisher All-Stars battled it out against the CoMo All-Stars. The Punishers took a commanding lead early, shutting out CoMo six jams in a row to take a 21 to 0 lead. The Punishers continued to expand their the gap 32 to 4 but the CoMo All-Stars were not giving up. With the Punishers in penalty trouble CoMo slowly chipped away at the advantage and with seven minutes left in the first half took the lead. At half-time the Punishers trailed CoMo by the score of 53 to 85.
The second half was filled with physical play and penalty trouble. Both teams seemed to have a revolving door at the penalty box causing big swings on the scoreboard. In the end, both teams fought very hard for the points that they earned. The final score was the Punisher All-Stars 127 to the CoMo All-Stars 159.
MVJ: Amanda Tori Suicide
The Prairieland Punishers would like to thank their sponsors who made this bout possible as well as all the volunteers that helped. It was a great second home bout of the season. On a sadder note, this was the last bout for the long-time coach, Impale Ale. Though it is hard to say good-bye, the Punishers want to thank Impale Ale for the time and effort he has put into this league and we will miss him. Good luck, coach!