On Saturday evening, the Yorkshire Rams held their annual awards evening at the Grosvenor Casino in Leeds. Celebrating the end of a winning season (having finished with a 5-4 record) which including victories over local rivals Sheffield Predators and Doncaster Mustangs to claim the title of "Yorkshire's Number One" and a victory in the "War of the Roses" in a downpour at the Lancashire Wolverines.
The Pennine Panthers made their own history at the North and Central Wildcard Playoff Tournament winning all of their games and qualifying for the National Finals, on the 20th September at the Keepmoat Stadium, in their first competitive year!
The Yorkshire Rams rounded off their 2014 campaign with a 25-0 shutout victory over the Nottingham Caesars to finish with a 5-4 record. After torrential rain in the lead up to kickoff, there were some doubts as to whether the game would take place at all, however, the pitch held up and the game was able to kickoff on time. Possibly due to the earlier uncertainty, both teams started tentatively, not managing to effectively move the ball early on.
The Yorkshire Rams were Defeated by the Tamworth Phoenix Sunday in a 32-13 decision in the midlands. With an injury hit squad, and facing a team that are currently undefeated, it would have been easy to predict a heavy defeat for the Black & Gold. A gutsy performance however, showed that there was still life in the Rams yet.
The Yorkshire Rams moved back past 0.500 with a 30-6 victory over Yorkshire neighbours the Doncaster Mustangs. In hot and muggy conditions, Doncaster recieved the opening kickoff and the first chance with the ball. After being forced into a quick 3 and out, they were forced to punt the ball away. With a good return taking the ball into the opposition half, the Rams were able to get rolling quickly. Inspite of needing two 4th down conversions to do so, Yorkshire were able to cap off the drive as Running Back Adim Irozuru walked into the end zone untouched.
6 touchdowns underlined a confident performance from the Yorkshire Rams offence as they defated the Gateshead Senators in a 38-24 decision to move to 3-2 and reinvigorate their 2014 campaign. Yorkshire opened up with the ball, and got into the endzone on their first drive of the day through a pinball run from Quarterback Henry Wareham as he evaded several would be tacklers for the opening score. Kicker James Sharrock tacked on the PAT for an early 7-0 lead.