LIVE BLOG: Texas vs. Bay Area

Headless Highness brings you a live blog of the Texas vs. Bay Area bout. Keep refreshing this page for updates during the game.

Hi friends, I’m Headless Highness and I’m here to bring you live text-based coverage of the Star of Texas bowl games this weekend! We’ve reached our daily Tweet limit on the @TXRGlive account, so we’ll be providing up-to-the-minute live coverage right here on this page. Just keep hitting refresh! The most recent information will be located at the top, and the older information will be on the bottom. This will hopefully make it easier for those just joining us to jump right in! Coverage starts after the star.

Bay Area defeats Texas, official final score 159-88. Thanks for tuning in everyone, we’ll be back here at the Austin Convention Center for more live stream on WFTDA.tv and text stream right here on the TXRG blog. Rest up, it’ll be a helluva day! <3 Highney

Jam 21 with 30 seconds left on the period clock and Killbox is taking off against Chantilly Mace. Mace has scored 91 points in this game. Demanda Riot heads to the box, and Bay Area sends BooYaYa! to the box for a low block on Killbox. Killbox jukes around and pushes for a full grand slam, and Smarty spins around for a reverse hit on Mace that will take them both down and send Smarty to the penalty box. Killbox through some careful manuvering earns her way past the final BAD blockers to pick up one more grand slam as Mace approaches the pack, and lets Mace pick up 4 points. The jam ends and the unofficial final is 159-88, Bay Area win.

Jam 20 sees Olivia Shootin’ John facing off against Nock Nock and through some crazy footwork miracle (seriously, you had to see it) OSJ jumps practically the entire pack, through the middle, and burns around to score 3 points and call the jam.

Vicious Van GoGo takes the line against Ivy Profane for BAD in Jam 19 with 2 minutes left in the game and VVGG picks up the lead jammer call. Lucille Brawl fighting to keep Ivy in the pack but Ivy breaks free and VVGG picks up 4 points and calls the jam.

Chantilly Mace takes the star for Bay Area against Olivia Shootin’ John for Jam 18 of the second period. OSJ gets stuck in the 4-wall of BAD in the back and heads to the box for a low block major, leaving Mace to a power jam. She spins around the inside line to pick up lead jammer as Smarty Pants heads to the box for Texas. Some stopped pack play helps Mace pick up 5 points and she jukes around the pack for another grand slam as Belle Starr now heads to the penalty box. 5 more points and OSJ is back on the track for Texas. A low block sends Sugar Pusher for BAD to the back and OSJ speeds around. Mace picks up one more grand slam and calls it, giving us a score of 155 BAD – 69 Texas.

Jam 17 has Lulu Lockjaw against Killbox for Texas. Kid Ace heads to the box for BAD for a low block penalty, and Killbox picks up lead and speeds around the track. Lulu gets recycled to the back, and Liza Machete goes to the back for a low block call to Killbox. Killbox picks up a grand slam as Lulu fights the Texas defense and a few agile moves and some help from Bloody Mary later, picks up four more for Texas. Lulu Lockjaw breaks the pack and Killbox picks up another four points and the jam ends, 135 BAD – 69 Texas.

Photo courtesy of Bill Smotrilla Photography

VVGG takes the jammer line against Nock Nock in Jam 16 with hopes of cutting down the 80-point spread. Texas walls up in the front and the pack splits, allowing Nock Nock out to pick up lead with Vicious right behind. 0-0 jam for a forced call off as Nock Nock approaches a 4-wall of Texas in the back.

Olivia Shootin’ John is back on the jammer line against Ivy Profane in Jam 15 and breaks out for lead jammer and Ivy Profane pops out half a lap behind. OSJ picks up 2 points to BAD’s 0.

Jam 14 has 10 minutes to go and BAD leads Texas 135-53. Lulu Lockjaw jamming against Killbox and Killbox is through for lead jammer. Lulu breaks free half a lap behind her and Killbox speeds around to score. Curvette sent to the penalty box for Texas and Bay Area gets to the front and puts on the gas. Killbox forced to call the jam off 0-0.

Vicious VanGoGo takes the line against Nock Nock and the pack lines up a little closer to the pivot line and nearly makes it out to get lead jammer but falls over some downed Bay Area skaters and Nock takes the honor. Two Texas blockers head to the box and Texas picks up the pack pace as GoGo catches up and BAD is forced to call off.

Olivia Shootin John is back on the jam line for the Texecutioners in Jam 11 and collects lead jammer as Texas tries to stop the bleeding, and comes up on the back of the pack for 4 points and calls it as Ivy Profane comes around to score.

Jam 10 starts with 15 minutes left on the period clock and Chantilly Mace jamming unopposed with a 4 on 4 pack. BAD’s blockers cluster up in the outside corner near the jammer line on a knee in hopes of Texas getting pushed out in the front and as the whistle blows quickly pop behind the jammer line. Mace picks up lead jammer and Molotov M. Pale heads to the box for what looks like a major low block. Mace doesn’t break her stride as she picks up a grand slam for Bay Area once and then twice as Bay Area stands still on the track, relying on Texas’ forward skating to release Mace in front of the pack. Mace picks up two more grand slams as Smarty re-enters the track, and Lucille Brawl gives Mace a rough time but Mace breaks out for another grand slam. She skates straight up the inside line for yet one more and picks up an additional grand slam, making it a 35 point jam for Chantilly Mace.

Jam 9 is delayed due to an official time out, likely to clarify if Smarty is in the box as a jammer or blocker due to the cut track possibly happening before Smarty placed the jammer cover on her head. Smarty Pants remains in the box as the jammer after the review, leaving Lulu Lockjaw to jam unopposed for Bay Area. She shoulder jukes her way out of the pack to pick up lead jammer and comes up against a stopped Texas wall of Belle Starr, Luce Bandit, and Barbara Ambush, but pushes them out to collect a grand slam and Ambush heads to the box. Smarty comes back to the track and plays some jammer on jammer defense and manages to help recycle Lulu to the back of the pack, but gets recycled herself as well. Lulu breaks out for five points as Smarty pushes to get out of the pack. Smarty gets a blocking out of bounds major and heads back to the penalty box, leaving Lulu to fight against Killbox. She picks up 3 more for an 18 point jam for Bay Area. Score is now 100 BAD – 49 Texas. Texas calls a time out.

Jam 8 gives us Nock Nock against Texas’ Killbox and Demanda Riot recycles Killbox to the back of the pack. Killbox takes some significant hits from BAD but stays upright, and Nock heads to the box for a major low block followed by Killa Sal Monella and Polly Gone for Texas. Killbox fights with her short pack to capitalize on the Texas power jam, hoping for some offensive  help from blockers Smarty Pants and Bloody Mary. Killbox passes the star to Smarty Pants, who immediately gets a track cut and goes to the box, springing BAD jammer Nock Nock back into play. Both Texas blockers come out of the box to be replaced by Killbox as a blocker, and the jam ends with the score 87-49, Bay Area.

Vicious Van GoGo takes the line in Jam 7 against Chantilly Mace for BAD but VVGG heads to the box for a forearm major, giving BAD the power jam. Chantilly picks up lead jammer as well as a grand slam and the pack grinds to a halt. Lucille Brawl, Texas’ last line of defense in the pack, takes Chantilly to the inside but eventually she gets another grand slam. Belle Starr, fresh out of the box, high tails it to the front of the pack, but to no avail. VVGG comes out of the box and completes her non-scoring pass, but Mace picks up 3 more points and calls the jam for an 18-0 score, Bay Area.

Jam 6 sees Ivy Profane for BAD against Olivia Shootin’ John for Texas with Nock Nock in the box for Bay Area. OSJ hops around Demanda Riot on the outside to get lead jammer and gets almost a full lap advantage on Ivy Profane. Running the front of the pack, Bay Area picks up the speed significantly and OSJ is forced to call the jam, 0-0.

Killbox lines up against LuLu Lockjaw for and Killbox stumbles out of the pack on the inside line and collects herself for lead jammer. Some stealthy juking and help from blocker Smarty Pants gets 4 points for Texas to Bay Area 0.

Jam 4 of period 2 has OSJ back in the jammer seat against Chantilly Mace, with Texas on a knee in the back of the scrum. Vicious Van GoGo takes her intentional fourth minor and OSJ gets out for lead jammer with Chantilly Mace right behind her. Kid Ace for Bay Area is in the box and standing, and jumps back into the jam. Bay Area squeezes 2 points out of the jam to Texas’ 0.

Olivia Shootin John faces off against Ivy Profane and uses some fancy feet to race up the inside and pick up the lead jammer call. Ivy Profane comes out nearly a full lap behind, and OSJ picks up 4 and calls the jam. We’re now at 67-45, with Texas chipping away jam by jam at Bay Area’s lead. Bay Area calls a time out.

Jam 3 of the 2nd period has is full blocker strength and Killbox against Nock Nock on the jam line. Nock gets out first but does not get lead jammer status. Killbox breaks free and picks up lead, smartly calling the jam.

Lulu Lockjaw and Vicious Van Gogo take the jammer line and VVGG fights her way around the outside for lead jammer. Texas blocker Lucille Brawl keeps Lulu pinned to the inside and some pushing from Curvette forces her to the outside before breaking out of the pack, but VVGG picks up another 4 and calls the jam, bringing the score to 67-41. This jam-by-jam work is exactly what Texas needs to rebuild to a lead on Bay Area.

OSJ busts out of the pack and picks up four points for Texas and 0 for Bay Area in Jam 1 of Period 2.

Olivia Shootin’ John will wear the jammer star in the first jam of the 2nd period up against Chantilly Mace for Bay Area. On the track are Demanda Riot and Dorato for Bay Area, and Babe Ruthless, Barbara Ambush, Polly Gone for Texas. Pivot Luce Bandit is waiting patiently to join the Texas blockers, along with Liza Machete and Brawllen Angel for Bay Area.

The teams have switched benches so Bay Area is by the jammer line and Texas by the pivot line. We’ve got 3 minutes left in half time. If you’re in Austin, join us for tonight’s after party at the Lustre Pearl on Rainey St.!

CORRECTION! Bay Area leads Texas at the half 67-33. But this is derby, folks – 34 points is two good jams. Or one EPIC jam.  Who wants to see an epic Texas jam? (Hint: me)

Halftime score: Bay Area leads Texas 63-33.

A 63-33 spread starts Jam 23 and Nock Nock goes against Olivia Shootin’ John for Texas. Liza Machete heads to the box for Bay Area, and Nock Nock gets the lead jammer call. She approaches the back of the pack and swings around the outside, picking up a full 4 points as OSJ meets up with the pack and the jam is called.

Jam 22 starts with Killbox facing off against Chantilly Mace, and Mace fights her way up the inside line for the lead jammer call. She picks up a grand slam with an apex jump and Killbox gets recycled to the back of the pack. With some huge jumps Killbox makes her way out of the pack, but Mace picks up 4 more and calls the jam.

The home crowd is cheering Texas Texas Kill Kill Kill and we’re in the thick of Jam 21. We have Vicious Van GoGo against LuLu Lockjaw, and LuLu gets the lead jammer call for Bay Area. VVGG works her way around and out of the pack and manages to make a lap and catch up with Lulu, picking up 3 points.

Photo courtesy of Bill Smotrilla Photography

Jam 20 begins with Olivia Shootin’ John against Ivy Profane on the jammer line, and to the crowd’s enjoyment OSJ gets the lead jammer call but Ivy is hot on her tail. The pack speed is fast with Bay Area keeping things speedy. OSJ turns on the burners and picks up 1 to BAD’s 0.

Jam 19 is off and running, and Nock Nock plays some jammer on jammer defense against VVGG but Vicious busts out for lead jammer. Molotov M. Pale tries to keep Nock in the pack but Nock speeds around. Vicious picks up a full 4 points and calls the jam, bringing the score to 50-30, Bay Area lead with 5 minutes left in the half.

Texas has the blocker advantage in Jam 19 with 4 blockers to Bay Area’s 2. We have Nock Nock against Vicious Van GoGo for Texas, and DeBella DeBall is getting the crowd pumped during the official time out! Bay Area has requested an official review, and it looks like Killbox might be thinking about taking her intentional fourth minor. The result of the official review is that the 0-0 score of the last jam will stand.

Jam 18 leaves us with 7 minutes left in the half after a succession of quick jams. Lulu Lockjaw poodles to prepare for jamming and Chantilly Mace faces off against Killbox. Mace takes lead jammer and Killbox breaks out of the pack, but Mace is already back around and prepared to score. Texas forges a strong front wall and leaves Mace scoreless as Killbox catches up and forces the call off.

Olivia Shootin’ John is back on the line for Jam 17 against Ivy Profane for bay area, and Ivy picks up lead but OSJ forces the call off for another 0-0 jam.

Killbox and Nock Nock take the line for Jam 16 and Nock Nock takes lead jammer while Killbox tries to fight her way out of the pack. Killbox follows Nock Nock out but Bay Area gets the grand slam before calling it off, bringing the score to 50-26, Bay Area leads.

Jam 15 sees too many blockers on the track for Texas but Polly hops off before the whistle and Olivia Shootin’ John picks up lead jammer for Texas. Ivy Profane breaks the pack and Demanda Riot takes out OSJ making it a quick 0-0 jam.

In Jam 14 we see Nock Nock for Bay Area up against Killbox for Texas in a 3 on 3 pack and Belle Starr is showing the crowd some of her signature dance moves. Nock Nock runs Texas out in the front and picks up lead jammer, but Killbox comes out behind her on fire. Smarty Pants spins around and takes out Nock Nock, forcing her to pick up one point and call the jam.

Jam 13 sees Vicious Van Gogo back on the line and she  picks up lead jammer for Texas, followed half a lap behind by Lulu Lockjaw. She speeds around the outside and calls it off, picking up three points before Lulu can score.

Olivia Shootin John faces off against Chantilly Mace for BAD for Jam 12 and Chantilly picks up lead jam, and belle RIGHT hooks heads to the box for a major forearm penalty. Mace picks up 4 and calls it off.

Killbox is back on the line in Jam 11 for Texas and squeeks by on the inside for lead jammer. The Killa Sal Monella forces a track cut major on Ivy Profane for badly needed power jam for Texas, and Killbox pulls out a five point grand slam. She takes another inside pass and the crowd goes nuts. Smarty Pants heads to the penalty box and Killbox continues to fight forward, but gets recycled to the back as Bloody Mary heads to the box as well. It’s a 2 on 4 pack with Bay Area advantage, but Killbox makes her way around with Sal’s help for one more set of points. Ivy comes out of the box on fire but Killbox calls the jam and picks up two more points, bringing the score to 40-23, Bay Area lead.

In Jam 10 we see Nock Nock face off against Vicious Van GoGo as Texas tries to turn it around, and Nock Nock picks up lead jammer but Vicious is right behind her. Nock Nock calls it off with Vicious on her tail, and we’re reminded that 0-0 is still a win.

LuLu Lockjaw busts out of the pack for Bay Area followed by Olivia Shootin’ John, but OSJ is headed to the box for a cut track major along with Babe Ruthless. Lulu picks up a grand slam once and then another after a quick dodge around Belle Starr at the front of the pack and comes back around to a stopped pack. Polly Gone and Belle Starr bring Lulu to a nearly dead stop but have to let her go at 20 feet. Olivia Shootin’ John comes out of the box but is punished to the back of the pack. She manages her way past the Bay Area defense seconds before the jam is called. Score is now 40 Bay Area – 7 Texas.

Killbox and Chantilly Mace face off on the jammer line in Jam 9 and Killbox gets taken to the back of the pack. Mace picks up lead jammer and Brawllen Angel heads to the box for Bay Area. Killbox is out of the pack, and Mace gets knocked out of bounds and waits for Killbox to get close, and instead of reengaging calls the jam for 3-0.

Jam 8 sees Ivy Provane taking on VVGG and Texas has a 4-3 blocker advantage. Vicious manages to work around on her toe stops and pick up lead jammer and Curvette almost stops Ivy, but both jammers are out of the pack and looking to score. Vicious hits first and manages to pick up one point and simultaneously call the jam before Ivy can score.

Jam 7 gives us Olivia Shootin’ John facing off against Nock Nock for BAD. A full set of Texas blockers take a knee in the back of the scrum against three standing Bay Area skaters. OSJ cuts from side to side looking for a line to take her out of the pack and eventually finds her way around the outside to pick up the lead jammer call. Nock Nock gets knocked around but makes it past Belle Starr in the front and OSJ picks up three points in the jam.

A slow, thick-pack start sees both Lulu Lockjaw of BAD and Killbox having some serious trouble, but Lulu manages her way out and gets the lead jammer call. Killbox hasn’t broken the pack yet, and Lulu picks up a grand slam and allows Killbox to follow her out of the pack. BooYaYa! for BAD heads to the box for a major penalty and the score is 18-3 with 22:47 left in the first half.

Vicious Van GoGo takes on Chantilly Mace, strategically placed in a booty block stance to keep Gogo back. Chantilly takes advantage of some chaos in the pack to pick up lead jammer, but VVGG isn’t far behind. Mace takes a fall and calls the jam but allows Texas to pick up two points. 13-3, Bay Area.

It’s Olivia Shootin’ John (OSJ) against Ivy Profane for Bay Area in Jam 4. Belle Starr bridges for the front Texas wall but eventually Luce  Bandit and Polly Gone have to let Ivy go, giving her lead jam. she hits the pack and picks up a grand slam, and OSJ follows her out of the pack. Ivy calls the jam bringing us to a score of 13-1 in favor of Bay Area.

Jam 3 sees Killbox for Texas up against Nock Nock for Bay Area, and Polly Gone takes a shoulder dive but can’t quite take out Nock Nock as she speeds around for a 4-0 jam against Killbox.

The Texas blockers dive for the back line to take the knee start for Jam 2 as Vicious Van GoGo for Texas goes up against Lulu Lockjaw, a recent transfer from Santa Cruz. Lulu gets some grief in the front of the pack from Molotof M. Pale but Tov has to let her go, and Lulu gets the lead jammer call. VVGG is still fighting in the pack and eventually breaks free, but Lulu picks up 4 points and calls it off.

AND WE’RE OFF! Both jammers slam into the scrum and our first lead jammer is Olivia Shootin’ John for Texas. She gets a half lap advantage on Chantilly Mace and puts on the gas. OSJ sneaks in one point and is forced to call the jam.

Jam 1 will see Olivia Shootin’ John facing off against Chantilly Mace for Bay Area, with Texas taking a knee in the back of – you guessed it – the scrum start. We’re working on a Rinxter issue and then we’ll be starting up game 3 of the Star of Texas Bowl!

Texas and Bay Area are circled up for their respective team huddles. Ladies and gentlemen, start your chainsaws, the Texecutioners and Bay Area Derby girls have taken the track!

Howdy from Austin, TX derby fans! We’ve got just about 13 minutes before the start of Texas vs. Bay Area and BAD is warming up on the track. It looks like Texas will be starting out on the jammer line bench and BAD will take the bench near the pivot line. This bout has Texas in the black jersey and Bay Area in white.

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  1. Posted July 21, 2012 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

    Just as a point of interest, in Australia, the accepted – and awesome – terminology for the scrum start is the mosh start, on the basis that the whole point is to push your way to the front of a mosh pit, but scrums don’t work that way.

    Of course, Aussies take rugby a bit more seriously than Americans do.

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