Image: Wolves having their post-win photo-op (Source: Philippine American Football League)
Cavemen won in the first game 24-0 against the Warriors in an aggressive match to start the season. The Wolves won against the Juggernauts by 81-0, proving their presence as a long running veteran players of the sport. However, things took a turn as other participating teams present in the opening day complained about the Wolves suiting up 46 players for their match exceeding the agreed roster cap to the PAFL Board.
PAFL rules indicated that there should only be 40 suited players per game as which agreed by all participating teams prior to the season starts. The PAFL Board made a quick deciding vote on the sanction to the Wolves by “deducting the number of players they dressed over the legal limit” reducing their roster cap to 34 for the next two matches.
According to Demosthenes Garcera Juanatas, Jr., Commissioner and President of PAFL, “We as a League made a minor mistake on our part, of not stating the consequences of such violations, thus the PAFL Board had to make a quick deciding vote on the sanctions given to the Wolves, which the [team] have stated will gladly comply to”. He added that: “I try my best to stay out of all major decisions unless there is a tie breaker in the votes, these rules were voted on by each team and we expected every team to uphold and follow through with the rules and regulations”.
This Sunday, September 17, 2017, Circuit Makati Blue Pitch will be in heat as the Wolves will be playing against Cavemen, each has a record of 1-0 at 10am and Datu will have their first game against Olongapo Warriors with a standing of 0-1 at 1pm. Gates opens at 9am and General Admission is PHP50 per person.
Bring your family and friends and support your teams! Wear Grey for Cavemen, Wear Red for Wolves, Wear Maroon for Datu and Wear Royal Blue for Warriors.
For more information about the 2017 season schedule, you may visit www.pafl.ph or in Facebook through www.facebook.com/philippineamericanfootballleague or follow their Instagram account: @philippineamericanfl for more updates.
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