Gamma Phi Beta decisively wins women’s football championship

By Brandon Cline, Staff Writer

It was a big win for Gamma Phi Beta in the women’s 8-on-8 football championship on May 31, as they defeated Alpha Omicron Pi 16-0 on Roos Field. The win gave Gamma Phi Beta 150 points in the Greek Week competition, giving them 1,425 points total heading into LipSync, the final event.

Gamma Phi Beta and Alpha Omicron Pi got into the championship game after coming out of pool play on Friday with the best two records. The other two sororities that participated in 8-on-8 football was Alpha Phi and Alpha Xi Delta.

Gamma Phi Beta was in control from the start, and after their first score just minutes into the game, there was little doubt about the outcome of the game. They converted the two-point attempt which gave them an 8-0 lead. The team ran a very efficient offense, which included shovel passes, sweeps and having players in motion prior to the snap.

On Alpha Omicron Pi’s first possession of the game, a punt from inside their own five yard line traveled a mere few yards, giving Gamma Phi Beta prime field position. They cashed in just a couple of plays later on a pass and after converting the two-point attempt lead 16-0.

With the game consisting of just one 20 minute half rather than the two 20 minute halves usually played in intramural games, Alpha Omicron Pi had little time to score the two touchdowns and two two-point conversions needed to at least tie the game.

Gamma Phi Beta stifled them into few positive plays, calling defensive audibles for the defensive line and having coverages called for the secondary. Alpha Omicron Pi spent most of the rest of the game around midfield and never seriously threatened to score. Gamma Phi Beta ran out the clock after Alpha Omicron Pi turned it over on downs, giving Gamma Phi Beta a decisive 16-0 win, which capped off a dominate Greek Week performance.