The buxom babes of Junction City were our hosts of their 6th Annual Halloween Bout, which was to be a double header. First was a rematch between Junction’s Trainwrecks and Fort Collins, Colorado’s FOCO Girls Gone Derby. Then, the LOCO Motives against Flathead Valley Roller Derbys Big Mountain Misfits from Kalispell, Montana.
Ogden’s very own Junction City Roller Dolls promised a double header, and believe me when I say that they delivered in full. The first bout pit Junction’s Trainwrecks against the Cheyenne Capidolls from Cheyenne, Wyoming. The second match would be between Junction’s team, the LOCO Motives and Treasure Valley’s Boise River Rollers from Boise, Idaho all packed inside the Golden Spike Event Center.
The second half started getting down and vicious in a very fast way. Both teams seemed to get a second wind and it showed. Jammers were pushing themselves to break the pack first, blockers were throwing hip checks and pulling great defensive plays and at times it was all I could do to keep up.
Using a good dual offense and defense strategy, applying the “hit it and quit it” tactic, and taking advantage of every power jam, the Trainwrecks' lead over Colorado kept increasing.
The headliner of the night was a showdown between Wasatch’s Salt Flat Fallouts and the Black Diamond Divas, in their last home game before the championship bout, so to say the least, I felt it was going to be a bloody (hopefully only figuratively) free-for-all to find out who truly was going to be the top dog this season.
For those of you who didn’t manage to make it out to the Derby Depot on Father's Day, you missed an utterly marvelous game.
The electricity that could be felt inside of the Derby Depot this last Saturday was insane. The crowd was gearing up for the showdown between our own Bonneville Bonecrushers, and visiting all the way from California, the Ventura County Vendolls, who were playing their first WFTDA sanctioned bout.
The showdown of the night was between The Hot Wheelers and Wasatches newest team, the Salt Flat Fallouts, who had won in the last game between these two teams, causing the only loss for the Hot Wheelers to date this season and it was obvious that this was going to get dirty.
To say I was excited for the season opener for the Salt City Derby Girls would have been a gross understatement. Now that the ladies finally have their official home at the Salt Palace (now known as the Salt City Derby Palace), I can only expect all the games I can stand this season.
The Depot was packed, fans of both teams filled the seats, ready to cheer on their respective teams. Our local boys of Uinta Madness, had a little score to settle with the Boise natives.