In a game with zero playoff implications, the Warriors took on the Titans in the final week of ENFL V. Neither teams had anything to gain nor lose from the outcome of the game, so this was a good chance for both teams to relax and get creative with their play-calling.
Despite it being a no-pressure game, there were a few mental errors from both teams to start the game; the Titans’ offense took the field and fumbled the ball on the very first play, while the Warriors also turned the ball over 3 yards away from the Titans’ endzone, the third fumble of the game came two plays later after Warriors’ defensive lineman Mahmoud Ibrahim got into the Titans’ backfield and scooped the ball for a touchdown giving the Warriors a 6-0 lead.
The Warriors’ defense continued to put pressure on the Titans’ backfield not allowing the Titans’ offense to gain any traction forcing Youssef Tharwat into rushing his throws. The Warriors’ then took the field and capped off a drive with a beautiful touchdown pass from Jeffrey Lloyd to Youssef Gheith on a nice corner route, the Warriors failed to convert on their second PAT making the score 12-0. The Titans fought back fiercely to stay in the game, but they were outplayed by the Warriors, offensive player of the month Jeffrey Lloyd ran in the Warriors’ third touchdown on an incredible zone read play that went for 76-yards to put the Warriors up 18-0, he then managed to come up with an interception on defense as the Titans attempted their double pass play from Haroon Tharwat.
The Titans ended the first half with a heroic 4th down defensive stop on their own goal line, they looked to carry that momentum into the second half as they kicked the ball off to the Warriors who were not about to take their foot off the pedal. On their first drive of the second half, Lloyd found his receiver Robert Roshdy on a fake screen play, Robert took the ball 76 yards into the endzone and Warriors converted their first PAT to take a 25-0 lead. Titans’ offense led by the Tharwat brothers made a couple of nice plays but they were stopped short of a first down and the Warriors took possession inside the redzone. The Titans’ defense managed to hang on and almost came up with an interception, but Lloyd kept on making plays for the Warriors, scoring his 3rd touchdown of the day as he found Shehab Megahed in the back of the endzone followed by a successful 2-point try to increase the lead to 32-0. The Titans didn’t get a chance to gain any momentum for the rest of the game, and the Warriors scored the last touchdown of the game as Lloyd connected with Youssef Gheith for his 2nd touchdown of the day, final score 40 – 0.
Neither the Warriors nor the Titans made it to the playoffs this year, but both of them have many reasons to be optimistic for the coming seasons. Both have a talented core of new players, and both have a year of experience under an import coach, it will be very interesting to see what they do in the off-season in terms of player development and imports signing.