Already 1/3 of the way through the 2012 Gridiron Victoria season and another week of cross-divisional match ups in four locations across this past weekend.
The Bay City Buccaneers hosted the Northern Raiders for the first annual Skull Bowl. With a brand new perpetual trophy (the Bronze Marauder) struck for the occasion both teams battled hard and a 6-0 scoreline at halftime defied the usual gap between cross-division rivals. The Buccaneers proved too strong, winning 33-0.
The Gippsland Gladiators hosted the Berwick Miners in Morwell. Both teams battled hard and advanced to the redzone but neither could come away with points. Berwick punched it in for a touchdown just before halftime. The Miners controlled the game in the second half to win 13-0.
On Sunday the Melbourne Uni Royals hosted the Western Crusaders at Royals HQ in Parkville. The Royals battled hard all day but the Crusaders experience and size prevailed 33-26.
Also on Sunday at Ranger Field in Croydon the Croydon Stars hosted the Monash Warriors. The Stars fought hard with few fit men but the Warriors were in cruise control all day, running out winners 30-0. In the afternoon the Rangers took on the Monash Barbarians and won 52-0.