A Battle Of MVP Candidates Goes Down 5/21 In Wenatchee!

by Brandon Tate

A Battle Of MVP Candidates goes down 5/21 in Wenatchee! 

The #1 seeded Rush are set to travel to Wenatchee Saturday to face the #3 Skyhawks in what will be a matchup of several MVP front runners. Wenatchee who is coming off a tough loss on the road to the Idaho Horsemen who have only ever lost once at their house. Will now get a chance to defend their 2022 unbeaten streak at home against the defending champions, the Tri-City Rush. 

A high stakes matchup packed with amazing individual Superstar matchups including league leading MVP candidate Rush QB Ja'Vonte Johnson going against what some call the best pass rush combo in the league with defensive MVP front runner Gabriel Collins and sack veteran Vikah Lefau. Luckily for Johnson he stands behind the #1 ranked offensive line of Joshua Davis (2021 Second Team), Josh Oatis and Adam Peters (2021 1st Team) and has second ranked MVP candidate Dashun Salgado JR and league favorite Moe Strong to throw to. Skyhawks DB Asan Neil-Evergin who has come on strong on the back half of the season with 6 interceptions will have his hands full. 

Wenatchee QB Adam Kruse who is dark horse to take the entire MVP race will have his chance to prove himself against Defensive MVP leader Greg Hancock who leads the league in most statistical categories and the pass rush front 3 of Christian Lassiter, Krystapher Oakley and Zeus Jackson who have combined for 30 sacks on the season and he will also face the #1 ranked secondary of the Rush with Tyler Merkel, Bemnet Morgan, Kevin Simmons and Cedarius Rookard who have combined for 26 interceptions on the season. Kruse's favorite target Nakia Brown who has 7 touchdowns on the year will need to play a big roll to give the Skyhaws a chance to steal the win. 

With so much firepower flying around this is a game no one wants to miss. The Rush have a chance to close out the regular season undefeated but they will have to do so against a tough home Skyhawks crowd!