Saturday the Outlaws play the Houston Power at Houston. Houston's record is 1 and 1, same as the Outlaws. Houston won their first game 31-0 versus the Gulf Coast Riptide. They lost their second 54-8 versus the Dallas Diamonds. (The Diamonds are looking good again this year.)
Based on the records alone, the Houston/Outlaws game should be a good match.
The first is Rubi Reyna. As quarterback she has completed 5 of 10 passes - averaging 13.4 yards, and she has carried the ball 5 times for an average of 5.2 yards.
I'm big. When I'm around the Outlaws I'm often aware of the reality - women aren't as big as men. The Outlaws are almost all smaller than I. I've seen Rubi at practices and I think she is smaller than average. I'll have to ask next time I see her. She also strikes me as quiet. I was impressed when I saw her stats for the game. Really wish I'd been there. Inside that small quiet person is a football player.
|Rubi catching the pass in practice, and heading|
toward the end zone.
Another is her passing. Not a great photo because it is from the perspective of the receiver and Rubi is far from the camera. But once again you get the impression that she's capable. It shouldn't have been a surprise that she has been effective in Outlaw games.
|Rubi throwing a long pass in practice.|
|Practicing taking the hand off.|
|Deidra reaching for a pass thrown a little too tall.|
|Deidra at team meeting with her son.|
I still don't know his name.