The Back Roadz beat the Moo Cows 4-3 in the RecSports mixed dodgeball championship on March 23.
The Moo Cows went undefeated throughout the regular season and the playoffs leading to the final game. The Back Roadz’s only loss of the season came at the hands of the Moo Cows.
Matches were separated into twenty-minute halves. Teams tried to win as many games as possible within the allotted time.
Throughout the season, the Moo Cows’ average margin of victory was over eight games per match.
During the championship, the score was tied at three games, with under a minute left, when the Back Roadz pulled ahead to claim the title.
George Ellsworth, a sophomore studying secondary education and the RecSports assistant coordinator for games, said dodgeball is one of the most intense sports at BYU-Idaho.
“People take it very seriously, especially in the championship,” Ellsworth said.
Ellsworth said the strategies employed by the two teams in the championship match differed greatly and made the match especially entertaining.
Miles Gardner, a sophomore studying agricultural business and a member of the Back Roadz, said his team’s main strategy was to throw at the same time and barrage a member of the opposing team with balls.
Gardner said the memory of their previous loss to the Moo Cows increased the intensity of the match for the Back Roadz.