On last weekend, the city of Blumenau, Santa Catarina, hosted the final of the Catarinense Championship between Timbó Rex and São José Istepôs, in a match valid for the SC Bowl X. Timbó won its first state title after to defeat the rival by 39-0.
The realization of the end of the season 2015 featured a special detail, a good organization and a first class live online broadcast that was never experienced in Brazil. The Sesi Stadium received a great audience for Brazilian standards; about 3000 people watched the confrontation.
The undefeated leader during the regular season, the Timbó Rex (4-0) tried to show its favoritism to note 19 points in the first half. After break, the T-Rex’s team dominated the duel and extended the lead to 20 more points and took the title of state champion.
President of the T-Rex, Igor Rick, believes the squad has evolved after becoming runner-up in Torneio Touchdown 2014.
“We learned a lot from that loss against Vasco da Gama Patriotas (TTD) in the final match, thus we prepared ourselves too much for this final (against Istepôs) and nothing would take us away from this title.”
Football for Life
One of the highlights of the festival was in the beginning when a child ran to his personal victory. After fighting and winning a cancer, Lindomar Neto, 6 years old, played as the running back of Rex. The child ran with the ball on good part of the field to the endzone. He received a standing ovation at the end of his race for everyone who was at the stadium.