Brooks Andrews’ San Marcos Settlers have won the 2015 Hughes Bowl over the favored Adirondack Holes 133-104. Inspired by what they perceived as a lack of respect (from draft day to title game build-up), the Settlers rode two bottom dollar waiver acquisitions to their first championship.
The newly crowned kings of the EHFL got off to a big start on Saturday night with Kirk Cousin’s ($16) 35 point performance and sealed the win via a 30 point game from Allen Hurns ($10) on Sunday. The Jag receiver’s total served to offset a big 32 point game from Julio Jones of the Holes.
In addition Brooks had solid efforts from Jarvis Landry, Rob Gronkowski and Devonte “You Know He’s Not Their Starter” Freeman. Rashaad Jennings’ 14 point night on Sunday was just padding on the already decided contest.
There is no way to predict what difference an active Odell Beckham would have made for the Holes. But the 29 point margin of the San Marcos win makes it unlikely that even with Beckham, who averaged 22.5 points per start, Jimmy O’s club would have had enough.
As noted earlier this marks Brooks’ first title. 2015 was his first season as solo owner and his fourth overall. The last time we had a ‘first time winner’ was 2009 when Tom McLean went all the way with his S’Rats.