Keystone put an end to Chicago’s hopes for a repeat championship, and the Longfellows walked away with the franchise’s second Fantasy Bowl following an 88-66 win over the Mud. Once again this week, running back Todd Gurley lead the way for Keystone with 34 points. In the two weeks covering the semi-finals and Fantasy Bowl XXVI, Gurley scored a whopping 71 points. That’s 19 more points than Oregon’s RBs scored ALL YEAR.
This is the third Fantasy Bowl appearance for Keystone and its second Fantasy Bowl win. The Longfellows beat Boston 91-78 in 2001; Boston beat Keystone 71-40 in 2010. The Mud now drops to 2-3 all-time in the championship game, with wins in 1998 and 2016, and losses in 2002 and 2004.
In the consolutation game, top-seeded New Pepper rebounded for a 74-38 win over the Boston Wildcats to win third place.
Keystone’s big scores over the past two weeks have vaulted them into a substantial lead in overall points (1,137 points) going into the final week. Keystone is nearly 100 points ahead entering the final week. Boston’s weak showing in Week 16 has left Syracuse back into the picture, so second place in overall points remains hotly contested between Boston (1,040) and Syracuse (1,037) going into the final weekend.