One would think that a well-rested team would perform well while a team coming in on very little rest would look lethargic and play an uninspired game. This, however, was exactly opposite what happened in HSBC Arena Saturday night as the visiting Toronto Rock ended the Bandits' 4-game winning streak in front of 15,230 fans by a score of 13-9. Even the return of 2006 1st overall draft pick Brett Bucktooth couldn't help the home team beyond the opening minute of the game.
The Rock wasn't the only team performing well on a lack of rest. The Bandettes squad spent a total of 11 hours at the Arena starting off the day working with their Jr. Bandettes squad getting them ready for their performance in 4 weeks when they accompany the Bandettes on the field for some of their routines. By 6, the Bandettes were ready to spend some time signing their posters for the fans and even got some company in the form of 2006-2007 Bandette Jenna M before heading into the game to perform for the fans, and give them something to cheer about since the Bandits gave them so little to cheer for.
1st quarter routine was choreographed by Casey