Brazil’s Timbó T-Rex Shutout Coritiba in Superliga Quarterfinals

Bassani’s return sparks the T-Rex offense while their defense remains dominant.

TIMBO, BRAZIL – On Sunday, November 13, the Timbo T-Rex topped the Coritiba Crocodiles 15-0 to secure a berth in Brazil’s CBFA Superliga Final Four.

After a month of questions about the ability of coach Amadeu Salvador’s offense, quarterback Carlos Bassani returned to provide some emphatic answers. Bassani, who was sidelined during his teams first matchup against Coritiba, nearly a month ago, with a collarbone injury, helped guide his squad to victory, and threw a touchdown pass to running back-lined-up-at-wideout, Claire Jose Simão Junior.

Speedster Well Garcia ran for the Timbo’s other touchdown, and as usual, the dinosaurs defense took a bite out of the the scoreboard, adding two points on a safety after a bad crocodile snap. T-Rex DBs, Douglas Ricardo and Gregory de Oliveira had key interceptions, and defensive end, Andre Perreira came up big all day on Timbo’s defensive line.

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As usual, the fans of Timbo, Santa Catarina packed the house to watch the home team T-Rex win a national quarterfinal contest against a tough Curitiba Crocodile squad. Photo credit: André Schroeder

Although one touchdown pass in a game fails his season high mark by seven (you read that correctly. Bassani chucked 8 TDs in one game this season.), Bassani getting back into the groove with his offense has to have Timbo fans breathing a sigh of relief, as they have a dandy of a contest coming up in the Superliga national semifinal’s, at Cuiabá in a couple of weeks.

Coach Amadeo Salvador (Center, white shirt) and his tightly knit T-Rex team face a long journey to South America's sweltering geographic center, to face a talented Cuiabá Arsenal squad in the Superliga semi-finals. Photo credit: André Schroeder

Coach Amadeo Salvador (Center, white shirt) and his tightly knit T-Rex team face a long journey to South America’s sweltering geographic center, to face a talented Cuiabá Arsenal squad in the Superliga semi-finals. Photo credit: André Schroeder

Clayton Lovett
Clayton Lovett has served football in Brasil in a variety of roles, including as the member of the coaching staff of two CBFA national champions (Cuiaba Arsenal 2010, 2012). Football is his hobby. Professionally, he is the founder of CS Educacional, which provides educational and competitive opportunities abroad for student-athletes.
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