Following Hilgrad’s move up to Queensland, the chances of the Dusk Dragons achieving his season goal of remaining in V.95 and avoiding relegation look slimmer and slimmer with each passing match. Originally basing his plan for avoiding relegation on the stagnation of the team in sixth place, Jugs, having held 5 points for multiple matches, Hilgrad was hoping to have one last victory against promotion rookie and rival, Pimpdaddies. Dusk Dragons were planning on snatching the 3 points away in the last second, assuming Jugs remained the same, in order to snake out of the relegation pit with 6 points at the season’s end. However, on review of the matches remaining, this doesn’t seem anywhere near as achieveable.
A drawn and gaunt-looking Hilgrad addressed the press conference regarding the Dusk Dragons’ situation.
“I must admit, the situation is much worse than we thought. Jugs has not played the key games we thought they had; they still have a match with Pimpdaddies remaining. If Pimpdaddies lose the match, we lose our best chance for a comeback, and unfortunately, this seems likely. Add to this; we have our own matchup against Jugs ourselves in just a few weeks, and considering our current performances, it doesn’t look all that good.”
Hilgrad has stated that he’s looked at the statistics, and come up with a wide range of possible scenarios of what could happen in the last several matches of the season. But beneath the exterior, there was still fire in the young manager’s eyes.
“There’s still a possible outcome that stops us from getting relegated, even if Pimpdaddies lose. We’ll have to make a last minute clutch on the series by winning our matches against BOTH Jugs AND Pimpdaddies. We’ve lost against Jugs in the past, and we’ll struggle greatly just to draw. And even drawing isn’t good enough, we have to make a win from it. It’s one heck of a long shot. But this is V.95, and anything can happen, maybe it’s time for the Dragons to have that ‘something’ happen to them. The statistics and history are against us, but as a little Nike ad once said…”
Hilgrad allowed himself a small smile.