Seagulls overtake defending Pearl Bowl champions IBM to end a championship drought

The ensuing article details how the Seagulls were able to hold on and win a close bout in the Peal Bowl championship game. The defending champions IBM Big Blue fought valiantly and pulled to within 2 points in the latter stages of the game, but the Seagulls were able to stave off a comeback and close out the victory by the same margin, 2 points. 
 
Two articles have been released detailing the thrilling Pearl Bowl final and the Seagulls close victory! 

● "Chips off the old blocks: Seagulls hold off BigBlue in wild Pearl Bowl final" (X-League)
The ensuing article details how the Seagulls were able to hold on and win a close bout in the Peal Bowl championship game. The defending champions IBM Big Blue fought valiantly and pulled to within 2 points in the latter stages of the game, but the Seagulls were able to stave off a comeback and close out the victory by the same margin, 2 points. 
⇒ http://www.xleague.com/news/news_league/chips-off-the-old-blocks-seagulls-hold-off-bigblue-in-wild-pearl-bowl-final/ (6/21/2017)
 
● "Mizuno leads Seagulls past BigBlue in Pearl Bowl final" (The Japan Times)
2nd year wide receiver Taro Mizuno has a break out performance that secures the win for the Seagulls. Taro would contribute two spectacular touchdowns that would prove to be the difference in the outcome of the game. 
⇒ http://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2017/06/19/more-sports/football/mizuno-leads-seagulls-past-bigblue-pearl-bowl-final/#.WVoS5Ijyjid(6/19/2017)