By the look of last Saturday’s games all teams in the ZULU’S CI Flag Football League are gearing up for lengthy playoff runs.
A look at the standings would suggest one-sided games but that was not the case as all the teams showed up to be competitive.
In the afternoon’s first game, Hammerheads scored late in the game to secure a 6-0 win over Maples and Calder. The winning score came on a two yard pass from QB Nolan Karrum to Olney Thompson. Maples was without quarterback Sean Moyle, but still moved the ball effectively although it could not find the end zone.
Again Nolan Karrum had a strong two way game for Hammerheads, which sits at 5-4. Maples fell to 2-7.
The afternoon’s second game saw another strong defensive showing from Digicel as it shut out AL Thompson’s 6-0. Luigi Moxam hit Jeff Wight with a 38-yard TD pass that was tipped into Wight’s hands.
Wight showed great concentration in corralling the pass and taking it into the end zone. Digicel controlled the play throughout the game and if not for some untimely penalties would have won by a much greater margin.
Digicel (8-1) continues to lead the East division while AL Thompson’s remains in fourth place at 1-8.
In the game of the day, Margaritaville held off Next Level 6-0 to remain undefeated.
The hotly contested encounter saw emotions running high as Next Level led by QB Johnny Mack were eager to end the undefeated run of West Bay HellCats.
The first half saw the teams unable to find the end zones as both defences put pressure on the offences and battened down the hatches inside the red zone. HellCats QB Frecko Ebanks finally found the end zone with a 14-yard TD pass to Jorge Ebanks.
Next Level took over the ball with just over two minutes to play and was driving and aided by a roughing the passer penalty against the HellCats defence and was inside the HellCats 15-yard-line when Perry Levy came up with an interception on a very controversial play.
Although there was contact on the play no flags were thrown and the HellCats killed the clock to seal the victory. This was probably a preview of a playoff game as both teams showed they are keyed up for a championship run. West Bay remains atop the West Division at 9-0 while Next Level holds down second place at 6-3.
In the day’s final game WestTel topped PWC 14-7. PWC finally found the end zone ending a scoring drought of nearly four weeks scoring on a two yard run to give them a 7-0 halftime lead.
WestTel although undermanned due to injuries came alive in the second half to come from behind. Brad Berger threw two touchdown passes to lead the charge. Rusty Smith and Darrell Porter had the TD catches.
PWC remains winless at 0-9 but always brings a lot of heart, gives 110 per cent on every play and is the definition of the word team. WestTel improved to 5-4. Last day of the regular season is tomorrow.