Women’s flag football leaders Walkers Wonders kept their perfect season’s record, winning a shoot out with Burger King 25-19.
This was easily the most entertaining game of the day of all six games played at the Dart Football field, Camana Bay, on Saturday.
Krishan Welcome had a career day for Walkers with seven receptions including two touchdowns and a 50 yard punt return for a TD.
Rachelle Peterson had the other scoring catch for Walkers. Jordana Clarke was again a rock of consistency at the helm of the Wonders offense.
She completed 11 of 22 passes with three touchdown tosses and no interceptions.
Her steady and cool demeanor in the pocket is one of the main reasons Walkers are undefeated so far this year.
The Wonders defense had all they could handle as they had to work hard to keep Burger King from putting an end to their win streak.
Malaqui Lovinggood with four tackles, Tonya Ebanks with three and Isatou Sey with two led the Wonders defense, while Peterson helped out with an interception.
Burger King stayed with the Wonders all game and did not seem the least bit intimidated by their undefeated record.
Ellen Downey led the Buccaneers attack throwing for three touchdowns and finishing the day 11 of 19 with one interception.
Lauri Webster had two touchdown receptions and Joni Ebanks one for Burger King.
The Burger King offense had its best game of the year and they used every weapon in their arsenal to stay close to Walkers.
For their defense Cassandra Bodden led the way with two tackles. Walkers are 6 and 0 on the year and takes on DMS next while Burger King sits at 3 and 3 and takes on Maples.
Maples had a breakout game against DMS. Too Hot to Handle have been struggling lately but sometimes it takes a game against a team struggling more than you to help right the ship.
Loletta Hanna used her strong running game to help get Maples back on the winning track.
Hanna threw for one touchdown and ran for another as Maples shut out the Hell Kittens 19-0. Judy Rivers had a rushing touchdown as well to round out the Maples scoring. Olive MacDonagh and Yi-Jing Chen each had three receptions for Maples who improved their record to 2 and 4.
Hanna also had two tackles on the defensive side of the ball while finishing the game 8 of 14 in the passing department.
Donya Miller was the star on the defense recording six tackles.
DMS, who won their first game of the year and have lost five in a row since, continued to struggle on offense.
In their win they used a two quarterback offense to perfection and since have gone away from this strategy and the results have been disastrous.
Lisa Juaneza was at the helm of the Hellkittens offense replacing Stephanie Barnier and she could not find the end zone going 7 of 17 with no interceptions and no scores.
Danielle Martinez-Gibson had three catches for DMS and Shari Seymour two while also contributing three solo tackles on defense.
The whole DMS defense played exceptionally well but could not handle the Maples speed once they got untracked. Maples upped their record to 2 and 4 while DMS fell to 1 and 5. Maples take on Burger King next while the Hellkittens meet up with the undefeated Walkers squad.
In the final game of the day Hammerheads Lady Pirates came out on the winning end of a 26-12 score despite a gallant effort from the winless Jose’s Escape Gasolinas.
Ali Amos threw for two touchdowns and rushed for another in leading the Lady Pirates to victory.
Amos finished the day 6 of 15 passing with no interceptions. Cindy Blekaitis had one TD reception while Christina Bisnauth, back from vacation, had the other.
Bisnauth brings a whole new dimension to the Lady Pirates attack when she is in the mix. She turned a short pass reception into a 44-yard touchdown romp on Saturday running away from defenders.
Dionne Whittaker had an interception return for a touchdown to complete the scoring for Hammerheads.
Whittaker also had three tackles and a sack for the defense.
The Gasolinas played a great game perhaps their best of the season but just could not hold Joe’s offense.
Christina McTaggart only completed 3 of 9 passes on the day but rushed for a score and helped out on the defensive side of the ball in helping Jose’s to stay close.
Gillian Roffey, who is arguably the quickest player in the league, ran for another score, a 38 yard sprint down the sideline outracing several Hammerheads defenders to reach the end zone.
Roffey had four tackles on the defensive side of the ball and shows an uncanny ability to snatch flags from receivers and rushers in almost impossible situations. Jose’s record falls to 0 and 6 and the going doesn’t get any easier next week as they take on the Digital Design Storm. Hammerheads are 4 and 2 and have a bye tomorrow.
* Walkers Wonders feature, pages 30-31