In men’s play the top three teams in the league standings all won.
Goldfield Cayman, CayBrew and Dog House all recorded victories to continue their march towards the playoffs.
Dog House got the trend started with a hard fought 20-13 win over Maples. The Bulldogs suffering from a hangover of sorts following their win over Goldfield last week struggled to overcome the challenge from Maples who were playing with a depleted roster. Maples recovered an onside kick late in the game but could not move the ball to come up with a tying score.
Johnny Mack connected with Jeff Alban and Phil O’Connor on touchdown passes and O’Connor rushed for another TD to round out the scoring for Dog House. Mack finished the day 7 of 12 passing with no interceptions. Jon Pump and Justin Bodden both had interceptions for the Dog House defense and Bobby Aikenhead picked off 2 wayward Maple’s passes for the Bulldog defense.
Colin Wilson started in place of Kevin Solomon for Maples who were missing quite a few regulars. Wilson looked comfortable in the pocket and completed 9 of 18 passes with two touchdowns and 3 interceptions. Kevin Maxwell caught both touchdown tosses for Maples who despite the short roster showed a competitive spirit that they can build on for next year. Maples will need a lot of help and an act of the Legislative assembly to make the playoffs. With only 3 games left to play Maples are 2 and 7 and will need to win all 3 remaining games and have some other teams lose in order to make the top 4. It could be all over next week as Maples takes on CayBrew while the 8 and 1 Dog House play Stingers.
In game 2, Cay Brew seemed to be going through the motions but it was good enough for a 20-6 win over Stingers. Oliver Parker and Jamaal Anderson both rushed for touchdowns and Brad Conolly caught a Luigi Moxam toss for a touchdown as Cay Brew improved their record to 6 and 2. Moxam finished the day 10 of 16 passing with one interception. Anderson had an interception for CayBrew on the defensive side of the ball and Edison Jackson and George Bustillo each had a sack.
Stingers fell to 1 and 7 and have 4 games remaining and will need the same help as Maples if they are to sneak into the playoffs. Chris Lebeau continues to improve with each outing and if Stingers can keep the same unit together next year and make a couple of additions to their receiving corps they could be competitive right from the get go. Lebeau finished the day 10 of 20 passing and had a touchdown pass to Stuart McMillan for the lone Stingers score. McMillan had 3 receptions all day and had an interception for his defense. Charles Whitney had two tackles and two sacks for Stingers a well. CayBrew are 6 and 2 and play Maples next weekend while Stingers go head to head with league leaders Dog House.
In the final game of the day Goldfield Cayman Hellcats completely dominated PWC 54-0. It was a record setting day as Goldfield scored the most points ever by a team in the CIFFL. The winning margin was also the largest. PWC was missing most of their starters including both quarterbacks.
The Hellcats picked off 7 Chris Moser passes who was forced to start at QB for PWC. Al Nixon and Doss Solomon each had two interceptions for Goldfield while Colin Anglin, James Collins and Perry ‘Boywonder’ Levy each had one. The Boywonder returned his INT for a touchdown. Frecko Ebanks had easy pickings in the pocket for Goldfield as he finished the game 20 of 25 passing throwing 5 touchdown passes and one interception. Will Levy rushed for 2 touchdowns to complete the romp. Clay Coleman, Colin Anglin, Taj Haye and Levy with two were the receivers of Ebank’s touchdown tosses.
For PWC there weren’t too many bright spots but Moser did show a lot of guts and determination in trying to lead the offense. Moser completed 7 passes to his own receivers and had 12 incompletions. PWC’s defense usually aggressive and tough just did not have the man power this day and although Marlin Bispath and Moser each had 3 tackles but it was all in vain as Goldfield Controlled all aspects. Rohan Marshall and his offensive line were the lone bright spot for PWC as they gave Moser plenty of time to throw all day; unfortunately half of his completions were to the wrong uniforms. PWC’s record is now 1 and 8 and fortunately they are off next week. Goldfield stands at 7 and 2 and take on Hammerheads next.