In the game of the day in the Cayman Islands Flag Football League, Dog House Bulldogs held on to top spot with an exciting 12-6 overtime victory over Hammerheads Pirates.
Jon Pump caught the game winning toss. Pump also scored the other Dog House touchdown on a 25 yard pass from Johnny Mack that seemed to wiggle its way through three defenders and another receiver.
Pump had three receptions on the day as well as three tackles and an interception on the defensive side of the ball.
Mack finished the game 14 of 32 passing with the two touchdown tosses and no interceptions. Jason Muir had another excellent game.
Drew Koslow was busy catching five of those passes. For the defense Bobby Aikenhead pitched in with an interception as did Carl Brenton.
Todd Hazelwood had four solo tackles. Dog House have two games remaining and will need another strong effort this week against the Caybrew Farm Soldiers in order to keep their march towards the regular season title.
Dog House are 9 and 1 while Goldfield Cayman are in hot pursuit at 9 and 2 with only one game remaining.
Hammerheads played one of their best games of the year in pushing Dog House to overtime. Actually the game shouldn’t have even gone to overtime.
Ransfor Welcome dropped a pass in the end zone on the final play of regulation that would have given Hammerheads the victory.
He was wide open cutting across the center of the end zone about three yards deep and Donny House delivered a perfect strike that hit Welcome in the hands and fell to the ground.
Welcome did catch the lone touchdown pass for Hammerheads but it will be a long week for him as he thinks about what should have been.
House was 8 of 20 passing with one touchdown pass and 3 interceptions. Neil Clements pitched in going 3 of 6 in a short relief stint.
Damain Barboram was on fire on both sides of the ball for the Pirates catching three balls while recording six tackles and three sacks. Welcome had four receptions and Brandon Malice three. Malice had four tackles as well.
Hammerheads sit alone in fourth place at 6 and 4 with two games remaining. They take on Maples this week and then finish off their regular season schedule against Goldfield in what could be a key game in determining the playoff match ups.
In the first game of the day, Caybrew Farm Soldiers coasted to a 21-0 win over PWC Ironmen who are starting to get the meaning of their team nickname as the season winds down.
PWC have had a very short roster in the last four games and everybody has had to dig deep in playing both ways.
Luigi Moxam had a pretty easy day in the pocket for Caybrew throwing for three touchdown passes, two to Brad Connolly and one to Jeff Wight.
Moxam finished 11 of 18 passing with no interceptions as Caybrew tried some new combinations on the offensive side of the ball.
The defense was solid in recording the shutout. Renford Barnes, Tito Solomon and Will Pequero all had interceptions for the Caybrew defense and Celester Anderson recorded three tackles and three sacks. Caybrew are 7 and 3 and sit all alone in third place.
PWC struggled again on offense as they could just not move the ball at all against the faster Farm Soldiers.
Justin Miller was 5 of 16 passing with three interceptions. He spread the ball around as four different receivers caught passes.
PWC’s overworked defense hung tough as they have all year and kept the score from getting out of hand. Marlon Bispath and Karl Noble had two sacks each for PWC and Chris Moser and CJ Moore each had four tackles.
The Ironmen fall to 1 and 10 on the year and finish off their season this weekend as they take on Stingers. Caybrew slugs it out with Dog House next.
In the men’s finale Goldfield Cayman Hellcats were just too much for Stingers Giants and romped 41-12.
Goldfield trying to keep their hopes of retaining the regular season title alive ran all over the Giants and used some different combinations on both sides of the ball.
Eight different receivers caught passes with Perry ‘Boywonder’ Levy leading the way with six receptions, three of them for touchdowns.
Will ‘Birdman’ Levy had a monster day running behind the Hellcats all pro offensive line in Ike Bush, Adrean ‘Big Dog’ Russell and Barry Bush racking up over 100 yards on the ground.
Will also had four catches, two of them for touchdowns and Nate Narcisse wearing a throwback uniform had the other touchdown catch.
Frecko Ebanks was 13 of 18 passing with one interception and had an easy afternoon. Barry Bush, Nate and Phil Brown all had interceptions for the Goldfield defense as the Hellcats went to their bench early and often in their second to last regular season game.
Goldfield are 9 and 2 and will be hoping for Caybrew to upset Dog House next week.
A Caybrew victory would mean the fight for first place would come down to the final weekend.
For Stingers who were without starting QB Chris Lebeau, they were fighting uphill right from the get go.
Daniel Hiryok stepped in at quarterback and had a pretty decent debut going 8 of 16 in the passing department with two touchdown passes and three interceptions.
He looked calm and collected in the pocket and showed a boyish enthusiasm. He didn’t want the game to end.
Phil Jones had a career day for Stingers with two spectacular catches. One went for a touchdown and the other was the play of the day as he extended his body to haul in a very well thrown ball. Christopher Anton had the other touchdown catch.
Kevin Kapolter had an interception and three tackles for Stingers defense. Stingers record dropped to 2 and 8 and they take on PWC next weekend. Goldfield has the bye.