The Walkers Wonders stayed on track, continuing their quest for a perfect regular season as they edged Hammerheads Lady Pirates 21-14 in the feature game of the ladies schedule.
The game lived up to its billing as the end result was not determined until the last play of the game, being an interception by Malaqui Lovinggood to seal it.
Lead by replacement QB Lisa Malice, Hammerheads pushed Walkers to the limit.
Jordana Clarke continues to amaze observers with her throwing ability on a weekly basis.
She obviously has an advanced knowledge of the game simply by the way she guides the team on the field.
A true leader in every way, she controls the huddle and keeps the whole squad focused.
Clarke finished 12 of 18 passing with three touchdowns and one interception.
Krishan Welcome who makes Clarke’s job a lot easier, caught all three touchdown passes and had six receptions
Rachelle Peterson was also a key part of the Wonders game plan as she accounted for four catches, one being a key two point conversion to put the Wonders ahead by seven in the dying minutes of the game.
Tonia Ebanks led the Walkers defense with four tackles and Lovinggood had three to go along with her interception.
Walkers have another tough test this weekend as they take on the second placed Digital Design Storm. The Wonders upped their record to 10 and 0 with the win.
For Hammerheads Malice was 9 of 16 passing with one touchdown passes and just the one interception late in the game. Christina Bisnauth had four receptions, one for a touchdown.
Dionne Whittaker had two catches including a 50 yard rushing touchdown off a creative reverse play that caught the Wonders off guard.
Whittaker was also a force in defense with three tackles and an interception. Eleanor Berry had three tackles a well for Hammerheads whose record is now 7 and 3 good enough for third place overall. Hammerheads takes on Burger King next week.
Digital Design Storm showed they are ready for tomorrow’s showdown with Walkers by cooling off Maples Too Hot to Handle 34-8.
Digital Design were really firing in this game as they out played Maples in all aspects of the game.
Both Drew Dhanraj and Bobeth O’Garro ran the offense for the Storm, Dhanraj going 6 of 14 passing with two touchdown passes and one interception while O’Garro finished 7 of 9 with one touchdown pass.
Sarah Kidd with two touchdown receptions led the way for Storm. Scimone Campbell pitched in with one and also had three tackles and an interception for the defense.
Julie Ackerman had two interceptions one of which she ran back for a touchdown and Latoya Cover ran another back for a touchdown to account for the final Storm score.
Digital Design may be peaking at the right time and the encounter with Walkers will be a game not to miss. The Storm are 8 and 2.
For Maples who fell to 2 and 8 on the year, Loletta Hanna had another rough game passing completing only 4 of 12 passes with two interceptions but did rush for the only Maples score.
Danielle Greaves had a strong game as well snagging an interception for the defense; Donya Miller also had a strong game for Maples who are off next week.
In the most exciting and most controversial game of the day, Burger King had to go to overtime to nip Jose’s Gasolinas 27-21.
There was controversy over the score late in he game as Jose’s were going for a two point convert that they thought would have given them their first win of the year.
However, the official scorer had Burger King up by two and the convert would mean a tie and overtime.
Jose’s did score the two point convert after a Burger King offside penalty gave them the chance from five yards closer.
Burger King did not let the momentum swing bother them and Cassandra Bodden’s interception return for a touchdown on the third play of overtime sealed the deal.
It was heartbreaking for Jose’s as again they displayed the fortitude of a team with a much better record than 0 and 9 and did deserve better.
For Burger King Ellen Downey was 10 of 17 passing with two touchdown passes and no interceptions.
Joni Ebanks had four receptions including one for a touchdown and two extra points.
Benieca Thompson had three receptions with one touchdown and one extra point.
Darice Pinedo was stellar on the defense with four tackles for the Buccaneers.
With the win and the Maples loss Burger King sealed the final playoff spot in the woman’s league.
Jose’s had their best game of the year. Christina McTaggart had a spectacular game going 13 of 19 passing with two touchdown tosses and a rushing score.
The only blemish on an otherwise super day was the interception in OT. Jo Richards and Kathryn Roffey caught the touchdown catches while Gina Powell had four tackles for the defense.
Jose’s will a have another chance this weekend as they take on DMS while Burger King take on Hammerheads.