Zulu’s Warriors kept their sponsors happy in coming back sensationally from a 13-0 half-time deficit to edge Walkers Wonders 14-13 in an early season matchup of undefeated teams. Walkers were unbeaten last year in the regular season.
It was a clash of two of the best teams so far in the women’s division of the Cayman Islands Flag Football Association, played at the Ed Bush field in West Bay. The main sponsor of the league is Zulu’s Red Bull.
Dionne Whittaker and Ali Amos each had touchdown passes for the Warriors. Whittaker caught the toss from Amos while her own TD pass was to Laurette McGregor.
Jordana Clarke was awesome as always throwing 13 passes for receptions including two touchdown passes, one to Krishan Welcome and the other to Cassandra Bodden.
The game was close down the stretch but Walkers ran out of time as Zulu’s held on. Zulu’s now 3 and 0 have the bye in tomorrow’s games while Walkers 2 and 1 take on DMS.
DMS improved to 2 and 1 on the year with a 26-19 win over Maples Touchdown Divas in the second game of the day.
Lisa Juenza filling in for Jessica Cribb was 9 of 18 passing on the day with three touchdown passes, one each to Renne Thompson, Delicia Ebanks and Keisha Terry.
Ebanks had a rushing TD to round out the scoring for DMS. Lolleta Hanna only completed five passes on the day but three were for touchdowns.
Maples scored late as the tight score was not indicative of the tone of the game as DMS dominated Maples in all aspects. DMS have a tough task tomorrow as they go up against Walkers while 0 and 2 Maples play Ace Panthers.
In the ladies final game the Ace Panthers notched their first win of the year with a hard fought 13-7 win over the Hammerheads Lady Sharks.
Lisa Malice had two touchdown tosses for the Panthers, one each to Alicia Dixon and Stephanie Watler as she continued to be the steadying force for the Panthers.
Julie Ackerman was strong as usual for Hammerheads as the rookie QB was 11 of 19 passing and rushed for Hammerheads lone score.
Scimone Campbell had a strong two way game for the Lady Sharks. Ace play Maples next week while Hammerheads take on winless Andro Killa-Watts.
In men’s action the much improved Stingers Giants pushed the Caybrew Farm Soldiers to the limit before falling on the first possession of overtime 7-0.
Stingers were deep in Caybrew territory on several occasions but were unable to capitalize.
Chris Lebeau had a steady game at QB for Stingers but could not pull the trigger when needed and had three interceptions.
Dan Allard led Stingers on defense and had one of the most memorable interceptions in league history with an over the shoulder pick of a Luigi Moxam pass.
Moxam although having a less than stellar performance put it together when it counted in overtime to lead the Farm Soldiers.
He was 9 of 15 passing with the winning touchdown toss to Edison Jackson. Moxam had two interceptions on the day put was able to hook up with favourite receiver Leslie Harvey for five receptions. Caybrew is perfect on the year at 3 and 0 and take on Hammerheads in tomorrow’s feature matchup.
Dog House Bulldogs bounced back from last week’s tough loss to Goldfield Hellcats with a resounding 25-12 win over Maples Packers.
Phil O’Connor was the workhorse for Dog House rushing for two touchdown passes and catching a pass for another.
O’Connor found holes in the Maples defense all afternoon. Jon Pump scored the other Bulldog touchdown hauling in a Jon Mack pass in the end zone.
Mack was a relatively quiet 5 of 12 passing as the Bulldogs chose to attack with the run. The Dog House defense kept Maples in check most of the game with Neil Daniels leading the way with two interceptions.
Maples, who showed some improvement from last week, welcomed Johann Moxam to the sideline as their head coach and the Packers came out with a more prepared game.
Collin Wilson and Kevin Solomon shared quarterbacking duties for Maples and each had a hand in a score. Wilson rushed for a score while Solomon tossed a TD pass to Andrew Frederick.
Wilson also had an interception on the defensive side of the ball for Maples who are winless on the year and take on Burger King in their next encounter while Dog House play PWC.
Goldfield West Bay Hellcats stayed perfect on the year improving to 3 and 0 with a tougher than expected 13-6 win over PWC.
Frecko Ebanks led Goldfield going 8 of 12 in the passing department with two touchdown passes.
Perry ‘Boy Wonder’ Levy had a stellar game for the Hellcats with three receptions, one for a touchdown while picking off three interceptions on defense.
PWC, finally starting to show some consistency on offense gave the Hellcats all they could handle. But the Hellcats did what they had to in securing the victory.
PWC’S rookie QB Jeffrey Stower had a strong game in leading the Ironmen who are winless so far this year.
Stower, an Aussie, was 8 of 16 passing with one touchdown pass. Unfortunately four interceptions were the telling tale.
Brad Hunte caught the lone PWC touchdown pass. PWC’S road does not get any easier as they play Dog House next week while Goldfield hook up with Stingers.
In the final game of the day Hammerheads led by steady Donnie House squeaked by Burger King 6-0 in a game that could have gone either way.
House was 10 of 17 passing on the day with a touchdown pass and an interception.
House’s TD toss was to Rhys Ebanks who made a spectacular catch in the end zone for the score. Ebanks was on his back in the end zone and he rolled over in time to secure the catch.
Hammerheads, always one of the most athletic teams in the league, had several mental lapses that kept the game close. It could have been a bigger margin of victory but the Pirates made costly errors at crucial times to keep Burger King in the game.
Patrick Mullinix led the Panthers going 6 of 13 passing and kept the young Burger King concentrated.
Brendon Malice also had a strong game for Burger King who fell to 1 and 2 . Hammerheads play Cay Brew next while Burger King take on Maples.