In the feature game of the men’s flag football league sponsored by Zulu’s Red Bull, Goldfield West Bay Hellcats did just enough to edge the defending champs Caybrew Farm Soldiers 6-0.
Goldfield remain undefeated this year despite struggling on offense. They moved the ball well enough but made several mistakes that killed promising drives at the new home of flag, the Ed Bush stadium in West Bay.
Frecko Ebanks led the Hellcats going 8 of 11 in the passing department with a touchdown pass and an interception.
Clay Coleman had one reception for Goldfield but it was the winning score. Craig ‘Festa’ Frederick was again an imposing force on the defensive side of the ball with three sacks pressuring Caybrew QB Luigi Moxam all afternoon.
Donnie Rivers, Nate Narcisse and Phil Brown all had interceptions for Goldfield. Caybrew still missing several regulars, struggled all game as Moxam could only manage 5 completions.
Jamal Anderson had a strong outing for the Farm Soldiers who fell to 3 and 2 on the year. Caybrew will have to right the ship before next week as they take on Dog House whiles the undefeated Goldfield team play Maples.
Maples Packers have their first win streak in team history as they squeaked out a 12-6 victory over the PWC Ironmen.
Kevin Solomon seems to be adapting to coach Johan Moxam’s system as he continues to lead Maples.
Solomon went 11 of 24 with a touchdown pass, a rushing TD and an interception. Collin Wilson, a veteran of several seasons had a touchdown catch and two tackles for the Packers who were missing three starters due to suspensions. Maple’s record stands now at 2 and 3 and they will play undefeated Goldfield in their next encounter.
Justin Miller returned to action for PWC and had an impressive outing. He was 8 of 17 passing with a touchdown toss and an interception. Pete Small hooked up with Miller on a short down and out and turned it in to an electrifying 54 yard touchdown catch.
Small outraced several defenders for the score. Chris Moser played a solid defensive game for PWC, who have yet to get in the win column this season and take on Hammerheads next week.
Dog House Bulldogs struggled against the 1 and 4 Burger King Panthers but still managed to come out on the winning end of a 7-0 score.
Johnny Mack only threw eight passes but completed seven of them. One of them found Todd ‘Cobalt Coast’ Hazelwood in the end zone for the winning margin.
The game was headed for OT but Dog House did what they had to do. Sean Moyle and Phil O’Connor had strong games for the Bulldogs as well. As usual the tough Bulldog defense kept the game close for their offensive counterparts.
Burger King who have struggled all year on offense and are last in the league in total offense are going to have to find some answers pretty quickly if they hope to contend for a playoff spot.
Patrick Mullinix was only 3 of 10 passing and if not for the Brandon Malice led defense the score in this game could have been an embarrassment.
Dog House are 4 and 1 on the year and take on Caybrew in tomorrow’s feature matchup while the 1 and 4 Burger King Pirates play Stingers.
In the finale of the day Hammerheads came up against a tough Stingers Giants squad who gave them all they could handle for three quarters.
Hammerheads held their ground and came out victorious 19-13. Nikolai Hill had a great day for Hammerheads as he electrified the crowd and his team with several outstanding runs.
He also returned an interception for as touchdown and had three tackles. Neil Clements started in place of injured Donnie House and did an admirable job completing 7 of 12 passes two for touchdowns.
He also had an interception. Taj Haye and Rhys Ebanks caught Clements touchdown passes. Hammerheads kept pace with the league leaders improving to 4 and 1 on the year.
Stingers kept things close in the early going but after hammerheads defense adjusted to their offensive game plan the Stingers offense slowly ground to a halt.
Both of Stingers scores game early in the game after Hammerheads had threatened to run away with the game. Derek Bollingbroke had a long touchdown catch and run for the Giants.
Chris Lebeau started the game at QB for Stingers and went five of thirteen with three interceptions to go along with the one TD toss.
Dan Hiryok came on in relief for Stingers late in the game but could not get things rolling enough to mount a tying drive.
Stuart McMillan returned an interception 45 yards for the other Stingers score. Stingers fell to 1 and 4 on the year and hope to rebound against Burger King tomorrow while Hammerheads play winless PWC.