Goldfield West Bay Hellcats are still perfect atop the standings in the men’s division of the Cayman Islands Flag Football Association after the results of last weekend’s play.
However they had to go to overtime to do it. Goldfield escaped with a hard fought 19-18 victory over the surging Maples Packers.
All the flag matches are played at the Ed Bush Stadium in West Bay and the main sponsor is Zulu’s Red Bull.
Maples played a mentally and physically tough game in taking the Hellcats to the brink. For Goldfield Frecko Ebanks was the steady force in the pocket completing 17 of 23 passes with three touchdowns. Perry ‘BoyWonder’ Levy was the target for two of the tosses while Clay Coleman caught the other.
Craig ‘Festa’ Federick was again the controlling force for West Bay on the defensive side of the ball recording four tackles and three sacks.
Coleman chipped in with two interceptions while the BoyWonder had one. For Maples Kevin Solomon led the way with a gritty effort keeping his team in the game.
Solomon threw three touchdown passes while going 10 of 13 in the passing department.
Andrew Frederick was the target on two of the tosses while David Taylor had the other. Maples record is now 2 and 4 good enough for fifth place at the halfway point of the season. Both teams are off this week as the men’s division has a bye week.
In a rain soaked affair Burger King Kings got back on track with a dominating 18-0 shut out of Stingers Giants.
The rain came down heavy throughout the game and made for tough conditions for both teams but Burger King’s game was much more fitted to the slippery field.
Burger King used their running game to move the ball and take control of the game from the outset. Clint Walton was the star for the Kings with two TD receptions as well as a couple of tackles on the defensive side of the ball.
Patrick Mullinix did a great job directing the option offense for Burger King. He only threw three passes completing four but two were for touchdowns.
The severe weather conditions made it near impossible to throw as Stingers quarterbacks Chris Lebeau and Dan Hiryok found out as they were only able to complete three passes between them.
Hiryok had a good two way game as he helped out with two tackles for the Stingers defense. Dan Allard also had a strong game for the Giants who slipped to 1 and 5 on the year. Burger King improved to 2 and 4.
Caybrew Farm Soldiers struggled again and wound up losing 15-0. Dog House toyed with the Soldiers squashing any offensive threat and did not allow the Farm Soldiers a real scoring chance all afternoon.
Leif Ristimaki had a stellar game recording two tackles and two sacks one for a safety. Jon Pump and Joe Ferruzzi each had touchdown receptions for the Bulldogs while Pump also had an interception.
Johnny Mack was 3 of 10 passing with two TDs for Dog House who kept pace with Goldfield improving to 5 and 1 on the year.
For Caybrew Luigi Moxam and Leslie Harvey hooked up for five receptions but could not get close to the end zone. Caybrew are even at 3 and 3 and will have to push hard to stay out of the grasp of both Burger King and Maples as the drive for the playoffs begin.
In the day’s finale Hammerheads went through the motions but still beat up on PWC 19-0. The Pirates who are by far the league’s most athletic team are building momentum every week and look to have the components for a serious championship run.
Donnie House and Neil Clements split the QB duties for Hammerheads and moved the ball around to a very talented group.
Taj Haye, Nigel Solomon and Nikolai Hill all had touchdown receptions with Solomon helping out on defense with two interceptions. Hammerheads head into the break at 5 and 1 while PWC sip to 0 and 6.
PWC who were dominated in every aspect of the game were led by Chris Moser’s four tackles on defense. Phillip Smith chipped in with three tackles as well. The offensive story for PWC continues to be a woeful one. Jeffery Stower and Justin Miller were a combined 3 of 6 passing with two interceptions.