Pirates come out strong

Flag football in Cayman is already at its mid-point.

The annual summer league began in June and is already at week seven of its 12 week season.

The men’s teams saw little movement among the four most established squads in the Goldfield Hellcats out of West Bay, the Hammerhead Pirates, Doghouse Bulldogs and Caybrew Farm Soldiers.

For starters the West Bayers are undefeated. To think Perry ‘Boywonder’ Levy and Jacob ‘Frecko’ Ebanks would hook-up for many touchdowns and win the majority of their games is smart logic.

However seeing them roll past their opponents with a stout running game lead by Chester Hurlstone and Clay Coleman and an active defense lead by multi-time defensive player of the year Phil Brown is nothing short of mind-blowing.

Another formidable team this year has been the Pirates. They stormed out the gate to a 5-1 mark, tied for second-best with Doghouse.

The squad has all the athleticism to give anyone fits with the additions of key difference-makers in Nikolai Hill, Taj Haye and Rhys Ebanks.

What has been especially impressive, and scary for opponents, is the robust offense. Thanks to the likes of Neil Clements at QB and Nigel Solomon at receiver the squad has put up 844 points (second-best in the league).

On the women’s side of things another undefeated team is on the horizon. This year the team with the bull’s-eye on its back is not the Walkers Wonders.

Instead it’s the newly-formed Zulu Warriors. Lead by Ali Amos (who rose to prominence last year with the Hammerheads Lady Pirates) the squad has put 149 points (second best in the division).

Walkers though have not been far off the mark. With Perry Levy coaching Jordana Clarke and Krishan Welcome the Wonders have only one loss on their record.