The Goldfield West Bay Hellcats remain undefeated in the world of flag football.
Goldfield rebounded from a 7-0 half-time deficit to escape with a hard fought 8-7 victory over Dog House Bulldogs at Ed Bush Stadium in West Bay. Dog House controlled the first half and looked like they were going to end the Hellcats undefeated streak.
But Goldfield adjusted at halftime and were able to lock down the Dog House potent offense. Frecko Ebanks rebounded from a tough first half to finish the game 13 of 17 passing with no interceptions.
Perry ‘BoyWonder’ Levy was credited with a touchdown pass and a two point convert for Goldfield. Ike Bush came on in the second half and recorded a tackle and sack.
For Dog House, quarterback Johnny Mack had a tough time in the second half and completed only four of eight passes for the game. Joe Ferruzzi caught a touchdown as the Bulldogs are in a second place tie with Hammerheads as a result of the loss.
The 8-0 Hellcats, who sit firmly atop the flag football standings, take on Maples tomorrow while 6-2 Dog House plays Caybrew.
Maples Packers took it to Burger King in the day’s second game for an emphatic 20-6 victory. Kevin Solomon led the Packers with two touchdown passes, one each to Michael Wilson and Andrew Frederick.
David Taylor had a rushing TD to round out the scoring for Maples who evened their record to 4-4, good enough for a fourth place tie with Caybrew.
Richard Campbell had two interceptions for Maples while Shawn Pitterson was a force with four tackles and two sacks.
Brendon Malice stepped in to QB for Burger King and had a rough go of it completing only 3 of 11 passes with four interceptions. He also had a touchdown toss to Jonathan Carter. Malice was a star though on the defensive side with five tackles and an interception.
Stingers Giants helped their drive for the final playoff spot as they edged the PWC Ironmen 14-6. Stingers, who are tied with Burger King for the final playoff spot, were led by new starting QB Dan Hiryok who replaces former starter Chris Lebeau.
Hiryok was 16 of 23 passing with two touchdown tosses. Steve ‘Chappy’ Chapman and Jonathan Jorge each caught a touchdown for the 2-6 Giants. Chip Whitney and Darrell Porter led the Stingers defense with three tackles and a sack each.
For winless PWC, Jeffrey Stower returned to the helm and had a solid day going 11 of 17 passing with a touchdown toss to Jordan Belfoure. Barry Hunte had five receptions.
Stingers and Burger King play tomorrow in a very important game with heavy playoff implications. A win for either team will give three victories on the season and the possibility of locking up the final playoff spot while edging closer to a dubious shot at nabbing fourth place.
In the day’s final game Hammerheads took advantage of a CayBrew miscue to eke out a 9-7 victory. Caybrew had a snap from centre sail over Luigi Moxam’s head which resulted in a safety and the decisive two points.
Donnie House was 7 of 13 passing for the Pirates though he looked shaky in the pocket at times. He had an interception as well as a touchdown toss to Nigel Solomon. Solomon had an interception for the defense as did Nikolai Hill and Neville Morgan.
CayBrew QB Luigi Moxam continues to struggle as he was only 7 of 15 with three interceptions. He did complete a touchdown pass to Jeff Wight but never looked comfortable at the helm.
Brad Connolly led the Farm Soldiers on defense recording two tackles and an interception.
The defending champs dropped to 4-4, tied with Maples for fourth and have slipped further into mediocrity. Meanwhile the Hammerheads improved their position as a legitimate title contender with a 6-2 record and play winless PWC next.