Brendon Malice has been playing local flag football for almost five years now and last Saturday he had the game of his career.
Stepping in at QB for Patrick Mullinix, Malice was outstanding in leading his Burger King team to a resounding defeat of Stingers.
Malice completed 7 of 9 passes for two touchdown passes. He also rushed for a touchdown and had two tackles and two interceptions on the defensive side.
The 25-0 score was very indicative of the play as Burger King kept Stingers off balance all afternoon. Chris Allen and Ryan Smith each had touchdown catches and Smith ran back an interception for a touchdown as Burger King improved to 3-6 and stayed just ahead of Stingers in the fight for the sixth and last playoff spot.
For Stingers QB Dan Hiryok his day was the exact opposite to Malice. Hiryok threw five interceptions just a week after winning player of the week honors. Hiryok finished 7 of 20 in the passing department.
Benji Bodden and Chip Whitney had strong games for the Stinger’s defense and helped keep the score somewhat respectable.
Burger King are one game in front of Stingers who stand at 2-7.
In the day’s first game Goldfield West Bay Hellcats stayed undefeated by edging Maples 6-0. West Bay seemed less than motivated but their defense played very tough in keeping Maples off the scoreboard.
The whole defensive unit played tough and had the extra step on Maples all day. Clay Coleman had a pick for the defense and Phil Brown led the way with four tackles.
On offense Frecko Ebanks connected with Collin Anglin for the only score of the game to secure of the win. Maples were led by Kevin Solomon who played both ways in the tough loss.
Solomon was 15 of 23 passing with one interception but could not find the end zone all day. Goldfield stands alone atop the standings at 9-0 and takes on Hammerheads tomorrow in the game of the day. Maples drop to 4-5 and take on Cay Brew.
Hammerheads tuned up for their meeting with Goldfield by whitewashing PWC 19-0. Donnie House led Hammerheads going 10 of 17 with two touchdown passes and one interception.
Selkirk Watler and Rhys Ebanks each had touchdown catches for Hammerheads and Nikolai Hill rushed for the other score. Damian Barboran had two sacks and two tackles for Hammerheads.
Justin Miller was back at the helm for PWC and had a tough day going seven of nine passing with an interception but the Hammerheads defense kept shutting down PWC at every turn.
Peter Small had a good day for PWC with three receptions and two tackles for PWC. Hammerheads are 7-2 on the year and have a big game tomorrow against Goldfield while winless 0-9 PWC take on Burger King.
In the last game of the day Dog House edged the hard luck Caybrew Farm Soldiers 14-8 in the day’s most entertaining game.
Sean Moyle had a banner day for Dog House catching two touchdown passes and picking off an interception on the defensive side. Johnny Mack was 16 of 25 passing with two TD passes and two interceptions for Dog House.
For Caybrew the season just keeps getting tougher. Starting QB Glenn Duran Jr. suffered an ankle injury in the first half and Luigi Moxam continued to struggle as he came on in relief and went 4 of 16 in the passing department.
He rushed for Caybrew’s lone score but also had an interception and slipped in the end zone to give Dog House a safety.
Jeff Wight and Brad Connolly continue to star for the Caybrew defense as they kept their team close. Dog House are 7-2 and take on Stingers next week while Caybrew slip to 4-5 and play Maples in what is expected to be an entertaining game for fourth place.