With one week left in the men’s division of the Cayman Islands Flag Football Association the playoff teams have been decided and if all goes according to script the pairings are set as well.
All matches are at the Ed Bush field in West Bay and the major sponsor is Zulu’s Red Bull.
Caybrew Farm Soldiers prepared for the playoffs by way of a 39-0 shutout of Stingers. Caybrew dominated Stingers and used a complete team effort to improve to 5 and 6 on the year.
Oliver ‘Darkstar’ Parker showed flashes of brilliance running the ball Saturday and had three rushing touchdowns to lead the Farm Soldiers.
Badir Awe had an interception for Caybrew and also caught a Luigi Moxam pass for a score. Jeff Wight also ran back an interception for a touchdown to round out the scoring.
Caybrew take on Goldfield West Bay Hellcats in their last regular season game tomorrow.
For Stingers, who were without QB Dan Hiryok due to injury, Darrell Porter led the way with three tackles on defense and four pass receptions.
Steve ‘Chappy’ Chapman stepped in at QB and did a respectable job against the much more athletic Farm Soldiers. Stingers fall to 2 and 9 and finish off the season against Maples tomorrow.
In the feature game of the day Dog House Bulldogs escaped with a 13-12 win over Hammerheads Pirates. The win secured a first round bye in the playoffs for Dog House.
The game started slowly as both teams struggled to move the ball. Dog House were led by QB Johnny Mack who was 11 of 18 passing with two touchdown passes.
Jon Pump and Joe Ferruzzi each had touchdown catches for the Bulldogs who improve to 9 and 2 on the year. Dog House finish the regular season against PWC tomorrow.
Hammerheads played Dog House tough and had a chance to tie the game late but a convert attempt was unsuccessful. Neil Clements started at QB in place of Donny House and struggled going 5 of 13 passing with a touchdown pass and two interceptions.
Nikolai Hill caught the lone touchdown pass and rushed for the other score. Hammerheads are 8 and 3 on the year and play Burger King in what may be a first round playoff preview.
Maples Packers on their way to the best regular season record in team history beat up on winless PWC 32-6.
Adam Regnier started at QB for Maples and had a strong game going 13 of 23 passing with two touchdown passes.
Kevin Solomon rushed for two touchdowns and Michael Wilson and Andrew Fredrick each had a touchdown catch.
Wilson also ran back an interception for a score as well. Maples are now 6 and 5 on the year and play Stingers tomorrow.
PWC still winless on the year played hard throughout and finally broke the shutout late in the game. Jeffrey Stower rushed for the lone PWC score and finished the day 9 of 12 passing.
Chris Moser led the PWC defense with two sacks and five tackles while veteran Kyle Broadhurst chipped in with two tackles. PWC will be looking to end their winless skid against Dog House in their season finale tomorrow.
The final game of the day saw the first placed Hellcats drop the Burger King Panthers 12-7. With the win, Goldfield clinched first place in the regular season.
Frecko Ebanks tossed two touchdown passes to lead the Hellcats. Perry ‘BoyWonder’ Levy and Clay Coleman each had a touchdown catch for Goldfield and Coleman had an interception on the defensive side of the ball.
Burger King welcomed back QB Patrick Mullinix and he and Brendon Malice shared quarterbacking duties. Between them they were 5 of 10 passing with three interceptions. The offense did however move the ball on the ground very effectively. Jonathan Carter who is one of the best running backs in the league scored the lone Burger King touchdown with an electrifying run.
Carter also chipped in with three tackles. Goldfield play Caybrew in their season finale tomorrow while Burger King take on Hammerheads.