Big two upset as league ends

A day of must win scenarios
resulted in two upsets as the Caybrew Men’s Division of the Cayman Island’s
Flag Football Association finished our their regular season Saturday at Ed Bush
Stadium in West Bay. Burger King and Maples pulled off wins and sent the
playoff pairings to tiebreakers. Dog House Bulldogs, Burger King and Maples all
finished with identical records and after having to go to points differential
as the deciding factor Dog House and Burger King secured the third and fourth
spots respectively leaving Maples looking to next year.

Burger King played tough and beat
the regular season champs Calabash Soldiers 13-6 in the curtain raiser. Neil
Clements and Ryan Smith rushed for touchdowns and the Burger King defence
played big all day as the Panthers shut down Calabash’s offense. Clements
completed 10 of 20 passes with two interceptions for Burger King. On the
defensive side Jon Carter had two sacks to lead the way and Paul Chin chipped
in with two tackles and a sack. Burger King finished the year 6 and 6 and get
to take on Calabash again in the semi-finals in two weeks.

For Calabash who had already
clinched a playoff berth, Luigi Moxam returned to the helm and had a
respectable showing going 6 of 13 passing with a touchdown toss. Sean Moyle had
the lone touchdown reception for Calabash. Will Peguero kept things close for
the Calabash defence as he recorded nine tackles and had an interception. Moyle
had the other Calabash takeaway. Calabash finished as the regular season
champions but had a lot of mental errors in this game and literally threw the
victory away. They will have to bring their A game come playoff time.

Dog House secured their third pace
finish with a 19-0 shutout of PWC. Johnny Mack returned to lead his team to a
much needed victory. Mack was 6 of 10 passing with two touchdown passes and a
rushing touchdown. Chris ‘Babyface’ Smith and Dave Velez had the two touchdown
receptions for Dog House. Chip Whitney led the Bulldogs defence with two tackles
and two sacks while Kevin Zimmer chipped in with two tackles and sack. Dog
House get Spin FM Hellcats in the other semi-final.

For PWC who ended the year 0 and 12
it was another tough afternoon especially on the offensive side. PWC, who have
not scored in the last nine games were led by Antonio Hanna who was six of nine
passing with an interception and also helped out on the defensive side of the
ball with three tackles and a sack. Ben McLaughlin had four receptions for the
offense while Kyle Broadhurst had three tackles and a sack as well for the
defence.

In the final game, Maples Packers
knew exactly what they had to do in order to gain the final playoff spot. It
was a tall task as they needed to win by 51 points to clinch fourth spot. They
got the win but by a much smaller margin as they edged Spin Hellcats 14-12. The
game was tied 12-12 late in the second half and the winning margin came as a
result of a fumbled snap by Spin in their own end zone. Maples were awarded a
safety and they held on for the win. Richard Campbell got the ball rolling
early for Maples as he hooked up with Andrew Frederick on a 62 yard pass for
the early lead. Unfortunately the Spin defence held Maples in check the rest of
the way not allowing them to score the points they needed. Campbell finished 9
of 17 passing on the day with two touchdown passes and an interception. Kevin
Maxwell had the other scoring catch for Maples.

For Spin 94.9, it was an afternoon
to forget and they will have to pick it up in the playoffs to repeat as league
champions. Frecko Ebanks was 6 of 13 passing with two touchdowns and an
interception. Clay Coleman and Nikolai Hill had the touchdown receptions for
Spin. Coleman also had two tackles and an interception for his defence. Spin
finish the year 9 and 3 and had a shot at a first place finish with a win.

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