Lewis aiming to repeat dominance

Antoinette Lewis is the best quarterback in women’s flag football.

She officially earned that title last year and is doing well to cement that claim this season. Heading into week five of the Dart Women’s League, put on by the Grand Cayman Flag Football Association, Lewis has the top QB rating.

Prior to last Saturday’s match against the Zulu Warriors, Lewis had completed 25 of 39 passes with five touchdowns and an interception for the Burger King Wolverines. Among her favourite targets is current offensive player of the year frontrunner Benieca Thompson, who has six receptions for two TDs and three extra-points.

Lewis is a big reason why the Wolverines are at the top of the standings. The squad went through the first three weeks of the season unbeaten, with their last win being a 30-0 thrashing of the Maples Bliss at the Camana Bay Sports Field. Lewis completed 23 of 28 passes, including three TDs and one pick. Thompson had all six of her catches in the game. Alex Terry had three catches and a TD. Jahzenia Thomas and Joni Wood also had TD catches. Jessica Ebanks and Carrie Barnett had extra points.

On defence, the Wolverines were led by Shinette Rhoden and Thomas, with three tackles each. Ebanks had two picks and Barnett had one. All stifled a Maples team who barely made it past the 40-yard line. Filling in the role of quarterback for Eleanor Berry was Loletta Hanna, who went 5-18 with three picks.

The Bliss brightspot were Malaqui Awe (four catches), Somali Small (one catch, five tackles, one pick), Annique Holness (five tackles, one sack). Sheyla Torres (two tackles, two sacks) and Kamala Murugesu (one sack).

Burger King have been tailed by fellow unbeatens the Androgroup Killa-Panthers. Androgroup crushed the Subway Stingers 19-0 as QB Christina Hefner went 23 for 30 pass with three TDs. Cassandra Bodden had seven catches, two for TDs. Lisa Malice also ahd a TD catch while Heather Roffey had seven catches. Defensively the Killa-Panthers were led by Heather Roffey (four tackles), sister Gillian Roffey (three tackles), Stephanie Watler (two sacks, two tackles).

Subway featured QB Christina Pineda (13 for 29 in passes), Keisha Anglin (seven catches, six tackles), Latoya Cover (three catches, eight tackles), Timisha Edwards and Dionne Anglin (five tackles each) and Nikki Ebanks (two sacks).

The Hammerheads Lady Sharks, the 2011 champions, remain in the hunt at 2-1 after crushing the Lone Star Jager Monsters 20-6 last Saturday. Hong Nguyen dazzled as QB, going 13 for 23 passes with two TDs and two picks. Scimone Campbell had five catches, two for TDs, plus three tackles and a pick. Lilia Conolly had eight tackles and an interception that led to a defensive touchdown. Judy Rivers had a pick and two tackles.

Lone Star’s bright spots were Tricia Miller (11 for 25 passing, one TD), Erica Bosch (three catches, one TD, three tackles), Renee Thompson (three catches, five tackles, one pick), Monique Roberts (two catches, one sack), Nickey Martinich (four tackles, one pick).

Zulu are next in the standings after beating the Hot 104.1 Cheetahs 14-0. Warriors QB Jessica Pawlik was six for 19, with two TDs and four picks while Dionne Whittaker was three of four with a TD plus three tackles. Shamar Ennis had two TD catches, Pawlik had three catches, Adrianna Christian had four sacks, Shari Seymour had four tackles and Hortencia Jackson had a pick.

For the Cheetahs, Kimberley Rivers went nine for 21, Jessica Richards had three catches and Sophia Dilbert and Jamesette Anglin each with two receptions. Diandra Bodden and Amanda Nelson had a sack each with interceptions coming from Jennifer Cotarelo, Tonia Ebanks-McLaughlin and two from Jamesette Anglin.

Week five starts this Friday, 29 June, at Camana Bay as Maples battle Zulu at 8pm. On Saturday, 30 June, Subway faces Lone Star at 10am with Cheetahs battling Burger King and Hammerheads battling Androgroup at 11am.