Week five of the Burger King Coed Flag Football League saw Division A frontrunner Child Please! clinch an early playoff berth.
The squad, which recently gained sponsorship from Burger Shack, comfortably knocked off Queensgate, 26-6, behind some blanketing defence. Kevin Solomon led the offense with three touchdown passes.
Isatou Sey, Cassandra Bodden and Perry Levy each had TD receptions and Will Peguero Jr. cemented the outcome with a game-breaking interception for a touchdown. Terry Ballard also had a good game on defence with two sacks.
For Queensgate, Dan Hiryok took the snaps and had a modest performance. He was erratic throughout and collectively his team couldn’t sustain any drives. He hooked up with Nate Narcisse in the dying moments for their only score of the game.
In the first game of the night, Mourant Ozannes bounced back from a tough loss with a convincing victory over KPMG. For Mourant, Brad Conolly had an imposing performance on both sides of the ball with two TD passes on offence and an INT on defence. RaShaun Wright and Jonny McLaughlin were his favourite targets, each finishing up with a TD reception and an extra point.
As a defensive unit, Mourant played the passing lanes well with Tonia Ebanks-McLaughlin, Shawanna Hera and Phillip Bodden all snatching INTs. For KPMG, turnovers and their inability to score in the red zone sealed their fate.
It was a disappointing effort for a KPMG team coming off a notable win the week before. They will look to redeem themselves after the Easter break against Weststar.
On the opposite field, National Building Society continued their winning ways with a commanding victory over Duke’s, 35-14. Christina Hefner spearheaded their attack coordinating five scoring drives. She had one TD pass and one TD reception, showcasing her versatility. Brendon Malice, Jon Carter and Alicia Dixon all had TDs during the assault.
For Duke’s, Dave Velez tried admirably to offset the builders forceful attack. He managed to compose two scoring drives and made a game of it early. Unfortunately, the team faded in the second half.
In the ensuing game, the Cobras quickly killed any speculation that their mystique had been exaggerated. Coming off a humbling defeat the week before, the Cobras battered Cayman Auto, 34-13. Antoinette Lewis was the driving force behind their attack with an amazing five TD passes.
Phil Brown, Jason Wong, Rob Duty, Carrie Barnett and Caribbean’s Next Top Model contestant Treveen Stewart were the recipients of her TD passes. For Cayman Auto, Jessica Pawlik had a modest game, when compared to her other performances this season. Between her and Robbie Cribb, they completed a season-low two TDs.
Simon and Joel Rivers were their favourite targets throughout the course of the game, each finishing up with a TD.
In other action, Burger King got off the snide by quietly defeating Weststar, 12-6. The lethal husband and wife combination of Ryan and Betsy Smith was the difference. They hooked up for TDs twice to propel the victory.
For Weststar, many felt this was their best shot at notching a win this season. Timothy Coulson orchestrated their one scoring drive when he connected with David Hill. They once again have a winnable match up next week against offensively inconsistent KPMG.
The Wolverines defeated Go Flag Yourself!, 18-7, to launch themselves back into playoff contention. Jessica Ebanks commanded the huddle for the Wolverines and had a great game. She threw three TD passes divided amongst Renford Barnes and Serena Yates.
For Go Flag Yourself!, Selkirk Bodden took over QB duties for the vacationing Glenn Duran Jr. and had a quiet performance. He appeared to lack rhythm and timing with his throws, missing a number of open receivers. Neville Morgan had the lone TD for Go Flag Yourself!, who are shockingly two games below .500 with a record of 1-3.
Congratulations are in order for Brad Conolly of Mourant Ozannes and Antoinette Lewis of the Cobras, who were the men’s and women’s players of the week.