Maples rally to pluck Grape Tree

In the feature game of the week, Maples stormed back from a two-score deficit in the late stages of the second half to shock Grape Tree Cafe, 22-18.

Richard Campbell led the Maples attack at Ed Bush Sports Centre in West Bay, coordinating three scoring drives. He hit Rupert Whittaker and Nicholas Roberts (twice) for touchdowns down the stretch, showing great patience and composure.

For Grape Tree Cafe, Peter Whittaker handled quarterbacking duties and made enough plays to put his team in position to win. He was efficient throughout, dissecting Maples’ defence with a number of completions and three TD passes. Unfortunately, questionable defensive back play in the waning moments cost Whittaker’s team the game and possibly a playoff berth.

Elsewhere in the Burger King Coed Flag Football League, the Wolverines knocked off Duke’s, 27-12, behind the unorthodox but effective arm of Oliver Parker. Parker was sharp, throwing three TD passes to playmakers Jen Cotarelo and Damian Barboram. Josh Parsons chipped in with his second interception for a TD of the season, propelling him up the defensive leader board.

For Duke’s, it has really been a disappointing season as the losses keep stacking up. They’ll have another opportunity to get off the snide when they face Grape Tree Cafe this week.

On the opposite field, KPMG thumped Weststar, 34–6, behind the stellar play of Jay Robinson and Andrew Edwards. Robinson had his way throwing three TD passes and Edwards was his favourite target, being the recipient of two scores. Edwards had a third TD on the ground and Jama Johnson caught their other TD. On the defensive end, Anton Brown had a pick-six to round out their scoring.

For Weststar, Tamika Byrd connected with Joe Byrd in what would be their only score of the game. They look to wrap up their season on a positive note against Cayman Auto Diagnostics this week.

In the ensuing game, Wok-n-Roll handed Mourant Ozannes their second loss of the season 14-6. Antoinette Lewis spearheaded Wok–n-Roll’s two scoring drives connecting with Carrie Bennett and handing off the other to Raj Jackson. For Mourant Ozannes, QB Brad Conolly hooked up with RaShaun Wright for their only score of the game.

Controversy surrounded the outcome as Conolly was quoted saying, “We had a number of TDs overturned due to some officiating errors that directly contributed to us losing the game.”

In the night cap, National Building Society clipped Burger Shack, 14-13, to place them atop the A Division standings. Brendon Malice led the charge for National Building Society coordinating two scoring drives. He hooked up with Christina Hefner in the first half for a TD and Hefner returned the favour connecting with Malice in the second half.

Marvin Gordon ran in the game-clinching extra point with one second remaining on the clock.

For Burger Shack, Kevin Solomon led the charge and had a modest performance. He threw two TD passes, one each to Perry Levy and Cassandra Bodden. Bodden also had a good game on defence with some gritty tackles and an INT.

Congratulations to Oliver Parker of the Wolverines and Cassandra Bodden of Burger Shack, they were the men’s and women’s players 
of the week.

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