Raiders blank Buccaneers as top seeds flag title run

New champions will be crowned in local flag football.

The Security Centre 2013 Youth Flag Football League is staging its finals this Saturday, 4 May. The Camana Bay Sports Field will host seven matches from 11.15am.

The junior division is up first, pitting the Maples Raiders against the second-ranked Burger King Gators. Maples took an early lead on fourth-seeded Broadhurst Buccaneers last Saturday and never looked back. The Buccaneers fought hard, drove the field on several occasions but could not convert, losing 19-0.

Burger King beat third seed Fruta Kool Kidz, 13-0. The Gators coach summed the match as follows: Jomo ran in a 20-yard touchdown on the first offensive play from scrimmage and Nathan Morgan scored on a 5-yard run for the extra point to put Gators up 7-0.

Andre Edwards scored the second TD on a 4-yard run to give Gators a 13-0 lead. Defence was key for the Gators, as pretty much every player on the team either had a tackle.

The Bucs and Kidz will play to determine the third- and fourth-place finishers.

In the middle division, the No. 1 seed Dart Cayman Islands Dolphins face the third seed Walkers Wolverines at noon. The Dolphins beat sixth-seeded Security Centre Patriots, 39-24, in an entertaining game where the Pats traded scores with their opponents.

Walkers clipped the fourth seed Strategic Risk Solutions Steelers, 26-19.

The Steelers came out strong, scoring twice. The first score was a solo effort from Kai Robinson Allard, who ran through the entire Wolverines defence. The second drive was an aerial attack by Shawn-Michael Scott, with passes to Kenneth Glidden and Adrian Powery to score the TD and extra point.

Walkers answered back with a quick score shortly before the end of the first half. In the second half, the Wolverines took control by scoring three TDs. The Steelers had a score of their own, but were unable to tie the game in the waning moments.

In last Saturday’s final game, the second seed Conyers Colts took on fifth-seeded Al La Kebab Titans. In an unfortunate twist of fate, the Colts were unable to field a full team. Players from other teams completed the roster and the Colts were able to narrowly defeat the Titans in the final seconds of the game.

In the senior division, the No. 1 seed Popeyes Saints battle No. 2 seed 3T Cayman Giants at 1pm. Popeyes barely beat the fourth seed Security Centre Packers. The Packers did not give an inch and the score remained tied 6-6 until the dying seconds of the game, when the Saints were able to score to seal the win.

The Giants had a close call against the third seed Cayman Islands Flag Football Association Ravens. These teams also proved to be equally matched with the score being tied at six at the end of regulation. In overtime, the Giants managed to score and grab the win.

For more information, contact league coordinator Kyle Broadhurst at [email protected]

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