The Ultra B’zzz proved their sting was deadlier than the CrossFit 7Mile Scorpions.
Ultra took down the previously unbeaten Scorpions, 19-12, last Saturday at the Ed Bush Sports Centre in West Bay. The contest was part of the Women’s Premier League in the Cayman Islands Flag Football Association 2013 Digicel Summer League.
Marleena Smith led the B’zzz offence with four receptions and two touchdowns. Sasha Tatum guided the defence with six tackles and one interception. Anna Nyaundi and Kathy Miller took turns playing quarterback and both made their coach Frankie Brathwaite very proud, saying, “We came with intentions for one thing and we did just that, sweet victory.”
The Scorpions struggled as Keisha Solomon played QB and threw TDs to Cassandra Ebanks and Monique Roberts. Renee Thompson led the defence with three tackles and two interceptions. While the game went into overtime, the Scorpions could not manage a victory.
Jacob ‘Frecko’ Ebanks got his momentum back this season as the dms West Bay Hellcats bashed the KPMG Sharks, 27-6, in the Men’s Premier League. Ebanks went 13-for-19 with Nick Bush kicking four field goals. Nathan Narcisse led the defence with seven tackles.
KPMG struggled on offence though QB Ryne Staback went 8-for-12, Brad Connolly had four receptions and Alexander Chumbley had two catches, one of which was a TD. Anton Brown stepped up on defence with five tackles and one interception.
The two top male teams battled it out for first place in the Burger King Panthers and Maples Dolphins. With several seconds left on the clock, Maples were up by a TD with a great catch from Christopher Bennett. Burger King QB Chris Lucas engineered a comeback, throwing a deep ball that ended up in a Maples penalty and another to Taj Haye in the end zone to tie the game and force overtime.
During overtime, Nicholas Roberts scored for Maples but the Dolphins missed the extra-point kick. The Panthers responded with a Haye TD and Simon Rivers sealed the 14-13 win with the extra point.
The Wolverines made history by scoring the most points in league history, thumping the Lady Saints, 75-0. The ladies broke the previous record held by their male team, the Hellcats.
Wolverines QB Antoinette Lewis threw 8 TDs and the defence produced eight INTs, four of which were returned for scores. Sophia Foster ran back three picks for TDs and had a TD catch on offence. Lady Saints tried their best to move the ball as Tamika Byrd grabbed five receptions.
The Cox Colts would defeat the WestStar Saints as Cox QB Brian O’Reilly proved he has what it takes to lead his team with two rushing TDs. Kenny Davis led the Saints on defence with three tackles and one sack. Rolfo Whittaker went 7-for-12 as QB. WestStar have been improving every week after starting the season with mostly rookies.
The Lynx ripped the Androgroup Killa-Panthers apart, 20-0. Lynx QB Kim Rivers threw three TDs and Jennifer Cotarelo had five receptions and a TD. Christsania Parker and Rivers led the defence with four tackles and one INT apiece. Androgroup QB Christina Hefner threw two picks though Shamar Ennis and Alicia Dixon both had five catches.
Scimone Campbell and Ileann Powery made great completions at QB as the Lady Sharks crushed the Maples Thundercats, 26-6. Campbell threw three TDs and also caught two passes and a TD. On defence, Jennifer Leggatt-Hiley and Sarah Dixon both had one tackle and one INT. Martina Bodden scored Maples’ only TD and had six tackles and one pick on D. Taylor Reid and Lilia Connolly were QB for Maples.
Zulu Warriors would beat Star Athletic Club, 13-6. Zulu QB Dionne Whittaker went 11-for-22 but Sheyla Torres was the star with six tackles, two sacks and two TDs. Renee Chisholm scored the extra point.
Star Athletic QB Kelly Pope went 12-for-21 and Brittany Ebanks had five receptions. Amanda Nelson had six tackles.
One of the most intriguing games of the day saw the Lone Star Mustangs clip the Cayman Power Sports and Marine Hurricanes, 6-0. The Hurricanes held down the defence though the Mustangs still managed to find a loophole to pass the ball and score the game’s only TD.
Hurricanes QB Glenn Duran Jr. struggled, throwing two INTs, but he led the offence with three receptions. Peter Whittaker also stepped into the pocket for the Hurricanes, making four completions on five pass attempts.
Vito Welcome and Frankie Brathwaite led the Hurricanes defensively, as both guys had three tackles. Jamie Stephen of Lone Star went 6-for-8, including a TD pass to Jon Pump, who led the Mustangs offence with four receptions. Paul Reichard had a great game on defence as he had four tackles and three sacks.
The league marches into week seven this Saturday, 13 July, at Ed Bush. The women start things off at 10am as the Lady Saints face Ultra B’zzz and the day’s last match features the men as the Cox Colts battle the KPMG Sharks at 4.45pm.