Week seven of the Digicel Summer League started with the Ultra B’zzz taking on the Lady Saints.
The Saints managed to move the ball last Saturday at the Ed Bush Sports Centre in West Bay. But the B’zzz defence stopped each attempt during the Women’s Premier League match and pulled off a 48-0 win. Ultra players like Benicha Tyndale were left pleased with the team’s performance over the 0-7 Lady Saints.
“Our team has improved tremendously from last year and we are gelling more and more each day,” Tyndale said.
Ultra quarterback Anna Nyaundi led the way offensively with 13 out of 25 completions and eight passing touchdowns. The B’zzz, now fourth 4-3, face off against the 4-3 Androgroup Killa-Panthers, who are fifth after a two-week losing streak.
Androgroup’s latest defeat came to the Zulu Warriors, 18-8. Zulu QB Dionne Whittaker went 10-for-15 as Shenel Gall led the receiving squad with five receptions and one receiving TD, with Bianca Johnson and Jessica Ebanks each nabbing a TD. Zulu are now sixth at 4-3. Androgroup featured Alicia Dixon with six tackles on defence and Shamar Ennis had the lone score. Maples Dolphins battled back and forth with the Cayman Power Sports and Marine Hurricanes before winning 14-6. Maples QB Leslie Harvey went 7-for-10, Davanni James and Larue Nixon each recorded a sack and Jordan Cacho led the defence with three tackles. Defensively, the Hurricanes featured Omar Clarke’s two tackles and two sacks.
Maples, now 5-1-1, sit in second place in the Men’s Premier League while the Hurricanes are sixth at 1-6. Hurricanes coach Clinton Mohammed states his side is looking to bounce back against the Cox Colts.
“We need to get a W for the team, our team needs that boost,” Mohammed said.
Burger King Panthers, the only unbeaten team left in the league, continued their winning streak by beating Theon McCoy’s WestStar Saints, 33-0. The Saints struggled on offence with their QBs throwing three picks. For Burger King captain Brendon Malice, consistency is the key.
“Our team’s been playing consistent and our chemistry gets better each time we step on the field,” Malice said. “Our players take practice seriously and our good turnouts have allowed us to continue to correct mistakes that present themselves. Our team has a humble approach to each game and we respect each team in the league.”
Burger King, 7-0, remain number one in the league while the Saints, 0-7, are in eighth and last place. Up next for the Panthers is a showdown against the reigning champions, the dms West Bay Hellcats.
The Lynx are on a roll, with their latest triumph being over the Maples Thundercats, 12-0. Alex Terry stepped up at QB and threw two TDs to Jen Cotarelo. The Thundercats, now ninth at 1-1-5, struggled to move the ball but Cynthia Powell and Martina Bodden each had some great catches.
In third now are the Lynx, 5-2, just behind the second place Wolverines, 5-2, who tamed the Lady Sharks, 25-0. Wolverines QB Antoinette Lewis, despite fighting an ankle injury, threw 4 TDs and no interceptions. On the other side, Sharks QB Scimone Campbell threw two INTs to defenders Treveen Stewart and Shinette Rhoden. The Sharks are now seventh at 3-4.
The game that everyone was set to watch was the dms West Bay Hellcats and the Lone Star Mustangs. Hellcats QB Jacob ‘Frecko’ Ebanks got off to a quick start and found Clay Coleman for a TD. Mustangs had no answer as Jamie Stephen threw two interceptions. The Hellcats would win, 13-0, and place third at 5-2 with Lone Star now fourth at 5-2. The Hellcats now face the Panthers this Saturday.
The CrossFit Scorpions fought hard to beat Star Athletic Club, 13-6. Scorpions QB Jessica Pawlik went 12-for-20 as Jo Ziegler and Cassandra Bodden each posted a TD. Lennette Scott posted a TD for the Star Athletic while Brittany Ebanks and Amanda Nelson both led the defence with over five tackles. The Scorpions are currently in first at 6-1 while Star Athletic are eighth at 2-1-4.
Wrapping things up would be the Cox Colts beating the KPMG Sharks, 7-0. The Sharks are home to a few former Colts, so many were eager for the grudge match. Offensively, Colts QB Brian O’Reilly went 9-for-14 passes though he threw two picks to Jeff Wight. Offensively, the Sharks struggled more than the Colts, but still managed to keep the game close.
Congratulations to the players of the week: Women’s Offence – Antoinette Lewis (Wolverines), Women’s Defence – Tiffany Ebanks (Lady Saints), Men’s Offence – Raheem Robinson (Cox Colts) and Men’s Defence – Jeff Wight (KPMG Sharks).
Week 8 of the Digicel Summer League, put on by the Cayman Islands Flag Football Association, kicks off on Saturday, 20 July, at Ed Bush. Nine games will take place starting from 10am.