Thompson puts Wolverines on top

The Burger King Wolverines ended their regular season campaign in thrilling fashion. 

Burger King would beat the Lynx, 6-0, last Saturday at the Ed Bush Sports Centre in West Bay. The contest was part of the 2013 Digicel Summer League, put on by the Cayman Islands Flag Football Association. With the win, the Wolverines would grab the top overall seed in the Women’s Premier League. 

Jennifer Cotarelo stepped up as the Lynx quarterback for the second time. The Wolverines defense played a great game as they held the Lynx without a score, making four interceptions. Burger King came out on top with a touchdown made by Benieca Thompson within the first five minutes of the game. 

Another game with a huge impact on the playoffs was Zulu Warriors facing the CrossFit 7-Mile Scorpions. Zulu dominated CrossFit, 20-6, with a stellar showing by QB Dionne Whittaker. Renee Thompson had the game’s first touchdown for the Scorpions, but CrossFit could not score from there.  

The Lady Sharks gave Androgroup Killa-Panthers a warm time but lost 6-0. Although they played a great game, the Sharks could not stop Androgroup squeezing by as Killa-Panthers QB Christina Heffner had a starring role. 

The Ultra B’zzz ended their season with a 30-0 win against the Lady Saints. Marleena Smith led her team with a few touchdowns and interceptions against the Saints.  

The Lady Saints have improved their game and although they did not make the playoffs, next year they should be vastly more competitive. Maples Thundercats ended their season on a high note by beating Star Athletic Club, 6-0. It was a defensive battle throughout. 

In the Men’s Premier League, Maples Dolphins and Lone Star Mustangs battled it out, with the Dolphins winning 13-10. The dms West Bay Hellcats upset the Burger King Panthers, 6-0. The Hellcats played a tight and impressive defense, with West Bay stalwart Oliver Parker having the decisive score. 

KPMG Sharks completed their rookie run in the league with a 14-12 win over the Cox Colts. KPMG QB Ryne Staback was in top form for the Sharks.  

The result put both teams in the playoffs, with Cox making their second appearance in three years. For newcomers KPMG, the postseason berth is an impressive first. 

On the outside looking in for the playoffs would be the Cayman Power Sport and Marine Hurricanes and the WestStar Saints.  

The teams dueled it out in their season finale, with the Hurricanes dominating the Saints, 42-0. Donnie House had a solid performance in the pocket for the Hurricanes, while WestStar had moments of brilliance from Jon Whittaker. 

In all, six male and six female teams made the playoffs. The top two squads in each league, the Mustangs and Panthers for the men and the Wolverines and Lynx for the ladies, earned a first-round bye.  

The opening playoff matches are scheduled for this Saturday at Ed Bush. The match schedule sees the Scorpions facing the Lady Sharks at 1 p.m., the Dolphins tackling the Colts at 2 p.m., the Warriors battling the Killa-Panthers at 3:15 p.m. and the Hellcats challenging KPMG at 4:15 p.m. 


Benieca Thompson caught the winning touchdown for the Wolverines. – PHOTOS: MATTHEW YATES


Jessica Maxwell played hard for Maples all season.


Donnie House could not guide the Hurricanes to the playoffs.