Saints claim gridiron’s top seed

Youth flag football is set for its playoffs. 

The Security Centre Ltd. 2014 Youth Flag Football League begins its postseason this weekend at the Camana Bay Sports Field. On March 29, all three divisions – senior, middle and junior – will be in action from 11 a.m. until roughly 3:30 p.m. Popeyes Saints, 3-1, top the seniors (for kids ages 14-17), UBS Eagles, 3-1, pace the middle ranks (for kids ages 10-13) and the Maples Raiders top the juniors (for kids ages 7-9). 

Popeyes are coming off a 26-20 win over the 2-2 Security Center Packers, the second seed, and a 21-20 loss to the 2-2 Dart Dolphins, the third seed. The Packers saw Will Edwards throw two touchdowns to Karim Murray and Roylin Nickolson while the Dolphins game relied on stellar play from Gannon Rutty, Javon Seymour and Jordan Rankin, who tossed a 30-yard TD pass and had the game-winning tackle.  

Al La Kebab Titans, 0-4, are the fourth seed after losses to the Dolphins and Packers. Justin Rankine and Julian Smith have been notable contributors on offense for the Titans. 

UBS are coming off resounding victories over the fourth seed SRS Steelers, 20-0, and the third seed Walkers Wolverines, 29-0. The Eagles have had multiple scores in those games from Alton Forest, Leeroy Malcolm and Izzarah Brown, with Kalie Broderick dazzling at quarterback.  

Steelers and Wolverines are both 1-3. Conyers Colts, 2-2, are the second seed after beating Walkers 18-0, thanks to three TDs from Tommy Sperandeo, and crushing SRS, 41-0, with scores from Tyrell Fisher (2 TDs), Dave Joseph, Sperandeo (3 TDs each) and extra points from Shaq Williams, Jahrion Bodden and Tre Edwards. 

Maples had a 6-6 draw with the 2-1-1 Fruta Kool Kidz, the second seed, before beating the 0-4 Burger King Gators, 12-7. Chad Hernandez and Leilani Davis have excelled for Maples of late. Burger King, the fourth seed, also had a 18-12 loss to the 2-2 Broadhurst Buccaneers, the third seed. Broadhurst ended their regular season with a 25-13 win over the Kool Kidz. 

For this weekend’s playoffs, the No. 1 seed will play No. 4 and No. 2 will play No. 3. 

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Kalie Broderick has excelled for the Eagles. – PHOTO: MATTHEW YATES

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