Burger King appears to be cooking up a deep postseason run.
The fast food experts will be competing in the second and final round of the playoffs for the Burger King Coed League, put on by the Cayman Islands Flag Football Association. The squad is one of eight teams competing on May 16 at the Ed Bush field in West Bay. Burger King, the fifth seed, pulled out a dramatic 27-26 win over fourth seed WestStar in the opening round last Friday. Gary Rutty threw his side to victory, making a number of strong passes to the likes of Dillon Claassens.
For WestStar, led by Kevin Morales and Anton Brown, the defeat ends an impressive campaign where the TV providers showcased their potential in the sport.
Up next for Burger King is a 6 p.m. clash on Friday with Brad Conolly and No. 2 seed Higgs and Johnson. The other B Division contest pits Robbie Cribb and No. 1 seed Cayman Auto Diagnostic against rookie sensations Computers R Us, the third seed, at 7 p.m. The computer wizards are coming off a convincing 31-19 triumph over Kirk Freeport, the sixth seed. Dionne Whittaker led the newcomers from the pocket and used a variety of weapons, including Jarryd Bodden. The jewelers, even with the tireless Jerry Beck, failed to sparkle.
While Higgs and Johnson will be favorites to advance to the title game, a championship is far from a given. Cayman Auto has the experience to outsmart the lawyers, while Computers R Us might be the most athletic squad of the group.
In the top flight, third seed Wok-N-Roll needed their special sauce to dish defeat to sixth seed Pizza Hut. While quarterback Tito Solomon was on point for the victors, finding targets like Phil Brown for touchdowns, the pizza lovers were never out of it thanks to big plays from Peter Whittaker and Baron Solomon. The other match saw fourth seed Impressions Beauty Salon clip Duke’s, 20-14. Impressions had strong performances from Jonathan Carter and Paul Chin, while Duke’s fought all game behind Kristopher Brand and Andrew Frederick.
The second round fixtures pit Barrett Edri and top seed Burger Shack against Impressions at 6 p.m. Brendon Malice and Andro Elevator tackle Wok-N-Roll at 7 p.m. The unbeaten burger crew might be frontrunners to win another championship, but each of the other sides boasts a dynamic player that can shatter those dreams.