Cayman duo scored in showcase

The showcase American football match at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex on Saturday was a huge success. 

The Cayman Islands hosted for the first time a gridiron game featuring National Collegiate Athletic Association players, former professional players, and Caymanian athletes in front of an enthusiastic crowd.  

The score was 20-13 for the Blue team against the Whites, and two local players got on the score sheet. They were Perry Levy and Glenn Duran for the Whites. The other touchdowns were scored by Kevin Alberque and Darrell Tate for the Blues. 

A total of 25 Cayman-based players were involved in the match.  

It was organized as part of a cultural exchange to promote American football in the Caribbean. Players use these showcase games to help them land contracts with professional organizations, as well as college athletes hoping to get seen by NCAA Division I scouts.  

There was a youth football clinic before the game where local kids went on the field and learned about the sport from players and coaches. 

Moses Kirkconnell, the deputy prime minister, and Osbourne Bodden, the minister of sport, attended the match.  

George St. Lawrence, co-founder of the CDFL and Team America, was pleased with how it all went, and said he looks forward to building up the relationships created from this event.  

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Luke Zahradka, the Blues quarterback, looks to make a pass. – PHOTOS: RON SHILLINGFORD
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