The Burger King Co-ed Flag Football League had a grudge match from the outset between the Cobras and Flag This.
Early on at the Ed Bush stadium on Friday night, both teams were able to move the ball methodically down the field for touchdowns. But things changed in the second half as defense became the story.
The Cobras had a chance with seconds remaining on the clock, but Oliver “Dark Star” Parker of Flag This forced a key turnover to seal the game 21-12.
Cueme Parker threw two touchdown passes to Andrew Wisdom and Bobeth O’Garro intercepted a pass that was returned for a touchdown to round out the scoring for Flag This.
For the Cobras, Antoinette Thompson-Lewis returned to action and threw two nice touchdown passes to David Taylor.
On the opposite field, another quality game was in full swing between Papa John’s and Pepsi.
Quarterback Dionne Whittaker of Pepsi was in magnificent early season form as she connected with a plethora of receivers early and often.
Gino Brown and Jordan Stubblefield were the recipients of her touchdown passes. In the case of Papa John’s, veteran quarterback Adrean Russell had a sub-par performance. He missed some throws that resulted in turnovers and his team simply couldn’t recover.
Keisha Solomon, Mike Carey and David Hill each had touchdown receptions for the pizza specialists but that would not be enough as Pepsi won 26-18.
Wakeboard Cayman bounced back from last week’s deflating loss with a win over Walkers 21-14. Quarterback Chris LeBeau again took the snaps for the Wakeboarders and showed some resolve throwing three touchdowns.
He connected with Matt Rayner twice and once with Jesse Walker. For Walkers, there appears to be a lack of chemistry. To add to their frustration, quarterback Davanni James suffered a season-ending injury which may cripple their post-season aspirations.
Later on, Burger Shack continued their winning ways after shutting out the Screaming Seagulls 27-0.
Perry Levy set the tone early with a three touchdown performance on offense. Incumbent division MVP Chris Bennett also put on a show with a heavy pass rush that resulted in three sacks.
For the Seagulls, Richard Campbell led the charge and simply couldn’t put together a drive that resulted in points. His receivers Andrew Frederick and Matthew Bone made some plays but were not successful.
Finally, Cayman First Insurance burst on the scene with a convincing victory over Next Development 28-6.
Cayman First quarterback Demetri Chambers started shakily but found his groove in the second half when he threw two touchdowns and ran for another.
Larue Nixon was his favorite target, finishing with a couple of receptions and one TD. For Next Development, Ryan Ostendorf got them off to a fast start, snagging a defensive interception on the first play of the game. That set up their one and only score by John Ramsey. Next Development simply couldn’t put anything together thereafter, failing to convert on a number of manageable fourth down situations.
To round up the action, Kirk Freeport outlasted Logic 28-22 behind young William Edwards’s big day on offense, Shawn Pitterson and his Maples squad jumped to 2-0 for the season after a convincing victory over Burger King 31-18 and Cayman National Corporation surprised Gangsta B’zzz 13-6 behind the prowess of Lawrence Nelson.