To no one’s surprise, the rivalry kicked up a few notches in their latest meeting on Friday at the Ed Bush stadium when the outcome was decided on the final play.
Historically, these two have always offered some of the more intense games the coed league has to offer, and this matchup was certainly no different.
For Burger King, quarterback Rutty’s competitive spirit was on full display as he left his fingerprints all over the game in the 13-12 win.
However, it was his defense, led by Ryan Smith, that had to dig deep in the final moments to hold off the jewelers.
Kirk Freeport quarterback Badir Awe had a good outing overall, but it was clear that he would love to have the final play back as an opportunity for victory was there.
Second-round action saw Flag This and the Screaming Seagulls go back and forth in one of the season’s better games.
Newbie quarterback Roy Forbes led the charge for Flag This with multiple touchdowns to receivers Oliver Parker and Anya Edun.
Parker had the game-clinching touchdown, showing some nimble feet, and burst through when eluding a number of potential tacklers for the score.
Andrew Wisdom rounded out their scoring with an emphatic two-point conversion.
The Seagulls had a number of opportunities to snatch the win, but they simply couldn’t finish drives.
Kris Brand and Tricia Miller split quarterback duties to connect with Matthew Bone and Amaris Smith for their two touchdowns.
Later on, Burger Shack continued to cruise after handing the Cobras their third straight loss, 34-7. This game had a lot of pregame intrigue since both teams are well acquainted with each other. It managed to live up to its competitive billing in the first half with a 13-7 score, but Burger Shack ran away with it with four unanswered touchdowns.
Barrett Edri led the charge, throwing four touchdown passes and running for another. Will Peguero and Perry Levy were the recipients of his touchdown passes. Cassandra Bodden rounded out the scoring with an interception that she returned for a touchdown.
For the Cobras, Tito Solomon and Antoinette Lewis split the quarterback duties and both had quiet outings.
Cobras have dug themselves quite a hole and will probably need to win the remainder of their games to secure a playoff spot. Phil Brown caught their lone touchdown early in the first half.
In the final round, Walkers stunned Pepsi 19-18. Tonia Ebanks was at the helm, filling in admirably for the injured Davanni James, throwing two touchdown passes. Nino Dilbert was their best player throughout with an offensive touchdown, the game-saving interception that he returned for a touchdown, and the game-winning two-point conversion.
Dilbert was awarded player of the week honors for his efforts. For Pepsi, some would say that signs of a potential upset was brewing from week three when they also struggled against a perceived lesser opponent.
It was their offense that let them down in week three; last week it was their defense.
Statistically, Dionne Whittaker took the majority of snaps and hooked up with her favorite receiver Jordan Stubblefield a number of times for touchdowns.
In other news, team Maples have flown quietly under the radar with a 3-0 record. Their latest victory came against Logic, who they easily dismantled 26-6.
Maples coach Shawn Pitterson would suggest that the selfless attitude of the team mixed with the extraordinary play of Rupert Whittaker has propelled them.
Naysayers however would attribute their early success purely on the quality of opponents they’ve faced thus far. In any event, they stand alone atop the B division rankings and will have more than enough opportunities over the next few weeks to make believers out of everyone.
Other action saw replacement quarterback Tracey Seymour lead Cayman Auto over Jyoti Choi and Next Development 27-20.
Brad Conolly and Overtime survived a potential scare after outlasting Cayman First Insurance 20-27, and Wakeboard Cayman led by Chris LeBeau triumphed over Cayman National Corporation 35-19.