Coed flag football league back in action

The Burger King Coed Flag Football League kicked off Friday with familiar squads on site, such as Kirk Freeport, Cayman Auto Diagnostics, Mourant Ozannes and five-time A division defending champs Burger Shack.

There were also a few upstart teams, like Intertrust and Rubis, whose play turned the heads of members and fans alike.

In early action, the Oliver Parker-constructed team Dab on ‘Em knocked off the reigning two-time defending B League champs On the Rock Stars, who were moved up to the A division after a memorable reign.

Roy Campbell and Clay Coleman of Dab on ‘Em proved to be an unstoppable tandem throughout the game, hooking up for scores a few times.

Brad Conolly and Tonia Ebanks of the Rock Stars did not seem discouraged by their performance and will look to bounce back next week against Di-Kit-Chin.

The following game saw Burger Shack continue their winning ways with a 32-0 beating of Island Heritage. This was predominately behind strong performances by veteran quarterback Barrett Edri, pass rushing sensation Chris Bennett and their acclaimed offseason acquisition Shenel Gall.

For the shorthanded Island Heritage, Baron Solomon was the lone bright spot with a few big runs but, unfortunately, none resulted in a score. He will need more support from the likes of Dionne Whittaker and Ernesto Ebanks in Week 2 if the team wants to avoid a 0-2 record.

On the opposite field, quarterback Gary Rutty and receiver Ryan Smith of Burger King carved up a female-driven Dominators team, with familiar players like Nekita Saintvil, Shinette Rhoden and Renee Thompson, on their way to a 26-7 win.

Next week, Dominators face off against Adrean Russell and Cayman National Bank.

The game of the night featured a dogfight between Kirk Freeport and Cayman First that ultimately came down to the heady play of Kirk Freeport quarterback Jamie Stephens and the return of journeyman receiver Lance Worth.

The two took advantage of the overly aggressive play by the defensive backs of the insurance specialist with a variation of “double moves” that allowed them to get separation for relatively easy touchdowns. Cayman First, with standout players like Jessica Ebanks and Larue Nixon, led a late resurgence but simply ran out of time to pull off a comeback.

To round out last week’s action, Robbie Cribb and Cayman Auto Diagnostics knocked off Nino Dilbert and Walkers 19-12; Rubis Energy led by Keisha Solomon shut out the Seleucids 6-0; Bogle Insurance knocked off Maples 35-19 behind the prowess of Chris Gourzong; and Dwayne Lee threw a couple of touchdowns to Benjamin Cupid to propel Intertrust over Mourant Ozannes 19-13.

Games continue Friday at the Ed Bush Stadium from 6-10 p.m.