Burger Shack wins 6th championship

Yohann Regnard on the attack for the RHSW Cayman National XV. - Photo: Caroline Deegan Photography

Burger Shack continued their reign after going undefeated for a third consecutive season and securing their sixth championship.

The squad more commonly known as “Child Please” recently nabbed the crown in the top division of the 2016 Burger King Coed League, organized by the Cayman Islands Flag Football Association.

Burger Shack ended their campaign with a 24-7 victory over their perennial nemesis Di-Kit-Chin led by Brendon and Lisa Malice.

Perry Levy, league coordinator and captain of Burger Shack, says the team is simply special.

“We played with three different quarterbacks this year and still managed to find a way to win every game. This is why we decided to bear shirts that reflected ‘We will never lose’ during our playoff run,” he said.

Behind veteran quarterback Kevin Solomon, Burger Shack played with a controlled offense and disciplined defense.

In the semifinals, the squad defeated Duke’s Crab shack while Di-Kit-Chin knocked off Oliver Parker and his Dab on Em team.

“The other A league teams made 2016 a truly challenging year for us and they should be commended, but I am most proud of the Burger Shack players who each stepped up at various times to make another perfect season possible” Solomon said.

Trailing early in first half 7-0, Burger Shack ran off three unanswered scores, capped off by a Solomon and Cassandra Bodden touchdown connection. Levy and Solomon hooked up for the other two touchdowns and Sophy Broad and Chris Bennett rounded out the scoring with a 2 point conversion and a sack safety in consecutive plays.

Yohann Regnard on the attack for the RHSW Cayman National XV. - Photo: Caroline Deegan Photography
Yohann Regnard on the attack for the RHSW Cayman National XV. – Photo: Caroline Deegan Photography

B division

Kirk Freeport emerged as winners of the B division. They beat Shawn Pitterson’s Maples squad in the finals in what was a highly competitive bout. Jamie Stephens, Jon Pump and Jerry Beck led the charge for Kirk Freeport, defeating Bobeth O’Garro’s Seleucids squad in the semis. Maples got past Chris Gourzong and Bogle Insurance in the semis behind the brilliant play of Deandre Simpson.

“This team just knew how to win,” said Beck. “Our last six match-ups have all gone down to the final play, and since the loss to Bogle at the start of this run, every game someone has stepped up and made a huge play for us to get the W.

“It has been the most nail-biting sporting tournament I’ve ever taken part in. We’ll be celebrating this one for a while and look forward to defending our title next year.”

League sponsor Gary Rutty of Burger King is pleased with the league.

“I would like to congratulate Burger Shack and Kirk Freeport once again,” Rutty said. “Most importantly, I want to thank all of the volunteers who came out to make this a successful and well-organized league. Burger King is honored to be a sponsor and we look forward to next year.”

The sport now turns its focus to the adult summer premier league, which gets going in late June.