Flag football: Team Burger Shack regains form

RaShaun Wright and Arleth Ebanks

Teams competed on March 17 in week four of the Cayman Islands coed flag football league at Ed Bush Stadium.

The first games of the night featured Burger Shack against Maples and Popeyes vs. Kirk Freeport.

After narrowly avoiding defeat two weeks in a row to Walkers and Bogle Insurance, Burger Shack put on an offensive show accompanied by defensive dominance. They cruised through the contest against Maples with some outstanding play by Terreh Ballard on offense and Shenell Gall on defense. Captain Perry Levy noted that he was happy to have his quarterback Kevin Solomon back in action,

“We were clicking on all cylinders, it was good to have K-Solo back. I love my QB,” said Levy. Burger Shack defeated Maples 34–6.

Popeyes vs. Kirk Freeport came down to the final play of the game, but Popeyes were able to hold off Kirk Freeport due in part to some impressive play by Jamal Dell and Shavelle McFarlane. Popeyes won, 26-20.

The second games of the night featured Cayman Auto against NCB Islanders and Walkers vs. Go Flag Yourself.

NCB Islanders and Cayman Auto fought a defensive battle that yielded few scores, but in the end NCB prevailed due to some key plays by Brett Eden and Victoria Powery. NCB won, 20– 6.

Walkers showcased some fancy plays as they confused Go Flag Yourself on a few scoring drives that left the defense trying to figure out what just happened. Go Flag Yourself seemed to catch on and settled in to offense in the second half, but it was too little too late as RaShaun Wright and Arleth Ebanks had already put the game out of reach. Walkers won, 30–6.

In the last games of the night, Burger King played Seafire and Bogle Insurance went up against Deloitte.

Seafire were short on manpower but they came out firing and exploded in the first half with a couple of scores to jump out to an early lead. But Gary Rutty and Betsy Smith righted the ship in the second half for Burger King and mounted a comeback to take the lead. In the end, Seafire fell just short of scoring on the final play of the game and Burger King escaped with the win by a score of 26– 20.

Deloitte was without their starting QB and it showed as their offense struggled to score. Bogle Insurance was doing well but had to overcome losing their starting QB to injury. After sputtering for a bit on offense, they got it together through some great plays by Rachel Van Beek and Rupert Whittaker to secure the win. Final score: Bogle Insurance, 19; Deloitte 6.

The Cayman Islands Flag Football Association acknowledged Arleth Ebanks and RaShaun Wright (of Walkers) for winning Female and Male Players of the week.

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