A coin toss put Bins Be Clean on top

Andrew Terman
Speedy Andrew Terman works the field against Lane Burnett for his Beach House Real Estate Team Thursday night. – Monica Simpson | Sun

Team Bins Be Clean, led by captain Ray Gardner, finished the regular season of the adult co-ed flag football league at the top of the rankings with a flip of a coin. Don Purvis’ Beach House Real Estate team matched Bins Be Clean in the win-loss columns after eight games. Bins Be Clean’s forfeit against Beach House split the head-to-head match-up record, leading to a tied record for the two teams.

After an eventful night of flag football, with close games between Moss Builders versus Beach House Real Estate and Lancaster Design versus Beach Bums, The Center’s Recreation Director Will Schenerlein’s coin flip decided league’s playoff bracket to finish the season.

Bins Be Clean’s win was attributed to an amazing leaping one-handed catch by Chad Woods with two strong defenders on the long pass of Ray Gardner. Holly Belton’s own touchdown reception and extra point conversion contributed to her team’s victory.

The team’s add-on Chris Culhane, replacing injured Adam Mott, used his speed to sack and rattle CABB Cleaning’s quarterback Jason Sato. KB Belton put important reception and throwing stats on the board for Bins Be Clean. Joey Carder’s snaps under center gave Gardner added flexibility on the field, allowing him to run or pass to winning yardage.

Lexi Sato’s untimely injury took her out of the game for CABB before halftime. Her absence on the field was felt as her teammates worked hard to try to keep the game close with five men on the field.

Beach House Real Estate maintained a lead and pulled out the win against Moss Builders with touchdowns by Jesse Griffin and Andrew Terman. Extra point conversion receptions by Terman and Leah Purvis put critical points on the scoreboard, causing Moss Builders to fight for every yard in hopes of getting into the end zone.

Despite touchdowns and extra points by Moss Builders, including scoring receptions and runs after by Lane Burnett, Jacob Berger and a key reception by Emily Moss. The Ryan Moss-Jon Moss chemistry just could not make the difference for the Moss Builders team last Thursday night.

In a nail biter, Beach Bums one-point victory over Lancaster Design gave them five wins for the season. Brianna Shaughnessy’s Lancaster Design has a roster built for victory. The record does not show how competitive the team has been all season, with many close losses.

The semi-final games are set for Thursday, March 8, with Beach Bums playing Lancaster Design at 7:30 p.m. and Moss Builders challenging CABB Cleaning at 8:30 p.m.

Bins Be Clean will play the winner of the quarterfinal battle between Beach Bums and Lancaster Design. The victor of the other early round playoff game putting Moss Builders against CABB Cleaning will play Beach House Real Estate in the semi-finals on Thursday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m.

The playoffs always set the stage for surprise winners. It is any team’s championship to win.