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Team SRC solid in youth indoor soccer

ANNA MARIA – Last week at The Center, the summer youth indoor soccer regular season play came to a close with both Solid Rock Construction teams solidly on top with 10-0 wins in both the age group leagues.

In the 11- to 13-year-old league, the Solid Rock team beat the Island Vacation Properties squad. Working hard on the court, team Island Vacation Properties held their own and fought hard for two halves of play.

The Coastline West team handed the Moss Builders team their fourth win with a forfeit last Monday night, leading into the playoffs.

The first round of playoffs was played this past Monday night with identical matchups. Coastline West looks to beat Moss Builders on the indoor pitch to advance to the championship game on Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 7:15 p.m.

One of the two teams faces either Solid Rock or Island Vacation Properties.

The younger ballers played last Tuesday night in The Center’s gymnasium with family and friends perched on the stage watching the hardcourt action. AMI Dolphin Tours won against Progressive Cabinetry by three goals, with a final score of 6-3.

In the last game of the regular season for the 8- to 10-year-old league, Solid Rock Construction kept the Intentional Resilient Intuitive team from getting their first win of the season, despite their hard, never quit play.

Each of the four teams matched up identically this Monday night to determine the championship game showdown. The teams are scheduled to play on Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 6:30 p.m.

Quarter-final adult flag football play concluded Thursday night with no big surprises. Top-ranked Luxury Services faced the last seed The Banks Home Lending Team, coming out on top with an easy win, 54-18.

Luxury faces Cortez Deep Sea Fishing Thursday at 8 p.m. in the first semifinal adult flag football game. The fourth-ranked Cortez Deep Sea Fishing crew won against team Salty Fishing by 27 points. Salty finished the regular season just under their quarterfinal opponents.

In the second half of the night, team Sandbar Seafood & Spirits won against an injured Solid Rock Construction squad. Quarterback Charles “Tuna” McCracken was sidelined at the end of the last regular season game with an injury that impacted him Thursday night.

McCracken’s injury added to team aches with Zach Long also sidelined during the season. Long was unable to play the quarterfinal game.

Sandbar Seafood & Spirits goes up against the second-ranked Moss Builders team in the 9 p.m. semifinal game on Thursday night under the lights of the community center gridiron.

Moss Builders won by 18 points against the second-to-last place Gulf Drive Café team. With the final score of 25-7, Moss Builders showed why the team is a top contender for the season championship winner.

The final game of the adult co-ed flag football season is slated for Thursday, Aug. 17 at 8 p.m. at The Center of Anna Maria Island to close out the summer sports season.









#3 Moss Builders (4-2-0) Winner by Forfeit

#2 Coastline West Team/Wagner Realty (3-2-1) L



#1 Solid Rock Construction (3-2-1) 10

#4 Island Vacation Properties (1-5-0) 0






#2 AMI Dolphin Tours (2-3-1) 6

#3 Progressive Cabinetry (3-3-0) 3



#1 Solid Rock Construction (6-0-0) 10

#4 Intentional Resilient Intuitive (0-5-1) 0






#1 Luxury Services 54

#8 The Banks Home Lending Team 18



#4 Cortez Deep Sea Fishing 40

#5 Salty Printing 13



#6 Sandbar Seafood & Spirits 26

#3 Solid Rock Construction 12



#2 Moss Builders 25

#7 Gulf Drive Café 7

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