ANNA MARIA – After seven weeks of regular season adult co-ed flag football play in the summer evening heat, Luxury Services team captain Chase Richardson led his team to another victorious playoff run, winning the championship last Thursday night at The Center 40-24.
Making relatively easy work of their opponents each week, the Luxury squad characteristically put 40 points on the scoreboard in the final game of the season against the Moss Builders team for the win.
Finishing the regular season #1 and #2, Luxury Services and Moss Builders were the favorites to meet up in the season finale. Offensive errors by Moss Builders led to three defensive touchdowns by Derrick Carey for his team.
Carey is credited with one offensive TD, two flag pulls and a single one-point conversion. Teammates Tim Holly, Alonzo Lemus and Brad Lowrey each made it into the endzone for Luxury touchdowns. Holly had two in the game for 12 points.
In addition to the five throws for touchdowns, Richardson added six points to his team’s score with a rushing score of his own. Chase is also credited with three defensive stops and a QB sack on Moss Builders’ QB Ryan Moss.
Rounding out the scoring for Luxury with additional points after touchdowns were Lemus, Lowrey and Jasmine Muldoon.
Despite the loss, the Moss Builders team did not quit. Keeping the game within reach for two halves of play, team captain Moss threw four touchdown passes.
Peggy Smith was Moss’ target for two TDs, while teammates James Roadman and Greg Moss each had a touchdown nab, putting an additional 12 points on the board.
The strong defensive efforts of the Moss Builders team included three flag pulls by Smith, R. Moss and Isaiah Lambert. Moss’ Nick Cavalluzzi finished the game with four defensive stops and an interception on a Richardson pass.
G. Moss rounded out the game statistics with two flag pulls and a sack.
Luxury’s defense made the difference in the big game. Moss Builders were stopped at each point after conversion, leaving their scoring at four TDs, resulting in 24 points.
Overall, the efforts of the Moss squad just were not enough to overcome momentum-changing Luxury Services interceptions. Team Luxury Services once again won it all in the Island’s adult flag football league, ending the season as champions.